Windsor Bridge - Take the Survey

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Hawkesbury City Council has created a Windsor Bridge Survey asking people to vote if they would like to Save Windsor Bridge – Yes or No.

The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Barry Calvert, has alerted the Defenders of Thompson Square about the survey and they fully support the idea of a community survey.

“Voting is simple – just go to online to Your Hawkesbury Your Say and cast your vote on whether you want to Save Windsor Bridge,” Mayor Calvert said.

“Personally, I will be voting yes because once this bridge is gone, it is gone forever.

“Whether you are a local business or tourism operator, a resident, a Hawkesbury visitor, a member of a historic society or simply someone who wants to enjoy walking on this heritage bridge, you can take this simple survey that has one question: Do you want to save Windsor Bridge?

“We are conducting this survey as part of community consultation that we believe the State Government should have done a long time ago. Such consultation about the demolition of the historic Windsor Bridge has been seriously lacking,” the Mayor said.

“There has been a great deal of discussion about the replacement bridge but most people were unaware that the demolition of the old bridge was also going to take place. In the information distributed about the new bridge by the State Government, the fate of the old bridge was hardly mentioned.

“Hawkesbury City Council supports saving our historic Windsor Bridge. We are asking the State Government to immediately stop the demolition of the old Windsor Bridge and conduct a proper public consultation about the bridge’s future.”

The 1874 bridge offers huge tourism potential to the Hawkesbury community as a gathering place for events, markets and a link over the Hawkesbury River from Windsor and it is a vital part of our historical and cultural identity.

What we would like you to do

  1. Take the Survey
  2. Sign the petition
  3. Ring the bell
  4. Take your photo and post it to social media #savedbythebell,”
  5. Contact Robyn Preston MP Member for Hawkesbury by via email hawkesbury@parliament.nsw.gov.au or tweet @RobynNSW on Twitter and mention @robynprestonmpforhawkesbury on Instagram or tag @RobynPrestonMPMemberforHawkesbury on Facebook to Save Our Historic Windsor Bridge.

The bell was moved from the campaign launch location of Thompson Square to the Museum to provide a secure location that is accessible to the public. The Museum was chosen as it is part of the historic precinct that is close to the location of the bridge. Locating the bell at the Museum also means that Museum staff are able to ensure COVID-Safe guidelines are maintained. Museum staff will also be on hand to answer any questions about the petition and the historic Windsor Bridge.

Hawkesbury City Council has created a Windsor Bridge Survey asking people to vote if they would like to Save Windsor Bridge – Yes or No.

The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Barry Calvert, has alerted the Defenders of Thompson Square about the survey and they fully support the idea of a community survey.

“Voting is simple – just go to online to Your Hawkesbury Your Say and cast your vote on whether you want to Save Windsor Bridge,” Mayor Calvert said.

“Personally, I will be voting yes because once this bridge is gone, it is gone forever.

“Whether you are a local business or tourism operator, a resident, a Hawkesbury visitor, a member of a historic society or simply someone who wants to enjoy walking on this heritage bridge, you can take this simple survey that has one question: Do you want to save Windsor Bridge?

“We are conducting this survey as part of community consultation that we believe the State Government should have done a long time ago. Such consultation about the demolition of the historic Windsor Bridge has been seriously lacking,” the Mayor said.

“There has been a great deal of discussion about the replacement bridge but most people were unaware that the demolition of the old bridge was also going to take place. In the information distributed about the new bridge by the State Government, the fate of the old bridge was hardly mentioned.

“Hawkesbury City Council supports saving our historic Windsor Bridge. We are asking the State Government to immediately stop the demolition of the old Windsor Bridge and conduct a proper public consultation about the bridge’s future.”

The 1874 bridge offers huge tourism potential to the Hawkesbury community as a gathering place for events, markets and a link over the Hawkesbury River from Windsor and it is a vital part of our historical and cultural identity.

What we would like you to do

  1. Take the Survey
  2. Sign the petition
  3. Ring the bell
  4. Take your photo and post it to social media #savedbythebell,”
  5. Contact Robyn Preston MP Member for Hawkesbury by via email hawkesbury@parliament.nsw.gov.au or tweet @RobynNSW on Twitter and mention @robynprestonmpforhawkesbury on Instagram or tag @RobynPrestonMPMemberforHawkesbury on Facebook to Save Our Historic Windsor Bridge.

