About Net Zero Ku-ring-gai

Watch how Council, residents, schools and business are creating healthier, liveable spaces.

Over 124,659 people live in Ku-ring-gai, just 16km from the city, it is known for its unique natural environment with over 30 per cent of our local government area covered in bushland.

Urgent action is required by all levels of government and our community to face our rapidly changing climate and ensure a healthy future.

Our biggest sources of consumption are electricity (58%), transport (28%) and waste generation (12.8%) and gas (6.4%). 

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*Emissions data provided by Resilience Sydney.

Where do we start?

Climate change can be overwhelming. While real solutions will require action on a global scale, there are choices you can make to reduce your personal impact.

Net Zero Ku-ring-gai has been created in collaboration with Council and our community. This partnership led to the first five years Net Zero Communities Strategy(PDF, 5MB) and clearly outlines our actions to get there in the Management Actions and Funding Table(PDF, 757KB)

We have set an ambitious goal as a community to reach net zero emissions by 2040, or earlier and a 50% reduction, by 2030. See our overarching Climate Change Policy.(PDF, 376KB)

We want to engage all areas of Ku-ring-gai including residents, schools, businesses, community groups and our own local Council.

So what are Net Zero emissions? Click here for a simple overview.

How do we get there?

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Community feedback

Read what you had to say(PDF, 2MB) from our consultation process in 2022. 

Need help?

Please contact our Sustainability Engagement Officer via email or phone 9424 0172.