Flood Recovery Information - Hawkesbury 2021

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This page is here to support our community during the recovery from the 2021 floods. There is a range of supports available.

Checking this page regularly for updates will be the best way for you to be aware of new information on the recovery. If you would like to receive information on flood recovery support as it progresses, please register your details so that we can continue to communicate with our flood affected residents.

The most current Flood Recovery Information is HERE

Register to receive Flood Recovery Information Updates via email HERE

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



LOCAL RECOVERY SUPPORT SERVICES

Peppercorn Recovery Support Services offer individual support to strengthen the capacity, over time, of the flood impacted people of our community by facilitating and working with clients to engage with services, seek financial assistance and information and when needed navigate the range of services available. Call 4587 0225 or email rss@peppercorn.org.au to speak with a Recovery Support Worker.

Department Primary Industries Rural Recovery Support Service for Primary Producers can be contacted on jamie.perry-meijer@dpi.nsw.gov.au or call 0407 910 221 to speak with a DPI Recovery Support Worker

FOOD SUPPORT SERVICES:

For the current availability of food and emergency support services click HERE

COMMUNITY HUBS:

Community Hubs normally provide fortnightly face to face support in the Community Tuesday to Friday in Bilpin, Wilberforce, Colo Heights and St Albans.


Face to face hubs have been suspended due to the Health Restrictions but will be back from November 1!!!

A new ONLINE HUB is still available on Mondays and Bounce Back Exercise Groups are running online.

Please click here for all the HUBS INFORMATION

You can contact the Regular Services you would normally find at the Hubs as follows:

Hawkesbury City Council Community Recovery - Liz 0437 144 475 and Jo 0448 991 154

Step by Step Recovery Services – Nicole 0409 670 682

Baptist Community Care & Emergency Relief - Stephen 0468 320 340

Salvos – Karen 0429 549 494

Rural Counsellor – Sharon 0428 342 866

Flood Trauma Recovery – 0429 011 134 or 1800 011 511

Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre - Morna 4754 4050

Service NSW 137788

Please reach out if you need assistance to help with Recovery from fire, flood and storms. We understand these are challenging times.

For detailed Flood Recovery Information CLICK HERE


Where else to get help:

  • For Mental Health Support 24hours/7 days you can call: Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636 or the NSW Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511.
  • If your home or belongings have been damaged you can call Disaster Customer Care at Service NSW on 13 77 88 or visit online HERE
  • If you have a small business you can call the Business Concierge at Service NSW on 13 77 88 or Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593 or visit HERE
  • If you are a primary producer needing assistance you can call Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593 or visit HERE.
  • For assistance from Telstra with diversions, data and reconnection support, call 1800 888 888
  • For assistance with stock and the care of animals phone the Agricultural and Animal Services Hotline on 1800 814 647. The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Local Land Services (LLS) are providing assistance to landholders and communities with animal welfare-related issues resulting from the floods.
  • For help with Insurance if you are not sure of your insurance details or have general inquiries about the claims process you can call the Insurance Council of Australia’s Disaster Hotline on 1800 734 621.

Hawkesbury City Council is working in partnership with the emergency services, State and Federal government agencies, charities and others to deliver this assistance.

Click here to be directed to Council's Disaster and Emergency Dashboard or information on local Road & Ferry Closures, Weather Warnings & Radar, River Heights and how to Prepare for Flood.

Donations - Official donation channel open – storms and flooding: GIVIT

To help people affected by the severe storms and flooding across New South Wales, generous Australians are encouraged to donate money, items, skills and services online at www.GIVIT.org.au to donate.

Donations for the Severe Storms and Flooding fund on GIVIT can be directed to the Hawkesbury specifically by selecting DONATE FUNDS and typing Hawkesbury in the Comments section when making a donation OR by selecting DONATE FUNDS and selecting to directly FUND items requested in the Hawkesbury area.

You can also register goods you would like to donate by selecting DONATE ITEMS.

New information will be added to this page as it comes to hand. Please keep up to date by reading our News feed below.

This page is here to support our community during the recovery from the 2021 floods. There is a range of supports available.

Checking this page regularly for updates will be the best way for you to be aware of new information on the recovery. If you would like to receive information on flood recovery support as it progresses, please register your details so that we can continue to communicate with our flood affected residents.

