Anzac Day 2024

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The original ANZACs forged the Anzac spirit of service and mateship in World War One on the shores of Gallipoli. Since that time, hundreds of thousands of Australians have served our country across dozens of conflicts and peacekeeping missions. On Anzac Day we reflect on the service of veterans, many of whom made the supreme […]

Matthew Flinders’ Remains to be Reburied in Lincolnshire

Matthew Flinders’ Remains to be Reburied in Lincolnshire

The remains of a Lincolnshire explorer credited with naming Australia will be reburied in his home village in 2024. Captain Matthew Flinders, from Donington, led the first circumnavigation of Australia. His remains were identified after they were found in an HS2 rail project dig at St James’s burial ground in Euston, London, in 2019. The […]

Nepean / Blue Mountains Prostate Cancer Support Group – April Members Meeting

Members Meeting

The next Members Meeting of the Nepean / Blue Mountains Prostate Cancer Support group will be held on Monday 15 th April, 2024 at the Emu Sports Club, 1 Leonay Parade, Leonay, NSW 2750 commencing at 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start. Our Guest Speaker at this meeting will be Penrith based Physiotherapist, Kylie Liversidge. Kylie […]

Hornsby Councillor Warren Waddell

Rural Roundup, disaster management

At Warren Waddell, As part of Council’s recent community engagement process and Special Rate Variation, our Shire will now be better prepared for disaster management. We have been fortunate in recruiting RFS veteran Rolf Pool, as our Emergency Management Coordinator. Rolf’s role is a diverse one, responsible for being the primary point of contact during […]

Matt Kean – NSW Member for Hornsby

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Matt Kean MP – I am receiving a lot of correspondence from local residents concerned about the current government’s proposed radical planning changes. After years of promises, Labor have spent their first year in power achieving nothing in housing. Now they are proposing a series of desperate zoning changes across every Liberal seat. Communities should […]

Dementia Alliance Committee: Becoming a Dementia Friendly Community

Dementia Alliance Committee: Becoming a Dementia Friendly Community

Imagine you are in a shopping centre and the music, noise and people makes you so confused you do not know where you are. Imagine you cannot remember where you put your car or even that you have a car. Finally, imagine you find yourself in a strange street at night in your pyjamas, you […]

Dural Year 5 Goes to Point Wolstoncroft

Dural Year 5 Goes To Point Wolstoncroft

In week 3 of this term all of year 5 participated in a fun and challenging 5 day camp at Point Wolstoncroft on the Central Coast. Students participated in a range of physical challenges such as, Stand-up Paddle-boarding, canoeing, sailing, Kayaking, Archery, orienteering and a host of other exciting activities. Each evening also saw students […]

Bridging History

Bridging History - The Sydney Harbour Bridge

On the 19th March 1932 an Irish immigrant, a resident of the Hills district, caused a stir in the annals of Australian history. The occasion was the official opening of our first road crossing of Sydney Harbour – The Sydney Harbour Bridge. The bridge was to be officially opened by the Premier Jack Lang, when […]

Name Change

Community Feedback On Reserve Name Change

The Geographical Names Board (GNB) is seeking community feedback on a proposal by The Hills Shire Council to name a reserve in the locality of North Kellyville as Kiliiyurraa Reserve. The reserve is located on the corner of Withers Road and Hezlett Road and is known locally as Withers Road Reserve, however this name has not been […]

Recovery Centre and Assistance Point opening in Hawkesbury Region to Support Flood-affected Residents

Recovery Centre Assistance In Hawkesbury

As the waters recede across the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley following recent floods, the NSW Reconstruction Authority (RA) is ready to help communities recover. This week, the NSW and Australian Governments made a disaster declaration for the area, opening up access to a range of special assistance measures for flood-affected communities, provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery […]