30 May 2013

Community Information

Temporary Closure of Freemans Reach Road

Freemans Reach Road will be closed to traffic from Monday, 3 June 2013 for approximately four weeks, weather permitting, between the hours of 9am to 3pm daily. This is necessary for the reconstruction of a failed road section between Wilberforce Road and Gorricks Lane. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes during this period. Apologies for any inconvenience. For further information, please contact Matthew Toriola on (02) 4560 4518 or mobile 0419 689 561.

General Manager
Peter Jackson

Consulting the Community

Impacts of the Planning System White Paper

Council resolved to have a community engagement evening on the impacts of the Planning System White Paper. A brief overview on the White Paper will be presented where community members can discuss and make comments for inclusion in Council''s submission on the White Paper.

The community engagement evenings are to take place on the following dates:

Wednesday 5 June at 7.30pm at the North Richmond Community Centre, 33 William Street, North Richmond.

Wednesday 12 June at 7.30pm at the Deerubbin Centre (Tebbutt Room), 300 George St, Windsor.

The Planning System White Paper can be downloaded from the Department of Planning and Infrastructure website.

Enquiries should be made to Philip Pleffer, Strategic Planning Co-ordinator (02) 4560 4544.

Public Notices

Hawkesbury - Small Business Week: 3 - 6 June 2013

Council will host a week of business activities, with business partners, to help small businesses in the Hawkesbury to grow. Activities, including seminars and networking opportunities, will be presented by:

  • Australian Taxation Office - workshops: TAX Basic; Record Keeping and Self-Managed Super Funds.
  • Hawkesbury Business Enterprise Centre (BEC) - workshops: What Makes a Good Website; Customer Service Essential; and How to Grow Your Business using Facebook.
  • Hawkesbury City Chamber: After 5 Event - ''Mini-Biz Expo''
  • TAFE Richmond - workshops: Online Presence for Every Business; and Social Media for Business.
  • MCC - Hawkesbury Community College - `Cameo'' Community Courses (introduction to college courses).
  • Hawkesbury City Council - feature events are:
    • ''Switch on'' Hawkesbury Expo - Fast Broadband and Digital Business'' - Tuesday, 4 June 2013
    • Tourism Business Afternoon - Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Hawkesbury Small Businesses are invited to be part of the Hawkesbury Small Business Week

To get the Program of Activities or Register for any of the workshops - contact Council on 4560-4579 or Fiona.mann@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

Telecommunications - call for community feedback

One of the visions of the Hawkesbury Community Strategic Plan is that our community is provided with efficient communication systems. Hawkesbury City Council is asking Hawkesbury residents and businesses for feedback about any issues regarding telecommunications, services and equipment, that they may use in the Hawkesbury area.

Feedback will be used to determine what level of service is currently provided as well as the current and future needs of the Hawkesbury community for telecommunications services. It will then be provided to Government agencies and telecommunications providers for their consideration.

Community feedback may include comments about:

  • access to a standard telephone service (STS) or payphones
  • service fees, billing issues or telephone faults
  • customer service, mobile phone contract issues
  • Internet access or wireless local area network access.

While Council is requesting community feedback about telecommunications services in the Hawkesbury, please direct specific complaints to your telecommunications service provider for resolution. If it remains unresolved, then you should contact the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman.

Community feedback may be provided by emailing council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au. Please include your name, address and email contact details. Contact details will be only used for Council’s records requirements as part of privacy legislation.

For more information, call Strategic Activities on 02 4560 4579. The opportunity for feedback closes on Thursday, 20 June 2013.


Tender No. 00930 - Tender for the Supply and Installation of Variable Speed Drive Blowers - South Windsor Sewage Treatment Plant

Tenders are invited for all works associated with the Supply and Installation of Variable Speed Drive Blowers - South Windsor Sewage Treatment Plant and will be received up to 3 pm on Tuesday, 2 July 2013.

Tender documents are available for free at WSROC or at Council’s Administration office at 366 George Street, Windsor from 28 May 2013 for a non-refundable fee of $100 (incl. GST).

Tenders may only be submitted by the means described in the tender documents and must be received by the closing time. Late tenders will not be accepted.

Please note that there is a Compulsory Site Inspection to be held on 18 June 2013 at 2.00 pm, at South Windsor Sewage Treatment Plant.

The canvassing of Councillors will automatically disqualify the applicant from the tender process.
For further information, please contact Mr Krishnan Thiyagaraja on (02) 4560 4503.

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

The following vacant positions were advertised this week:

  • SMF Technical Officer
  • Spatial Information Officer

Details on the current vacancies are available on the positions vacant page.

Council Meetings


Tuesday 18 Extra-Ordinary 6.30PM - Delivery Program, Operational Plan, Budge & Rates Adoption Only

Tuesday 25 Ordinary 6.30PM

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