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    2017
  • trolleys

    Hornsby trolleys to be locked in place

    Posted: Thursday 30 March, 2017

    Westfield and their retailers have agreed to install appropriate trolley control solutions to ensure that trolleys are maintained within the shopping centre boundary.

  • Hornsby Council remains strong - and ready to merge

    Posted: Monday 27 March, 2017

    Hornsby Shire Mayor Steve Russell has expressed disappointment at the Court of Appeal decision that has placed even more uncertainty over the future of our shire.

  • Berowra cricket pitch

    Berowra's New Cricket Pitch Officially Opened

    Posted: Wednesday 15 March, 2017

    On Friday Hornsby Shire Mayor Steve Russell was on hand to keep the wicket at the official opening of Berowra’s new cricket pitch at Warrina Street Oval.

  • North Epping Sports Centre

    New Sport Centre for North Epping

    Posted: Monday 27 February, 2017

    Sportspeople of many persuasions were celebrating yesterday at the opening of North Epping Sport Centre, which provides much needed space for tennis, netball and soccer.

  • Hornsby Quarry aerial photo

    Help plan your parkland

    Posted: Wednesday 15 February, 2017

    Hornsby Shire Council is beginning the largest and most exciting project in its history – and we want your help.

  • Hornsby Council welcomes amalgamation announcement

    Posted: Wednesday 15 February, 2017

    Hornsby Shire Council has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement that it will move forward with the proposed amalgamation of Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai councils.

  • Mayor at Storey Park

    Storey Park plan approved

    Posted: Monday 13 February, 2017

    At last week’s meeting Hornsby Shire Council unanimously approved the plans for the new Storey Park Community Centre in Asquith.

  • South Dural planning proposal will not proceed

    Posted: Thursday 9 February, 2017

    Hornsby Shire Council has halted its evaluation of the South Dural Planning Proposal until an infrastructure plan is prepared with the support of the NSW Government.

  • Hornsby Shire residents lend a helping hand

    Posted: Wednesday 8 February, 2017

    A great day was had by all at Hornsby Shire Council’s Australia Day Pool Party, with plenty of sun, smiles and sizzling sausages.

  • Council's push to move powerlines underground

    Posted: Thursday 12 January, 2017

    Hornsby Shire Council is embarking on an active campaign to remove overhead power lines from our neighbourhoods.

  • 2016
  • RFS Station

    Council to build new RFS station

    Posted: Friday 16 December, 2016

    It’s official that Hornsby Shire Council is going to build a new Rural Fire Station in Berowra, with the plans approved at this week’s meeting.

  • Asquith Park

    Inclusive playgrounds for everybody

    Posted: Friday 16 December, 2016

    From now on Hornsby Shire Council will ensure that new and refurbished playgrounds offer inclusive play, giving everybody a chance to be involved together.

  • Be careful of asbestos at Westleigh site

    Posted: Monday 12 December, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council is warning the public that some asbestos has been found on the Westleigh site that was purchased from Sydney Water this year.

  • Mountain bike trail reopening delayed

    Posted: Friday 9 December, 2016

    The project to realign Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail has been delayed and the trail will not open before Christmas as intended.

  • New laws for boat trailers

    New laws for boat trailers

    Posted: Thursday 8 December, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council has joined other councils across Sydney to enforce new laws that make it illegal to park boat trailers on residential streets for an unlimited time.

  • Mayor at cricket oval

    Council's major investment in local cricket

    Posted: Tuesday 6 December, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council is spending close to $300,000 improving cricket facilities across the shire for players of all ages.

  • South Dural submission period extended

    Posted: Tuesday 6 December, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council has extended the submission period for the South Dural Planning Proposal by three weeks, with a new deadline of 23 December.

  • Pennant Hills Park water system

    Recycled stormwater at Pennant Hills Park

    Posted: Wednesday 16 November, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council has completed a stormwater harvesting scheme at Pennant Hills Park that will recycle water from the new synthetic sports field.

  • CRASH card

    CRASH card spreading throughout the state

    Posted: Friday 11 November, 2016

    The roll-out of the motorcycle CRASH Card has been highly successful, with the first 10,000 already being distributed.

  • Emergency Works on Berowra Waters Road

    Posted: Thursday 10 November, 2016

    Emergency works will be carried out on Berowra Waters Rd between Currawong Road and Berowra Waters Ferry. Works will start Monday 21 November and be completed by Monday 5 December, weather permitting.

  • Have your say on South Dural

    Posted: Tuesday 1 November, 2016

    Don’t miss the chance to have your say on a proposal to rezone land in South Dural, allowing for urban development.

  • Quirky Circus

    Exciting, Magical and Free

    Posted: Thursday 27 October, 2016

    Don’t miss the chance to experience Quirky Circus, an evening at Hornsby Park filled with excitement, adventure, magic and a dash of danger.

  • Screen on the Green

    Have the time of your life

    Posted: Thursday 20 October, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council and Hornsby RSL have teamed up to present Screen on the Green, a special event over three nights that will include open air cinema, live performances, street food and a bar.

  • Footbridge opening

    Hornsby's New Footbridge Opens Today

    Posted: Monday 17 October, 2016

    Hornsby’s new footbridge is opening today, giving the 14,000 daily pedestrians a chance to try out the much wider thoroughfare.

  • Hughes Sineux

    Meet our mural artist

    Posted: Tuesday 11 October, 2016

    Meet Hugues Sineux, the French artist who is helping to transform Hornsby’s west side with the Dural Lane Mural.

  • Epping Library

    Epping Library Transferring to Parramatta Council

    Posted: Tuesday 11 October, 2016

    On 31 October Epping Library will transfer from Hornsby Shire Council to the ownership of City of Parramatta Council, as part of the border adjustment that gave Parramatta the territory south of the M2.

  • Art of Dining

    A Delicious Collision of Tastes

    Posted: Friday 7 October, 2016

    Join us in Hornsby Mall for a delicious collision of art, food and music at the Art of Dining.

    Hornsby Shire Council has joined forces with Westfield Hornsby for a celebration that will fill the mall with great sounds and aromas on Saturday 22 October from 3pm.

  • Quirky Circus

    Festival of the Arts 2016

    Posted: Thursday 6 October, 2016

    Get ready to celebrate Hornsby Shire’s cultural side with the annual Festival of the Arts.

  • Asquith Park

    Upgraded Asquith Park now open

    Posted: Wednesday 28 September, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council has finished the upgrade to Asquith Park, just in time for school holidays.

  • Storey Park Plans Submitted

    Posted: Thursday 22 September, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council has lodged the development application for the new Storey Park Community Centre.

  • Science Made Fun at Hornsby Shire Councils

    Posted: Wednesday 21 September, 2016

    Kids can further expand their mind when the educational entertainment group Kaleidoscope Science visits Hornsby Shire in October.

  • Hornsby Withdraws from Government Conference

    Posted: Friday 16 September, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council has voted to withdraw from this year’s Local Government NSW Conference, stating it is no longer worth the cost to attend.

  • Michael Hutchence

    "Don't Change" - Michael Hutchence Still Deputy Mayor

    Posted: Thursday 15 September, 2016

    Last night Hornsby Shire Council elected Councillor Michael Hutchence to another term as deputy mayor, publicly declaring, “We need you tonight.”

  • Make Your Garden Bloom

    Posted: Wednesday 14 September, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council will soon hold a major event at Fagan Park to help you create a more vibrant and sustainable garden.

  • New Life for Brooklyn Park

    Posted: Thursday 1 September, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council has completed the first stage of a remediation project in Brooklyn Park, vastly improving more than 1,000 square metres of degraded land.

  • Become a Bushcare Volunteer

    Posted: Thursday 1 September, 2016

    Give back to your community, learn new skills and make some friends by taking a free workshop to become a Bushcare volunteer with Hornsby Shire Council.

  • Free Mulch in Westleigh

    Posted: Thursday 1 September, 2016

    Improve your garden for free by picking up some material at Hornsby Shire Council’s Chipping for Mulch Day in Westleigh.

  • Parsley Bay's new boat ramp is open

    Posted: Wednesday 31 August, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council has constructed a new boat ramp at Parsley Bay, giving our region’s water lovers far better access to the Hawkesbury River.

  • Acting GM Handover

    New Acting General Manager for Hornsby Council

    Posted: Tuesday 30 August, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council has appointed a new acting general manager, as the maximum 12-month term of Gary Bensley has ended.

  • Lend a hand in your Eco Garden

    Posted: Monday 29 August, 2016

    Attendees can learn new skills, ask questions about the process and gain the confidence to begin their own eco garden at home

  • Get free help with your finances

    Posted: Friday 26 August, 2016

    Lifeline Financial Counselling Service will visit Hornsby Library next week, offering free one-on-one appointments for those who need advice.

  • Learn more about Parkinson's Disease

    Posted: Friday 26 August, 2016

    Judy Recher has been living with Parkinsons disease since 2005 and on September 9 she will give a talk at Hornsby Library about her personal experiences.

  • Learn about local fauna with Sydney Wildlife talk

    Posted: Friday 19 August, 2016

    Hornsby Shire is home to many beautiful native animals, and you can learn more about how to keep them safe with a fundraising seminar from Sydney Wildlife.

  • Meet Bestselling author Matthew Reilly

    Posted: Tuesday 16 August, 2016

    Bestselling author Matthew Reilly, famed for his fast-paced thrillers, will discuss his work in conversation with fellow action writer Chris Allen at Hornsby Library later this year.

  • Reduce waste with compost and worm farming

    Posted: Monday 15 August, 2016

    Save space in your bins and help the environment by adding composting and worm farming to your recycling routine.

  • Class to conquer clutter

    Posted: Monday 15 August, 2016

    If you have bulging cupboards and an overflowing garage, you can learn how to de-clutter your space (and keep it that way!) at a workshop at Hornsby Library.

  • Ginger Meggs stars in Dural Lane Mural

    Posted: Friday 12 August, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council’s campaign to beautify Hornsby continues, with plans taking shape for a new mural in Dural Lane.

  • Free literature inspired musical for kids

    Posted: Thursday 11 August, 2016

    Celebrate Children’s Book Week with a free musical for kids at Hornsby Library that pays homage to classic Australian storytelling.

  • Hornsby Shire Council Receives Local Government Award

    Posted: Friday 5 August, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council has received a Highly Commended award in the prestigious RH Dougherty Awards held by Local Government NSW.

  • Free Home Design Talk for Renovators

    Posted: Thursday 4 August, 2016

    Renovators who want to get more bang for their buck can learn tips at the free ‘Comfortable Homes: A Renovator’s Guide’ workshop.

  • Census night

    August 9 is Census night

    Posted: Wednesday 3 August, 2016

    Census night an opportunity for everyone to play a role in shaping the future of Australia.

  • Hearing impairment seminar at library

    Posted: Monday 1 August, 2016

    Anyone living with hearing loss can get information on how to manage their condition at a free Hornsby Library seminar.

  • Learn about native foods at author talk

    Posted: Monday 1 August, 2016

    Learn more about the types of healthy, native foods available in Australia at an author talk with John Newton.

  • Score free mulch in Galston

    Posted: Friday 29 July, 2016

    Improve your garden for free by picking up some material at Hornsby Shire Council’s Chipping for Mulch Day in Galston.

  • Learn mindful parenting techniques

    Posted: Friday 29 July, 2016

    Being a mum is a full-time job (and a stressful one at that) but luckily there are tactics you can use to cope with the busy journey of parenthood.

  • Free one-on-one expert advice at Hornsby Library

    Posted: Monday 25 July, 2016

    Hornsby Library will be offering residents free 20 minute sessions with experts on a range of health, wellbeing and financial topics as part of the new Community Connections Hot Desk.

