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  • Get Involved and Help with the Flood Recovery Clean Up - Sunday, 30 May 2021! - 29/5/21

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    It's not too late to register to attend and support the flood clean up in the Hawkesbury, registrations are online or onsite on the day!

    Council is partnering with Clean Up Australia and supported by OzFish Unlimited to hold a Community Clean Up Day on Sunday 30 May.
    Come along and help support the flood recovery by cleaning up these locations, removing flood waste and debris.

    If you would like to join us at one of the sites click on the links below;
    Deerubbin Park, Windsor from 8.30am to 1pm - https://bit.ly/2RwNbCb
    Colbee Park, McGraths Hill from 8.30am to 1pm - https://bit.ly/3hDcLjl
    Argyle Bailey Memorial Park, Ebenezer from 8.30am to 1pm - https://bit.ly/3uZj0C0
    Cattai Creek, Glenorie from 9.30am to 1pm (boat access only from Hills Council side of creek) - https://bit.ly/3hCNhmc

    📸 Deerubbin Park

  • Community updates for Upper Colo Bridge and Greens Road - 28/5/21

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    The flood destruction of Upper Colo Bridge and the flood damage to Greens Road, Lower Portland has affected our residents greatly and Hawkesbury City Council is committed to keeping residents updated on this important infrastructure. Council is aiming to do this by creating a specific email database to keep affected residents informed.

    To sign up head here https://bit.ly/3bWbujJ then click on the green webtile ‘Register for Greens Road and Colo Heights bridge updates’ and fill in your details.

    You can also register on the website to receive flood recovery updates.

    Council’s Customer Service team is also available to help residents with any ongoing concerns about flood recovery on 4560 4444 or email council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au




  • Greens Road, Lower Portland - Recovery Update 13/5/21

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    Due to inclement weather over the last week, the survey component of the geotechnical site investigation was delayed and commenced on Tuesday 11 May and will continue over the coming days.

    Priority sites have been identified for the survey component in the worst affected parts of the road and the site investigation will include further exploration of the ground below the surface and underwater. This will capture imagery that can be used to provide strategies for remedial works.

    We will continue to update the community as new information is available.

  • Sydney Water Remedial Work - Flood Recovery 13/5/21

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    Sydney Water will be undertaking remedial work on the embankment and at the pumping station on The Terrace at Windsor from Wednesday, 12 May (weather permitting).

    Resident can expect to see cranes, a truck and chipper onsite during these works. There will be changes to pedestrian access in the work location.

    If you require any further information on the remedial work, please contact Sydney Water on 13 20 90.

  • Flood Recovery Business Information Sessions - 10/5/21

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    Flood recovery information sessions will be held at Pitt Town on the following days;

    Pitt Town and District Sports Club, 139 Old Pitt Town Road.

    • Thursday 13 May, between 6pm and 8pm
    • Wednesday 26 May, between 6pm and 8pm

    You will be able to access support, information and advice on the following:

    • Disaster recovery grants
    • Centrelink assistance packages
    • Technical agricultural and/or sector-specific updates
    • Flood clean-up
    • Riverbank remediation
    • Financial management and insurance issues
    • Mental health supports

    If you are not able to attend in person, we encourage you to phone Service NSW on 13 77 88 and ask to speak to a Business Concierge about the specific flood recovery supports you can access.

  • Upper Colo Bridge - Recovery Update 4/5/21

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    The Upper Colo Bridge crossing is currently CLOSED as it was damaged and partially lost during the recent flood.

    Council is seeking funding through the Natural Disaster Program for a replacement bridge. An initial design for the new bridge is currently being prepared.

    At this stage we do not have an indication of when works will commence, but we will keep the community up to date as more information is available.

  • New Timeframes for the Delivery and Pick Up of Skip Bins - 4/5/21

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    There are over 4000 affected properties in the region, and approximately 600 skip bins in the process of being delivered, in use or collected at any one time.

