22 February 2018

From the Mayor's Desk

  • I hope to see you all this Saturday, 24 February at ‘Jazz in the Park’ at Kurrajong Memorial Park on Old Bells Line of Road, Kurrajong. The evening will start at 5pm with local band Antoinetta and Friends playing some popular classics. This will be followed by two young up and coming groups from the Conservatorium of Music, the Emily- Rose Sarkova Trio and the White Ties.
    Proudly sponsored by Council and Bendigo Bank, Kurrajong Community Forum is presenting this outdoor jazz concert to bring the village to life with free entertainment.
    Bring a picnic or visit the local cafes and takeaway outlets for great food and refreshments. The evening concludes at 9pm. For further details, email fiona.smith132@gmail.com or call 0413 191 213. Also follow the latest updates on the Kurrajong Community Forum Facebook page
  • I know how much our residents take pride in the beautiful Hawkesbury. Clean Up Australia Day is coming up on Sunday, 4 March. This is your chance to clean up your local area which could bet the local park, reserve, favourite picnic spot or sporting ground. Simply follow this link to join an existing site or to choose your own site. You will be provided with a starter kit of 10-20 clean up bags and five pairs of gloves. I hope you will be able to participate in this national event.
  • Council will host a community workshop on Thursday, 8 March and it’s a great opportunity to have your say about upgrading Peel Park in North Richmond. The workshop will aim to clarify the recreational and sporting needs of our community as well as the role that Peel Park will play in meeting the current and future recreational needs of North Richmond residents and visitors.
    I encourage you to come along and help develop ideas for the next stages of the Peel Park Masterplan from 6:30pm to 9pm at the North Richmond Community Centre, William Street, North Richmond.
    Please register your attendance and complete the online survey about the project here. Just click on the web tile called Reinvigorating Parks, at the bottom of Council’s home page, and then follow the Peel Park link. For more information, call (02) 4560 4444 and ask for Council’s Parks and Recreation Manager.

Mayoral Column

As many of you know, I’m keen to see our levels of recycling increase to help our environment and to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

That’s why Council runs an annual bin inspection program that encourages all Hawkesbury residents to ‘recycle right’. Another round of bin inspections will occur in March this year. Contracted inspectors will look in our recycling (yellow lid) and organics (green lid) bins to check for contamination, which means things that don’t belong in those bins.  Many of you, including children, are helping to keep contaminants out of recycling and organics bins, and we need to keep getting better.

Inspectors will check the content of your bins when they are out on the kerb, but rest assured, they won’t be going through your rubbish or tipping out your bin. If you are doing a great job, you will receive a green Smiley Face Bin Tag. If there is contamination, you will receive a red Contamination Sad Face Bin Tag that explains how to sort correctly.

For further information on what can actually go into your bins (such as no food scraps in the organics bin and no toys in the recycling bin), see the A-Z Reuse and Recycling Guide for the Hawkesbury and the Household Waste Guide on Council's website or call Customer Service on (02) 4560 4444 for a copy to be mailed out to you.

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