Hawkesbury City Council is calling for participants for a series of short videos as part of an education project that is the concept of the Hawkesbury Nepean Animal Ready Community Working Group.

The videos will aim to encourage, inspire and motivate community members to prepare themselves and their animals before an emergency occurs.

If you are an animal lover and owner and enjoy telling a story to camera, Council would like to hear from you, the Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Barry Calvert said.

“Emergencies such as bushfires and floods can occur quickly and can be a stressful time for people to make decisions.

“Taking steps to be prepared before an emergency develops can help to better ensure our safety and the safety of our animals,” he said.

“I’m sure we have plenty of talented animal people in the Hawkesbury who would love to help us get these important community messages on video,” Mayor Calvert said.

Expressions of Interest are open until 16 September 2020.

To register an Expression of Interest, download the PDF form at www.yourhawkesbury-yoursay.com.au/54420/widgets/288215/documents/178618 then fill out the form, and email it to linda.dedovic@lls.nsw.gov.au along with a photo of you and your animal.

About the video project:

  • suitable applicants will be shortlisted and asked to undergo a brief interview to select successful on-camera roles
  • applicants must be 18 years and over
  • participation is voluntary with no remuneration
  • videos will be distributed via various social media channels and websites to anyone wanting to educate the community about emergency preparedness
  • all information provided is confidential and not used for any other purpose or distributed to third parties
  • be part of a project that promotes the wellbeing of people and animals.

The Hawkesbury Nepean Animal Ready Community Working Group includes representatives from NSW State Emergency Services, Infrastructure NSW, Hawkesbury City Council, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Local Land Services, Agnes Banks Equine Vet Clinic and Macquarie University.

“I’m sure we have plenty of talented animal people in the Hawkesbury who would love to help us get these important community messages on video,”
Mayor Calvert.