Ku-ring-gai residents up to speed on NSW Gov housing policy changes

Published on 02 February 2024

housing seminar in chambers

Ku-ring-gai Council has been keeping its residents informed about the NSW Government’s new and proposed changes to housing policies with a public session, information booklets and a dedicated page on its website. 

Almost 800 residents registered for Ku-ring-gai Council’s special public information session held at its Chambers on Wednesday night. The hybrid meeting had a maximum capacity crowd attend while others participated online. Presentations were made by Council staff on what the new policies will mean for the local area and the implications to infrastructure, heritage, and biodiversity. Residents were also given the opportunity to ask staff questions.

Following on from this public information night, Councillors are holding an Extraordinary Meeting of Council on Monday 5 February to further discuss the State Government’s new housing policies.  

Ku-ring-gai residents have also been sent a four-page information booklet via post and digital E-newsletters highlighting key information from the NSW Government’s proposed changes, and the impacts these changes will likely have on the LGA.

Council has also used its social media platforms to pass on relevant information to residents and to keep them informed of upcoming events and timelines.

More detailed information can be found on a dedicated page on Council’s website along with a link to the Department of Planning’s ‘Explanation of Intended Effect: Changes to create low and mid-rise housing’ page and the Planning Portal where residents can place their submission directly to the Department.

Council is preparing to lodge a submission with the NSW Government on its ‘Transport Oriented Development Program’ and is asking Ku-ring-gai residents to have their say via its online survey.

Mayor Sam Ngai stated how pleased he was with the interest residents are showing in this matter.

“What the NSW Government is planning to implement will have significant impacts on not only Ku-ring-gai, but right across the state.”

“Council wanted to take a proactive approach to help keep its residents informed on what has been proposed for our LGA.”

“I was pleased to see such a large crowd attend Wednesday night’s meeting and hearing all of the questions our residents had for staff.”

“This is one of the most significant changes to housing policy we’ve seen, and I strongly urge residents to get online and have their say on Council’s survey which closes on February 16, and also to put in a submission on the Planning Portal which closes on February 23.”

The public information session is available to view online and Council’s dedicated page can be found at krg.nsw.gov.au/housingchanges


Media enquiries: media@krg.nsw.gov.au Ku-ring-gai Council 9424 0000


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