Hawkesbury Residential Land Strategy

Following a recent metropolitan media item which stated that Hawkesbury City Council “aims to deliver 60,000 new dwellings by 2031”, the Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Barry Calvert is reassuring residents that the current Hawkesbury Residential Land Strategy seeks to accommodate 5,000 to 6,000 additional dwellings across the entire Hawkesbury Local Government Area by 2031, not 60,000. Most importantly, the strategy aims to preserve the unique and high quality natural environment of the Local Government Area.

“Regarding a dairy farm which is for sale in North Richmond, there is no planning proposal over the site,” the Mayor said.

“While the site is above the Probable Maximum Flood level, and as such is not classified as being within the Floodplain, there would be an impact on services west of the river, such as sewer, water and power during times of flood.

“As such, regional flood evacuation issues would be a major consideration for the State Government, and for Council, should a planning proposal be lodged,” he said.

For more information about the Hawkesbury Residential Land Strategy visit

http://www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/development/development-information/planning-policies/strategies-and-policies/hawkesbury-residential-land-strategy2

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