Have Your Say

Have your say on important local issues. Hornsby Shire Council values feedback from the community. Below are the current consultations that are seeking public comment.

Hornsby Shire Council values feedback from the community. Below are the current exhibitions, with instructions for commenting provided with each.

  • Public Exhibition - Code of Meeting Practice

    Exhibited Until: 23/05/2019

    At its meeting on 10 April 2019 Council adopted a Draft Code of Meeting Practice for the purpose of pubic exhibition. The Draft Code is based on the mandatory provisions of the Model Code of Meeting Practice published by the Office of Local Government, a selection of the non-mandatory provisions from that Code, as well as some existing provisions from Council’s current Code.

  • Draft Delivery Program 2019-2021

    Exhibited Until: 13/05/2019

    See what Council is planning in the Delivery Program 2019-21 including the annual Operational Plan and budget for 2019/20, and draft Fees and Charges for 2019/20.

  • Proposed Traffic Signals – Intersection Galston Road and Clarinda Street, Hornsby

    Exhibited Until: 30/04/2019

    Council is proposing to proposal to provide traffic signals at the intersection of Galston Road with Clarinda Street in Hornsby.

  • Public Exhibition - Draft Hornsby Section 7.12 Development Contributions Plan 2019-2029

    Exhibited Until: 06/05/2019

    At its meeting on 13 March 2019, Council resolved to place the draft Hornsby Section 7.12 Development Contributions Plan 2019-2029 on public exhibition in accordance with Clause 26 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (formerly known as a Section 94A Plan)..

  • Voluntary Planning Agreement - DA/510/2018 - 50A Duffy Avenue Thornleigh

    Exhibited Until: 25/04/2019

    Hornsby Shire Council is in receipt of an amended draft Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) relating to 50A Duffy Ave Thornleigh to formalise the delivery of a development contributions framework for the redevelopment of the industrial site involving the Torrens title subdivision of one lot into six and associated earthworks and civil works.

Community Forum Meetings are a valuable opportunity for local residents to raise issues and gain feedback from their local Councillors.

The Meetings are also valuable to Council because direct and personalised information on current and topical matters can be conveyed to attending residents face to face, with sufficient explanation so complex issues are thoroughly explained.

2019 Schedule


A Ward

Galston Club

Thursday 11 April


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C Ward

Cherrybrook Community Centre
Redgum Hall

Saturday 15 June


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B Ward

Magpies, Waitara

Thursday 15 August


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C Ward

Beecroft Bowing Club

Tuesday 22 October


Coming Soon

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2018 Community Forums


A Ward

Berowra RSL

Thursday 31st May


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B Ward

Pennant Hills Bowling Club

Thursday 23rd August


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C Ward

Cherrybrook Technology High School

Tuesday 16th October


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Public Domain and Signage Strategy

Council has engaged consultants to develop a Public Domain and Signage Strategy and are seeking your input.

The Public Domain Guidelines will guide the design and construction of publicly accessible shared spaces such as streets, lanes, squares and parks in Asquith, Galston, Beecroft, Waitara, Thornleigh and West Pennant Hills. The Signage Strategy will identify a hierarchy of outdoor identification, wayfinding, regulatory and interpretive signs to be used throughout the Shire. Upgrades to public space and signage is important for local identity, access, aesthetics, vibrancy and sense of place. .

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Waste Matters - Council's Waste Strategy

Council is preparing a new Waste Strategy to assist in guiding the future direction of waste management in the Hornsby Shire.

Council’s current Collection and Processing Contracts will expire in 2020. Our Waste Strategy will guide us in the planning of replacement contracts, and we would like your feedback on how we can improve our services.

You can get involved and have your say on the waste services we provide and our new Waste Strategy. We held a number of Waste Matters Pop-up Stalls in early August 2018 from which we received great feedback from the community.

In September/October 2018,we ran an online survey for the broader community to have their say. We received over 1200 responses which will be analysed and the findings will be prepared into a report.

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Commercial Building Colour Scheme Survey

In August 2018, Council sought your views on the Colours of Commercial Buildings in Hornsby Shire via an online survey. We received 294 completed survey responses which informed Council of the views held by residents and the business community.

At its meeting on 12 December 2018, Council considered a report on the survey results and resolved to write to the Minister of Planning requesting an amendment to State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008  to exclude bright or fluorescent colours from the exemption circumstances for painting a building. Should the amendment be supported by the Minister, the painting of commercial buildings bright or fluorescent colours would require approval.

Read the Summary of Survey Results

Community Strategic Plan Consultation

Want to know what is the vision that residents have for the future of Hornsby Shire? We conducted research in October and November 2017 to find out what you like about living here and what you think would make the Shire a better place.

Read the report.

If you have an issue that you would like to discuss with one of Hornsby Shire Council's councillors you can find them at any one of their Councillor Pop Up sessions.


Mayor Philip Ruddock

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Ward A

Cr Nathan Tilbury

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Cr Warren Waddell

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Cr Mick Marr

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Ward B

Cr Janelle MacIntosh

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Cr Robert Browne

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Cr Joe Nicita

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Ward C

Cr Emma Heyde

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Cr Michael Hutchence

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Cr Vince del Gallego

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