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Council Meeting Summaries

This is a summary of the decisions and outcomes from the Council meetings.

Please see the Business Papers and Minutes for more information about the items below.  This summary is for information only and is not intended to replace the official Meeting minutes.

Summary of outcomes from the 13 March 2019 meeting

The big item at the March meeting was the adoption of the Long Term Financial Plan, which confirms funding toward a number of major projects. These include the rehabilitation of Hornsby Quarry, the creation of the Westleigh Recreation Area, Council’s commitment to plant 25,000 trees by September 2020, and upgrades to our public domain and footpaths.

Council considered a comprehensive report on the local government reform process, which saw Hornsby Shire lose all territory south of the M2. This had a considerable impact on Council’s budget and ability to deliver services to residents. Council unanimously supported a resolution to continue lobbying the NSW Government for adequate compensation. It was noted at the meeting that Council has received a commitment from the Government for an extra $20 million in compensation, bringing the total so far to $110 million.

Summary of outcomes from the 20 February 2019 meeting

The big item at the March meeting was the adoption of the Long Term Financial Plan, which confirms funding toward a number of major projects. These include the rehabilitation of Hornsby Quarry, the creation of the Westleigh Recreation Area, Council’s commitment to plant 25,000 trees by September 2020, and upgrades to our public domain and footpaths.

Council considered a comprehensive report on the local government reform process, which saw Hornsby Shire lose all territory south of the M2. This had a considerable impact on Council’s budget and ability to deliver services to residents. Council unanimously supported a resolution to continue lobbying the NSW Government for adequate compensation. It was noted at the meeting that Council has received a commitment from the Government for an extra $20 million in compensation, bringing the total so far to $110 million.