Community Consultation

Council is committed to community consultation to ensure community members are part of Council’s decision-making processes and so they can help shape decisions that affect them and their community.

Notification of items open for public comment are posted online and also appear in Council’s weekly notices in the Hawkesbury Courier.

Council also has an online community engagement hub, Your Hawkesbury - Your Say that is used to consult with the community on important issues and projects in the Hawkesbury. This online community engagement hub is only used for selective items on consultation.

See what is open for online consultation at  Your Hawkesbury – Your Say.

Code of Meeting Practice

The Office of Local Government has been developing a new Model Code of Meeting Practice (Model Code) for local councils since November 2016. The new Model Code has now been released and prescribed. In accordance with the Local Government Act, Council must adopt its own Code of Meeting Practice, based on the Model Code, within six months of the new Model Code being prescribed.

At its meeting on 12 March 2019, Council resolved to place an amended Code of Meeting Practice, based on the Model Code, on public exhibition in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993, and seek submissions for any amendments to the draft Code of Meeting Practice.

In accordance with that decision, Council’s Draft Code of Meeting Practice is placed on public exhibition until Friday, 12 April 2019 and may be viewed at Council’s Administration Building, 366 George Street, Windsor or by clicking here. For further information, please contact Council’s Manager Corporate Services and Governance on (02) 4560 4444 or attention email enquiries accordingly to council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au.

If you would like to make a submission, Council will receive these, in writing, addressed to the General Manager, Hawkesbury City Council, PO Box 146, Windsor NSW 2756, by fax to (02) 4587 7740 or by email to council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au up to close of business on Friday, 26 April 2019. Council will consider all submissions received at a subsequent Council Meeting.

Should you lodge a submission, it will be considered, along with any other submissions received and may be included in Council’s meeting business paper. Your submission, including any personal information, is accessible by any person upon written application, subject to Council’s Privacy Management Plan and the Government Information (Public Access) Act, 2009. The inclusion of personal information in your submission is voluntary but, if not provided, may affect consideration of the submission. The information will ultimately be stored in Council’s records system.

Borrowings Policy

In line with Council’s Long-Term Financial Plan, Council will be undertaking significant borrowings over the next 10 years to support the delivery of an expanded works program and to bring forward critical infrastructure in new release areas.

A Draft Borrowings Policy has been prepared to provide guidance and set out the requirements, for the prudent borrowing of funds. The Policy is based on applicable legislative requirements and a set of principles that ensure Council’s borrowings are aligned with Council’s financial sustainability strategy, and risks associated with the borrowings of funds are managed.

At its meeting on 10 July 2018, Council resolved to place the Draft Borrowings Policy on public exhibition for a period of 28 days and seek submissions from interested parties.

In accordance with that decision, Council’s Draft Borrowings Policy is placed on public exhibition until Wednesday, 29 August 2018 and can be viewed here or at Council’s Administration Building, 366 George Street, Windsor. For further information, please contact Council’s Chief Financial Officer on (02) 4560 4444 or attention email enquiries accordingly to council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au.

If you would like to make a submission, Council will receive these, in writing, addressed to the General Manager, Hawkesbury City Council, PO Box 146, Windsor NSW 2756, by fax to (02) 4587 7740 or by email to council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au up to close of business on Wednesday, 29 August 2018. Council will consider all submissions received at a subsequent Council Meeting.

Should you lodge a submission, it will be considered, along with any other submissions received and may be included in Council’s meeting business paper. Your submission, including any personal information, is accessible by any person upon written application, subject to Council’s Privacy Management Plan and the Government Information (Public Access) Act, 2009. The inclusion of personal information in your submission is voluntary but, if not provided, may affect consideration of the submission. The information will ultimately be stored in Council’s records system.

Public Exhibition of the Draft Vineyard Precinct Section 7.11 (Previously Section 94) Contributions Plan

Council at its meeting held on 8 May 2018 resolved to publicly exhibit the Draft Vineyard Precinct Section 7.11 Contributions Plan in accordance with section 26(4) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

The Vineyard Precinct (precinct) is situated within the Hawkesbury Local Government Area, between Box Hill and Windsor.

