Cumberland Park Upgrades 2022

Council is making improvements to parks across Cumberland City!

June 2023:

Construction is nearly finished on most projects, and we're excited to announce that the upgraded playspaces will open from early July 2023. However, before we remove the temporary fencing, we must complete testing and certification of the rubber softfall and play equipment to ensure safety.

Park Name Anticipated Opening 
Bennalong Park, Granville July 2023
Chisholm Park, Auburn July 2023
Fraser Park, Auburn July - August 2023
Grandin Park, Auburn  August 2023
Hassall Street Park, Westmead July 2023
Karabi Reserve, Merrylands July - August 2023
Morris Street Park, Merrylands July 2023

February 2023 update:

Designs Published

Playground designs have been finalised based on consideration of community feedback received during the engagement period.  Artist impressions of the playgrounds are available in the gallery. Please note these are impression only and subject to change.

Construction Schedule

The construction schedule for this project has now been released, subject to weather conditions. View the schedule below:

 Park Name     Construction Commences       Construction Ends (subject to weather)   

 Bennalong Park, Granville

 Early April 2023  May 2023

 Chisholm Park, Auburn

 Late April 2023

 Late May 2023

 Fraser Park, Auburn

 Mid-May 2023  Late June 2023

 Grandin Park, Auburn

 Mid-April 2023  Mid-May 2023

 Hassall Street Park, Westmead   

 Late April 2023  Late May 2023

 Karabi Reserve, Merrylands

 Mid-April 2023  Early May 2023

 Morris Street Park, Merrylands

 April 2023  May 2023


September 2022 update:

Submissions have now closed for Cumberland Parks Survey and are now being reviewed. Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback.

August 2022 consultation:

Cumberland has over 400 parks and reserves, providing a vast network of public open spaces for the community of Cumberland. Every year, Council conducts park improvement projects through various programs to meet the growing needs of our community.

Council is currently seeking feedback on the proposed designs for upgrades to these seven existing parks:

  • Bennalong Park, Granville
  • Chisholm Park, Auburn
  • Fraser Park, Auburn
  • Grandin Park, Lidcombe
  • Hassall Street Park, Westmead
  • Karabi Reserve, Merrylands
  • Morris Street Park, Merrylands



During this community consultation period, residents are encouraged to complete the survey and submit their comments on the proposed options. The consultation period runs until Friday 16 September 2022.

To Make A Submission on the Proposal:

Submissions concerning the above proposal are to be made by Friday 16 September 2022.

There are three ways you can lodge a submission:

  1. Complete an online submission below.
  2. Email it to
  3. Post it to The General Manager, Cumberland City Council, PO Box 42, Merrylands NSW 2160.

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Any questions?

If you have any questions about construction for the Cumberland Park Upgrade project, please contact:

Mark Lewry
Construction Project Officer
P: (02) 8757 9868

For any other enquires about this project, please contact:

Richard Loudon
Landscape Architect
P: (02) 8757 9000