  • Mayor Steve Russell (left) presents award to Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre Manager Scott Hewitt

    Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre wins customer service award

    Posted: Tuesday 19 July, 2016

    Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre has won the Roejen Customer Service Team of the Year Award at the recent 2016 Aquatic and Recreation Institute Awards

  • Megaphone

    Results of Community Perceptions Survey 2016

    Posted: Tuesday 19 July, 2016

    We spoke to 3,750 residents through an online survey and focus groups about their perceptions of living and working in Hornsby Shire. Survey says...

  • Titanic Author Talk in Hornsby

    Posted: Tuesday 19 July, 2016

    The mystery of the Titanic’s sinking is explored from an exciting new angle in David Dyer’s book The Midnight Watch, which he will discuss at an author talk in Hornsby.

  • Score some free mulch in Westleigh

    Posted: Monday 4 July, 2016

    Spruce up your garden without having to empty your wallet by picking up some free material at Hornsby Shire Council’s Chipping for Mulch Day in Westleigh.

  • Meet author Amanda Ortlepp

    Posted: Thursday 30 June, 2016

    Acclaimed locally-raised author Amanda Ortlepp will return to Pennant Hills Library to discuss her latest book with fans.

  • Sharpen your crossword skills at library workshop

    Posted: Wednesday 29 June, 2016

    Do you enjoy challenging yourself on the puzzle section in the Sunday papers? Improve your skills with tips from a Cryptic Crossword Workshop.

  • Win $10K in the Hornsby Art Prize

    Posted: Wednesday 29 June, 2016

    Calling all artists – get out your paintbrush and easel because the Hornsby Art Prize is now open for entries, with the prize money doubled to $10, 000 this year.

  • Council sells old bank building

    Posted: Friday 24 June, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council has sold the former Commonwealth Bank Building on George Street, though the property won’t change hands for another 12 months.

  • Mountain Bike Trail realignment begins

    Posted: Friday 24 June, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council has begun work to realign Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail, which will allow it to remain open while Hornsby Quarry is rehabilitated.

  • Laughton Gully Road caution signs small

    Laughtondale Gully Road closure

    Posted: Friday 17 June, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council has been forced to close Laughtondale Gully Road because the road is no longer safe for vehicles.

  • Motorcycle CRASH Card scheme launched across NSW

    Posted: Friday 17 June, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council’s Traffic & Road Safety team has joined forces with NSW Ambulance, NSW Police Force and Fire & Rescue NSW to deliver the CRASH Card scheme, free to motorcycle riders across New South Wales.

  • Get the dirt on composting and worm farming

    Posted: Thursday 16 June, 2016

    Learn how to compost at Hornsby Shire Council’s free workshop, which will give tips on this fun, easy way to recycle garden and kitchen waste.

  • Bushcare workshop for new volunteers

    Posted: Thursday 16 June, 2016

    Give back to your community, learn new skills and make friends by taking a workshop to become a Bushcare volunteer with Hornsby Shire Council.

  • Hugh Mackay to discuss religion at Hornsby Library

    Posted: Friday 10 June, 2016

  • Sale of abandoned motor vehicles

    Posted: Friday 10 June, 2016

    The abandoned motor vehicles listed below are offered for sale in accordance with the Impounding Act, 1993, No. 31. The vehicles are offered for sale in their current condition and may be withdrawn from sale if released to the last known registered owner.

  • Fun activities for kids in July school holidays

    Posted: Thursday 9 June, 2016

    School holidays are creeping up on parents but luckily Hornsby Shire Council has a program of free and low-cost activities to keep kids entertained in July.

  • Hornsby Shire Council - Fire trails closed

    Posted: Wednesday 8 June, 2016

    Please be advised all fire trails managed by Hornsby Council are closed until post storm inspections have been completed.

  • Toni Jordan author talk at Hornsby Library

    Posted: Wednesday 8 June, 2016

    Australian author Toni Jordan will visit Hornsby Library at the end of the month to discuss her funny, heartwarming new novel ‘Our Tiny, Useless Hearts’.

  • Beverly Beck - Life in a Drop of Water

    Creative artists rewarded at Re-magine opening

    Posted: Tuesday 7 June, 2016

    The winners for the annual Re-magine art competition have been announced at the official opening of the exhibition held in Hornsby on Friday night.

  • Mountain Bike Trail to stay open

    Posted: Thursday 2 June, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council has some great news for the thousands of mountain bikers who love the trail in Old Mans Valley: it is going to stay open throughout the rehabilitation of Hornsby Quarry.

  • Speaking Out

    Author Tara Moss to visit Hornsby Library

    Posted: Thursday 2 June, 2016

    Women of all ages will be inspired by Tara Moss when she visits Hornsby Library to discuss her latest book and talk about the importance of women speaking up in the media.

  • Hornsby Shire tops recycling list

    Posted: Thursday 26 May, 2016

    Hornsby Shire residents have proven their dedication to the environment by again recycling more printer cartridges than any other council area in Australia.

  • Memory matters - dementia awareness seminar

    Posted: Wednesday 25 May, 2016

    Family, carers and friends supporting someone through a dementia diagnosis can learn more about the condition at a free information session held by Hornsby Shire Council.

  • Free retirement income talk at Hornsby Library

    Posted: Wednesday 25 May, 2016

    If you or your loved ones are in the process of retiring, you can learn more about income streams available at Hornsby Shire Council’s free financial talk.

  • Explore Laughtondale on free guided walk

    Posted: Friday 20 May, 2016

    Explore some of the lesser known gems around Laughtondale on the beautiful Hawkesbury River with a free guided bushwalk.

  • Hornsby and Parramatta cooperation achieving results

    Posted: Friday 20 May, 2016

    The border adjustment between Hornsby Shire Council and City of Parramatta Council is progressing smoothly, with both sides working together to ensure services to residents are not disrupted.

  • Hazard reduction burns

    Posted: Friday 20 May, 2016

    Emergency services will be taking advantage of the good weather over the next few days to complete hazard reduction burning prior to summer.

  • Job searching seminar for over 40s

    Posted: Thursday 19 May, 2016

    Mature jobseekers who are looking to either return to the workforce or change careers can get expert advice at a free seminar at Hornsby Library.

  • Stunning environment celebrated with free festival

    Posted: Thursday 19 May, 2016

    Celebrate the greenery that makes our part of the world so great at the Hornsby Shire Environment Festival on Saturday 4 June.

  • Re-magine exhibition showcases unconventional art

    Posted: Wednesday 18 May, 2016

    Experience a different type of art exhibition with Re-magine, which showcases the unconventional creativity of artists who have transformed unwanted waste items into beautiful artworks.

  • Brooklyn Master Plan moving forward

    Posted: Friday 13 May, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council has selected a consultant to develop the Brooklyn Improvement Master Plan, with a tender accepted from the urban design practice McGregor Coxall.

  • Hornsby Council welcomes amalgamation plan

    Posted: Thursday 12 May, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council has welcomed the in principle support from the NSW Government for an amalgamation with Ku-ring-gai Council.

  • Architecture students at Hornsby Quarry

    Close look at Hornsby Quarry for tomorrow's designers

    Posted: Monday 9 May, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council recently opened the gates of Hornsby Quarry for landscape architect students from University of New South Wales.

  • George Nasr, Steve Russell and Matt Kean at Hookhams Corner

    Upgrade for Hookhams Corner

    Posted: Friday 6 May, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council and Sydney Water have transformed Hookhams Corner, at the intersection of Galston Road and Pacific Highway.

  • Get to know your library better in May

    Posted: Friday 6 May, 2016

    Broaden your horizons, learn something new and meet new people by attending an event for Library and Information Week in Hornsby Shire this month.

  • Westside Vibe returns to Hornsby

    Posted: Monday 2 May, 2016

    Back by popular demand, the Westside Vibe is returning to brighten up Dural Lane with an unforgettable evening of food, high-energy entertainment, market stalls and free activities.

  • Free Law Week talks in Hornsby Shire

    Posted: Monday 2 May, 2016

    Get expert advice about areas of the legal system that impact on everyone’s life at Hornsby Shire Council’s free Law Week seminars.

  • Map to alternative ramp

    Parsley Bay Boat Ramp

    Posted: Monday 2 May, 2016

    Parsley Bay Boat Ramp will be closed from 30 May for refurbishment.

  • Studio Artes very grateful to Hornsby Shire Council

    Posted: Friday 29 April, 2016

    Studio Artes have strongly denied a media report they consider it a “second blow” that Hornsby Shire Council is considering selling the building that contains their gallery.

  • Ken Done

    Artist Ken Done coming to Hornsby

    Posted: Thursday 28 April, 2016

    Ken Done, one of Australia’s most recognisable and best-loved artists, will visit Hornsby in May to discuss his recent memoir and beautiful artwork.

  • Ray Park

    Ray Park upgrade complete

    Posted: Wednesday 27 April, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council has finished the upgrade of Carlingford’s Ray Park, which includes a new playground, picnic shelters and exercise stations.

  • Indira Naidoo

    Meet gardening guru Indira Naidoo

    Posted: Wednesday 20 April, 2016

    Best-selling author Indira Naidoo will visit Hornsby to give an author talk about converting wasted urban land into spaces to grow food.

  • Financial seminar on shares

    Posted: Monday 18 April, 2016

    Learn how to understand shares at a free financial seminar presented by Centrelink at Hornsby Library.

  • Students from Buninyong Public School

    Call for students to become Hawkesbury River champions

    Posted: Monday 18 April, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council is appealing to schools to join the Clean 4 Shore program and help remove waste from the Hawkesbury River.

  • Peats Ferry Road closures for ANZAC Day march

    Posted: Friday 15 April, 2016

    There will be temporary road closures around Peats Ferry Road on Sunday 17 April while the Hornsby RSL Sub Branch holds its annual commemorative march.

  • Native beekeeping scientist to visit library

    Posted: Friday 15 April, 2016

    Beekeeping is quickly becoming a booming hobby in Australia, and now you can learn more about it from ex-CSIRO scientist Tim Heard at Hornsby Library.

  • Hornsby Council reveals its plan for the year

    Posted: Friday 15 April, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council has adopted its draft Operational Plan for 2016/17 outlining its goals for the coming financial year and forecasting a budget surplus of $82,500.

  • Learn mindful parenting techniques

    Posted: Thursday 14 April, 2016

    Being a mum is a full-time job (and a stressful one at that) but luckily there are tactics you can use to cope with the busy journey of parenthood.

  • Mayor with Mark Sugden

    Council to build new RFS station in Berowra

    Posted: Tuesday 12 April, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council is going to build a new Rural Fire Service station in Berowra, valued at $1.3 million.

  • 111x New Line Road, Cherrybrook report

    Posted: Monday 11 April, 2016

    A Public Hearing to discuss the reclassification of 111x New Line Road, Cherrybrook was held on 15 March 2016. The report is now available.

  • Studio ARTES

    Hornsby Council opens doors to Studio ARTES

    Posted: Thursday 7 April, 2016

    When the home of Hornsby’s Studio Artes was damaged in a fire on Sunday morning they were greatly concerned about where they would go, but that anxiety didn’t last long.

  • Sale of abandoned motor vehicles

    Posted: Thursday 7 April, 2016

    These vehicles are offered for sale in their current condition and may be withdrawn from sale if released to the last known registered owner.

  • Jane Caro to visit Hornsby for Sydney Writers' Festival

    Posted: Monday 4 April, 2016

    Attention all book lovers – the Sydney Writers’ Festival is coming to Hornsby in May, with popular novelist, lecturer and media personality Jane Caro giving an author talk.

  • Dangar Island

    New playground for Dangar Island

    Posted: Friday 1 April, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council is in the final stages of constructing a new playground at Dangar Island, which will open to the public by the end of next week if the weather is kind.

  • Free Youth Zone in Hornsby Mall

    Posted: Wednesday 30 March, 2016

    Celebrate Youth Week 2016 in Hornsby Mall with great tunes, delicious food, mocktail bar and giveaways.

  • Learn how to record your family history

    Posted: Tuesday 29 March, 2016

    Have you ever wondered about what stories your ancestors might have been able to tell, if they had not been lost over the years? Make sure that your kids don’t feel the same way by collecting your family history now.

