Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2017-21 including Council's Fees and Charges 2018-19

Public exhibition period for the Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2017-21 including the 2018-19 Budget and Fees and Charges has now ended.


Community and stakeholder feedback is currently being considered. A report will be presented to a Council Meeting shortly presenting the final Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2017-21 including the 2018-19 Budget and Fees and Charges.
If you have any questions about the Plan, Budget or Fees and Charges please phone with Corey Jones, Manager Corporate Planning 8757 9000.


Have your say on our draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan for year two of our four year Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2017-2021.

This plan outlines how Cumberland Council will deliver on the expectations of the community in alignment with the Community Strategic Plan. It details the current and future plans of our 12 group service areas, including our capital work programs, and the associated budgets.

Introducing the Plan

Our Delivery Program and Operational Plan is structured into 12 Key Service Areas which includes key projects and priority areas. To find out more about the key projects for listed in the Operational Plan for 2017-18 please click on the Key Service Areas below.

  1. Community Programs and Events
  2. Roads, Stormwater and Street Cleaning
  3. Parks and Recreation
  4. Environmental Programs
  5. Household Waste and Recycling
  6. Children’s Services
  7. Strategic Planning and Development
  8. Regulatory Programs
  9. Libraries
  10. Pools
  11. Governance and Administration
  12. Community Facilities and Property

Fees and Charges

The Draft Register of Fees and Charges is a list of all chargeable services, requests, applications, approvals, licences, hire bookings and memberships. This also includes but is not limited to animal control fees, camping fees, cemeteries, child care, development applications, library, parks, saleyards, sewerage, waste and water.

Fees and charges are determined by local councils each year and contribute towards providing services and facilities for the Cumberland area.

You can download a copy of the Draft Register of Fees and Charges from the Document Library on the right hand side of the page.

Ways to view the Plan

To download a copy of the document please click on the right hand side of this page under Document Library.

Hard copies of the Draft Delivery Program 2017-21 and Operational Plan 2018-19 are available in Council's Customer Service Centers and Libraries.

If you would like a hard copy of the Draft Plan posted to you please phone 8757 9741, or email jessica.brown@cumberland.nsw.gov.au



Have your say on our draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan for year two of our four year Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2017-2021.

This plan outlines how Cumberland Council will deliver on the expectations of the community in alignment with the Community Strategic Plan. It details the current and future plans of our 12 group service areas, including our capital work programs, and the associated budgets.

Introducing the Plan

Our Delivery Program and Operational Plan is structured into 12 Key Service Areas which includes key projects and priority areas. To find out more about the key projects for listed in the Operational Plan for 2017-18 please click on the Key Service Areas below.

  1. Community Programs and Events
  2. Roads, Stormwater and Street Cleaning
  3. Parks and Recreation
  4. Environmental Programs
  5. Household Waste and Recycling
  6. Children’s Services
  7. Strategic Planning and Development
  8. Regulatory Programs
  9. Libraries
  10. Pools
  11. Governance and Administration
  12. Community Facilities and Property

Fees and Charges

The Draft Register of Fees and Charges is a list of all chargeable services, requests, applications, approvals, licences, hire bookings and memberships. This also includes but is not limited to animal control fees, camping fees, cemeteries, child care, development applications, library, parks, saleyards, sewerage, waste and water.

Fees and charges are determined by local councils each year and contribute towards providing services and facilities for the Cumberland area.

You can download a copy of the Draft Register of Fees and Charges from the Document Library on the right hand side of the page.

Ways to view the Plan

To download a copy of the document please click on the right hand side of this page under Document Library.

Hard copies of the Draft Delivery Program 2017-21 and Operational Plan 2018-19 are available in Council's Customer Service Centers and Libraries.

If you would like a hard copy of the Draft Plan posted to you please phone 8757 9741, or email jessica.brown@cumberland.nsw.gov.au


Public exhibition period for the Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2017-21 including the 2018-19 Budget and Fees and Charges has now ended.

