8 January 2015


Are you organising an Australia Day Event?

Community organisations planning events for Australia Day are invited to be a part of an Australia Day Calendar of Events for the Hawkesbury.

The Calendar of Events will be promoted through Council’s media channels and will appear on Council’s website.

Australia Day is more than just a public holiday, it is a celebration that inspires the nation and brings Australians together at events run by local community organisations.

To submit details about your event for the Australia Day Calendar visit www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au and complete the registration form. Forms must be submitted by 5pm Thursday, 15 January 2015 to be included.  


Richmond Park CCTV Installation

Council has received Australian Government funding under the Safer Street Program to install a CCTV camera system in and adjacent to Richmond Park, Richmond. The project is supported by both local Police and Council and is recognised as a major initiative in preventing and detecting crime in the Richmond Central Business District. Council has engaged a specialist to work in conjunction with Police, local business owners and the community to ensure the final design of the camera system meets the requirements of the broader community. A preliminary design was presented to members of the Community Safety Precinct Meeting at Windsor Police Station on 10 December, 2014, who supported the project.

At this stage funding for the project only covers the installation of cameras in the Richmond Park area. Works will be undertaken in conjunction with a park lighting upgrade which is due to commence in 2015. Whilst specifications for the system are yet to be finalised, a key requirement is to ensure that the system can be expanded, if needed, in the future.

Signage will indicate the areas where the cameras are being used.

Comments on this proposal are welcome and should be directed to Council''s Building Services Manager by emailing council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au by 6 February, 2015. 


School holiday activities for kids

Monday 12 January 10am-12noon
Naomi Ullman’s art takes snow domes to a whole new level. Now kids can make one too, with your own unique scene inside.
Cost $20, includes all materials. For 8 years+.

Wednesday 14 January 10am-12noon
Working with scraperboard produces exciting results when you know how. We’ll show you some of the techniques used by professional artists.
Cost $10, includes all materials. For 5 years+.

Thursday 15 January 10am-12noon
Not to be confused with a phone, a mobile (pronounced mo-beel) hangs from a point, and is made up of shapes that move with the air. In this workshop you
will design, build and decorate a mobile using paper and wooden planes. Cost $10, includes all materials. For 5 years+.

Friday 16 January 10am-3pm (BYO lunch)
You can buy a skate deck with a design already on it, or you can go one better and design your own. Cost: $50, includes deck. For 10 years+.

Monday 19 January 10am-12noon
Invent your own superhero and comic strip with Sydney Morning Herald cartoonist and illustrator, Simon Bosch.
Cost $15. For 8 years+.

Wednesday 21 January 10am-12noon
Take a 2D drawing and turn it into a 3D sculpture to hang on the wall.
Cost $10, includes all materials. For 5 years+.

Thursday 22 January 10am-12noon
You can make just about anything out of wire, but we’ll be using it to create a beautiful bird – realistic or abstract, it’s your choice. Up, up and away!
Cost $10, includes all materials. For 5 years+.

Friday 23 January 10am-3pm (BYO lunch)
Urban art starts where graffiti leaves off and is now a recognised art movement around the world. This workshop focuses on stencil techniques, with
experienced practitioner, Jarrad Simmons
Cost: $30, BYO lunch. For 10 years+.

Payment required at time of booking. Phone 4560 4441.

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