Position Vacant – Weeds Controller

HRCC is a special purpose weed authority council for the cities of Blacktown, Hawkesbury, The Hills Shire and Penrith. We undertake weed control and inspection tasks across 3,800km2 and work in both land and aquatic environments. We are looking for a motivated, reliable and trustworthy person to become a “Biosecurity Weeds Controller” commencing in July/August … Read more

Position Vacant – Biosecurity Weeds Inspector

About the business Hawkesbury River County Council is a local government organisation that covers one-third of the Greater Sydney area. Our roles are focused on weed regulation of the Biosecurity Act, landscape weed management, environmental education, and natural resource management. Our workplace culture is defined by integrity, professionalism and achieving public value. About the role … Read more

HRCC Annual Report 2022/23

                Our Annual Report 2022/23 has recently been published and is now available online. A quick snapshot of some highlights include: ·         Controlling 69 hectares of terrestrial and 198 kilometres of aquatic weeds across the four local government areas ·         Undertaking 1,793 private property inspections ·         24,489 HA … Read more

HRCC 75 Year Anniversary

HRCC Celebrates 75 Years of Excellence in Weeds Management and Community Service. The Hawkesbury River County Council (HRCC) proudly announces its 75th Anniversary celebrations, commemorating a remarkable journey of service to the community since its establishment in 1948. The event will take place on Saturday 26thAugust 2023 from 10am to 12pm at 6 Walker St, … Read more

HRCC Annual Report 2021/22

HRCC have published their Annual Report for works completed in the past year. The reports summarises our activities carried out in weeds inspection, control, surveillance and education. We have also included lots of photos collected by our own field staff. You can access the report here.

NSW Handbook – Weeds and Biosecurity

Weed management has been the responsibility of local government in NSW for more than 100 years. Local control authorities (Councils or County Councils) have specific responsibilities for the regulation of weeds. Councils can fulfil these responsibilities either individually or as a collective to harness resources and capabilities. NSW DPI has developed Weeds and the Biosecurity … Read more

The Sinking of the Weedosaurous

On Sunday 8 February 2020, after over 200mm of rain in 24 hours, our Aquatic Weed Harvester “The Weedosaurous” was sunk by rapidly rising floodwaters. It was berthed at Nepean Rowing Club in Penrith, having been in action just before Xmas removing aquatic weeds from the rowing course. It was berthed by two steel chains … Read more

Opuntioid cacti workshop

Earlier this month, 44 people representing 22 different government and non-government organisations from across the Greater Sydney region met at the Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute in south-west Sydney to learn how to identify and manage Opuntioid cacti. Learn more about these species and the workshop content here: Opuntioid cacti article