Consultation is finished

Thank you to everyone who completed a survey or came along to one of the drop-ins in October.

The community engagement report will be available soon.

Creating an inclusive, connected and vibrant community.

Arts and cultural activity has an important role in creating an inclusive, connected and vibrant community for all ages and backgrounds. Creative outlets help us develop as individuals and as a community – from early childhood to our later years in life.

For children, creative play is an essential part of their development, and supports their sense of exploration and collaboration. The value of the arts in later years is increasingly being recognised in slowing the impacts of aging, and even in managing the effects of dementia. In our middle years, the arts are a source of stimulation, entertainment and learning.

Recognising the importance of creative pursuits in the health and wellbeing of our community, we are developing an Arts and Cultural Plan for the Shire. The draft Plan will link to our Community Strategic Plan, to Healthy Ageing Hornsby, and to our Community and Cultural Facilities Strategic Plan. It will address, amongst other issues, community participation, learning, facilities for making and presenting, and support for our creative practitioners.

Help us shape an inclusive cultural environment.

The first stage of preparing the draft Arts and Cultural Plan is to find out from you how you currently interact with local arts and culture and what you would like to see in the future by completing the short survey.

  • To receive a paper copy of the survey, please email Council at (attention Neil Chippendale).
  • For enquiries about the survey, please contact Melanie Tasker at Positive Solutions by email:
  • For surveys translated into Chinese, Korean or Farsi, click on the links on the right hand side to download a copy. Please return completed surveys to the Library.

Survey closes: Sunday 22 October 2023.


Come along to find out more about how we propose to make arts and culture in Hornsby Shire more inclusive.

Monday 9 October 2023 05:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Galston Community Centre

37 Arcadia Road, Galston

Tuesday 10 October 2023 05:30 pm to 06:30 pm

Storey Park Community Centre, Hornsby

12 Old Berowra Road, Hornsby

Wednesday 11 October 2023 05:30 pm to 06:30 pm

Hornsby Library

28-44 George St, Hornsby

Note - for members of the CALD community

Thursday 12 October 2023 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Hornsby Mall

Thursday 12 October 2023 04:30 pm to 05:30 pm

Pennant Hills Leisure and Learning Centre

8 Warne St, Pennant Hills NSW 2120