15 May 2014

Council Meetings

MAY

27 Tuesday Ordinary 6:30pm

JUNE

17 Tuesday Extra - Ordinary 6.30pm
2014/15  Operational Plan, Budget &

24 Tuesday 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 5.00pm Monday to Friday.


Positions Vacant

The following vacant positions were advertised this week:

  • Kennel Assistant Part time – 16.5 hours per week

Details on the current vacancies are available on the positions vacant page.


Public Notices

Expression of Interest - Economic Working Group
JR 0554

Council is establishing an Economic Working Group, as part of its approach to developing an Economic Development Strategy in 2014-15. The economic development strategy (Strategy) will require input and support from the community and businesses to progress the local economy in the macro economies we are a part of today.

The working group’s purpose is consultative and to inform and support the Strategy’s vision and development. The working group will operate for up to 2 years, meet monthly and members will be required to assist in engagement activities during the preparation of the Strategy.

We are looking for people who are ‘citizens of the Hawkesbury’ area, who may have skills and experience in economic development, industry development and expansion, business development, business success, investment attraction, innovation and even business-social responsibility and community development. We are looking for strategic thinkers who can help look at market trends.

Expressions of interest are invited from community and business representatives to be part of the working group, which will also have local business groups, Hawkesbury Councillors and Hawkesbury Council Management members. The Economic Working Group is not a committee of Council, but will assist Council develop the Strategy.

For more information about the working group, including the objectives, membership, governance and the EOI Form, please contact Council’s Strategic Activities Planner, Fiona Mann on (02) 4560 4579 or fiona.mann@hawkesbury.gov.au or visit Council’s website, www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au.

Expressions of Interest close at 5.00pm, Thursday, 5 June, 2014 and must be received by then.

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 Hawkesbury Economic Working Group will automatically disqualify the applicant from the process.

Hawkesbury SMALL BUSINESS WEEK
JR 0554

Hawkesbury SMALL BUSINESS WEEK
First week of June 2014

During the first week of June 2014, activities will run for interested business owners, employers and employees, to help businesses grow in the Hawkesbury area. Activities including workshops and networking opportunities will be hosted by partners including Hawkesbury Business Enterprise Centre (BEC), Hawkesbury City Chamber of Commerce and Council. The NSW Government’s Small Business Bus will attend on Wednesday, 4 June, for business advisory sessions. All activities are free and only require an investment of time in your business.

Hawkesbury businesses are invited to be part of the week.

To obtain the Program of Activities and book, contact Fiona Mann of Council on 4560-4579 or Fiona.mann@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au. Spaces limited, book early.


Consulting the Community

Public Exhibition of Draft Operational Plan 2014/2015

Each year Hawkesbury City Council outlines its activities for the coming year through an Operational Plan.

The Draft Operational Plan 2014/2015 identifies the proposed projects, programs and activities to be undertaken during 2014/2015. The Operational Plan also contains a Statement of Revenue Policy, which includes fees and charges and information regarding rates and annual charges. Estimated income and expenditure and the capital works program for 2014/2015 are also included.

The Draft Operational Plan 2014/2015 consists of two volumes:

  1. Operational Plan 2014/2015 - Part 1 – outlines Projects, Programs and Activities together with Estimated Income and Expenditure
  2. Operational Plan 2014/2015 - Part 2 – outlines Rates, Pricing Methodology and Borrowings together with and Fees & Charges

The draft Operational Plan 2014/2015 will be on public exhibition for the period Monday, 28 April 2014 to Wednesday, 28 May 2014. You can view the draft plan at:

  • Council’s Administrative Building, 366 George Street, Windsor
  • Richmond Library and Hawkesbury Central Library at Windsor
  • Online at Council’s website www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

Written submissions regarding the Draft Operational Plan may be made any time to Council during the exhibition period and can be sent to Council by any of the following methods:

* By mail: PO Box 146,Windsor NSW 2756
* By fax: (02) 4587 7740
* By email: council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

Please make reference to “Draft Operational Plan Submission” at the top of your submission. For any enquiries regarding the Draft Operational Plan 2014/2015, please contact Council on (02) 4560 4444.

Please be advised that comments about the Draft Operational Plan 2014/2015 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 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.

Please note that confidentiality is not available to respondents. The details of any submissions may be included in a Council report. Information (including copies of submissions) may also be released in accordance with Council’s Access to Information policy.

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.

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