31 October 2013

Community Information

2013 Natalie Burton Memorial Award

Natalie Burton Memorial Award Hawkesbury City Council is calling for nominations for the annual Natalie Burton Memorial Award on behalf of the Burton, Turner and Lawrance families.

One award will be presented to a student from a Secondary School within the Hawkesbury Local Government Area. This award is intended for a recipient who has faced a challenging circumstance and through their application and determination, overcome this adversity to succeed. This circumstance could be a disability, illness, serious accident, loss of a family member or other situation.

Members of the community are invited to nominate a student for the 2013 Natalie Burton Memorial Award by completing a nomination form which can be obtained from Council offices at 366 George St, Windsor, by calling 4560 4430 or online www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au . Nominations close 5pm Friday, 15 November 2013.

Australia Day Award Nominations 2014

Get your nominations in NOW for the 2014 Hawkesbury Australia Day Awards.

The Australia Day Awards recognise achievements of Hawkesbury residents and organisations in the following categories:
* Cultural Heritage Award – for significant contribution to cultural heritage development
* Community Arts Award – for significant contribution to cultural art development
* Sports Person of the Year – for outstanding achievement in the sporting domain
* Commemorative Plaque – for significant contribution of a resident (posthumous 5 years)

The awards are based on a process of nomination and selection by the Hawkesbury Civic and Citizenship Committee.

So do you think you know someone who would be worthy of a nomination?

Get your nomination form online at www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au or from Council’s Administration Building, Hawkesbury Central Library, Windsor and Richmond Branch Library or by calling Council’s Public Relations Coordinator on 4560 4430.

Nominations for the Hawkesbury Australia Day Awards close Friday, 8 November 2013.


Consulting the Community

Pughs Lagoon/Smith Park Draft Plan of Management

The Pughs Lagoon/Smith Park Draft Plan of Management will be available for public comment from 24 October 2013 to 6 December 2013. The 2008 Pughs Lagoon/Smith Park Plan of Management has been updated to align with Council''s strategic plans including the Hawkesbury Regional Open Space Strategy, and to respond to contemporary park user requirements.

The Draft Plan can be viewed at Council’s Administration office at 366 George Street, Windsor; Hawkesbury Central Library, Windsor; Richmond Branch Library and via Council''s website at www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au under ''Consulting the Community''.

Please address all comments in relation to this matter to the General Manager, Hawkesbury City Council titled ''Submission - Pughs Lagoon/Smith Park Draft Plan of Management''. The Plan of Management is on public exhibition until Friday, 22 November 2013, with a further 14 day period provided for the completion of written submissions due Friday, 6 December 2013.

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

For further information, please contact Sean Perry on (02) 4560 4507.

General Manager
Peter Jackson


Council Meetings

November

  • Tuesday 12 Ordinary 6.30PM
  • Tuesday 26 Ordinary 6.30PM

December

  • Tuesday 10 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.


Development Proposal

Lot 1 DP 560886, Colbee Park 66-88 Old Hawkesbury Road VINEYARD NSW

Hawkesbury City Council has received a development application for Earthworks - Site remediation at the above property. The applicant is Hawkesbury Sports Council. Hawkesbury City Council is the consent authority.

The development application and supporting information will be on public exhibition for the period 31/10/2013 to 29/11/2013. 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 DA0538/13. 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.

Under Section 147(5) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, any person who makes a submission to Council is required to disclose any political donation or gift. Any submission made is to be accompanied by a Political Donation and Gift Disclosure Statement. This statement is available from Hawkesbury City Council.

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.
Enquiries: Andrew Johnston – Senior Town Planner (02) 4560 4549.


Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest for Community Representation on Council''s Sustainability Advisory Committee

Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified members of the community to act as community representatives on the Sustainability Advisory Committee. Community members are generally appointed to committees on the basis of their industry knowledge and experience, technical skills and/or their ability to interpret the common interests of residents.

Community Representation - Vacancies - Two (2) Community appointments

Council has established a Sustainability Advisory Committee to address sustainability issues within the Hawkesbury LGA. The Committee has been delegated the task of providing advice and assistance to Council to promote sustainable practices and reduce the ecological footprint of the Hawkesbury LGA. The aim of the Committee is to assist Council to integrate environmental sustainability into Council policies, plans and operations and promote sustainable practices in the community. Meetings are to be held a minimum of two times per year.

For more information or to obtain an Expression of Interest Form please contact Mr Matthew Owens on 4560 4540 or visit the Council website www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au.

Expressions of Interest close 5pm Friday, 29 November, 2013.


Notice of Impounding

Hawkesbury City Council Notice of Impounding

IMPOUNDING ACT 1993

Impounded at Council’s Stock Pound, 170 Old Hawkesbury Road, Vineyard is the following :-

Impound No. 485 Animal 1 Pony Impounded from: George Street Windsor 14/10/13.

