Launching our first ever Hawkesbury Fest - Local Government Week 2018

Local Government Week will be celebrated in the Hawkesbury from Sunday, 29 July to Monday, 6 August 2018.

Hawkesbury Fest2To celebrate Local Government Week, Council will host a brand new community event to be called ‘Hawkesbury Fest’ on Sunday, 29 July 2018 at Governor Phillip Park, Windsor.

The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Mary Lyons-Buckett is encouraging local residents to get involved in the inaugural community event with lots of fun, free activities for everyone.

“This event will showcase many aspects of Hawkesbury City Council to our community,” the Mayor said.

“We will also officially open the new playground at Governor Phillip Park, which has been upgraded as part of the Governor Phillip Park Master Plan.

“The completed Stage 1 works include a children’s bicycle path and a variety of play equipment which aims to encourage balancing, climbing, sliding, spinning and exploration,” Councillor Mary Lyons-Buckett said.

“Based on community feedback, particularly from the Touched by Olivia Foundation, Council has modified the playground design to include fencing around the playground for extra safety for children.

“The new playground looks fantastic and I’m sure everyone will enjoy the opening that we have planned in July as part of Local Government Week, so I encourage you all to come along and enjoy our first ever Hawkesbury Fest.”

Free activities will include:

  • Free jumping castle, face painting and roving entertainment
  • Library, Gallery, Museum – free interactive craft activities
  • Hawkesbury Community Nursery – 1000 plants to be given away to celebrate National Tree Day
  • Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter – dog competitions and promoting pets for adoption
  • Governor Phillip Park gala opening – including a special a community art initiative to create a new artwork to be displayed permanently on the fence of the new playground
  • Community groups supporting the Nursery and the Animal Shelter will also showcase their groups and host a sausage sizzle
  • Sheep dog and agility displays
  • Food trucks and market stalls.

For further information, contact Customer Service on 4560 4444.Hawkesbury Fest 2018


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