18 February 2016

Consulting The Community

Draft Pesticide Notification Plan

The Pesticide Notification Plan sets out how Hawkesbury City Council will notify members of the community of pesticide applications it makes or permission it gives to apply pesticides in public places that it owns or controls.

The aim of the plan is to meet the communities general expectation to know what pesticide applications have been made to outdoor public places that are owned or controlled by public authorities. Council ensures that pesticides are applied to public places in a safe, responsible manner, minimizing harm to the community or the environment.

The plan has recently been revised and community comment is being sought. A copy of the draft plan can be viewed, free of charge at Council Offices, 366 George Street , Windsor during business hours or may be viewed on Councils web site www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au.

All comments should be made to the Manager, Parks and Recreation Hawkesbury City Council, PO Box 146, Windsor NSW 2756 in writing and must be received by close of business on Friday, 18 March 2016.

Proposal to build a Rural Fire Brigade Station at West Portland Road Reserve

The Hawkesbury Rural Fire Service (HRFS) is seeking to construct a new Brigade Station at West Portland Road Reserve. The Reserve is located at 820 West Portland Road. The building proposed is approximately 14m by 15m and will be set back from the road.

As the proposed site is Crown Land under Council’s care and control, and a fire station is not currently permitted on the site, amendments to the controls applying to the reserve are required.

Council’s report outlining the proposal can be viewed on Council’s website.

The community is invited to provide comment on the proposed new brigade station via written submissions forwarded to Council by any of the methods listed below by close of business, Friday 18 March 2016. Please address all submissions to the General Manager, Hawkesbury City Council, titled -''Proposal to build a Rural Fire Brigade Station at West Portland Road Reserve''.

Mail: PO Box 146, WINDSOR NSW 2756

Fax: (02) 4587 7740

Email: council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

Please be advised that comments on the proposal may contain 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 the matter. The information may also be made available to third parties in accordance with 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 record system.

The canvassing of Councillors will automatically disqualify the applicant from the process.

For further information please contact Council's Manager Parks and Recreation, Mr Sean Perry on (02) 4560 4507.

Development Applications Recently Determined

The Development Consents, Complying Development Certificates, Section 96 Modifications and Section 82A Reviews recently determined. Notice under Section 101 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, the following Development Consents, Complying Development Certificates, Section 96 Modifications and Section 82A Reviews were determined by Council.

  • DA0518/15 - 118 Grono Farm Road WILBERFORCE -Intensive Plant Agriculture – Retrospective approval for a nutrient pond and the operation of a turf farm - Approved
  • DA0537/15 - 737 East Kurrajong Road EAST KURRAJONG -Tourist and Visitor Accommodation - Retrospective use of existing building - Approved
  • DA0701/15 - Valley Woods 11 Tomah Street KURRAJONG HEIGHTS -Dwelling Ancillary Development - Concrete In-ground swimming pool - Approved
  • DA0745/15 - 17 Colonial Drive BLIGH PARK -Secondary Dwelling - Construction of a secondary dwelling - Approved
  • DA0784/15 - 98 Warks Hill Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS -Dwelling House with Attached Garage - Approved
  • S960003/16 - Pound Paddock 46 Bourke Street RICHMOND -Modification of DA0517/13 - Change of brick colour - Approved

The Development Consents, Complying Development Certificates, Section 96 Modifications and Section 82A Reviews are available for public inspections, without charge, at Council’s offices. Office hours are 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

Expressions of Interest

Tourism Working Group Council is establishing a new exciting Tourism Working Group, as part of its approach to supporting the tourism sector in the Hawkesbury area.

The tourism working group is an action of the newly adopted Hawkesbury Tourism Strategy (Strategy) in 2015. The Strategy was developed with input from the community and tourism business operators; and through the process, it was clear there was a need for a group to progress a new approach to the local tourism experience in the Hawkesbury.

