We are allocating formal addresses to approximately 550 water access only properties located on the Hawkesbury River and associated tributaries to comply with the Australian and NSW Government standards and policies.
Currently these properties are addressed as Lot # Hawkesbury River, which has been problematic for owners, residents, service providers and emergency services to find.
At the Ordinary Council Meeting on 23 March 2021, Council resolved to adopt the allocation of waterfront addressing as follows:
- That Council resolve to adopt waterfront addressing for properties along the Hawkesbury River and its tributaries in accordance with Australian/New Zealand Standard 4819:2011 - Rural and Urban Addressing; NSW Address Policy and NSW Retrospective Address Policy for the purpose of public exhibition.
- That Council commence 28-day consultation period and seek comment from all affected property owners and other government departments.
- That following the consultation period, a further report be provided to Council for the purpose of considering submissions received.
Methodology and guiding principles
The following guiding principles and methodology have been adopted from the NSW Address Policy and User Manual and used to determine the format of the proposed waterfront addresses:
- Water based addressing is applied to properties accessible by water only;
- The river/creek name is adopted in lieu of a road name;
- Properties accessible by water and a named road are addressed to the named road;
- The gazetted suburb is adopted as the locality;
- Each property is allocated a unique house number based on its distance from the zero datum point of the respective river/creek;
- Zero datum point is established at the centre of the river/creek mouth with numbering increasing upstream from that point;
- Formula for the house number is derived by dividing the distance (metres) by 10 and rounding to the nearest number;
Zero-datum points have been established as follows:
- Hawkesbury River – zero datum point was established due south of the approximate centre of Lion Island where it intersects with the centreline at the mouth of the Hawkesbury River;
- Patonga Creek – zero datum point was established near the approximate centre at the mouth of the creek;
- Mullet Creek – zero datum point was established where the creek centreline intersects with the Hawkesbury River centreline;
- Mooney Mooney Creek – zero datum point was established where the creek centreline intersects with the Hawkesbury River centreline;
- Marlows Gully – zero datum point was established near the approximate centre at the mouth of the creek.
Have Your Say
- View our Interactive Map to locate your property and surrounds. (A Chrome browser works best)
- Feedback was accepted via email (email@example.com) or post (PO Box 20 Wyong, NSW 2259) between 10 May and 7 June 2021.
Individual letters have been sent to all affected property owners providing details on the Waterfront Addressing project and the proposed address for their property.
Letters have also been sent to Government Departments advising of the proposed changes in advance so the respective databases can be updated if and when endorsed by Council.
Yes. As the designated local addressing authority, Council assigns property addresses in line with the Australian/New Zealand Standard 4819:2011 – Rural and Urban Addressing; NSW Address Policy and NSW Retrospective Address Policy.
It is proposed to re-address all affected properties in accordance with Section 6.6 Principles for Water-Based Numbering of the NSW Address Policy and User Manual (October 2019) to comply with the Australian and NSW Government standards and policies.
All feedback should be submitted in writing by 7 June either by email or post:
Post: PO Box 20 Wyong, NSW 2259 (allow adequate time for post)
Council staff will review all comments and a final report will be submitted to Council for review and adoption.
After the final report is adopted by Council, your new address will come into effect.
Letters will be sent to all affected property owners advising of their new address. Council will advise Australia Post; the Australian Electoral Commission; NSW Department of Customer Services; NSW Roads and Maritime Services; Valuer Generals; Telstra; Ausgrid; Jemena as well as local emergency services of the new addresses.
Property owners will be required to make some changes, and details will be explained in the final letter from Council, which can be used as proof of location to service providers.
For example, property owners will be required to update their address with government bodies not listed e.g. Services NSW (call 137788), Centrelink (myGov account) and private companies such as financial institutions if required.
Owners will also be required to advise any occupants of their properties of the new address.