3rd September 2009

Community Information

2009 Garden Competition

Enter your garden now!
Entries close Friday 11 September 2009

Judging to be held through the week of 23 Sept to 25 Sept

Welcome to the 2009 Hawkesbury Garden Competition proudly brought to you by Hawkesbury City Council and our major sponsor Seasol. We look forward to receiving many entries. First prize winners will automatically be entered into the running to be named “Champion Garden 2009”. Entries that have their whole garden judged will be automatically entered into the running to be named “Best Garden by Location”. Photographs will be taken of all gardens and these will be available on the presentation night through the Hawkesbury Camera Club.

Entry Form
Name:
Address
Phone:
Mobile:

CATEGORIES DESCRIPTION
1.Best Front Garden
Section of the garden that is generally visible from the road
2. Best Back Garden
Section of the garden that is generally located at the rear of the house
3. Best Colourful Garden
Gardens displaying the best use of colour.
4. Best formal Garden
Gardens displaying the best useof formal designs
5. Best acreage Garden
Gardens must be more than 1 acre
6. Best new Garden
The house and garden must be less than 5 years old.
7. Best Seniors Garden
For people 65 years and over.
8. Best Environmentally Friendly Garden
Use of waterwise gardening ,mulch, native planting etc.
9. Best Non-Residential Garden
Churches, Retirement Villages, Hospitals, Comercial Landscapes.
10. Best Educational Institutional Garden
Local schools.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
Judging will take place on the week of :
23rd Sept for gardens located in the following areas: Richmond/ Hobartville/ Agnes Banks/ Windsor/ South Windsor/ Bligh Park/ Windsor Downs/ Pitt Town
24th Sept for gardens located in the following areas:
Vineyard/ McGraths Hill/ North Richmond/ Glossodia/ Freemans Reach/Wilberforce/ Ebenezer/ Kurrajong/ Kurmond.
25th Sept for gardens located in the following areas: Kurrajong Heights/ Bilpin/ Grose Wold/ Grose Vale/ Bowen Mountain.

It is your responsibility to ensure appropriate access to any garden entered into the competition. You may enter a maximum of 2 categories only.
The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Please return entry form to:
Hawkesbury Garden Competition,
Hawkesbury City Council,
PO Box 146
Windsor NSW 2756

For further information, please contact Council's Land Management section on 4560 4444


Notice of Extraordinary Council Meeting

D/A0852/08 - Seniors Housing Proposal
108 Grose Vale Road, North Richmond

An extraordinary meeting of Hawkesbury City Council will be held on Tuesday, 15 September 2009 commencing at 7:00pm at the Council Chambers, George Street, Windsor to consider
D/A0852/08 - Seniors Housing Proposal - 108 Grose Vale Road, North Richmond

History Week Events

BOOK LAUNCH Hawkesbury Settlement Revealed: A new look at Australian’s third mainland settlement 1793 – 1802 by Jan Barkley Jack.

2 pm Saturday 12 September 2009

Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
Deerubbin Centre (1st Floor)
300 George Street Windsor
T: 4560 4434

DISCUSSION WITH THE AUTHOR

10am Sunday 13 September 2009

Hawkesbury Regional Museum
8 Baker Street
Windsor
T: 4560 4655


Consulting the Community

Expressions of Interest

Audit Committee - Independent External Members

Expressions of Interest are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons to be an independent external member of the Hawkesbury City Council's Audit Committee.

The Audit Committee will be a Committee of Council whose objective is to provide independent assurance and assistance to Council on risk management, control, governance and external accountability responsibilities.

The Committee will operate in accordance with the Hawkesbury City Council Audit Committee Charter with membership consisting of two Councillors and three independent external members appointed by Council.

Approximately four Audit Committee meetings will be held annually. The appointment term will conclude in September 2012.

If you are considering lodging an Expression of Interest, please obtain an Information Package including relevant forms, selection criteria and the Audit Committee Charter from Council's Director Support Services, Mr Laurie Mifsud on 4560 4429 or by email at lmifsud@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au or from Council's website at www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au.

Expressions of Interest close at 5.00pm, Friday, 25 September 2009 and should be placed in a sealed envelope and marked "Confidential - Audit Committee Membership" and forwarded to:

Mr Peter Jackson
General Manager
Hawkesbury City Council
PO Box 146
WINDSOR NSW 2756

Council is bound by the provisions of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998, in the collection, storage and utilisation of personal information provided. Accordingly, the personal information will only be utilised for the purposes for which it has been obtained

Please note the canvassing of Councillors in relation to appointment to the Audit Committee will automatically disqualify the applicant from the process.


Proposed Removal of Street Tree/s - 09/21 & 09/22

Notice is given of proposed removal of street tree/s as detailed below:

Identification Number Tree Species Address Reason Specified Date
09/21
09/22
Gum 1 Penruddock Street, South Windsor Damaging Private Property 10/9/09

Any objection to this proposal must be in writing, quoting the above identification number/s and be lodged by the specified date.


Council Meetings

September 2009
Tuesday 8 Ordinary 5PM
Tuesday 15 Extraordinary 7pm
Tuesday 22 Extra-Ordinary – Election of Mayor,
Deputy Mayor, etc. 7pm

Tuesday 29 Ordinary 5pm


Hawkesbury Regional Gallery

till 13 September

Vessels of Hope and Diaspora: Mapping migration in textiles.

Vessels of Hope is a project commemorating convict women by Tasmanian conceptual artist Christina Henri. Diaspora is an exhibition of textiles that reflect artist Jill Kinnear’s personal experience as a Scottish migrant. Image: Jill Kinnear, Famine/Exodus Dress 2007
See Council website for details of public programs including workshops and talks

Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
Deerubbin Centre (1st Floor)
300 George Street WINDSOR
Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm Weekends 10am - 3pm. Closed Tuesdays and public holidays.
Free entry, all welcome

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