Public domain plan

The Ku-ring-gai Public Domain Plan guides the design of streets and public spaces. It aims to support the revitalisation of Ku-ring-gai’s local centres so that they become more walkable, user friendly and attractive places.

The Ku-ring-gai Public Domain Plan correlates with Council directions and policies including the Ku-ring-gai Development Control Plan, Ku-ring-gai Community Strategic Plan – Our Ku-ring-gai 2038, the Ku-ring-gai Local Strategic Planning Statement, as well as State level policy such as Greater Sydney Commission’s North District Plan.

Public domain concept plans have been prepared for six local centres – Turramurra, Gordon, Lindfield, St Ives, Pymble and Roseville. It is critical that all proposed public domain works adhere to the concept plans to ensure the delivery of quality public domain outcomes and a coherent future character for Ku-ring-gai’s local centres.

Volume 1 

Volume 1 sets out guidelines for planning and design of public domains across all six town centres.

Ku-ring-gai Public Domain Plan 2022 - Contents(PDF, 2MB)
Ku-ring-gai Public Domain Plan 2022 Volume 1 - Introduction(PDF, 10MB)

Volume 2 

Volume 2 provides strategic planning guidance in the form of concept plans and strategies for use in the initial planning and design phase of a project.

Ku-ring-gai Public Domain Plan 2022 Volume 2 - Introduction(PDF, 10MB)

Volume 3 

Volume 3 provides construction details and specifications for the implementation of the strategies identified in Volume 2, covering:

  • Location guidelines
  • Street furniture
  • Paving
  • Storm water
  • Street tree planting
  • Street and pedestrian lighting
  • Outdoor dining and footpath trading and set outs (If you would like to add some outdoor dining or footpath trading on footpaths or community land you will need to apply to Council for approval. Refer to the Outdoor Dining and Footpath Trading Policy)

Ku-ring-gai Public Domain Plan 2022 Volume 3 - Technical Manual(PDF, 26MB)