The Hills Integrated Open Space Plan

The Hills Social Area
The Hills Park
The Hills Tennis
The Hills Open Space

Client: The Hills Shire

Budget: $53,000

Date completed: Dec 2013 

Project type: Open Space, Strategy

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The principal purpose of the plan was to provide a framework to guide the planning, development and management of open space within the Hills Shire in the short and long term. This was to be completed in line with Council's adopted strategic outcomes.

What we did

  • Ensured that the quality of open space will be sustained and enhanced into the future 
  • Responded to forecast changes in the population distribution in established and green field locations 
  • Ensured that the large range of planning documents, policies and strategies that affect Council are integrated under one plan for open space 
  • Kept in step with emerging recreation participation usage trends and changing lifestyles 
  • Supported the provision of adequate facilities, services and open space assets 


  • Demographic Influences Paper
  • Householder Survey Findings
  • Demand and Consultation Findings
  • Scoping Paper
  • Draft Integrated Open Space Plan
  • Final Integrated Open Space Plan