Join the Active Transport Committee

Ku-ring-gai Council is looking for residents with an interest in active transport to become members of our Active Transport Reference Committee.

Active transport is defined as alternative ways of getting around other than driving or public transport. These can include walking or riding a bike, e-bike, scooter or skateboard. 

Active transport is considered a more environmentally friendly alternative to driving because it produces no greenhouse gas emissions. It also has health benefits as it encourages physical activity and reduces the risk of obesity and heart disease.

Overall, active transport can be an effective way to get around, particularly for short distances or where there is limited parking and traffic congestion.

The Committee will meet quarterly to discuss issues affecting active transport in Ku-ring-gai and to consider solutions to any problems.

The Committee’s advice may be used by the Council to provide input into planning and infrastructure decisions in the future.

Call for members

If you are interested in helping shape local active transport related policies and initiatives we invite you to get involved.

We are particularly interested in hearing from young people, women, residents with a multicultural background and those with a disability.

Ideally we are looking for applicants with a keen interest in active transport and from all areas of Ku-ring-gai. If you have experience in the following we are also interested in hearing from you.

  • strategic planning and policy writing;
  • transport planning;
  • research into transport issues.

To nominate for committee membership please complete the forms below and return them to Council by 5pm Wednesday 7 June 2023. 

Nomination form(PDF, 66KB)

Use of Personal Information consent form(PDF, 160KB)

By nominating you are committing to attend quarterly meetings on the third Thursday of the month. Please note that membership of the committee is voluntary and unpaid.

About the Committee

The objectives of the Active Transport Reference Committee are:

  • To create a safe and comfortable environment for people who use active transport in Ku-ring-gai.
  • To promote Council’s existing active transport network.
  • To help Ku-ring-gai achieve its Net Zero targets.
  • To gain support for planned network improvements.
  • To help integrate the Council’s cycle program and planning across other operational areas of the Council.
  • To raise awareness of active transport users responsibilities towards other road users and pedestrians.

The Committee is a key part of Ku-ring-gai Council's wider participation, input and consultation process. While not a decision making body, the Committee plays an important role in shaping the future of active transport in Ku-ring-gai. 

View the Council Advisory and Reference Committee Guidelines (including Terms of Reference)(PDF, 540KB)

More information

Contact Joseph Piccoli, Strategic Traffic Engineer on 9424 0962.