My Community grants voting

The NSW Government has opened up a new round of grants for community projects. You can now have your say on which projects in Hornsby receive funding as part of the My Community Project. Cast your vote online (search for Hornsby) or in person at Service NSW.

Two projects have been shortlisted in Pennant Hills:

Pennant Hills High School Cricket Training Nets
  • Pennant Hills High School Cricket Training Nets
    Cricket training nets that will support student and community needs. Provision of quality facilities supporting active and healthy students.
Stop the Summer Swelter and the Winter Freeze at St Marks
  • Stop the Summer Swelter and the Winter Freeze at St Marks
    Air Conditioning will attract more people to the social, developmental and spiritual programs at St Marks. Programs are open to all.

Why should you vote for one of these projects ?

  • Students need to develop health and well-being through sports. The school teams and community deserve access to training facilities.
  • Our community is at the forefront of encouraging girls and boys competitions, social teams, together with developing all abilities.
  • We do not have enough facilities to sustain growth. These new nets will help cater for our community needs.
  • Activities at St Marks are popular across the whole Pennant Hill’s community, including playgroups, kids/youth, families, seniors and new migrants.
  • Improved facilities, especially with respect to temperature environment will enable greater utilisation of a useful and valued community facility.
  • St Marks can’t do this alone. Help us so that we can continue to serve our great Pennant Hill’s community.

More detailed project information is available on the web site, (search for Hornsby). To vote, you will need to log in to your Service NSW account.

If you can’t vote for any of the above two Penannt Hills projects, consider voting for one of the other projects in our Shire.

NorthConnex- returning local streets to local Communities

The 9 Km NorthConnex tunnel between the M2/Pennant Hills Road intersection and Pearce’s Corner is due for completion in early 2020. After years of anticipation we can soon look forward to having less congestion on Pennant Hills Road.

There are many anticipated project benefits but the four of greatest interest to us as a Pennant Hills community are:

  • taking 5,000 trucks per day off Pennant Hills Road.
  • return local streets to local communities,
  • providing opportunities for improved public transport, better and more reliable trips
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Community responds enthusiastically on Pennant Hills to Epping Bike path

When the Trust wrote in April on its lobbying for a family friendly, safe bike path between Pennant Hills and Epping we asked our community to give us their views on what they think should be the characteristics of such a bike path.

Community preferred route for the Pennant Hills to Epping Cycle Path

We were really excited by the range and number of responses we received. Clearly this is an important issue for many of us, and the range of responses shows our community wants to be involved with Hornsby Council in deciding the important characteristics of this project.

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Hornsby – Your Vision, Your Future

Future Hornsby –  Council is developing a long term vision for the Shire and reviewing the local strategies and plans that shape the way Hornsby Shire will change over time. It will form the basis of a Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) which will identify Hornsby Shire’s special characteristics and the values that are to be preserved and how change will be managed into the future.

This is Council’s opportunity to set out its 20 year vision for Hornsby. Preparation of a Local Strategic Planning Statement is a legislative requirement for all Councils in NSW following the release of the NSW Government’s Greater Sydney Region Plan – ‘A Metropolis of Three Cities’ and the North District Plan.

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Community Clean Up Event

Help make our waterways plastic free!

Bag Free Pennant Hills, Sydney Water, Hornsby Shire Council and the Pennant Hills District Civic Trust have all joined forces to combat the impact of plastic on our local environment.

They are calling for extra helpers to join them on Sunday 17 February, when they will clean the Blue Gum High Forest along Upper Pyes Creek. 

Hornsby Shire Mayor Philip Ruddock expressed enthusiastic support for both the alliance and the clean-up.

This is a great example of various stakeholders working together for the benefit of all,” Mayor Ruddock said.  “We are fortunate to have such spectacular natural heritage in the Bushland Shire and we are all determined to preserve it.

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