Local Government Reform

The NSW Government announced on 27 July 2017 that the proposed merger between Hornsby Shire Council and Ku-ring-gai Council will not go ahead.

What does this mean for Hornsby Shire Council?

Hornsby Shire Council has always supported amalgamations as part of local government reform and is disappointed that mergers are not going ahead.

Council is now focussed on ensuring Hornsby Shire remains strong and is not disadvantaged in any way.

Hornsby Shire Council has submitted two separate boundary adjustment proposals to the Minister for Local Government requesting an adjustment of the boundary between Hornsby Shire Council and the City of Parramatta.

Letter of Response to the Hon. Gabrielle Upton, Minister for Environment, Local Government and Heritage from Mayor Steve Russell

Proposal One

On 14 July 2017 Hornsby Shire Council submitted an Alteration of Boundaries Proposal to the Minister for Local Government. Council’s submission request the return of the area south of the M2 Motorway that was transferred to City of Parramatta Council on 12 May 2016.

Read Proposal One here

Letter to Minister for Local Government from Mayor Steve Russell

Proposal Two

On 25 July 2017 Hornsby Shire Council submitted an Alteranive Alteration of Boundaries Proposal to the Minister for Local Government.

The Alternative Alteration of Boundaries Proposal requests for the transfer of of the current City of Parramatta Council area bounded by the M2 Motorway, Midson Road, Terry Road, Epping Avenue, Wingate Avenue, Ball Avenue, Blaxland Road and Terry’s Creek to Hornsby Shire Council.

Read Proposal Two here

Letter to Minister for Local Government from Mayor Steve Russell

Section 218 of the Local Government Act requires an alteration of boundaries proposal to be referred to either the Local Government Boundaries Commission or the Chief Executive of the Office of Local Government.