Have your say on the future of The Hills

Published on 28 June 2019


The Hills Shire Council’s Draft 2036 Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) is now on exhibition. 

It provides a vision and strategy about the future of The Hills Shire that will guide growth and development through to 2036.  

It has been developed to reflect feedback received from the community over recent years and to respond to the State Government’s plan and vision for Greater Sydney and the emerging Central City.  

It also sets out planning priorities and actions to be delivered over the next five years which target a variety of housing options, better road and rail connections, improved walkability, more jobs, parks and services for the region. 

"Council is experiencing a period of transformative growth, particularly around the Metro stations. As we move towards the implementation phase, the focus is on delivering what is needed to support growth and ensure that our current and future residents can continue to enjoy the lifestyle the Hills is renowned for," Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne said. 

"This strategy will help prepare our residents for growth and change and to better understand the challenges ahead.

“Our goal is to ensure that we can plan for what is needed in the future – that we have a wide range of housing options, provide high-quality jobs close to home, and that we have the facilities and services to support a healthy, active and inclusive community,” Mayor Byrne added. 

The LSPS will be on exhibition until Friday 9 August 2019.

Residents can make comment through The Hills Shire Council’s website, www.thehills.nsw.gov.au, starting in early July. 

They can also attend one of a number of informal drop-in sessions where Council Officers will be available to answer questions on the draft LSPS. 

These will be held at: 

  • Norwest Marketown on Friday 12th July 2019, between 1am and 3pm;
  • Baulkham Hills Stockland Mall on Saturday 20th July 2019, between 10am and 1pm; 
  • Vinegar Hill Memorial Library (Rouse Hill) on Thursday 25th July 2019, between 11am and 7pm;
  • Dural Library on Saturday 27th July 2019, between 10am and 1pm; and
  • Castle Hill Library on Thursday 1st August 2019, between 11am and 7pm.      
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