Demand better planning on housing

illustration - increased housing and traffic

The NSW Government is preparing to implement one of the most far-reaching policies on new housing in decades.

While the need for more affordable housing in NSW is widely agreed upon, Council has been alarmed by NSW Government's disregard for community consultation and its rushed one-size-fits-all approach to planning. This sentiment is shared by the Ku-ring-gai community, with 75% of respondents to the Council's housing survey opposing the proposed changes.

If implemented, the impact of increased density here in Ku-ring-gai will be particularly devastating. Some impacts include: 

❌ An increase in traffic congestion
❌ Loss of trees and wildlife
Loss of heritage and character
❌ Strain on existing infrastructure and facilities 

With the support of its community, Council has voted unanimously to take action and to demand better planning from the NSW Government. What Council is calling for is:

✅ Consulting directly with communities
Working with local councils to understand each community
✅ Protecting natural and built heritage 
✅ Maintaining the tree canopy, wildlife and environment 
✅ Investing in all necessary new and additional infrastructure.

Learn more about what the changes mean for Ku-ring-gai

Actions you can take to help fight these changes

You can help fight the changes by completing one or more of the following actions. 

Write directly to NSW Government

You can write or call and make your opinions known directly to those responsible. View their contact details below. 

Sign a petition 

There are already a number of your elected representatives fighting the proposed Housing Policy. Add your voice to their petitions below.

Share on social media

Council has created a number of social media tiles. Help spread the message with your community by downloading them and sharing them on your social media pages.

house between two buildings

Download heritage tile

cars stuck in traffic

Download traffic tile

trees with crosses on them

Download environment tile

Council's survey

Although the public is not being consulted about the Transport Oriented Development policy, Council has prepared a submission to the NSW Government on our community’s behalf. Ku-ring-gai residents were invited to complete an online survey, with the results to then be attached to Council's submission. 

The survey closed 5pm Friday 16 February

Submission to the NSW Government 

The NSW Government was seeking public feedback on the proposed changes to housing policy on low and mid-rise housing

Feedback closed 4pm Friday 23 February

Visit NSW Govt exhibition page 

Independent advice

Read up on independent advice Council has received on how the proposed policy changes will impact Ku-ring-gai. 

Media coverage

Listen and read recent media coverage on the impact these changes will have on Ku-ring-gai* 

*Please note: this is not an exhaustive list of all media coverage.


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