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About Council

Information about Hornsby Shire Council including Councillors, management of council, access to information and history.

Hornsby Shire Council's mayor presides at Council meetings where the majority of decisions are made. The daily management of Hornsby Shire Council is the responsibility of the general manager, and four divisional managers who report directly to the general manager.
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How Council Works

The elected Council for Hornsby Shire is made up of 10 local residents: a popularly elected mayor and nine elected councillors.
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Councillors

The most significant decisions in Hornsby Shire are made at the public Council meetings which are held each month. All meetings are held in the Council Chambers at 296 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby. The meetings start at 6.30pm and all members of the public are welcome to attend.
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Council Meetings

Hornsby Shire Council provides access to information in accordance with the Government Information (Public Access) Act, known as GIPA. Under GIPA a range of information is made available on Council’s website, such as policies and codes, annual reports, plans of management, business papers and development applications.
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Access to information

​​​​By proclamation on 23 January 2017, the State Government established a new three ward structure for the Hornsby Shire Council area which took effect from the 9 September 2017​ Council election.​
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Wards and Boundaries

The original occupants of Hornsby Shire were the Aboriginal people of the Darug, Kuringai and Darkingung language groups. After European settlement forced the Aboriginal people from their land, the area became a rural district before being transformed into the suburban area of today.
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History

Hornsby Shire Council conducts around two citizenship ceremonies each month with over 38000 people having received their Australian citizenship in Hornsby Shire since 1954.
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Citizenship Ceremonies

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Contact Us

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Business Papers & Minutes

2018
Wednesday 10 October 2018
Wednesday 14 November 2018
Wednesday 12 December 2018
2019
Wednesday 13 February 2019
Wednesday 13 March 2019
Wednesday 10 April 2019
Wednesday 8 May 2019
Wednesday 12 June 2019
Wednesday 24 July 2019
Wednesday 14 August 2019
Wednesday 11 September 2019