About

Hornsby & Co. provides consultancy services for developers, government, and the community housing sector. We tailor our services for each sector and can help you with all stages of your project. We provide services in policy and tender preparation and in rezoning and development proposals. We connect the right developer with the right community housing organisation and we broker affordable housing contracts.

With our extensive network across Australia and in New Zealand, Hornsby & Co. will help you through the complexities of different sectors to deliver great social and affordable housing outcomes.

Rachel Hornsby | Director

Rachel Hornsby founded Hornsby & Co. in 2016 to combine her passion for affordable and appropriate housing, with her knowledge, skills, and experience of the development, government, and community housing sectors.

Prior to establishing Hornsby & Co. Rachel was employed by Evolve Housing in Sydney in a business development function and at Housing Choices Australia as Urban Planning Manager. These roles provided Rachel with the opportunity to gain hands on experience within the community housing sector and work across NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, and South Australia.

Rachel’s pragmatic approach and deep understanding of the government sector comes from more than 10 years’ experience working in local and state government in Victoria and local government in New Zealand. Rising to an Executive role in a large metropolitan Melbourne Council Rachel was known for her ability to build strong teams, improve processes, and her commitment to stakeholder engagement. Rachel has a Post-graduate Diploma in Developing Social Housing Projects, from Erasmus University in the Netherlands. In 2017 she successfully completed her first year of a Master of Property at RMIT University, Melbourne and she is looking forward to completing the course in 2018/2019. Rachel also has a Bachelor Science (Hons) and a Bachelor Arts from Monash University, Melbourne.