Hornsby Local Environmental Plan

The HLEP 2013 is Council’s main planning instrument, outlining what can be developed where. It features both a written instrument and maps.


Written instrument and notes

The written instrument includes legal definitions of development types and land use tables that describe what development is permissible in each zone. It also contains key development standards and special provisions to address land constraint issues, such as land acquisition, biodiversity and flood prone land.

View Hornsby Shire Council’s HLEP

To assist in the interpretation of the HLEP, Council has prepared a number of useful documents.

The Land Use Matrix - 63kb is a useful tool that helps you work out what land uses are permitted in each zone.

The Table of Amendments - 16kb outlines amendments to the HLEP since it came into force in October 2013.


The HLEP maps and other key planning controls can be viewed on Council’s interactive mapping tool which makes it easy to find out what planning controls apply to your property by turning on various map layers, and having the option of printing maps and reports.  This tool can be accessed by desktop, tablet and mobile phone.

Open Map

Council is seeking feedback to continue to improve the way we display the HLEP maps, aerial photos and other key planning controls. Fill out the survey to give us your feedback.

The HLEP maps can also be viewed in pdf format on the NSW Legislation website.

The map of Hornsby Shire helps identify which pdf map sheet numbers apply to any property and subsequently the map types that need to be viewed to identify the land zoning, key development controls and land constraints that apply.
Shire Map of HLEP

Contact us

For more information please contact Council’s Duty Planner on 9847 6760.