Community and stakeholder feedback is currently being considered. A report will be presented to a Council Meeting shortly presenting the final Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2017-21 including the 2018-19 Budget and Fees and Charges.
If you have any questions about the Plan, Budget or Fees and Charges please phone with Corey Jones, Manager Corporate Planning 8757 9000.
  • Community programs and events

    over 1 year ago
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    Council’s community programs and events promote social inclusion, increase social wellbeing and foster connection between the people and places of Cumberland. The community is an active stakeholder in planning and implementing this schedule, ensuring their needs and priorities are addressed. Other programs strengthen the capacity of local community leaders and create opportunities for residents to volunteer. Council provides a wide range of cultural, social and community focused projects and programs aimed at access, inclusion and harmony. This service area helps increase the liveability and sense of community in Cumberland.

    Key Projects 2018-19

    Council’s community programs and events promote social inclusion, increase social wellbeing and foster connection between the people and places of Cumberland. The community is an active stakeholder in planning and implementing this schedule, ensuring their needs and priorities are addressed. Other programs strengthen the capacity of local community leaders and create opportunities for residents to volunteer. Council provides a wide range of cultural, social and community focused projects and programs aimed at access, inclusion and harmony. This service area helps increase the liveability and sense of community in Cumberland.

    Key Projects 2018-19

    • Develop Culture and Activation Strategy
    • Deliver the CCTV in Public Spaces Program expansion project
    • Develop and implement the Cumberland Reconciliation Action Plan including the appointment of a dedicated Aboriginal Community Development Officer
    • Prepare a business engagement program to support local businesses in town centres
    Priority Areas
    • Community advocacy
    • Ensuring Cumberland is a liveable place
    • Services that support young families
    • Community events that promote inclusivity
    • Building a positive community identity and sense of community
    • Ensuring young people are engaged
    • Community safety and crime prevention
    • Economic Development
    • Development of more local business and jobs



  • Roads, stormwater and street cleaning

    over 1 year ago
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    Council is determined to maintain its infrastructure to the highest standards and in a sustainable and strategic way. Council maintains the local roads of Cumberland through a program of capital works and precinct audits and by responding to the individual requests of residents. Council also manages an extensive system of stormwater drains, while carrying out scheduled street cleansing services to ensure public places are clean and attractive.

    Key Projects 2018-19

    • Design and acquisition for Merrylands Ring Road
    • Develop Pedestrian Access Management Plan
    • Develop Council's Public Place Cleansing Strategy

    Capital Works 2018-19

    Council is determined to maintain its infrastructure to the highest standards and in a sustainable and strategic way. Council maintains the local roads of Cumberland through a program of capital works and precinct audits and by responding to the individual requests of residents. Council also manages an extensive system of stormwater drains, while carrying out scheduled street cleansing services to ensure public places are clean and attractive.

    Key Projects 2018-19

    • Design and acquisition for Merrylands Ring Road
    • Develop Pedestrian Access Management Plan
    • Develop Council's Public Place Cleansing Strategy

    Capital Works 2018-19

    • Footpaths and cycleways $5,363,000
    • Roads, traffic and stormwater $23,512,000

    Priority Areas

    • Increasing the community pride in our public places
    • Increasing community satisfaction with the appearance of local areas
    • Managing satisfaction with car parking, traffic and road safety, local roads, footpaths, stormwater management and maintenance and cleaning of town centres
    • Ensuring Cumberland is a liveable place


  • Parks and recreation

    over 1 year ago
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    Council is determined that the natural beauty of Cumberland’s parks and green spaces are accessible to all. Council manages an extensive network of parks and recreational reserves where residents can play, socialise and connect with others. Council is responsible for designing and planning local open spaces, sports grounds and play spaces. Council also maintains local parks gardens, sportsground, golf courses, play spaces, hard courts, bush reserves, corridors and streetscapes that make up the approximately 800ha of green space in Cumberland.

    Key Projects 2018-19

    • Complete Granville Park Pavilion and playing surface renewal works
    • Commence a Parks Plan of Management...

