Things to Know about the Kurin-ring-gai Council

A Mayor leads the Council

The council has a mayor, deputy mayors and councillors, all elected at large by popular vote.

The roles of the councillors are:

  • Making decisions that guide Council activities.
  • Providing local leadership.
  • Representing the community’s interests by listening to and addressing their concerns.
  • Attending Council meetings and other official functions.
  • Building links between Council and the community.

The Kurin-Ring-gai Council has been recognised as one of Australia’s best councils for their planning policies that have created livelihood and a better quality of life.

The suburbs and localities are divided into 5 wards

The wards that comprise the Ku-ring-gai council are: Comenarra Ward, Gordon Ward, Roseville Ward, St Ives Ward and Wahroonga Ward. Each of these 5 wards votes 2 councillors to be their representative in the council.

Community Engagement

In the Ku-ring-gai council, there are a lot of opportunities for community engagement. As stated in their mission statement, they endeavour to hear and address the concerns of all residents. They have monthly open meetings where you can attend and voice your opinion about any topic that is important to you, or make suggestions on what should be done to improve it.

Planning and Development

The council has been recognised for its planning policies that have created a better quality of life. It is one of the best councils in Australia, and it bases its success on its commitment to:

  • Sustainable Development
  • Integration with nature – being ‘green’
  • Quality environment
  • Economic vitality – supporting businesses and jobs locally.

Now that you have a better idea of how things go in Gordon as a part of the Ku-ring-gai council, you may realize that the city is quiet and peaceful and nature is preserved because of how the area is being taken care of by its leaders.

Another well-preserved institution in Gordon is Ravenswood School for Girls. Dating back to the early 1900s, their values in education and society have been carried on up to the present day.

On another note, never suffer from toothache again as there is a nearby dental clinic in the Ku-ring-gai Council office. White Dental Clinic is just 5 minutes away from the Ku-ring-gai council. Just Head south on Mona Vale Rd/A3 toward Governors Walk and use the left lane to take the Pacific Hwy/A1 ramp to Airport/Sydney/Hornsby/Newcastle. Make a left turn onto Ridge St and continue onto Vale St. Take another left onto Moree St and finally turn left onto Pacific Hwy/A1.