  • Get healthy in Hornsby Shire

    Posted: Tuesday 22 March, 2016

    If you’ve ever wanted to try a new hobby or get fit, now is the time to give it a go with the Healthy Living Festival offering more than 70 events in Hornsby Shire.

  • Mayor Russell handing the donation cheque to Mrs McClelland

    Council donates $10,000 to women's shelter

    Posted: Friday 18 March, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council has donated $10,000 to the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter, in recognition of the valuable work it continues to do.

  • Help needed at Eco Garden Working Bee

    Posted: Friday 18 March, 2016

    Learn valuable gardening skills and make new friends at Hornsby Shire Council’s Eco Garden Working Bee in Fagan Park.

  • Pennant Hills Field

    Children take to Pennant Hills' new synthetic field

    Posted: Tuesday 15 March, 2016

    Last night Hornsby Shire Council’s new synthetic field at Pennant Hills Park was put through its paces for the first time by local children training for their soccer season.

  • Heritage Steps - Helicopter Delivery

    Helicopter delivers materials to restore Heritage Steps

    Posted: Tuesday 15 March, 2016

    The historic Hornsby Heritage Steps will be returned to their former glory when building materials are delivered via helicopter next week as part of Council’s grant-funded restoration project.

  • Learn to grow produce in pots

    Posted: Friday 11 March, 2016

    Short on space at home but still want to grow your own produce? Learn how to plant crops in pots at Hornsby Shire Council’s free workshop.

  • Improve your garden with free plants

    Posted: Tuesday 8 March, 2016

    Attract wildlife and make your garden blossom with free native plants from Hornsby Shire Council’s giveaway day in Pennant Hills.

  • Distracted

    Mobile phones driving pedestrians to distraction, and danger

    Posted: Monday 7 March, 2016

    The next time you step off the kerb, think about all the facts your brain is computing – can I see a car, how far away is it, how fast is it going, will I get across in time? But what if you were texting, talking or listening to music?

  • Edible weeds workshop in Pennant Hills

    Posted: Friday 4 March, 2016

    While weeds are often a huge pest for gardeners, they are not all bad – in fact, some weeds are even edible!

  • Crop and Swap in Pennant Hills

    Posted: Friday 4 March, 2016

    If you have a green thumb or have been known to bake up a storm, why not bring your excess homemade goodies and exchange them at Hornsby Shire Council’s Crop and Swap day.

  • DA Submission Guidelines Update

    Posted: Monday 29 February, 2016

    Council has revised its Development Application (DA) Submission Guidelines 2013. The changes seek to streamline the lodgement process and update submission requirements.

  • New rules for drivers, bicycle riders and pedestrians

    Posted: Monday 29 February, 2016

    From 1 March 2016, new rules are being introduced on our roads to help drivers, bicycle riders and pedestrians respect each other's space to ensure that everyone stays safe.

  • Public Hearing – Reclassification of 111x New Line Road, Cherrybrook

    Posted: Monday 29 February, 2016

    Council is proposing to reclassify property No. 111x New Line Road, Cherrybrook from community land to operational land. A Public Hearing has been scheduled to be held on Tuesday, 15 March 2016.

  • Garbage fire

    Careless waste disposal leads to garbage truck fire

    Posted: Monday 22 February, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council is appealing to residents to be careful what they put in their bins after a garbage truck caught fire and its load had to be dumped on the street in Cherrybrook.

  • Keep your kerbside bulky waste safe from snakes

    Posted: Monday 22 February, 2016

    In this warm weather snakes are often looking for shady spots to keep cool, including in the piles of rubbish put onto the kerbside for Hornsby Shire Council to collect as part of its Bulky Waste Collection in rural areas.

  • Learn new info about Kokoda campaign at Hornsby Library

    Posted: Thursday 18 February, 2016

    While the Second World War has been covered in literary and factual writing countless times, local historian Susan Ramage has managed to find fresh information, which she will discuss at Hornsby Library.

  • Free tour of Kimbriki Recycling Depot

    Posted: Monday 15 February, 2016

    Ever wanted to know what happens to your green waste? Join us on a tour of the Kimbriki Recycling Depot and find out.

  • Free mulch in Galston

    Posted: Friday 12 February, 2016

    Improve your garden for free by picking up some material at Hornsby Shire Council’s Chipping for Mulch Day in Galston.

  • Loose-fill Asbestos Insulation - Free Testing for Hornsby Homeowners

    Posted: Wednesday 10 February, 2016

    Homeowners in the Hornsby Shire now have access to free sample testing for loose-fill asbestos insulation.

  • Maryanne Oconnor

    Local author to visit Hornsby Library

    Posted: Wednesday 3 February, 2016

    After growing up in Wahroonga, it was only natural for author Mary-Anne O’Connor to choose Hornsby Library as the location for an author talk on her new book Gallipoli Street.

  • Sale of abandoned motor vehicles

    Posted: Tuesday 2 February, 2016

    The abandoned motor vehicles listed below are offered for sale in accordance with the Impounding Act, 1993, No. 31. The vehicles are offered for sale in their current condition and may be withdrawn from sale if released to the last known registered owner.

  • Celebrate Library Lovers' Day

    Posted: Friday 29 January, 2016

    Book lovers can show appreciation for their library and enjoy fun events on February 15 as we celebrate Library Lovers’ Day in Hornsby.

  • Don't be lazy - park safe for kids

    Posted: Wednesday 27 January, 2016

    With kids heading back to class this time of year, Hornsby Shire Council has launched a new effort to educate local parents about the dangers of illegal parking in school zones.

  • Help build a community garden

    Posted: Monday 25 January, 2016

    Residents interested in the idea of a community garden in Hornsby can give feedback at a consultation to be held this Saturday.

  • Successful road safety campaign returns to Hornsby Shire

    Posted: Friday 22 January, 2016

    After being successfully implemented last year and contributing to a change in traffic laws, the cycling campaign It’s a two way street will again be promoted by Hornsby Shire Council in partnership with Ku-ring-gai Council.

  • Meet fellow book lovers at the Open Book Club

    Posted: Thursday 21 January, 2016

    Anyone who loves to read but struggles to commit to a book club should sign up for our new Open Book Club, to be held once a month at Hornsby Library.

  • Love where you live with new waste campaign

    Posted: Wednesday 13 January, 2016

    Hornsby Shire Council is encouraging residents in units to keep their streets beautiful and clean with a new waste campaign.

  • 2015
  • Court finds in Council's favour on west side development

    Posted: Friday 18 December, 2015

    The Land and Environment Court has upheld the decision by Hornsby Shire Council not to approve a 25-storey development on the west side of Hornsby.

  • Government proposal for shire merger

    Posted: Friday 18 December, 2015

    The NSW Government has proposed that Hornsby Shire Council merge with Ku-ring-gai Council, while part of the Shire south of the M2 Motorway, including Epping, become part of Parramatta City Council.

  • Restoring Beecroft Bushland

    Council and Hills M2 to restore Beecroft bushland

    Posted: Monday 14 December, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council has joined forces with the Hills M2 Motorway to restore a section of bushland in Beecroft Reserve.

  • Pennant Hills archers and footballers come together

    Posted: Friday 11 December, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council is undertaking work on the archery range at Pennant Hills Park that will allow it to be also used for football training.

  • Westleigh purchase

    New sportsgrounds for Westleigh

    Posted: Friday 11 December, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council is going to buy 34 hectares of land at Westleigh from Sydney Water and will use it for sportsgrounds and recreation.

  • Brooklyn residents to help guide its future

    Posted: Friday 11 December, 2015

    Thirty-two community groups and local residents have stepped forward to help Hornsby Shire Council create the Brooklyn Improvement Master Plan.

  • Stop the Supply

    Stop the supply of alcohol to minors

    Posted: Monday 30 November, 2015

    "You’re a parent, not a mate", is one of the bold new messages to be used in a health campaign to encourage the Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai community to take a stand against supplying alcohol to minors.

  • Hornsby

    Hornsby-Waitara in Sydney's Top 10

    Posted: Thursday 19 November, 2015

    Hornsby-Waitara has been named in Sydney’s top 10 most liveable suburbs by an Index that ranks all the city’s suburbs.

  • Hornsby Council in best ever financial shape

    Posted: Wednesday 18 November, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council’s finances are in the best shape they have ever been, with the audited statements from last financial year revealing an operating surplus before capital items of more than $17 million.

  • Hornsby Council announces its preference

    Posted: Thursday 12 November, 2015

    At last night’s meeting Hornsby Shire Council indicated its preference for merging with Ku-ring-gai, as required by the State Government.

  • Mayor, Matt Kean and Rob Stokes

    Council gifted $22 million in land

    Posted: Friday 6 November, 2015

    The State Government has given Hornsby Shire Council 29 parcels of land valued at more than $22 million, which will be used for bushland conservation and open space.

  • Poll proves residents favour amalgamation

    Posted: Friday 6 November, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council has welcomed a NewsLocal poll that shows almost two thirds of the community are in favour of council amalgamations.

  • epping pool

    Epping pool reopens this weekend

    Posted: Thursday 5 November, 2015

    Epping Aquatic and Leisure Centre will reopen for the summer this Saturday 7 November.

  • Terrys Creek

    Hornsby and Ryde mend their border

    Posted: Wednesday 28 October, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council and City of Ryde Council have joined forces to rehabilitate and restore a section of Terrys Creek, which joins both councils.

  • What does "unfit" actually mean?

    Posted: Friday 23 October, 2015

    In the amalgamation discussions that currently dominate our newspapers and airwaves the term “not fit” is being thrown around a lot, but what does it actually mean?

  • Celebrate Hornsby Heritage awards with vintage garden party

    Posted: Wednesday 21 October, 2015

    To celebrate the Hornsby Heritage Awards, Council will be hosting an afternoon garden party complete with vintage-themed entertainment and activities.

  • Hornsby Council reaches out to Ku-ring-gai

    Posted: Wednesday 21 October, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council is committed to constructive discussions with its neighbouring councils, particularly Ku-ring-gai, following the release of a report from IPART.

  • industry award

    Industry award for Hornsby Council

    Posted: Monday 19 October, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council has won a prestigious industry award recognising its work in building the new Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre.

  • Temporary closure of Florence Street and footbridge

    Posted: Wednesday 30 September, 2015

    As part of the construction of a new Hornsby Footbridge the current bridge will be temporarily closed a number of times over the next week, while Florence Street will be temporarily closed to vehicles.

  • Hornsby Park

    Upgrade for Hornsby Park

    Posted: Tuesday 29 September, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council is about to carry out a significant upgrade of Hornsby Park that will feature something for all ages.

  • Rita and Tony Galluzzo

    Excellent scores posted on doors

    Posted: Monday 28 September, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council has issued the first round of Scores on Doors certificates, with three local businesses achieving a result of “excellent”.

  • Galston pool

    Galston's new pool nearly complete

    Posted: Friday 25 September, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council is close to completing the new learn-to-swim pool at Galston Aquatic Centre, which is expected to open by the end of October if the weather is kind.

  • New Hornsby Footbridge is on its way

    Posted: Monday 21 September, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council’s work on the new footbridge at Hornsby Station is well underway.

  • Brooklyn and Pennant Hills both win

    Posted: Friday 11 September, 2015

    Brooklyn is benefitting from Hornsby Shire Council’s installation of a new synthetic playing surface at Pennant Hills Park, with the removed topsoil creating a new cricket field at Brooklyn.

  • Epping Pool to reopen

    Posted: Thursday 10 September, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council has authorised repair works that could see Epping Aquatic Centre reopen by early November.

  • Bright future for Waitara Park

    Posted: Thursday 10 September, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council has adopted a plan of management for Waitara Park that will deliver a range of improvements, including an exciting new sport and culture centre for the PCYC.

  • Council testifies to brothel inquiry

    Posted: Tuesday 1 September, 2015

    Staff from Hornsby Shire Council appeared yesterday before the NSW Parliament’s Committee on the Regulation of Brothels where they were invited to give evidence.

