Cr Janelle McIntosh – Labor

Janelle McIntosh
c/- Hornsby Shire Council,
PO Box 37,
Hornsby NSW 1630
Phone: (02) 9847 6666
Mobile: 0413 251 055

Janelle was born and raised in Hornsby Shire and together with her husband is raising her son here. She is passionate about local government, returning for her third term at Council after being first elected in 2004. Janelle is proud to have initiated many key issues and strategies such as Aboriginal Acknowledgement in Hornsby, the Economic Development & Tourism Strategy, Public Domain Guidelines, Dementia Friendly Hornsby, Street Library Grant program and the Healthy Ageing Strategy. She is well known for fostering engagement with the community and for active promotion of local businesses and organisations, Council issues, programs and events.


  • Responding to the needs of residents to create a resilient Shire protecting the natural environment and heritage and delivering community facilities
  • Delivering town centres that are sustainable featuring quality design, affordable housing, accessible public domain and vibrant community spaces and facilities
  • Supporting sustainability actions focused on active transport and reducing waste
  • Fostering an inclusive and accessible Hornsby for all genders, ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds
  • Supporting local businesses, creators and innovators


Janelle has held senior roles in a number of local government and community organisations. She currently runs her own business providing strategy, operations and communication services to aged care and disability organisations nationwide.

She is dedicated to arts and culture: initiating the Creative Hornsby group and Hornsby Young Artists Competition; serving as Company Secretary for Triple H FM and Past President of Hornsby Arts Society after serving as President for 10 years.

She enjoys native and edible gardening, and a variety of sustainable arts activities including photography, candlemaking and glass.