Hawkesbury 2036 – It’s your future. Still time to have your say online

Council staff and Councillors have been out in the community meeting with local residents for the past month to hear about local concerns and to talk about the Draft Hawkesbury Community Strategic Plan 2017–2036.

Residents put their concerns on the mapThe Hawkesbury Community Strategic Plan is the core document underpinning Council’s future planning to develop strategies and positive outcomes for the future. It outlines the focus and direction for the community for the next 20 years and indicates the role Council will take in delivering these outcomes.

Online surveys and submissions about the Draft Plan will remain open until Sunday, 12 March.

Nine Town Meetings were held across the Hawkesbury at North Richmond, Windsor, Richmond, Pitt Town, Glossodia, Colo Heights, Kurrajong, Bligh Park and St Albans.

Community participation at a glance:

  • The Town Meetings were attended by approximately 350 people with the highest attendance at Pitt Town, St Alban’s, Kurrajong, Colo Heights, North Richmond and Glossodia
  • Community input at the Town Meetings included the community identifying over 250 big picture future challenges for the Hawkesbury and 400 individual priorities for works or services within each neighbourhood.
  • Five shopping centre Listening Kiosks were held at Windsor, Richmond, Bilpin, North Richmond, and Wilberforce
  • Various local events including the Richmond Pool Party, McLeod Park Community Celebration, Australia Day Awards Ceremony and Citizenship Ceremony enabled Council to engage directly with the Hawkesbury community.
  • Over 300 people have viewed the Your Hawkesbury Your Say page including the online survey.
  • Residents have taken 1,800 copies of the draft CSP document through various sources including Town Meetings, Listening Kiosks, Council events, Council’s Administration Building, and displays at Libraries.

The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Mary Lyons-Buckett attended many of the meetings to meet and talk with local residents.

“We have now completed our Town Meetings and Listening Kiosks about the Draft Hawkesbury Community Plan. Our Town Meeting at St Albans on Saturday, 25 February attracted 60 locals - a great end to the town meetings,” the Mayor said.

“The meetings have been very interactive and the Listening Kiosks have offered lots of opportunities for questions from our community both about local issues and about the Draft Hawkesbury Community Strategic Plan

“We’ve had many interested community members attending our meetings and dropping into Listening Kiosks at various shopping centres with questions and feedback,” she said.

“It’s great to meet so many passionate and involved residents; it means we are working with the community to deliver an exciting future for our beautiful Hawkesbury area.”

The Draft Hawkesbury Community Strategic Plan 2017-2036 is still currently on display for community members who want to look at it and help shape the future of the Hawkesbury. It is on public display at:

  • Council Administration Building, 366 George Street, Windsor
  • Hawkesbury Central Library,  Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street, Windsor
  • Richmond Branch Library, 29 West Market Street, Richmond.

Council will keep the online surveys and submissions open until Sunday, 12 March. Have your say at the online survey. Just click on the 'Survey' tab next to the 'News Feed' tab.

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