  • Scott's Farewell

    General manager hands over the reins

    Posted: Tuesday 25 August, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council’s general manager Scott Phillips has officially stepped out of the position, passing it to his successor Gary Bensley.

  • Council to take development debate to Government Conference

    Posted: Friday 21 August, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council has proposed two motions to be discussed at the annual Local Government NSW Conference in October, both of which would help revitalise the Shire’s strategic town centres.

  • Brooklyn's master plan drawing nearer

    Posted: Friday 21 August, 2015

    The next step in Hornsby Shire Council’s master plan for Brooklyn will soon begin, with Council about to hire a consultant who will oversee the project.

  • Bumper year for Community Nursery

    Posted: Tuesday 18 August, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council’s Community Nursery has had one of its most successful years, growing and distributing more than 38,000 native plants.

  • $65 million for new centres is just scratching the surface...

    Posted: Friday 14 August, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council has endorsed a strategy that will investigate spending well over $65 million dollars on libraries and community centres.

  • biobanking

    Biobanking secures our Shire's bushland

    Posted: Friday 14 August, 2015

    A unique patch of Hornsby Shire’s bushland is now permanently protected thanks to biobanking.

  • Hornsby Mayor advocates for reform at Parliament

    Posted: Tuesday 11 August, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Mayor Steve Russell has appeared before an Upper House inquiry into local government, advocating the benefits of reform and particularly amalgamation.

  • Choose your adventure in Hornsby Shire with new website

    Posted: Monday 3 August, 2015

    If you’re looking to head out on an adventure this weekend, then why not explore your own backyard with Council’s new Discover Hornsby mini-site.

  • footbridge web

    Work begins on new footbridge

    Posted: Monday 3 August, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council has begun work on the new footbridge that links the east and west sides of Hornsby.

  • westside

    New life for Hornsby's west side

    Posted: Friday 31 July, 2015

    The rejuvenation of Hornsby’s west side continues apace, with Hornsby Shire Council preparing to plant a number of trees along Peats Ferry Road and Dural Street.

  • warrior

    Terracotta warrior for Hornsby Shire

    Posted: Wednesday 29 July, 2015

    Visitors to Hornsby Shire Council Chambers will be greeted by a new resident, a terracotta warrior that is a gift from the Chinese city of Xian.

  • Brooklyn path

    Safer pathway for Brooklyn

    Posted: Monday 27 July, 2015

    Brooklyn’s schoolchildren and other pedestrians now have a much safer path thanks to work that’s been carried out by Hornsby Shire Council.

  • Synthetic grass for Pennant Hills Park

    Posted: Friday 24 July, 2015

    Both the environment and parents who wash muddy soccer uniforms will benefit from major works by Hornsby Shire Council at Pennant Hills Park.

  • netball

    Teamwork improves Pennant Hills netball complex

    Posted: Tuesday 7 July, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council and Hills District Netball Association have worked together to significantly improve the netball complex at Pennant Hills Park.

  • A snapshot of Hornsby Shire

    Posted: Tuesday 7 July, 2015

    Hornsby Shire’s residents are older, better educated and more culturally diverse than the rest of the population, according to a new study commissioned by Council.

  • Chemical Cleanout an overwhelming success

    Posted: Monday 6 July, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council’s Chemical Cleanout over the weekend was a huge success – so much so that some people had to be turned away.

  • Mayor and West Side planter boxes

    Life blooming on Hornsby's west side

    Posted: Thursday 2 July, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council has teamed up with local businesses to bring more colour and vitality to the west side of Hornsby.

  • Council encourages residents to recycle right

    Posted: Tuesday 23 June, 2015

    Recent inspections of yellow-lid bins in Hornsby Shire show that most residents are recycling correctly, and now Council is aiming to make their results even better with an educational campaign.

  • EHC

    Take the shortcut to development approval

    Posted: Tuesday 16 June, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council has introduced a new way to seek approval for simple developments that removes much of the red tape.

  • Brooklyn Park

    Upgrade for Brooklyn Park

    Posted: Tuesday 16 June, 2015

    Brooklyn Park’s playground and furnishings have been upgraded to include a new toddler train, two-way rocker, spinner, climbing piece with bar slide, swing set including toddler seats and a nest swing.

  • Tree planting

    Local children lend a hand in tree planting

    Posted: Tuesday 16 June, 2015

    Some local children got their hands dirty today, helping Hornsby Shire Council plant native trees in Eastwood’s Somerville Park.

  • Food businesses to place scores on doors

    Posted: Monday 15 June, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council has joined the Scores on Doors program, which will give local food businesses the chance to demonstrate their hygienic credentials.

  • Hornsby Council's general manager resigns

    Posted: Monday 15 June, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council’s general manager Scott Phillips has announced his resignation and accepted a position as general manager at Sutherland Shire Council.

  • First steps towards a new Epping community hub

    Posted: Friday 12 June, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council has taken the first steps towards the creation of a new multi-million dollar community centre and library in Epping.

  • Council supports sportsground at Stringybark Ridge

    Posted: Friday 12 June, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council has thrown its support behind a proposal for recreational space on cleared ground in Berowra Valley National Park.

  • Council's $50,000 Christmas gift for Hornsby

    Posted: Thursday 11 June, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council has pledged $50,000 to the celebration of Christmas this year, significantly expanding the $10,000 it has previously spent each year.

  • Decision on Epping Pool deferred

    Posted: Thursday 11 June, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council has deferred a decision on the closure of Epping Aquatic Centre while further investigations are carried out.

  • Hornsby Shire Council proposes amalgamations

    Posted: Thursday 11 June, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council has proposed an amalgamation with Ku-ring-gai Council, as well as a number of boundary adjustments that would unite suburbs that are currently split between two local government areas.

  • Mills Pk Asquith

    Water meter thefts at Hornsby Shire parks

    Posted: Friday 5 June, 2015

    A series of thefts have occurred in Hornsby Shire parks over the past few weeks, with Council having to replace equipment.

  • Castle Hill Childcare sustainability small

    Council helps childcare centres get eco-friendly

    Posted: Friday 5 June, 2015

    Kids in childcare centres across Hornsby Shire are learning how to take care of the environment with Council’s sustainability program.

  • Scoop that poop

    Posted: Friday 22 May, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council’s rapping pooch Scoop Dogg is back with another hit music video.

  • Public art proposals - Cheltenham Station and Beecroft Station precincts

    Posted: Thursday 21 May, 2015

    Art is being installed at Cheltenham and Beecroft as part of the Epping to Thornleigh Third Track Project’s urban design and revegetation plans and in response to community feedback.

  • Sructor employee injured in RFS building

    Posted: Friday 15 May, 2015

    This morning an employee of Structor Pty Ltd was injured while carrying out works at Hornsby Heights Rural Fire Service, a building owned by Hornsby Shire Council.

  • Library

    New Rapid Reads collection to launch at Hornsby Library

    Posted: Wednesday 13 May, 2015

    It will soon be easier to get your hands on popular books at Hornsby Shire libraries, with the launch of the new Rapid Reads collection.

  • knitting

    Library knitting groups send wraps to Nepal

    Posted: Monday 4 May, 2015

    Hornsby Shire’s knitting groups have contributed towards a shipment of knitted wraps to help aid the people of Nepal after the recent earthquake.

  • storm

    High praise for storm heroes

    Posted: Thursday 23 April, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Mayor Steve Russell has thanked the Council and SES workers who were exemplary in their response to this week’s once-in-a-decade storm.

  • Former Cheltenham community building sells for $3 million

    Posted: Thursday 23 April, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council’s vacant community building in Beecroft Road, Cheltenham, yesterday sold at auction for $3 million, well above the expected price.

  • Draft operational plan 2015/16

    Posted: Tuesday 14 April, 2015

    The active residents of Hornsby Shire are about to receive a major boost, with Council revealing more than $10 million will be spent on parks and sporting facilities in the coming financial year.

  • Hornsby Shire Rates to drop

    Posted: Monday 13 April, 2015

    Hornsby Shire residents will receive a pleasant surprise when their next rates notice arrives, with the removal of the Hornsby Quarry special rate.

  • Epping Pool decision deferred for more consultation

    Posted: Monday 13 April, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council has deferred until June a decision on whether to close and demolish Epping Pool.

  • Distracted Poster

    Distracted campaign launches in Hornsby Shire

    Posted: Wednesday 1 April, 2015

    Most people understand the consequences of texting while driving, but did you know that using a mobile phone while walking can also be dangerous?

  • River cleanup

    Clean4Shore program keeps Hawkesbury River beautiful

    Posted: Tuesday 31 March, 2015

    The beautiful Hawkesbury River continues to be maintained with the Clean4Shore program, which is supported by Hornsby Shire Council and had excellent results last year..

  • Nevil Shute - On the Beach front cover

    Overdue library book returned 40 years late

    Posted: Wednesday 18 March, 2015

    Librarians are used to readers returning books a few weeks late, but staff at Hornsby Library were left astonished when they received an anonymous package returning a book that is almost 40 years overdue.

  • Footbridge view from Mall

    Hornsby footbridge soon to be replaced

    Posted: Monday 16 March, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Mayor Steve Russell and Hornsby State MP Matt Kean this morning inspected the Hornsby Station footbridge that will soon be replaced, thanks largely to money from the State Government.

  • Historical photo from Berowra

    New family history research group in Hornsby Library

    Posted: Monday 16 March, 2015

    Learn more about your heritage with the help of a newly formed family history research group that meet in Hornsby Library.

  • Brooklyn's community has a say on its future

    Posted: Monday 16 March, 2015

    Landowners of Brooklyn and surrounding areas have had a say on their future, taking part in a survey by Hornsby Shire Council that asked them to identify their values and vision for the area.

  • Scores on Doors to lift food hygiene

    Posted: Thursday 12 March, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council is seeking public feedback on a proposal to join the Scores on Doors program, which will give businesses the chance to display their food safety rating.

  • Aerial of HORNSBY QUARRY

    State Government to fill Hornsby Quarry

    Posted: Thursday 12 March, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council has thrown its support behind a State Government plan that will see clean excavated material from the Northconnex tunnel used to partly fill Hornsby Quarry and help make it safe for public access.

  • Upgrade planned for Hornsby Park

    Posted: Monday 9 March, 2015

    Keep an eye on Hornsby Park over the coming financial year, as Hornsby Shire Council plans to give it a significant upgrade.

  • Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women's Shelter Now Open

    Posted: Monday 23 February, 2015

    Local women who are experiencing a crisis now have a place to turn to for help with the opening of the Hornsby Kuringgai Women’s Shelter.

  • Keep Hornsby Shire's Drains Clear

    Posted: Friday 20 February, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council is asking residents to be careful with their building materials to help keep drains clear and avoid flooding. Building materials and mulch can cause flooding if they are unloaded near gutters and drain pits, as they can block drains, especially when it is raining.

  • Asquith Childcare Centre to be Closed

    Posted: Monday 16 February, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council has resolved to close its childcare centre and community centre at Asquith, with the money from the land sale to be used on local community development.

  • Residents encouraged to report illegal dumping

    Posted: Thursday 22 January, 2015

    Hornsby Shire residents are being encouraged to stay vigilant about illegal dumping after a record amount of mulch was collected by Council.

  • Raised crossing for Beecroft Public School

    Posted: Wednesday 21 January, 2015

    When students at Beecroft Public School go back to class this year they will be a little safer thanks to a wombat crossing Hornsby Shire Council is installing on Copeland Road.

  • New lights for Mark Taylor Oval

    Posted: Wednesday 21 January, 2015

    Hornsby Shire Council is currently installing new lighting at Hornsby’s Mark Taylor Oval that will bring the sportsground up to the current Australian standard.

  • Locals help reshape new playground

    Posted: Monday 5 January, 2015

    Cheltenham’s Lyne Road Reserve will soon receive a new playground, which the local community has significantly helped Hornsby Shire Council design.

