10 May 2018

From the Mayor's Desk

  • The Hawkesbury Domestic and Family Violence Forum will be held next Wednesday, 16 May 2018 from 8:15am to 2:30pm at Hawkesbury Leisure and Learning Centre, 114 March St Richmond. Councillor Danielle Wheeler will be giving the Opening Address and I will discuss Council’s Hawkesbury Domestic and Family Violence Action Plan and our achievements so far.

    It would be great to see members of our community come along to this free event which includes lunch.

    In the forum participants will:
    • hear about the impact of domestic and family violence
    • learn about how the Hawkesbury community can collaborate for change
    • find out about latest research on the economic impact of domestic and family violence
    • have opportunities to gain grant writing skills and responding to youth disclosure.

    There will also be the chance to gain skills that will directly benefit you to say NO to violence in the Hawkesbury Local Government Area.

    Register at www.leadpda.org.au using event code HK08HDV. This partnership event is proudly supported by Hawkesbury City Council, Hawkesbury Action Network Against Domestic Violence, and LEAD Professional Development Association.

Mayoral Column

I’m delighted to tell you that we will be celebrating Hawkesbury Regional Museum’s 10th anniversary on Friday, 18 May and Saturday, 19 May at 8 Baker Street, Windsor, and our whole community is invited!

Our Museum has had 156,819 visitors pass through its doors since it opened in 2008. In that time it has won seven major awards, including awards for tourism, volunteering, exhibitions and collection management, as well as an award for the building itself.

When I talk with residents, educators and people from many other walks of life about our Regional Museum, I keep on noticing the local pride that we all take in our award-winning Museum.

Kicking off the celebrations will be a new exhibition called Food Bowl Farming that I’ll be opening on Friday, 18 May at 6pm. It’s about the history of food production in the Hawkesbury since crops were planted in 1794 to save the colony from starvation. I’ll also be presenting awards to our long-standing, deserving volunteers. The Food Bowl Farming exhibition is produced in association with the NSW Migration Heritage Centre, and curated by Dr Kate Gahan.

On Saturday, 19 May, from 10am-4pm, come along and celebrate at the Museum’s 10th Anniversary Open Day, a free event which will include a garden tour, vintage tractor display, food, music, kids’ activities, and historical entertainment. Bookings required in advance for the free exhibition opening and the curator’s talk by Dr Gahan on Saturday, 19 Mayat 2pm($5) at www.hawkesburygallery.eventbrite.com

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