If not released, will be sold at public auction after 10/11/13

Peter Jackson
GENERAL MANAGER


Public Notices

Alcohol Free Zones JR 0554

In accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1993, Council proposes to consider the re-establishment of Alcohol-Free Zones for a period of four (4) years commencing 1 January 2014 and expiring 31 December 2017 in the areas described, as follows:

* The roads and footpaths of the following blocks having boundaries of:
- Francis Street, West Market Street, Windsor Street and Bosworth Street, Richmond – including Coles Car Park in Richmond.
- East Market Street, Windsor Street, West Market Street and March Street, Richmond.
- George Street, Campbell Street, Mullinger Lane and Argyle Street, South Windsor – including the   roads, footpaths and car parks of South Windsor Shopping Centre and McLeod Park, South Windsor.
- Charles Street, Elizabeth Street, Grose Vale and William Street, North Richmond.

* The roads and footpaths at the following locations:
- East Market Street, Richmond – between Francis Street and Windsor Street, Richmond.
- Toxana Street, Richmond – between Francis Street and Windsor Street, Richmond.
- Windsor Street, Richmond – between East Market Street and Paget Street, Richmond.
- West Market Street, Richmond – between Lennox Street and March Street, Richmond.
- East Market Street, Richmond – between March Street and Lennox Street, Richmond.
- March Street, Richmond – between East Market Street and Paget Street, Richmond.
- Paget Street, Richmond – between March Street and Windsor Street, Richmond.
- George Street, Windsor – from the roundabout in Thompson Square to the corner of Arndell Street, Windsor.
- Eldon Street, Pitt Town – between Grenville Street and Chatham Street, Pitt Town.
- Along The Terrace, Windsor – adjoining Howe Park.

* The car parks and service roads at the following locations:
- Corner of Bells Line of Road and Pitt Lane, North Richmond.
- Glossodia Shopping Centre at 162 Golden Valley Drive, Glossodia.
- McGraths Hill Shopping Centre at Phillip Place, McGraths Hill – being the block bounded by Phillip Place, Redhouse Crescent and McGraths Hill Community Centre.
- Wilberforce Shopping Centre at 15 King Road, Wilberforce.
- Kurmond Village Shopping Centre, 519-521 Bells Line of Road, Kurmond.
- Woodhills Car Park, Richmond.

* “Windsor Mall” George Street, Windsor.

The proposal may be inspected at Council’s Offices by contacting Council’s Property Officer, Mrs Traecy Kelly on 4560 4482 or Council’s Corporate Services and Governance Manager, Nicole Cooney, on 4560 4426. Written submissions will be received within a period of 30 days from the date of this advertisement and should be addressed to the General Manager, Hawkesbury City Council, PO Box 146, Windsor, NSW, 2756.

Please be advised that comments about these approvals 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 those who may be affected by the proposals and will be utilised by Council Officers in assessing the proposals and other associated activities. The information may also be made available to third parties in accordance with the relevant legislation.

The submission of personal information with your comment is voluntary but, if not provided, may affect consideration of such comments. The information will ultimately be stored in Council’s records management system.

Presentation of Financial Statements as per Section 418(3) of the Local Government Act
JR 0554

In accordance with Section 418 (3) of the Local Government Act, 1993, Hawkesbury City Council
advises that the Ordinary Council Meeting to be held on 12 November 2013 will include the presentation of the audited Financial Statements and the Auditor's Reports for the financial year ending 30 June 2013.

A summary of the Financial Statements is provided below:
2013 2012
$’000 $’000
Income Statement
Total Income from Continuing Operations 75,995 77,075
Total Expenses from Continuing Operations 64,731 68,767

Operating Result from Continuing Operations 11,264 8,308

Net Operating Result for the year 11,264 8,308

Net Operating Result before Grants & Contributions provided for Capital Purposes (3,090) (8,853)


Statement of Financial Position
Total Current Assets 50,508 45,617
Total Current Liabilities (14,127) (12,914)
Total Non Current Assets 809,560 766,590
Total Non Current Liabilities (11,944) (8,195)

Total Equity 833,997 791,098


Other Financial Information
Unrestricted Ratio 4.58 : 1 4.86 : 1
Debt Service Ratio (%) 0.82% 0.71%
Rates Coverage Ratio (%) 53.2% 50.5%
Rates & Annual Charges Outstanding Ratio (%) 6.4% 6.3%
Building & Infrastructure Renewals Ratio (%) 85.3% 64.2%


In accordance with Section 420 of the Local Government Act, 1993, any person may make a submission in
writing to Council with respect to the Council's Audited Financial Statements or the Auditor's Reports.

Copies of the audited Financial Statements and the Auditor's Reports may be inspected at Council’s Office at
366 George Street, Windsor. They may also be viewed on Council’s website at www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au.

Submissions close one week after the above Public Meeting has been held


Positions Vacant

The following vacant positions were advertised this week:

  • Business Support Analyst - SS036IS
  • Intermediate Plant Operator - Construction & Maintenance - IS009CM
  • Waste Collection Driver

Details on the current vacancies are available on the Positions Vacant page.

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