Hills to Hawkesbury Community


Fire Danger warning … Be Prepared

Fire Danger
RFS Commissioner, Rob Rogers is warning that we are heading towards what could potentially be a very active 21/22 bushfire season. Fire Danger  After a quiet fire season last summer and with steady rain falling over autumn and winter, increased grass and crop growth across NSW will bring fresh challenges…

Christmas Card Comp

Christmas Card
Primary School students in the Baulkham Hills electorate are being invited to design a Christmas card for local MP David Elliott who is also Minister for Police and Emergency Services. It will be the 11th year that the State MP has held the competition to design his parliamentary Christmas Card,…

Good Men Speak Up

Community News, News
Good Men
By BEV JORDAN Male voices from the age of 14 to 73 are using the 2021 Good Men Project to share their views about respectful relationships, masculinity and gender stereotypes. The youngest participant,14-year-old Lucas said: “Respect means genuinely accepting people for who they are and what they believe in.” For…

Spring Fertilising: Activate Your Plants Growth

Gardening, News
By KAREN GODWIN | HORTICULTURIST With spring now upon us, the plants in your garden will begin to grow. This is the time when every plant in your garden including your lawn will need fertilising to maximise growth and maintain good health and vigour before the warmer months. Before coming…

The Link Between Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Diabetes and hearing loss are two of the most common health concerns in Australia and research has shown that there is a link between these two conditions. Did you know that if you have diabetes, you are twice as likely to acquire a hearing loss compared to those without diabetes?…

Great Talks Online activities

Library / Museum, News
Online activities
The Hills Shire Library Service has a whole range of online activities and talks scheduled for the rest of this month for all ages. In partnership with Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD), the service will deliver FREE live health talks, curated reading lists and expert tips and resources to…

Books to you Door

Library / Museum, News
Hawkesbury Library Service
Hawkesbury Library Service has recently resumed housebound delivery services for senior residents that have been cut off from their normal support network of family, friends or caregivers due to the pandemic. The free delivery service was originally offered to existing housebound members, identified as having a disability or chronic illness…

Platypus Project

By BEV JORDAN A project which is looking at environmental DNA to identify the presence of platypus in the Cattai Creek Catchment is not only seen as critical for effective conservation of the species and its habitat but has the capacity to help other native species. Sydney Water is supporting…
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The Hills to Hawkesbury Community News is a fortnightly publication that has been operating for over 35 years.

Our print circulation is ten thousand 32 page magazines per fortnight.  These are delivered to all the popular businesses and shopping centres across the Hills and Hawkesbury Council areas.  They are all collected by people who want to read a printed magazine.  We also send out over 12,000 emails per fortnight sharing the latest edition with our subscriber list.

Our Facebook page has a growing reader base.  With over 7000 likes, our posts are shared across the community and it’s not unusual for our ‘reach’ across the community to rise to 50-60,000 with a high level of engagement.

We are a trusted source of news in the community.

On the news front, our publication employs qualified journalists, Bev Jordan and Lawrence Machado who  are well known for their excellent reporting skills and knowledge of the area.

The Hills to Hawkesbury Community News strives to provide the community with a platform to promote events, community groups and sporting organisations as well as showcase talented individuals.  Our news coverage includes the latest emergency services reports and what’s going on in the Local Government Areas of The Hills and Hawkesbury.

Our history pages by Ivor Jones and our puzzle pages are also much-lived parts of our free publication.

Our magazine is supported by advertising from our local business community.  If you run a business locally, consider advertising with us.  Our rates are very competitive. Talk to us too about opportunities for advertorial content.

Our job is to inform, inspire and connect our community. We are here to help you.