Hornsby Development Control Plan
The HDCP is divided into nine parts. The first part spells out general controls that apply to all applications, while the remaining eight parts provide land-use and area-based controls.
** Practice Note: The Local Government (City of Parramatta and Cumberland) Proclamation 2016 provides transitional arrangements for newly amalgamated authorities. The Proclamation stipulates that until new plans are adopted for an amalgamated area, the existing plan from the previous authority applies.
Notice of HDCP Amendment
At its meeting on 10 February 2021, Council considered Directors Report No. PC3/21 and resolved to approve amendments to the Hornsby Development Control Plan 2013 (HDCP). The HDCP amendments involve a reduction in the permitted building height of five storey residential flat buildings (from 17.5m to 16.5m) to align with recent amendments to the Hornsby Local Environmental Plan (HLEP) 2013 implemented under the Housekeeping Amendment Planning Proposal. The revised building height controls for five storey buildings apply to land within Hornsby Shire LGA and are not applicable to land south of the M2 in City of Parramatta LGA.
The amendments have been implemented to the HDCP (available below) and are effective from 19 February 2021.
HDCP Book Version
HDCP Individual Parts
- Contents - 471kb
- Part 1 - General - 1.1MB
- Part 2 - Rural - 2.7MB
- Part 3 - Residential - 7.2MB
- Part 4 - Business - 10.7MB
- Part 5 - Industrial - 608kb
- Part 6 - Subdivision - 773kb
- Part 7 - Community - 432kb
- Part 8 - River Settlements - 2.4MB
- Part 9 - Heritage - 2.7MB
- Part 10 - Annexures - 3.9MB
The HDCP 2013 can also be purchased from Council as a hard copy or on CD.
A development application is to include all the relevant documentation to enable an assessment of the proposal. The DA Submission Guideline - 562kb complements the HDCP 2013 in that it provides a general overview of the common submission requirements for development applications.
Practice Notes: The Local Government (City of Parramatta and Cumberland) Proclamation 2016 provides transitional arrangements for newly amalgamated authorities. The Proclamation stipulates that until new plans are adopted for an amalgamated area, the existing plan from the previous authority applies.
There are a number of State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPPs) that apply in Hornsby Shire and prevail over the Hornsby Local Environmental Plan 2013 (HLEP) wherever there is an inconsistency. SEPPs of particular relevance in Hornsby Shire that should be read in conjunction with the HLEP and HDCP are:
- SEPP (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004;
- SEPP (Infrastructure) 2007;
- SEPP (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008;
- SEPP (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009;
- SEPP (Vegetation in Non-Rural Areas) 2017; and
- SEPP (Educational Establishments and Child Care Facilities) 2017.