Draft Economic Growth Plan

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The Draft Economic Growth Plan provides a direction for economic development, jobs and investment within the Shire and sets out actions for Council to pursue to progress the vision.

The Plan articulates the benefits of locating and doing business in The Hills Shire and sets out how Council will support business and employment growth in the region. It seeks to reduce the Shire’s reliance on population serving industries and focus on value adding industries that create jobs suited to our skilled population.

At a strategic level, the Plan includes insight into the current conditions, opportunities and risks that are shaping the local economy. At an operational level, the Plan identifies Council’s role in economic development and how Council can improve economic prosperity for residents, business and workers.

The Draft Precinct Plan is now on exhibition until 31 July 2023 and you are invited to have your say via the online form at the bottom of this page.

You are also invited to participate in one of our Consultation Sessions.

Enquiries: Economic Development Team | 9843 0555

View the Draft Plan

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Click here to download and save the Draft Economic Growth Plan(PDF, 9MB)


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Consultation Sessions

Council has planned a range of consultation activities including drop-in sessions, independently facilitated workshops and a dedicated hotline. 

Council’s Forward Planning Team and Economic Development Team will also be available at Council’s Administration Building to discuss these Plans throughout the entire exhibition period between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Further details on the sessions are provided below.


Drop-in Session

Facilitated Workshop*

Economic Growth Plan

Tuesday, 23 May 2023

9:30am - 1pm

Location: Vinegar Hill Memorial Library

Thursday, 25 May 2023

5pm - 8pm

Location: Council Administration Centre

Tuesday, 13 June 2023

12pm - 4pm

Location: Castle Hill Library

Thursday, 29 June 2023

7pm - 9pm

Location: Council Administration Centre

Should you wish to attend the Facilitated Workshop, please RSVP using the link below no later than 1 week prior to the scheduled date.


Click here for the full extent of Consultation Sessions being conducted

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