Delivery Program and Operational Plan adopted at Council

The draft 2023-2026 Delivery Program and draft 2023/24 Operational Plan were on public exhibition from 13 April to 15 May 2023. A total of 67 submissions were received from the community during this period.

Following the consultation period, the documents were adopted at a Council Meeting on 28 June 2023.

View the Business Paper for further details (Item 1) - 28 June 2023.

View the adopted 2023-2026 Delivery Program and draft 2023/24 Operational Plan.


The Delivery Program and Operational Plan is Council’s response to Hornsby Shire’s Community Strategic Plan Your vision | Your future 2032. It describes what Council plans to do over the next three years and highlights what its priorities will be.

In the Delivery Program and Operational Plan, the Key Initiatives are important projects being undertaken at some point over the next three years and the Ongoing Activities are carried out from day-to-day or year-to-year in the delivery of our services. Additionally, planned capital projects (i.e. works to be constructed) are described in the document (pages 157-167).

The document also contains Council’s budget and other financial details including Council’s resourcing information, information on rating and domestic waste management charges for 2023/24.

In February 2023, Council applied to the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) for a Special Rate Variation (SRV). A response from IPART is expected in May. Therefore, the budget section of the document includes financial statements and budgets with and without an SRV.

Some of the key initiatives planned for 2023/24 are:

  • Implementing a master plan for Beecroft Village Green
  • Preparing a Heritage Interpretation Strategy
  • Developing an Arts and Cultural Plan
  • Developing a Social Plan for the Shire
  • Finalising the Hornsby Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan
  • Implementing a continuous improvement program for Council’s services.

Also, the works program of the Operational Plan will fund significant projects in 2023 and 2024 including:

  • Hornsby Park – $34.8 million
  • Westleigh Park – $1.8 million
  • Public Domain Improvements
    • Asquith to Mount Colah – $3.8 million
    • Galston - $1 million
  • Galston Aquatic and Leisure Centre refurbishment – $1.6 million
  • Local Road Improvements – $10.9 million, including $5.5 million to address road failures due to excessive rainfall
  • Footpath Improvements – $500,000
  • Parks and Sporting Facilities - $12.4 million.

The Fees and Charges also form part of the Operational Plan and outline what Council will charge in 2023/24 for services and facilities it provides.

Have your say - closed

Read the Draft 2023-2026 Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2023/24 and tell us what you think of the Key Initiatives, Ongoing Activities and planned capital projects.

To understand more about the Plan use this guide.

Have a look at the Draft Fees and Charges 2023/24 and tell us what you think.

Both draft documents can also be viewed at:

  • Council’s Libraries (during normal opening hours)
  • Council Chambers, 296 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby (Monday-Friday, 8.30am-5pm)

Comments on the documents must be provided as a written submission via one of the options below and must include your full name and postal or email address.

  • Complete the Have Your Say submission form below
  • Email
  • Write to:

    The General Manager
    Hornsby Shire Council
    PO Box 37
    HORNSBY NSW 1630

    and mark your submission 'Delivery Program'.

All submissions are public documents and will be considered in a final report to Council in June 2023.

Submissions open from Thursday, 13 April to Monday, 15 May 2023 (close of business).