Council Meeting

 Wednesday, 3 February 2021 at 6:30pm


Cumberland City Council Chambers

Merrylands Service Centre, 16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands



Councillor Contact Details



Granville Ward

Clr Steve Christou


0419 651 187

Clr Joseph Rahme

0418 995 471

Clr Ola Hamed

0405 070 007

Greystanes Ward

Clr Eddy Sarkis

(Deputy Mayor)

0418 306 918

Clr Greg Cummings

0417 612 717




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 Paul Garrard

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Clr Tom Zreika

0400 805 303

Clr Glenn Elmore

0418 459 527

Wentworthville Ward

Clr Michael Zaiter

0418 432 797

Clr Suman Saha

0419 546 950

Clr Lisa Lake

0418 669 681





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Council Meeting

 3 February 2021


Council Meeting – 3 February 2021

Mayoral Minutes

MM02/21-51   Mayoral Minute - Update on Maintenance of Grave - Arthur Todd Holroyd        5



Council Meeting

 3 February 2021


Item No: MM02/21-51

Mayoral Minute - Update on Maintenance of Grave - Arthur Todd Holroyd

Author:                                              Mayor Steve Christou

File Number:                                    SC486  




Council will recall the Matter of Urgency of Councillor Garrard and Deputy Mayor Sarkis resolved on 2 December 2020, with respect to the clean up of the grave of Arthur Todd Holroyd. As shown on screen during the Council meeting, the grave site was dirty, unkempt, and could not be located by the general public as it was covered with overgrown shrubs.

Following the meeting, Council staff promptly approached the Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Land Manager and immediately, some rectification works have promptly been undertaken by the Cemetery at their cost. This includes the clearance of the significantly overgrown vegetation. Tonight, we have some visuals to display to show our community how this important resting place of one of our founders has been cleaned up.

Following tonight’s meeting, the General Manager has advised me that the ongoing upkeep of the grave will cost $165 a year, and Council will formally put this arrangement in place. I would like to again thank Councillor Garrard and Deputy Mayor Sarkis for moving this important Matter of Urgency, and Council staff for promptly taking action.



That Council:

1.      Endorse the Mayoral Minute, noting the action undertaken; and

2.      Commit to the annual upkeep of the site, at a cost of $165 per annum, funded by Council’s maintenance budget.