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Media Releases

Latest News

Council has a diverse range of projects, programs and issues and it is important the community is informed of changes, advances and achievements in these areas.

Council regularly releases media releases ensuring the positive achievements of the Council and important information are communicated to the Hawkesbury Community. Council has weekly notices in the Hawkesbury Courier providing important information to the Community.

For more information on news and events, please contact Council’s Public Relations Coordinator on
(02) 4560 4430 or email

HCC Museum logo FLOOD! Museum exhibition takes shape

07 Jul 2014

If there’s a Hawkesbury story we all know about, it’s the ‘flood’ story. Well, you might be surprised, as recently as February 2012, a Hawkesbury resident was reported as saying that he did not realise his McGraths Hill home was at the risk of flooding. And he is not alone: a 2001 survey conducted in Richmond revealed that one in five of those surveyed did not know that they were living on a flood plain.

Get Ready! The Chemical CleanOut is here again!

04 Jul 2014

Get ready for the 2014 Chemical CleanOut! This year’s Chemical CleanOut will be held on Sunday, 24 August 2014 at Hawkesbury Showground, Racecourse Road, Clarendon between 9am and 3:30pm.

Ten steps to reduce winter air pollution

04 Jul 2014

With the winter chill setting in the Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Kim Ford is reminding residents to use wood heaters correctly to help improve air quality.

Free plants at the Hawkesbury Community Nursery

02 Jul 2014

To celebrate National Tree Day (27 July) and Local Government Week (4 to 10 August), Hawkesbury Bushcare and the Hawkesbury Community Nursery will be giving away over 1,000 native plants. The native plant giveaway will be run for one month every Wednesday starting on Wednesday, 23 July.

Hawkesbury to become a Refugee Welcome Zone

24 Jun 2014

Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Kim Ford officially signed the Refugee Council of Australia’s declaration for the Hawkesbury to be a Refugee Welcome Zone at a Mayoral Morning Tea held last Thursday.

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