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On Exhibition- Draft Hilltops 2040 – Strategic Objectives for Boorowa, Harden-Murrumburrah and Young

Apr 28, 2020

Hilltops Council has recently released a draft strategic plan, which when completed will set the direction for planning decisions for the next 20 years in Hilltops.  This document, The Draft Hilltops 2040 is currently on public exhibition and Council is seeking your input into the objectives, priorities and actions for land use planning in Hilltops including those for Boorowa, Harden-Murrumburrah and Young.

The Draft Hilltops 2040 includes individual backgrounds, objectives, priorities and actions for Boorowa, Harden-Murrumburrah and Young.  These are intended to reflect and respond to the specific strengths, challenges and opportunities confronting each town and provide the specific planning directions required to support and sustain community goals and expectations well into the future.  This includes how each town will accommodate a range of housing, employment, commercial and industrial opportunities with the right infrastructure to support them.  Also, how the individual character and values each community has identified as important to the livability of their towns are protected.


Introducing specific planning directions for each of Hilltops major towns is a significant step forward for planning in Hilltops as is the opportunity for the Hilltops community to shape what these directions are.  To assist, The Draft Hilltops 2040 introduces town narratives for Boorowa, Harden-Murrumburrah and Young, which outline the state of its residential, commercial and industrial sectors, community facilities and open spaces.  The narratives also note key aspects that characterize each town and outline locations that are most likely to accommodate future growth and what this may look like. The narratives are supported by strategic plans for each of the towns identifying various precincts and their intended roles.   Draft concept plans are also provided to illustrate the potential form and use of future growth areas.


Following public consultation, The Draft Hilltops 2040 will be amended and finalised, with its’ content setting the direction for a consolidated Hilltops Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and new Hilltops Development Control Plan (DCP).


The draft Hilltops 2040 document is on public exhibition until 18 May 2020. Council would value your feedback and comments on the plan through making a submission via email to  This is your chance to shape the future of the towns you live in, work in and love.
The draft Hilltops 2040 can be viewed on Councils website at  under the ‘Plans and Policies on Display’ page. If you have questions or would like to speak to Council Staff about Hilltops 2040 please call 1300 445 586 during business hours.