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New Residents

The New Residents brochure contains information for residents about council services and facilities, recreational opportunities, health facilities, community groups and emergencies services within the Hawkesbury.

This guide to living and working in the Hawkesbury is a practical resource designed to inform residents and help them to fully participate in their community. It encourages people to take advantage of the services available, and enjoy the recreational and social opportunities of our City. This information helps to promote the Hawkesbury as a great place to live and gives extensive information about services and facilities available in our area.

The residents brochure is full of practical information about our community, including updated information on the great services and facilities available in the Hawkesbury. It is also a great resource for new residents to become familiar with the area.

Updates to Residents Brochure since printing:

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Council Meetings

Please note that council meetings now start at 6:30 pm and no longer have a break.

Awards – Citizen of the Month.

This is now a Citizen of the Season Award which is presented Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring. The Citizen of the Year will be chosen from these four recipients.

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Natalie Burton Award

Nominations are open now for the Natalie Burton Award and will be presented mid-year.

Australia Day Awards

The Cultural Heritage Award has been added to these categories.

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Hawkesbury Community Nursery

Please note that Hawkesbury Community Nursery is located at 10 Mulgrave Road, Mulgrave. The Nursery is now open weekly, Wednesday 9am - 1pm or by appointment.

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Hawkesbury Regional Museum

Please note the Museum’s new opening hours:

Wednesday – Monday 10.00am – 4.00pm

Closed Tuesday, except by appointment for guided tours.

Public holidays: Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday. Open 10.00am-4.00pm other public holidays

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Community Centres

A full list of community centres and their facilities in the Hawkesbury can now be found on the Council’s ‘Community Facilities for Hire’ page at www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au.

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Community Services

Please see the updated list for Peppercorn Services:

  • Beaches Restaurant
  • Community Participation Program
  • Community Transport
  • Employment Program
  • Family Day Care
  • Forgotten Valley Community and Youth
  • Hawkesbury Community Hub
  • Hawkesbury Youth Transport Options
  • Lawn Mowing Project
  • Maroota Pre-School
  • Richmond Occasional Care
  • Seniors Centre
  • Wiseman Ferry Pre-School
  • Wiseman Ferry Vocational Care
  • Youth Development - Working to Strengthen Youth Services
  • Supported Employment Program

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Local Media – Newspapers

Please note that the Northern News and the Western Weekender are no longer published. The Hawkesbury Way is a new newspaper published monthly.

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Markets

Please note the contact number for the Lions Club Richmond Market has changed to (02) 4575 1518.

Rotary has new markets running at Richmond Car Park, Francis Street, Richmond on the second Saturday of June, July, September and November 2011. For more information please contact 0416 073 302

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24 Hour Emergency Numbers

  • Salvation Army Hotline 1300 363 622
  • NSW Departments of Community Services Helpline 132 111
  • Alcohol and Drug Information and Counselling Service 1800 422 599

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Please note changes and additions to contact details:

  • Community Safety Coordinator (02) 4560 4498
  • Neighbourhood Centres/Halls
  • Bowen Mountain Park Hall (02) 4572 1710
  • Maraylya Community Hall (02) 4573 6682
  • McGraths Hill Community Hall (02) 4560 4576
  • Richmond Community Centre Hall 1 (02) 4588 3501
  • Richmond Community Centre Hall 3 (02) 4560 4576
  • Richmond – The Band Room (02) 4560 4576
  • St Albans School of Arts (02) 4568 2166
  • Yarramundi Community Centre (02) 4560 4576
  • Windsor Mall (General) Enquiries (02) 4560 4429

The Residents Information brochure will be available from Real Estate Agents, participating solicitors, the Department of Housing, RAAF, community centres, Hawkesbury Tourism Visitor Information Centre at Clarendon, Hawkesbury Museum, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Hawkesbury Central Library at Windsor, Richmond library and Council offices.

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