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.

Proposed Lease - Hollands Paddock, Windsor to NSW Girl Guides

Public Information Sheet

The following information has been prepared to provide advice to residents about Council’s intention to enter into a 21 year Lease with Girl Guides NSW & ACT to enable Windsor Girl Guides to continue to occupy the Girl Guides hall on a portion of Hollands Paddock at Windsor.

Proposed Lease - Hollands Paddock, Windsor to NSW Girl Guides

FAQs

This section provides some background information about the proposal to enter into a lease for the purpose of Windsor Girl Guide’s continued use of the Girl Guides hall on Hollands Paddock.

Where is Hollands Paddock?

Hollands Paddock is an area of open space parkland located on the corner of The Terrace and Johnson Street at Windsor. Hollands Paddock is just over 1 hectare in size (1.0410h).

What is being proposed?

Council is intending to enter into a 21 year lease with Girl Guides NSW & ACT to allow Windsor Girl Guides to occupy approximately 680m2 for the purposes of conducting guiding activities. The lease is intended to cover this portion of Hollands Paddock.

Figure 1 (above) provides an indication of the portion of Hollands Paddock to be covered by the lease.

Will the classification of Hollands Paddock change?

Hollands Paddock is currently classified as community land. Community land cannot be sold and its uses are governed by a Plan of Management.

Council’s Windsor Foreshore Plan of Management (which includes the land at Hollands Paddock) sets out permitted uses for Hollands Paddock and any activity to be held on Hollands Paddock needs to be managed in accordance with the provisions of the Plan.

The proposal will not alter the classification of Hollands Paddock and complies with the provisions of the Plan of Management. Under the proposal Hollands Paddock will remain as community land, under Council ownership.

Who will manage the Girl Guides hall?

The hall will continue to be managed by the Windsor Girl Guides, as is the case at present.

What happens after the 21 year lease expires?

In the final year of the lease Council will enter into discussions with Girl Guides NSW & ACT on future arrangements for the use of the building.

Further information

If you have any questions regarding this information please contact Mr Joseph Litwin, Executive Manager Community Partnerships on (02) 4560 4444 or by email at jlitwin@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

Written submissions in relation to the proposal should be addressed to the General Manager, Hawkesbury City Council, titled “Submission – Proposal to enter into a lease with Girl Guides NSW & ACT for use of a portion of Hollands Paddock, Windsor”. Submissions will be received until close of business 28 December 2018

Please forward your submission by any of the following methods:

Mail                  

General Manager
Hawkesbury City Council
PO Box 146
WINDSOR  NSW 2756

Fax: (02) 4587 7740

Email: council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

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.

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