Public exhibition - Deferred Areas Planning Proposal

About the project

Council is seeking comment from the community on the Planning Proposal to amend the Ku-ring-gai Local Environmental Plan 2015 to include 13 deferred areas. These areas were deferred from the Ku-ring-gai Local Environmental Plan 2015 to allow Council to undertake a further assessment of the proposed zoning within these areas.

These areas are identified as areas of high bushfire evacuation risk, due to the number of dwellings within each area and the limited number of exit roads, impacting on the ability of people to evacuate safely in the event of a bushfire.

The Planning Proposal aims to provide appropriate land use zonings and associated development standards, recognising the high bushfire evacuation risks within these areas.

The Planning Proposal will be on public exhibition from Thursday 17 November 2016 to Friday 16 December 2016.

Exhibition documents

A hard copy of the exhibition documents is also available to view at Customer Services, Level 4, 818 Pacific Highway, Gordon.

Gateway Determination and letter of approval for exhibition (pdf. 6MB)

Planning Proposal -

Appendix A – Managing Bushfire Risk, Now and Into the Future, March 2012, Ku-ring-gai Council (pdf. 3MB)

Appendix B – Biodiversity Report 20 Kanowar Avenue, East Killara (pdf. 2MB)

Appendix C – Comments from NSW Police and Rural Fire Service (pdf. 319KB)

Appendix D – Council Report and Resolution 8 December 2015 (pdf. 1MB)

Appendix E – Comparison Table – R2 Low Density, E3 Environmental Management and E4 Environmental Living zones (pdf. 200KB)

Appendix F – Biodiversity Site Condition Report 56-58 Koola Avenue, East Killara (Warrington Reserve) (pdf. 2MB)

Appendix G – Pre-Exhibition advice from Rural Fire Service and Police (pdf. 1MB)

Addendum – Zoning 118a Koola Avenue, East Killara (pdf. 768KB)

Supporting information

Frequently Asked Questions (pdf. 700KB)

Information Sheet (pdf. 509KB)

Public Safety in the Urban-Wildland Interface: Should Fire-Prone Communities Have a Maximum Capacity – Thomas Cova (2005) (pdf. 566KB)

Ku-ring-gai Bushfire Prone Land Map and Bushfire Evacuation Risk Map (pdf. 4MB)


The proposed maps that form part of the Planning Proposal can be viewed on Council’s online web mapping tool. View the mapping tool here.

Map viewing instructions

  1. Click green ‘View Web Map’ button
  2. Click ‘Accept’ terms of use
  3. Click ‘Search’ > ‘Property’ > ‘Address’ to find your property
  4. Click ‘On Exhibition’ on black bar across top of map
  5. Click on the planning proposal for the deferred areas, which will bring up the proposed maps

Providing feedback

Mark your comments with the reference number ‘S11313’ and include your contact details.
Send your comments:

  • Online: Use the ‘Submit a comment direct to Council’ form at the top right of this page (note: maximum 300 words)
  • Email:
  • Post: General Manager, Ku-ring-gai Council, Locked Bag 1006 Gordon, NSW 2072

Comments must be received by 5pm on Friday 16 December 2016.

All submissions are public documents and will be considered in a final report to Council.

Contact us

Council’s Urban Planning Team on 9424 0000.

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