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  • Park Update - 12/8/21

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    Repair work is continuing on several of our Playgrounds and Reserves after they were impacted by the flood event. Remember to enjoy our parks and playgrounds in a COVID-safe and responsible way.

    Here is the latest update;

    🟢 Church Street Reserve Playground – NOW OPEN!

    🟢 Governor Phillip Park Playground – NOW OPEN! The waterplay is CLOSED over winter for repair.

    🟢 Hanna Park - NOW OPEN!

    🟢 Hawkesbury Park – NOW OPEN - Replacement of softfall is now COMPLETE!

    🟢 Howe Park - NOW OPEN! - repairs to the Luke Worlsey Bridge are now complete and the bridge is NOW OPEN! The fitness equipment softfall replacement is now COMPLETE!

    🟢 Macquarie Park – NOW OPEN! - the playground fence has now been repaired, replacement of the rubber sections of the playground is now complete, toilets are now open, further work is required on; bollard replacement and signage installation, the canoe ramp is OPERATIONAL. The community accessing the river and beach area should take care as the flood has altered that area and there may be logs and other items within the river itself that were not previously there.

    🟢 Yarramundi Reserve & Navua Reserve - NOW OPEN!

    🟢 Windsor Wharf Reserve - NOW OPEN!

    🔴Argyle Bailey Memorial Reserve Ebenezer - Two timber pedestrian bridges CLOSED until further notice.

  • Park & Open Spaces Update - 23/7/21

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    Repair work is continuing on several of our Playgrounds and Reserves after they were impacted by the flood event.

    Remember to enjoy our parks and playgrounds in a COVID-safe and responsible way.

    Here is the latest update;

    🟢 Church Street Reserve Playground – NOW OPEN!

    🟢 Governor Phillip Park Playground – NOW OPEN! The waterplay is CLOSED over winter for repair.

    🟢 Hanna Park - NOW OPEN!

    🟢 Howe Park - NOW OPEN! - repairs to the Luke Worlsey Bridge are now complete and the bridge is NOW OPEN! The fitness equipment softfall replacement is currently underway.

    🟢 Macquarie Park – NOW OPEN! - the playground fence has now been repaired, replacement of the rubber sections of the playground is currently underway, toilets are now open, further work is required on; bollard replacement and signage installation, the canoe ramp is not operational, the BBQs are now operational. The community accessing the river and beach area should take care as the flood has altered that area and there may be logs and other items within the river itself that were not previously there.

    🟢 Yarramundi Reserve & Navua Reserve - NOW OPEN!

    🟢 Windsor Wharf Reserve - NOW OPEN!

    🔴Argyle Bailey Memorial Reserve Ebenezer - Two timber pedestrian bridges CLOSED until further notice.

    🔴 Hawkesbury Park – CLOSED - Replacement of softfall is currently underway.

    📸 Windsor Wharf

  • Wheelbarrow Ridge Road CLOSED - 6 JULY 2021

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    Wheelbarrow Ridge Road at Lower Portland will be closed 6 July from 8.30am to 3pm, weather permitting, to allow for a temporary seal to be applied from Greens Road to no.1890. This temporary seal will reduce the dust being caused while the road is used by traffic diverted from Greens Road, which was damaged by the March floods.

  • Greens Road and Upper Colo Bridge Update #3 - 17/6/21

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    We will be providing regular updates to the community about the flood damage to Greens Road at Lower Portland and the Upper Colo Bridge at Upper Colo and Council’s commitment to repair these important pieces of infrastructure.
    Follow this link to UPDATE #3 https://bit.ly/3iI718K
  • GIVIT Donations - 11/6/21

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    GIVIT has coordinated the donation of almost 13,000 items to flood affected residents in the Hawkesbury in the last two months. With donated fund from the Flood Appeal GIVIT has recently been able to purchase grocery vouchers from Wisemans Ferry Grocer to support local flood affected families.

    Kirsty and Chloe from GIVIT and Liz from Wisemans Ferry Grocer with Jo and Liz from Hawkesbury City Council.

  • Greens Road and Upper Colo Bridge Update #2 - 10/6/21

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    We will be providing regular updates to the community about the flood damage to Greens Road at Lower Portland and the Upper Colo Bridge at Upper Colo and Council’s commitment to repair these important pieces of infrastructure.

    Follow this link to UPDATE #2 https://bit.ly/3ze2hNT

  • Flood Recovery Clean Up Day 6/6/21

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    More than 50 bags of rubbish including recyclables was collected by volunteers along with large items including polystyrene foam boxes, mesh, hoses, pallets, containers, doors and tyres, with several tonnes loaded into large skips or stockpiled for later transportation to the tip site.
    A hazardous chemical in a large sealed drum on the riverbank at one park was also identified and reported to the EPA for safe removal.
    We would like to thank everyone who came along and helped clean up at this Flood Recovery event.
  • Greens Road and Upper Colo Bridge - Update#1 - 3 June 2021

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    We will be providing regular updates to the community about the flood damage to Greens Road at Lower Portland and the Upper Colo Bridge at Upper Colo and Council’s commitment to repair these important pieces of infrastructure. For the first update;

    Follow this link to UPDATE #1 https://bit.ly/3phTWUF

    If you would like to register for updates via email, register your details here https://bit.ly/3vLPtMt

  • Playgrounds & Reserves - Recovery Update - 2/6/21

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    Repair work is continuing on several of our Playgrounds and Reserves after they were impacted by the recent flood event.

    Here is the latest update;
    🟢 Church Street Reserve Playground – NOW OPEN!
    🟢 Governor Phillip Park Playground – NOW OPEN! The waterplay is currently not operational.
    🟢 Hanna Park - NOW OPEN!
    🟢 Macquarie Park – NOW OPEN - the playground fence has now been repaired, further work is required on; bollard replacement, signage installation, replace rubber sections of the playground (playground is still usable), access to one or two toilets is limited, the canoe ramp is not operational, the BBQs are currently not operational. The community accessing the river and beach area should take care as the flood has altered that area and there may be logs and other items within the river itself that were not previously there.
    🟢 Yarramundi Reserve & Navua Reserve - NOW OPEN!
    🔴 Hawkesbury Park – CLOSED - Replacement of softfall is currently underway, ongoing debris clean up, playground currently fenced off.
    🔴 Howe Park - CLOSED - The Luke Worsley Bridge is currently closed, handrail repair has commenced, ongoing clean up of debris, fitness equipment softfall replacement, damaged park furniture and rubbish bins have been replaced.
    🔴 Windsor Wharf Reserve - CLOSED - the pontoon has been re-instated, access to the public is currently not available.


  • Community Hubs with Recovery Support will operate fortnightly - 31/5/21

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    • Bilpin Hall - Tuesday, 1, 15 and 29 June from 10am to 2pm
    • Wilberforce - St John's Anglican Church - Wednesday, 2, 16 and 30 June from 10am to 2pm
    • Colo Heights (Horrie Eley) Hall - Thursday, 3, 17 June and 1 July from 10am to 2pm
    • St Albans Volunteer Bushfire Brigade Shed - Friday, 4, 18 June and 2 July from 10am to 2pm