The big issues facing our regions - from the current Mayors
Continued population growth and the increase in dwelling targets in the years ahead. The Greater Sydney Commission has intimated there will need to be district targets divided between councils but as yet we don't know what that is for us. Ku-ring-gai has a unique character with architecturally significant homes and a stunning natural environment. Sensitive planning needs to ensure survival of that character: nobody wants the spread of high density into our heritage streetscapes. Council has now received $300,000 from the State Government to pay Council's costs in the successful court case against a merger with Hornsby Council. Council and residents can now look forward to a future as a strong stand-alone council. Seeing through to completion projects at Lindfield Green, Lindfield Hub, Gordon and Turramurra, as well as getting underway the St Ives Tourism Precinct. Population growth brings with it increased demand for facilities and Council has spent $42 million over the last seven years acquiring land for public use. Council has recently adopted a Destination Management Plan to guide our visitation and events programs, especially in the St Ives Showground Precinct where we have already had tremendous success with the St Ives Medieval Faire and the Aussie Night Markets. Master Plans for other town centres include Turramurra and Gordon, following Lindfield. Resolution of ongoing issues of traffic and parking. Master planning of the town centres allows us to include opportunities for underground car parks and making traffic improvements. We need to make sure our planning is sympathetic to the character of the area. I'm a passionate advocate of protecting heritage streetscape and buildings and help with a heritage grants scheme that supports owners of heritage properties.
Ku-ring-gai’s current Mayor Jennifer Anderson, who’s standing again for councillor re-selection and as a Mayoral candidate