Development Control Plan policies
Council has adopted a number of policies to complement the Hornsby Development Control Plan 2013.
Noise and Vibration
Contains guidelines for the submission of acoustic reports for proposed developments that could create offensive noise and/or vibration. Recommendations have also been included to reduce potential noise and vibration impact.
Contains design specifications and best practices to ensure waste minimisation techniques are employed before, during and after the construction of buildings. The guide also helps proponents of development complete a Waste Management Plan - 36kb
Vegetation Management and Restoration
Assists with the preparation of a vegetation management plan or a restoration plan, which is required when a development application or landform modification activity impacts on land with ecological values.
Guidelines for Flora and Fauna Assessment
Advises when a Flora and Fauna Report may be required to accompany a development application. Specifies the minimum level of information required for a flora and fauna report and provides advice on how the Council will process reports. Also worth seeing is the Indigenous Planting Guide - 2.5MB
Water Sensitive Urban Design
Provides guidance to development applicants in meeting the water quality targets of Council's Development Control Plan.
Sustainable Water Best Practices
Complement the Stormwater Management element of the HDCP 2013. Seeks to promote water sensitive design and management practices, improve water quality and sustain a water balance appropriate for present and projected development in the Shire.