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The Canopy – Latest update on structural works and temporary carpark 

Return and Earn - The reverse vending machine is now available to use at the Little Street car park. 

Kimberley Playground - an upgrade of Kimberley Playground in Lane Cove is now complete.
Lane Cove Gift Card - this gift card can be redeemed at over 50 stores in the area.

Centennial Avenue and Epping Road Intersection Upgrade - Details of the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) upgrade works

Greenwich Hospital - find out more about the redevelopment of Greenwich Hospital. 

St Leonards and Crows Nest 2036 - State Government's Plan for the future of the precinct

Boat Trailer Parking in Lane Cove – Rules and regulations on boat trailer street parking. 

NSROC Sportsground Strategy – Addressing the issues of sportsfield usage across the region

St Leonards South Masterplan and Planning Proposal - find out the latest.
 

Proposed aged care facility at Northwood shops - find out the latest.Future use of compost - have a say and make a submission to the NSW Environment Protection Authority public consultation on the future use of compost derived from general household waste (red-bin bin waste).
​Mindarie Park - Stage 2 of Mindarie Park has begun.

Kingsford Smith Oval Changes - ​A new coloured-flag system has been implemented at Kingsford Smith Oval.

Kingsford Smith Oval Changes

​From Monday 2 March 2020, a new coloured-flag system will be implemented at Kingsford Smith Oval to help dog owners know when their dogs are allowed off-leash (no flag), on-leash (yellow flag) or not allowed on the oval at all (red flag). The flags will be displayed depending on the use of the oval and reflects the implementation of the Companion Animals Act 1998.

For more information, please visit see the Frequently Asked Questions.

Did you know you can check the availability of Council’s facilities including indoor venues, sports grounds and parks and reserves on the Council website?

To do so, simply follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Facilities webpage;

  2. Under the Availability bullet point, select Library, Indoor Venues, Sports Grounds or Parks and Reserves;

  3. The calendar will highlight whether the facility is available. Busy times are blocked out in red.  

 
Return and Earn - Can and Bottle Recycling

​​​​Return and Earn opened in Lane Cove on Monday 9 December 2019. Located on P1 of the Little Street car park, the reverse vending machine aims to reduce the amount of beverage container litter in the environment by collecting eligible containers such as cans and bottles.  

As of Sunday 12 January, more than 106,000 containers have been deposited.

How to use the Return and Earn reverse vending machine:

  1. Insert your empty containers into the chute at the front of the reverse vending machine.
  2. Containers will be scanned to ensure they are eligible for a refund.
  3. When you’re finished, select your preferred payout method on the screen:

Digital refund: Download the myTOMRA app and link it to PayPal, to transfer the refund to your account.
Retail refund: Take a printed voucher from the machine for a cash refund to Woolworths.
Donate your refund: Choose on the screen the charity or community fundraiser to donate your refund to.

Until Sunday 23 February 2020, your 10c refund can be donated to Rural Aid for the Bottles for the Bush appeal. So far, more than $100,000 has been donated to Rural Aid for much needed hay, food, water and services to farmers and rural families affected by drought and bushfire.

Operating hours:

Monday to Saturday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

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Mayor of Lane Cove, Clr Pam Palmer, cut the ribbon before being the first to use the machine when it opened on Monday 9 December.

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Future Use Of Compost

Have Your Say


We're inviting all Lane Cove residents to have a say and make a submission to the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) public consultation on the future use of compost derived from general household waste (red-bin bin waste).

On 1 July 2017 a new 'Red Bin' Waste Processing Facility commenced operations at the old Woodlawn Mine site (near Goulburn) to convert general household waste into compost (known as MWOO) suitable for mine site rehabilitation. The $100 million facility was delivered by Veolia under a licence granted by the EPA to service five Northern Sydney councils including Lane Cove and Southern Sydney councils, to dramatically increase the diversion of waste from landfill.

In October 2018 the EPA temporarily halted the application of MWOO to mine sites pending further research and is now proposing to ban its use permanently. It should be noted while the Woodlawn facility produced compost for approximately 18 months, none of the actual compost was ever distributed on the site.

The Woodlawn site is an abandoned mine which has various levels of contamination including copper tailings and the like. For this reason, it has strict MWOO application and water runoff controls in place approved by the EPA. Given the copper tailings dam alone would require 20 years of MWOO production to fill and would be capped when completed, Council is calling for a specific exemption to the ban for this use.

The EPA's consultation ended on Thursday 28 November 2019.

Find out more about the tailings dam. (Please follow the links to the agenda and minutes for the October Council Meeting. In the agenda, the information can be found on page six and in the minutes, the information can be found on page four.)

St Leonards South

February 2020

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has released its Strategic Review of the St Leonards South Planning Proposal​ which included a Charette (where experts were gathered to review the scheme)  conducted on 11 November, 2019.  ​The report concludes "Specifically, the planning proposal should be reviewed to consider:

1.  Creation of a new central park – the proposed open space should be relocated to sit centrally within the St Leonards South precinct in order to maximise opportunities with active and passive recreation and make effective use of strategically co-located community uses.

