ICA ON WARRAGAMBA DAM
The following statement may be attributed to Rob Whelan, CEO of the Insurance Council of Australia:
“The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) supports the New South Wales Government’s announcement that it plans to raise the wall of Sydney’s Warragamba Dam by 14 metres.
“Detailed flood mapping held by the ICA indicates this step will help to protect tens of thousands of homes from inundation should the existing dam wall be unable to cope with a period of sustained, significant rainfall.
“The government’s decision aligns with the ICA’s consistent call for governments at all levels to invest more funds in pre-disaster mitigation infrastructure, rather than spending vastly greater amounts on post-disaster reconstruction and recovery efforts.
“The ICA will provide data and guidance to assist the government’s expert taskforce as it plans this significant investment in increasing the safety of western Sydney homes and businesses.”
RED CROSS, CASTLE HILL
Red Cross, Castle Hill Branch will hold it’s next meeting on Friday 8th July, from 9.30a.m. to 11.00a.m. in The Wexford Room, Level 1, Castle Grand Library Building, Castle Hill. Change of room for this meeting only.
New members welcome. Enquiries 8850.7056.
LEARNING IN THE HILLS
Volunteers needed for our English Conversation Class on Friday’s 9.30 – 11.45, for further information please ring Learning in the Hills 9639 7918.
Homework Help Volunteers, Hills Community Aid provide free Homework Help for students in years 5 – 12 on Monday’s in the Vinegar Hill Memorial Library, we require volunteers to assist students with homework and assignments for further information please contact Mici 0438328776 or Bron 9639 8620.
CELEBRATE NAIDOC WEEK IN THE HAWKESBURY
NAIDOC Week 2016 will run from 3 to 10 July and is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Hawkesbury will host a free concert at Richmond Park, Windsor Street Richmond on Sunday, 10 July to celebrate
BROMELIAD SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA INC
The Bromeliad Society of Australia INC will hold their next meeting at the Federation Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground on Saturday, 9 July with plant sales from 12 – 1pm. Access is via the new Showground entrance off Showground Road into Doran Drive, Castle Hill.
“Guest speaker will be Tony Matson, Cut-Above Tools an Australian, family operated business supplying a range of high quality pruning, gardening and cleaning equipment. They have a direct input into the design and manufacture of the products.
The company has an extensive range of pruning and gardening tools including: secateurs (15 models), loppers (5), shears (8), saws (4), sharpeners (3), gardening accessories (gloves, kneelers, stainless steel hand tools, hose nozzles, rakes and more), trimmer heads, and high-reach pruning poles (up to six metres).
They also have a number of cleaning poles (up to five metres) with water flow and a number of attachments to make cleaning easier. With these poles you will be able to clean your windows, eaves, gutters, walls, solar panels, caravan and more” said Ian Hook, President ABS.
The Bromeliad Society of Australia meetings include plant sales, club news, raffles and competitions as well as providing an opportunity to meet with like- minded people in a friendly and inviting environment. Visitors to the club are most welcome to attend a couple of meetings prior to joining. Contact Ian Hook - mobile 0408202269, email: email@example.com website: www.bromeliad.org.au
WINTER FUN FOR KIDS @ YOUR LIBRARY
Hawkesbury Library Service has a great range of activities planned for these July school holidays. They are designed for kids who enjoy creating and learning new things. Come along and join in the fun at your local library!
All activities are either at Hawkesbury Central Library, 300 George Street, Windsor or Richmond Branch Library, 29 West Market Street, Richmond. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Bookings are essential and places are limited – call 4560 4460 or email programs@ hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au with your name(s), contact number and the event you wish to attend. MONDAY 4 JULY - ART DEMO
On Monday 4 July. at 7.30pm, Baulkham Hills Art Society will be holding their monthly demonstration at the Crestwood Community Centre, cnr. Crestwood and Mackillop Drive.
Bella Vista artist Joachim Lai will teach the basic skills of creating a landscape using watercolours. He creates watercolour landscapes of Australian rural scenes concentrating on the sky, the shape of the land, the eucalypts and farm sheds. Migrating from Malaysia in 1980, Joachim has been teaching art/ geography since 1989 and developed an affinity with the Australian ‘bush ’by taking the family camping during weekends.
New and past members are welcome to attend with a free ‘critique’ coffee supplied!
Further details from Lorraine on 9674 1240.
INTRODUCTION TO USING IPADS
Hawkesbury Library Service will hold a free beginners class on the use of iPads on Tuesday, 12 July 11am to midday at Hawkesbury Central Library, 300 George Street, Windsor.
iPads are another way of accessing the internet and playing games as well as communicating with friends and family. Although very small and light, they can do many of the same things your computer can do, with the convenience of being portable.
The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Kim Ford expects the workshops to be a great start for beginners.
“If you are a beginner to this technology and would like to get the most out of your iPad then this workshop is for you,” Mayor Ford said.
Call 4560 4460 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. gov.au with your name(s), contact number to book.