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An announcement.

I was elected as a Liberal Party Councillor five years ago. It has been an incredible honour to serve and represent the Hawkesbury community since then.

However, I will be standing at the coming Local Government election on 4th September as an independent candidate.

Many people have thanked me over the years for being a ‘straight shooter’. I speak my mind and I’m led by both evidence, and my conscience in the positions I take on Council. I’m looking forward to doing that even more now.

I am presently drawing together my team of running mates (get in touch if you’re interested), and will have more to say in the coming days.

I am excited about the possibilities. If you don’t already, please follow me on-line to get updates.

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How much land clearing should people be able to do for fire safety? The Rural Boundary Clearing Code

Here's a thorny question: How much land-clearing should rural landholders be allowed to engage in to increase their fire safety? Here's how I think we should answer that question.


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Granny Flats: You deserve more choice | Hawkesbury City Council

The way Council treats granny flats and dual occupancies in our area is insane. Some types are allowed in built up areas, but not on rural acreages. Some kinds are forbidden for reasons that don't apply to those suburbs, or become permissible just because a small modification is made to attach the dwellings. This needs to change.


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Hawkesbury Council’s position concerning the new Hawkesbury River bridge

Last night Council considered the submission we would make to the consultation process on the route of the new Hawkesbury River crossing at North Richmond.
My position is guided by an awareness that this is not Council’s project. Like the Windsor Bridge project before, we neither decide nor craft its appearance, budget or timeline...


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Make no mistake – raising Warragamba Dam will make our community safer

This morning, the opponents of flood safety in the Hawkesbury were falling upon a 'leaked' State Government report that stated something so obvious it's banal – that in the event of a major flood, the water has to go somewhere.
Those confecting outrage even suggest that raising the dam would *worsen* the effects of flooding in the Hawkesbury – a staggeringly misleading and contemptible statement.


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When will the NSW Local Government Elections be?

Council elections were supposed to happen in NSW in September 2020.
Then COVID put them off to September 2021.
Recently, the Minister delayed them a second time to December 4th, 2021.
Now there's a rumour going round that they will be delayed to next year.
You should demand your right to vote.


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The Tragedy of Afghanistan

I rarely venture into geopolitics, but what’s happening in Afghanistan is simply a tragedy. The Taliban are resurgent, and will shortly repossess all the territory won from them after 2001. So much of our own blood and coin spilled for no gain after a twenty year war.
I feel deeply for the 26,000 men and women of our own defence forces who served there. What must they think? Ultimately, I believe our presence in Afghanistan was just.


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Further delays to the Grose River Bridge should make you cranky

The Redbank project, and associated wrangling over the promised Grose River Bridge crossing goes all the way back to 2008.
So if you're angry or confused about why it seems that this infrastructure keeps receding to the horizon, then I'm with you.
Why is it taking so long? And why, after this week’s Council meeting, is it going to be delayed even more?


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Why you should be angry about reckless election-season posturing

If there was any doubt that the election silly-season is upon us, this week's Council meeting should leave you in no doubt.
Two things in particular stand out – variations on the same theme, one might say.
I regard two motions that came to Council for us to abandon relationships with two regional bodies WSROC and HRCC (which we have been a member of for 73 years), to be lazy, reckless vandalism. 


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A Win For Colbee Park Users – A Masterplan… And $573K in Funding!

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We should look after Jenolan Caves better

Jenolan Caves is a much loved tourist destination, not far from the Hawkesbury. When I visited in January, I found it in a shocking state. Here's what I did.


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What you need to know about COVID

Recently, at the Australian Local Government Conference in Canberra, I was briefed about some surprising COVID statistics. Here's what I learned.


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Raising awareness of the need for Hawkesbury-Nepean River Health

In 2004, the Hawkesbury River was choked with weeds. Hard work and co-operation between three tiers of government cleared the river up. Now, short-sighted policy is putting all that at risk. I'm fighting for a better deal.


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Do you know a person or group who deserves recognition for their service to the Hawkesbury community? 

Its still not too late to nominate a worthy Hawkesbury citizen or organisation for Hawkesbury City Councils Australia Day Awards.

Entries are open until the end of October. 
Please nominate! 

Details at:
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Do you know a person or group who deserves recognition for their service to the Hawkesbury community?

It's still not too late to nominate a worthy Hawkesbury citizen or organisation for Hawkesbury City Council's Australia Day Awards.

Entries are open until the end of October.
Please nominate!

Details at:
www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/for-residents/community/citizenship-and-awards/australia-day-awards
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Corruption in public office is reprehensible.
It was all the way back in 2013 that I went to the city to sit in on the testimony before ICAC - just as an interested citizen mind you - and saw Eddie Obeid, Moses Obeid and Ian MacDonald grilled for their malfeasance.

I hear the sentencing hearing of the three is happening live at this link, now.

It’s taken over seven years, but justice has been done.

To those who wish to comment that ICAC has taken down Liberals and Labor identities alike, my answer is to agree with you. I support ICAC. It's the Great White Corpuscle of society, and I'm glad its there.

The solution to not having your political career ended by an appearance before ICAC is not to do the wrong thing. Simples.
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Bart Bassett Londerry MP - Mr Bassett denied the allegations, although the ICAC investigation, known as Operation Spicer, found that he knowingly asked for the donation. Mr Bassett repeatedly told the ICAC he kept himself at arm’s length from the donations made to his campaign, which was at odds to the testimony of Mr Regent and NSW Liberal Party finance director Simon McInnes. The ICAC report said it accepted the testimony of Mr Regent and Mr McInnes, not Mr Bassett. The report found Mr Regent and Mr McInnes to “generally reliable witnesses”. When giving testimoney to the ICAC in 2014, Mr Bassett mentioned that Kim Ford, who was Mr Bassett’s campaign manager, was one of the people who was involved with documenting political donations. The ICAC report into Operation Spicer did not mention Kim Ford, who is the Mayor of Hawkesbury. Chapter 32 of the report was dedicated to Mr Bassett’s dealings. The chapter concludes that: “The Commission finds that in 2010, for the purposes of his 2011 NSW state election campaign, Mr Bassett solicited a political donation from Buildev, a property developer. “This culminated in the drawing of a cheque, dated 13 December 2010, for $18,000 on the account of Boardwalk Resources, which was payable to the Free Enterprise Foundation. “The Free Enterprise Foundation subsequently sent money to the NSW Liberal Party, which included the $18,000. The $18,000 was used towards the purchase of a key seats package for Mr Bassett’s 2011 election campaign in the seat of Londonderry. “Although the cheque for $18,000 was drawn on the account of Boardwalk Resources, the donation was made for Buildev. Mr Bassett was aware at the time he solicited the political donation that Buildev was a property developer and knew it was not able to make a political donation and that he was not able to accept a political donation from a property developer.” 😀

I was concerned that powers given to the NSW Electoral Commissioner during COVID would result in a very unfair election where candidates would be unable to hand out material at polling places or even put posters up.

I wrote to the NSW Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock MP to express these concerns and ask her to provide urgent guidance now we have a roadmap out of lockdown in many other areas.

The Minister made these remarks recently that give the most encouraging sign that things will be 'back to normal' for the election, and I thank the Minister that my concerns have been addressed.

My letter to the Minister:
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5 days ago

My family have been orchardists since forever. We've got a dozen citrus of various types (many no longer in favour). When I looked at them all in full bloom recently, I noticed something wonderful.
Two thirds of the bees were native bees.
How lovely!
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Always good to see a #goodnewsstory mate.

Nathan did you ever consider setting your self up with a couple of native hives in your back yard?

We have them too Nathan !

At Hawkesbury Council last night we addressed a thorny question: How much should rural landowners be allowed to clear their land to reduce their bushfire risk?
There 's a lot to consider. There's already a mechanism for hazard reduction, called the 10-50 rule. But the government inquiry held after the terrible Gospers Mountain fire in 2019-2020 recommended that new rules be considered.
Balancing community safety with protecting the environment is challenging. It takes leadership, and nuancing the various issues and views, not ramming something through because you want to make an election issue out of it.
I am glad that my alternative motion gained support and was seen as a better way forward.
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yes, it was very obvious Mrs Richards is in election mode, I am quite sure Mrs Richards will spin it another way,(only she knows what's good for her community...LOL) I think you should give some credit to Danielle Wheeler and Pete Reynolds who spoke in favour of your alternative motion😀

Councillor Nathan Zamprogno, you advance some sound issues that need to be in the public realm for proper consultation and an appropriate framework for fully informed Council management.

There has been illegal land clearing going on, eg Upper Colo - as seen on ACA - and this resulted in great outrage. Legalizing this will only see that same outrage, multiplied many times over. This needs to be debated, and not rushed through.

Nathan, nothing will happen as you have just made it a political issue what a shame . I lived on Bowen Mountain for 24 years and moved in December of 2019 and in that time the mountain was threatened by a number of fires and this subject came up after every fire , I think that if I was still residing on the mountain I would definitely be in favour of having a clear buffer zone , people, homes and property should be the first consideration . There are millions of acres of National Parks in the Blue Mountains all protected and also neglected due lack of management and so much was destroyed by the recent fires and residents the live in fire prone areas need protection from those intense fires .

Councillor Nathan Zamprogno I think you have a lot of good ideas and have and some very valid points . Is there any chance you could have a look at the amount of time it takes for development approvals and construction certificates to be approved ? I realise the nsw planning portal and covid may have contributed to extending approval times . Or maybe you need more staff

That would be great Nathan as a builder it’s hard enough juggling material shortages especially timber and then trying to program works for all trades but we can’t get started because the paper work is waiting on a desk it’s restricting our local economy I’m sure you can fix it 👍

Councillor Nathan Zamprogno I'm really surprised that Hawkesbury Council doesn't have access to a scrolling time satellite imagery database suitable for monitoring vegetation coverage. This is a huge issue in itself given it's my understanding this technology is readily available and widely used by councils and surveyors. Any chance you could look into this to reconfirm and if necessary challenge?

I disagree, Hawkesbury should have opted in straight up

It doesn't mean compulsory ckearing: only the option to do some or all or nothing. Does need more nuancing though. Significant land clearing has happened in Maraylya without any obvious DA approval.

Hi Nathan, I think your a good councilor. I

Mark Israel what I was talking about.

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Several residents have raised their concern about rubbish in Macquarie Park in Windsor (the park just over the Windsor Bridge). I referred it to Council staff and got this response this morning:

Dear Councillor Zamprogno

I refer to your Councillor Request below regarding waste left in Macquarie Park, Windsor.

Council Park’s staff attend Macquarie Park each day to empty the bins and clean the toilets. Staff spotted the rubbish and damage caused and have cleaned it up. Staff have also reported the plastic bollards being damaged by people driving through to the beach area, with the bollards also being dumped on the beach area. The undesirable behaviour will be reported to the Police and we will seek to have patrols, particularly on weekends, to assist in addressing this behaviour. In the meantime, other forms of stopping vehicle access other than the plastic bollards are being looked into. 

Should any further reports be received from residents on these matters it is suggested that residents are encouraged to contact Council’s Customer Service staff on telephone (02) 4560 4444 or via our online reporting options (link: https://www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/Online-and-Reporting-Services). This will enable our Customer Service team to obtain specific information on the matter and be able to follow up with the customer if further information is required.

Several residents have raised their concern about rubbish in Macquarie Park in Windsor (the park just over the Windsor Bridge). I referred it to Council staff and got this response this morning:

"Dear Councillor Zamprogno

I refer to your Councillor Request below regarding waste left in Macquarie Park, Windsor.

Council Park’s staff attend Macquarie Park each day to empty the bins and clean the toilets. Staff spotted the rubbish and damage caused and have cleaned it up. Staff have also reported the plastic bollards being damaged by people driving through to the beach area, with the bollards also being dumped on the beach area. The undesirable behaviour will be reported to the Police and we will seek to have patrols, particularly on weekends, to assist in addressing this behaviour. In the meantime, other forms of stopping vehicle access other than the plastic bollards are being looked into.

Should any further reports be received from residents on these matters it is suggested that residents are encouraged to contact Council’s Customer Service staff on telephone (02) 4560 4444 or via our online reporting options (link: www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/Online-and-Reporting-Services). This will enable our Customer Service team to obtain specific information on the matter and be able to follow up with the customer if further information is required. "
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Definitely need more bins in the area of the cafe and park, great to see so many people in the park etc but the Cafe probably should take more responsibility on ensuring the bins are not overflowing with rubbish from their take away food - they have great food and get popular

The rubbish left on the beach on the weekend was disgraceful.

Council workers do a top job on the facilities provided by Council. May have to start charging for parking or permits like other Councils.

Just a portion of rubbish that can be picked up on a given day.

Nice to know you get a reply from Council. You must be special. The rest of us get a standard "we will respond within 10 business days" email

Darryl Willcox

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For the last five years I’ve been a member of Council’s Civics and Citizenship committee. 
It’s been such a pleasure to hear so many stories of those who excel in their contribution to our community, and organising our annual Australia Day and Citizenship ceremonies.

In the hope that the world is the right way up by then, let’s make Australia Day 2022 our best ever!

Nominations are open until the end of October for our Awards. Do you know a person or group who deserves recognition? 
Please nominate! 

Details at:
https://www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/for-residents/community/citizenship-and-awards/australia-day-awards

For the last five years I’ve been a member of Council’s Civics and Citizenship committee.
It’s been such a pleasure to hear so many stories of those who excel in their contribution to our community, and organising our annual Australia Day and Citizenship ceremonies.

In the hope that the world is the right way up by then, let’s make Australia Day 2022 our best ever!

Nominations are open until the end of October for our Awards. Do you know a person or group who deserves recognition?
Please nominate!

Details at:
www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/for-residents/community/citizenship-and-awards/australia-day-awards
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2 weeks ago

Ive got a confession. I have a... thing, for maps. They fascinate me. When I saw this one it was too good not to share, which speculates about Sydneys rail and tram network in the year 2100.
Big point: This is not an official map. Its a speculative piece of work by a young designer with time to kill in lockdown.
Ill repeat that: This in no way indicates TfNSWs future plan. Its a thought experiment by a freelancer.

The reason Im sharing it isnt to engage in debate about whether any given station or link on this map is practical; its to ask a broader question about what sense of vision we have about the future of our city.

It was pointed out to me recently that in the past, community  groups were often styled Progress Associations because they wanted to get things done.
Now, were as likely to see groups named  Action Group or Concerned Residents Against .
Theyre defined by what they are against, and not so much what they are for.
Ive been a member of such groups myself. My first political awakening was to be a member of CRADLE, the group that advocated for the founding of Scheyville National Park 30 years ago. Im glad we did that.

Perhaps the presence of such groups today is merely a reflection of the reality that our governments continue to make bone-headed decisions. M9/OSO, anyone?

But it strikes me as sad that some community groups can only define themselves by what theyre against, yet cant articulate what they want to improve the Hawkesbury (even if I agree about their concerns).

Balancing progress, prosperity, the opportunities for jobs, education and cultural enrichment – while mitigating against overdevelopment, and the loss of those things that make the Hawkesbury such a wonderful place to live – these are things that occupy my thinking every day.

Still – imagine being able to catch a tram from Windsor, through Bligh Park, to Penrith! Why are our leaders not thinking in this way? why cant we plan for a hundred years? Perhaps they should.

Map credit: https://roadsaustralia.weebly.com/sydney-future-train-network-proposal.html

I've got a confession. I have a... thing, for maps. They fascinate me. When I saw this one it was too good not to share, which speculates about Sydney's rail and tram network in the year 2100.
Big point: This is not an official map. It's a speculative piece of work by a young designer with time to kill in lockdown.
I'll repeat that: This in no way indicates TfNSW's future plan. It's a thought experiment by a freelancer.

The reason I'm sharing it isn't to engage in debate about whether any given station or link on this map is practical; it's to ask a broader question about what sense of vision we have about the future of our city.

It was pointed out to me recently that in the past, community groups were often styled "Progress Associations" because they wanted to get things done.
Now, we're as likely to see groups named "<blah> Action Group" or "Concerned Residents Against <blah>".
They're defined by what they are against, and not so much what they are for.
I've been a member of such groups myself. My first political awakening was to be a member of CRADLE, the group that advocated for the founding of Scheyville National Park 30 years ago. I'm glad we did that.

Perhaps the presence of such groups today is merely a reflection of the reality that our governments continue to make bone-headed decisions. M9/OSO, anyone?

But it strikes me as sad that some community groups can only define themselves by what they're against, yet can't articulate what they want to improve the Hawkesbury (even if I agree about their concerns).

Balancing progress, prosperity, the opportunities for jobs, education and cultural enrichment – while mitigating against overdevelopment, and the loss of those things that make the Hawkesbury such a wonderful place to live – these are things that occupy my thinking every day.

Still – imagine being able to catch a tram from Windsor, through Bligh Park, to Penrith! Why are our leaders not thinking in this way? why can't we plan for a hundred years? Perhaps they should.

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The idea of light rail between Richmond and Penrith has been repeatedly raised for decades now, but never taken up unfortunately. That’s quite a dream in that diagram - Government would need very deep pockets to acquire land and construct infrastructure for any of those proposals, but we definitely need more investment in rail. It is long overdue. I think the notion of ‘progress’ has dramatically changed over the years, with many people seeing progress merely as increased density, concrete or physical structures - whereas true progress has a much different meaning to that. Progress should not be linked to profit-making of a few vested interests but to delivering sustainable, resilient and balanced communities. Most community groups I know are eager to work to achieve stronger communities, but sadly many decisions are foisted upon people and they react and group together seeking change or justification. If decision-makers truly consulted with complete openness this would reduce the times a community had to rally against a project. I raised this recently in Council as I’ve become aware of how widely spread this sentiment is, during a series of interactions with community members - they want to be taken on the journey from the start, not brought in towards the end. I think we have wonderful community groups working for their localities and people. If they have to be activists it is because in some way they have been disenfranchised either by being excluded from a decision-making process or from a failure to deliver promises. The change, I would suggest lies not with how the community come together but how the various levels of government plan strategically and in doing so, the extent they genuinely involve ratepayers and taxpayers in those plans.

"that our governments continue to make bone-headed decisions", couldn't agree more, the problem is, governments don't consult with the community first, and if they do, it's a token only, the decision has already been made, and then very secretive how decisions are made. "But it strikes me as sad that some community groups can only define themselves by what they're against, yet can't articulate what they want to improve the Hawkesbury", Some community action groups are formed because of the bone-headed decisions of government, and others put forward good ideas that are totally ignored, we elect councillors to represent all the community. I live in beautiful Bowen Mountain. we are one of the forgotten towns in the Hawkesbury, my interest in what the councillors were doing started, when ex Councillor Porter and other councillors voted for a re-distribution of the rates, increasing my rates by 17%, and then we have issues, with the costing of the pump out system where liberal/labor councillors voted against a meeting with residents to discuss. We need community/action groups to speak out because some of our councillors are not representing all the community, too much political grand standing.

The latest light rail finished in the middle of a paddock whereas it could have continued onto SCHOFIELDS and linked up with the Railway to Central. A branch line to Red Gables would be the go

I love maps too! Did you have a thing for street directories? I used to study mine, and the train maps too LOL Side note, I wonder if all those trains would be on time? 😂

Excellent view point Councillor Nathan Zamprogno

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The way Hawkesbury Council currently treats dual occupancies and granny flats is insane.

I'm referring to putting a second dwelling on the same block, without subdivision or separate ownership. It ought to be a part of our city's mix of housing choices, and confers a range of social benefits.

