13 June 2013

Consulting the Community

Draft Landscape Masterplan - Memorial Park, Kurrajong

The Draft Landscape Masterplan - Memorial Park, Kurrajong will be available for public comment from 5 June 2013 to 5 July 2013. The Landscape Masterplan addresses the long term vision and development of the park and its connection to the Kurrajong town centre. The Draft Masterplan can be viewed at Council''s Administration Offices, 366 George Street, Windsor, the Kurrajong Rural Fire Service Building and via Council's website at www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au.

Please address all comments in relation to this matter to the General Manager, Hawkesbury City Council titled "Submission - Memorial Park Draft Landscape Masterplan" by 5 July 2013. Please return to Council by any of the below methods:

Mail: PO Box 146, WINDSOR NSW 2756
Fax: (02) 4587 7740
Email: council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

The canvassing of Councillors will automatically disqualify the applicant from the process.
For further information, please contact Craig Johnson on (02) 4560 4524.

General Manager
Peter Jackson

Planning Proposal Redbank at North Richmond

Exhibition of Planning Proposal to rezone Lot 271 DP 1156792, 98 Grose Vale Road; Lot 272 DP 1156792, 96 Grose Vale Road; Lot 273 DP 1156792, 26 Arthur Phillip Drive; Lot 274 DP 1156792, 28 Arthur Phillip Drive, North Richmond.

Hawkesbury City Council is exhibiting a planning proposal affecting Lot 271 DP 1156792, 98 Grose Vale Road; Lot 272 DP 1156792, 96 Grose Vale Road; Lot 273 DP 1156792, 26 Arthur Phillip Drive; Lot 274 DP 1156792, 28 Arthur Phillip Drive, North Richmond.

The objectives of the planning proposal are to:

  • Rezone the land from RU4 Primary Production Small Lots and RU1 Primary Production to a range of urban uses (R2 Low Density Residential, R3 Medium Density Residential, R5 Large Lot Residential and B1 Neighbourhood Centre) as well as recreation and environmental uses (RE1 Public Recreation) to accommodate predominantly residential development on the site.
  • Meet increasing demand for additional housing supply and choices with the addition of approximately 1,400 dwellings.
  • Provide development on land that will not significantly impact upon environmentally sensitive land.
  • Provide the opportunity for the protection and adaptive re-use of significant heritage fabric.
  • Create no public infrastructure costs.
  • Contribute to achieving important objectives and directions in Government planning strategies and policies by providing future growth in the North West Subregion.

The planning proposal and other supporting documentation is on public exhibition 8:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday at Council's Administration Office, 366 George Street, Windsor for the period Friday, 14 June 2013 to Wednesday, 14 August 2013 and can be viewed on Council's website www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au.

Interested persons are invited to inspect the planning proposal and other supporting documentation. Written submissions should be referenced “LEP11-002/11” and 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. The last day for the receipt of submissions is Wednesday, 14 August 2013.

Please note confidentiality is not available to persons making submissions. The details of any submissions may be included in a Council report or forwarded to the proponent where it may help to resolve issues raised in the submission. Information (including copies of submissions) may also be released in accordance with Council’s Access to Information policy.

The inclusion of personal information with your submission is voluntary. However, if not provided Council will not be able to contact you about the proposal. The information will be stored in Council's electronic records system and paper files. For your protection, Council recommends that you do not include defamatory comments in your submission.

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

Any comments about this 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 1988.

Submissions are balanced with Council’s statutory obligations, the rights of the proponent and the public interest. Council must consider any submissions made before it decides whether to proceed with or abandon a proposal.

The Minister for Planning and Infrastructure has not delegated the making of the local environmental plan to Council.

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

Proposed Increase in Fees for the Purchase of Dogs and Cats from the Hawkesbury City Council Animal Shelter

At the Ordinary meeting of Council held on 14 May 2013, Council resolved to gain public comment on the increase in sales prices of cats and dogs sold from the Hawkesbury City Council Companion Animal Shelter. It is proposed to increase each of the current sale prices by $30.00 per animal, an increase on current fees of 10% to 15% dependent upon the category of sale.

The reason for the this proposal is to cover increased costs of caring for the animals coming into the Animal Shelter, which have risen by up to 32% for consumables used in running the shelter and tending to the needs of the animals.

Details of the current fees structure can be obtained from Council’s web site www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au or Council’s Administration Building at 366 George Street, Windsor.

In accordance with Section 610F of the Local Government Act 1993, notification is hereby given of the proposed increase in fees by $30.00 per animal on current sale prices of animals sold from the Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter.

Any submission about the proposed increased fees must be submitted in writing and received by 5pm on 19 June 2013. Submissions should be addressed to The General Manager, Hawkesbury City Council, PO Box 146 Windsor 2756.


Public Notices

Request for Offer - Lease of 37 Macquarie Street, Windsor

Offers are invited from prospective tenants for the lease of the former KFC Site located at 37 Macquarie Street, Windsor.

The property comprises an area of approximately 594m2 and is currently vacant and available for immediate occupation, subject to relevant statutory approvals for the proposed use.

Request for Offer Documentation

The necessary documentation can be obtained by visiting Council’s website www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au (Tenders and Quotations).

Evaluation & Assessment Criteria of Request for Offers

All offers will be evaluated in accordance with the following criteria:

a) Proposed Annual Rental
b) Proposed Use of Site
c) Provision of Public Amenities (including access hours)
d) Tenancy History, Reference and previous experience with the proposed use
e) Financial Sustainability & References
f) The proposed timetable for commencement of lease and length of proposed lease

Lodgement and Closing of Request for Offers

Offers may only be submitted by being placed in the Tender Box located in the main foyer at Hawkesbury City Council’s Administration Building, 366 George Street, Windsor or emailed to council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au (Attention: Abbey Rouse) and must be received by the 3pm on Friday, 5 July 2013. Late offers will not be accepted.

Enquiries

All enquiries regarding the Request for Offer should be referred to the staff identified within the documentation.

The canvassing of Councillors in relation to this matter will automatically disqualify the respondent from this process.

Telecommunications - call for community feedback

One of the visions of the Hawkesbury Community Strategic Plan is that our community is provided with efficient communication systems. Hawkesbury City Council is asking Hawkesbury residents and businesses for feedback about any issues regarding telecommunications, services and equipment, that they may use in the Hawkesbury area.

Feedback will be used to determine what level of service is currently provided as well as the current and future needs of the Hawkesbury community for telecommunications services. It will then be provided to Government agencies and telecommunications providers for their consideration.

Community feedback may include comments about:

  • access to a standard telephone service (STS) or payphones
  • service fees, billing issues or telephone faults
  • customer service, mobile phone contract issues
  • Internet access or wireless local area network access.

While Council is requesting community feedback about telecommunications services in the Hawkesbury, please direct specific complaints to your telecommunications service provider for resolution. If it remains unresolved, then you should contact the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman.

Community feedback may be provided by emailing council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au. Please include your name, address and email contact details. Contact details will be only used for Council’s records requirements as part of privacy legislation.

For more information, call Strategic Activities on 02 4560 4579. The opportunity for feedback closes on Thursday, 20 June 2013.


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.


Council Meetings

June

Tuesday 18 Extra-Ordinary 6.30PM - Delivery Program, Operational Plan, Budge & Rates Adoption Only

Tuesday 25 Ordinary 6.30PM

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