13 October 2016

Council Meetings

OCTOBER

Tuesday 25th Ordinary 6.30pm

November

Tuesday 8th Ordinary 6.30pm

Council 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, 26 October 2016 from 10am to 1pm 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. Click here 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.

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.

Intergrated Development Proposal

Lot 1 DP 1185012, 67 Kurrajong Road KURRAJONG NSW 2758  Hawkesbury City Council has received amended plans for the Subdivision of the above land as part of the current Land and Environment Court Proceedings in relation to Development Application DA0830/15.

Council is required to carry out its usual notification procedures in respect of the amended development application which proposes 37 lots. The applicant is PRJM Pty Limited. The Land and Environment Court is the determining authority for this matter.

The proposed development is defined as integrated development under Section 91 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 because an approval under the Rural Fires Act 1997 is required. The approval body is the NSW Rural Fire Service.

The development application and supporting information will be on public exhibition for the period 13/10/2016 to 27/10/2016. 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 DA0830/15. Where a submission by way of objection is made, the grounds for objection are to be specified in the submission.

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.

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: William Pillon (02) 4560 4424.

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