21 July 2016

Council Meetings

July

Tuesday 26 6.30pm Ordinary

August

Tuesday 9 6.30pm Ordinary

Consulting the Community

Exhibition of Planning Proposal - Lot 12 DP 752032, 22 Windsor Street and Lots 10 and 9 DP 23504, 39 - 41 Windsor Street, Richmond

Council is exhibiting a planning proposal affecting Lot 12 DP 752032, 22 Windsor Street and Lots 10 and 9 DP 23504, 39 - 41 Windsor Street, Richmond (the subject site).

The objective of the planning proposal is to rezone the subject site from R2 Low Density Residential to IN2 Light Industrial under the provisions of Hawkesbury Local Environmental 2012 (the LEP) to allow development of the subject site for light industrial purposes. The planning proposal aims to achieve this intended outcome by amending the Land Zoning Map of the LEP (Map Ref No - 3800_COM_LZN_008DA) to change the zoning of the subject site to IN2 Light Industrial.

The planning proposal and other supporting documentation is on public exhibition for the period Friday 22 July 2016 to Monday 22 August 2016.

The planning proposal and other supporting documentation can be viewed during the exhibition period on Council’s website, on Council’s online community engagement tool site www.yourhawkesbury-yoursay.com.au, or between 8:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday at Council’s Administration Office, 366 George Street, Windsor.

Written submissions in relation to the planning proposal should be referenced "LEP004/15" 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 Monday 22 August 2016.

Please note confidentiality is not available to respondents. 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 is to accompany any submission lodged with Council. This statement can be obtained from Council’s Customer Service Unit or on Council’s website.

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 has delegated the making of the local environmental plan to Council.

If you have any enquiries please contact Karu Wijayasinghe, Senior Strategic Land Use Planner, on (02) 4560 4546.

Public Notices

Food Handling Seminar

Council is working to improve food safety in the food businesses and homes in the Hawkesbury. Currently, there are millions of cases of foodborne illness that affect Australia each year. People working or seeking to work in the food industry, and residents concerned about food safety, are encouraged to come along to Council’s Food Handling Seminar. The next course will be held on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 from 5pm to 8pm at Windsor RSL Club, corner of Argyle & Mileham Streets, South Windsor at a low cost of $51.50 per participant. The course covers personal hygiene, time and temperature, food preparation and storage, and cleaning and maintenance. Visit http://www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/environment/health-and-safety/food-handling-training to book online. Booking is essential. For more information visit www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au or contact Council’s Environmental Health Officer via email council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 4560 4444.

Request for Offer (RFO) to Lease Commercial Premises, 325 George Street, Windsor

Hawkesbury City Council invites interested organisations and businesses to submit an offer for the leasing of commercial premises located at 325 George Street, Windsor (formerly The Wedding Centre) for a period of up to five years. Submissions will open on 25 July 2016 and will be received up to 4:30pm on Friday 26 August 2016.

Submissions will be assessed against a number of criteria aligned with Council’s key strategies, as well as legislative and regulatory frameworks for use of Crown Land-owned properties under the trust of Council.

RFO applications must address all criteria described in Council’s RFO document and must be received by the closing time. Late submissions will not be accepted.

The site will be open for inspection on Tuesday, 9 August 2016 between 10am and 11am at 325 George Street, Windsor.

The canvassing of councillors will automatically disqualify the applicant from the evaluation process.

For further information, please contact Council’s Property Services Coordinator, Linda Hewitt on 4560 4444.

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.

  • DA0053/16 - 3 Gibson Street RICHMOND -Retrospective Application - Alterations & Additions to Garage and Pergola - Approved
  • DA0246/16 - 128 Bells Road GROSE VALE -Structures Ancillary to a Dwelling House - Use of shipping containers for storage - Refused
  • DA0247/16 - 17 Tern Place YARRAMUNDI -Structure Ancillary to Dwelling - Cabana and Carport - Approved
  • DA0300/16 - 150 East Kurrajong Road EAST KURRAJONG -Structures Ancillary to a Dwelling House – Two outbuildings, swimming pool, retaining wall and associated earthworks - Approved
  • DA0302/16 - 22 Tizzana Road EBENEZER -Dwelling House - Alterations and Additions - Approved
  • DA0310/16 - 10 Alsop Place BLIGH PARK -Subdivision - Two lot strata subdivision - Approved
  • DA0362/16 - 19 Fernadell Drive PITT TOWN -Dwelling House with Attached Garage - Approved
  • DA0369/16 - 573 Grose Vale Road GROSE VALE -Tree Removal - Approved
  • DA0698/15 - 13 Moore Place BLIGH PARK-Dwelling House - Alterations & Additions - Approved
  • S960063/16 - 351 Old Stock Route Road OAKVILLE-Structure Ancillary to Dwelling - Request to modify DA0790/15 relocate location of shed - Approved
  • S960066/16 - 1 King Road, LOWER PORTLAND-Modification Application to Development Consent No. 0676/14 - Design Amendments - 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.

Positions Vacant

Duty Officer - Town Planning - CP049BU

Salary neg from $67K pa + 9 day fortnight

Hawkesbury is one of Sydney's largest and most picturesque local government areas spanning 2,800 square kilometres of national park, farm, village and town settings, with a population of 65,000. Offering a blend of urban and rural living within easy reach of Sydney, Parramatta and Penrith, the Hawkesbury is one of NSW best locations to live and work.

Council is seeking a motivated and suitably qualified planning or building professional to join our Development Services team. The position involves providing a high level of customer service advice to the public and development industry particularly in the lodgement of development related applications, as well as development enquiries and the assessment, processing and managing of a limited number of development applications and s149 certificates.

The successful applicant must have a tertiary qualification in either Town/Urban & Regional Planning, Building Studies or equivalent together with a sound knowledge of the relevant Acts.

How to Apply:- for further position details, including the selection criteria and how to apply using Council’s Online Job Application process, visit our website.

For specific job enquiries contact Council's HR Coordinator, Nikki Griffiths Ph 4560 4594.

Applications close Sunday 24 July 2016.

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

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

Major Plant Operator - Construction & Maintenance - IS008CM

We currently have a vacancy in the Construction and Maintenance Branch for a Major Plant Operator. Duties will involve the operation of a range of plant, including graders, loaders, backhoes and trucks as well as manual fieldwork associated with construction/maintenance projects.

The successful person must have the appropriate licences for the operation of heavy plant, including a current class MR Licence, LL Licence (Loader Ticket) and WHS General Induction Certificate. Previous experience in operating heavy plant and the ability to read plans and offsets to produce a quality finish is also essential.

The position is classified under Council’s salary structure as Grade 8, with a commencing rate of pay of $987.48 gross per week plus an Adverse Working Conditions Allowance of $14.82 per week as well as 9.5% superannuation and the opportunity to progress through Council's Salary System. Excellent working conditions apply including a nine-day fortnight working agreement.

Applications close on Sunday, 17 July 2016.

How to Apply:- for further position details, including the selection criteria and how to apply using Council’s Online Job Application process, visit our website.

Applicants who do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for this position. Please note that the canvassing of Councillors in relation to this matter will automatically disqualify the applicant from this process.

Operator in Charge - Sewer Pump Stations - IS059WM

Excellent working conditions + 9 - day fortnight

We are looking for a motivated and experienced Operator to join our Wastewater team. This hands on position involves the general maintenance and repair of sewer mains to comply with EPA 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 $1028.57 gross per 38 hour week plus an Adverse Working Conditions Allowance of $39.90 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 Online 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 Sunday 24 July 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.

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