Ku-ring-gai Council’s public spaces win national award

Published on 1 November 2017

The Council has been presented with the national award in the Excellence in Open Space Planning category by Parks & Leisure Australia. 

Parks and Leisure Australia is the peak industry association for professionals working in the parks and leisure sector in Australia, representing over 2500 members.

Ku-ring-gai Council won the Excellence in Open Space Planning Award for the Activate Ku-ring-gai program of urban renewal and transformation. 

Activate Ku-ring-gai began in 2013 as a planning program to reinvigorate Ku-ring-gai’s major centres in Gordon, Turramurra and Lindfield.

With community input, it has evolved into a transformational project aimed at providing multiple public spaces such as parks, libraries and community centres, new retail areas and residential housing.

In presenting the award, the Parks & Leisure Australia organisation said “Activate Ku-ring-gai is an ambitious program of urban renewal and transformation. The aim is to revitalise local town centres by leveraging off Council’s land ownership to deliver much needed community infrastructure and open space. Successful delivery of the projects will set a precedent for renewal projects in Greater Sydney.”

Mayor Jennifer Anderson said the national award complemented two other awards for Activate Ku-ring-gai presented to the Council by the Greater Sydney Commission earlier this year.

“The Council is totally committed to delivering better facilities and centres for Ku-ring-gai, which is in line with what our community are saying they want.”

For more information about Activate Ku-ring-gai visit kmc.nsw.gov.au/activate

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