If we take a glimpse into our history, we discover the first European settler in the Baulkham Hills Shire was William Joyce. In 1794 he was given a grant of 30 acres in what became Baulkham Hills.
The name Baulkham Hills was given by Andrew McDougall, a settler from Buckholm Hills, County of Roxburgh, Scotland. With this information, everything starts falling into place, particularly the connection between our street and reserve names – bringing together stories of generations.
The Hills Shire has a unique history, one which we treasure while welcoming the changes currently taking place.
We are fortunate to enjoy the perfect combination of a rich history alongside modernisation as the North West Rail Link makes its way into our streets.
As a resident of Baulkham Hills I take pride in my community, as we stand together to build a self-sustainable Shire for the coming generations.
We will be a highly connected suburb with the bus network on our doorstep and new rail link a short distance in either direction to travel for work and pleasure. Our local businesses will create more jobs within the Shire in the future, reducing travel time for work and creating more time for family.
Norwest Business Park and Castle Hill Trading Centre provide thousands with job opportunities.
Many of our seniors are downsizing from family homes, but love the region and are looking to continue to buy within the Shire which is a huge benefit not just to the economy but also to our younger generations. The Hills is a family-friendly region and family is a wonderful support network.
The Hills Shire is also home to many small and home-based businesses and Council offers a number of programs designed to help local business owners to make good decisions and grow the jobs of the future – I encourage you to visit the ‘Business’ section of our website and discover what’s on offer.