3 November 2016

Community Information

Register Your Christmas Event

Hawkesbury City Council is looking for community groups, churches, sporting organisations and schools that hold events for Christmas to be part of a Christmas Calendar of events for the Hawkesbury.

The program of events will be publicised through Council’s channels and will include advertisements, flyers and banners.

Promoting Christmas events in the calendar provides organisations the unique opportunity to reach a wider audience and it is FREE. It is also a positive opportunity to promote events in the Hawkesbury to our surrounding communities.

To submit details about your event for the Christmas Calendar, visit www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au and complete the registration form. Forms must be submitted by 5pm Friday, 17 November 2016 to be included.

For any queries on the Christmas Calendar of events please contact Council’s Events Coordinator on (02) 4560 4404 or email events@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

Council Meetings

November

Tuesday 8th Ordinary 6.30pm

Tuesday 29th Ordinary 6.30pm

December

Tuesday 13th Ordinary 6.30pm

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.

  • DA0057/16 - 1281 Wollombi Road FERNANCES -Dwelling House with Carport - Refused
  • DA0179/16 - 161 Coromandel Road EBENEZER -Retrospective Application – Conversion of Garage to Storeroom and Change rooms and Use of Alterations and Additions to existing building - Refused
  • DA0296/16 - 1 Howell Crescent SOUTH WINDSOR -Dwelling House - Alterations and Additions - Approved
  • DA0400/16 - 86 Arthur Phillip Drive NORTH RICHMOND -Dwelling House - Construction of a Single Storey Dwelling on Proposed Lot 123 - Deferred Commencement
  • DA0408/16 - 94 Barkly Drive WINDSOR DOWNS -Secondary Dwelling – Attached - Approved
  • DA0459/16 - 9 Roxana Road KURRAJONG -Structure Ancillary to Dwelling – Garage - Approved
  • DA0515/16 - 122 Bathurst Street PITT TOWN -Dwelling House and Ancillary Development - Alterations and Additions and Swimming Pool - Approved
  • DA0522/16 - 62 Warks Hill Road KURRAJONG HEIGHTS -Alterations and additions the existing dwelling, demolition of the garage, construction of a new garage attached to dwelling and dwelling additions - Approved
  • DA0613/16 - 85 East Kurrajong Road EAST KURRAJONG -Structure Ancillary to Dwelling – Outbuilding - Refused
  • DA0622/16 - 25 Chapel Street RICHMOND -Tree Removal- removal of one tree - Approved
  • DA0671/16 - 99 Grose Wold Road GROSE WOLD -Dwelling House - Approved
  • DA0673/16 - 73 Hall Street PITT TOWN -Dwelling House - Approved
  • DA0760/15 - 10 The Boomerang FREEMANS REACH -Dual Occupancy – Attached - Refused

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.

Hawkesbury Regional Gallery

Hawkesbury Art Fair

4 November – 4 December

A showcase for our creative community and an opportunity to buy original art from some of the Hawkesbury’s best artists, designers and craftspeople.

OPENING AND PREVIEW

Friday 4 November 6-8pm
Free – all welcome, drinks and refreshments served (bar opens 6pm).
GALLERY CURATOR’S TALK: HAWKESBURY ART FAIR
Monday 7 November 1-2pm
Free – all welcome.

Positions Vacant

Corporate Communications Manager - GM003CC

Hawkesbury City Council is facing an exciting new future, full of opportunities. We are committed to the implementation of our Fit for the Future Plan to make Council sustainable by 2020/2021. Our team has passion and enthusiasm and we are looking for like-minded people to join us on this journey. You must be open to fresh ideas, committed to progressing new initiatives and be driven to provide the very best service to our community.

Council is seeking highly motivated, dynamic, hands on communication professional to manage all aspects of its public relations, awards, events and communication programs. A key focus of the role is to ensure that information about Council is communicated in way that responds to the changing needs of our society. Responsibilities range from production of publications, protocol and media support for the Mayor, overseeing all civic events, media relations, crisis management, change management, promotional activities and online community engagement. You will also be required to implement internal communication improvement programs and assist with strategies to enhance staff engagement.

To be considered for this position you will have:-

  • A tertiary qualification in a related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in public relations, communications, events and community engagement
  • Proven ability in developing and implementing public relations strategy designed to enhance corporate image
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Experience in leading and developing a team
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social media technology and consultation platforms

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 - www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au. For specific job enquiries contact Council's HR Coordinator, Nikki Griffiths on 4560 4594.

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

Applications close 5pm, 13 November 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 Council’s Code of Conduct

Major Plant Operator – Waste Landfill Operations - IS042WM

We are looking for two experienced heavy plant operators for Hawkesbury City Waste Management Facility. This position requires the operation of heavy plant, including Landfill Compactors, Excavators, Track Loaders, Water Trucks and other plant; along with field work associated with the landfilling operations, such as litter control, yard maintenance, customer service and much more!

To be successful in this role you must have previous experience in earthmoving operations or similar activities, be physically fit to suit the position, have good verbal communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment. It is essential that you have a current MR Drivers Licence, WorkCover WHS Induction Certificate plus significant experience operating heavy plant.

Salary: - Grade 8, commencing rate at $987.48 gross per week + Adverse Working Conditions Allowance of $39.90 gross per week + 9.5% superannuation. The position involves working a four week rotational roster which includes regular weekend shifts; paid at penalty rates in accordance with the Award.

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 - www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au. For specific job enquiries contact Nikki Griffiths, Human Resources Coordinator on 4560 4594.

Applications close 5pm, 13 November 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 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.

