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Vaccination Rates Soar

Vaccination Rates
By BEV JORDAN Residents in The Hills LGA have been the fastest in the State to get their first COVID-19 vaccination with more than 95% of the area’s residents ages 16 and over receiving their first dose. Close to 68% are fully vaccinated. In the Hawkesbury LGA over 84% of…

A New Mission

Carmel Ieraci
By BEV JORDAN For Carmel Ieraci returning to Australia after living abroad in Rome and England for 16 years has been a huge journey through COVID restrictions, hotel quarantine and overnight meetings and services as she wound up her commitments in the UK. On the bright side, she was able…

Laughs Planned For 2022

Pavilion Theatre
The Castle Hill Players have scrapped the rest of their 2021 season and are looking forward to more than a few laughs at The Pavilion Theatre at Castle Hill next year. When lockdown commenced in June Castle Hill Players were hopeful of a necessary but minimal interruption to their 2021…

Splash in on Monday

outdoor public swimming pools
Community swimming pools are set to reopen this Monday (September 27th) following the NSW Government’s approval. The reopening of all outdoor public swimming pools will be subject to having COVIDSafe plans approved by NSW Health. All pools at Richmond Swimming Centre and the outdoor pool at Hawkesbury Oasis Aquatic and…

Riverbank Red Tape

By BEV JORDAN Red tape is causing residents and businesses to try to repair riverbank damage along with the Hawkesbury River major problems six months after the floodwater subsided leaving damage and erosion in its wake. Under current planning procedures, landowners have to submit a Development Application to the local…

Change In Relationship Status?

Update your Will Relationship  In NSW, you must be separated from your spouse for 12 months before a family court will finalise your divorce. After being separated from her husband for nine months, Monika* was severely injured in a car accident on her way to work and passed away. As…

Skilling Up In Retail

Visual merchandising graduate Alex Pugliese is looking forward to a strong retail rebound once COVID-19 restrictions begin to lift. The Rouse Hill resident started his retail career early on by enrolling in a TVET course at school in Year 11 to learn aspects of his preferred vocational trade. “My passion…

Baiting Begins in Wild Dog Fox Control

Biosecurity experts have joined forces with landholders in the Hills, Hawkesbury and Hornsby regions to launch a pest animal control campaign throughout spring. Led by Greater Sydney Local Land Services, the program is set to target wild dogs and foxes threatening livestock, wildlife, and domestic pets in the area. Project…
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