12 October 2017

From the Mayor's Desk

  • Council is hosting a free business breakfast on Wednesday, 18 October from 7:30am to 9:30am at Windsor Function Centre to launch the ‘Nepean Jobs for All’ Project in the Hawkesbury - and I invite all interested local business owners to come along. You can RSVP for the Hawkesbury business breakfast by contacting Celia Bishop, Penrith City Council on 4732 7838 or by email celia.bishop@penrith.city
    Building an inclusive, diverse workforce benefits everyone – your employees, your organisation and the community as a whole; it makes good business sense.
    The Project provides business leaders and employers with access to online information, training and resources as well as breakfast style forums to help remove barriers to employing people with disability and unleash the benefits of an inclusive workforce. 
    The Australian Government provides supports to businesses looking to employ people with a disability, including funding for workplace changes, buying equipment and access to services.

    Nepean Jobs for All is a partnership project of Penrith, Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury City Councils, funded by National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Program.
  • I think the process of making art can be quite therapeutic… have you ever wanted to explore art therapy? If so, come along to an ‘Unlock Your Unconscious’ workshop on Tuesday, 24 October from 10:30am to 12:30pm, presented jointly by Hawkesbury Library Service and Hawkesbury House. In this hands-on and interactive session, participants will be introduced to art therapy and participate in an art therapy session focused on strengthening positive emotions. This workshop is $30 with all art material included and will be held at Hawkesbury Central Library, 300 George Street Windsor. Bookings are essential via www.hawkesburylibrary.eventbrite.com.au or call 4560 4460. Refreshments provided.
  • Council is working with Hawkesbury River Country Council (HRCC) to better coordinate weed management strategies in our region. Council and HRCC staff, plus our many valued Bushcare volunteers, are the first line of defence against many noxious weeds in our area, for example Blackberry, Green Cestrum and Cat’s Claw Creeper.  Council’s Bushcare newsletter, Weed All About It, highlights weed issues and details the work of volunteers who are helping to rid the Hawkesbury of weeds. Visit http://hrcc.nsw.gov.au For more information about noxious weeds .You can also visit http://weeds.dpi.nsw.gov.au to check out WeedWise, which contains over 300 noxious and environmental weeds, with information about weed control and the Noxious Weeds Act (1993). To join a Hawkesbury Bushcare group and help with weed control and Bushland regeneration, or to subscribe to our Bushcare newsletter, contact Council’s Community Bushcare Officer on 4560 4525.

From the Mayor’s Desk 17-10-12

  • Council is hosting a free business breakfast on Wednesday, 18 October from 7:30am to 9:30am at Windsor Function Centre to launch the ‘Nepean Jobs for All’ Project in the Hawkesbury - and I invite all interested local business owners to come along. You can RSVP for the Hawkesbury business breakfast by contacting Celia Bishop, Penrith City Council on 4732 7838 or by email celia.bishop@penrith.city
    Building an inclusive, diverse workforce benefits everyone – your employees, your organisation and the community as a whole; it makes good business sense.
    The Project provides business leaders and employers with access to online information, training and resources as well as breakfast style forums to help remove barriers to employing people with disability and unleash the benefits of an inclusive workforce. 
    The Australian Government provides supports to businesses looking to employ people with a disability, including funding for workplace changes, buying equipment and access to services.

    Nepean Jobs for All is a partnership project of Penrith, Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury City Councils, funded by National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Program.
  • I think the process of making art can be quite therapeutic… have you ever wanted to explore art therapy? If so, come along to an ‘Unlock Your Unconscious’ workshop on Tuesday, 24 October from 10:30am to 12:30pm, presented jointly by Hawkesbury Library Service and Hawkesbury House. In this hands-on and interactive session, participants will be introduced to art therapy and participate in an art therapy session focused on strengthening positive emotions. This workshop is $30 with all art material included and will be held at Hawkesbury Central Library, 300 George Street Windsor. Bookings are essential via www.hawkesburylibrary.eventbrite.com.au or call 4560 4460. Refreshments provided.
  • Council is working with Hawkesbury River Country Council (HRCC) to better coordinate weed management strategies in our region. Council and HRCC staff, plus our many valued Bushcare volunteers, are the first line of defence against many noxious weeds in our area, for example Blackberry, Green Cestrum and Cat’s Claw Creeper.  Council’s Bushcare newsletter, Weed All About It, highlights weed issues and details the work of volunteers who are helping to rid the Hawkesbury of weeds. Visit http://hrcc.nsw.gov.au For more information about noxious weeds .You can also visit http://weeds.dpi.nsw.gov.au to check out WeedWise, which contains over 300 noxious and environmental weeds, with information about weed control and the Noxious Weeds Act (1993). To join a Hawkesbury Bushcare group and help with weed control and Bushland regeneration, or to subscribe to our Bushcare newsletter, contact Council’s Community Bushcare Officer on 4560 4525.

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