We are looking for tourism leaders to join the group, which is anticipated to first meet in March 2016. The group’s purpose is to be a forum of Council and local tourism sector leaders to strategically inform, guide and participate in key tourism activities lead by Council and the group to grow the local economy. It will be a conduit between Council and the tourism sector, drive the Hawkesbury tourism vision; and help develop a fresh new approach to the Hawkesbury offering for travellers and visitors. The group will be involved in building a destination website, along with planning a local tourism sector response to the 2017 Polo World Championships to be held at Richmond.

We need people who are ‘citizens of the Hawkesbury’ area, who may have skills and experience in the tourism sector, business and industry development and growth, investment attraction, business innovation, tours and event management and community development to join the tourism working group. We need strategic thinkers who can respond to tourism markets and visitors trends, to help position Hawkesbury tourism for the future.

Expressions of interest are invited from individuals, community and business representatives to be part of the tourism working group, which will include Hawkesbury Councillors and Hawkesbury Council Management members. The tourism working group is not a Committee of Council.

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.nsw.gov.au or visit Council’s website.

Expressions of Interest close at 5pm, Wednesday, 24 February, 2016.

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 tourism Working Group will automatically disqualify the applicant from the process.

Positions Vacant

Operator in Charge – Sewers Maintenance and Repairs - IS058WM

Excellent working conditions

9 -day fortnight

We are looking for a motivated and experienced Operator to join our Wastewater team. This hands on positions that involves the general maintenance and repair of sewer mains to comply with EPA’s licence requirements.

Applicants must have relevant experience in the sewage field, an appreciation of mechanical/electrical equipment, a Class MR Licence, Confined Space Entry Certificate and Crane Licence (Hiab type). Applicants should also have completed (or be prepared to undertake) relevant Sewer Treatment Plant training, have previous supervisory experience, as well as the ability to maintain records, prepare reports, interpret maps and plans and troubleshoot problems.

The position involves regular weekend work and on-call duties.

Salary: - Grade 9, with a commencing rate of pay of $1000.55 gross per 38 hour week plus an Adverse Working Conditions Allowance of $38.70 gross per week and 9.5% superannuation.

How to Apply:- for further position details, including the selection criteria and how to apply using Council’s On-Line Job Application process, visit our website. For specific job enquiries contact Council's Human Resources Branch (02) 4560 4594.

Applicants who do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for this position.

Applications close on Friday 26 February 2016.

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

Council is committed to high ethical standards for staff and their dealings with the public, which is reflected in our organisational Code of Conduct

Compliance & Enforcment Officer - CP028RS

Do you want to make a real contribution to the Hawkesbury community and work with a forward thinking team committed ensuring compliance with a range of public safety and environmental standards?

We are looking for a motivated and customer focused person to join our Environment and Regulatory Services Team in the role of Compliance and Enforcement Officer.

This is a varied role where you will be responsible for carrying out the investigation of complaints, inspections and a range of enforcement and compliance activities. The main focuses of the role are development control functions with particular emphasis on compliance with conditions, environmental protection and the, control of unauthorised land uses.

The role requires an established background in investigation and enforcement, preferably in a local government environment or a related field. You will have a current driver’s licence, strong organisation skills and the demonstrated ability to negotiate and action resolutions to technical enquires and complaints and undertake compliance and enforcement activities. Tertiary qualifications in Local Government Law Enforcement would be an advantage.

The position will require you to participate in the on-call roster and may also include some weekend work.

Salary;- Grade 12, with a commencing rate of pay of $1,142.83 gross per 38 hour week, plus superannuation and the opportunity to participate in a 9 day fortnight working arrangement. A vehicle will be available for business use.

How to Apply:- for further position details, including the selection criteria and how to apply using Council’s On-Line Job Application process, visit our website. For specific job enquiries contact Council's HR Coordinator, Nikki Griffiths on (02) 4560 4594.

Applications close: 26 February 2016.

Applicants who do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for this position.

Council is committed to high ethical standards for staff and their dealings with the public which is reflected in our organisational Code of Conduct.

The canvassing of Councillors in relation to applications for employment will automatically disqualify the applicant from the process.


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