Have your say on our Recreation in Natural Areas Strategy

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What is the Recreation in Natural Areas Strategy?

Ku-ring-gai Council is developing a Recreation in Natural Areas Strategy to help us manage the way people use our natural areas for recreation, for activities such as walking, trail running, rock climbing, abseiling, bouldering, mountain biking, orienteering and trekking.

The strategy aims to support a diverse and accessible range of recreation opportunities within natural areas for the community in a way that protects and enhances our local environment.

Have your say

We are seeking your input in the coming months to help us develop the strategy. As a Ku-ring-gai resident, we want you to share your knowledge and experience so the strategy is relevant now and in the future.

We will be running a survey and face to face workshops with individuals and groups who enjoy specific activities as well as other community and environmental groups. We will then seek further input via a community meeting and a public exhibition of the draft strategy including an online forum.

After consulting the community, the strategy will be finalised for adoption by Council. The whole process should be completed by December 2018.

First phase of consultation: workshop and survey

To start the process we’re inviting individuals and groups who enjoy the following activities to participate in the first phase of community consultation:

  • Walking and trail running
  • Rock climbing / abseiling / bouldering
  • Mountain biking (all disciplines)
  • Orienteering / trekking

If you participate in these activities and you would like to be involved, we will ask you to:

  • Complete an online survey (should take around 15 minutes)
  • Take part in a 2-3 hour consultation session (on a weekday evening)

To participate you must either be a resident of Ku-ring-gai, a selected member of a user group who represents the Ku-ring-gai community, or a business / organisation that provides these activities to the Ku-ring-gai community.

Spaces are limited for this first stage of the consultation. To take part please complete the online registration by Monday 25 June 2018. Participants will be selected and notified by Wednesday 27 June 2018.

More information

If you would like to learn more or you are not able to access the online registration please contact Jacob Sife on 9424 0819 or at jsife@kmc.nsw.gov.au.