  • Hayes Oval grand opening - Video

    Posted: Friday 25 May, 2012

    On Sunday, as soccer-playing children swarmed across Hayes Oval, the new amenities building was officially opened.

  • 2014
  • New planning controls for Hornsby West Side

    Posted: Tuesday 23 December, 2014

    The revitalisation of Hornsby’s west side is a major step closer thanks to the introduction of new planning controls.

  • New speed limit for Hornsby west side

    Posted: Wednesday 17 December, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council and the Roads and Maritime Services have joined together to introduce a 40km/h speed limit on some roads through Hornsby’s west side to improve safety.

  • Hornsby Station footbridge full steam ahead

    Posted: Friday 12 December, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council will be replacing the Hornsby Station Footbridge with construction scheduled to begin in March/April 2015 and be finished in approximately one year.

  • Council to discuss childcare centres again

    Posted: Friday 12 December, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council will meet again to discuss the future of its childcare centres.

  • Make-over for Montview Oval

    Posted: Thursday 11 December, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council is currently giving Montview Oval in Hornsby Heights a major make-over that includes new irrigation and a new playing surface.

  • Hornsby Council wins Coastal Innovation Award

    Posted: Thursday 4 December, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council has received the 2014 Coastal Management Award for Innovation for its successful Hawkesbury Watch Program.

  • Hornsby Art Prize Winner Announced

    Posted: Tuesday 25 November, 2014

    A rain-spattered urban scene by painter Ruby Jackson has taken out this year’s Hornsby Art Prize and the $5,000 cash that goes with it.

  • Hornsby Pool Party a splashing success

    Posted: Monday 24 November, 2014

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott was among the special guests who helped officially open the new Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre on Saturday.

  • New wastewater system for Galston and Glenorie

    Posted: Friday 21 November, 2014

    Residents of Galston and Glenorie are celebrating the start of Sydney Water’s Wastewater Scheme, which will allow 625 households to bid farewell to septic tanks and pump-out services.

  • Council wins grant for estuary work

    Posted: Wednesday 19 November, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council’s efforts to save the local estuaries has been boosted by a $74,000 grant from the NSW Government.

  • Hornsby Shire takes another step towards reform

    Posted: Wednesday 19 November, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council is on the path to being Fit For The Future, following last week’s meeting where Council unanimously voted to move forward with the NSW Government’s plans for reform.

  • Hornsby Council wins SafeWork Award

    Posted: Thursday 13 November, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council’s work health and safety practices have been recognised as some of the best in the industry at the SafeWork Awards 2014.

  • Celebrate Aboriginal art at James Park

    Posted: Monday 13 October, 2014

    Come visit the newly renovated James Park and enjoy a morning of Aboriginal arts and culture that the whole family can get involved in.

  • Generous gift from a local business

    Posted: Thursday 25 September, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council and Maroota Sandstone Quarry have joined forces to fix a notorious dumping ground for illegal rubbish on Old Northern Road.

  • Aboriginal artwork for James Park

    Posted: Tuesday 16 September, 2014

    A new feature has been added to Hornsby’s redeveloped James Park – an art installation that celebrates local Aboriginal culture.

  • Hornsby Shire Mayor in favour of reform

    Posted: Friday 12 September, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Mayor Steve Russell has added his voice to those in favour of the State Government’s plan for local government reform, called Fit For The Future.

  • New wetland cleans Larool Creek

    Posted: Friday 12 September, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council has created an artificial wetland in Thornleigh’s Larool Creek, which will use plants and soil to clean the waterway.

  • Council welcomes plan for reform

    Posted: Wednesday 10 September, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council has welcomed the State Government report that recommends reform of local government, called Fit For The Future.

  • High praise for skate park upgrade

    Posted: Wednesday 10 September, 2014

    Local skateboarders have enthusiastically welcomed Hornsby Shire Council’s upgrade of Cherrybrook Skate Park.

  • Future planning in Brooklyn

    Posted: Thursday 4 September, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council will be surveying residents to get their opinion on how planning in Brooklyn should be managed in the future.

  • Final chance for Pennant Hills Cricket Club

    Posted: Wednesday 27 August, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council has given Pennant Hills Cricket Club a final chance, allowing them to use Pennant Hills Oval and Ern Holme Oval for the coming summer season.

  • Plans announced for new Hornsby footbridge

    Posted: Wednesday 27 August, 2014

    The deteriorated footbridge at Hornsby Station will soon be replaced, with the New South Wales Government announcing today they will help Hornsby Shire Council construct the new bridge.

  • $50,000 for Pennant Hills High School sportsground

    Posted: Thursday 21 August, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council will contribute $50,000 to the upgrade of the sportsground at Pennant Hills High School, which is used extensively by the broader community.

  • Pool inspections to keep children safe

    Posted: Tuesday 19 August, 2014

    Hornsby Council has emailed all registered pool owners in the Shire, informing them their pool will be inspected in line with NSW Government legislation.

  • Brooklyn - the village on the five pound note

    Posted: Monday 18 August, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council has acquired a valuable memento of Brooklyn’s significant role in shaping our nation – an original Australian five pound note that features a picture of the village.

  • Solar panels for Epping and Hornsby libraries

    Posted: Monday 18 August, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council will install solar panels at Hornsby and Epping libraries, using a $250,000 grant from the NSW Government.

  • Hoon driver forced to pay for damage

    Posted: Tuesday 12 August, 2014

    A vandal who drove their vehicle on Dural Park and Hayes Oval in March has been ordered to pay the $3,000 it cost Council to repair the damage.

  • Upgrade for Gumnut Park

    Posted: Monday 11 August, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council has upgraded Cherrybrook’s Gumnut Park, installing a range of new features that will excite young and old.

  • Local hero nominated for disabilty award

    Posted: Friday 1 August, 2014

    His efforts were acknowledged in 2000 when he received an award from the NSW Sports Minister for Contributions to Wheelchair Sport.

  • Don't tangle with seagrass

    Posted: Wednesday 30 July, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the fragile seagrass beds in the Hawkesbury Estuary, urging boat users to take care around them.

  • Pennant Hills car par upgraded

    Posted: Wednesday 30 July, 2014

    Netball players who visit Pennant Hills Park will be able to enjoy a smoother visit after Hornsby Shire Council regraded and sealed the car park.

  • Council's eWaste service to continue

    Posted: Tuesday 29 July, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council will be continuing its successful e-waste collection service for another three years.

  • Knitters wrapped with love

    Posted: Friday 25 July, 2014

    This photo shows just a fraction of the hundreds of wraps that have been knitted by residents throughout Hornsby Shire to be sent to needy families overseas through the organisation Wrap With Love.

  • Remembering Keith Woodward

    Posted: Friday 25 July, 2014

    Hornsby Shire has lost one of its great leaders with the death of Ronald Keith Woodward, who passed away on July 22 following a short illness.

  • Teamwork brings new lighting for Hayes Oval

    Posted: Thursday 24 July, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council and Bendigo Bank Galston have joined forces to upgrade the lighting at Hayes Oval.

  • Rethink your cup

    Posted: Tuesday 22 July, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council is hoping to reduce the one billion takeaway cups and lids that go to landfill each year.

  • Successful end to pop-up project

    Posted: Monday 21 July, 2014

    Number 5, Hornsby Shire Council’s pop-up on the west side of Hornsby, has come to a successful end, with a permanent tenant about to move into the shop space.

  • Vandalism and graffiti almost halved

    Posted: Thursday 17 July, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Mayor Steve Russell is applauding both Council staff and local youth after the cost of vandalism fell by almost half in the most recent financial year.

  • Council to review childcare services

    Posted: Thursday 10 July, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council will conduct a review of its childcare services and seek expressions of interest from businesses that want to operate the centres.

  • See your planning controls at a glance

    Posted: Tuesday 1 July, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council has created an interactive online map that allows residents to easily see the planning controls that apply to their property.

  • Hornsby Pool to open on 11 August

    Posted: Monday 30 June, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council is excited to announce that the new Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre will open to the general public on Monday 11 August.

  • Scoop Dogg passes 5,000 views

    Posted: Thursday 26 June, 2014

    Scoop Dogg, Hornsby Shire Council’s resident rapper, is celebrating the fact more than 5,000 people have now watched his music video It Ain’t Cool To Be A Stray.

  • A significant victory in the war against weeds

    Posted: Monday 23 June, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council is celebrating the eradication of an infestation of the stubborn weed Mother of Millions from Muogamarra Nature Reserve near Cowan, part of the continuing campaign by volunteers for Floating Landcare.

  • Hornsby's Pacific Highway to regain old name

    Posted: Monday 23 June, 2014

    The Pacific Highway through West Hornsby will revert to its original name: Peats Ferry Road. The change will affect the former Pacific Highway between George Street, Hornsby and Jersey Street North, Asquith.

  • Hornsby Council wins health and safety award

    Posted: Thursday 19 June, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council’s innovative approach to safety in the workplace has won first prize in the StateCover WHS Excellence Awards.

  • Larool Park upgrade a hit with the kids

    Posted: Thursday 19 June, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council’s upgrade of Larool Park in Thornleigh has been given a ringing endorsement by the toughest critics – the kids who are its target audience.

  • Hornsby Shire Council named as most efficient

    Posted: Wednesday 18 June, 2014

    Ratepayers in Hornsby Shire are getting more value for money than those in the rest of Sydney, with a recent report naming our Council as one of the most efficient in the city.

  • Hornsby Council prepared for reform

    Posted: Wednesday 18 June, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council is well prepared for the ongoing discussion on local government reform, thanks to an independent report by auditing and advisory service KPMG.

  • Revitalisation of Hornsby's west side moving forward

    Posted: Thursday 12 June, 2014

    The revitalisation of Hornsby’s west side took a big step forward last night, with Hornsby Shire Council approving the proposal and sending it to the Minister for Planning for finalisation.

  • New trees for Hornsby's west side

    Posted: Wednesday 11 June, 2014

    The west side of Hornsby will have a new vein of life running through the centre of it come spring, thanks to the trees that have been planted by Hornsby Shire Council.

  • Morning tea with our Japanese friends

    Posted: Tuesday 3 June, 2014

    The international friendship between the Epping and Tokyo-Ikebukuro Rotary Clubs was celebrated with a morning tea in Hornsby Shire Council Chambers today.

  • Hornsby Shire bike plan

    Posted: Thursday 29 May, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council has appointed Urban Arc Consultants to conduct a review of the Hornsby Shire Bike Plan, which covers bicycle infrastructure in our area.

  • Bushcare celebrates 25 years

    Posted: Tuesday 27 May, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council’s Bushcare program celebrates its 25th birthday this week, thanks to the hard work of volunteers who have devoted themselves to the environment.

  • A hilarious rapping dog with a serious message

    Posted: Monday 26 May, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council has enlisted the help of Scoop Dogg, a rapping dog puppet, to help spread an important message about pet safety.

  • Hornsby chosen as a future city

    Posted: Tuesday 20 May, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council has been chosen as one of six New South Wales councils welcomed into the Future Cities Program, which will provide invaluable support to Council in building liveable and sustainable communities.

  • $20,000 raised for women's shelter

    Posted: Tuesday 20 May, 2014

    The fundraiser held on the weekend for the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter was a huge success, with more than $20,000 contributed by members of the community.

  • Cherrybrook Skate Park final layout anounced

    Posted: Wednesday 14 May, 2014

    The final layout for Hornsby Shire Council’s upgrade of Cherrybrook Skate Park has been revealed, with the project expected to be completed by end of July if the weather is kind.

  • New shelter for McKell Park

    Posted: Wednesday 14 May, 2014

    The latest step in Hornsby Shire Council’s redevelopment of McKell Park at Brooklyn has been completed, with the erection of a new picnic shelter.

  • Free recycling bag or crate on offer

    Posted: Thursday 8 May, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council has been conducting an audit of recycling bins and found that many residents are placing their recycling in plastic bags and then putting those bags in the bin.

