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40 new citizens to be welcomed

The Hawkesbury will welcome 40 new citizens to Australia at a very special Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony to be held at the Windsor Function Centre on Tuesday, 26 January 2014 at 9am. Hawkesbury’s 2016 Australia Day Ambassador, Bruce Elder and the Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Kim Ford will attend the…

Extraordinary Council Meeting Called

Members of the Hawkesbury community are advised that an Extraordinary meeting of the Council has been called for 6:30pm on Thursday, 28 January 2016 in the Council Chambers, 366 George Street, Windsor. The meeting has been called at the request of a number of Councillors and its purpose is to…

Sporting Field Allocations Process Set For Major Revamp

Council is looking to address the increasing demand on sporting fields by reforming the allocation process in 2016. As of March 2016, a new allocation process which prioritises community sporting clubs ahead of private and commercial operators will come into effect. Hills Shire Mayor Dr Michelle Byrne said a combination…

Girls and boys set to blast into the summer of cricket!

Girls and boys can expect to get a blast out of cricket this summer with Cricket Australia’s exciting junior sports program for kids, MILO T20 Blast, commencing across NSW in 2016. On the back of a record-breaking KFC T20 Big Bash League, thousands of girls and boys around the country have the…

Enjoy a morning with author Isaac Bacirongo

How did a Pygmy from the forests of Central Africa end up living in Sydney, Australia? Hear the story of BaTembo Pygmy, Isaac Bacirongo and his fight to save his identity from extinction plus the journey that took him from the Congo, through the brutality of dictatorship and war, to the arrival…

Love music? Try Freegal!

If you want millions of free songs at your fingertips, then come along to an introductory workshop to learn about the Library’s free downloadable music collection. It will be held at Hawkesbury Central Library, Windsor on Thursday, 11 February, 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Freegal Music gives you about nine million songs including Sony…

Awesome Achievers: Portrait Stories from Australians of the Year

Hawkesbury Regional Gallery in Windsor launches its 2016 program with a spectacular exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra: Awesome Achievers: Stories from Australians of the Year. The exhibition features selected recipients of the Australian of the Year awards over the past 55 years, grouped around eight main themes.…

Community Grants lend a helping hand to local groups

The Hills Shire Council’s Community Grants Program provides funding each year for innovative community projects and events that deliver sustainable and positive outcomes in accordance with Council’s sustainable communities plan. “Over the years there have been some outstanding projects and organisations that have received Council grants and gone on to…
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