Hornsby Development Control Plan



The HDCP is divided into nine parts. The first part outlines general controls that apply to all applications, while the remaining eight parts provide land-use and area-based controls.

Notice of HDCP Amendment

At its meeting on 10 August 2022, Council considered Director’s Report No. PC19/22 and resolved to approve amendments to the Hornsby Development Control Plan 2013 (HDCP). The HDCP amendments correct issues with the interpretation of development controls and changes to state legislation names and references. They do not involve changes to planning controls. The amendments have been implemented to the HDCP (available below) and are effective from 24 August 2022.

HDCP Book Version

HDCP Individual Parts

** 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.

A development application is to include all the relevant documentation to enable an assessment of the proposal. The DA Submission Guideline - 1MB complements the HDCP 2013 in that it provides a general overview of the common submission requirements for development applications.

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. All SEPPs in force can be viewed on the NSW Legislation website. A list of SEPPs applicable to a specific property can be obtained from Council though a Section 10.7 Planning Certificate.