Draft Hawkesbury Community Strategic Plan 2017 - 2036

Consultation has concluded

The Hawkesbury Community Strategic Plan was originally adopted by Council in 2009 and reviewed in 2012. The latest review of the Community Strategic Plan provides a unique opportunity to review the overarching vision and strategy for the Hawkesbury to ensure it reflects the community's aspirations, and that the strategies are measurable. In preparing this Community Strategic Plan, we have listened to what the community has said it wants and taken into account the outcomes of the following reports*:

In reviewing the Community Strategic Plan, Council and the community have to consider:

  • Where are we now?
  • Where do we want to be?
  • How will we get there?
  • How will we know when we get there?

The Hawkesbury Community Strategic Plan sits above all other Council plans and policies. Its purpose is to identify the Hawkesbury community's priorities and aspirations for the future. The strategies within it should take into consideration the issues and pressures that reflect the community and the level of resources realistically available. Given this, the significance of the Community Strategic Plan to the community and to Council is of the highest order, and ensuring that it is reflective of the Hawkesbury community's aspirations is viewed as critical.

The Draft Hawkesbury Community Strategic Plan 2017 - 2036, as adopted by Council on 13 December 2016, is now available for community consultation and a copy is available in the Document Library on this page. You may like to have this document open, for reference, when you are completing the survey (below).

Submissions, via the Survey below, will be received up until Sunday 12 March, 2017. It is recommended that you attend one of the Town Meetings (if possible) to understand the background work, feedback from previous consultations, and suggested ways to measure achievements. The dates of Town Meetings are listed in the Key Dates on this page.

For further information on the Draft Hawkesbury Community Strategic Plan 2017 - 2036 Survey, please contact Michael Laing, Strategic Community Planner on (02) 4560 4437.

The Hawkesbury Community Strategic Plan was originally adopted by Council in 2009 and reviewed in 2012. The latest review of the Community Strategic Plan provides a unique opportunity to review the overarching vision and strategy for the Hawkesbury to ensure it reflects the community's aspirations, and that the strategies are measurable. In preparing this Community Strategic Plan, we have listened to what the community has said it wants and taken into account the outcomes of the following reports*:

In reviewing the Community Strategic Plan, Council and the community have to consider:

  • Where are we now?
  • Where do we want to be?
  • How will we get there?
  • How will we know when we get there?

The Hawkesbury Community Strategic Plan sits above all other Council plans and policies. Its purpose is to identify the Hawkesbury community's priorities and aspirations for the future. The strategies within it should take into consideration the issues and pressures that reflect the community and the level of resources realistically available. Given this, the significance of the Community Strategic Plan to the community and to Council is of the highest order, and ensuring that it is reflective of the Hawkesbury community's aspirations is viewed as critical.

The Draft Hawkesbury Community Strategic Plan 2017 - 2036, as adopted by Council on 13 December 2016, is now available for community consultation and a copy is available in the Document Library on this page. You may like to have this document open, for reference, when you are completing the survey (below).

Submissions, via the Survey below, will be received up until Sunday 12 March, 2017. It is recommended that you attend one of the Town Meetings (if possible) to understand the background work, feedback from previous consultations, and suggested ways to measure achievements. The dates of Town Meetings are listed in the Key Dates on this page.

For further information on the Draft Hawkesbury Community Strategic Plan 2017 - 2036 Survey, please contact Michael Laing, Strategic Community Planner on (02) 4560 4437.

Consultation has concluded
  • Town Meeting at St Albans on Saturday attracted 60 locals - a great end to the Town Meetings.

    8 months ago
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    Although the series of Town Meetings have wrapped up, the online survey is still open so have your say now by clicking on the 'Survey' tab next to the 'News Feed' tab.

    Although the series of Town Meetings have wrapped up, the online survey is still open so have your say now by clicking on the 'Survey' tab next to the 'News Feed' tab.
  • Mayor joins Council staff to man a Listening Kiosk at Richmond Pool Party on Saturday!

    8 months ago
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    Over 500 people came along on the day, many of whom spoke with Council staff and the Mayor. All in all a great day!


    Over 500 people came along on the day, many of whom spoke with Council staff and the Mayor. All in all a great day!


  • Listening Kiosk at Windsor Marketplace!

    8 months ago
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    Council staff speak with local residents who dropped into a recent Listening Kiosk in Windsor.


    Council staff speak with local residents who dropped into a recent Listening Kiosk in Windsor.


  • The first Town Meeting at North Richmond, a success!

    9 months ago
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    Council kicked off the Town Meetings this week, with over 40 North Richmond locals attending the first one on Wednesday evening!

    The presentation and question time went for about 3 hours and there were lots of opportunities for residents to ask questions, both about their local area and the draft Community Strategic Plan. As you can see in this picture, we asked attendees to use flags and the map of the Hawkesbury to identify a ‘big picture challenge’ facing our community.

    An overall success - thank you North Richmond Community Centre and residents!


    Council kicked off the Town Meetings this week, with over 40 North Richmond locals attending the first one on Wednesday evening!

    The presentation and question time went for about 3 hours and there were lots of opportunities for residents to ask questions, both about their local area and the draft Community Strategic Plan. As you can see in this picture, we asked attendees to use flags and the map of the Hawkesbury to identify a ‘big picture challenge’ facing our community.

    An overall success - thank you North Richmond Community Centre and residents!