Posted at 4:35PM on 10 September 2019
You may have read reports in the media this week about population projections for northern Sydney.
The NSW Department of Planning expects Ku-ring-gai’s population to jump to 154,500 by the year 2036.
This significant increase is up from our current population of approximately 126,000, which has already risen from 114,600 in 2011.
As a result our Council is actively looking at ways we can extend the life of our sportsfields and cater for increasing demand.
Two projects are currently on public exhibition for comment.
One is the proposal to convert the grass sportsfield at Rofe Park – also known as Mimosa Oval – at Turramurra into one with an all-weather surface.
The other is the proposed installation of a second batting cage for softball and baseball at Sir David Martin Reserve at South Turramurra.
Click here for more information on both projects and to comment.
Feedback on the Mimosa Oval project is open until 20 September and on Sir David Martin Reserve until 7 October.
We have another free workshop planned on Friday 20 September for local businesspeople on how to pitch their business.
The workshop is between 9.30am and 11.30am at the Blair Wark VC Community Centre in Lindfield.
Spaces are limited, click here to book or call 9424 0757.
Also coming up on 21 and 22 September is the St Ives Medieval Faire.
For two days St Ives Showground will be hay-strewn and hand-forged into an accurate recreation of daily life in Medieval Europe.
Over 230 historical enthusiasts will travel from across Australia to St Ives to recreate this authentic experience of medieval times.
There are a huge range of activities to see and take part in and it’s an unforgettable experience for the whole family.
To save time and money book your tickets online with parking.
Last week Council voted to endorse the preparation of a planning proposal for the Lindfield Village Hub.
We’ve been talking to businesses and local residents in St Johns Avenue over the last few months about ways to regenerate the area.
At the Council meeting in July, Councillors met to consider the lodgement of the planning proposal for the Lindfield Village Hub.
Have your say about a growing Ku-ring-gai.
This month marks the start of some important changes to Council meetings, designed to make them more accessible and transparent to the public.
In my column two weeks ago I spoke about Council’s improvements to the development application process in Ku-ring-gai.
Last Friday it was my pleasure to attend the Australian Women’s Art Prize exhibition launch at Ravenswood.
Last Sunday over 10,000 residents and visitors attended our annual Festival on the Green at St Ives.