Council has adopted a number of plans which promote and encourage better access for the Community. Each Plan has specific goals and recommendations relating to access.
Council's Social Plan provides for the following groups within the Community: Aboriginal Australians, People with Disabilities, People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds Children, Youth, Seniors, and Women. The Social Plan was adopted by Council in July 2005 with the oversight and assistance of the Lane Cove Social Development Group.
Council adopted the plan, Expressing our Culture: A Cultural Action Plan in December 2004 and was the first Council in NSW to develop a Cultural Plan in line with all the elements of the latest Cultural Planning Guidelines from the NSW Ministry for the Arts. The Local Government and Shires Association of NSW's Inaugural Cultural Award for Policy and Planning was awarded to Lane Cove Council in May 2005. In 2016 Council adopted its latest plan Create Lane Cove: A Cultural Plan to reflect the arts, culture and diversity needs of the community over the next 5 - 10 years.
Council is committed to helping the local community become part of the global effort towards more sustainable local communities through it's Sustainability Action Plan.
Council's Sustainability Action Plan is a document that provides a framework of goals and actions that can improve sustainability outcomes in our community. It was developed with extensive consultation with our community, committees and staff. Council is committed to working with the community to implement this plan from 2016 - 2021.
Development Control Plans (DCP)
Council has a number of DCP's that are applied to any development application submitted. The principle DCP is Access and Mobility 5 which has recently been reviewed.