    Council is determined that the natural beauty of Cumberland’s parks and green spaces are accessible to all. Council manages an extensive network of parks and recreational reserves where residents can play, socialise and connect with others. Council is responsible for designing and planning local open spaces, sports grounds and play spaces. Council also maintains local parks gardens, sportsground, golf courses, play spaces, hard courts, bush reserves, corridors and streetscapes that make up the approximately 800ha of green space in Cumberland.

    Key Projects 2018-19

    • Complete Granville Park Pavilion and playing surface renewal works
    • Commence a Parks Plan of Management Review Program
    • Develop a Cumberland Synthetic Surfaces Plan
    • Delivery a range of asset and capital projects for parks & sportsgrounds, inclusive of shade structures, seating, picnic settings, fencing, lighting, cricket wickets and hard courts
    • Improve customer satisfaction in open space provision and presentation
    • Provide support and partner with external agencies to enhance local waterways and riparian corridors
    • Deliver a Play Space Infrastructure Plan

    Capital Works 2018-19

    • Parks and Recreational $9,805,000
    • Community Facilities $12,078,000

    Key Priority Areas

    • Improving community satisfaction with local parks and playgrounds, appearance of the local areas and availability and maintenance of sporting ovals, grounds and facilities
    • Ensuring Cumberland is a liveable place
    • Environmental sustainability
    • Making Cumberland a greener community
    • Increasing green and recreation space in Cumberland


  • Environmental programs

    over 1 year ago
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    Council is committed to keeping Cumberland clean and green. Council provides a wide range of community focussed waste education and environmental initiatives to help residents live sustainably. Council has also partnered with external agencies to look after and improve local waterways; works with schools to engage children and families and is developing a management plan for vegetation across Cumberland.

    Key Projects 2018-19

    • Develop and implement Environmental Management Framework
    • Provide support and partner with external agencies to enhance local waterways and riparian corridors
    • Deliver initiatives to build awareness, skills and capacity through children and families to promote and...

    Council is committed to keeping Cumberland clean and green. Council provides a wide range of community focussed waste education and environmental initiatives to help residents live sustainably. Council has also partnered with external agencies to look after and improve local waterways; works with schools to engage children and families and is developing a management plan for vegetation across Cumberland.

    Key Projects 2018-19

    • Develop and implement Environmental Management Framework
    • Provide support and partner with external agencies to enhance local waterways and riparian corridors
    • Deliver initiatives to build awareness, skills and capacity through children and families to promote and enhance sustainable environments
    • Develop and implement a Vegetation Management Plan
    • Develop an Asbestos Management Plan
    Priority Areas
    • Increasing community satisfaction with environmental education programs, tree management and protection of the natural environment
    • Environmental sustainability
    • Protection of green and recreational space in Cumberland
    • Making Cumberland a greener place
    • Ensuring Cumberland is a liveable place
    • Ensuring Council is a sustainable organisation



  • Household waste and recycling

    over 1 year ago
    Household waste and recycling

    Council is determined to provide efficient and value for money waste collection services. Council ensures scheduled garbage, recycling and organics bin collection to all residents. This includes a regular clean up service for bulky green waste, metal goods, problem and electronic waste. Council also collects illegally dumped rubbish to keep kerbsides and public spaces tidy.

    Key Projects 2018-19

    • Develop and Implement Council’s Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy

    Priority Areas

    • Improving community satisfaction with illegally dumped rubbish, household garbage collection, maintenance and cleaning of town centres, graffiti removal and recycling
    • Building a positive community identity


    Council is determined to provide efficient and value for money waste collection services. Council ensures scheduled garbage, recycling and organics bin collection to all residents. This includes a regular clean up service for bulky green waste, metal goods, problem and electronic waste. Council also collects illegally dumped rubbish to keep kerbsides and public spaces tidy.

