September 13, 2017

Location: Pitt Town Why is Vermont different to other land release sites? The Vermont master-planned estate provides the perfect combination of accessibility to city living and the healthy lifestyle of a rural setting. Vermont’s footprint encompasses five different precincts, Blighton, Riverland, Central, Bona Vista and Fernville. The next stage to be developed is within the Central precinct, providing... Read More >

Pitt Town childcare centre wins award

February 7, 2017

Pitt Town Early Learning Centre, located in the new Vermont estate, has won the award for the Most Outstanding Childcare Centre in the Hawkesbury. Principal Elizabeth Sheridan was awarded the accolade at the Hawkesbury Business Awards, which acknowledge outstanding local businesses and their people who go above and beyond, say the judges. Elizabeth and director... Read More >

Six top tips to beat the heat

January 31, 2017

As summer approaches, Russell has plenty of tips for people wanting to keep their garden looking nice in the heat. Use mulch to shield the soil from the summer sun, conserving moisture and keeping the root zone cool. Make sure to weed as they rob the garden of moisture and nutrients. Plant hardy seasonal colour... Read More >

The time to harvest and barbecue

January 24, 2017

What’s happening in the garden? I am loving my vegetable garden thanks to my experiment with trench composting during winter. The earthworms have multiplied and are doing all the hard work of aerating and fertilising. I’m harvesting beetroot, spring onions, tomatoes, yellow beans, English spinach, basil, parsley and carrots. Sugar cane mulch is keeping the... Read More >

Family fun at the sports club

January 17, 2017

Overlooking the scenic Scheyville National Park, the Pitt Town and District Sports Club has 1600 members and a laid-back family atmosphere, says General Manager, Ben Renneberg. Only a five-minute drive from home, the club is a great spot for a summer afternoon drink or family meal in the bistro, with kids eating free on Sundays.... Read More >

A track to get hearts pumping

January 10, 2017

The cliff top walking track between Govetts Leap and Evans lookout offers some of the most breathtaking scenic views in all of the Blue Mountains, according to NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. “You’ll be spoiled with bird watching, wild flowers, and plenty of lookouts along the way,” the Service says. If you’re after an... Read More >

It’s heavy work to pack light

January 3, 2017

It’s that time of year again; Christmas and the summer holidays are close at hand and for many of us that means travel, as we head off to spend time with family or just take a break interstate. For quite a few of us that means a long road trip, and that involves bundling the... Read More >

Swimming into the wild

December 20, 2016

If you love swimming in the Hawkesbury river right on our doorstep, try these secluded swimming spots, perfect for a day trip from Vermont… Discovery, adventure and getting out in nature – there’s nothing like diving into a natural, secluded swimming hole, say Rachel and Andy Lewis, who have a passion for pools and run... Read More >

Build a backyard haven

December 19, 2016

Get the most out of outdoor spaces We should treat our outdoor spaces the same as our indoor spaces in terms of creating different spaces and functional dynamics, says Matt Leacy.  “The same way that you have a kitchen area, a casual lounge area and a playroom indoors, you can create equivalent areas outdoors that... Read More >

Hawkesbury mayor looks to the future

December 13, 2016

Planning opportunities and a strong future for the Hawkesbury region are at the forefront for recently elected Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Mary Lyons-Buckett. “My aim is to secure and develop a strong and viable future for the Hawkesbury,” she says. “One of the new Council’s first tasks will be to consider the results of the... Read More >