2.  Consolidation of public open space – pocket parks referenced at Holdsworth Avenue, Marshall Avenue and Berry Road should be consolidated into one central open space. This will maximise useability of open space for both passive and active recreation activities.

3.  Creation of new east-west links – an amended block layout should be explored with additional east-west links to establish a grid pattern in the precinct. This will achieve improved pedestrian permeability and activate public open space connections.

4.  Reorientation of density in the precinct – in order to maintain solar access to public open space, density should be reorientated to the north-east portion of the precinct.

5.  Minimising traffic movements – by minimising on-street parking, closing the intersection at Canberra Avenue and River Road, and introducing maximum car parking rates for the precinct. These measures will assist in delivering a pedestrianised environment reflective of the precinct’s proximity to active transport.

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​November 2019

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has released the Terms of Reference for the strategic review of the St Leonards South Planning Proposal and announced the review included a a Charette (where experts were gathered to review the scheme) was conducted on 11 November, 2019.  ​Pariticipants inclusded the Government Architect, a representative of the Greater Sydney Commission ​and a team of design and urban planning specialists. When complete it is intended that an outcome report will be produced and provided to Council in 2019.

October 2019

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has advised that they intend to release the timetable and terms of reference for the strategic review of the St Leonards South scheme by 25 October 2019. 

Two Planning Proposals lodged in the St Leonards South Precinct that have been refused by Council as they were inconsistent with the MasterPlan and Draft LEP amendment are subject to a Rezoning Review by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

The Department has referred the Planning Proposals for advice from the Sydney North Planning Panel before consideration by the Gateway.  At this stage no public hearings will be occurring. At this stage the proposed dates the panel will consider the proposals are as follows:-

​· 21-41 Holdsworth Ave and 18-32 Canberra Ave St Leonards - Wednesday 6 November 2019, 10.30am – 11.30am.

· 23-31 Holdsworth Avenue, 42-46 River Road and 24-34 Berry Road, St Leonards (East Quarter) and 26-36 Park Road and 27-39 Berry Road, St Leonards (West Quarter) – Wednesday 6 November 2019, 1pm – 2pm. 

September 2019

On 10 September, Council wrote to the Minister Stokes seeking his involvement to ensure the review is adequately resourced.

The General Manager has met with representatives of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to better understand the proposed process. At this stage the Department has set a 2 month indicative timeframe to undertake the strategic review of the scheme having regard to the IPC's advice. Once the review is complete, depending on the scale of change, community consultation would then be undertaken. At the conclusion of the consultation process Council will be in a position to consider such amendments in the finalisation of the Planning Proposal.

August 2019

Council at its meeting on Monday 19 August 2019 resolved that:

1. Council receive and note the advice of the Independent Planning Commission (IPC);

2. Council advise the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, that the NSW Government should review and respond to the IPC’s advice and recommend that:-

a) Council participates in the process and provides all necessary information and resources as required;

b) In conducting the review, although it is appropriate for Council to participate, the findings should be delivered by the Government;

c) As a number of the issues raised by the IPC also apply to the remainder of the St Leonards / Crown Nest 2036 study area, the NSW Chief Planner be involved in the review in addition to the Government Architect; and

d) Dr Deborah Dearing from the Greater Sydney Commission also be included in the review; and

3. That the review also consider:-

a) Reducing the 41% growth target for Lane Cove to 2036 to a more realistic rate in line with neighbouring Councils such as Mosman (6%) and Hunters Hill (9%) rather than our larger neighbours (such as North Sydney 27%, Willoughby 21% and Ryde 45%);

b) Contributing to the provision of more open space in the St Leonards South precinct given that Council’s proposed contribution through the draft Master Plan is already $30 million (over and above existing s7.11 contributions) and a higher amount will be needed to purchase more open space;

c) Overshadowing concerns, particularly facing River Road;

d) The need to provide accessible pathways for pedestrians and cyclists;

e) The need to provide local community facilities; and

f) The overall financial feasibility of the plan.

Background

Council resolved to undertake a master planning process for the precinct in St Leonards bounded by the Pacific Highway to the north, the railway line to the east, River Road to the south and Greenwich Road to the west. Council officers developed a Brief for the St Leonards Strategy, to be undertaken in two parts:

  • Stage 1 Precinct Report; and
  • Stage 2 Growth Scenarios Report.

Stage 1 (2012 – 2014)

Consultants David Lock and Associates (DLA) were engaged to complete Stage 1 of the St Leonards Strategy. The Precinct Report includes:-

  • Consideration of the current State, metropolitan and local strategic planning context;
  • A summary of existing conditions such as land use, demographic profile, urban structure and built form, public domain and natural features, vehicular and pedestrian access and movement, and physical infrastructure;
  • A summary of the community consultation undertaken as part of Stage 1; and
  • An analysis of issues and opportunities for the precinct, including that the area "is well located for potential urban consolidation opportunities".

