Council encourages local businesses to have their say

Published on 11 June 2019

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Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne is encouraging local businesses to participate in the 2019 Business Performance and Sentiment (PSI) Survey.

Now in its fifth year, the survey is a collaboration between The Hills Shire Council, McCrindle Research and The Sydney Hills Business Chamber and aims to measure the pulse of the business community in The Hills.

“The PSI seeks to provide a clearer understanding of the challenges and opportunities that businesses face within our community so that services and programs can be tailored to help local businesses succeed,” Mayor Byrne said.

“Our region is poised for an historic era of growth, and business is booming, with over 20,000 businesses calling The Hills home.

“With improved connectivity, new facilities and an unbeatable community spirit, there has never been a better time to do business in The Hills,” Mayor Byrne added.

Tom Brown, local butcher and owner of Tom’s Family Butchery, recently met Mayor Michelle Byrne and couldn’t agree more.

He has been doing business in The Hills for over 10 years and his store, located in Rouse Hill, recently took out 1st place in the Regional Sausage King Competition for their traditional Australian beef sausages.

“I’m very lucky to being doing business in The Hills and I want to be here until I retire,” Tom said.

“The customers are fantastic, and having been in the area for over 10 years, you get to see families grow up,” he added.

The Hills Shire Council wants to hear from local businesses like Tom’s Family Butchery and get feedback on the issues that affect them.

To have your say in the Business Performance and Sentiment Index (PSI), visit