    Key Projects 2018-19

    • Develop and Implement Council’s Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy

    Priority Areas

    • Improving community satisfaction with illegally dumped rubbish, household garbage collection, maintenance and cleaning of town centres, graffiti removal and recycling
    • Building a positive community identity


  • Children's services

    over 1 year ago
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    Council is determined to meet the needs of its younger residents and families. Council manages 17 education and care centres that offer exceeding services while providing flexible arrangements for parents. Council’s children’s services include the direct provision of services and programs that meet the needs of the child, their families and the community. This includes long day preschools, before and after school programs, school holiday programs, occasional care and family day care services. These services support families to return to the workforce, provide employment opportunities and assist children to develop social skills, early literacy/numeracy and to be prepared to transition...

    Council is determined to meet the needs of its younger residents and families. Council manages 17 education and care centres that offer exceeding services while providing flexible arrangements for parents. Council’s children’s services include the direct provision of services and programs that meet the needs of the child, their families and the community. This includes long day preschools, before and after school programs, school holiday programs, occasional care and family day care services. These services support families to return to the workforce, provide employment opportunities and assist children to develop social skills, early literacy/numeracy and to be prepared to transition to school.

    Key Projects 2018-19

    • Develop and deliver a Professional Development Program that targets specific areas of education and care
    • Deliver initiatives that promote and enhance sustainable environments
    • Promote the importance of early education and provide a pathway into preschool programs
    • Provide inclusive programs and activities that support the educational engagement of children
    Capital Works 2018-19
    • Demountable BLD –OOSH $886,000
    • Childcare BLD S94 $1,050,000

    Priority Areas

    • Maintaining high satisfaction with Council’s childcare services and programs
    • Services that support young families
    • Accessibility to facilities and services
    • Customer centric service delivery
    • Building Cumberland to be community where people belong
    • Creating a sense of community for Cumberland


  • Strategic planning and development

    over 1 year ago
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    Council is determined that all planning and developments are well coordinated and benefit the entire community. Council provides strategic planning and development services to ensure land is used in the best way for the community and complies with Council’s best practice planning policies. This service also includes coordinating new developments with infrastructure and economic growth such as innovative land uses, transport, green spaces and community facilities.

    Key Projects 2018-19

    • Develop Granville Town Centre Planning Strategy
    • Implement the Auburn and Lidcombe Town Centre reviews into plans
    • Implement the Cumberland Employment and Innovation Lands Strategy
    • Develop new Cumberland...

    Council is determined that all planning and developments are well coordinated and benefit the entire community. Council provides strategic planning and development services to ensure land is used in the best way for the community and complies with Council’s best practice planning policies. This service also includes coordinating new developments with infrastructure and economic growth such as innovative land uses, transport, green spaces and community facilities.

    Key Projects 2018-19

    • Develop Granville Town Centre Planning Strategy
    • Implement the Auburn and Lidcombe Town Centre reviews into plans
    • Implement the Cumberland Employment and Innovation Lands Strategy
    • Develop new Cumberland LEP and DCP to implement studies and strategies (employment, residential, heritage and bushfire
    • Develop Community Participation Plan for Planning
    • Establish Design Excellence Review Panel for High Rise Buildings
    • Shop Awning Safety Program
    • Implement external cladding inspection program
    • High Rise Fire Safety Education Project
    • Prepare Wentworthville Public Domain Upgrade Plan

    Priority Areas

    • Strategically managing the challenges of growth and development
    • Strengthening connections with other levels of government
    • Improving community satisfaction with long term planning, development applications, local jobs and business, protection of low rise residential areas and building heights in town centres
    • Increasing opportunities for small and medium business in Cumberland
    • Economic Development
    • Regional Leadership
    • Ensuring design excellence in development
    • Environmental sustainability
    • Making Cumberland a greener community
    • Sustaining heritage assets and conserving indigenous heritage
    • Protection of green and recreational space
    • Increase local business sand jobs
    • Place management


  • Regulatory programs

    over 1 year ago
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    Council is determined to safeguard the health and safety of all residents. Council is responsible for regulating and enforcing health and safety standards across Cumberland. To meet this end council is preparing a new Environmental Heath Strategy while continuing to control unlawful activity in Cumberland in a way that is consistent, effective and a transparent manner.

