Council is inviting community members to view and comment on Council’s Draft Urban Greening Strategy which is on public exhibition at www.yourhawkesbury-yoursay.com.au until Monday, 31 July 2023.
Council secured a $50,000 grant through the NSW Government’s Greener Neighbourhoods program to develop an Urban Greening Strategy. This funding program aims to assist councils [in] strategically [planning] for and [managing] urban forests in their local government area and to create cooler and shadier neighbourhoods.
Council has developed the Draft Strategy to provide strategic alignment to both internal and State Government policies and to help coordinate Council’s current cross-organisational projects that contribute to increasing canopy cover and greening.
The [Draft Urban Greening Strategy] identifies three key goals with objectives and actions under each of these. The goals include: ‘Existing areas of urban green are protected and enhanced’, ‘Green links are created where they are most needed’, and ‘Our community stewards our urban greening’.
The Draft Strategy will have a minimum ten-year timeframe and be reviewed periodically to ensure outcomes and actions are being progressed.
A hard copy of the Draft Strategy can also be viewed at Council’s Administration Building, 366 George Street, Windsor, Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM during the exhibition period.
Council will receive online submissions via www.yourhawkesbury-yoursay.com.au or in writing addressed to the General Manager by mail to Hawkesbury City Council, PO Box 146, Windsor NSW 2756, or email [email protected] up to close of business on Monday, 31 July 2023.
All submissions will be considered and may be included in a Council meeting business paper. Your submission, and any personal information, is accessible by any person upon written application, subject to Council’s Privacy Management Plan and the Government Information (Public Access) Act, 2009. The inclusion of personal information in your submission is voluntary, however, if not provided, may affect consideration of the submission. The information will ultimately be stored in Council’s records system.
For any enquiries regarding this matter, contact Charlotte Weaver, Sustainability Officer on 4560 4444 or by email to [email protected] with reference to ‘Draft Urban Greening Strategy’.