  • National Code of Practice for Chemicals of Security Concern

    Posted: Thursday 1 May, 2014

    Local Government has been asked to let local businesses know about the National Code of Practice for Chemicals of Security Concern.

  • Governor to attend Hawkesbury Railway Bridge anniversary

    Posted: Wednesday 23 April, 2014

    Celebrations marking the 125th anniversary of the Hawkesbury River Railway Bridge continue to grow, with news that the Governor of New South Wales will be attending.

  • Curator gives Hornsby Shire the best wicket in Sydney

    Posted: Thursday 17 April, 2014

    Peter Watt is the curator of Mark Taylor Oval at Waitara Park, with tasks that include preparing the cricket pitch throughout summer, and is so good at his job he has been recognised with a special award from Northern District Cricket Club.

  • Celebrate 125 years of the Hawkesbury River railway bridge

    Posted: Thursday 10 April, 2014

    The beginning of May marks 125 years since the opening ceremony of the Hawkesbury River Railway Bridge and there will be a number of events to celebrate the occasion.

  • Plans for Hornsby footbridge progressing quickly

    Posted: Thursday 10 April, 2014

    The replacement of the footbridge at Hornsby Station is progressing quickly, with plans for construction to start early next year.

  • Drainage work is paying off

    Posted: Friday 4 April, 2014

    Hornsby Shire’s mayor and deputy mayor toured the site of the new aquatic centre today and were pleased to see how quickly it is progressing.

  • Hornsby Shire Nursery among the best in Australia

    Posted: Tuesday 1 April, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council's Community Nursery has been named one of the best in Australia by the Nursery and Garden Industry Australia (NGIA).

  • Brooklyn monument again standing tall

    Posted: Tuesday 1 April, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council has repaired the monument commemorating the arrival of Governor Phillip at Brooklyn, less than two weeks after it was knocked over by a vandal.

  • Epping town centre to be redeveloped

    Posted: Thursday 20 March, 2014

    Plans for the Epping Town Centre Urban Activation Precinct are now in force following the announcement by the NSW State Government.

  • Women's Shelter moving forward

    Posted: Thursday 20 March, 2014

    The Hornsby Kuring-gai Women’s Shelter will officially go ahead, thanks to the decision by the Women’s Community Shelters Board to invest in the project.

  • Council thrilled by North Connex announcement

    Posted: Thursday 20 March, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council has enthusiastically welcomed the announcement that a tunnel will be built between the M1 and M2 motorways, removing a lot of traffic from the local area.

  • Illegal dumper captured by hidden camera

    Posted: Wednesday 19 March, 2014

    If you are the person who illegally dumped this waste in Westleigh’s Warrigal Drive yesterday, get ready for a phone call – Hornsby Shire Council’s surveillance camera caught you in the act.

  • Ribbon cut on new Roselea Community Centre

    Posted: Monday 17 March, 2014

    Volunteers, dignitaries and community members gathered yesterday for the official reopening of the newly refurbished Roselea Community Centre.

  • Vandal damages Dural Oval

    Posted: Monday 10 March, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Mayor Steve Russell has slammed the actions of a driver who broke into Dural Park Oval last weekend and caused significant damage driving on the playing field.

  • Pool tour shows progress

    Posted: Thursday 6 March, 2014

    Hornsby Shire’s mayor and deputy mayor toured the site of the new aquatic centre today and were pleased to see how quickly it is progressing.

  • Grant to help restore Boer War Memorial

    Posted: Tuesday 4 March, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council is a big step closer to restoring the Boer War Memorial in Beecroft, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the State Government.

  • Help stop alcohol-fuelled violence

    Posted: Monday 3 March, 2014

    A number of recent assaults, including that which killed Daniel Christie from Thornleigh, have created a lot concern in the community about alcohol-fuelled violence.

  • Council employee nominated for Woman of the Year

    Posted: Thursday 27 February, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council’s Aboriginal development officer Sue Pinckham is in the finals of the Woman of the Year Award from the New South Wales Government.

  • Lifting the lid on our recycling habits

    Posted: Thursday 27 February, 2014

    Have you recently found a tag on your yellow recycling bin? If so, it is a personal message from Hornsby Shire Council’s waste education team.

  • Hornsby Shire in top 10 for leaving dogs in hot cars

    Posted: Wednesday 5 February, 2014

    Hornsby Mayor Steve Russell has urged residents to think twice about taking their pets with them in vehicles, after Hornsby Shire was named one of the worst locations in the state for dogs being left in cars on hot days.

  • Hornsby Shire Council saves Hawkesbury River foreshore clean-up

    Posted: Wednesday 5 February, 2014

    “As soon as I read in the newspaper that Jono’s clean-up of the Hawkesbury River would end because of lack of funding, I knew we had to do something.“ These are the words of Hornsby Mayor Steve Russell, describing the start of an urgent mission last week to ensure the good work of Graham Johnston and his volunteers is able to continue.

  • Volunteers make Australia Day a great success

    Posted: Monday 3 February, 2014

    Hornsby Mayor Steve Russell has thanked the many volunteers who helped make the Australia Day celebrations in Hornsby Mall a great success.

  • 2013
  • It’s not just about amalgamations

    Posted: Monday 13 January, 2014

    Hornsby Shire Council supports the Independent Review Panel’s opinion that local government has been bogged down in lengthy and emotional discussions about amalgamations for far too long.

  • Assessment of mature Sydney Red Gum in the grounds of Galston Aquatic and Leisure Centre

    Posted: Friday 10 January, 2014

    The health of a mature Sydney Red Gum tree at Galston Aquatic and Leisure Centre was assessed on 6 January 2014 following concerns about the tree's condition and the extensive die-back in the crown of the tree.

  • Tahlee Park upgrade complete

    Posted: Wednesday 18 December, 2013

    Castle Hill’s Tahlee Park has had a complete overhaul, just in time for the school holidays when it is sure to be a hive of activity.

  • Environment Award for Hornsby Council

    Posted: Thursday 12 December, 2013

    Hornsby Shire Council has won highly commended in the coveted Local Government Excellence in the Environment Awards.

  • New gym for Galston

    Posted: Friday 6 December, 2013

    If your New Year’s resolution involves fitness, the new gym at Galston Aquatic Centre is your key to success.

  • Upgrade for Montview Bike Park

    Posted: Friday 6 December, 2013

    If you’ve been riding on Montview Bike Park in Hornsby Heights you’re going to enjoy it even more soon – and if you haven’t, now is the perfect time to start.

  • Hornsby Women's Shelter off to a flying start

    Posted: Friday 6 December, 2013

    There was a community forum last night at Hornsby Council Chambers to discuss the possibility of creating a women’s shelter – and judging by the number of people who attended it has a strong chance of success.

  • Local pollies roll a mile in somebody else's shoes

    Posted: Monday 2 December, 2013

    Hornsby Mayor Steve Russell joined other local politicians in wheelchairs on Saturday as part of Ride A Day In My Wheels, raising awareness of disability issues.

  • Council’s financial position looking “bright”

    Posted: Thursday 28 November, 2013

    Hornsby Shire Council’s general purpose financial statements have been given a “sound and positive’ rating by independent auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers.

  • Thankyou to Mountain Bike Trail volunteers

    Posted: Monday 25 November, 2013

    When the volunteers gather at Hornsby’s Mountain Bike Trail it’s usually to help maintain it in top condition, but on Saturday they came together for a different purpose.

  • Thanks to all Hornado helpers

    Posted: Friday 22 November, 2013

    Hornsby Mayor Steve Russell has toured the scene of Monday’s tornado, dubbed the “Hornado”, and thanked all those who helped in the aftermath.

  • Hornsby Shire Council Asset Management Report

    Posted: Thursday 21 November, 2013

    Independent auditors congratulated Hornsby Shire Council for its modest infrastructure backlog ($5.24 million), and confirmed Council is in a strong and stable financial position.

  • Green thumbs up!

    Posted: Friday 15 November, 2013

    Hornsby Shire Council’s Community Nursery is the proud winner of the Best Government Nursery Award from the Nursery and Garden Industry Association (NGIA) for NSW & ACT.

  • Farewell to a Hornsby Shire icon

    Posted: Friday 25 October, 2013

    Hornsby Shire Council is bidding farewell to a landmark that has occupied Hornsby Park for more than four decades: gardener Richard Shields who has retired after 44 years in the job.

  • Cherrybrook bioretention basin completed

    Posted: Friday 25 October, 2013

    Cherrybrook’s waterways will be much cleaner thanks to a bioretention basin that has been built by Hornsby Shire Council downstream of Appletree Drive.

  • Carers Week marked at Wallarobba

    Posted: Wednesday 23 October, 2013

    Those who care for somebody else came together this morning for a well-earned break at Hornsby Council’s Wallarobba Art and Community Centre.

  • Stay informed if a bushfire strikes our Shire

    Posted: Tuesday 22 October, 2013

    Hornsby Shire Council is urging residents to sign up to its Facebook page, where up-to-date information will be placed if a bushfire emergency occurs.

  • Your Bush Fire Survival Plan

    Posted: Monday 21 October, 2013

    Homeowners living near bushland are urged to prepare for the bushfire season. This applies not only to those living near the flame zone but also homes in the general area.

  • Hornsby Council considers strategic alliance with The Hills and Warringah

    Posted: Friday 18 October, 2013

    Hornsby Shire Council will investigate the possibility of a strategic alliance with The Hills and Warringah councils, which would deliver greater value for money.

  • Pennant Hills Leisure and Learning Centre renovations

    Posted: Thursday 10 October, 2013

    Hornsby Shire Council has given Pennant Hills Leisure and Learning Centre a makeover, with new flooring in the side hall and painting throughout the centre.

  • Major renovation for Brooklyn Wharf

    Posted: Wednesday 9 October, 2013

    Brooklyn Public Wharf will soon undergo maintenance work by Hornsby Shire Council to repair damage caused by its marine environment and routine usage.

  • Hornsby Shire Council gives land for Men's Shed

    Posted: Monday 30 September, 2013

    At its most recent meeting Council agreed and has made a parcel of land at Mount Kuring-gai’s Wellum Bulla site available for the construction of a Men’s Shed.

  • Scholarship for Hornsby Council Childcare Worker

    Posted: Monday 30 September, 2013

    Usha David, who has worked for Council’s Children’s Services since 2004 and is currently acting director at Somerville Park, has received a scholarship to gain a bachelor of teaching at Macquarie University.

  • Council in discussion with RMS regarding F3(M1) - M2 Link

    Posted: Tuesday 24 September, 2013

    As a result of extensive lobbying over several years, the proposed F3(M1) – M2 Link appears to be close to approval.

  • Please don't put entire trees in the green bin

    Posted: Monday 23 September, 2013

    Here are a few tips for placing items in your green waste bin, beginning with one that would seem obvious: it’s not big enough for an entire tree.

  • $7 Million Turnaround in Council Budget

    Posted: Monday 23 September, 2013

    Hornsby Shire Council has achieved a significant financial improvement in its 2012/13 operating result - an operating surplus of $7.8 million compared to the prior year which was a deficit of $348,000.

  • Cherrybrook Skate Park Update

    Posted: Monday 23 September, 2013

    Hornsby Shire Council’s plans to redevelop Cherrybrook skate park have hit a small snag, but Council remains committed to completing the project.

  • Nathan Tilbury new Deputy Mayor

    Posted: Monday 23 September, 2013

    Hornsby Shire Council has elected Councillor Nathan Tilbury from A Ward as deputy mayor.

  • Hornsby Shire Council to continue managing pools

    Posted: Thursday 19 September, 2013

    Hornsby Shire Council has awarded the tender for management and operation of the Shire’s aquatic centres to an internal team of Council staff.

  • Recognition for river clean-up warriors

    Posted: Thursday 19 September, 2013

    MacMasters Beach Surf Life Saving Club have been recognised for their excellent work cleaning up the Hawkesbury River, winning the People’s Choice Award at the NSW Landcare Awards.