Manager Corporate Services & Governance - SS021CS

Salary negotiable from $110K pa + 9.5% Super

+ Leaseback Vehicle + 19 Day Month

Hawkesbury City Council is facing an exciting new future, full of opportunities. We are committed to the implementation of our Fit for the Future Plan to make Council sustainable by 2019/2020. Our team has passion and enthusiasm and we are looking for like-minded people to join us on this journey. You must be open to fresh ideas, committed to progressing new initiatives and be driven to provide the very best service to our community.

Reporting to the Director Support Services you will be responsible for the provision of high quality corporate support to Elected Members, internal staff and external stakeholders. Specifically, you will have responsibility for administration, governance, property management, records management and printing functions of Council.

To succeed in the role, you will have a tertiary qualification in local government or other related area, together with a comprehensive knowledge of relevant statutory and legislative requirements. In addition you will have experience at a middle management level preferably with property management and records management experience.

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 - www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au. For specific job enquiries contact Council's Human Resources Coordinator, Nikki Griffiths on (02) 4560 4594.

Applications close 5pm 6 November 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.

Manager Environment and Regulatory Services - CP013RS

Salary neg from $105K + 9.5% Super

+ Leaseback Vehicle + 19 Day Month

Hawkesbury City Council is facing an exciting new future, full of opportunities. We are committed to the implementation of our Fit for the Future Plan to make Council sustainable by 2019/2020. Our team has passion and enthusiasm and we are looking for like-minded people to join us on this journey. You must be open to fresh ideas, committed to progressing new initiatives and be driven to provide the very best service to our community.

This is a challenging and varied role where you will be responsible for driving and leading service improvement that aligns with the Council’s strategic focus. Responsibilities will include determining appropriate action for breaches of legislation and facilitating legislative requirements under various Acts. The ability to clearly communicate complex issues, prepare reports, manage a budget and negotiate outcomes is also an integral part of the role.

To be considered for this position you will have demonstrated management experience in an environmental or regulatory role together with a degree or post graduate degree in a related discipline. You must also be adept at managing a diverse team of professional staff, be outcomes focused and have highly developed interpersonal skills.

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 - www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au. For specific job enquiries contact Council's HR Coordinator, Nikki Griffiths (02) 4560 4594.

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

Applications close 5pm 13 November 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

Expressions of Interest for Community Representation on Council Committees

Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified members of the community to act as community representatives on the committees outlined below. 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. For more information or to obtain an Expression of Interest Form please visit Council website’s www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au or contact the relevant person as listed below. EOIs close 5pm Friday, 11 November 2016.

Human Services Advisory Committee

Community representation - Seven (7) Community appointments

This Committee has been delegated (by Council) the task of providing advice and assistance in the development and drafting of a Human Services Strategy linked with the Hawkesbury Community Strategic Plan 2013 – 2032. Members will provide advice on consultative strategies for inviting submissions, assist in the identification of community indicators to measure progress in the improvement and well-being of residents of the Hawkesbury and assist Council staff to coordinate an integrated human services planning framework. Meetings are held a minimum of four times per year. Contact Andrew Kearns on (02) 4560 4604.

Hawkesbury Civics and Citizenship Committee

Community representation - Three (3) Community appointments

This Committee facilitates the selection of award recipients for several awards including but not limited to; Australia Day Awards and the Hawkesbury Sports Awards. It reviews the criteria for each of the award systems and makes recommendations on changes to systems, actively encourages nominations from the community for the awards programs to further enhance the quality and quantity of submissions Council receives and assists, when requested, with recommendations for special civic or community celebrations. Meetings are held a minimum of once per year. Contact Sonia Porter on (02) 4560 4425.

Hawkesbury Sustainability Advisory Committee – Four (4) Community appointments

This Committee was established to provide a forum for community representatives, Councillors and Council Officers to focus on sustainability issues and to ensure a coordinated approach to the development, implementation and evaluation of Council’s grant funded sustainability projects and other Council approved sustainability initiatives. Committee membership will also include the appointment of one (1) representative from each of the Department of Environment and Heritage, Department of Primary Industries and Western Sydney University. Meetings are held a minimum of twice per year. Contact Andrew Kearns on (02) 4560 4604.

Waste Management Advisory Committee

Community representation - Two (2) Community appointments

This Committee provides Council with advice about information, research, analysis and public awareness strategies and options for future waste management in the Hawkesbury. Meetings are held a minimum of twice per year. Contact Andrew Kearns on (02) 4560 4604.

Heritage Advisory Committee

Community representation - Eight (8) Community appointments

This Committee provides Council with advice on grant applications, recommendations and management issues, heritage listings, Heritage Week events and community awareness of heritage matters. Meetings are held a minimum of twice per year. Contact Andrew Kearns on (02) 4560 4604.

Floodplain Risk Management Advisory Committee

Community representation - Five (5) Community appointments

This Committee provides advice to Council about information, research and analysis on the nature and degree of flood risk, measures and standards necessary to minimise flood risk, public awareness strategies and development of a flood risk management plan. Meetings are held a minimum of six times per year. Contact Andrew Kearns on (02) 4560 4604.

Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee

Community representation – Three (3) Community appointments

This Committee provides independent assurance and assistance to Council on risk management, control, governance and external accountability responsibilities. Meetings are held a minimum of four times per year. Contact Steven Kelly on 4560 4408.

Hawkesbury Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Community representation - Nine (9) Community appointments

This Committee has been delegated (by Council) the task of providing advice and assistance in the drafting of a Hawkesbury Access and Inclusion Plan. This Committee will provide advice to Council staff on strategies for eliminating barriers which prevent residents and visitors from participating fully in community and civic life, and raise awareness of the importance of creating an accessible built environment and inclusive civil society. Meetings are held a minimum of four times per year. Contact Meagan Ang on (02) 4560 4502.

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