Ku-ring-gai Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS)

About the project

Ku-ring-gai residents are invited to comment on our draft Local Strategic Planning Statement, to guide future planning across Ku-ring-gai.

The Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) plans for Ku-ring-gai's economic, social and environmental land use needs for the next 20 years (2016-2036). This is the first LSPS developed by Council.

Ku-ring-gai Council already has comprehensive land use plans and related policies developed in consultation with the community.  The Draft LSPS draws together the priorities and actions from Councils existing land use plans and policies to present an overall land use vision for Ku-ring-gai.

The LSPS provides guidance on

  • Location of future housing
  • Future identity and character of local centres - Lindfield, Gordon, Turramurra and St Ives
  • Future requirements for community facilities and open space
  • Future transport infrastructure
  • Supporting the local economy
  • Partnership opportunities with government agencies
  • Managing bushland, biodiversity and waterways
  • Adapting to climate change

The Draft LSPS also identifies where additional strategic planning is required, such as a Housing Strategy and Retail / Commercial Centres Strategy.

Ultimately, the LSPS will help guide future changes to Ku-ring-gai's planning controls - the Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and Development Control Plan (DCP).

All Councils are required to prepare a Local Strategic Planning Statement by the end of 2019, under direction from the NSW Government and the Greater Sydney Commission.

View the draft documents on exhibition

View online

* Interactive version: Click on the ''square Full Screen" icon located at the middle of the screen to view the interactive report in full screen. You can flick between pages by clicking on the left arrow (to go to previous page) and right arrow (to go to next page).


 Due to the large file size of the Draft Ku-ring-gai Local Strategic Planning Statement the document has been split up into smaller parts below. 

Supporting documents

View in person

The exhibition and supporting documents can be viewed at Council's Customer Service Centre at 818 Pacific Highway, Gordon or any Ku-ring-gai Library Branch. 

How to comment

Comments must be in writing and quote reference number S12396

By email: kmc@kmc.nsw.gov.au

By mail: General Manager, Ku-ring-gai Council, Locked Bag 1006 Gordon NSW 2072

Submissions close 12 August 2019

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

Take our survey

As well as submitting your feedback as instructed above, residents are also invited to complete our survey to let us know your thoughts on the Planning Priorities contained within the Draft LSPS.


Community drop-in sessions

Attend a community drop-in session and speak to Council staff, ask questions or make a submission.

  • Tuesday 23 July
    4pm - 6pm
    Gordon Library, 799 Pacific Highway, Gordon
  • Thursday 25 July
    3pm - 5pm
    Turramurra Library, 5 Ray Street, Turramurra
  • Monday 29 July
    3pm - 5pm
    St Ives Library, 166 Mona Vale Road, St Ives
  • Wednesday 31 July
    3pm - 5pm
    Lindfield Library, 265 Pacific Highway, Lindfield
  • Monday 5 August
    4pm - 5pm
    St Ives Library, 166 Mona Vale Road, St Ives
  • Tuesday 6 August
    6pm - 7pm
    Gordon Library, 799 Pacific Highway, Gordon
  • Wednesday 7 August
    4pm - 5pm
    Lindfield Library, 265 Pacific Highway, Lindfield
  • Thursday 8 August
    4pm - 5pm
    Turramurra Library, 5 Ray Street, Turramurra


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