24 May 2012

Community Information

Temporary Boat Closure

Notice is given that Governor Phillip Reserve and boat ramp will be closed to the general public on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May 2012, as exclusive use has been granted to Upper Hawkesbury Power Boat Club for the 2012 Bridge to Bridge Boat Race.

Public Meeting: Holmes Drive Reserve Plan of Management

Council is currently undertaking the development of a Plan of Management for Holmes Drive Reserve, Holmes Drive, Cumberland Reach. We would like to invite you to attend a Council workshop to be held:

Sunday, 27 May 2012
At 2pm
On site at Holmes Drive Reserve. Attendees are to meet at the bottom of the access road into the Reserve.

The Plan of Management is being developed to take into consideration all users and surrounding landholder issues. Your contribution will ensure a better future for the site.

An alternate date of Sunday, 3 June 2012 has been set in case if wet weather. For confirmation please contact the number below.

For more information please contact the Council’s Parks and Recreation Manager on (02) 4560 4444 or 0407201566.


Consulting the Community

Revised Complaints Policy

Council is seeking public feedback on its revised Complaints Policy. The Policy has been reviewed and updated to reflect recent changes to Council’s customer service structure and processes and anticipated changes to the Model Code of Conduct for Local Councils in NSW. The Policy defines a framework for the receipt, management and investigation of complaints as well as review mechanisms for dealing with unresolved complaints.

Written submissions are invited from any person in relation to the proposed “Revised Complaints Policy”. Submissions should be lodged by close of business Friday June 30, 2012 and should be addressed to:

General Manager
Hawkesbury City Council
PO Box 146
WINDSOR NSW 2756

For more information contact Executive Manager, Joseph Litwin, 02 4560 4428

Road Naming Proposal – Hadden Ridge Road, Wilberforce

Notice is given that Hawkesbury City Council in accordance with the Roads Act 1993 and by resolution dated 8 May 2012, that public comment be sought in relation to the naming of a new public road at Wilberforce associated with DA0037/10 and DA0052/10 as “Hadden Ridge Road”.

The community is invited to provide comment on the proposed road name via written submissions sent to Council by any of the methods listed below by close of business, Friday 22 June 2012.

  • By mail: PO Box 146,Windsor NSW 2756
  • By fax: 4587 7740
  • By email: council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

Please address all submissions in writing to the General Manager, Hawkesbury City Council, Titled -"Future Road Name Hadden Ridge Road, WILBERFORCE".

Please be advised that comments on the proposal may contain information that is personal information, such as information that identifies you, etc, for the purposes of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act.

The purpose of collecting this information is to assist Council in obtaining the views of the community regarding this matter. The information may also be made available to third parties in accordance with the relevant legislation.

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.

For more information on the proposed road names please refer to Council’s website: www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au, under consulting the community.

Enquiries: GIS Coordinator, Toni Johnson, 4560 4530.

Community Survey – Hawkesbury Community Consultation Survey

Hawkesbury City Council is committed to engaging the community and understanding what is important to its residents.

Council is currently undertaking community consultation to define the Hawkesbury Character and develop a better understanding of what residents see as important in the Hawkesbury both currently and in the future.

The consultation will be completed in stages and an online community survey is currently taking place for interested community members to take part in. The survey should only take a few minutes and involves answering several simple questions.

Your contribution to this community consultation will help us to set priorities for Council; allowing the Hawkesbury to continue to prosper both socially and economically. To complete the survey please visit www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au.

The survey will be open until Friday, 8th June 2012.

For further information on the Community Survey, please contact Council’s Community Strategic Planner on 4560 4437.


Public Notices

Hawkesbury – Small Business Week (4–8 June 2012)

Council will host a week of business activities, in partnership with business support agencies and groups, to help small businesses in the Hawkesbury to manage and grow. Activities, including seminars and networking opportunities, will be provided by:

  • Australian Taxation Office – free ATO workshops and 'one-on-one' assistance. Experienced tax officers will be available to answer questions and provide advice on various business tax-related topics including TAX Basic and Record Keeping. For more information on the workshops available, go to Latest News: June is tax time. Are you a tax-ready small business?
  • Hawkesbury Business Enterprise Centre (BEC): New Work Health Safety Act and Social Media workshops.
  • Hawkesbury City Chamber: After 5 Event.
  • Skills Australia: Work skills and small business briefing.
  • NSW TAFE Blue Mountains and Richmond Campus: Business training @ TAFE update.
  • Windsor Business Group: Networking function.

Hawkesbury Small Businesses are invited to be part of the Hawkesbury Small Business Week today – building local business for tomorrow. For more information on the full program of activities, contact Fiona Mann, Strategic Activities Planner, at Council on 4560 4579.


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.


Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979

Draft Wilberforce Subdivision and Development Policy

Council has prepared an amended draft policy relating to subdivision and development within the residential zoned land of Wilberforce.

The purpose of this draft policy is to guide decision making on applications for subdivision and development in the residential zoned area of Wilberforce village as covered by the Priority Sewerage Program. In particular the policy proposes minimum lot sizes for subdivision and gives priority for certain types of residential, community or emergency facilities.

The draft policy and supporting documentation is on public exhibition during the hours of 8.30am and 5.00pm at the Council offices 366 George Street, Windsor for the period Friday 18 May 2012 to Monday 18 June 2012. The draft amendments and supporting documentation can also be viewed on Council’s website www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au.

Interested persons are invited to inspect the draft policy and supporting documentation. Written submissions will be received by Council throughout the exhibition period with the final day for submissions being the 18 June 2012. Submissions can be posted to Hawkesbury City Council, PO Box 146, WINDSOR NSW 2756, faxed to (02) 4587 7740, or emailed to council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au. Please note that submissions received by Council may be made public.

Under Section 147(5) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, any person who makes a submission to Council may be required to disclose any political donation or gift. Where relevant a Political Donation and Gift Disclosure Statement is to accompany any submission lodged with Council.

Enquiries should be made to Matthew Owens, Director City Planning (02) 4560 4540.


Positions Vacant

  • Casual Compliance Officer - Parking
  • Visitor Information Centre

Council Meetings

May

Tuesday 29 Ordinary 6.30PM

June

Tuesday 19 Extra-Ordinary - Budget, Rates & Operational Plan Adoption Only 6.30PM

Tuesday 26 Ordinary 6.30PM

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