The City of Hawkesbury is a local government area part of which is at the fringe of the Sydney metropolitan area, about 50 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district. Hawkesbury City is named after the Hawkesbury River.  The Mayor of the City of Hawkesbury is Cr. Kim Ford, a member of the Liberal Party.

 

Notable residents
Brigadier General John Lamrock CB VD – a former President of Colo Shire Council

 

Suburbs and localities
Until recently the City of Hawkesbury remained largely rural, but urban expansion within Sydney has since transformed the southern part of the area into dormitory suburbs; the lack of quality roads and public transport is a major local issue. The northern part of the local government area still contains some farmlands, as well as a vast area of national park, which will remain untouched due to the inaccessible terrain.

 


 

 

 

 

 

The Hawkesbury Region really is the best of both worlds… you’ll sure love it here!  There are a wide range of house styles and prices to ensure you will find a home that's perfect for you. 

 

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Agnes Banks

Marsden Park

Annangrove

McGraths Hill

Beaumont Hills

Mellong

Berambing

Mogo Creek

Bilpin

Mountain Lagoon

Blaxlands Ridge

Mulgrave

Bligh Park

Nelson

Bowen Mountain

North Richmond

Box Hill

Oakville

Cattai

Perrys Crossing

Central Colo

Pitt Town

Central Macdonald

Pitt Town Bottoms

Clarendon

Putty

Colo

Richmond

Colo Heights

Richmond Lowlands

Cornwalls

Riverstone

Cumberland Reach

Rouse Hill

East Kurrajong

Sackville

Ebenezer

Scheyville

Elara

Schofields

Freemans Reach

South Windsor

Glossodia

St Albans

Grose Vale

Tennyson

Grose Wold

The Ponds

Higher Macdonald

The Slopes

Hobartville

Upper Colo

Kellyville Ridge

Upper Macdonald

Kenthurst

Vinyard

Kurmond

Webbs Creek

Kurrajong

Wheeny Creek

Kurrajong Heights

Wilberforce

Kurrajong Hills

Windsor

Leets Vale

Windsor Downs

Lower Macdonald

Wisemans Ferry

Lower Portland

Wrights Creek

Maraylya

Yarramundi

 

 



It was first settled by Europeans in 1794 in a bid to acquire arable land to feed the increasing population of the penal colony at Sydney. In April 1794, Lieutenant Governor Francis Grose submitted plans for the first 22 farms on the Hawkesbury River in the present Pitt Town Bottoms area. In June 1795 a camp of aborigines opposing the landtakings was harassed by a British regiment commanded by Paterson (who later regretted the necessary injustice).


By 1811 Governor Lachlan Macquarie established the five Macquarie Towns in the area. They are Windsor, Richmond, Castlereagh, Wilberforce and Pitt Town. Many of the early 19th century buildings still survive today. Ebenezer has the oldest surviving church and school building in Australia. Windsor District Council was formed in 1843 and disbanded in 1846. In 1871 the Borough Council of Windsor was founded and the Richmond Borough Council followed in 1872. The two Councils amalgamated in 1949 to become Windsor Municipal Council. Colo Shire Council was established in 1906 and joined Windsor Municipal Council in 1981 to become Hawkesbury Shire Council. In 1989, Hawkesbury became a City.

 

 

 

 

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