26 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.

Planning Proposal Redbank at North Richmond

Exhibition of Planning Proposal to rezone Lot 271 DP 1156792, 98 Grose Vale Road; Lot 272 DP 1156792, 96 Grose Vale Road; Lot 273 DP 1156792, 26 Arthur Phillip Drive; Lot 274 DP 1156792, 28 Arthur Phillip Drive, North Richmond.

Hawkesbury City Council is exhibiting a planning proposal affecting Lot 271 DP 1156792, 98 Grose Vale Road; Lot 272 DP 1156792, 96 Grose Vale Road; Lot 273 DP 1156792, 26 Arthur Phillip Drive; Lot 274 DP 1156792, 28 Arthur Phillip Drive, North Richmond.

The objectives of the planning proposal are to:

  • Rezone the land from RU4 Primary Production Small Lots and RU1 Primary Production to a range of urban uses (R2 Low Density Residential, R3 Medium Density Residential, R5 Large Lot Residential and B1 Neighbourhood Centre) as well as recreation and environmental uses (RE1 Public Recreation) to accommodate predominantly residential development on the site.
  • Meet increasing demand for additional housing supply and choices with the addition of approximately 1,400 dwellings.
  • Provide development on land that will not significantly impact upon environmentally sensitive land.
  • Provide the opportunity for the protection and adaptive re-use of significant heritage fabric.
  • Create no public infrastructure costs.
  • Contribute to achieving important objectives and directions in Government planning strategies and policies by providing future growth in the North West Subregion.

The planning proposal and other supporting documentation is on public exhibition 8:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday at Council’s Administration Office, 366 George Street, Windsor for the period Friday, 14 June 2013 to Wednesday, 14 August 2013 and can be viewed on Council's website www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au.

Interested persons are invited to inspect the planning proposal and other supporting documentation. Written submissions should be referenced “LEP11-002/11” and can be posted to Hawkesbury City Council, PO Box 146, WINDSOR NSW 2756, faxed to (02) 4587 7740, or emailed to council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au. The last day for the receipt of submissions is Wednesday, 14 August 2013.

Please note confidentiality is not available to persons making submissions. The details of any submissions may be included in a Council report or forwarded to the proponent where it may help to resolve issues raised in the submission. Information (including copies of submissions) may also be released in accordance with Council’s Access to Information policy.

The inclusion of personal information with your submission is voluntary. However, if not provided Council will not be able to contact you about the proposal. The information will be stored in Council's electronic records system and paper files. For your protection, Council recommends that you do not include defamatory comments in your submission.

Under Section 147(5) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, any person who makes a submission to Council is required to disclose any political donation or gift. Where relevant a Political Donation and Gift Disclosure Statement are to accompany any submission lodged with Council. This statement is available from Council.

Any comments about this proposal 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 1988.

Submissions are balanced with Council’s statutory obligations, the rights of the proponent and the public interest. Council must consider any submissions made before it decides whether to proceed with or abandon a proposal.

The Minister for Planning and Infrastructure has not delegated the making of the local environmental plan to Council.

If you have any enquiries please contact Philip Pleffer, Strategic Planning Co-ordinator, on (02) 4560 4544.

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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