Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Updates for Hawkesbury Residents

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Council recognises that there is significant concern in the community around Coronavirus. This page has been set up to provide local information to our community about Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will regularly update this page with messages from NSW Health and also advise of any changes to our operations which may affect our residents.

The global management of the situation is evolving daily.

Council is following the recommendations of the Federal and State Government agencies before any changes are made to our operations.

Members of the public are encouraged to observe good hygiene practices and seek advice from their General Practitioner or local hospital if they have flu-like symptoms.

NSW Government Health Website

Further information about the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) can be obtained from the State Government health agency

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District and our hospitals have well established plans for handling respiratory infections, like COVID-19 and influenza further details can be found

Council recognises that there is significant concern in the community around Coronavirus. This page has been set up to provide local information to our community about Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will regularly update this page with messages from NSW Health and also advise of any changes to our operations which may affect our residents.

The global management of the situation is evolving daily.

Council is following the recommendations of the Federal and State Government agencies before any changes are made to our operations.

Members of the public are encouraged to observe good hygiene practices and seek advice from their General Practitioner or local hospital if they have flu-like symptoms.

NSW Government Health Website

Further information about the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) can be obtained from the State Government health agency

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District and our hospitals have well established plans for handling respiratory infections, like COVID-19 and influenza further details can be found

  • A message from our Community Services Team - 26/7/21

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    Local community services continue to provide support during the current COVID-19 lockdown. Each service maintains current service information on their Facebook pages.
    To access assistance, confirm operating hours or find out what services are available please follow local Hawkesbury services on Facebook
  • CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY - ONLINE RESOURCES #4 - 26/7/21

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    With the pause in the Construction Industry, our City Planning staff have pulled some online resources together for those wanting to undertake online training or looking for support services.
    If you are struggling with mental health, financially or in any way through this period, there are services available to assist.
  • CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY - ONLINE RESOURCES #3 - 25/7/21

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    With the pause in the Construction Industry, our City Planning staff have pulled some online resources together for those wanting to undertake online training or looking for support services.
    Industry bodies have also have on line training available and examples include the following:
  • CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY - ONLINE RESOURCES #2 - 24/7/21

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    With the pause in the Construction Industry, our City Planning staff have pulled some online resources together for those wanting to undertake online training or looking for support services.
    SafeWork NSW have teamed up Eventbrite as the host and are offering a free online workshops, topic include:
    • Help supervisors better understand how to manage Work Health and Safety (WHS) in the building and construction industry.
    • SafeWork NSW - Formwork Code of Practice online sessions
    Further details can be found here
  • CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY - ONLINE RESOURCES #1 - 23/7/21

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    With the pause in the Construction Industry, our City Planning staff have pulled some online resources together for those wanting to undertake online training or looking for support services.

    Construct NSW which is the initiative of the Office of the Building Commission, has a number of online training options including some which are relevant to all areas & trades of the construction industry:

    The following have been made available for no cost during the pause in the construction

    • Ethics in Construction,
    • Communicating to build stronger foundations,
    • The NSW Planning Portal
    • Project Remediate: Understanding the program

    While the others are still available with a costs associated and they include:

    • The value of Australian Standards
    • Understanding Occupation Certificate Audits
    • Navigating the Design and Building Practitioners (DBP) legislation

    ℹ️ Links and details can be found HERE

  • STATEMENT REGARDING HAWKESBURY COMPANION ANIMAL SHELTER - 21/7/21

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    Council is pleased to announce that, after careful consideration and clarification of the current COVID-19 public health orders, our Companion Animal Shelter has resumed collecting stray and lost animals – with additional safeguards now in place to protect staff and the public.
    If anyone finds a stray animal, please call the Council on 4560 4444 and they will be collected.
    Do not bring them into the Shelter yourself.
    The operation of the Shelter, as with all Council facilities, is carried out with the best interests of public health and safety in mind. All efforts are being made to reduce the movement of people across our LGA and reduce the interactions between our staff and the public wherever possible while COVID-19 continues to spread in Greater Sydney.
    Lost pets being housed at the Shelter can be viewed at https://bit.ly/36PByKC. Owners of lost animals will be able to collect their pets by first calling the Shelter on 4560 4644.
    The Shelter will remain closed to adoptions until current restrictions ease.
  • HAWKESBURY WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY - CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - 18/7/21

