The NSW electorate of Hawkesbury takes its name from the majestic Hawkesbury River, which flows from Richmond in the electorate’s south-west, up through Windsor, Wilberforce, Cattai and out through Wisemans Ferry on the eastern border.
An hour north-west of Sydney, Hawkesbury is a sprawling, scenic, semi-rural area rich in natural wonders, including national parks and expansive waterways, and steeped in history, being one of the oldest European settlements in Australia.
The local population numbers almost 70,000 and continues to grow, capturing a diverse cross-section of professions including tradespeople, technicians, professionals, clerical and sales workers, and community workers.
Hawkesbury is home to the Royal Australian Air Force Base at Richmond, Western Sydney University’s Hawkesbury Campus, the world heritage listed Great North Road (Australia’s only convict built road that remains in its original state), the Windsor Courthouse and St. Matthews Anglican Church in Windsor, both designed by the famous convict architect Sir Francis Greenway.
For a PDF Map of the Electoral District of Hawkesbury click here