Council Meeting

 Wednesday, 20 March 2019  at 6:30pm


Cumberland Council Chambers

Merrylands Service Centre, 16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands



Councillor Contact Details



Granville Ward

Clr Steve Christou

0419 651 187

Clr Ola Hamed

0405 070 007

Clr Joseph Rahme

0418 995 471

Greystanes Ward

Clr Greg Cummings


0417 612 717

Clr Ross Grove

0418 987 241

Clr Eddy Sarkis

0418 306 918

Regents Park Ward

Clr Ned Attie

0419 583 254

Clr George Campbell

0409 233 315

Clr Kun Huang

0418 911 774

South Granville Ward

Clr Glenn Elmore

(Deputy Mayor)

0418 459 527

Clr Paul Garrard

0414 504 504

Clr Tom Zreika

0449 008 888

Wentworthville Ward

Clr Lisa Lake

0418 669 681

Clr Suman Saha

0419 546 950

Clr Michael Zaiter

0418 432 797





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Council Meeting

 20 March 2019


Council Meeting – 20 March 2019

0    Mayoral Minutes

MM03/19-3    Mayoral Minute - Attack on Christchurch............................ 3



Council Meeting

 20 March 2019



Item No: MM03/19-3

Mayoral Minute - Attack on Christchurch

Author:                                      Mayor Greg Cummings

File Number:                              SUB565  





This evening I extend my condolences to the people of New Zealand, those who have died, those who are suffering and the families that are grieving. Like many people all around the world, I denounce the hatred and violence that occurred on 15 March 2019 in Christchurch.


I stand with the people of New Zealand who, like their brothers and sisters in Cumberland, cherish, value and love our cultural diversity and the tolerance and respect we have for each other.


I stand this evening with all the people of the Islamic faith, here in Cumberland, in New Zealand, and all over the world – and I say, you are in our thoughts, we stand with you.


Many people of the Islamic faith have chosen to make Cumberland their home, as have many people of other faiths and cultures. We are all one community. We will continue to support each other and we will continue to prosper in peace as a strong multicultural community. 


We in Cumberland, like New Zealand, embrace all the people of the world.


That embrace will never be weakened. 


In moving this Mayoral Minute, I request that all present stand for one minute silence following any comments my fellow Councillors may wish to make and prayers from our religious leaders here tonight.




That Council write to the Prime Minister of New Zealand to extend its condolences.