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    With the increase to restrictions due to the COVID pandemic, the Hawkesbury Waste Management Facility will be CLOSED to the public until further notice.
    Household waste collections including; general waste, recycling, organics and kerbside collection services will continue as per the usual schedule .
  • HAWKESBURY COMPANION ANIMAL SHELTER - CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - 17/7/21

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    With the increase to restrictions due to the COVID pandemic, the Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter will be CLOSED to the public until further notice.
    Lost pet enquires can be initially made by calling our Shelter Staff on 4560 4644. Staff will continue to care for the animals during this closure.
  • COUNCIL FACILITIES UPDATE - SATURDAY, 17 JULY 2021 - VALID UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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    Facilities that are operating as usual are:
    Customer Service telephone, email and Facebook
    ✅Visitor Information Centre telephone, email and Facebook
    ✅All kerbside collections – domestic, recycling and green waste
    ✅Kerbside collection
    ✅Council meetings (viewing online only via YouTube.)
    ✅Parks (residents need to adhere to the NSW Government Legislation on Movement and Social Distancing). ✅Playgrounds
    ✅Skate parks
    ✅Tennis Courts

    ⚠️Council encourages everyone to use its online services at www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au and for any enquiries, please call Council’s Customer Service on 4560 4444 or email council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

    In order to try to keep our community safe, the following Council services are currently closed until further notice:
    ❌Council Administration Building
    ❌Hawkesbury Central Library
    ❌Richmond Branch Library
    ❌Hawkesbury Regional Museum
    ❌Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
    ❌Richmond Swimming Centre
    ❌Oasis Aquatic and Leisure Centre, South Windsor
    ❌Hawkesbury Indoor Stadium
    ❌Hawkesbury Community Nursery
    ❌Upper Colo Reserve
    ❌All Community Centres for public access, please contact via phone
    ❌Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter - Call for lost pets (FROM SUNDAY, 18 JULY)
    ❌Waste Management Facility (FROM MONDAY, 19 JULY)
  • COVID UPDATE COUNCIL FACILIITES - TUESDAY, 13 JULY 2021 - VALID UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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    Facilities that are operating as usual are:

    ✅Customer Service telephone, email and Facebook

    ✅Visitor Information Centre telephone, email and Facebook

    ✅All kerbside collections – domestic, recycling and green waste

    ✅Kerbside collection

    ✅Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter

    ✅Waste Management Facility

    ✅Council meetings (viewing online only via YouTube.)

    ✅Parks (residents need to adhere to the NSW Government Legislation on Movement and Social Distancing).

    ✅Playgrounds

    ✅Skate parks

    ✅Tennis Courts

    ⚠️Council encourages everyone to use its online services at www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au and for any enquiries, please call Council’s Customer Service on 4560 4444 or email council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

    In order to try to keep our community safe, the following Council services are currently closed until further notice:

    ❌Council Administration Building

    ❌Hawkesbury Central Library

    ❌Richmond Branch Library

    ❌Hawkesbury Regional Museum

    ❌Hawkesbury Regional Gallery

    ❌Richmond Swimming Centre

    ❌Oasis Aquatic and Leisure Centre, South Windsor

    ❌Hawkesbury Indoor Stadium

    ❌Hawkesbury Community Nursery

    ❌Upper Colo Reserve

    ❌All Community Centres for public access, please contact via phone

    Further information can be found HERE


Page last updated: 17 August 2021, 10:28