Our Ku-ring-gai 2038 – community feedback sought on plans

Published on 9 May 2018

Long term plans for Ku-ring-gai’s future are on public exhibition from 11 May to 8 June.

The Community Strategic Plan – Our Ku-ring-gai 2038 – outlines future issues and opportunities for Ku-ring-gai residents and was developed through the results of community consultation. 

According to Mayor Jennifer Anderson, the plan offers the opportunity to deliver ‘a brighter future for all our residents in the next 20 years’.

“Our Ku-ring-gai 2038 has guided other medium and short term plans which set out how as a Council we will deliver projects and services to progress the community’s vision”.

At its meeting this week Council adopted the draft Community Strategic Plan, Resourcing Strategy, Delivery Program and Operational Plan for public exhibition from 11 May to 8 June.

Under the Operational Plan for 2018–2019, $59.2 million will be allocated to capital works in the new financial year starting in July. Some of the key works to be delivered in the coming year include:

  • $21.6 million for the Lindfield Village Green project and progressing the redevelopment of Ku-ring-gai’s local centres
  • $14.8 million for upgrades to sportsfields and parks
  • $10.4 million for roads and footpaths
  • $3.5 million for the natural environment 
  • $3.45 million to improve community buildings
  • $1.2 million for drainage and stormwater facilities

Mayor Anderson said that Our Ku-ring-gai 2038 provided a strong foundation for future planning in response to revised housing targets affecting Ku-ring-gai.

“The challenge for the Council is to deliver on the Greater Sydney Commission’s new North District Plan, including requirements for additional housing in Ku-ring-gai”. 

Councillors also voted at the meeting this week to add Marian Street Theatre, East Lindfield Community Hall and a new indoor sports complex at St Ives to the Council’s plans for the future, although funding sources for these projects have yet to be formally identified and adopted.

The public are invited to comment on the draft plans during the public exhibition period between 11 May and 8 June.

The plans are available from Friday 11 May 2018 on Council's website and can be viewed at Council’s customer service centre at 818 Pacific Highway Gordon or at any Ku-ring-gai library.

Comments can be made via the Council’s Have Your Say portal, by email to kmc@kmc.nsw.gov.au or by mail to the General Manager, Ku-ring-gai Council, Locked Bag 1006 Gordon NSW 2072.

Feedback from the public will be considered by the Council before final adoption of the plans including the 2018-2019 budget and capital works program.  

For any enquiries about the plans call 9424 0932 during business hours or email ipteam@kmc.nsw.gov.au 

 

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Media contact:            Sally Williams Ku-ring-gai Council Ph: 9424 0982