Town planning

Town planning shapes our towns, suburbs and region by managing development, infrastructure and services.

Town centre artist impression

Ku-ring-gai Local Environmental Plan (Local Centres) 2012

The primary instrument for guiding development in 6 of the 9 local centres.

Local Centres Development Control Plan

The DCP provides detailed guidelines for future development on land covered by Ku-ring-gai LEP (Local Centres) 2012.
Block of apartments

Ku-ring-gai Planning Scheme Ordinance

Applies to all land in Ku-ring-gai not covered by Ku-ring-gai LEP (Local Centres) 2012.

Draft Ku-ring-gai Local Environmental Plan 2013

On 26 November 2013 Council adopted a final Draft Ku-ring-gai Local Environmental Plan 2013.
Park in Ku-ring-gai

Development Contributions Plan (S94)

Development contributions are payments or in-kind works provided by developers for facilities and services.

Design Guide - Thinking Outside The Box

Thinking Outside The Box was created by Council to improve residential apartment building design outcomes in Ku-ring-gai.

Public Domain Plan

Ku-ring-gai's Public Domain Plan guides the design of streets and public spaces within and around town centres.

Town Centres Parking Management Plan

The Ku-ring-gai Town Centres Parking Management Plan considers parking strategies in our town centres.

White Paper - A new planning system for NSW

The reforms in the NSW government's White Paper will affect the way Councils assess applications for all development in local government areas.

Draft Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney

The NSW Government's draft Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney sets out a new plan for the city over the next two decades.

Dwelling approvals

Under the Metropolitan Plan for Sydney 2036, Ku-ring-gai has a target to increase its dwellings by 10,000.