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  • Pastoral workshop for Primary Producers 15 April

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    REMINDER - Pasture & Fodder Options for Flood Recovery workshop on tomorrow 15 April
    Join in for a FREE half day workshop to assist with pasture and fodder flood recovery from 9.30am to 12 Noon.
    Located at the Greater Sydney LLS Demo Farm, 40 Edwards Road, Richmond Lowlands.
    You will hear from a Technical Specialist in pastures and forage to learn about:
    the pastures that might survive a flood
    the differences between Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter floods
    replanting- how, when and what to plant?
    how to sow- seeding rates and fertilizer
    weeds after a flood
    cautions for pasture improvement
    using and buying hay or silage after a flood
    or for further information contact richard.stephens@lls.nsw.gov.au
  • FREE half day workshop to assist pasture and fodder flood recovery - 12/4/21

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    Greater Sydney Local Land Services
    have a FREE half day workshop to assist pasture and fodder flood recovery.
    Date - Thursday 15 April, from 9.30am to 12 Noon
    Address - Greater Sydney LLS Demo Farm, 40 Edwards Road, Richmond Lowlands
    Technical Specialist in pastures and forage and former District Agronomist, to learn about:
    • the pastures that might survive a flood
    • the differences between Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter floods
    • replanting- how, when and what to plant?
    • how to sow- seeding rates and fertilizer
    • weeds after a flood
    • cautions for pasture improvement
    • using and buying hay or silage after a flood
    Cost is free but registration is essential via this link https://gslls.wufoo.com/forms/mavz6wq15o0gbo/
  • ‼REMINDER - Update on Council Park Facilities - 12/4/21

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    Due to the damage and clean up required at several of our Parks and open spaces, the following parks remain CLOSED until they are cleaned up and repaired:
    • Governor Phillip Park – Playspace, Picnic Facilities and Boat Ramp
    • Church Street Reserve – Playspace
    • Macquarie Park – Playspace and Picnic Facilities
    • Hawkesbury Park – Playspace
    • Yarramundi Reserve
    • Navua Reserve
    • Sections of Howe Park
    • Sections of Hanna Park
    • Upper Colo Reserve
    Please DO NOT use these facilities until we advise that they are open. We apologise for the inconvenience, but our communities safety is our priority. Updates will be provided as they come to hand.
  • Local Road Updates - 8/4/21

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    Information on our local road closures can be found on Council's Disaster and Emergency Dashboard. This site will be updated regularly by staff as roads are inspected.
    Follow this link to our Dashboard for further information https://disaster.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au
    If you are aware of an issue on a local road that needs reporting, please let us know via our online form http://www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/.../roads-reporting-form or call our Customer Service Centre on 4560 4444.
  • ATTENTION - Flood Affected Firearm Licence Holders - 7/4/21

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    A message from Hawkesbury Police Area Command - On Saturday 10th April 2021, between 8am and 3pm, Hawkesbury Police will be accepting firearms and ammunition damaged by the floods for destruction at Windsor Police Station, 13 Mileham Street, Windsor.
    If you have had to move your firearms due to the floods, please ensure you notify the Firearms Registry of the new safe storage location.
    If you have any inquiries regarding the arrangements put in place this Saturday 10th April, please contact Windsor Police Station on 4587 4099 and ask to speak with the Licensing Officer, Senior Constable BLUE.
  • Hawkesbury Flood 2021 Clean Up - The Task at Hand - 7/4/21

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    As the flood waters subside, we are left with a lot of devastation throughout the Hawkesbury. Here are only a few images of the task at hand.
    We understand our community have been heavily impacted and we are working with the State and Federal Government on short and long term recovery solutions.
    If you have been impacted by flooding, we encourage you to;
    1.Visit our Recovery Centres which are located at;
    • South Windsor Family Centre - 6 Greenhills Way South Windsor from 9am to 5pm Weekdays/10am to 2pm Weekends
    • North Richmond Panthers - 33 Beaumont Avenue North Richmond from 9am to 5pm Weekdays/10am to 2pm Weekends
    2. Call into our Recovery Hubs which are located at:
    • Wilberforce School of Arts Hall Wednesdays 10am to 4pm
    • Colo Heights (Horrie Eley) Hall Thursdays 10am to 4pm/Alt. Saturdays
    • St Albans RFS Shed Fridays 10am to 4pm/Alt. Saturdays
    3. View our Flood Recovery Page HERE as we will be updating this site regularly as new information is available.
    4. Register on Council's Recovery Register HERE to receive regular updates on our short and long term recovery http://www.yourhawkesbury-yoursay.com.au/.../sur.../register
    5. Call our Customer Service Centre on 4560 4444 if you require any further assistance.
  • ASSISTANCE FOR FLOOD AFFECTED PROPERTIES - 2/4/21

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    If your property is in the Hawkesbury and it has been flood affected and you need assistance with;

    1️⃣ Delivery of a skip bin
    2️⃣ Pick up of a skip bin with flood affected materials
    3️⃣ Assistance with your flood clean up

    Please let us know by registering online via this link www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/…/forms/local-emergency-management

    This service is offered FREE to Hawkesbury residents who have flood affected properties. You will need to provide your name, address and details of the amount and type of waste to be disposed of.

    There are still many roads that are impassable along with ferries that are not in operation, so there may be delays to some locations.
    If you are unable to register online, please call our Customer Service Team during business hours on 4560 4444 for assistance.

  • 🐰🐰🐰EASTER LONG WEEKEND BIN COLLECTIONS 🐰🐰🐰

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    Our waste collections will continue as normal over the Easter Long Weekend so please put your bin out at the normal designated time for collection.

    Some areas of the Hawkesbury have limited or no truck access. As soon as road access is available to these locations, we will return to empty these bins. Please continue to leave your bins out until they are emptied.

    If your bin has missed it's collection, please log the missed service via this online form www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/_resources/forms/bin-request

    Our contractors will be on the roads over the coming days to collect your recycle and green waste bins. Please leave them out for now until they are collected.

  • WISEMANS FERRY WASTE COLLECTION 02/04/2021

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    Waste collection services to our residents of Wisemans Ferry are recommencing tomorrow, Friday, 2 April. Please ensure your bins are out and ready to be collected.

    We understand that these residents have more waste to dispose of due to the missed services, but we ask that you please DO NOT overload your bins as this may lead to further missed services if your bin is TOO HEAVY to collect.

    Please bag any extra rubbish and we will try to add it to the truck or return for additional collections as required. If you hear the garbage truck coming make sure your waste it out!

    Missed services can be logged here www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/_resources/forms/bin-request

  • MARINE NOTICE - HAWKESBURY/NEPEAN RIVERS REGULATION OF VESSELS MAXIMUM SPEED 1 APRIL TO 14 APRIL 2021

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    Due to the flooding of tributaries into the Hawkesbury/Nepean rivers, significant navigation hazards including trees and other debris still exist.

    Vessel operators are advised that all waters west of Hawkesbury River Rail Bridge (Brooklyn) on the Hawkesbury River, Nepean River and their tributaries have a restriction declared in place for the 1 April to 14 April inclusive. The restriction is applicable to all vessels (including personal watercraft) and applies and takes precedence over any localised signage.

    Pursuant to Section 12(3) of the Marine Safety Act 1998 a maximum speed limit of 15 knots must be adhered to at all times.
    Penalties may apply (section 12(5) - Marine Safety Act 1998)
    For full details visit the Transport for NSW website www.rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime