International Women’s Day Award

Women's Day Award

Congratulations to all our International Women’s Day Award recipients: ▪️Business Woman of the Year – Professor Nicole Brooke ▪️Community Woman of the Year – Beena Rizal ▪️Young Woman of the Year – Sophie Hirst ▪️Senior Woman of the Year – Carol Harding ▪️Hills Woman of the Year – Rossella Garofano Souce –

Recovery Underway

flooding preparations underway in albert

Mayor Philip Ruddock visited Wisemans Ferry with the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency the Hon Margaret Beazley, to offer support to the local community, view the extent of the damage from the flood, and to see the NSW Rural Fire Service clean-up efforts underway. In some good news for the Wisemans Ferry community, […]

Crosslands Reserve

Crosslands Reserve

Sadly, ongoing flood impacts mean Crosslands Reserve cannot be open to the public this weekend. However, The council is working hard to reopen the Reserve next weekend, weather permitting. Apart from floodwater that has not yet receded, Council outdoor staff need to remove large deposits of mud and sludge from the Reserve carpark and other […]

Return with Caution

Return With Caution NSW SES Advises

Return with Caution – Parts of Lower Portland – Advice Issued: 11th March 2022 10am The NSW SES you may now return safely to the following area(s): All properties on following streets in Lower Portland along the Hawkesbury River: Wheelbarrow Road  Greens Road Hawkesbury Riverside Retreat King Road River Road (between Cliftonville Road down to […]

Safe Disposal of Drowned Livestock a Priority


Following large livestock losses in the floods, residents across the North Coast, Greater Sydney and Hunter regions have been encouraged to report any sightings of drowned animals. Agriculture and Animal Services Flood Response Director Leigh Pilkington said while the discovery of deceased animals can be distressing, it is important they are disposed of quickly and […]