At its meeting last night, the first hybrid Council meeting with the Mayor joining remotely, Hornsby Shire Council detailed plans to spend $80 million next financial year on capital projects as part of its draft 2023-2026 Delivery Program, including the Operational Plan 2023/24 (DPOP), plus the budget for the year ahead.
The DPOP sets out the roadmap for how Council will deliver on goals identified by residents in its 10-year Community Strategic Plan Your Vision I Your Future 2032. Following the challenges of recent years, Council’s key priorities are to remain financially strong and to build a resilient Shire, well prepared for a growing population.
“As we prepare for the Hornsby Shire of the future, it is essential that our infrastructure is of a standard that our growing community deserves. I’m therefore proud that we will spend just over $80 million on capital projects, largely funded by external grants and development contributions.
“This expenditure will increase liveability and build resilience by creating a safe and efficient transport network, upgrading our open spaces and natural surrounds, building thriving village centres and progressing our major projects at Hornsby and Westleigh Parks,” said Hornsby Shire Mayor, Philip Ruddock.