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The Hilltops LGA and Region

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Hilltops Council was established on May 12, 2016 and includes the former council areas of Boorowa, Harden and Young in New South Wales. The region covers an area of 714,040 hectares (7,140 square kilometres) and is located in the Southern Tablelands of NSW.

The Hilltops Council area is bounded by Weddin Shire and Cowra Shire in the north, Upper Lachlan Shire in the east, the Yass Valley Council area in the south-east, the Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council area in the south-west, and Temora Shire in the north-west.

The Hilltops Council area is predominantly rural, with several townships which include residential, commercial, and industrial areas. Settlement is based mainly in the small townships of Boorowa, Harden-Murrumburrah and Young, and the villages of Bendick Murrell, Bribbaree, Frogmore, Galong, Jugiong, Koorawatha, Monteagle, Murringo, Reids Flat, Rugby, Rye Park and Wombat. Rural land is used mainly for sheep and cattle grazing, grain growing and orcharding (particularly cherries), with viticulture and limestone mining also being important industries.

We offer a wide range of services to our community including local roads and footpaths, public works, recreation and leisure facilities, parks and public places, planning, building regulations and development, waste disposal and recycling collections, water supply and sewerage, public and environmental health, animal care and registrations, local environmental management, libraries, business regulation and support, arts and cultural heritage programs, support for children, young people, seniors, and people living with disability, and plenty of events and activities that everyone can attend.

Our Annual Report provides information about the diversity and breadth of our services and operations delivered to our community on a daily basis, with insights into our financial position and decision-making.

Our Community Strategic Plan identifies our community’s main priorities and aspirations for the future and provides strategies for achieving these goals.

Our four-year Delivery Program and one-year Operational Plan outline the activities and actions that are Council’s responsibility in achieving our Community Strategic Plan.

These documents can be found on Councils website: Here

A more detailed map of the Hilltops Local Government Area can be found here