Now on Exhibition - Draft 2018-2019 Hills Shire Plan

Submissions closing on 20 June 2018, 05:30 PM

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The Hills Shire Council is calling for the community to view and comment on the draft 2018-2019 HILLS SHIRE PLAN - a five part document that provides the framework by which the organisation plans to operate during the next financial year.

The Hills Shire Plan consists of the following five documents:
  • Hills Future Community Strategic Plan
  • 2017-2021 Delivery Program
  • 2018-2019 Operational Plan
  • 2017-2021 Resourcing Strategy
  • 2018-2019 Fees and Charges.


The Community Strategic Plan  “Hills  Future” sets the long term Strategic Direction for the Hills Shire and was prepared after extensive community consultation. This document is structured around five Themes. These Themes reflect the highest priority issues raised by the Community. Under each Theme there are various Outcomes. These reflect what the Community wanted. What Council will do to deliver the Outcomes is reflected under the Strategies. Effectiveness of these will be measured by the Quality of Life measures identified.

The Delivery Program responds to the Hills Future Strategic Direction and its main purpose is to communicate what Council will deliver to the community over its four year term and it is updated each year with any new actions that are required.

The Operational Plan sets out in detail the activities Council proposes to carry out in the next financial year and will be contributing to achieving the Council Outcomes under each Theme.

Resourcing Strategy consists of the Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP), Asset Management Strategy and the Workforce Strategy. Long Term Financial Plan details all the Financial Policies upon which the LTFP has been prepared and it contains the Operating Statement, Balance Sheet, Cash flow Statements for the next 10 years. It also shows how the Budget Result reconciles to the Operating Surplus. The Asset Management Strategy under the draft Resourcing Strategy outlines all capital improvements Council plans to carry out in 2017/2018 and an indication of what is planned for the next three years.

Also included is a schedule of draft Fees and Charges proposed for the next financial year.

The Executive Summary document below provides a snapshot of the five documents which make up The Hills Shire Plan.

Hills Shire Plan 2018-2019 Executive Summary(PDF, 727KB)

The draft Plan can be viewed in the attachments section of this web page or at Council’s Customer Service Centre at 3 Columbia Court, Baulkham Hills or at any of Council’s Shire libraries. If you would like a copy mailed to you contact Julie Watson on 9843 0106 or email

Residents are invited to provide a written submission on the Draft Hills Shire Plan by Wednesday 20 June 2018 by either:

  • Completing an online submission below, or
  • Mailing your submission to the Chief Financial Officer at The Hills Shire Council, PO Box 7064 Baulkham Hills BC NSW 2153.
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Online Submission Form

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