At the time the Draft Vineyard Precinct S7.11 Contributions Plan was prepared, the development in the Precinct has a semi-rural character. The Precinct is situated in the North West Growth Area. The State Government in December 2017 rezoned the land to facilitate mainly urban residential development.

This Draft Vineyard Precinct S7.11 Contributions Plan relates to the first stage of the Vineyard Precinct development. The expected development in this area includes 2,500 new residential dwellings and 5,500 square meters of land for retail purposes.

Infrastructure will need to be provided to support development in the Precinct, including Local Infrastructure that is traditionally the responsibility of the local council (in this case, Hawkesbury City Council). The infrastructure includes roads, storm-water drainage facilities, open space and recreation facilities and community infrastructure.

Land Affected: The Vineyard Precinct (Stage 1), land bounded by Commercial and Menin Roads to the north, Boundary Road to the east, Windsor Road to the south and Chapman Road to the west.

Aim of the Contributions Plan: The Draft Vineyard Precinct S7.11 Contributions Plan is a policy to guide and collect contributions to provide local infrastructure for the new Vineyard Precinct.

The Draft Vineyard Precinct S7.11 Contributions Plan is on exhibition between 18 May 2018 and 18 June 2018 inclusive.

A copy of the Draft Vineyard Precinct S7.11 Contributions Plan and Council report with supporting information can be viewed on Councils consultation website at Your Hawkesbury Your Say” and in hard copy at Councils Administration Centre at 366 George Street. Windsor NSW, during office hours 8:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday where your questions can be answered in person. Access to council’s website is available free of charge at all Council libraries for library members and at the Council’s Administration Centre.

Written comments are welcome before the close of business on 18 June 2018 to Hawkesbury City Council, PO Box 146, Windsor, NSW, 2756 or to council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au. Please quote Reference. Draft Vineyard Precinct S7.11 Contributions Plan.

Questions: Please contact Strategic Land Use Planning Coordinator on (02) 4560 4544.

Important Information about Your Submission

Confidentiality of Submissions - Any comments about the Draft Vineyard Precinct S7.11 Contributions Plan 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. 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.

Political Donations - Where relevant, a Political Donation and Gift Disclosure Statement, must accompany any submission lodged with Council. Under Section 10.4 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.

Draft Community Sponsorship Strategy

Council, at its Ordinary Meeting on 30 April 2019, adopted a Draft Community Sponsorship Strategy, and resolved to place the Draft Community Sponsorship Strategy on public exhibition for a period of 28 days to seek submissions from interested parties.

This is your opportunity to have your say about Council’s plans to work with the Hawkesbury community to explore sponsorship opportunities and provide support and resources to assist individuals and organisations to implement safe and accessible activities that will deliver the outcomes that our residents want to see.

In accordance with that decision, Council’s Draft Community Sponsorship Strategy is to be placed on public exhibition until Thursday, 4 July 2019 and may be viewed on Council’s website at www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au or at Council’s Administration Building, 366 George Street, Windsor. For further information, please contact Council’s Community Development Coordinator on (02) 4560 4502 or attention email enquiries accordingly to council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au.

If you would like to make a submission, Council will receive these, in writing, addressed to the General Manager, Hawkesbury City Council, PO Box 146, Windsor NSW 2756, by fax to (02) 4587 7740 or by email to council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au up to close of business on Thursday, 4 July 2019. Council will consider all submissions received at a subsequent Council Meeting.

Should you lodge a submission, it will be considered, along with any other submissions received and may be included in Council’s meeting business paper. Your submission, including any personal information, is accessible by any person upon written application, subject to Council’s Privacy Management Plan and the Government Information (Public Access) Act, 2009. The inclusion of personal information in your submission is voluntary but, if not provided, may affect consideration of the submission. The information will ultimately be stored in Council’s records system.

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