Bushland plans and policies


There are 122 bushland reserves in the Ku-ring-gai Local Government Area (LGA). Both the Federal and NSW government and Council set policies and plans to guide the management and protection of our bushland reserve system in Ku-ring-gai. These are listed below and contain important information for people wishing to develop within Ku-ring-gai.

Bushland Plan of Management

The Bushland Reserves Plan of Management (PoM) guides the management of our bushland reserves. The PoM facilitates the creation and maintenance of tracks, trails and other built assets (such as signs); bushfire hazard reduction works; bush regeneration activities; and vegetation management related to our ecological burning programs. Our bushland prioritisation matrix provides an understanding of the values of each of Ku-ring-gai’s 122 bushland reserves and the extent of site impacts and pressures that need to be addressed in order to maintain those values and prioritises those bushland reserves that will receive management funding.

Prioritisation of bushland reserves for management funding

Learn more about how our bushland reserves are prioritised for management funding in your local area and the issues we are addressing to maintain the beauty of our reserves.

Bushland dumping and encroachments

The Ku-ring-gai LGA contains approximately 92 kilometres of interface between bushland and private properties. In many locations, illegal dumping and unauthorised extensions or 'encroachments' from private properties on to Council-managed bushland reserves have had a significant impact on the natural environment, public access and Council's field operations.

Learn more about living on the bush interface and encroachments.

Bushland Dumping and Encroachment Policy

Other resources

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If you would like to ask a question or talk to a member of the Natural Areas team please phone 9424 0000 or email: naturalareas@kmc.nsw.gov.au 

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