Draft Council Policy for Community Initiated Capital Works Proposals

Submissions closed on 14 June 2019, 04:00 PM

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Council is proposing to streamline its process for considering requests from community groups, committees and sporting clubs to fund or part fund capital works projects by implementing a policy and set of guidelines and procedures to make assessment of such submissions more consistent against key criteria.

The Policy contains the follow criteria:

  • the proposal has considered and can demonstrate the ongoing lifecycle maintenance and replacements costs are within approved budgets;
  • project is in accordance with Council’s plans and strategies including The Hills Shire Plan and Open Space Strategy;
  • project is part of the proponents’ strategic plan;
  • designs and specifications have been prepared or commenced with preliminary costings;
  • provides new or increased sport and recreation opportunities or community facilities in the Shire.


A set of Guidelines and Procedures have also been prepared to compliment the Policy providing guidance to proponents making submissions and Council officers assessing them.