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.

  • Proposed Oxley Reserve Playground Upgrade, Mount Colah

    Exhibited Until: 18/09/2019

    Council is proposing to upgrade the playground at Oxley Reserve, Mount Colah.

  • Draft Hornsby Heritage Action Plan 2019

    Exhibited Until: 16/10/2019

    Council has adopted the draft Hornsby Heritage Action Plan 2019. The Plan identifies additional initiatives and updates that build on Council’s current heritage measures and will help us achieve best practice heritage management. The identified actions also will help Council respond to the changing development context, demography and community expectations.

  • Draft Hornsby Local Strategic Planning Statement

    Exhibited Until: 16/10/2019

    Council has adopted a draft Hornsby Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) which sets out a 20-year vision for land use; the special character and values that are to be preserved; shared community values; and how Hornsby Shire Council will manage growth and change.

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

Tuesday 13 August


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C Ward

Beecroft Bowing Club

Tuesday 22 October



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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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Hornsby Play Plan - Community Survey

Hornsby Shire Council is preparing a Play Plan to guide the planning, design, management and maintenance in playgrounds and other play opportunities across the Hornsby Shire over the next 10 years. Play is essential for people of all ages. It helps adults and children to build new skills, socialise, get active and have fun!

As part of preparing the Play Plan the community is being surveyed to establish needs, preferences and future aspirations for public play facilities. This project forms part of Council’s Local Strategic Planning Statement.

The survey closed on Monday 27 May, 2019.

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.