Connecting People to Family & Community
Peppercorn Services Inc believes that healthy and secure families and neighbourhoods are connected and actively involved with their community.
Peppercorn is a dynamic social service organisation based in the Hawkesbury. Established by Hawkesbury City Council, Peppercorn Services Inc is an Incorporated Association and operates as an autonomous entity.
Peppercorn operates from 7 sites, providing community services to residents living in the towns and isolated villages of the Hawkesbury. We offer a range of services to families and individuals including youth, aged, disability, family, transport and children's services, to respond to the diverse needs of residents in the Hawkesbury. Peppercorn's administrative centre is in George St, Windsor.
Peppercorn was established in 2001. Its initial purpose was to manage the operations of the Hawkesbury Community Transport Service. Meeting the challenge of providing high quality services which outreach to the community, Hawkesbury City Council expanded Peppercorn Services to include all of Council's externally funded community services - some 13 services.
In September 2008, the Federal Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government awarded Hawkesbury City Council the National Award for Innovation in Regional Development for its entry: Peppercorn Services Inc; A model for Social Entrepreneurship in Local Government. In recognising Hawkesbury City Council, the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Anthony Albanese, said "Peppercorn Services showcases the resourcefulness and innovation of Australia's hardworking councils in improving services to their communities."