Currently, all detached dual occupancies are forbidden everywhere because of "flood evacuation risks", regardless of whether you’re in Bilpin or Oakville - neither of which are at risk of floods.
But *attached* dual occupancies are just fine. In other words, simply joining the two dwellings together with a breezeway or covered path makes them OK, bizarrely. Same number of people. Same scale. Same block.
Many of our neighbouring Councils have permitted dual-occupancies for years.

But it gets worse.

Smaller structures, 'granny flats’ *are* permitted in areas zoned like Bligh Park, where blocks are usually under 800 square meters and there's precious little room for a second structure.

But in rural zonings where people have five acres (or more) – perhaps 25 times the size of a house block in Bligh Park, and where there's plenty of room for a modest second structure, the answer is no.
You can’t. It’s not allowed.

This makes no sense at all, and this needs to change.
What do you think?

The whole story:
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And please, if you're prepared to like, please share this post. There's an election coming, and no one is allowed to campaign in person so that people can make a considered choice.

100% support you. How is it flood evacuation is the key issue that stops them allowing dual occupancy with no walkway, when they are happy to subdivide Pitt town, probably the most flood impacted part of the whole Hawkesbury. The whole thing is a ridiculous double standard, and makes no sense at all. You can build any size mansion you like when they are attached.

Private property rights should be respected by council if people want to build on their land let them

Never could understand why this has not already been allowed, Hawkesbury definitely always seem to be falling behind.

I hope you make progress in changing these arbitrary and senseless council rules, especially when housing affordability is such an issue.

Double standards! Should not matter if u have a small block or a large one. Makes more sense to be able to build on acres. More room. Not restricting space on smaller blocks. If they are so worried about flood zones then they should not of built in flood areas in the 1st place.

To add to the zoning stupidity. Why is all of Lower Portland RU1? I can understand the arable acreages along the river, but there are areas that are useless for any sort of farming, even goats. We have 25acres of rubbish bush land. We would love to sell of half, or even just 2acres, it is not suitable to subdivide into several lots. Why can’t every property be taken on its merits, not on a blanket zoning? Every

Councillor Nathan Zamprogno I'd be interested to hear your understanding of Council's rationale, stated and possibly unstated. My view is many of the petty constraints in this area are doing more harm than good and we are missing multiple opportunities to promote growth in a sympathetic way whilst allowing large scale developments which fundamentally and irrevocably alter the landscape for the worse.

Could you look at something simple like sewerage for Bowen Mountain ?? 21st century stuff😏 Then granny flats are viable. More pumpout is backwards, and someone is making great $$$$$ , and that isn't the ratepayer.

I'll vote for you. It's stupid that a tiny block in Bligh Park can have a granny flat, but my 10 acres can't.

Ml kive in Oakville. My rates show that we are residential and paying more money for the privilege. How would this hold up in court, should I choose to build a granny flat?

If no one else in council supports this idea then all of Hawkesbury council is incompetent and no one has my vote of confidence.

Totally agree. Across the road from me new homes with granny flats. I am on a larger block but different council.

Nathan you know as well as I do that this is a State Govt determination. This is not a decision of Hawkesbury Council and it is dishonest to present it as such.

Thanks for continuing the battle for granny flats. There was a councillor that tried years before you, but got knocked back. I was told that the reason council doesn't allow unattached on acreage is because by NSW law permits the owners to get strata title, which is a type of subdivision. I would like to know which councilors stand against your proposal so I know who not to vote for, as well. I'll try to share this to East Kurrajong Facebook page. There are probably a number of community facebook pages you can try to join.

Do we factor in ammenities in the discussion? I don’t have a roadside kerb or waste water or a sewerage. Would a seperate dwelling then require a seperate onsite system. While I acknowledge the point on small blocks seems a bit crazy I wonder if some time way back when it was based on availability of services?

I’d love to support this! How do we?

What’s the difference if the council allow it I’m sure that some residents in Oakville have painful neighbors that will make it hard for them!!

