“You have something special here in Ku-ring-gai. Fight for it.” – Tom Uren
Ku-ring-gai is about to be destroyed.
It is now time for residents to fight for Ku-ring-gai.
The NSW Government is planning to destroy Ku-ring-gai – its tree canopy, its heritage homes and its character.
IT IS IMPORTANT for residents to:
a) complete a Ku-ring-gai Council online survey about their say on the planning changes
THE DEADLINE IS FRIDAY 23 FEBRUARY, 2024.
The NSW Government proposes dual occupancies in low density residential zones on block sizes of 450sqm. A block of 900 sqm will allow four homes to be built on it.
The NSW Government’s blanket zonings will allow terraces, townhouses, manor houses (two storey apartment blocks) and 6 to 7 storey mid-rise apartment blocks to be built within walking distance of railway stations. Possibly too for Ku-ring-gai’s local centres – East Killara, East Lindfield, West Gordon, West Pymble, West Lindfield, South Turramurra, North Turramurra?
Ku-ring-gai’s future will be dramatically different – traffic congestion, high rise with the removal of thousands of trees. Heat stress turbocharged. Wildlife extinguished. Heritage erased.
In April 2024 the NSW Government plans to implement ‘Transport Oriented Development’ (TOD).
TOD allows blanket 6 to 7 storey unit developments within 400m of the Roseville, Lindfield, Killara and Gordon railway stations. Eight to nine storeys will be allowed if developers provide “affordable housing”.
Heritage Conservation Areas WILL NOT BE PROTECTED.
The NSW Government has indicated it will NOT CONSULT Ku-ring-gai residents over its TOD high rise rezoning changes.
For more information see Ku-ring-gai Council: ‘Proposed changes to NSW housing policy and its impacts on Ku-ring-gai’.