    Key Projects 2018-19

    • Develop the Cumberland Environmental Health Strategy

    Priority Areas

    • Improving community satisfaction with removal of illegally dumped rubbish and appearance of the local area

    • Environmental sustainability
    • Customer centric services

    Council is determined to safeguard the health and safety of all residents. Council is responsible for regulating and enforcing health and safety standards across Cumberland. To meet this end council is preparing a new Environmental Heath Strategy while continuing to control unlawful activity in Cumberland in a way that is consistent, effective and a transparent manner.

    Key Projects 2018-19

    • Develop the Cumberland Environmental Health Strategy

    Priority Areas

    • Improving community satisfaction with removal of illegally dumped rubbish and appearance of the local area

    • Environmental sustainability
    • Customer centric services

  • Libraries

    over 1 year ago
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    Council provides a network of modern, well-resourced libraries. Council is currently operating eight libraries. Council’s Library network provides a range of innovative services and programs for the community. The library network is a one-stop shop information hub, where residents can come to learn, relax, meet up and borrow a range of resources in a friendly environment. In its libraries, Council facilitates and conducts community learning, educational, recreational and development programs.

    Key Projects 2018-19

    • Auburn Library Extension
    • Granville Multipurpose Facility – Branch Library Component
    • Develop and implement a Library Strategic Plan
    • Library modernisation project including implementation of...

    Council provides a network of modern, well-resourced libraries. Council is currently operating eight libraries. Council’s Library network provides a range of innovative services and programs for the community. The library network is a one-stop shop information hub, where residents can come to learn, relax, meet up and borrow a range of resources in a friendly environment. In its libraries, Council facilitates and conducts community learning, educational, recreational and development programs.

    Key Projects 2018-19

    • Auburn Library Extension
    • Granville Multipurpose Facility – Branch Library Component
    • Develop and implement a Library Strategic Plan
    • Library modernisation project including implementation of RFID and print to pay solutions

    Priority Areas

    • Ensuring that Council’s Library Network continues to be a strength of Council’s provision of services, maintaining high customer satisfaction levels
    • Customer centric service delivery
    • Creating a sense of community in Cumberland
    • Ensuring engagement and involvement of young people in Cumberland
    • Cumberland’s libraries are inviting spaces


  • Pools

    over 1 year ago
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    Council is determined to offer world class recreational facilities including its aquatic facilities. Council operated five pools located at Lidcombe, Merrylands, Granville, Guildford and Wentworthville. The aquatic facilities include spaces that take into account cultural sensitivities around swimming and are an important community recreational hub. Services include learn to swim programs, sporting events, gyms and family leisure activities.

    Key Projects 2018-19

    • Modernisation of Swim Centres (excl. ongoing renewable capital expenditure and small projects)

    Capital Projects 2018-19

    • Pools $17,700,000

    Priority Areas

    • Increasing community satisfaction with Swimming Pools
    • Accessibility to facilities in Cumberland
    • Breaking down cultural barriers in the...

    Council is determined to offer world class recreational facilities including its aquatic facilities. Council operated five pools located at Lidcombe, Merrylands, Granville, Guildford and Wentworthville. The aquatic facilities include spaces that take into account cultural sensitivities around swimming and are an important community recreational hub. Services include learn to swim programs, sporting events, gyms and family leisure activities.

    Key Projects 2018-19

    • Modernisation of Swim Centres (excl. ongoing renewable capital expenditure and small projects)

    Capital Projects 2018-19

    • Pools $17,700,000

    Priority Areas

    • Increasing community satisfaction with Swimming Pools
    • Accessibility to facilities in Cumberland
    • Breaking down cultural barriers in the community
    • Ensuring engagement and involvement for young people in Cumberland
    • Increase the community certainty around pools in Cumberland