The most current Flood Recovery Information is HERE

Register to receive Flood Recovery Information Updates via email HERE

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



LOCAL RECOVERY SUPPORT SERVICES

Peppercorn Recovery Support Services offer individual support to strengthen the capacity, over time, of the flood impacted people of our community by facilitating and working with clients to engage with services, seek financial assistance and information and when needed navigate the range of services available. Call 4587 0225 or email rss@peppercorn.org.au to speak with a Recovery Support Worker.

Department Primary Industries Rural Recovery Support Service for Primary Producers can be contacted on jamie.perry-meijer@dpi.nsw.gov.au or call 0407 910 221 to speak with a DPI Recovery Support Worker

FOOD SUPPORT SERVICES:

For the current availability of food and emergency support services click HERE

COMMUNITY HUBS:

Community Hubs normally provide fortnightly face to face support in the Community Tuesday to Friday in Bilpin, Wilberforce, Colo Heights and St Albans.


Face to face hubs have been suspended due to the Health Restrictions but will be back from November 1!!!

A new ONLINE HUB is still available on Mondays and Bounce Back Exercise Groups are running online.

Please click here for all the HUBS INFORMATION

You can contact the Regular Services you would normally find at the Hubs as follows:

Hawkesbury City Council Community Recovery - Liz 0437 144 475 and Jo 0448 991 154

Step by Step Recovery Services – Nicole 0409 670 682

Baptist Community Care & Emergency Relief - Stephen 0468 320 340

Salvos – Karen 0429 549 494

Rural Counsellor – Sharon 0428 342 866

Flood Trauma Recovery – 0429 011 134 or 1800 011 511

Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre - Morna 4754 4050

Service NSW 137788

Please reach out if you need assistance to help with Recovery from fire, flood and storms. We understand these are challenging times.

For detailed Flood Recovery Information CLICK HERE


Where else to get help:

  • For Mental Health Support 24hours/7 days you can call: Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636 or the NSW Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511.
  • If your home or belongings have been damaged you can call Disaster Customer Care at Service NSW on 13 77 88 or visit online HERE
  • If you have a small business you can call the Business Concierge at Service NSW on 13 77 88 or Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593 or visit HERE
  • If you are a primary producer needing assistance you can call Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593 or visit HERE.
  • For assistance from Telstra with diversions, data and reconnection support, call 1800 888 888
  • For assistance with stock and the care of animals phone the Agricultural and Animal Services Hotline on 1800 814 647. The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Local Land Services (LLS) are providing assistance to landholders and communities with animal welfare-related issues resulting from the floods.
  • For help with Insurance if you are not sure of your insurance details or have general inquiries about the claims process you can call the Insurance Council of Australia’s Disaster Hotline on 1800 734 621.

Hawkesbury City Council is working in partnership with the emergency services, State and Federal government agencies, charities and others to deliver this assistance.

Click here to be directed to Council's Disaster and Emergency Dashboard or information on local Road & Ferry Closures, Weather Warnings & Radar, River Heights and how to Prepare for Flood.

Donations - Official donation channel open – storms and flooding: GIVIT

To help people affected by the severe storms and flooding across New South Wales, generous Australians are encouraged to donate money, items, skills and services online at www.GIVIT.org.au to donate.

Donations for the Severe Storms and Flooding fund on GIVIT can be directed to the Hawkesbury specifically by selecting DONATE FUNDS and typing Hawkesbury in the Comments section when making a donation OR by selecting DONATE FUNDS and selecting to directly FUND items requested in the Hawkesbury area.

You can also register goods you would like to donate by selecting DONATE ITEMS.

New information will be added to this page as it comes to hand. Please keep up to date by reading our News feed below.

  • Recovery Centre Update - 20/4/21

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    The Team at South Windsor Recovery Centre have had their morning briefing and they are ready to assist you. If you are a flood affected resident, we encourage you to attend one of our Recovery Centres:
    • South Windsor Family Centre - 6 Greenhills Way, South Windsor
    Monday - Friday – 10am to 5pm
    Thursday – 10am to 6pm
    Saturday and Sunday – CLOSED
    • Wisemans Ferry – The Retreat
    5564 Old Northern Road, Wisemans Ferry
    Monday - Friday – 10am to 4pm
    Saturday and Sunday – 10am to 2pm
    • North Richmond Panthers Recovery Centre
    33 Beaumont Avenue, North Richmond
    Monday - Wednesday – 10am to 5pm
    Centre will be closed down from 5pm Wednesday 21 April 2021
    You can meet Government and non-Government agencies that provide;
    • Financial Assistance for individuals, primary producers and small businesses
    • Accommodation advice
    • Help with replacing lost documents
    • Mental Health and
    • Wellbeing services
    • Clean-up services
    • Insurance and legal support.
  • 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.
  • Windsor Boat Ramp Update - 17/4/21

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    The Windsor Boat Ramp is open, however there is still significant silt and mud below the water level and in the creek/channel. Due to the debris and other restrictions on the river, users should exercise caution and take extra care.

