Flood Recovery Information

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Support is available for the Hawkesbury Community to help with your recovery from both the 2021 and 2022 floods.

For the current information on Flood Recovery and Supports click here

It is important to register for updates as new information comes to hand here

You may also be interested to attend Community Hubs which provide weekly face to face support in the Community Tuesday to Friday in Bilpin, Wilberforce, Colo Heights and St Albans.

Please click here for all the HUBS INFORMATION

Register for email alerts and text message updates for Thomas James Bridge and Settlers Road HERE

Register for text message updates on Greens Road HERE

Register to receive Upper Colo Bridge and Greens Road updates via email HERE

Register to receive Cornwallis Road updates HERE

Support is available for the Hawkesbury Community to help with your recovery from both the 2021 and 2022 floods.

For the current information on Flood Recovery and Supports click here

It is important to register for updates as new information comes to hand here

You may also be interested to attend Community Hubs which provide weekly face to face support in the Community Tuesday to Friday in Bilpin, Wilberforce, Colo Heights and St Albans.

Please click here for all the HUBS INFORMATION

Register for email alerts and text message updates for Thomas James Bridge and Settlers Road HERE

Register for text message updates on Greens Road HERE

Register to receive Upper Colo Bridge and Greens Road updates via email HERE

Register to receive Cornwallis Road updates HERE

  • Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Hawkesbury River Clean Up

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    The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has been managing a program to clean-up flood waste and debris from the Hawkesbury River with a staging area set up at Windsor Boat Ramp for several weeks.

    Although this staging area will be demobilised in the next week, members of the public have been asked to be aware of debris present in waterways and report any flood debris to the Environment Line on 131 555 or info@epa.nsw.gov.au

  • Upcoming Community Hubs - New Arts & Craft Activities - 12/6/21

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    There will be a new, friendly group art activity at our upcoming Community Hubs. Come along and bring your own project or try a new one of the free arts and craft kits provided by Hawkesbury Remakery. Art and craft activities will run from 12pm to 2pm at each fortnightly Community Hub.

    • Bilpin Hall - Tuesday, 15 & 29 June from 10am to 2pm
    • Wilberforce - St John's Anglican Church - Wednesday, 16 and 30 June from 10am to 2pm
    • Colo Heights (Horrie Eley) Hall - Thursday, 17 June and 1 July from 10am to 2pm
    • St Albans School of Arts - Friday, 18 June and 2 July from 10am to 2pm

    Come to the Community Hubs for;
    Support to access Financial and Practical Assistance to help with Recovery from Storm, Fire and Floods from organisations including Hawkesbury City Council, Red Cross, Service NSW and others.
    The Service NSW Mobile Service can offer similar services to the physical sites including assistance with disaster recovery but also Driver licence, photo card applications and renewals, Driver Knowledge Tests, Working With Children Check applications, Applying for birth, death and marriage certificates and Dine and Discover vouchers.
    Other services can offer practical assistance with vouchers, food assistance, information and referral and mental health and wellbeing support.


  • BOUNCE BACK with FREE exercise classes starting this coming week! 11/6/21

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    FREE exercise classes will be held weekly at Wilberforce, Colo Heights, St Albans and Bilpin for all ages and abilities.

    Tuesday - Bilpin Hall from 9.15am to 10am.
    Wednesday - Wilberforce St John Anglican Church from 9.30am to 10.15am
    Thursday - Colo Heights Hall from 9.30am to 10.15am
    Friday - St Albans School of Arts Hall from 9.30 am to 10.15am

    Classes will be facilitated by Bree at Bilpin, Colo Heights and Wilberforce and by Rachel at St Albans. There is no need to book, just come along!

  • 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

  • South Windsor Recovery Centre Closing Friday, 4 June 2021 - 3/6/21

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    The Recovery Centre at South Windsor will be closing on Friday at 5pm.
    Council will continue to offer recovery support via Community Hubs operating fortnightly at;

    • Bilpin Hall - Tuesday, 15 and 29 June from 10am to 2pm
    • Wilberforce - St John's Anglican Church - Wednesday, 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


  • 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.


  • Governor Phillip Boat Club Update - 31/5/21

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    Fences have been placed up around the Governor Phillip Boat Club building at Windsor to prevent access while assessments are carried out on the recent flood damage. The building is currently not safe to access.

    We know Governor Phillip Park is very popular with families - especially with the exciting new double flying fox at the playground! We are installing temporary public toilets nearby so you can continue to enjoy the park while the building is closed. They will be open in time for this weekend.

    We will update the community once the assessment on the damaged building has been finalised.

Page last updated: 12 Aug 2022, 06:52 PM