17th June 2010

Community Information

Community Sponsorship Program 2010/2011.

Round 1 of the program is currently open and applications will be received until the close of business, Friday 2 July 2010, for funding early in the new financial year.
The program covers any Hawkesbury based community organisation, business or individual wanting to undertake activities that address the needs of the community as identified in Council’s adopted strategic, community, cultural and other plans. It also covers individuals who are representing the Hawkesbury at a state, national and international sporting competition or cultural event.
Hawkesbury City Council will assess the applications and provide sponsorship to support activities or events which will benefit the residents of the Hawkesbury within the available resources.
The purpose of Council’s sponsorship program is to enable community groups and individuals to access resources that would otherwise be unavailable to them. These resources could include:

  • Financial - in terms of direct funding
  • Human - in terms of advice, skill and expertise of Council staff
  • Material - in terms of goods and services provided directly by Council as an ‘in-kind’ contribution

If you would like more information on sponsorship opportunities or to apply for funding, please contact Hawkesbury City Council''s Community Facilities and Grants Co-ordinator Trisha Sundin on Ph: (02) 4560 4576 or Patricia.SUNDIN@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au .
Applications close Friday 2 July 2010

Consulting the Community

HAWKESBURY CITY COUNCIL PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE OF MEETING PRACTICE – QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

Proposed amendments to Council’s Code of Meeting Practice are on public exhibition until 30 July 2010 and may be viewed on Council’s website via the link or at Council’s office. The proposed amendments to the Code of Meeting Practice are intended to delete the item “Questions Without Notice” and insert a new item “Questions For Next Meeting” and make associated amendments.

Written comments on the proposed amendments to the Code of Meeting Practice are invited and should be addressed to the General Manager, Hawkesbury City Council, PO Box 146, Windsor NSW 2756 or can be faxed to 02-4560 4400 or emailed to council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au. Written comments also close on 30 July 2010.

Council will consider all submissions at a subsequent meeting.

For further information on the proposed amendments to the Code of Meeting Practice please contact Council’s Manager Corporate Services and Governance on (02) 4560 4426 or Fausto.Sut@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au .

The submission of personal information with your comments is voluntary but, if not provided, may affect consideration of such comments. The information will ultimately be stored in Council's records system. Should you lodge a submission, it will be considered, along with any other submission received. As such any submission may be included in Council’s Meeting Business Paper and your submission including any personal information is accessible to the public upon written application, subject to Council’s Privacy Management Plan, Section 12 of the Local Government Act 1993, the Freedom of Information Act 1989 and the Government Information (Public Access) Act to commence on 1 July 2010

Council Meetings

JUNE
Tuesday 22 Extra-Ordinary 6.30pm
Budget, Rates & Management Plan Adoption Only
Tuesday 29 Ordinary 6.30pm

JULY
Tuesday 13 Ordinary 6.30pm

Development Applications Recently Determined

Notice under Section 101 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, the following Development Consents were determined by Council.

>>> view applications

The development consents are available for public inspection, without charge, at Council Offices. Office hours are 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Expressions of Interest

Expressions of interest for small bush regeneration projects for 2010-2011 financial year

The Hawkesbury Local Government Area has a range of ecosystems in which Hawkesbury City Council issues small annual bush regeneration projects up to $10,000.

Submissions are requested for appropriate organisations to supply rates for small contracts relating to bush regeneration projects. Rates are requested for the following activities: Bush regeneration, spraying, seed collection, volunteer supervision, reporting and monitoring. Rates for any other services that your organisation provides should also be included.

Experienced bush regeneration companies only need to apply. Experience in dealing with Hawkesbury specific vegetation communities is highly desirable.

Larger bush regeneration projects will still require a separate quotation and all quotation requests will be notified via advertisement.

Closing date for quotation and rate submission for small projects is Thursday, 8 July 2010.

Submissions should include the following documentation;

- OH&S documentation
- Insurances
- Company Profile
- Staff profiles; please note that any Supervisory staff must have minimum two years industry experience; any trainees must be enrolled in Conservation Land Management Cert. II minimum.
- Previous experience
- Referees

Failure to provide this information may deem your organisation ineligible to receive any offers of small projects. Late submissions may not be considered for projects.

Please note that the canvassing of Councillors in relation to this matter will automatically disqualify the applicant from this process.

For further information, please phone Council''s Land Management Officer, Nicola Booth on 4560 4531.

General Manager
Peter Jackson

Hawkesbury Regional Gallery

Charles and Ashley Cooper: Rivers and Roads
till 4 July
Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
Deerubbin Centre (1st Floor)
300 George Street WINDSOR
Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm Weekends 10am - 3pm. Closed Tuesdays and public holidays.
See council website for public programs. Artist''s talk 1pm Sunday 27 June.
Free entry

Hawkesbury Regional Museum

Australian Big Cats: An Unnatural History of Panthers
In conjunction with the current exhibition, Creatures of Myth and Legend, join Rebecca Lang and Michael Williams on Sunday 20 June for the launch of their book, Australian Big Cats: An Unnatural History of Panthers.
Launch 1.30pm
Book signings 2pm
Free public lecture 2.30pm
8 Baker Street Windsor ph 4560 4655

Intergrated Development Proposal

Lot 19 DP 745851 Vol 3715 Fol 767, 33 North Street WINDSOR NSW 2756

Hawkesbury City Council has received a development application for - Alterations/additions to existing dwelling, demolition of existing shed and construction of new garage with loft at the above property. The applicant is Anthony Edward Miller &
Abigail Ball. Hawkesbury City Council is the consent authority.

The proposed development is defined as integrated development under Section 91 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 because an approval under the Heritage Act 1977 is required. The approval body is NSW Heritage Office.

The development application and supporting information will be on public exhibition for the period up to 16 July 2010. All plans and details may be inspected between 8:30am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday, at Council''s Administration Office, 366 George Street, Windsor.

During the exhibition period any person may make a submission in writing to Council in relation to the development application, quoting reference DA0253/10. Where a submission by way of objection is made, the grounds for objection are to be specified in the submission. Should you lodge a submission, your views will be taken into account as part of our assessment and a reply will be forwarded to you when the application is determined.

Please note that confidentiality is not available to objectors. The details of any submissions may be included in a Council report or forwarded to the applicant where it may help to resolve design or operational problems. Information (including copies of submissions) may also be released in accordance with Council Policy for Access to Information.

If you have any concerns about the proposal, it is suggested that you speak with the assessing officer so that all aspects may be fully discussed. Matters such as privacy, overshadowing and impact on adjoining owners are a normal part of our assessment.
Enquiries: Michael Russo (02) 4560 4545.

Public Notices

Notice of Public Hearing

Reclassification of Council owned land to “operational”

Draft Hawkesbury Local Environmental Plan 2009

Notice is hereby given that Council will hold a Public Hearing into the reclassification of certain Council owned land. The Public Hearing will be held in Council Chambers, George Street, Windsor at 6.30 pm Thursday, 22 July 2010. All interested parties are invited to attend.

Lands the subject of the Public Hearing are located at:

  • Windsor in Macquarie Street and George Street;
  • Richmond in West Market Street, Windsor Street, Francis Street, Mussen Lane, and March Street;
  • North Richmond in Riverview Street, Bells Line of Road, Grose Vale Road, and Elizabeth Street;
  • McGraths Hill in Windsor Road;
  • Windsor Downs in Burnside Grove and Nutwood Drive;
  • Bligh Park in Peter Place;
  • South Windsor in Berger Road; and,

St Albans in St Albans Road.

These lands are presently used for such purposes as car parking, accessways, walkways, and sewer pump stations. They are proposed to be reclassified as “operational” by way of Draft Hawkesbury Local Environmental Plan 2009 which was publicly exhibited for the period 5 February – 12 April 2010.

The full list of the lands can be found in Schedule 4 of Draft Hawkesbury Local Environmental Plan 2009 which is available for viewing at Council offices 366 George Street, Windsor or on Council’s website site at http://www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/building-and-development/local-environment-plans/draft-hawkesbury-local-environment-plan-2009.

If you have any enquiries please contact Philip Pleffer, Strategic Planning Co-ordinator on (02) 4560 4544.

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