Ku-ring-gai Local Character Background Study

A long-term objective of the Ku-ring-gai Community Strategic Plan - Our Ku-ring-gai 2038 is the preservation of the unique visual character of the Ku-ring-gai LGA. 

The Ku-ring-gai Local Strategic Planning Statement identifies managing change and growth, in a way that conserves and enhances Ku-ring-gai’s unique visual and landscape character. Priority Actions are to:

  • Define Ku-ring-gai’s unique visual and landscape character through community engagement; and
  • Undertake a Local Character Study in accordance with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s Local Character and Place Guidelines February 2019.

Local Character can be defined by a complex interaction between landscape, buildings and culture. The Ku-ring-gai Local Character Background Study uses advanced mapping techniques and on-ground analysis to overlay multiple factors and give a rich representation of the physical character of Ku-ring-gai. This work is supplemented by information captured from various sources including residents’ opinions, documenting aspects of the physical, social and cultural characteristics of the area.

The Study constitutes a valuable baseline and is intended to provide the basis for further research into local character in the future. It can be used as a reference source to guide similar and aligned studies in the future.

Council adopted the Ku-ring-gai Local Character Background Study at its Ordinary Meeting on 15 June 2021.

View the adopted Local Character Background Study(PDF, 33MB)

View Local Character Methodology Report(PDF, 2MB)

View information from the public exhibition held April 2021