The bell was moved from the campaign launch location of Thompson Square to the Museum to provide a secure location that is accessible to the public. The Museum was chosen as it is part of the historic precinct that is close to the location of the bridge. Locating the bell at the Museum also means that Museum staff are able to ensure COVID-Safe guidelines are maintained. Museum staff will also be on hand to answer any questions about the petition and the historic Windsor Bridge.

  • 85.7 percent of residents say YES

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    The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Barry Calvert, has announced today that the online survey he commissioned last week on the 1874 Windsor Bridge has produced some very positive preliminary results.

    Of the 1194 people who have responded so far, 1022 have voted that we should keep the old Windsor Bridge.

    Mayor Calvert had predicted that 80% of the residents would vote to save the bridge but the results are actually higher than that with 85.7% of residents voting to save our historic bridge.

    “This is a very strong result that confirms what our residents actually want,” Mayor Calvert said.

    “I have written today to Robyn Preston, State Member for Hawkesbury to make her aware of how her constituents feel about our historic bridge and I will be asking her once more to delay the demolition of the bridge so that the community can put together a long-term management plan.”

    Councillor Calvert believes that the survey results demonstrate that most residents were not aware that the construction of the new bridge also meant that the old bridge would be demolished.

    “All the previous community discussion centred around the location of the new bridge and the need for a bypass,” the Mayor said.

    “Very little discussion occurred about the proposed demolition of the old bridge and many people I have spoken to recently were surprised and shocked to find out that the Local Member and the NSW Government were about to completely destroy such a significant part of our local heritage.

    “There is a clear message for Robyn Preston here. The people of Hawkesbury want to keep their historic bridge! Ms Preston must step up now and deliver for her constituents.”

    Windsor Bridge Survey

    You can still complete the Windsor Bridge Survey on Your Hawkesbury Your Say at www.yourhawkesbury-yoursay.com.au/windsorbrThis external link will open in a new window on whether you would like to Save Windsor Bridge – Yes or No.

    Council is conducting the survey as part of community consultation that we believe the State Government should have done a long time ago. Such consultation about the demolition of the historic Windsor Bridge has been seriously lacking.

    Hawkesbury City Council supports saving our historic Windsor Bridge. We are asking the State Government to immediately stop the demolition of the old Windsor Bridge and conduct a proper public consultation about the bridge’s future.

    You can also sign the petition and ring the bell at Hawkesbury Regional Museum at 8 Baker Street, Windsor, Wednesday to Monday 10am to 4pm. You can also contact Robyn Preston State Member for Hawkesbury via email hawkesbury@parliament.nsw.gov.au or tweet @RobynNSW on Twitter and mention @robynprestonmpforhawkesbury on Instagram or tag @RobynPrestonMPMemberforHawkesbury on Facebook to Save Our Historic Windsor Bridge.

    The 1874 bridge offers huge tourism potential to the Hawkesbury community as a gathering place for events, markets and a link over the Hawkesbury River from Windsor and it is a vital part of our historical and cultural identity.

  • Australian singer Frank Ifield came to Windsor recently to Ring the Bell

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    11 August, 2020
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    Australian singer Frank Ifield came to Windsor recently to Ring the Bell to Save Our Historic Windsor Bridge after signing the petition.

    British-born country singer and yodeller, Frank Ifield, was one of the first Australian post-war performers to gain widespread international recognition. He recorded ‘I Remember You’ in a yodelling country-music style on 27 May 1962, and his version went to number one on the UK Singles Chart selling 1.1 million copies in the UK alone.

    It was wonderful to have “Frank Ifield sign the petition to save our Windsor Bridge”, the Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Barry Calvert said.

    Sign the petition and ring the bell at the Museum and also contact NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian via www.nsw.gov.au/premier-of-nsw/contact-premier or tweet @GladysB on Twitter and mention @GladysB on Instagram or tag @gladysnsw on Facebook to save Our Historic Windsor Bridge.