Ku-ring-gai Community Strategic Plan Review

We’re reviewing our plan for Ku-ring-gai’s future

Ku-ring-gai is undergoing change. We are revising our current Community Strategic Plan to reflect these changes and respond to your needs over the long term.

This web page is designed for you to have your say so that our Plan meets your needs now and into the future. So start thinking about the future and get involved. Access the following via the tabs below:

  • Join the online discussion in our moderated discussion forum
  • Share your ideas via the questionnaire
  • Send us your ideas and suggestions via email - hlowndes@kmc.nsw.gov.au

We’re reviewing our plan for Ku-ring-gai’s future

Ku-ring-gai is undergoing change. We are revising our current Community Strategic Plan to reflect these changes and respond to your needs over the long term.

This web page is designed for you to have your say so that our Plan meets your needs now and into the future. So start thinking about the future and get involved. Access the following via the tabs below:

  • Join the online discussion in our moderated discussion forum
  • Share your ideas via the questionnaire
  • Send us your ideas and suggestions via email - hlowndes@kmc.nsw.gov.au
  • Why review the current plan?

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    The Ku-ring-gai community and Council need to revisit the current Plan. It’s an opportunity to test current directions and priorities so they reflect changes in community thinking, new challenges and expectations.

    The review is taking place following Council elections and a revised Plan will be adopted by the Council before 30 June 2018.

    The Ku-ring-gai community and Council need to revisit the current Plan. It’s an opportunity to test current directions and priorities so they reflect changes in community thinking, new challenges and expectations.

    The review is taking place following Council elections and a revised Plan will be adopted by the Council before 30 June 2018.

  • What is a Community Strategic Plan and what does it do?

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    Every NSW Council is required to have a long-term plan prepared with its community. Ku-ring-gai’s current Community Strategic Plan was developed in 2013. It contains a shared vision of what you value and want for Ku-ring-gai’s future.

    The current Plan is based around six major areas. These are

    • Community, people and culture
    • Natural environment
    • Places, spaces and infrastructure
    • Access, traffic and transport
    • Local economy and employment
    • Leadership and governance

    These six areas are explained in Strategic Themes section on this site and in the current Plan.

    What does the Plan do?

    The Plan guides local decision-making by the Council.... Continue reading

    Every NSW Council is required to have a long-term plan prepared with its community. Ku-ring-gai’s current Community Strategic Plan was developed in 2013. It contains a shared vision of what you value and want for Ku-ring-gai’s future.

    The current Plan is based around six major areas. These are

    • Community, people and culture
    • Natural environment
    • Places, spaces and infrastructure
    • Access, traffic and transport
    • Local economy and employment
    • Leadership and governance

    These six areas are explained in Strategic Themes section on this site and in the current Plan.

    What does the Plan do?

    The Plan guides local decision-making by the Council. It also helps shape annual spending by the Council and what priorities the community wants us to focus on.

    The Plan also identifies outcomes that rely on partnerships with other stakeholders such as government, community groups and business.


  • What we've achieved since 2013

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    Under the current plan we’ve continued to deliver services and facilities to the community, with an 87% satisfaction rating achieved in 2017.

    We’ve spent

    • $35.6 million on roads
    • $2.7 million on footpaths
    • $133 million on capital works overall

    We’ve completed special projects

    • A new swim and fitness centre at Bicentennial Park, West Pymble
    • Three new sportsfields and a new 18 hole golf course at North Turramurra Recreation Area
    • A state of the art synthetic soccer field in Lindfield
    • New parks & playgrounds at Killara, Turramurra, St Ives and Wahroonga
    • Renewed and upgraded parks and sporting facilities across Ku-ring-gai

    We’ve created

    Under the current plan we’ve continued to deliver services and facilities to the community, with an 87% satisfaction rating achieved in 2017.

    We’ve spent

    • $35.6 million on roads
    • $2.7 million on footpaths
    • $133 million on capital works overall

    We’ve completed special projects

    • A new swim and fitness centre at Bicentennial Park, West Pymble
    • Three new sportsfields and a new 18 hole golf course at North Turramurra Recreation Area
    • A state of the art synthetic soccer field in Lindfield
    • New parks & playgrounds at Killara, Turramurra, St Ives and Wahroonga
    • Renewed and upgraded parks and sporting facilities across Ku-ring-gai

    We’ve created

    • New events attracting 200,000 visitors a year
    • An Access & Disability Plan to promote inclusion
    • Alternative power sources at Gordon library saving up to 70% in energy use
    • New land use and planning controls
    • Major plans for the redevelopment of Turramurra and Lindfield local centres
    • A free program of events and workshops for local businesses.

    We now need to review what is important for the long term future of Ku-ring-gai – and this is where we need your help.

    Get more information about achievements during the sitting of the last Council in the End of Term Report
  • Issues affecting Ku-ring-gai

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    When thinking about our revised Community Strategic Plan, there are wider issues we need to consider. Like every community, Ku-ring-gai is part of a larger social, economic, natural and political environment influencing and shaping our area. These issues can provide both challenges and opportunities.

    International

    Technology - current and emerging • International trade and investment • Worldwide economic pressures • Research and development • Climate impacts

    National

    National government policy • Business investment • Technology • Population and migration trends • Health and education • Social justice and equity • Environmental sustainability

    State

    State and Regional plans... Continue reading

    When thinking about our revised Community Strategic Plan, there are wider issues we need to consider. Like every community, Ku-ring-gai is part of a larger social, economic, natural and political environment influencing and shaping our area. These issues can provide both challenges and opportunities.

    International

    Technology - current and emerging • International trade and investment • Worldwide economic pressures • Research and development • Climate impacts

    National

    National government policy • Business investment • Technology • Population and migration trends • Health and education • Social justice and equity • Environmental sustainability

    State

    State and Regional plans • Economic growth • Population trends • Housing • Health services • Transport • Infrastructure • Community safety • Environmental sustainability

    Local

    Population change and trends • Environmental factors eg. climate change • Local economy and jobs • Housing choice and affordability • Community facilities and infrastructure • Financial sustainability • Transport needs • National and state government policies

  • The Ku-ring-gai community now

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    We are multi-generational and growing

    a high proportion of school aged children and middle aged adults

    a lower proportion of young adults aged 20 – 39 years old

    a high proportion of residents aged 65 plus which is forecast to significantly increase, particularly those aged over 85.

    in the last ten years our population increased to 123,000, up from 105,000 in 2006

    We are family friendly

    nearly half of all households are couples with children

    We are increasingly diverse

    nearly 40% of Ku-ring-gai residents were born overseas

    We mainly live in houses, but more... Continue reading

    We are multi-generational and growing

    a high proportion of school aged children and middle aged adults

    a lower proportion of young adults aged 20 – 39 years old

    a high proportion of residents aged 65 plus which is forecast to significantly increase, particularly those aged over 85.

    in the last ten years our population increased to 123,000, up from 105,000 in 2006

    We are family friendly

    nearly half of all households are couples with children

    We are increasingly diverse

    nearly 40% of Ku-ring-gai residents were born overseas

    We mainly live in houses, but more are living in units

    nearly 75% of Ku-ring-gai people live in a house

    since 2006 an additional 5,758 units have been built

    *Source: ABS Census 2016

    These are just some of the issues affecting Ku-ring-gai. You may have others you wish to discuss with us.

    Find out more about Ku-ring-gai demographics here.