Council Meeting

 Wednesday, 7 August 2019 at 6:30pm


Cumberland Council Chambers

Merrylands Service Centre, 16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands



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Granville Ward

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Clr Ola Hamed

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Clr Joseph Rahme

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(Deputy Mayor)

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Clr Paul Garrard

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Clr Tom Zreika

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Wentworthville Ward

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Clr Suman Saha

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Clr Michael Zaiter

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Council Meeting

 7 August 2019


Council Meeting – 7 August 2019

0    Mayoral Minutes

MM08/19-8    Mayoral Minute - Local Government Week Awards............. 5



Council Meeting

 7 August 2019



Item No: MM08/19-8

Mayoral Minute - Local Government Week Awards

Author:                                      Mayor Greg Cummings

File Number:                              SC486  




On Thursday, 1 August 2019 the Local Government Week Awards was held at the Swissotel Hotel Sydney.

I am very pleased to announce that Cumberland Council submitted four submissions under three different categories:


Award Category

Name/Subject of Award Submission

LGNSW Planning Awards

Excellence in Leadership for Metropolitan Councils (Individual)”

Monica Cologna

Executive Manager, City Strategy

RH Dougherty Awards

Reporting to your Community

New Residents Booklet

Excellence in Communication

Discover Cumberland communication campaign

Leo Kelly OAM Arts and Culture Awards

Cultural Plan and the State of Culture in Cumberland Background Report

It gives me great pleasure to advise that Monica Cologna, Executive Manager, City Strategy, was announced the winner of individual excellence in leadership for metropolitan Councils.  Monica was recognised for her leadership in strategic planning for Cumberland and, in particular, her contribution to the development and adoption of the Cumberland Employment and Innovation Lands Strategy. 

I would like to take this opportunity to recognise and congratulate all staff who have contributed to these projects.



That Council congratulate Monica Cologna and all staff that contributed to the projects submitted in the Local Government Week Awards 2019.