    Please visit the NSW Maritime notification HERE for further information on the current navigation hazards in the Hawkesbury River.

  • Flood Assistance Information - Issue 8 - 17/4/21

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    Council's Flood Assistance Information document has been updated. The latest version is available HERE

    The latest update includes:

    • Help for Small Business section
    • New financial support available from the Salvation Army, Vinnies NSW Flood Appeal, Red Cross and Rural Aid
    • There are also some changes to the operating hours of the Recovery Centres and Recovery Hubs
  • Flood Recovery Centres & Community Advice and Support Service/Recovery Hubs - 15/4/21

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    All flood affected residents are encouraged to visit our Recovery Centres and Community Advice and Support Service/Recovery Hubs.

    Recovery Centres;

    1.South Windsor Family Centre Recovery Centre, 6 Greenhills Way, South Windsor

    Monday - Friday – 9am to 5pm, Saturday – 10am to 2pm, Sunday - CLOSED

    2️. North Richmond Panthers Recovery Centre, 33 Beaumont Avenue, North Richmond

    Monday - Friday – 9am to 5pm, Saturday – 10am to 2pm, Sunday - CLOSED

    3️. Wisemans Ferry – The Retreat, 5564 Old Northern Road, Wisemans Ferry

    Monday - Friday – 10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday – 10am to 2pm

    Community Advice and Support Service/Recovery Hubs;

    Kurrajong Heights Bowling Club - Tuesday, 13 April from 9.30m to 12.30pm

    Wilberforce School of Arts - Wednesday, 14 April from 10am to 4pm

    Colo Heights (Horrie Eley) Hall - Thursday, 15 April from 10am to 4pm

    St Albans Volunteer Bushfire Brigade Shed - Friday, 16 April from 10am to 4pm

    St Albans Saturday 10am to 2pm at the Pioneer Run Event

  • 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
  • Flood Recovery Centres & Community Advice and Support Service/Recovery Hubs

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    All flood affected residents are encouraged to visit our Recovery Centres and Community Advice and Support Service/Recovery Hubs.

    Recovery Centres;
    1.South Windsor Family Centre Recovery Centre, 6 Greenhills Way, South Windsor
    Monday - Friday – 9am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday – 10am to 2pm
    2.North Richmond Panthers Recovery Centre, 33 Beaumont Avenue, North Richmond
    Monday - Friday – 9am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday – 10am to 2pm
    3.Wisemans Ferry – The Retreat, 5564 Old Northern Road, Wisemans Ferry
    Monday - Friday – 10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday – 10am to 2pm

    Community Advice and Support Service/Recovery Hubs;

    • Kurrajong Heights Bowling Club - Tuesday, 13 April from 9.30m to 12.30pm
    • Wilberforce School of Arts - Wednesday, 14 April from 10am to 4pm
    • Colo Heights (Horrie Eley) Hall - Thursday, 15 April from 10am to 4pm
    • St Albans Volunteer Bushfire Brigade Shed - Friday, 16 April from 10am to 4pm
    • St Albans Saturday 10am to 2pm at the Pioneer Run Event
  • 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.
  • Flood Recovery Support - 9/4/21

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    All flood affected residents are encouraged to visit our Recovery Centres:

    1 South Windsor Family Centre Recovery Centre, 6 Greenhills Way, South Windsor

    Monday - Friday – 9am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday – 10am to 2pm

    2 North Richmond Panthers Recovery Centre, 33 Beaumont Avenue, North Richmond
    Monday - Friday – 9am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday – 10am to 2pm
    3 Wisemans Ferry – The Retreat, 5564 Old Northern Road, Wisemans Ferry
    Monday - Friday – 10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday – 10am to 2pm


    You can meet Government and non-Government agencies that provide;

    Financial Assistance for individuals, primary producers and small businesses
    Accommodation advice
    Help with replacing lost documents
    Mental Health and wellbeing services
    Clean-up services
    Insurance and legal support

    For up to date information and to register for updates visit www.yourhawkesbury-yoursay.com.au/fih2021 or call our Customer Service Centre on 4560 4444.

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