    As such, the following timeframes apply to the delivery and pick up of skip bins:

    • Generally, 5-10 working days for the delivery of skip bins
    • Generally, 5-10 working days for the pickup of full skip bins.
    • Bins will now also automatically move to a pick up list after 10 days from delivery

    We understand for some residents there has been a delay of over three weeks for the delivery of bins. We are working hard to clear the backlog of bins and to improve timeframes. This includes establishing a temporary transfer station to minimise times the trucks need to travel and unload after picking up full bins.

    Here are a few simple points to consider when requesting a skip bin:

    • Please note skip bins are only to be provided for flood waste from flood inundated properties
    • Please do not lodge multiple requests for skip bin delivery. Each request for a skip bin is assessed and managed by a team member and duplicate requests slows down the response times.
    • Note NO chemicals, paints, oils, fuels etc. are to be placed in the bins. These should be taken to your local Community Recycling Centre. To find your nearest Community Recycling Centre, visit https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/.../community-recycling-centres
    • No Asbestos waste is to be placed in bins. If you have asbestos containing flood waste please call Council for further advice.
    • If you have not received your bin in 10 working days, or had a bin picked up in 15 workings day, please call our Customer Service Centre on 4560 4444.

    If you need to order a skip bin for your flood waste, click here or contact our Customer Service Centre on 4560 4444.

  • OUR OPEN SPACES - FLOOD RECOVERY UPDATE 22/4/21

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    Repair work is continuing on several of our Playgrounds and Reserves that were impacted by the recent flood event. Due to the damage, these locations will remain CLOSED. We will continue to update the community as work progresses and these locations become open to the public.

    Here is the latest update of works that are required;

    • Governor Phillip Park – Clean up of vegetation and replacement of mulch in Playspace gardens, softfall mulch replacement, waterplay electronics to be replaced, mud and slit removal, BBQ's to be repaired.
    • Church Street Reserve – Clean up of vegetation and mulching of Playspace area, softfall replacement, carpark repairs.
    • Macquarie Park – Softfall mulch replacement, safety fence repairs, debris clean up.
    • Howe Park - The Luke Worsley Bridge is currently closed, handrail will need repair work, ongoing clean up of debris, fitness equipment softfall replacement, replacement of park furniture and rubbish bins.
    • Hawkesbury Park – Replacement of softfall, ongoing debris clean up.
    • Hanna Park - Ongoing tree work and sediment removal to lower section.
    • Yarramundi Reserve & Navua Reserve - Ongoing tree works and remediation.
    • Windsor Wharf Reserve - Wharf area to be inspected and made ready for re-instatement of pontoon.
  • Greens Road Lower Portland - Flood Recovery Update 22/4/21

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    The March 2021 flood event has had a significant impact on local residents and their properties along Greens Road, Lower Portland.
    Council staff have inspected Greens Road a number of times and assessed the impact of the flood on the road. The following action plan has been developed:
    • The road subsidence located south of Juniors on Hawkesbury remains open at this stage with a 5 tonne weight restriction for vehicles
    • The road subsidence located north of Juniors on Hawkesbury has been closed to through traffic due to safety concerns
    • A geotechnical firm has been engaged to investigate:
    1. the best way forward to re-establish a safe road network at both locations
    2. possible short term options to improve the road stability
    3. an increase to the current 5 tonne weight restriction
    The preliminary geotechnical investigations have been undertaken and the geotechnical firm will be commencing on site later this week. Information from the investigation should be available within approximately 2 weeks of commencing on site. This information will then be shared with the community.
    The traffic control near Wheelbarrow Ridge Road will remain in place until further notice.
    We will continue to keep the local community informed of the situation as it develops. If you have any questions in relation to the planned works or any other concerns please contact Council’s Customer Service on 45604444.
  • Freemans Reach Road - Repair Update - 19/4/21

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    Work is well underway to repair the flood damage to Freemans Reach Road. We do not have an expected completion date at this stage, but we will update the community as the works progress.
    We will post updates on other local road repairs over the coming days.