25 February 2016

Consulting the Community

Draft Pesticide Notification Plan

The Pesticide Notification Plan sets out how Hawkesbury City Council will notify members of the community of pesticide applications it makes or permission it gives to apply pesticides in public places that it owns or controls. The aim of the plan is to meet the community’s general expectation to know what pesticide applications have been made to outdoor public places that are owned or controlled by public authorities. Council ensures that pesticides are applied to public places in a safe, responsible manner, minimising harm to the community or the environment. The plan has recently been revised and community comment is being sought. A copy of the draft plan can be viewed, free of charge at Council Offices, 366 George Street, Windsor during business hours or may be viewed on Council’s website www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

Proposal to Build a Rural Fire Brigade Station at West Portland Road Reserve

The Hawkesbury Rural Fire Service (HRFS) is seeking to construct a new Brigade Station at West Portland Road Reserve. The Reserve is located at 820 West Portland Road. The building proposed is approximately 14m by 15m and will be set back from the road. As the proposed site is Crown Land under Council’s care and control, and a fire station is not currently permitted on the site, amendments to the controls applying to the reserve are required.

Council’s report outlining the proposal can be viewed on Council’s website www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au The community is invited to provide comment on the proposed new brigade station or the draft pesticide notification plan via written submissions forwarded to Council by any of the methods listed below by close of business, Friday, 18 March 2016. Please address all submissions to the General Manager, Hawkesbury City Council, titled ‘Proposal to build a Rural Fire Brigade Station at West Portland Road Reserve’ or ‘Draft Pesticide Notification Plan’. Mail: PO Box 146, Windsor NSW 2756 Fax: (02) 4587 7740 Email: council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au Online: Via Council’s online community engagement site www.yourhawkesbury-yoursay.com.au 

Please be advised that comments on the proposal may contain 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 the matter. The information may also be made available to third parties in accordance with 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 record system. The canvassing of Councillors will automatically disqualify the applicant from the process.

For further information please contact Council’s Manager Parks and Recreation, Mr Sean Perry on (02) 4560 4507.


Sewer Pump Station and Associated Works Tender No. 00965

Tenders are invited for new sewer works in Windsor. The work will include the replacement of an existing pump station and associated works.

Tender documents are available from Tuesday, 23 February 2016 for free at WSROC e-tendering website at https://tenders.nsw.gov.au/wsroc

Tenders must be submitted as detailed in the tender documents and must be received by the closing time of 3pm on Wednesday, 30 March 2016. Tenders may be lodged electronically or placed in the Tender Box located in the foyer of Council Offices, 366 George Street, Windsor NSW.

The mandatory pre-tender site inspection will begin at Council Offices at 10am on Wednesday, 9 March 2016. Clarification and questions will close at 4pm on Friday, 18 March 2016.

For further information please contact Council’s Tendering and Contracts Officer, Mr Gordon Sainsbury on (02) 4560 4470.

Development Consents, Complying Development Certificates, Section 96 Modifications And Section 82A Reviews Recently Determined

Notice under Section 101 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, the following Development Consents, Complying Development Certificates, Section 96 Modifications and Section 82A Reviews were determined by Council.

  • DA0118/15 404 Grono Farm Road, Wilberforce. Intensive plant agriculture – Turf farm – Approved.
  • DA0217/15 67 Avoca Road, Grose Wold. Subdivision – 3-lot Torrens title – Approved.
  • DA0613/15 125 Cattai Road, Pitt Town. Temporary Structure – Installation and operation of a temporary sales and marketing office – Approved.
  • DA0633/15 13 Kurrajong Road, Kurrajong. Construction of garage and tree removal – Approved.
  • DA0643/15 670 East Kurrajong Road, East Kurrajong. Structure ancillary to dwelling – Outbuilding – Approved.
  • DA0686/15 879 Comleroy Road, Kurrajong. Subdivision – 2-lot Torrens title subdivision – Approved.
  • DA0766/15 67 Chestnut Drive, Glossodia. Dwelling house with attached garage – Approved.
  • DA0783/15 320 Terrace Road, North Richmond. Tree removal – Removal of 5 trees – Approved.
  • DA0804/15 8 Lieutenant Bowen Road, Bowen Mountain. Portable above-ground pool and fence temporary 5-year permit – Approved.
  • DA0816/15 40 Burgess Road, Freemans Reach. Tree Removal – Approved

