19 July 2018

Mayoral Column

To celebrate Local Government Week, Council is launching a brand new, free community event called ‘Hawkesbury Fest’ on Sunday, 29 July 2018 at Governor Phillip Park, Windsor, with lots of fun, free activities for everyone.

We will also officially open the new playground at Governor Phillip Park, which has been upgraded as part of the Governor Phillip Park Master Plan.

Completed Stage 1 works at Governor Phillip Park include a children’s bicycle path and a variety of play equipment which aims to encourage balancing, climbing, sliding, spinning and exploration. Based on community feedback, particularly from the Touched by Olivia Foundation, Council has modified the playground design to include fencing around the playground for extra safety for children.

In addition to the Governor Phillip Park gala opening with a special interactive community art initiative on the day, activities will include a free jumping castle, face painting and roving entertainment.

Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter will also be promoting pets for adoption with a photo board, plus there will be dog competitions, Rescue Groups and a sausage sizzle.

Hawkesbury Library Services, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery and Hawkesbury Regional Museum will provide free interactive craft activities, while Hawkesbury Community Nursery will have 1000 free plants to give away to celebrate National Tree Day.

There will even be food trucks and market stalls for a fun and festive event, so I encourage you all to come along and enjoy our first ever Hawkesbury Fest. Visit www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au for more details.

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