8 September 2011

Community Information

Govenor Phillip Reserve and Boat Ramp - Temporary Closure

Notice is given that Governor Phillip Reserve and boat ramp will be closed to the general public on Saturday, 17 September 2011 and Sunday, 18 September 2011.  Exclusive use has been granted to Upper Hawkesbury Power Boat Club for the 2011 Windsor Spectacular.

Cover Your Load - Don’t throw your money away, secure your load

Transporting waste that is uncovered or not properly secured is illegal and can pose a danger to other vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. It can also pollute the local environment.

Hawkesbury City Council’s Regulatory Services and officers from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage have begun a campaign to make residents aware of the hazards associated with uncovered loads.

From Saturday, 10 September 2011 regulatory action will be taken and fines will be issued to people not transporting waste correctly. Cover your load or risk a $500 fine.

Further information about carrying waste is available from Council Website.

2011 Hawkesbury Garden Competition – Now Open

Entries for the 2011 Hawkesbury Garden Competition are now open. Entries for the competition close Friday, 23 September 2011 and judging will take place during the week of 26 – 29 September 2011.

A maximum of two categories per garden may be entered. Categories are: best front garden, best heritage/formal garden, best urban streetscape, best acreage garden, best kids garden, best new garden, best non-residential garden (e.g. churches, retirement villages, hospitals, commercial landscapes) and best educational garden.

For an entry form and full conditions of entry, go to Council’s website or pick up a flyer from Council’s administration building, Hawkesbury Central Library, Windsor or Richmond Branch Library. For more information call Council’s Land Management section on 02 4560 4444.

Thank you to our sponsors Bettergrow, Neutrog and Seasol as well as the Hawkesbury District Camera Club.

Australia Day Award Nominations 2012

The 2012 Hawkesbury Australia Day Award nominations are open for the community to nominate individuals that are worthy of such a prestigious award.

The Awards, based on a process of nomination and selection by the Civic and Citizenship Committee, recognise achievements in the Hawkesbury in the following categories:

  • Cultural Heritage Award – for significant contribution to cultural heritage development
  • Community Arts Award – for significant contribution to cultural art development
  • Sports Person of the Year – for outstanding achievement in the sporting domain
  • Commemorative Plaque – for significant contribution of a resident (posthumous 5 years)

You can nominate for a Hawkesbury Australia Day Award for 2012 by completing a nomination form which can be found on Council website, obtained from Council’s Administration Building, Hawkesbury Central Library, Windsor and Richmond Branch Library or by calling Council’s Public Relations Coordinator on 4560 4430.

Nominations for the Hawkesbury Australia Day Awards close Friday, 11 November 2011.

Proposed Removal of Street Tree/s

Notice is given of proposed removal of street tree/s as detailed below:

  • Identification: 11/12,
    Tree Species: Liquid Amber
    Address: 8 McKenzie Cres, Wilberforce 2756
    Reason: Damage to Infrastructure
    Specified Date: 22 September 2011
  • Identification: 11/11
    Tree Species: Plane Tree
    Address: 9 Killarney Court McGraths Hill
    Reason: Damage to Property
    Specified Date: 22/09/11

Any objection to this proposal must be in writing, quoting the above identification number/s and be lodged by the specified date.

Please be advised that comments may contain information that is personal information, such as information that identifies you, etc, for the purposes of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act.

The purpose of collecting this information is to assist Council in obtaining the views of the community regarding this matter. The information may also be made available to third parties in accordance with the relevant legislation.

The submission of personal information with your comments is voluntary but, if not provided, may affect consideration of such comments. The information will ultimately be stored in Council''s records system.

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.

Council Meetings


Tuesday 13 Ordinary 6.30pm
Tuesday 20 Extra-Ordinary Election of Mayor, Deputy Mayor, etc. 6.30pm

Positions Vacant

This week include: Town Planner, Public Relations Officer

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