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Ku-ring-gai Council

Australian Place
NameKu-ring-gai Council
StateNew South Wales
Density1300 /km2 3367 /sq mi
Area86 km2 33.2 sq mi
MayorCr Ian Cross
Council SeatGordon
RegionMetropolitan Sydney
State DistrictDavidson, Ku-ring-gai
Federal DivisionBradfield, Warringah

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Ku-ring-gai Council is a Local Government Area in the North Shore region of Sydney. It includes the suburbs of Gordon, Pymble, Lindfield, Killara, St Ives, Roseville, Warrawee, Turramurra and parts of Wahroonga. The region is named after the Kuringgai tribe who once inhabited the area.

Because of its elevated position as part of the Hornsby Plateau, and good soils Ku-ring-gai was originally covered by a large area of dry sclerophyll forest, parts of which still remain and form a component of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park some of which lies within the municipality boundaries. There are also many domestic gardens in the residential parts of Ku-ring-gai.

Major hospitals in the municipality include the Sydney Adventist Hospital located in the suburb of Wahroonga which is a private hospital serving that also serves the greater North Shore region. The nearest public hospital is the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital located in the adjacent Hornsby Shire.

Ku-ring-gai was rated first out of 590 Australian Local Government Areas in the BankWest Quality of Life Index 2008.

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$1 million for Ku-ring-gai lightglobes - North Shore Times Tweet this news
North Shore Times---KU-RING-GAI Council- is spending $1 million changing lightglobes and completing other projects that reduce corporate energy consumption or produce alternate ... - Date : Thu, 12 Aug 2010 16:28:46 GMT+00:00
School: L-plate drivers a danger - Cumberland Courier Newspapers Tweet this news
Cumberland Courier Newspapers---KU-RING-GAI Council- has rejected a plea from a Wahroonga primary school for a traffic sign alerting motorists to its presence in a street plagued with ... - Date : Thu, 12 Aug 2010 16:16:59 GMT+00:00
Inquiry into how party went wrong - North Shore Times Tweet this news
North Shore Times---KU-RING-GAI Council- is working with police to establish how a party for a 17-year-old got so out of hand despite having five security guards. ... - Date : Tue, 10 Aug 2010 00:26:25 GMT+00:00
Councillor wants crackdown on misleading financial benchmark - Sydney Morning Herald Tweet this news
Sydney Morning Herald--Cr Tony Hall has asked the NSW Ombudsman to require his council to provide a more accurate account of its finances. -Ku-ring-gai Council- budgeted a return of ... - Date : Mon, 09 Aug 2010 13:57:36 GMT+00:00
Local groups criticise national parks commercialisation - Hornsby & Upper North Shore Advocate Tweet this news
Hornsby & Upper North Shore Advocate--The news comes within weeks after Hornsby Mayor Nick Berman publicly supported the amendments - while -Ku-ring-gai Council- stated they did not see this as a ... - Date : Mon, 09 Aug 2010 06:17:25 GMT+00:00
Keep your nose out of our planning, minister - Cumberland Courier Newspapers Tweet this news
Cumberland Courier Newspapers---KU-RING-GAI Council- has told NSW Planning Minister Tony Kelly to cease his “unnecessary intervention” into its planning functions. ... - Date : Thu, 05 Aug 2010 06:11:13 GMT+00:00
Online meter top-ups 'illegal' - North Shore Times Tweet this news
North Shore Times---Ku-ring-gai Council- has no parking meters; Willoughby and Land Cove councils do not have the technology available for mobile-phone topping-up. ... - Date : Tue, 03 Aug 2010 23:40:14 GMT+00:00
Councillors to argue their case for powers amid claims of conflict of interest - Hornsby & Upper North Shore Advocate Tweet this news
Hornsby & Upper North Shore Advocate--St Ives Shopping Village ... at the centre of a tussle between -Ku-ring-gai Council- and the State Government-run Ku-ring-gai Planning Panel, ... - Date : Wed, 28 Jul 2010 01:39:48 GMT+00:00
Panel 'conflict of interest' - North Shore Times Tweet this news
North Shore Times---KU-RING-GAI Council's- response to Planning Minister Tony Kelly's 21-day ultimatum could raise “an inherent conflict of interest” regarding reclassification ... - Date : Tue, 27 Jul 2010 00:44:21 GMT+00:00
Get planning into shape or I'll act: Kelly - North Shore Times Tweet this news
North Shore Times--NSW Planning Minister Tony Kelly has given -Ku-ring-gai Council- 21 days to show why he should not remove more of its planning powers. ... - Date : Tue, 20 Jul 2010 00:44:33 GMT+00:00

Party Councillors
  Independents 10
Total 10

Ward Councillor Party Notes
Comenarra   Elaine Malicki Independent
  Steven Holland Independent Elected on Elaine Malicki's ticket
Gordon   Cheryl Szatow Independent
  Elise Keays Independent Elected on Cheryl Szatow's ticket
Roseville   Jennifer Anderson Independent Deputy Mayor
  Rakesh Duncombe Independent Elected on Jennifer Anderson's ticket
St Ives   Tony Hall Independent
  Carolyne Hardwick Independent Elected on Tony Hall's ticket
Wahroonga   Duncan McDonald Independent Elected in a by-election on 30 May 2009 to replace Nick Ebbeck
  Ian Cross Independent Mayor

Suburbs and localities of Ku-ring-gai Council * North Shore * Sydney


Regions of Sydney

Central Business District * Eastern Suburbs * Forest District * Greater Western Sydney * Hills District * Inner West * Canterbury-Bankstown * Macarthur * Northern Beaches * North Shore * Northern Suburbs * Southern Sydney * St George * South-western Sydney
Local Government Areas of Sydney
Ashfield * Auburn * Bankstown * Blacktown * Botany Bay * Burwood * Camden * Campbelltown * Canada Bay * Canterbury * Fairfield * The Hills * Holroyd * Hornsby * Hunter's Hill * Hurstville * Kogarah * Ku-ring-gai * Lane Cove * Leichhardt * Liverpool * Manly * Marrickville * Mosman * North Sydney * Parramatta * Penrith * Pittwater * Randwick * Rockdale * Ryde * Strathfield * Sutherland * City of Sydney * Warringah * Waverley * Willoughby * Woollahra * Wollondilly

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