Draft Cumberland Community Facilities Strategy 2019 – 2029

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CUMBERLAND COMMUNITY FACILITIES STRATEGY

Cumberland Council is inviting public comment on its Draft Cumberland Community Facilities Strategy 2019–2029.


About the Draft Strategy

The Draft Cumberland Community Facilities Strategy 2019-2029 provides a direction for Council’s programming, management, planning and provision of community facilities into the future.

Community facilities are buildings for the community from which programs, activities, events, services and resources are provided. Council’s community facilities considered in the Strategy include community hubs, centres, halls and spaces, libraries, arts and cultural facilities and early childhood education and care facilities.

A key focus in the development of the Strategy has been ensuring that community facilities in the Cumberland area meet the growing and changing interests, aspirations and needs of the Cumberland community. Development of the Strategy involved an assessment of existing facilities (to determine strengths, opportunities and areas for improvement), a detailed needs assessment and an extensive community engagement process to ensure the needs of the community for facilities will be realised.

The Cumberland Community Facilities Community and Stakeholder Engagement Report provides an outline of the engagement process undertaken to inform the Strategy.

Priority areas

The Strategy identifies the following five priority areas to guide Council’s decision making over the next ten years:

1. Enhancing our existing community facilities – Undertaking aesthetic enhancements, as well as improvements to the amenities, offerings, safety features, accessibility and availability to increase the quality of facilities and the benefits they provide.

2. Aligning community facility provision with existing and future community needs – Expanding existing facilities and providing new facilities and spaces to address the needs of the growing Cumberland population.

3. Creating facilities and spaces that reflect local culture and heritage – Responding to and reflecting Cumberland’s rich history and a vibrant culture in the planning and design of facilities.

4. Providing programs that reflect the community’s diverse interests and needs – Ensuring our facilities offer a diverse range of relevant, high quality programs and activities that meet the different interests and needs of the community.

5. Optimising systems and processes – Improving Council’s processes and procedures to achieve operational efficiencies, ensure consistency across our facility network and improve community/customer experience.



The Draft Plan will be on Public Exhibition from Monday 8 July – Sunday 4 August 2019.

Ways to view the Draft Strategy

To download a copy of the Draft Cumberland Community Facilities Strategy 2019 – 2029 please click on the Document Library. Also available in the Document Library is the Cumberland Community Facilities Community and Stakeholder Engagement Report.

Hard copies of the Draft Strategy are also available at the following locations:

  • Council's Service Centres (Auburn and Merrylands)
  • Council’s Libraries (Auburn, Granville, Greystanes, Guildford, Lidcombe, Merrylands, Regents Park, Wentworthville)
  • Allan G Ezzy Community Centre, Auburn Centre for Community, Berala Community Centre and Guildford Community Centre
  • Peacock Gallery


Providing your feedback on the Draft Strategy

Please provide your submission/feedback on the Draft Strategy through the survey at the bottom of the page or click here.

Submissions may be received until the closure of the public exhibition period. Feedback and comments arising from the public exhibition period will be reported back to Council.


CUMBERLAND COMMUNITY FACILITIES STRATEGY

Cumberland Council is inviting public comment on its Draft Cumberland Community Facilities Strategy 2019–2029.


About the Draft Strategy

The Draft Cumberland Community Facilities Strategy 2019-2029 provides a direction for Council’s programming, management, planning and provision of community facilities into the future.

Community facilities are buildings for the community from which programs, activities, events, services and resources are provided. Council’s community facilities considered in the Strategy include community hubs, centres, halls and spaces, libraries, arts and cultural facilities and early childhood education and care facilities.

A key focus in the development of the Strategy has been ensuring that community facilities in the Cumberland area meet the growing and changing interests, aspirations and needs of the Cumberland community. Development of the Strategy involved an assessment of existing facilities (to determine strengths, opportunities and areas for improvement), a detailed needs assessment and an extensive community engagement process to ensure the needs of the community for facilities will be realised.

The Cumberland Community Facilities Community and Stakeholder Engagement Report provides an outline of the engagement process undertaken to inform the Strategy.

Priority areas

The Strategy identifies the following five priority areas to guide Council’s decision making over the next ten years:

1. Enhancing our existing community facilities – Undertaking aesthetic enhancements, as well as improvements to the amenities, offerings, safety features, accessibility and availability to increase the quality of facilities and the benefits they provide.

2. Aligning community facility provision with existing and future community needs – Expanding existing facilities and providing new facilities and spaces to address the needs of the growing Cumberland population.

3. Creating facilities and spaces that reflect local culture and heritage – Responding to and reflecting Cumberland’s rich history and a vibrant culture in the planning and design of facilities.

4. Providing programs that reflect the community’s diverse interests and needs – Ensuring our facilities offer a diverse range of relevant, high quality programs and activities that meet the different interests and needs of the community.

5. Optimising systems and processes – Improving Council’s processes and procedures to achieve operational efficiencies, ensure consistency across our facility network and improve community/customer experience.



The Draft Plan will be on Public Exhibition from Monday 8 July – Sunday 4 August 2019.

Ways to view the Draft Strategy

To download a copy of the Draft Cumberland Community Facilities Strategy 2019 – 2029 please click on the Document Library. Also available in the Document Library is the Cumberland Community Facilities Community and Stakeholder Engagement Report.

Hard copies of the Draft Strategy are also available at the following locations:

  • Council's Service Centres (Auburn and Merrylands)
  • Council’s Libraries (Auburn, Granville, Greystanes, Guildford, Lidcombe, Merrylands, Regents Park, Wentworthville)
  • Allan G Ezzy Community Centre, Auburn Centre for Community, Berala Community Centre and Guildford Community Centre
  • Peacock Gallery


Providing your feedback on the Draft Strategy

Please provide your submission/feedback on the Draft Strategy through the survey at the bottom of the page or click here.

Submissions may be received until the closure of the public exhibition period. Feedback and comments arising from the public exhibition period will be reported back to Council.