Council Meetings

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 (formerly Pacific Highway), Hornsby. The meetings start at 6.30pm.

Schedule of meetings for 2017/2018

General Meetings
Wednesday 11 October 2017
Wednesday 8 November 2017
Wednesday 13 December 2017
Wednesday 14 February 2018
Wednesday 14 March 2018
Wednesday 11 April 2018
Wednesday 9 May 2018
Wednesday 13 June 2018
Wednesday 11 July 2018
Wednesday 8 August 2018
Wednesday 12 September 2018

How to speak at Council meetings

Members of the public are welcome to speak at every meeting. If you would like to speak about a matter on the agenda please advise the Meeting Attendant when you arrive. If you’d like to speak about an issue that’s not on the agenda please phone 9847 6836 or email before 4pm on the day before the meeting.

How to access business papers

Council’s business papers include the reports and staff recommendations for each item to be considered by Council, while the attachments contain further details such as plans and photographs. The reports and attachments are published on Council’s website nine days before each meeting.

The minutes of the meeting detail Council’s decisions about those items and are published on the website by 5pm on the Friday following the meeting.

Go to business papers and minutes (from October 2008 to now)

Minutes only for the period 1906 – 2008 are available below.

For full Business Papers for the period 1997 – 2008, please contact Council’s Access to Information Team on 98476027 or email

Planning Decisions Register

Council also maintains a separate register of decisions about planning matters.

See the list of planning decision registers ▼

Audio Recording of Council Meetings

All Council meetings are audio recorded and the recordings, excluding any confidential items, are available on the website (see below). Council makes every effort to ensure the full meeting is included in the recording. However, the equipment occasionally experiences malfunctions and Council cannot guarantee the meeting is always recorded in its entirety.