14 July 2011

Community Information

Local Government Week 2011 – Empowering Communities

Local Government Week will be celebrated in the Hawkesbury from 1-7 August with a program packed full of activities and events for all ages and interests.

National Tree Day is the first event scheduled to promote Local Government Week 2011 in the Hawkesbury on Sunday, 31 July 2011 at Yarramundi Reserve. RSVP essential for catering, 4560 4525.

Other events include children's activities at the library, free child restraint checking (3 August), a mini book sale and library tour (3 August), the Companion Animal Shelter Open day (6 August) and a special presentation on 'Making Sense of the Census' (5 August). A food handling seminar which is free to charity organisations (2 August), the annual Sports Awards presentation ceremony (1 August) and a community event at Howe park (1 August) will also be held to celebrate.

RSVP and bookings are essential for many events. For more information please visit www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au or call 4560 4430.

For your chance to win a share in $6,000, get online and enter the Local Government and Shires Associations of NSW Empowering Communities Competition. To enter, write in a 100 words or less, what you would do with $2,000 to empower your community. For more information and to enter, visit www.lgweek.lgsa.org.au.

Proposed New Fee for Plumbing and Drainage Inspections

At the Ordinary meeting of Council held on 28 June 2011, Council resolved to create a new charge for the inspection of plumbing and drainage on properties covered by private treatment and water supply systems under a Water Industry Competition Act 2006 (WICA) License.
The new fee proposed will be one hundred and sixty dollars ($160.00) GST inclusive per inspection.
In accordance with Section 610F of the Local Government Act 1993, notification is hereby given of the proposed fee.
Any submission about the proposed fee must be submitted in writing and received by 5pm on 15 August 2011. Submission should be addressed to The General Manager, Hawkesbury City Council, PO Box 146 Windsor 2756.

Enquiries:- Manager of Regulatory Services – Garry Baldry 4560 4542

Hawkesbury Regional Gallery

8 July - 21 August

Three exhibitions of contemporary and traditional ceramics including a survey of Master Potter, Geoff Crispin, who will be presenting a special workshop demonstration in the gallery on Sunday 7 August.

School Holiday Activity Friday 15 July

Paint a ceramic tile with artists Madeleine Hayes & Ben Milne. Time: between 11am - 2pm
Cost: $10 (includes all materials and tile firing)
Bookings essential as places are limited, Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Phone: 4560 4441

Deerubbin Centre -1st Floor
300 George Street Windsor 2756
Tel 02 4560 4441 www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au
Mon-Fri 10am-4pm Sat & Sun 10am-3pm
(Closed Tues and public holidays)
Free admission

Hawkesbury Regional Museum

School holiday activity Friday 15 July

Use your initials for needlecraft and badge making at our ''drop-in'' session between 11 - 2pm and have a look at our new exhibition, ''The Misses Stewart - seamstresses of the Hawkesbury.Free entry (gold coin donation gratefully received).
8 Baker Street
Ph: 4560 4655

Council Meetings


Tuesday 26 Ordinary 6.30pm


Tuesday 9 Ordinary 6.30pm
Tuesday 30 Ordinary 6.30pm

Development Applications Recently Determined

Notice under Section 101 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, the following Development Consents were determined by Council.

>>> View applications

The development consents are available for public inspection, without charge, at Council Offices. Office hours are 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Positions Vacant

Asset Officer - SS070FS

Financial Accountant - SS005FS

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