9 June 2011

Community Information

Community Sponsorship Program 2011/2012

Round 1 of the program is currently open and applications will be received until the close of business, Friday 1 July 2011, for funding early in the new financial year.

The program covers any Hawkesbury based community organisation, business or individual wanting to undertake activities that address the needs of the community as identified in Council's adopted strategic, community, cultural and other plans. It also covers individuals who are representing the Hawkesbury at a state, national and international sporting competition or cultural event.

Hawkesbury City Council will assess the applications and provide sponsorship to support activities or events which will benefit the residents of the Hawkesbury within the available resources. The purpose of Council's sponsorship program is to enable community groups and individuals to access resources that would otherwise be unavailable to them. These resources could include:
* Financial - in terms of direct funding
* Human - in terms of advice, skill and expertise of Council staff
* Material - in terms of goods and services provided directly by Council as an 'in-kind' contribution

If you would like more information on sponsorship opportunities or to apply for funding, please contact Hawkesbury City Council''s Community Facilities and Grants Co-ordinator Trisha Sundin on Ph: (02) 4560 4576 or Patricia.SUNDIN@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au .

Applications close Friday 1 July 2011

Windsor Sewerage Scheme - 24 hr Maintenance Service for Sewer Problems

If you are in the areas of Windsor, South Windsor, Bligh Park, Windsor Downs, Clarendon, McGraths Hill and Pitt Town, Hawkesbury City Council provides you with sewerage services.

Problems With Your Sewer?
Council's Water Management Staff at the Administration Centre, George Street, Windsor, can help you with any problems, such as reporting of sewer overflows and/or any complaints (such as odours etc), that you may have with your sewer where possible. If sewer related problems occur outside of normal working hours, please call (02) 4560 4444 and follow the prompts for assistance. Your call will immediately be transferred to an officer on duty.

Shouldn't I Just Ring a Plumber?
It is best to contact Council first through our 24hr, seven day a week service so that we can identify whether the problem is with the sewer system or is related to your property. This may be able to save you the expense of calling out a service person.

Maintenance Programme Ongoing
Council is continually undertaking maintenance works to ensure cleanliness and a continuity of service to you.

If you have any enquiries regarding system serviceability, general maintenance, expected response time in the event of a sewer blockage etc; please contact Ramiz Younan Manager – Waste Management on (02) 4560 4519.

Consulting the Community

Development Servicing Plan - Windsor Sewerage Scheme

Council has prepared a Development Servicing Plan for Windsor Sewerage Scheme to enable developer charges to be collected to provide funding for infrastructure required to service new development. Hawkesbury City Council owns and operates sewerage services within the areas of Windsor, South Windsor, Bligh Park, Windsor Downs, Clarendon, Mulgrave, Vineyard and Pitt Town.

Council at its meeting of 10 May 2011 resolved to place the Development Servicing Plan - Windsor Sewerage Scheme on public exhibition.

You are invited to inspect the Development Servicing Plan - Windsor Sewerage Scheme
at Council Offices and libraries from Thursday 9 June – 7 July 2011. Council offices are open between 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday. The document will also be available on Council's website www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au.

If you wish to make a written submission, please ensure that Council receives your submission by 7July 2011. Please note that upon request Council may release submissions received in accordance with an Informal Access Request to Council under the Government Information (Public Access Act 2009).

Enquiries should be made to Chris Daley Director Infrastructure Services on 4560 4506 or Ramiz Younan Manager Waste Management on 4560 4519.

Council Meetings


Tuesday 21 Extra-Ordinary 6.30pm - 2011/2012 Management Plan
Tuesday 28 Ordinary 6.30pm

Hawkesbury Regional Gallery

20 May - 3 July - The Golden Age
Deerubbin Centre -1st Floor
300 George Street Windsor 2756
Tel 02 4560 4441 Fax 02 4560 4442
Phone 4560 4434
Mon-Fri 10am-4pm Sat & Sun 10am-3pm
(Closed Tues and public holidays)
Free admission

Development Application 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

Senior Town Planner - CP007TP

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