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Hornsby Shire CouncilPopulation forecast

Hornsby Shire Council

Residential development

Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in Hornsby Shire Council will increase by an average of 744 dwellings per annum to 66,632 in 2036.

The addition of dwellings to the housing stock is a major driver of population growth in an area, providing opportunities for households to relocate from other areas or new households to form locally (such as young people leaving the family home or separations/divorces).

Residential development can take various forms depending on the availability of land. These include new housing estates on greenfield sites, subdivision in existing residential neighbourhoods (often called infill development), conversion of industrial lands to residential lands, and densification of housing by building up.

.id's forecasters worked with Council planners to understand the likely development activity in each small area. This forms the development assumptions for the forecasts. This table shows the quantity of new development assumed in each small area in Hornsby Shire Council. Select each small area to see detailed assumptions.

Forecast residential development, 2016 to 2036
Hornsby Shire CouncilChange in dwellings between 2016 and 2036
Hornsby Shire+14,879+28.8
Arcadia - North Western Rural+111+8.3
Beecroft - Cheltenham+779+26.4
Castle Hill+93+4.5
Galston - Middle Dural+298+24.7
Hornsby Heights+70+3.3
Mount Colah - Mount Kuring-gai+909+29.6
North Epping+96+6.1
Pennant Hills+609+22.4
West Pennant Hills+275+19.2
Berowra Heights - North Eastern Rural Balance+135+5.9
Hornsby Town Centre+3,095+1446.5
Hornsby Balance+1,519+17.0
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id (informed decisions), February 2019.

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