Colo Heights Community Project

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Work will commence in June 2021 on projects in the Hawkesbury which have received funding from the Commonwealth and NSW Government’s Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund. $1.68 million is available to fund projects in the Hawkesbury which will help to support the ongoing bushfire recovery in Bilpin, Colo Heights and the Macdonald Valley (including St Albans).

To help assist their recovery Council conducted an online survey in May 2020 asking the three communities to nominate a wide range of priority projects that would benefit their community. The top priority projects in each community formed the basis for the successful application for funding.

The funding body recently signed off the detailed costings and project construction program and the projects that the communities asked for can now be built in Bilpin, Colo Heights and the Macdonald Valley. Council will also contribute funding for additional works in these communities which will run in tandem to the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund projects.

Ongoing discussions and engagement will continue to be held with the community and key stakeholders as the projects progresses, particularly around incorporating artwork into community spaces. The works in your community will include:

Colo Heights Hall Precinct

  • Multi-purpose full court
  • Picnic tables and shelters
  • Landscaping, pathways, bollard fences, bin surrounds
  • Oval improvements
  • Community artwork
  • Tennis shelter replacement

Colo Heights Hall Fire Resistance

  • Roof cleaning and painting
  • Airconditioning
  • Commercial grade kitchen
  • Accessible toilet upgrade
  • Water storage - 120 000L water storage tank and pump for community use during bushfires
  • Sprinkler system
  • Heavy duty screens on windows and doors as required
  • Upgrade doors as required
  • Community message board
  • 10kw solar energy system with battery storage
  • Small genset with essential services circuit throughout the building
  • Bushfire damaged signage replacement


Work will commence in June 2021 on projects in the Hawkesbury which have received funding from the Commonwealth and NSW Government’s Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund. $1.68 million is available to fund projects in the Hawkesbury which will help to support the ongoing bushfire recovery in Bilpin, Colo Heights and the Macdonald Valley (including St Albans).

To help assist their recovery Council conducted an online survey in May 2020 asking the three communities to nominate a wide range of priority projects that would benefit their community. The top priority projects in each community formed the basis for the successful application for funding.

The funding body recently signed off the detailed costings and project construction program and the projects that the communities asked for can now be built in Bilpin, Colo Heights and the Macdonald Valley. Council will also contribute funding for additional works in these communities which will run in tandem to the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund projects.

Ongoing discussions and engagement will continue to be held with the community and key stakeholders as the projects progresses, particularly around incorporating artwork into community spaces. The works in your community will include:

Colo Heights Hall Precinct

  • Multi-purpose full court
  • Picnic tables and shelters
  • Landscaping, pathways, bollard fences, bin surrounds
  • Oval improvements
  • Community artwork
  • Tennis shelter replacement

Colo Heights Hall Fire Resistance

  • Roof cleaning and painting
  • Airconditioning
  • Commercial grade kitchen
  • Accessible toilet upgrade
  • Water storage - 120 000L water storage tank and pump for community use during bushfires
  • Sprinkler system
  • Heavy duty screens on windows and doors as required
  • Upgrade doors as required
  • Community message board
  • 10kw solar energy system with battery storage
  • Small genset with essential services circuit throughout the building
  • Bushfire damaged signage replacement


Page last updated: 12 August 2021, 13:42