Future Hornsby Town Centre
The Hornsby Town Centre Review (HTC Review) project will provide a strategic framework that can facilitate the revitalisation of the Hornsby Town Centre to make it a more liveable, green and accessible centre for the community.
We want to strengthen the economic, employment and housing capacities of the Centre and enhance its public domain, liveability, accessibility, safety, environmental sustainability and visual appeal through quality design and landscape outcomes.
The changes envisioned for the Hornsby Town Centre are large scale.
Various heights and densities of apartment buildings and employment floorspaces are being considered to be able to provide the bulk of our future housing and employment targets within our major urban and commercial centre.
This reflects a key priority in our Local Strategic Planning Statement to protect the character of our low-density neighbourhoods. Council’s adopted Housing Strategy acknowledges that over 4,000 new units could be accommodated within the Town Centre between now and 2036.
Where are we up to?
Council is carefully working through the draft master planning process and traffic and transport analysis to ensure that the revitalisation framework can be successfully implemented and meets the vision and principles agreed on through the preparation of Council’s Local Strategic Planning Statement.
The required traffic and transport analysis associated with the draft masterplan is at the stage of testing development scenarios and modelling the required traffic interventions which is anticipated to be completed by the end of the year.
Further consultation is currently being undertaken with State Government agencies, including Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and Transport for NSW.
Following the local Government elections this year, the new Council will be briefed on the HTC Review and the results of the traffic and transport analysis. Council would then be in a position to endorse the exhibition of the draft concepts to seek community and stakeholder feedback.
In March 2020, Council finalised the Hornsby Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) that sets out a 20-year vision for managing growth and change. The planning priorities identified within the LSPS will help guide land use decisions and earmark changes to our local land use plans, strategies and policies over the next 20 years.
We thank the community for involvement in the public exhibition. The feedback received during the public exhibition period is available below.
Council is completing a broad range of Studies which will inform future amendments to the LSPS. Details on the Studies is available below.