The Development Consents, Complying Development Certificates, Section 96 Modifications and Section 82A Reviews are available for public inspection, without charge, at Council’s offices. Office hours are 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Positions Vacant

Compliance & Enforcement Officer

Do you want to make a real contribution to the Hawkesbury community and work with a forward thinking team committed to ensuring compliance with a range of public safety and environmental standards? We are looking for a motivated and customer focused person to join our Environment and Regulatory Services team in the role of Compliance and Enforcement Officer. This is a varied role where you will be responsible for carrying out the investigation of complaints, inspections and a range of enforcement and compliance activities. The main focuses of the role are development control functions with particular emphasis on compliance with conditions, environmental protection and the control of unauthorised land uses.

The role requires an established background in investigation and enforcement, preferably in a local government environment or a related field. You will have a current Driver’s Licence, strong organisation skills and the demonstrated ability to negotiate and action resolutions to technical enquiries and complaints and undertake compliance and enforcement activities. Tertiary qualifications in Local Government Law Enforcement would be an advantage.

The position will require you to participate in the on-call roster and may also include some weekend work.

Salary: Grade 12, with a commencing rate of pay of $1,142.83 gross per 38-hour week, plus superannuation and the opportunity to participate in a 9-day fortnight working arrangement. A vehicle will be available for business use.

Applications close 5pm on Friday, 26 February 2016. For specific job enquiries: Contact Council’s HR Coordinator, Nikki Griffiths on (02) 4560 4594.

Operator in Charge – Sewers Maintenance and Repairs

Excellent working conditions – 9-day fortnight

We are looking for a motivated and experienced Operator to join our Wastewater team. This hands-on position involves the general maintenance and repair of sewer mains to comply with EPA’s licence requirements. Applicants must have relevant experience in the sewage field, an appreciation of mechanical/electrical equipment, a Class MR Licence, Confined Space Entry Certificate and Crane Licence (Hiab type). Applicants should also have completed (or be prepared to undertake) relevant Sewer Treatment Plant training, have previous supervisory experience, as well as the ability to maintain records, prepare reports, interpret maps and plans and troubleshoot problems.

The position involves regular weekend work and on-call duties.

Salary: Grade 9, with a commencing rate of pay of $1,000.55 gross per 38-hour week plus an Adverse Working Conditions Allowance of $38.70 gross per week and 9.5% superannuation.

Applications close 5pm Friday, 26 February 2016. For specific job enquiries: Contact Council’s Human Resources Branch on (02) 4560 4594.

Corporate Business Systems Helpdesk Officer

Excellent working conditions – 9-day fortnight

We currently have an opportunity for Business Support/ Helpdesk Officer to join our Information Services Team. In this role you will be the first line of contact for users by providing Helpdesk support. Your typical duties will include: call response, business application support, hardware faults, customer support of programs on PCs and LAN and administration support to the IT team. The person we are seeking will preferably have demonstrated experience in an IT support role, hold tertiary qualifications/certifications in IT, possess skills in Windows environments and be conversant with MS Office software. You must also have strong problem solving skills, be an effective communicator and committed to providing outstanding customer support. Above all you will need to be hands-on, flexible, and enjoy meeting the challenges of supporting a busy IT Team. Knowledge of the TechnologyOne software including FinanceOne, Property and Rating and ECM records management would be an advantage.

Salary: Grade 12, $1,142.83 gross per 35-hour week plus 9.5% superannuation and the opportunity to progress through Council’s Salary System.

Applications close Friday 11 March 2016. For specific job enquiries: Contact Council’s Human Resources Branch on (02) 4560 4594.

How to Apply: For further position details, including the selection criteria and how to apply using Council’s Online Job Application process, visit our website www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au Applicants who do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for this position. Council is committed to high ethical standards for staff and their dealings with the public which is reflected in our organisational Code of Conduct. Please note, the canvassing of Councillors in relation to this matter will automatically disqualify the applicant from this process.

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