Environmental levy

Burns Road, Wahroonga by Fred Fatakia

Enjoying and protecting our natural environment

The Environmental Levy has been in place since 2005 and is levied at 5% of your Council rates. It funds around $3 million worth of environmental programs and works every year, ensuring our unique bushland, waterways and plants and animals are looked after. Under the current Environmental Levy the average residential ratepayer pays around $80 as part of their annual rates. Equivalent to approx. $80 annually for residents and $65 for business.

What have we done?

Read the Environmental Levy fact sheet(PDF, 2MB).

environmental levy fact sheet 2022

Read more about the key programs and projects being delivered.

Watch a journey through Ku-ring-gai in this locally made video.

Annual Report 2016-17

Go to page 65 of Council’s Annual Report 2016-2017(PDF, 11MB) for an outline of the Levy program. 

Permanent Levy

With strong community support, the Environmental Levy was made permanent in 2019. This will ensure Council can continue to fund our unique environment for generations to come. Read the Council report on the results of the community consultation on the continuation of the Environmental Levy.

Get in touch

Contact the Environment & Sustainability Team on 9424 0893 or sustainability@kmc.nsw.gov.au.