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Longueville Park Playground Upgrade

Community consultation is now open.

Consultation will run from 27 July to 7 September 2020.

Contact:

Helen Haigh, Coordinator Parks and Urban Spaces

Ph: (02) 9911 3544

Email: hhaigh@lanecove.nsw.gov.au

Overview

As part of Council's Playground Strategy, Longueville Park playground is scheduled for an upgrade due to the age of the equipment and potential change in playground users over the years.

Longueville Park playground is located on the foreshore of the Lane Cove River on Stuart Street. The playground is classified as a neighbourhood playground.

We have developed a community survey to help us to determine the needs and desires of local residents and visitors to the park.

Please take a moment to complete the survey below.

Have Your Say 

To have your say please complete the online survey.

If you would like to make further comments you can make a submission to the General Manager, quoting the reference 'SU8042', by:

  • Post: PO Box 20, Lane Cove 1595; or

Written submissions close 5:00pm Monday 7 September 2020.

If you have any enquiries please contact Council's Coordinator Parks and Urban Spaces, Helen Haigh on 9911 3544. 

Related Documents

Privacy

Council is committed to protecting your personal information and will manage your submission in accordance with our privacy policy. Any submission received may be made available to the public in accordance with the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 subject to public interest considerations and the removal of personal contact information, personal financial or commercial information and health and medical information.

 

Planning Proposal for the St Leonards Over-Rail Plaza

​Consultation is open from 8 July to 18 August 2020

Contact: Lara Fusco

Strategic Planner

(02) 9911 3627

Background

Council is consulting with the community on an amendment to the Lane Cove Local Environmental Plan to permit development of a public plaza above the North Shore train line on the south side of the Pacific Highway, St Leonards. The St Leonards Strategy, adopted by Council in December 2006, established a public domain vision for the St Leonards Commercial Core precinct that would create an identifiable ‘sense of place’. This included the development of a new community focal point for St Leonards, a new Bus Rail Interchange and Plaza to be constructed over the rail corridor. The Plaza  is to be funded by Council from funds received from Voluntary Planning Agreements from four​ projects surrounding the space. The owners of these properties produced a video​​ in 2014 ​​which provides a visual interpretation of the space.

The proposed LEP amendments seek to amend Schedule 1 of the Lane Cove Local Environmental Plan 2009 to permit development of a public plaza over the railway line. The Planning Proposal is considered to be a housekeeping amendment as it will enable the delivery of open space infrastructure by Council.

This consultation is in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 & Regulation 2000 and the Local Government Act 1993. The Minister has delegated authority of this proposal to Council as the local plan-making authority.

Proposal

The Over Rail Plaza is situated on the southern side of the Pacific Highway across from the St Leonards Railway Station. A portion of this public plaza (2,700 sqm) comprises the airspace above the North Shore Railway Line, between Canberra Avenue and Lithgow Street, and will connect to other portions already under construction.

This proposal does not address the design of the Plaza, which will be determined at a later stage, and only deals with the permissibility of using the airspace above the rail line.

The Over-Rail plaza, when designed, will provide more open space and high accessibility to the surrounding environment.  

Further information is available for viewing under Key Documents below.   

Have Your Say

To have your say on the plan, please make a submission to the General Manager quoting 'St Leonards Over-Rail Plaza – SU7994' by:

Written submissions will be received by Council until 5pm Tuesday 18 August 2020.

Key Documents 

Background  

Council originally proposed the idea of using the area above the railway corridor between Lithgow Street and Canberra Avenue for open space and community purposes in 2011. Since then, a significant body of work has been undertaken to realise the initial vision for the site including on-going engagement with local and state governments, and state and Ministerial agencies, in the preparation of the design and delivery of the development.  

Council has continued to gauge support for the project which requires the collaboration of local and state government stakeholders to progress the concept and identify delivery opportunities. 

The Plaza is also identified within the St Leonards and Crows Nest Draft Green Plan, prepared by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (the then Department of Planning and Environment) as part of the St Leonards and Crows Nest 2036 Plan in October 2018.  

The recent and ongoing transition of St Leonards with additional floor area for mixed use multi-story developments will continue to drive the need for additional publicly accessible open space. 

In 2019 Council received confirmation of the Planning Pathway for the delivery of the St Leonards Plaza project consistent with the requirements of both Transport for NSW and Council. 

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Privacy

Council is committed to protecting your personal information and will manage your submission in accordance with our privacy policy.  Please note, unless contrary to the public interest, any submission received may be made available to the public in accordance with the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 subject to the removal of personal contact information, personal financial or commercial information and health and medical information.


 


 

Sport and Recreation Precinct

Consultation is open from 3 July to 16 August 2020

Contact: David Stevens

Manager – Commercial Operations

(02) 9911 3664

Email

Background

In 2008 the Lane Cove Council Recreation Action Plan found that there are no public indoor sports courts in the Lane Cove area and that there was a lack of facilities that would have been traditionally classified as 'women's sport'.

Studies also show that there is a supply / demand imbalance in Sydney's North for sports such as basketball and netball.

To address the situation, Council is gauging community interest in a new Sport and Recreation Precinct on the curtilage of the current Lane Cove Golf Course. In addition to providing increased access to multi-court facilities the plans also improve visitation to the golf course to make golf sustainable at the site as since 2001, the number of games being played at the course has more than halved.

To help explain what is planned for the site, Council has put together a video that highlights the features of the Sport and Recreation Precinct Concept Plans

The Plans shows how the following activities can be accommodated on the current site at 180 River Road:

  • A nine-hole golf course
  • Golf driving range (optional)
  • Putt-putt golf (optional)
  • 5 indoor multi-sport courts and 4 outdoor multi-sport courts
  • A Stage for large scale meetings/performance
  • Program space for activities such as gymnastics and yoga etc.
  • Café and Restaurant
  • Expanded car park.

Watch the video about the Sport and Recreation Precinct

At its meeting of 16 March 2020, Council resolved to seek community feedback to include two options in relation to the golf course. Option 1 would see only minimal changes to the first hole to accommodate the multi-sport indoor and outdoor courts. The second option also includes putt-putt golf and a golf driving range to ensure the precinct becomes a golf 'destination' for all ages. To accommodate these facilities, Greg Norman Golf Course Design was commissioned to design a shortened golf course layout that would remain challenging and be accredited by Golf NSW.

Have Your Say

To provide Council with your feedback please complete the survey below.

Prior to completing the survey please review the Sport and Recreation Precinct Concept Plans, Revised Golf Course Masterplan Layout Option and our Frequently Asked Questions.

Council will also be hosting two drop-in information sessions at the Clubhouse of the Lane Cove Golf Club, 180 River Road, Lane Cove.

You are welcome to drop by on Saturday 25 July and 1 August between 9:00am – 11:00am to speak with a Council staff member.

You may also find that your questions are answered in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Key documents

You can also make a submission to the General Manager by:-

Submissions close Sunday 16 August 2020.

Privacy

Council is committed to protecting your personal information and will manage your submission in accordance with our privacy policy.  Please note, unless contrary to the public interest, any submission received may be made available to the public in accordance with the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 subject to the removal of personal contact information, personal financial or commercial information and health and medical information.