St Ives Showground wins at the Crown Lands Excellence Awards

Ku-ring-gai Council has been awarded the NSW Government Council Crown Land Management Excellence Award for their management of the St Ives Showground.

Mayor Jeff Pettett received the award on behalf of Ku-ring-gai Council at the presentation which took place on Friday evening.

Ku-ring-gai Council was recognised for its Plan of Management for the St Ives Showground, which was conducted following extensive consultation with the Ku-ring-gai community and key stakeholders. The Plan of Management initiatives included opening the St Ives Showground Regional Playground in December 2020 and the Treetops Adventure Park in November 2021. Council also implemented upgrades and improvements using the Covid-19 stimulus package.

The strategic vision of the St Ives Showground is for it to be a foundation for building strong connections between agriculture, entertainment, recreation, the environment and education whilst respecting the natural environment and beauty.

Mayor Jeff Pettett said he was pleased to see St Ives Showground continue to grow and become a much-valued regional recreation and major events destination for Ku-ring-gai and the wider Sydney.

“St Ives Showground is a busy hub of recreational activities, including walking, picnics, equestrian events, cycling, dog training club and off-leash areas, model plane flying club, radio controlled car club car and as well as, sports training and competitions, markets, playgrounds, environmental education, Community Shed and the annual Agricultural and Horticultural Show, all within a bushland setting”

“There is also more to look forward to with Council currently in the detailed design stage for a new Environmental and Cultural Centre to open onsite in 2023”.

Learn more about the St Ives Showground


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