  • Check the water quality before your swim

    Posted: Tuesday 17 September, 2013

    As the weather warms up a dip in the Hawkesbury River is going to seem ever more tempting, but how do you know the best place to go?

  • Late Item for Council Meeting 18 September

    Posted: Friday 13 September, 2013

    A report outlining the evaluation panel's recommendations regarding tenders for the management and operations of Hornsby Shire's aquatic centres has been added to the agenda for the General Meeting on Wednesday 18 September.

  • Local volunteers pitch in to build a cob oven

    Posted: Tuesday 10 September, 2013

    Last weekend a group of volunteers came together for some hands-on, feet-in fun as they built a cob oven at Hornsby Shire Council’s Eco Garden at Fagan Park.

  • Kangaroo Point construction update

    Posted: Friday 6 September, 2013

    Hornsby Council’s rejuvenation of Kangaroo Point, overlooking the picturesque Hawkesbury River at Brooklyn, continues apace.

  • Hornsby Council Shares Research Results on Local Government Reform

    Posted: Thursday 5 September, 2013

    As part of its commitment to proactively participate in local government reform, Hornsby Shire Council has released public opinion research by independent consultants.

  • Settlement in Hornsby Quarry Court Proceedings

    Posted: Tuesday 3 September, 2013

    Hornsby Shire Council has reached a settlement with all parties concerning its challenge over the valuation of Hornsby Quarry.

  • Cherrybrook kids thank Council

    Posted: Friday 23 August, 2013

    The residents of Wisemans Ferry have banded together to create a lasting memorial to those from the region who served Australia during wartime.

  • West Side rejuvenation under way

    Posted: Thursday 22 August, 2013

    The rejuvenation of the west side of Hornsby’s CBD has begun in earnest, with road works taking place to introduce traffic calming measures.

  • The Anzac Spirit is alive and well in Wisemans Ferry

    Posted: Monday 19 August, 2013

    The residents of Wisemans Ferry have banded together to create a lasting memorial to those from the region who served Australia during wartime.

  • Hornsby Shire's first pop-up is now open

    Posted: Friday 16 August, 2013

    Hornsby Shire’s first pop-up is now officially open, with a large crowd attending the event at 5 Coronation St in Hornsby last night.

  • Pop-up breathing new life into Hornsby's Westside

    Posted: Friday 2 August, 2013

    Who better to kickstart the rehabilitation of Hornsby’s West Side than a local man who used art to help him cope with a debilitating workplace injury?

  • Community action brings early rewards at Berowra

    Posted: Friday 2 August, 2013

    Hornsby Shire Council has plans to improve facilities at Berowra’s Warrina Oval in future years, but locals are forging ahead with the first and most significant stage of the works now.

  • New bioretention basin for Cherrybrook

    Posted: Monday 22 July, 2013

    Cherrybrook’s waterways will soon be much cleaner thanks to a bioretention basin that is being constructed by Hornsby Shire Council downstream of Appletree Drive.

  • From 'The Old Town Centre' to 'The Heart of Hornsby'

    Posted: Monday 22 July, 2013

    The rejuvenation of Hornsby’s west side is a step closer following last week’s meeting of Hornsby Shire Council, where council agreed to seek the views of the community on a proposal that would allow for buildings up to 25 storeys tall.

  • $10 million in cost shifting revealed

    Posted: Thursday 18 July, 2013

    Hornsby Shire ratepayers lost $9.9 million in the 2011-12 financial year because of cost shifting, which occurs when the state and federal governments transfer responsibilities to local councils without giving adequate funding.

  • Plans for new pedestrian bridge to go on display

    Posted: Thursday 18 July, 2013

    Hornsby Shire Council has chosen an option for the replacement of Hornsby’s dilapidated pedestrian bridge and now you can have your say.

  • Community partnership produces $13,000 for young locals

    Posted: Wednesday 17 July, 2013

    The results of Cherrybrook’s Movies Under the Stars have been returned, showing a net profit of $13,204 that will go to John Purchase School and 1st Cherrybrook Scout Group.

  • Brooklyn's history on display

    Posted: Monday 15 July, 2013

    Hornsby Shire Council has reinstated a series of interpretive signs at Brooklyn’s McKell Park, outlining much of the region’s fascinating history.

  • The rewards of volunteering

    Posted: Monday 15 July, 2013

    Taking water samples for Hornsby Shire Council is a long from monitoring tigers for the Nepalese Government, as Madan Gautam can easily tell you.

  • Council chooses transport priorities for the coming year

    Posted: Monday 1 July, 2013

    When Hornsby Shire Council passed its 2013/14 budget at last week’s meeting, it locked in place the road improvements and footpath construction that will occur over the next 12 months.

  • $1.6 million for local parks and recreation

    Posted: Monday 1 July, 2013

    When Hornsby Shire Council approved the 2013/14 budget last week it signalled the start of a big year for the Parks and Recreation team, with $1.6 million of works approved across 15 projects

  • Berowra’s Crossroads Park now open

    Posted: Wednesday 26 June, 2013

    Crossroads Park in Berowra was funded by the local Apex Club and constructed by Hornsby Council in order to give young people a safe area in which to ride.

  • Leonora Close park upgrade complete

    Posted: Wednesday 26 June, 2013

    Leonora Close Park, in Hornsby Heights, is the latest outdoor facility in Hornsby Shire to have been overhauled – again to the strong approval of locals

  • $720,000 saved with fridge buyback

    Posted: Tuesday 11 June, 2013

    Hornsby Shire residents have collectively saved around $720,000 on power bills with the Fridge Buyback that is currently taking place – and that doesn’t include the cash they also received.

  • Council partnership produces tennis club upgrades

    Posted: Tuesday 11 June, 2013

    Beecroft Lawn Tennis Club is more than 100 years old and looks set to continue for at least another 100 thanks to a partnership with Hornsby Shire Council, which most recently delivered a new retaining wall and fencing.

  • Half the debt and still plenty of work planned

    Posted: Tuesday 11 June, 2013

    Hornsby Shire Council will borrow just $3 million in the coming financial year for Hornsby Aquatic Centre, half the $6 million that was originally planned, thanks to various savings that have been found throughout the organisation.

  • Five years of friendship and generosity

    Posted: Friday 7 June, 2013

    A major milestone was marked at Hornsby Shire’s Epping Library this week when the knitting group celebrated five years together, not to mention the more than 700 blankets they’ve knitted for charity.

  • Community celebrates James Park facelift

    Posted: Monday 20 May, 2013

    A large crowd of locals enjoyed a barbecue breakfast on Saturday morning to celebrate Hornsby Shire Council’s refurbishment of James Park, across the road from Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Hospital.

  • Cemetery restoration ensures memorials will last

    Posted: Thursday 16 May, 2013

    The grave of Solomon Wiseman, the 19th Century pioneering settler after whom Wisemans Ferry was named, is once again standing proudly following a major restoration of the cemetery that also bears his name.

  • North Shore Councils back F3-M2 funding

    Posted: Friday 10 May, 2013

    Northern Sydney Councils welcomed the recent announcement of progress and State and Federal funding allocations for the F3-M2 Missing Link. The connection of the F3 to the M2 is the remaining “missing link” between Sydney’s Orbital motorway network and the F3 Freeway that leads north of Sydney to the Central Coast, Newcastle and the north of NSW.

  • Netball's Friday night lights

    Posted: Tuesday 30 April, 2013

    The already lively netball scene at Pennant Hills Park is now a lot brighter thanks to significant upgrades to the lighting that have been carried out by Hornsby Shire Council and the Hills District Netball Association.

  • New play equipment a big hit with the kids

    Posted: Tuesday 30 April, 2013

    It’s a sunny Spring day, perfect for taking the kids outside for some physical activity.

  • Council calls for tender on management of aquatic centres

    Posted: Monday 29 April, 2013

    Council decided at its recent meeting (17 April 2013) to conduct a competitive tender process for the existing Epping Aquatic Centre and Galston Aquatic Centre.

  • Metropolitan Strategy and Planning White Paper

    Posted: Friday 26 April, 2013

    The NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure is seeking comment from the community on two key issues facing NSW.

  • Lighting upgrade for Dural Park

    Posted: Thursday 28 March, 2013

    The long winter months will be much brighter for local sporting teams since Hornsby Shire Council has upgraded the lighting system at Dural Park, just in time for the end of daylight saving.

  • Hornsby Shire hosts Chinese friends

    Posted: Friday 22 March, 2013

    This week Hornsby Shire played host to a group of emissaries from the Chinese city of Xi’an, with whom a friendship city relationship exists.

  • Property deal a win-win-win

    Posted: Thursday 21 March, 2013

    Hornsby Council, a local business and a local youth organisation have come together to negotiate a property deal that satisfies the needs of all parties.

  • Epping Town Centre Urban Activation Precinct

    Posted: Monday 18 March, 2013

    The NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure is seeking feedback about proposed changes to planning controls for Epping Town Centre.

  • Forging stronger links with our Indian neighbours

    Posted: Tuesday 26 February, 2013

    Hornsby Shire played a part in global diplomacy recently when Councillor Antony Anisse was chosen as one of just 15 Australian delegates at the annual Australia-India Youth Dialogue held in Melbourne.

  • Cowan Wastewater Scheme Approved

    Posted: Friday 15 February, 2013

    Cowan’s much anticipated Wastewater Scheme has been officially approved by Sydney Water and construction will soon begin.

  • Mountain Bike Trail opening (really this time!)

    Posted: Thursday 7 February, 2013

    The rain has cleared and the track is currently drying out, so the grand opening of Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail has been rescheduled for this Saturday. It will be open to the general public from 11am.

  • All trails closed on 11-12 January 2013

    Posted: Monday 7 January, 2013

    Due to extreme weather conditions forecast for Tuesday 8th January 2013, all fire trails, all walking trails and Crosslands Reserve are closed.

  • 2012
  • All trails, bushland reserves and national parks closed

    Posted: Monday 7 January, 2013

    Due to extreme weather conditions forecast for Tuesday 8th January 2013, all fire trails, all walking trails and Crosslands Reserve are closed.

  • “Ride a Day in My Wheels” promoting International Day of People With Disability

    Posted: Saturday 1 December, 2012

    The “Ride a Day in My Wheels” event is being organised by Studio ARTES and others to celebrate the theme of “Don’t DIS my Ability”.

  • What will the west side of Hornsby look like in the future?

    Posted: Saturday 1 December, 2012

    Do you visit the west side of Hornsby often? Do you go to the movies at the Odeon Cinema? Do you dine at any of the restaurants and cafes? Do you do any shopping? Whether the answer is yes or no, we want to find out why.

  • New look for Roselea Community Centre

    Posted: Thursday 15 November, 2012

    Beecroft’s Roselea Community Centre is about to receive a refurbishment and extensions, with work scheduled to begin in January 2013.

  • Support for grandparents

    Posted: Thursday 11 October, 2012

    Due to a variety of reasons, ever more grandparents are finding themselves in the position of caring for their grandchildren, both on a part-time and full-time basis.

  • Praise and thanks for fire response

    Posted: Monday 8 October, 2012

    Hornsby Shire Council has praised emergency service crews for their response to a serious fire along the Pacific Highway on Tuesday night, while thanking businesses and community members who assisted in the aftermath.

  • Do you know who polluted this creek?

    Posted: Tuesday 2 October, 2012

    The water turned red last Thursday at Pyes Creek in Castle Hill when an unknown pollutant was flushed through the drainage system.

  • Hawkesbury river clean-up brings benefits to all

    Posted: Friday 28 September, 2012

    For two years now a group of dedicated volunteers has been motoring up and down the Hawkesbury River clearing it of rubbish.

  • Local mountain bike trail on track

    Posted: Friday 21 September, 2012

    There’s silence on the track, broken only by the calling of birds, until suddenly there’s the quiet whirring of rubber on gravel and Adrian Main’s mountain bike shoots into view and launches over a jump.

