Cumberland Council area


The Cumberland Council area is located in Sydney's western suburbs. The Council area encompasses a total land area of about 70 square kilometres. The Cumberland Council area is predominantly residential, with substantial industrial areas, and some commercial, institutional and recreational areas.

Key employment sectors in the Cumberland Council area include manufacturing, retail trade, transport postal and warehousing, wholesale trade, construction, health care and education. Industrial areas are located in the suburbs of Auburn, Girraween, Granville, Guildford, Guildford West, Holroyd, Lidcombe, Pemulwuy, Regents Park, Smithfield and Yennora, including Regents Park Industrial Estate and Yennora Distribution Centre. The main retail centres are Auburn Central Shopping Centre, Auburn Arcade Shopping Centre, Primewest Auburn Megamall, the Merrylands CBD, Stockland Merrylands Shopping Centre, Wentworthville Mall, Wentworthville Shopping Plaza and the part of Granville Town Centre which is located in the Cumberland Council area. Smaller retail centres include Coolibah Centre (Merrylands West), Dellwood Shopping Centre (South Granville), Greystanes Shopping Centre, Guildford Shopping Centre, Lidcombe Centre, Oakes Shopping Centre (Westmead), Pendle Hill Shopping Centre, Pemulwuy Marketplace and Portico Plaza Shopping Centre (Toongabbie). Commercial areas are also located along Rawson Street in Auburn, and near the Auburn, Berala, Guildford, Lidcombe, Merrylands and Regents Park railway stations. Health care facilities are provided at the public hospitals of Auburn Hospital and St Joseph’s Hospital (Auburn), and the private hospitals of Holroyd Private Hospital, Westmead Rehabilitation Hospital and Northside Group Wentworthville Clinic. Educational facilities are provided at TAFE NSW South Western Sydney Institute (Granville and Lidcombe Colleges), The University of Sydney (Cumberland Campus) and numerous schools.

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NOTE: The land use shown in the map is derived from ABS Mesh Block categories. Mesh Blocks broadly identify land use and are not designed to provide definitive land use. It is purely an indicator of the main planned land use for a Mesh Blocks. For more information please refer to ABS Mesh Block categories.

Transportation Networks

  • Western Motorway
  • Cumberland Highway
  • Great Western Highway
  • Bankstown railway line
  • Cumberland railway line
  • Western railway line


  • Sydney GPO 25km
  • Sydney Airport 25km
  • Port Botany 30km
  • Sydney Cove 24km

Major Industrial Precincts

  • Auburn (northern section)
  • Auburn (south - around Chisholm Road and George Young Street)
  • Girraween (western section)
  • Granville (around Factory Road and Railway Parade)
  • Guildford (around Bowden Street and Edgarbuggy Street)
  • Guildford West (around Park Street and Palmerston Street)
  • Guildford West (between McCredie Road and Foray Street)
  • Holroyd (between Fox Street and Woodville Road)
  • Lidcombe (northern section)
  • Pemulwuy (western section)
  • Regents Park (west of the railway line)
  • Smithfield
  • Yennora

Cumberland Council

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