The local community are being asked for their views on what makes up the character of Ku-ring-gai to help the Council prepare a ‘Local Strategic Planning Statement’.
The Local Strategic Planning Statement will set out the vision for land use in Ku-ring-gai, planning priorities and other actions for the Council to pursue economic, social and environmental goals over the next 20 years.
When completed, the Statement will provide guidance on where future housing, jobs and services will go, the type of development that will occur and what the character of Ku-ring-gai is and will be in the future.
All Sydney councils are required to complete a Local Strategic Planning Statement by the end of 2019, under direction from the NSW Government and the Greater Sydney Commission.
The Commission is tasked with responsibility for planning Sydney’s growth in the next few decades, with a focus on jobs and housing.
Ultimately, the Local Strategic Planning Statement will help guide future changes to Ku-ring-gai Council’s planning controls – the Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and Development Control Plan (DCP).
A review of the existing LEP, strategic studies and community engagement will be used to put together the draft Statement, which will go on public exhibition by July this year.
As part of the Statement, the Council will start preparing a Housing Strategy that will consider future housing needs for Ku-ring-gai. The strategy will involve comprehensive community consultation and be finalised in late 2020.
As the first step in the process, the local community is invited to comment on what characteristics make up the uniqueness of Ku-ring-gai from a land use planning perspective.
Comments received will be incorporated in the first draft of the Local Strategic Planning Statement.
Have your say by visiting the website by 13 May.
Media enquiries: Sally Williams Ku-ring-gai Council Ph: 9424 0982