  • A greener, brighter future for Hornsby Library

    Posted: Thursday 20 September, 2012

    Hornsby Library will be both greener and brighter thanks to the installation of new light fittings.

  • Playground upgrade a big success

    Posted: Wednesday 19 September, 2012

    The smiles on the faces of five-year-old Lachlan and two-year-old Marcus as they come down the slide say it all – the upgrade of the playground at Cherrybrook’s Edward Bennett Oval is a huge success.

  • Preparing the Ground for the Cricket Season

    Posted: Thursday 13 September, 2012

    Spring has sprung, which doesn’t just mean warmer days – it also means footy boots are being thrown into the back of the closet and cricket whites are being dusted off.

  • GAL@H turns ten!

    Posted: Tuesday 11 September, 2012

    It wasn’t so long ago that our young gay and lesbian people had to flee to the city as soon as they were able, but that’s no longer the case.

  • Students Benefit from Council Recycling

    Posted: Thursday 6 September, 2012

  • Fish Fingerlings for Fagan Park

    Posted: Wednesday 5 September, 2012

  • Hornsby Council Wins Water Management Awards

    Posted: Wednesday 5 September, 2012

  • Council takes next step to replace George Street pedestrian bridge

    Posted: Friday 27 July, 2012

  • Apprenticeship and Trainee Expo @ PCYC Waitara on 25 July

    Posted: Wednesday 25 July, 2012

  • Private sector looks at Sydney’s missing link

    Posted: Friday 20 July, 2012

    Northern Sydney Councils welcome the development of a proposal by Transurban for the F3- M2 Motorway Link.

  • Hornsby Aquatic Centre on track

    Posted: Thursday 19 July, 2012

    Hornsby Shire moved a huge step closer to its new aquatic centre on Wednesday night when Council awarded the tender for construction to ADCO Pty Ltd.

  • Surviving life with teenagers

    Posted: Tuesday 3 July, 2012

    It’s news to nobody that living with teenagers can be difficult – that’s been a constant of our society since at least the 1950s.

  • Fishers invited to Fish Habitat Forums along NSW coast

    Posted: Tuesday 3 July, 2012

    Recreational fishers from across NSW are being invited to gather at a Fishers for Fish Habitat Forum to share their fish habitat stories.

  • In the pioneers’ footsteps

    Posted: Monday 2 July, 2012

    We each walk over ground that has been trod for millennia, often with no clues about the identity of those who passed before us.

  • New direction for West Epping Bowling Club

    Posted: Monday 2 July, 2012

    Hornsby Shire Council is in the process of acquiring the West Epping Bowling Club from the Panthers Group. Settlement is expected to occur in August.

  • Keep fires in the fireplace and out of your bin this Winter

    Posted: Monday 2 July, 2012

    Cleanaway and the Hornsby Shire Council are reminding local residents of the importance in correctly disposing of waste following a number of truck fires in waste and recycling collection vehicles across Sydney recently.

  • Slope repair work on Galston Road, Hornsby Heights - starting Monday 2 July 2012

    Posted: Friday 29 June, 2012

    Downer EDI, on behalf of Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), is planning work to repair a slope on Galston Road, on the eastern side of the Galston Gorge road crossing at Hornsby Heights.

  • Expressions of Interest for Community Representatives

    Posted: Wednesday 27 June, 2012

    Hornsby Shire Council is seeking expressions of interest from Shire residents interested in participating in its Wellum Bulla Materials Handling Facility Monitoring Committee in a voluntary capacity as a Community Representative.

  • Old Pony Club Site, Schofields Parade, Pennant Hills

    Posted: Saturday 23 June, 2012

  • An update from Thornleigh Golf Centre

    Posted: Thursday 21 June, 2012

    Our centre will be open (weather permitting) on Monday 23 July. We are looking forward to Mayor Berman and other special guests taking the first tee shot! At present we are laying the last of the synthetic grass and completing other finishing touches. More updates closer to the completion date!

  • Compare and save with 'My Energy Offers'

    Posted: Monday 18 June, 2012

    Did you know…? In March 2011 the NSW Government privatised its electricity retailers, effectively deregulating the electricity industry and creating competition between retailers.

  • Hornsby community invited to share their 20-year vision for Sydney

    Posted: Tuesday 12 June, 2012

  • Wallarobba art and culture day - Video

    Posted: Friday 25 May, 2012

    Art and culture were on the menu last week when Aboriginal students from across Hornsby Shire gathered to learn about their traditional heritage.

  • River watch - Video

    Posted: Friday 25 May, 2012

    A healthy Hawkesbury River is essential to many people within Hornsby Shire, the oyster farmers foremost among them. This short film follows one of Council's water testing teams as they make the rounds, while it also introduces an exciting new innovation - electronic buoys that automatically test the water and send results direct to your computer or smart phone.

  • Conversation and compromise deliver new mountain bike trail

    Posted: Friday 18 May, 2012

  • Promised F3-M2 Missing Link on the horizon?

    Posted: Tuesday 8 May, 2012

    Councils in northern Sydney are holding their breath over the possible funding in tonight’s Federal Budget for the long overdue F3-M2 Connector.

  • Thumbs up for new aquatic centre

    Posted: Wednesday 2 May, 2012

    Plans for Hornsby Shire Aquatic have officially been approved by the Joint Regional Planning Panel, meaning work on the new facility can begin within weeks.

  • Aquatic Centre approved

    Posted: Friday 27 April, 2012

    On Thursday 26 April the Sydney West Joint Regional Planning Panel unanimously approved the redevelopment of the Hornsby Aquatic Centre.

  • Hornsby residents save over $500,000 on power bills through fridge buyback

    Posted: Monday 2 April, 2012

  • Garbage services - Good Friday, Easter Monday and Anzac Day

    Posted: Friday 23 March, 2012

  • Hornsby Council's plans for a new aquatic centre unanimously supported

    Posted: Friday 24 February, 2012

    Hornsby Shire Council is delighted that the JRPP has unanimously supported Hornsby Council's plans for a new aquatic centre.

  • Council launches new mobile website for phones and tablets

    Posted: Thursday 16 February, 2012

    Council has launched a new mobile version of its website for iOS and Android-compatible phones and tablet computers including the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Apple iPhone and iPad

  • 2011
  • Aquatic centre loop road proposal would increase costs by $2.2 million

    Posted: Friday 2 December, 2011

    Thanks to everyone who took the time to review the Development Application (DA) for the new Hornsby Aquatic Centre. The public exhibition for the DA has now concluded and the application is currently being assessed by an independent planner.

  • Expressions of interest for additional uses of the Rural Sports Facility

    Posted: Thursday 1 December, 2011

    Council is calling for expressions of interest into additional uses of the Rural Sports Facility is Galston.

  • 2011 Hornsby Art Prize winners announced

    Posted: Monday 28 November, 2011

    Young Sydney resident Carla Hananiah has won the 2011 Hornsby Art Prize for her ethereal landscape painting 'My Delight'.

  • New golf driving range under construction in Thornleigh

    Posted: Tuesday 18 October, 2011

    A new golf driving range is currently being constructed at the Brickpit Park in Thornleigh. Weather permitting, the centre is expected to be open to the public in late March 2012.

  • Innovative Hornsby Youth Week program wins State award

    Posted: Friday 5 August, 2011

    A creative Youth Week program in April including the ‘Rock The Block’ youth band competition, an Amazing Race-style treasure hunt for local gay and lesbian young people and the launch of a cookbook created by young parents has earned Hornsby Shire Council an award for the Most Innovative Youth Week Program.

  • Community Centre Annual General Meetings

    Posted: Wednesday 3 August, 2011

    Community Centre Section 377 Management Committees will be conducting their Annual General Meetings in August and September 2011.

  • Council moves forward with new mountain bike trails in Hornsby

    Posted: Monday 25 July, 2011

    Council has moved forward with its plans to build a six kilometre network of mountain bike trails in Old Mans Valley in Hornsby.

  • New tree preservation rules

    Posted: Wednesday 29 June, 2011

    In September 2011, the rules for tree preservation in Hornsby Shire will change.

  • IPART approves Council's rates increase application

    Posted: Friday 10 June, 2011

    Hornsby Shire Council will provide almost $45 million worth of new infrastructure and facilities over the next 10 years after its application for a rate increase was approved by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).

  • Council moves forward with the replacement of Hornsby Aquatic Centre

    Posted: Monday 2 May, 2011

    Detailed plans and a Development Application will be prepared for the construction of a modern, new aquatic centre for Hornsby, including an outdoor 50 metre pool, a grandstand for school carnivals and indoor leisure and learn to swim pools.

  • Sustainable future shines bright as Council installs photovoltaic system

    Posted: Thursday 14 April, 2011

    Solar panels have been installed on the roofs of the Hornsby Shire Council Administration Building and Hornsby Library to help reduce carbon emissions and reliance on mains electricity.

  • Council submits rate increase application

    Posted: Friday 25 March, 2011

    Council has now submitted its application for a rate increase to IPART. Application documents can be viewed here.

  • Pennant Hills Community Centre Advisory Committee

    Posted: Thursday 24 March, 2011

    Council invites local residents and interested community members to participate in the Pennant Hills Community Centre Advisory Committee.

  • Work starts on new Brooklyn rain gardens

    Posted: Monday 7 March, 2011

    Council began work constructing four ‘rain gardens’ at Parsley Bay in Brooklyn last week.

  • Hawkesbury oyster farmers given green light for export

    Posted: Thursday 3 February, 2011

    The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service has given Hawkesbury River oyster farmers Asia-Pacific export accreditation for the first time.

  • Safe spots to set down and pick up commuters

    Posted: Friday 7 January, 2011

    Hornsby Shire Council has published a full list of places where residents can safely and legally stop to set down and pick up passengers at the Shire’s railway stations.

  • 2010
  • NSROC Press Release - Northern Sydney's Environment on Target

    Posted: Monday 6 December, 2010

    The Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils has released its 2009-2010 Regional State of the Environment (SoE) Report. The Report provides updates on environmental indicators and highlights regional and council environmental initiatives.

  • Hornsby Art Prize winners announced

    Posted: Tuesday 30 November, 2010

    Almost 500 entries were received for the 2010 Hornsby Art Prize. The winners have now been announced.

  • New jetty provides gateway to historic Bar Island

    Posted: Monday 29 November, 2010

    Hornsby Shire Council has completed a $130,000 project to reconstruct a jetty on historic Bar Island, located on the Hawkesbury River.

  • Residents would pay more for extra facilities, survey finds

    Posted: Tuesday 16 November, 2010

    Residents of Hornsby Shire are prepared to pay higher rates if they receive additional facilities, a Council survey of over 750 residents has found.

  • Feeling left behind in the technology race?

    Posted: Friday 12 November, 2010

    Hornsby Library is offering computer courses tailor-made to your needs at a date and time that suits you.

  • Council wins national sustainability award

    Posted: Friday 5 November, 2010

    Council won the Resource Recovery and Waste Management Award at the 2010 national Keep Australia Beautiful Sustainable Cities Awards. Council also received highly commended for the Water Conservation Award.

  • Make water safety your priority

    Posted: Tuesday 2 November, 2010

    With warmer weather now here, Hornsby Shire Council is urging residents to make water safety a priority this summer.

  • 2008
  • Council to be refunded Hornsby Quarry GST

    Posted: Friday 28 November, 2008

    The Administrative Appeals Tribunal on Tuesday determined the Australian Tax Office should now refund $2.3 million in GST on the $25.1 million that Council paid in compensation to CSR for the compulsory acquisition of Hornsby Quarry.

  • Council wins access to quarry valuation documents

    Posted: Friday 7 November, 2008

    The Supreme Court of New South Wales yesterday ruled in favour of Hornsby Council and granted it access to the documents that the Valuer General of NSW relied upon in determining the amount of compensation payable by Council for the compulsory acquisition of Hornsby Quarry.