The Hills Shire Council

Our Candidates

Peter Strong, 2021 Greens candidate for Bayside Council, Mascot Ward

Dr Vida Shahamat

Mayoral candidate and candidate for Hills Shire Council – Central Ward

I have been a Hills resident for more than 12 years and an active community member involved in a wide range of volunteer roles. As a cancer researcher, I know first-hand how our health and environment are intertwined.

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Peter Strong, 2021 Greens candidate for Bayside Council, Mascot Ward

Dr Mila Kasby

candidate for Hills Shire Council – North Ward

Our community wants a renewable and a regenerative home. Let’s bring exciting, innovative and practical projects to our community that build resilience and preparedness for future climate challenges, empower and connect people and benefit us all.

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Peter Strong, 2021 Greens candidate for Bayside Council, Mascot Ward

Erica Hockley

candidate for Hills Shire Council – East Ward

I strongly believe in the principles of the Greens Party which is why I am standing, in Baulkham Hills, as the Greens candidate. 

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Peter Strong, 2021 Greens candidate for Bayside Council, Mascot Ward

Daniel Pehlivan

candidate for Hills Shire Council – West Ward

I’m running for Council because we are in a climate crisis and our Council is not acting like it. We need to move to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 if we want to play our part in avoiding global ecological and human catastrophe.

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Peter Strong, 2021 Greens candidate for Bayside Council, Mascot Ward

Dr. Matthew Cox

candidate for Hills Shire Council – West Ward

There are inspiring, intelligent strategies we can use to secure a safer and healthier future for all of our community. I’d like to be part of making the Hills a better place to live.

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Peter Strong, 2021 Greens candidate for Bayside Council, Mascot Ward

Sid Hossenipour

candidate for Hills Shire Council – Central Ward

 As a member of the Greens, I believe in putting people and the environment first. 

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Our Plans and Priorities

Environment Action

Environment Action

Environmental Protection and Regeneration We are fortunate to live in a green and leafy shire but many in our community are deeply concerned at the creeping degradation and destruction, both from climate change and also from rampant and sometimes inappropriate over...

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Climate Action

Climate Action

Where we are: Our community has already felt the consequences of climate change. In the 2019-20 bushfires 80% of the nearby Blue Mountains World Heritage Area was destroyed, with the loss of millions of native animals. We breathed in toxic smoke pollution for months...

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Social Justice

Social Justice

Early Childhood Education Expand the number of affordable council-owned and run Early Childhood Education centres across the Hills Shire. Mental Health Council to set up mental health clinics to provide psychological services to patients with no out-of-pocket...

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Cycling in the Hills Shire

Cycling in the Hills Shire

We believe that: Major roads should have cycleways - whether in the form of bike lanes or bike paths (depending on road width and pathway availability). For the largest roads, the council will need to work with the state government to roll them out. Cycling...

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Public Spaces

Public Spaces

We will fight for: Open green space within walking distance from home, as it is key to an active, healthy lifestyle. Open spaces and trees in new developments. Council to ensure adequate land is set aside for parkland when rezoning areas from industrial to...

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Planning and Heritage

Planning and Heritage

Planning and Stopping Overdevelopment The community must be involved in planning decisions. Councils must take every opportunity to ensure communities are genuinely heard when determining priorities for land use and development controls. Councils must ensure new or...

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Urban Tree Canopy

Urban Tree Canopy

Offsetting the heat island effect Trees reduce heat, provide vital habitat for wildlife and reduce air pollution. Each 10% of tree cover reduces ground temperatures by over 1 degree Celsius. Councils must commit to an increase in urban tree canopy, setting a generous...

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Waste Management and Resources

Waste Management and Resources

Waste Management Conduct a review on waste management and recycling with the aim of moving towards a circular economy. Introduce food organics collection for all homes. Rainwater Harvesting Water is precious. Councils must take a proactive approach to the approval of...

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Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture

The Hills Shire lacks a visual arts, performing arts and cultural centre that many of our surrounding neighbours enjoy. Blacktown, Hornsby and Hawkesbury all have vibrant, thriving arts centres offering art exhibition space, workshops and art making education and...

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Affordable Housing in the Hills

Affordable Housing in the Hills

We need Affordable Housing The Hills Shire Housing report from 2018 found a shortfall of 3300 affordable housing dwellings in our LGA. On top of this, as of the last Census there were 92 homeless people in the area. In the absence of state government action, our...

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