Councillor Mitchell Blue

The council currently has a number of plans and surveys on exhibition. The Hills Shire Plan is Council’s annual plan, setting out its delivery, operational and resourcing strategy for the next twelve months.

The plan’s budget is split into 5 pillars:
1. Building a vibrant community and prosperous economy $54.4 million
2. Proactive Leadership $10.3 million
3. Shaping growth $12.3 million
4. Delivering and maintaining infrastructure $162.8 million
5. Valuing our surroundings $68.7 million

Total expenditure (including depreciation) of $338.1 million. Some key projects include $24.4 million for the Annangrove Rd upgrade from Edwards Road to Windsor Rd, $20.2 million for the Withers Rd upgrade from Smalls Creek to Barry Rd, $17.6 million for the upgrade of Boundary Rd, along with a number of parks, environmental initiatives for our waterways.

One such environmental initiative is to further investigate the possibility of water quality testing of our creeks and tributaries. I was pleased to bring this to the table at a recent strategic workshop with a briefing to Councillors to come shortly.

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I encourage residents to view this plan which is on Council’s website, and provide comment. Council also has two surveys out for residents to participate in.

1. Arts and Culture Strategy
2. Housing and Infrastructure

I encourage you to have your say by visiting the ‘have your say’ page on Council’s website. Your input via will help guide council as it moves forward.

I am a big supporter of community engagement and after having called for a review of Council’s community engagement strategy in 2022, I am glad to see the newly adopted strategy put into practice.

As always, if I can be of any assistance, please call 0400 449 324 or email [email protected]. You can also follow me on Facebook or instagram – Councillor Mitchell Blue