What's On







The Macdonald Valley Association Inc. endeavours to partner with valley locals and contractors to undertake funded projects that will improve the
Valley and/or the lives of its residents.  Funding sources include all levels of Government as well as public and private agencies and private individuals.

The MVA is aware of the need to balance resources when targeting projects to benefit the Valley and is always on the lookout for recommendations.


Project Reports



Wellbeing Connections

The MVA has succeeded in winning a grant for a project to work with Valley residents to gauge the wellbeing and resilience of our community and to work towards improving these vital aspects of community health.

This grant  was placed on "pause" for several months due to the restrictions put in place by the COVED-19 pandemic, however the Committee has now engaged a Project Manager and a Project Coordinator to move this important project forward.

River Access

Hawkesbury City Council has recently improved access to the Macdonald River from St Albans Park.

Street Library

Rob and Kate Stuart successfully lobbied Hawkesbury City Council for a Street Library to be available to the public.  The MVA was happy to endorse the project and the library is now proudly standing in St Albans Park.

Greater Sydney Local Land Service (GSLLS)
Arundo donax

The MVA engaged with the GSLLS for two successive grants over the last 4 years.  The volunteer Project Manager, Vera Zaccari has worked tirelessly with many land owners to eradicate this virulent weed from along the banks of the Macdonald river.  There have been numerous reports and updates provided throughout the two stages which can be accessed here.

NSW Environmental Trust
Towards the Future (Tree of Heaven)

The NSW Environmental Trust provided a grant of $250K lasting six years for ongoing treatment to remove an extremely noxious weed commonly called Tree of Heaven.  This weed is very hardy, prolific and deadly to cattle and other livestock.  Peter Hughes managed this project for the MVA working with Valley residents and property owners with great success.  Files associated with the project can be accessed here.  

Previous work on eradicating Cestrum from Valley properties is still ongoing with many committed land owners continually targeting new and resurgent locations.