I hope that you get it passed There is a few things the council need to change or update

When we bought our land on Bowen Mountain in 1973 we were told that water & sewerage were coming - it was under Colo Council & I think Grants were the developers. When we moved it still hadn’t arrived!! Lol

I believe this was voted on at a council meeting December 2014. Was voted in but don’t why it never went ahead. We can do detached dual occupancy on residential land but not rural???? To my knowledge our surrounding councils all have detached dual occupancy. (Hills, Penrith, Blue Mountains) we should be no different.

Well articulated and very common sense. Which councillors are against this?

But this is not within the remit of Hawkesbury Council. You know the detached dual occupancy issue is under the control of the state government.

Yes, it definitely does not make sense.

Hear hear!! Ridiculous rules - and even the attached it must be constructed in a manner which matches the house and flows on. We were told it's because Hawkesbury council wants the area to look grand with sprawling homes 🙄

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The Hawkesbury community lays Peter Speet AFSM to rest today, former Captain and Group Captain with the Oakville Rural Fire Brigade.
This is the condolence motion brought to Council on Tuesday night.
It's so cruel to have this happening under COVID lockdown conditions.
To see the family having to make agonising choices about which grandchildren will have to miss their grandfather's funeral.
To see the RFS banned from giving him an honour guard or vehicle procession to the service at St James' in Pitt Town.
Farewell, Pete.
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Covid19 has been difficult for the whole community, and we all feel for the family of Peter Speet,thanks for his lifelong commitment to the community

As the road out of lockdown is taking shape, this is a great initiative to have Hawkesbury local businesses hear directly from two State Ministers about what they need to know. 
I strongly support this initiative and look forward to joining you on-line for this meeting.
Share this to your network and spread the word. 

Registration for this event is at 
http://tinyurl.com/hawkesburybusiness

As the road out of lockdown is taking shape, this is a great initiative to have Hawkesbury local businesses hear directly from two State Ministers about what they need to know.
I strongly support this initiative and look forward to joining you on-line for this meeting.
Share this to your network and spread the word.

Registration for this event is at
tinyurl.com/hawkesburybusinessGETTING BACK TO BUSINESS!
Small business in Hawkesbury has been doing it tough with these lockdowns, so with vaccination targets looking promising and 'reopening' on the horizon, I have invited the Minister for Finance and Small Business, Damien Tudehope MLC, Minister for Digital and Customer Service, Victor Dominello MP and NSW Small Business Commissioner, Chris Lamont to an on-line Town Hall meeting with Hawkesbury small businesses and tradies.

It's your chance to hear first hand, what support and plans are in place to get you back up and running in quick time. Have you had trouble registering for a grant, been told you are ineligible because you don't fit the criteria or just want to understand the roadmap out of lockdown, then join me at this Town Hall meeting?

It's free and available to Hawkesbury small businesses on Thursday, 23rd September 2021 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Zoom.

To register, go to:
tinyurl.com/hawkesburybusiness

Hawkesbury Business Events
Hawkesbury Business Network
Hawkesbury Business Directory
Windsor Business Group - WBG
Hawkesbury City Chamber of Commerce
I Love Windsor
I Love Windsor - Business Owners Group
Hawkesbury City Council
Kravings
Bilpin Fruit Bowl
Pie In The Sky Roadhouse
Hillbilly Cider
Glenorie Bakery
Patrick Conolly - Mayor of Hawkesbury
The Hills Shire Council
Windsor Rsl
Glenorie Rsl Club
The Hawkesbury Gazette
Hawkesbury Post
Hawkesbury PaddleWheeler
Richmond Club
Sids Shoe Surgery, Park Mall
Autumn & Thistle Homewares
BM Refrigeration Services
Malcolm Rushworth Upholstery Craftsman
Popple Lane
Last Round Training Facility
Stonehill Pump & Irrigation Services
Blueberry Hills on Comleroy Bed and Breakfast
Schembrae's At Kurrajong
Lime & Coconut Cafe
Off Road Rush Sydney
Archibald Hotel Kurrajong Heights
Prismatic Group
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Are you supporting the lockout of Non Vaxxed??????????

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