Building a Better Shire

Here’s a summary of what your Council has done in 2015/16 and what’s in the pipeline.

What we did in 2015/16

  • Streetscape improvements, Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby - Tree planting between Station and Coronation Streets
  • Footpath improvements - Boyd Avenue, West Pennant Hills; Quarter Sessions Road, Westleigh; Burdett Street, Hornsby; Nyara Road, Mount Kuring-gai; Alamein Avenue, Carlingford; and Karongal Close, Epping
  • Local road improvements - Berowra Waters Road, Berowra Heights - Stage 3 (incorporating continuation of on-road cycleway); Brisbane Avenue, Mount Kuring-gai; Berowra Road, Mount Colah; Hazelmead Road, Asquith; and Flora Avenue, Mount Colah
  • Upgrading of unsealed roads - Jack Russell Road, Berrilee; Calabash Road, Arcadia; and Venner Road, Berrilee
  • Shared Cycleway/Footpath - at Brooklyn Road, Brooklyn - Stages 2 of Brooklyn Shared Path
  • Shared Cycleway/Road - Berowra Waters Road, Berowra Heights - Stage 3
  • New traffic signals -    Bridge/Hunter/Miller Streets, Hornsby
  • The Esplanade, Thornleigh - Traffic and pedestrian safety improvements

Park / playground upgrades

  • Ray Park, Carlingford - upgraded to include a new playground, picnic shelters and exercise stations, and 230 metres of new circuit paths for walkers, joggers and cyclists that connect with the heritage trail
  • Playground improvements - at Asquith Park; Carmen Crescent Park, Cherrybrook; and James Henty Park, Dural
  • Lisgar Gardens, Hornsby - Formal gardens/lawn area replaced
  • Hornsby Park - playground replaced, including replacement of toddler playground and installation of a swingset including a nest swing; installation of a mural wall and a raingarden; and links to the adjoining bushland reserve and mountain bike trail
  • Dangar Island - playground renewal, including a boulder climbing wall, monkey bar, rope net ramp, turbo slide, basketball tower and exercise equipment
  • Playground softfall replacements - at Greenway Park, Cherrybrook; and Somerville Park, Eastwood
  • Dog off leash improvement - lighting upgrade at Greenway Park, Cherrybrook

Sporting facility upgrades

  • Montview Oval, Hornsby Heights - irrigation
  • Pennant Hills Park
    • #3 field upgraded to synthetic and being utilised for 2016 winter sports
    • #1 oval  - drainage, surface rehabilitation and erosion control
    • long jump pits, discus and shotput area upgrades
    • footpath construction
    • conversion of archery facility to allow multi-use
  • Oakleigh Park, Thornleigh - Sportsground surface restored, drainage and irrigation
  • Brooklyn Old Dairy Site (Stage 1) - upgraded for cricket use
  • Berowra Oval - carpark upgraded
  • Campbell Park, West Pennant Hills - Irrigation renewed
  • Roselea Park, Carlingford - Irrigation renewed, oval surface drainage, levelling and fencing
  • Greenway Park, Cherrybrook - Mike Kenny Oval - Decompaction and levelling of oval surface
  • Floodlighting improvements at: Ron Payne Oval, North Epping; Asquith Oval; Storey Park, Asquith; Hayes Park, Galston; Thomas Thompson Park, Cherrybrook
  • Galston Aquatic and Leisure Centre - New learn to swim pool

Building improvements

  • Hornsby Library - new carpet installed
  • Hawkins Hall, Thornleigh - playground shade structure replaced
  • Wisemans Ferry Community Centre - kitchen replaced
  • Galston Community Centre - kitchen replaced
  • Arcadia Community Centre - kitchen replaced

Bushland and Waterways 

  • Catchment Biofilters - at Castle Howard Road, Cheltenham; Morrison Place, West Pennant Hills
  • Streetscape raingardens - on Berowra Waters Road, Berowra and in Pennant Hills Park
  • Large trash racks - at Larool Crescent, Thornleigh; Bellamy Street, Pennant Hills; Braidwood Road, North Epping
  • Underground vault gross pollutant traps - at  Lyne Road, Cheltenham; Salisbury Road, Sherbrook Road and Pike Road, Hornsby
  • Walking track upgrades - Beecroft to Cheltenham walking track, Stage 1; Callicoma Walking Track, Cherrybrook - Stage 2; Terrys Creek Track, Epping; and Heritage Steps, Hornsby - Stage 2 restoration works finalised

Look What's Coming Up in 2016/17

Special (one-off) projects

  • Hornsby Station Footbridge, George Street, Hornsby - Construction of new footbridge underway and due for completion late 2016
  • Florence Street, Hornsby - Shared zone at footbridge landing
  • NorthConnex fill to Hornsby Quarry

Local Footpath Improvements

  • Greenvale Grove, Hornsby – south side – Warandoo Street to end
  • Duffy Avenue, Westleigh - south side - Quarter Sessions Road to Kentwell Avenue
  • Bangalow Avenue, Beecroft  – north side - Chapman Avenue to end
  • Loftus Road, Pennant Hills - west side - Boundary Road to Victoria Road
  • High Street, Mount Kuring-gai – north side – end to end
  • Roach Avenue, Thornleigh – south side – Sinclair Avenue to Nicholson Avenue
  • Avon Close, Asquith – south side – Eden Drive to end
  • Stratford Close, Asquith – south side – Eden Drive to end
  • Manor Road, Hornsby - Watson Avenue to end

Major and Minor Drainage Improvements

  • Mount Colah (Berowra Road to Myall Road) Stage 1
  • Burdett Street, Hornsby - Culvert Upgrade (subject to property sale)
  • Park Avenue, Hornsby - Drainage Upgrade (subject to property sale)

