Hornsby Council Heritage Action Plan Progresses

Exposed Sandstone Rock Face at Berowra Creek, 2006. (Source: Hornsby Shire Library)

Hornsby Shire Council commissioned GML Heritage to undertake a gap analysis of its heritage management systems and processes. GML produced an Action Plan to inform a future comprehensive Hornsby Shire Council Heritage Study.

The gap analysis, undertaken in 2019, identified gaps, inconsistencies and anomalies in Council’s planning instruments and heritage management policies and advised on best practice heritage management within the NSW legislative framework.

GML then developed a thorough Action Plan for Council to address those gaps, including priority actions and estimated costs.  The Hornsby Shire Heritage Action Plan contains a comprehensive suite of future tasks to ensure Hornsby’s heritage management meets current best practice and positions Council as a leader in local government heritage management. On 8 May 2019, Hornsby Council voted to place the Hornsby Heritage Action Plan on public exhibition.