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The Hills Shire

Australian Place
NameThe Hills Shire
Density385 /km2 997.2 /sq mi
Area401 km2 154.8 sq mi
MayorClr Peter Dimbrowsky
Council SeatCastle Hill
RegionMetropolitan Sydney
State DistrictBaulkham Hills, Castle Hill, Hawkesbury, Parramatta
Federal DivisionBerowra, Mitchell, Parramatta

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The Hills Shire (previously Baulkham Hills Shire) is a local government area of in the north western region of Sydney, Australia. The area encompasses 380 square kilometres stretching from North Parramatta in the south to Wisemans Ferry on the Hawkesbury River in the north.

Home to bushland such as Bidjigal Reserve, market gardens and urban sprawl, it is the 2nd fastest growing area in Sydney with population growth projected to exceed the average for both Western Sydney and Sydney.

The Hills Shire offers appealing lifestyle aspects, such as a wide expanse of parks, reserves and rural land - hence its nickname "The Garden Shire".

In past years, The Hills Shire has attracted a large number of 'upwardly mobile', young families seeking a less congested living environment. This has led to the construction of a large number of project homes dubbed 'McMansions' earlier in the previous decade. The considerable influence of Pentecostal Christianity in the area, most notably by the Hillsong Church, has led to The Hills Shire sometimes being dubbed the 'Bible Belt' of Sydney.

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Hills Shire Council in dark over light bulbs - Cumberland Courier Newspapers Tweet this news
Cumberland Courier Newspapers--ATTEMPTS to introduce more energy-efficient light bulbs are being stymied by the State Government, -Hills Shire- Council has said. In council's third report ... - Date : Mon, 07 Jun 2010 04:40:58 GMT+00:00
Hills folk reject oldest profession - Sydney Morning Herald Tweet this news
Sydney Morning Herald---The Hills Shire- Council, home of the Hillsong church and one of the fastest-growing regions of Sydney, is pushing for a change in state planning laws to ... - Date : Wed, 02 Jun 2010 14:20:29 GMT+00:00
“Enough is enough”,The Hills Council Demands Developer Levy Review - StreetCorner Tweet this news
StreetCorner--by StreetCorner Staff “Enough is enough” -The Hills Shire- Council has told the State Government following the $20000 cap on developer levies that are ... - Date : Thu, 10 Jun 2010 06:24:40 GMT+00:00

Party Councillors
  Liberal Party of Australia 8
  Australian Labor Party 4
Total 12

Ward Councillor Party Notes
Central Ward   Peter Dimbrowsky Liberal Mayor
  Justin Taunton Liberal
  Tony Hay Labor
East Ward   Larry Bolitho Liberal
  Andrew Jefferies Liberal
  David Bentham Labor
North Ward   Gregory Burnett Liberal
  Robyn Preston Liberal
  Barbara Burton Labor
West Ward   Mike Thomas Liberal Deputy Mayor
  Michelle Byrne Liberal
  Raymond Harty Labor

Regions of Sydney

Central Business District * Eastern Suburbs * Forest District * Greater Western Sydney * Hills District * Inner West * Canterbury-Bankstown * Macarthur * Northern Beaches * North Shore * Northern Suburbs * Southern Sydney * St George * South-western Sydney
Local Government Areas of Sydney
Ashfield * Auburn * Bankstown * Blacktown * Botany Bay * Burwood * Camden * Campbelltown * Canada Bay * Canterbury * Fairfield * The Hills * Holroyd * Hornsby * Hunter's Hill * Hurstville * Kogarah * Ku-ring-gai * Lane Cove * Leichhardt * Liverpool * Manly * Marrickville * Mosman * North Sydney * Parramatta * Penrith * Pittwater * Randwick * Rockdale * Ryde * Strathfield * Sutherland * City of Sydney * Warringah * Waverley * Willoughby * Woollahra * Wollondilly

The Hawkesbury River region

Islands of the HawkesburyDangar Island * Long Island * Milson Island * Spectacle Island * Peat Island * Lion Island
National parksKu-ring-gai Chase National Park * Muogamarra Nature Reserve * Marramarra National Park * Bouddi National Park * Brisbane Water National Park
Explorers of the regionArthur Phillip * Watkin Tench * Leyland Brothers
Bridges and FerriesHawkesbury River Railway Bridge * Mooney Mooney Bridge * Lower Portland Ferry * Sackville Ferry * Webbs Creek Ferry * Wisemans Ferry
Adjoining rivers, bays and creeksNepean River * Berowra Creek * Grose River * Broken Bay * Brisbane Water * Colo River * Macdonald River * Warragamba Dam * Cowan Creek * Coal and Candle Creek
ShiresCity of Hawkesbury * Hornsby Shire * Pittwater Council * City of Gosford * The Hills Shire * City of Penrith
EventsHawkesbury Canoe Classic

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