Local Road Improvements

  • Pierre Close, Mount Colah - both sides 
  • Mills Avenue, Asquith – Pacific Highway to Wall Avenue – both sides 
  • Citrus Avenue, Hornsby – Pacific Highway to Mildred Avenue – both sides 
  • Berowra Road, Mount Colah – Gray Street to Myall Road – Stage 2 - both sides
  • Flora Avenue, Mount Colah – Stage 2 – Parklands Road to Hillside Parade
  • Hillside Parade, Mount Colah – Flora Avenue to North Street
  • Cowan Road/Neridah Avenue, Mount Colah - both sides
  • Hart Place, Maroota - full length
  • Crosslands Road, Galston - Stage 1 - upgrading of first 1.35km of unsealed road

Foreshore Facilities

  • Wisemans Ferry Boat Ramp and Wharf Reconstruction - Stage 1

Sporting Facilities

Facility renewals

  • Mark Taylor Oval, Waitara - Fence and sightscreen renewals
  • Brooklyn tennis court renewal
  • Oval fence replacements - Foxglove Oval, Mount Colah ( + other sites)
  • Thornleigh Brickpit Indoor Sports Stadium – Cover wall insulation on three courts


  • Ern Holmes Oval, Pennant Hills 
  • Warrina St Oval, Berowra 

Sportsfield irrigation and surface renewals

  • Various irrigation renewals

Synthetic sportsfield conversion

  • Various synthetic cricket wicket renewals

Sport and recreation precinct

  • Waitara Park Indoor stadium and park
  • Orara Street Park, Waitara - New park
  • Asquith Oval - Playground expansion
  • Quarter Sessions Road, Westleigh - Investigation works/masterplan study
  • Quarry/Old Mans Valley masterplan


Playground renewals (including equipment and facilities)

  • Lessing Street Park, Hornsby - Improvements
  • Mount Kuring-gai Park - Playground replacement
  • Cowan Oval - Playground renewal

Playground softfall renewals - Various sites

Park furniture renewals (including picnic shelters, seating, bbqs, exercise equipment)

  • Park furniture renewal - Various sites
  • Fitness equipment - Rofe Park, Hornsby Heights ( + other sites)

Park amenities building renewals

  • Fagan Park - Toilet replacement
  • Fagan Park, Galston - Friends of Fagan Park amenity building renewal
  • Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn - Roof repairs
  • Mark Taylor Oval, Waitara - Grandstand renewal
  • Pennant Hills No. 1 Oval - Grandstand renewal
  • Berowra Oval, Berowra - Flooring renewals

Dog off leash renewal (including turf renewal, seating and fencing)

  • Dawson Avenue Park, Thornleigh


Bushland and Waterways

  • Bushfire interface mitigation works

Bushland recreational improvements

  • Florence Cotton Reserve, Hornsby - Bushland walking track upgrade 
  • Mount Colah West - Multiple track heads, landscaping and signage 
  • Carrs Bush, Galston - Bushland walking track upgrade 
  • Hornsby Park and Old Mans Valley - Hornsby Heritage Steps and bushland walking tracks
  • Brooklyn boardwalk upgrade
  • Upper Pyes Creek, Dural - Bushland walking track upgrade
  • Off road cycle track improvements

Catchments Remediation Rate capital works projects

  • Stormwater harvesting and biofiltration system, Asquith Oval
  • Creek bank stabilisation, New Farm Road, West Pennant Hills
  • Gross pollutant traps - Pennant Hills and Cherrybrook
  • Large end of pipe biofilters - Berowra and Mount Colah
  • Biofilter, Beecroft Community Centre
  • Creek bank stabilisation at Chilworth Close, Beecroft 


Building capital improvements

  • Storey Park Community Facility Redevelopment, Asquith
  • Renovation/extension of Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, Hornsby - upgrade car park and landscape beautification
  • Beecroft Community Centre - new car park and landscape beautification

Minor building capital renewal works

(Minor capital renewal works could be:  replacement of guttering/fascia, bathroom and kitchen fixtures, roofing, re-sheeting of floors, air-conditioning, minor landscaping, etc)

  • Arcadia Community Centre
  • Beatrice Taylor Hall, Hornsby
  • Beecroft Community Centre
  • Berowra Community Centre
  • Brooklyn Meeting Room
  • Cherrybrook Community Centre
  • Cowan Community Centre
  • Dangar Island Community Centre
  • Gumnut Community Centre
  • Hawkins Hall, Thornleigh (replacement of two shade structures)
  • Hornsby Heights Community Centre
  • Hornsby Leisure and Learning Centre
  • Mount Kuring-gai Community Centre
  • Pennant Hills Community Centre
  • Pennant Hills Leisure and Learning Centre
  • Thornleigh Community Centre
  • Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre
  • Wisemans Ferry Community Centre
  • Berowra Library
  • Hornsby Library

Traffic Facilities


  • Brooklyn Shared Path Boardwalk (50% NSW Government funding)

Pedestrian facilities

  • Woodcourt Road, Berowra - Pedestrian refuge north-west of Alan Road (50% NSW Government funding)
  • Ingram Road, Waitara - Pedestrian refuge near Carden Avenue (50% NSW Government funding)
  • Florence Street, Hornsby - Shared zone (50% NSW Government funding)


  • Wylds Road, Arcadia - Upgrade of vertical curve and road surface (100% Federal funding)

Traffic calming

  • Traffic signals - Carlingford Road/Hepburn Avenue, Carlingford
  • Waitara precinct traffic calming
  • New traffic signals - Waitara Avenue/Alexandria Parade, Waitara