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Media Release – 1 February 2024 – Council Launches ‘Towards 2042’ Consultation

Feb 1, 2024

For Immediate Release Thursday 1 February 2024
Authorised by Anthony O’Reilly

Hilltops Council is excited to launch the Towards 2042 consultation, which will shape the future of our community.

Through the Towards 2042 project, Council will guide the community through important discussions on the main aspirations and priorities for our local government area for the next 20 years and document these in a Community Strategic Plan.

Every local government area in New South Wales must work with their community to develop a Community Strategic Plan. This stems from the central assumption that all council planning should originate from a sound understanding of the community’s expectations around priorities.

Mayor Margaret Roles shared that she looked forward to collaborating with the community on this critical project. “This is a great opportunity to share your ideas and influence our future. It’s your chance to envisage what you, your friends, family and the wider community will need to grow and thrive towards 2042.”

The Towards 2042 community consultation will commence with a range of activities across the local government area, including a survey that can be completed online at

General Manager Anthony O’Reilly shared “I encourage everyone to get involved and to have their say. There are several opportunities for people to conveniently share their thoughts, including surveys, community discussion guides and for our younger residents, creative drawing kits”

“We all have aspirations for a better future. Towards 2042 allows us to consider what we love about where we live, what we’d like our future to look like, and how we will get there. Together, we can document a future vision that respects our unique local area and lifestyle.”

Towards 2042 asks the local community some key questions so that we can review our Community Strategic Plan and makes sure it is an accurate representation of our future.

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 and community groups, will be responsible for its implementation. The Community Strategic Plan ensures the whole community is working towards a shared vision for a better future.

To keep up to date with Towards 2024 information, follow Council on social media and visit


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