About Council

Information about Hornsby Shire Council including Councillors, management of council, access to information and history.

Hornsby Shire Council's mayor presides at Council meetings where the majority of decisions are made. The daily management of Hornsby Shire Council is the responsibility of the general manager, and four divisional managers who report directly to the general manager.
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How Council Works

The elected Council for Hornsby Shire is made up of 10 local residents: a popularly elected mayor and nine elected councillors.
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The most significant decisions in Hornsby Shire are made at the public Council meetings which are held each month. All meetings are held in the Council Chambers at 296 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby. The meetings start at 6.30pm and all members of the public are welcome to attend.
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Council Meetings

Hornsby Shire Council provides access to information in accordance with the Government Information (Public Access) Act, known as GIPA. Under GIPA a range of information is made available on Council’s website, such as policies and codes, annual reports, plans of management, business papers and development applications.
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Access to information

​​​​By proclamation on 23 January 2017, the State Government established a new three ward structure for the Hornsby Shire Council area which took effect from the 9 September 2017​ Council election.​
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Wards and Boundaries

The original occupants of Hornsby Shire were the Aboriginal people of the Darug, Kuringai and Darkingung language groups. After European settlement forced the Aboriginal people from their land, the area became a rural district before being transformed into the suburban area of today.
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Hornsby Shire Council conducts around two citizenship ceremonies each month with over 38000 people having received their Australian citizenship in Hornsby Shire since 1954.

Citizenship Ceremonies

Council offers a wide range of online services, giving residents convenient access 24 hours a day.

Online Services Portal

The residents of Hornsby Shire remain significantly disadvantaged by the boundary changes that occurred in May 2016, despite promises from the NSW Government that Council and residents would not be worse off.
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Local Government Reform

Contact Hornsby Shire Council on (02) 9847 6666 or via email at
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Contact Us

Councillors 2019/20 Committee Representation

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calendar-iconCouncil Meetings 2020
Wednesday 12 February 2020
Wednesday 11 March 2020
Wednesday 8 April 2020
Wednesday 13 May 2020
Wednesday 10 June 2020
Wednesday 8 July 2020
Wednesday 12 August 2020
Wednesday 9 September 2020

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