Engaging with Our Community

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The NSW Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework requires each Council to have a Community Strategic Plan (CSP).

The CSP incorporates Council’s Community Participation Plan (CPP). The CPP is a requirement of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and outlines when and how the community can expect to participate in planning matters that affect them.

The CSP and CPP are a part of Council's Community Engagement Strategy. To view the strategy, click here.(PDF, 4MB)


Our Approach to Engaging with the Community

What is Have Your Say?

The Hills Shire Council encourages active participation from residents and the wider community in decisions that affect their lives. Council's community engagement methods and strategy are referred to as 'Have Your Say.'


What Projects can include Community Consultation?

Projects that the community are invited to have their say on include:

  • Road and building projects
  • Drafts/ revisions of Council documents
  • Policies and strategic planning documents
  • Projects related to community facilities


Our Methods

Have Your Say

Council’s website includes a Have Your Say section that showcases projects within the Hills Shire that are open for consultation with limited time frames for submissions. To 'have your say' on a project that interests you, submit your questions and/or comments on the online form provided on the consultation page.

Previous exhibitions (2013 - 2020) can be viewed in the Exhibition Archive.


Hills Have Your Say e-Newsletter

Council’s Hills Have Your Say e-Newsletter keeps the community informed on current and future community consultations. The e-Newsletter informs subscribers about current consultations and provides opportunities for subscribers to have their say by providing links to the corresponding consultation pages.

To subscribe to the Hills Have Your Say e-Newlsetter, sign up here.


My Neighbourhood

Discover what's happening in and around your area by using the My Neighbourhood map. The map lists initiatives and projects, as well as parks, facilities, events and more. Type in the street address and hit search or use the Find My Location Button in the map below.

Please note – while every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the project information supplied on the ‘My Neighbourhood’ map, individual projects are subject to change as a result of logistical processes. These projects are often also weather dependent. Notification is provided to adjoining residents where applicable and appropriate traffic and access control, with restrictions or diversions, will operate while works are underway.

Please Note - you can filter/toggle which items are displayed on the My Neighbourhood map via the 'Show Map Options' dropdown

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