Hills Shire Council – Expanding our active links
Written by Darryn Capes-Davis on 4 August 2019
Improving the Shire’s walkability and active transport links is one of a number of focuses highlighted in The Hills Shire Council’s Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS).
The LSPS, which is now on exhibition, proposes to improve connectivity between local centres, the public transport network and communities, as well as completing gaps in the regional and local trail network.
“A network of pedestrian and cycle paths that link waterways, bushland and centres, is crucial to encouraging active and healthy lifestyles,” Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne said.
“The addition of appropriate links throughout our open space network connects residents with their local environment, as well as providing them with a choice to either walk or cycle to their jobs, services and for recreational opportunities.
“Our trails are incredibly popular and that is why this Council is focusing its attention to connecting the missing links.
“I’m incredibly proud of our LSPS and I encourage you all to take a look and have your say on how we are going to shape the future of the Hills Shire,” Mayor Byrne added.
Proposed local link improvements will include:
- Caddies Creek Trail;
- Smalls Creek Trail;
- Cattai Creek Trail; and
- Toongabbie Creek Cycleway.
The LSPS will be on exhibition until Friday 9 August 2019. Residents can make comment through The Hills Shire Council’s website, https://www.thehills.nsw.gov.au/Contact-Us/Have-Your-Say/Have-Your-Say-Hills-Future-2036