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Proposal for a Draft Development Control Plan Amendment for Birdwood Lane

Have Your Say on a Proposed Development Control Plan for Birdwood Lane

DCP adopted.

The DCP amendment for Birdwood Lane was adopted by Council at its Monday 15 February 2021 meeting and took effect on Friday 19 February. 

The plan is inserted in Lane Cove Development Controlamendment on page 70 of Part D – Commercial and Mixed-Use Localities - Locality 6.

Consultation is now closed.

This consultation ran from Friday 6 November 2020 to Thursday 17 December 2020.


Strategic Planning


In May 2019, Aurecon was engaged to undertake a Streetscape Project investigating Rosenthal/Birdwood Lane, Sera Street and Pottery Lane with a view to creating DCP controls for each sub-precinct. The Rosenthal/Birdwood Lane sub-precinct is the first of these three DCP amendments.


This draft DCP amendment for Birdwood Lane and adjacent land is proposed for inclusion in Council's DCP. It will be inserted under Part D Commercial and Mixed-Use Localities - Locality 6 – Birdwood Lane.

For further information please view the Background Documents further below.  

Description of the Proposed DCP Plan

The draft DCP Amendment aims "to create a shared urban space that connects, promotes and contributes to the social, cultural and fine grain urban fabric of the Lane Cove Village". It addresses:pic.png

  • Built form (setbacks, height, facades, materials, glazing, activation, permeability, awnings);

  • Land uses;

  • Arcades;

  • Visual connections between spaces (safety, orientation, signage);

  • Pedestrian desire lines – linkages and connections (incl. thru links/midblock connections);

  • Parking and vehicle movements including service vehicles; and,

  • Public domain including landscaping, public art, outdoor dining, paving and street furniture.

Points of interest

  • Rosenthal Lane has been renamed as the southern leg extension of Birdwood Lane (the pedestrian link into the Plaza loses the superfluous name Birdwood Lane);
  • New buildings have laneway frontage setback of three metres at ground level;
  • Only retail uses are to be provided at ground floor level in new developments fronting Birdwood Lane;
  • New buildings are to address Birdwood Lane with active edges (such as doors, windows, shops and outdoor seating) and a canopy/cover (except the southern leg); 
  • Wayfinding is considered for arcades and thru links/midblock connections;
  • In lieu of on-site parking for commercial or shop-top housing, Council may accept a cash contribution. The number of loading zones along Birdwood Lane should be minimised; and,
  • Paving that suggests pedestrian priority (including driveways) including speed control devices as recommended.

 Background Documents