COVID-19 Update – 4 January 2021: In accordance with NSW Health’s Public Health Orders, face masks are mandatory for patrons attending Council's libraries and the Customer Service desks at Council Chambers and the Waste Management facility in Thornleigh (unless exempted under the Order). If you do not have a face mask, our friendly team will supply you with one free of charge. At this time, patrons attending Hornsby Shire Aquatic & Leisure Centres and the Thornleigh Brickpit are not required to wear a mask. Further information is available on the NSW Health website here.

A temporary drive-in COVID test clinic is operating from 8.00AM to 10.00PM in the Netball car park at Pennant Hills Park. Access is via Britannia Street. This site is operated by Laverty Pathology with NSW Health. Testing clinics are also located at Hornsby Hospital and West Pennant Hills. Please refer to for opening days and times, as they may vary. We encourage anyone in the community with even the mildest of symptoms to present for testing.

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From Wednesday, 1 July 2020, all Development Applications and other planning related applications must be lodged with Hornsby Shire Council electronically via the NSW Planning Portal Find out more.


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January 22 2021

New look for Hornsby Library

Hornsby Library is about to undergo a significant makeover, becoming larger and more attractive.

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December 11 2020

Eight new dog off-leash areas proposed for Hornsby Shire

Hornsby Shire Council has unveiled its draft Off-Leash Dog Park Strategy, identifying eight potential new dog parks and proposing the expansion of two existing parks.