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Hawkesbury Braces for 7,000 Strong Housing Onslaught

An unprecedented surge in development west of the Hawkesbury River could potentially see more than 7,000 new dwellings mushrooming in coming years, transforming one of the last semi-rural areas in the Sydney basin into suburban outposts. 
Documents seen by the Hawkesbury Post reveal ambitious plans by property developers to construct housing estates spanning more than 1,500 acres of land in North Richmond, Glossodia, Freemans Reach, and Grose Wold. All of these proposed developments, except for a Redbank extension, currently fall under the Primary Production zoning.

Hawkesbury Braces for 7,000 Strong Housing Onslaught

Hawkesbury Braces for 7,000 Strong Housing Onslaught

An unprecedented surge in development west of the Hawkesbury River could potentially see more than 7,000 new dwellings mushrooming in coming years, transforming one of the last semi-rural areas in the Sydney basin into suburban outposts.  Documents seen by the Hawkesbury Post reveal ambitious...

Boosts to Flood Funding in the Hawkesbury

Boosts to Flood Funding in the Hawkesbury

The New South Wales Government has unveiled a plan to enhance flood preparedness and emergency response capabilities across the state, particularly focusing on high-risk areas such as the...

Federal Redistribution Expands Macquarie Seat

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has announced proposed changes to federal electoral boundaries, including the expansion of the seat of Macquarie. Under the new proposal, Macquarie will now encompass Emu Plains, Emu Heights, and Leonay, in addition to retaining the Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury areas.

Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman, welcomed the changes. “This is a logical expansion,” Templeman said, highlighting her strong connections to the new areas as a long-time lower Mountains resident. 

Hawkesbury Emergency Responders Overlooked for National Recognition

Emergency responders in the Hawkesbury region, who have been crucial during multiple severe floods, have been excluded from receiving the National Emergency Medal, despite their significant efforts. The National Emergency Medal Committee recently announced that responders who assisted during the February-March 2022 floods in northern New South Wales and South East Queensland are eligible for the award.

Federal Redistribution Expands Macquarie Seat

Federal Redistribution Expands Macquarie Seat

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has announced proposed changes to federal electoral boundaries, including the expansion of the seat of Macquarie. Under the new proposal, Macquarie will now...

Local Equestrian Legend, Colleen Brook, Honoured

With a dedication to equestrian sports which has spanned decades, Colleen Brook, is set to receive the prestigious Distinguished Long Service Award at the upcoming NSW Community Sports Awards, presented by Sport NSW, on Wednesday, June 19.

With a passion for horses that ignited in her youth, Brook who resides in Wilbeforce, embarked on a journey that would see her become a pillar of the equestrian community. Starting as a Junior Instructor in the late 1960s, her talent and commitment propelled her into the spotlight, drawing demand for her coaching as her own competitive career flourished.

Local Equestrian Legend, Colleen Brook, Honoured

Local Equestrian Legend, Colleen Brook, Honoured

With a dedication to equestrian sports which has spanned decades, Colleen Brook, is set to receive the prestigious Distinguished Long Service Award at the upcoming NSW Community Sports Awards, presented by Sport NSW, on Wednesday, June 19. With a passion for horses that ignited in her youth, Brook...

Local Equestrian Legend, Colleen Brook, Honoured

Local Equestrian Legend, Colleen Brook, Honoured

With a dedication to equestrian sports which has spanned decades, Colleen Brook, is set to receive the prestigious Distinguished Long Service Award at the upcoming NSW Community Sports Awards,...

Pitt Town Mini Roos Shine Alongside the Matildas

Pitt Town Mini Roos Shine Alongside the Matildas

In a spectacle that captivated a packed Stadium Australia, the Matildas advanced in their Paris Olympics campaign last night, but it was the Mini Roos from Pitt Town Football Club who truly stole...

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Free Community Event – Preparing your home for Bushfire & Ecotherapy

On Sunday 2 June, Kurrajong Heights Bowling Club is hosting an informative free community event, which promises to be a day of engaging activities, essential knowledge sharing, and the opportunity for community connection.

The event will comprise an Ecotherapy Session, followed by a talk about preparing your home for bushfire and understanding your bushfire attack level, or BAL. 

Free Community Event – Preparing your home for Bushfire & Ecotherapy

Free Community Event – Preparing your home for Bushfire & Ecotherapy

On Sunday 2 June, Kurrajong Heights Bowling Club is hosting an informative free community event, which promises to be a day of engaging activities, essential knowledge sharing, and the opportunity for community connection. The event will comprise an Ecotherapy Session, followed by a talk about...

Day at the races with New Haven Farm Home

Day at the races with New Haven Farm Home

  New Haven Farm Home is a local organisation located in Freemans Reach that provides accommodation services as well as support services for people with disabilities, aiming to assist them in...

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