28 September 2017

Australia Day Awards

2018 Hawkesbury Australia Day Awards

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The Hawkesbury Australia Day Awards acknowledge the outstanding citizens of the Hawkesbury. The Awards recognise long-term commitment and significant one-off contributions to the Hawkesbury.

The Awards program has nine categories for nominations:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Local Hero Award
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Commemorative Plaque (posthumous five years)
  • Community Organisation of the Year
  • Community Arts Award
  • Cultural Heritage Award
  • Environmental Award

Nominations close 5pm Friday, 10 November 2017.

Nominators automatically go in the running to win one of five $100 Coles/Myer gift cards.

Nomination forms are available here.

For further information visit here or call

Council’s Event Coordinator on (02) 4560 4404.

Community Information

Richmond Swimming Centre 2017-2018 Summer Season

Richmond Swimming Centre will be open for the 2017-2018 Summer Season in time for the September school holidays on Saturday, 23 September 2017.

With large open spaces, a half size basketball court, shaded toddlers pool and children’s playground, Richmond Swimming Centre is the perfect place to hold a family gathering / sporting or community group event.

Learn to Swim lessons and Squad training will operate after school and on Saturday mornings in Term 4, 2017 and in Term 1, 2018. School Holiday Intensive Sessions will run for all levels during the summer school holidays in the lead up to School Swimming Carnivals. Club nights are hosted on Friday nights.

The Swimming Pool will again be open until 7pm on weekdays throughout the School term to allow for longer lap swimming times.

For more information please contact the Pool Superintendent on (02) 4578 1349.

2017-2018 Opening Hours

23 September – 8 October
Saturday, 8am-6pm
Sunday – Monday, 10am – 6pm

9 October – 30 November
Monday – Friday, 7:30am-7pm
Saturday, 8am – 6pm
Sunday, 10am – 6pm

1 December – 28 February
Monday – Friday, 6am – 8pm
Saturday, 8am – 8pm
Sunday and Public Holidays, 10am – 8pm
(Hours may vary at Christmas and New Year)

1 March – 13 April
Monday – Friday, 7:30am-7pm
Saturday, 8am-6pm
Sunday, 10am-6pm
Public Holidays, 11am-4pm

14 April – 29 April
Monday – Sunday, 11am-4pm
The pool will be closed Christmas Day, Good Friday and ANZAC Day.


Tender T00060  Provision of a Septic Tank and Collection Well Effluent Removal Service

Tenders are invited for Septic Tank and Collection Well Effluent Removal Service and will be received up to 3pm on Wednesday, 18 October 2017.

This Contract is for the provision of a septic tank and collection well effluent removal service for approximately 776 residential and 50 non-residential properties within the Hawkesbury City Council area.

Tender documents are available free from WSROC e-tendering website at https://tenders.nsw.gov.au/wsroc/ or at Council’s Administration Building at 366 George Street, Windsor for a non-refundable fee of $100 (incl. GST) from Tuesday, 26 September 2017.

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.

The canvassing of Councillors will automatically disqualify the applicant from the tender process.

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

Council Meetings


Tuesday 10 Ordinary 6.30PM

Tuesday 31 Ordinary 6.30PM

Development Applications Recently Determined

The 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.

  • DA0040/17 - 672 Sackville Road EBENEZER -Intensive Plant Agriculture - Removal of vegetation, earthworks and the operation of a market garden - Approved
  • DA0156/17 - 113 Vincents Road KURRAJONG -Subdivision - Two lot Torrens title subdivision-Refused
  • DA0289/17 - 140C Comleroy Road, KURRAJONG -Dwelling House - Construction of a dwelling house, garage and outbuilding - Approved
  • DA0333/17 -37 Cleary Drive PITT TOWN -Dwelling House-Approved
  • DA0387/17-72 Bells Line Of Road NORTH RICHMOND -Food & Drink Premises - Signage-Refused
  • DA0403/17-2 Southern Cross Drive NORTH RICHMOND -Seniors Housing - Installation of a Boom Gate-Approved
  • DA0417/17-19 Upper Macdonald Road ST ALBANS -Structure Ancillary to Dwelling - Swimming Pool-Approved
  • DA0835/16-7/70 Bells Line Of Road NORTH RICHMOND -Commercial Premises - Pylon Sign-Refused
  • DA0855/16-Rouse Farm, 266 Crooked Lane NORTH RICHMOND -Dwelling House - Alterations and Additions-Approved
  • S960076/17-4 Dight Street RICHMOND -Modification of Development Consent No.DA0637/15 - Reconfiguration of Approved Subdivision Layout and Creation of Additional Lot-Approved
  • S960086/17-2429 Upper Macdonald Road HIGHER MACDONALD -Modification of Development Consent DA0108/13 - Design Amendments-Approved

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

Intergrated Development Proposal

Lot 35 DP 834488,226 Greens Road LOWER PORTLAND NSW 2756

Hawkesbury City Council has received a development application for a Dwelling House, Outbuilding and Swimming Pool at the above property. The applicant is Kim Pennings & Damien Pennings. Hawkesbury City Council is the consent authority.

The proposed development is defined as integrated development under Section 91 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 as an approval under the Water Management Act 2000 is required. The approval body is the Department of Primary Industries - Water.

The development application and supporting information will be on public exhibition for the period 28/09/2017 to 26/10/2017. All plans and details may be inspected between 8:30am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday, at Council’s Administration Office, 366 George Street, Windsor.

During the exhibition period any person may make a submission in writing to Council in relation to the development application, quoting reference DA0504/17. Where a submission by way of objection is made, the grounds for objection are to be specified in the submission. Should you lodge a submission, your views will be taken into account as part of our assessment and a reply will be forwarded to you when the application is determined.

Please note that confidentiality is not available to objectors. The details of any submissions may be included in a Council report or forwarded to the applicant where it may help to resolve design or operational problems. Information (including copies of submissions) may also be released in accordance with Council Policy for Access to Information.

If you have any concerns about the proposal, it is suggested that you speak with the assessing officer so that all aspects may be fully discussed. Matters such as privacy, overshadowing and impact on adjoining owners are a normal part of our assessment.

Enquiries: Nicholas Powers on (02) 4560 4539.

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