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Chaos in Ku-ring-gai Council Prior to Council Elections

Chaos in Ku-ring-gai Council Prior to Council Elections

Chaos in Ku-ring-gai Council Prior to Council Elections Since the September 21st when new Mayor Cedric Spencer was installed as Mayor after a tied 5-5 vote was resolved by his name drawn from a box, no effective Council meetings have been held. Within days of the new...

Council’s Quiet Divestment of Community Land

Council’s Quiet Divestment of Community Land

Council's Quiet Divestment of Community Land In a controversial decision in June, council resolved behind closed doors the future of ‘surplus’ parcels of ‘operational’ land for divestment. Ratepayers deserve to know which council owned land is described as ‘surplus...

Heritage Act Reforms

Heritage Act Reforms

NSW Heritage Act Reforms  In May 2021, the NSW Government announced a major review of the Heritage Act, 1977 which would contribute to its legislative reform. The NSW Heritage Act is the single most important instrument in our state that identifies, protects and...

Ku-ring-gai’s Housing Strategy – Further changes!

Ku-ring-gai’s Housing Strategy – Further changes!

Ku-ring-gai Council is preparing yet another Residential Housing Strategy, a planning process driven by the NSW Dept of Planning to periodically rezone more and more of our established garden suburbs for ever denser and taller apartment blocks. As we have expressed in...

NSW’s Catastrophic Summer Needs Action

NSW’s Catastrophic Summer Needs Action

New laws are urgently needed to protect Ku-ring-gai’s bushland, forested landscapes and biodiversity. Australia’s unprecedented 2019-2020 bushfires have changed everything.  Never before has Australia witnessed an 11,000km fire edge that has burnt so much of...

NSW Planning agenda for megacity Sydney!

NSW Planning agenda for megacity Sydney!

Ku-ring-gai Council has prepared a draft 20 year Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) for Ku-ring-gai that meets the objectives and population targets established by NSW Planning, and its implementation arm, the Greater Sydney Commission. All Councils are required to do likewise.

Important News

Thank you to all residents who responded to the Ku-ring-gai Local Character Study. 

At the Council meeting of the 15th June, Ku-ring-gai Council agreed to include all the amendments to the Local Character Statements recommended by residents.

This was the first stage of the Study focusing on the physical characteristics of each of the 8 broad areas. The next stage is the critical one which addresses the social and cultural aspects. A timetable for this second stage will be available towards the end of 2021.

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