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Regional Community Strategic Plan

Welcome to the Towards 2042 Community Strategic Plan project!

Every four years, each New South Wales Council must work with their community to develop a Community Strategic Plan to document the community’s aspirations and priorities. We are currently reviewing our Community Strategic Plan. Having a Community Strategic Plan ensures that our council planning originates from a sound understanding of the community’s expectations around priorities.

Council has a custodial role in initiating and preparing the Community Strategic Plan, but it is a community plan. Many partners, such as state agencies the and community groups, will be responsible for its implementation. The Community Strategic Plan ensures the whole community can contribute and work towards a shared vision for a better future.

Key questions we’re asking you as part of the Towards 2042 consultation include where we are now, where we want to be in ten years, how we will get there, and how we will know if we’ve been successful.

One way to have your say on the Towards 2042 Community Strategic Plan is to complete the below survey. 

Regional Community Strategic Plan Survey – Click here

Would you like a hard copy of the survey? Please visit a Hilltops Council Customer Service Office or Library to pick one up. 

PUBLIC EXHIBITION – DRAFT PLAN OF MANAGEMENT RESERVE 78952 (Young Aquatic Centre)

Consultation with the community is an important part of the preparation of this Plan of Management.

Councils Draft Plan of Management has now been approved by Crown Lands.  The Plan of Management details the high-level direction of the use and management of Community land within legislative requirements and provides a strategic framework for Council to guide sustainable development, use and maintenance of the site.

All stakeholders are given the opportunity to express their opinions and provide relevant information in relation to the planned management of the land, however, as the land is Crown land, initial and final approval for the Plan of Management rests with the Minister administering the Crown Lands Act 2016 as the owner of the lands.

If after public consultation there is no change to the Plan of Management, no additional ministerial consent is required, and Council can proceed to adopt the Plan of Management.

If there is a proposed change to the Plan of Management following public consultation the Plan of Management must again be referred to the Minister Administering the Crown Lands Act 2016 for approval prior to being adopted by Council.

View the Draft Plan of Management Reserve 78952 below:

The Draft Plan of Management Reserve 78952 is on public exhibition from Tuesday 30 January 2024 to Tuesday 12 March 2024.

Submissions must be received by 12 noon on Tuesday 12 March 2024.

Make a submission here

Development applications on exhibition

Council will often have Development Applications on public exhibition.  The applications currently on public exhibition and further information regarding tracking Development Applications can be found here.

Please note that information collected by Council in relation to Development Applications including public submissions on Development Applications, is open access information that can be obtained by members of the public under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. Most of the information collected by Council can be accessed via this Act and in accordance with Council’s Privacy Management Plan.

More information on How to have your say
Hilltops Council seeks community input and feedback on a range of issues. Stakeholder engagement is an important element of the Council decision-making process.

Comments and submissions must be made in writing so they can be considered by Council. Comments can only be considered as formal submissions if the author’s details are included.

Please note that written submissions may be made public as part of a report to a Council meeting.

Several items can be open for public comment at the same time, submissions must clearly specify which topic is being addressed.

  • Submissions can be made via an online form: 

This online form can be found via a ‘button’ located with the specific draft policy information.

  • Submissions can also be sent by mail to:

General Manager
Hilltops Council
Locked Bag 5,
Young NSW, 2594