Hawkesbury Fest Online engages local community

Hawkesbury Fest successfully went online for the first time this year during Local Government Week from Monday, 3 August to Sunday, 9 August with a great reception from the community.

In keeping with the COVID-19 requirements of the Federal and State Government, and for the safety of the Hawkesbury community, Council adapted the physical event to the new online version of Hawkesbury Fest, which showcased the work Council does in the Hawkesbury.

Events survey

Council has developed a Major Events survey so you can tell us what you think about Hawkesbury Events and what events you’d like to see in future. Go to www.surveymonkey.com/r/hawkesburycommunityevents and complete the survey today!

Council hosted the event via Council’s website www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au and on the Hawkesbury Events Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/hawkesburyevents The Hawkesbury Events page now has over 8000 followers after the Hawkesbury Fest Online campaign.

Local Government Week – Councils Do

The theme ‘Councils Do’ was echoed throughout the week of online events on Hawkesbury events Facebook with different areas of Council being highlighted including Cultural Services, Economic Development, Parks and Recreation, Community Services, Environment and Sustainability.

Many Hawkesbury residents are sure to be greening up their homes thanks to the Hawkesbury Community Nursery’s native plant promotion of buy 5 get 5 free (5 for 5) native forestry tube plants. This offer is still available to Hawkesbury residents for the first 400 registrations until 31 August, but you can redeem your plant offer, once registered by 31 August, up until 30 June 2021. For more information and to register call 4560 4444.

See the link to the interesting Bushcare volunteer video that played during Hawkesbury Fest online www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zr8pLgVsggU starring our local Bushcare volunteers!

The Visitor Information Centre revealed great information about heritage trails and tourist drives in the Hawkesbury.

Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter was also a special feature of the event, with plenty of information about microchipping, responsible pet ownership and rehoming pets.

Most popular online posts

The most popular online features for Hawkesbury Fest were the 5 for 5 nursery plant giveaway, the Bushcare volunteer video, parks and playground Facebook posts and learning more about the Compost Revolution.

Waste 2 Art winners

The Waste 2 Art Competition was also launched in the lead up to Hawkesbury Fest with the Waste 2 Art winners announced by the Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Barry Calvert. The winning entries are now on exhibition at Hawkesbury Central Library, 300 George Street, Windsor until Sunday, 23 August. The Waste 2 Art Competition is an opportunity for primary school students to give waste a new purpose by transforming it into a creative piece of artwork, which encourages students to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Waste 2 Art winners



Student name

Artwork title



Benjamin Dixon

The Crown Jewels



Hannah Cahill




Samuel Cahill

Waddles The Penguin



Liliana Pagano

Keep Recycling to Save the World: World Saviour



Adam Jordan

Wallet made 100% from recycled materials



Olivia Lanzon

Upcycled Teen Jeans



Makayla Skarstrom

Save Me

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