20 June 2013

Consulting the Community

Hawkesbury River Estuary Study and Management Plan - Community Consultation Session

Hawkesbury City Council, with the support of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, has engaged BMT WBM Pty Ltd to prepare the Upper Hawkesbury River Estuary Study and Management Plan. The Plan will document a suite of actions to improve estuary health into the future.

The study will examine the Upper Hawkesbury River between Wisemans Ferry and Yarramundi. It will include the waterways of the Upper Hawkesbury River, along with its tributaries, immediate riparian area and broader catchments which takes in the catchments of Colo and Grose Rivers.

Background information about the project status can also be found at the project website http://upperhawkesburyczmp.bmtwbm.com.au/.

To improve the understanding of the issues that need to be managed, the study team wishes to speak to local community members and those who work, live or play in and around the River.

Two public sessions have been organised to speak with river uses.

Community Drop-In Session

An informal drop in session where interested community members are invited to have a one on one chat with the study team about the aspects of the River that are valued and the issues that need to be addressed.

When: Saturday, 29 June 2013
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: Top of the escalators near Woolworths, Richmond Market Place, March Street Richmond.

Community Consultation Session

A Community Consultation session, including a formal presentation and workshop style activities will extract information from participants to improve the understanding of the issues that need managing.

When: Monday, 15 July 2013
Time: 6pm for a 6:30pm start. It is expected that the workshop should be finished by 9:30pm.
Where: Tebbutt Room, Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street, Windsor.

A light snack of sandwiches, tea and coffee will be provided on the night.

Please RSVP to the Community Consultation Session by contacting Council’s Senior Strategic Environmental Planner, Suzanne Stuart before Monday, 8 July on (02) 4560 4557 or suzanne.stuart@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au.

Community Information

Community Sponsorship Program 2013/2014

Round 1 of the program is currently open and applications will be received until the close of business, Friday 12 July 2013, 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 Customer Support Co-ordinator Trisha Sundin on Ph: (02) 4560 4576 or Patricia.SUNDIN@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au .

Applications close Friday 12 July 2013

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 25 Ordinary 6.30PM


Tuesday 9 Ordinary 6.30PM

Tuesday 30 Ordinary 6.30PM

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