Water Sensitive City

Ku-ring-gai spans three of Sydney's major catchments, encompassing 171km of creeks. Most creeks remain in a semi-natural/natural condition in private easements, parkland and bushland reserves. 

Take a journey through our waterways. Video runs for 3:30.

Council participates in two Coastal Management Program (CMP) projects, setting the long-term management strategy for our coastal environments.

Waterways plans and policies

Our Water Sensitive City Policy and Strategy have both recently been updated and work together to enhance the liveability of Ku-ring-gai. They provide a framework for responding to the issues of water conservation and security, flooding, degradation of urban waterways, ecological health and rising temperatures in a way that enhances the liveability of Ku-ring-gai.

Water Sensitive Cities Policy(PDF, 352KB)

Water Sensitive Cities Strategy(PDF, 11MB)

Water monitoring

Our staff are actively testing various waterways throughout Ku-ring-gai. View more information on the results.

Wetland communities

Ku-ring-gai has two important wetland endangered ecological communities which are important natural features within our catchments.

Water pollution

If you notice water pollution such as sediment, paint or chemicals in a local waterway or see someone dumping rubbish or garden waste into or near a waterway call Council 9424 0000 or email krg@krg.nsw.gov.au.

If you notice sewerage in a waterway or overflowing from any infrastructure, contact Sydney Water on 13 20 90.

Get involved

For only an hour a month you can volunteer your time to help collect environmental data in our local waterways.

Find out more about Streamwatch.