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MEDIA RELEASE – 31/08/2021 – Council launch publications to welcome new residents to Hilltops

Aug 31, 2021

Hilltops Council is excited to launch its online New Residents Guide and Community Directory to the public.

The primary aim of both publications is to provide people moving to the area with a range of information on Council, community services and facilities. Both have been written as a useful resource for existing residents too.

These publications are the first of their kind for Hilltops and the online format will allow Council to update and add relevant information in a timely manner.

Community feedback is welcome to make the guides even more relevant and serviceable for all users.

The publications will complement other Council created promotional tools such as the Hilltops Region Visitor Guide, a new version of which will be released in coming months, as well as the Hilltops Region and Hilltops Council websites.

Hilltops General Manager Anthony O’Reilly said Council was pleased to add the New Residents Guide and Community Directory to its suite of Council created documents to help inform people of the many advantages of living in the Hilltops.

“For new residents especially, we know that when people locate to a new area you don’t always know things like what day does the bin go out, what do I need to do to register my pet or when is the local waste facility or library open,” he said.

“Council hopes these publications will support new residents who have moved to our region in their transition. Hilltops is a very diverse region, and we want our newcomers to be aware of everything on offer to help them settle in and lead fulfilling new lives with us.”

Council is inviting interested local real estate agents and home builders to provide the online document links to potential new residents looking to move here or as part of a welcome kit when they are handing over the keys on the sale of a house or a new build. Alternatively, new residents to the Hilltops Council can call into one of Council’s Visitor Information Centres or Council Offices and request a hard copy print of the guides, when COVID restrictions allow.

Mr O’Reilly said Hilltops Council is committed to providing assistance where possible for new residents and businesses to make their move to the area easy and stress free, and these publications highlight why Hilltops is a great place to live, work and play.

The Hilltops New Residents Guide and Community Directory are available on the Hilltops Council website:

For more information please contact Council’s Destination and Customer team on 1300 445 586.