Community consultation was also undertaken as part of this process which included the establishment of a website and a Community Consultation report on Stage 1.

Stage 2 (2014 – 2015)

In response to technical and community feedback received through a series of community sessions and workshops, a Draft Master Plan and supporting documents were prepared by urban planning consultants and endorsed by Council on 8 December 2014 for public exhibition.

The Draft Plan discussed potential changes to the zoning and scale of areas in the precinct as well as the provision of community facilities, open space and other matters. It also discussed:-

  • Density Potential
  • Financial Viability
  • Sustainable Urban Design & Amenity
  • Infrastructure
  • Staging and Transition Management

These plans were publicly exhibited from December 2014 to May 2015 and Council held numerous information days, workshops, and drop-in sessions.

Details of Stage 2 (including Master Plan, community presentations and Council reports) are available on Council's website in the 'Have Your Say' section entitled St Leonards South Draft Master Plan.

Stage 3 (2015 – now)

On 13 July 2015 Council resolved to adopt the Draft St Leonards South Master Plan with the addition of the area up to Park Road east side, subject to the B3 Commercial Core zone west of Canberra Avenue remaining as currently zoned (see map below).

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The next phase of the planning process identified the exact location of public parks, community facilities, east-west links and roads– all to promote a liveable residential precinct. This involved translating the Master Plan into:

    • a draft Local Environment Plan (LEP) containing various legal mechanisms (zones; building heights; FSR; etc);
    • a draft Development Control Plan (setbacks; open space; transitions; parking; etc);
    • a draft Development Contributions Plan (which will include a suitable provision for Key Worker Housing;); and
    • a draft Landscape Master Plan (to be incorporated into the DCP).

A Progress Report was presented to the 15 February 2016 Council meeting updating the status of the Draft LEP amendments and other documents.

Draft LEP Amendment No.25.

The Draft LEP amendments were submitted to NSW Department of Planning and Environment in February and May 2016. The Draft LEP amendments (Planning Proposal) was granted a conditional Gateway Determination in September 2016. Community Information Sessions were held in November 2016 to provide this update to owners and residents in the St Leonards South area – this was reported to the November 2016 Council meeting along with the presentation.

Council formally responded to the Gateway conditions in September 2017 and the other supporting documents were reported to the October 2017 Council meeting and endorsed for public exhibition. 

Draft LEP Amendments

The proposed LEP amendments for the St Leonards South Residential Precinct (bounded by Canberra Avenue, Marshall Avenue, Park Road and River Road) seek to:-

  • Increase the residential density of much of the site from R2 Low Density Residential to R4 High Density Residential
  • Increase the building height limits for the area from 9.5 metres to the various building heights
  • To amend the maximum permissible floor space ratio (FSR) for the area from 0.5/ 0.6:1 to various floor space ratios
  • Support the provision of public open space throughout the precinct commensurate with the planned intensity of development in St Leonards South
  • Support the provision of Community facilities throughout the precinct commensurate with the planned intensity of development in St Leonards South
  • Ensure landscape design within both the public and private domain is of a uniformly high standard
  • Support ease of pedestrian/ cycle circulation throughout the precinct
  • To support the provision of efficient traffic routes in St Leonards South

Consultation

Consultation on the draft LEP amendments and other supporting studies ran from 30 October 2017 to 5 January 2018. Details of this consultation are available on Council's website in the 'Have Your Say' section entitled St Leonards South Residential Precinct Draft Plans. A copy of the submissions received during this consultation period is available.

The exhibition material included:-

  • A Planning Proposal which seeks to amend LEP 2009 to implement new site-specific planning controls (including zoning, building heights, floor space ratios, lot sizes and land reservation acquisition) which will control development in the St Leonards South Precinct. Ministerial delegation has not been issued to Council for this proposal.
  • A Draft Development Control Plan that details development controls for the precinct.
  • A Draft Landscape Master Plan that details designs for public and private domain areas and the overall streetscape.
  • A Draft Section 94 Contributions Plan that provides a means for funding local infrastructure required as a result of the new development.

    Other information and supporting documents, including Supplementary Design Report; Heritage Study; Cumulative Transport and Accessibility Study; Cumulative Traffic Study; St Leonards South Master Plan – December 2014; Independent Economic Review; HillPDA advice on Affordable Housing; S94 Open Space Contribution; and Community Facilities uplift.

Community Drop In Sessions were held throughout November and December 2017. Both these sessions involved the display of information panels outlining the scheme and staff were on hand to answer any questions.

To view all the exhibition material in full please see the Related Documents below.

Related Documents      

Other Supporting documents

Proposed LEP maps

Gateway Determination

Council Reports

  • Council Report – St Leonards South Master Plan - 13 July 2015 
  • Council Resolution – St Leonards South Master Plan - 13 July 2015 
  • Council Report – St Leonards South – Draft Development Control Plan, Draft Landscape Master Plan and Draft Section 94 Plan – 23 October 2017 
  • Council Resolution -  St Leonards South – Draft Development Control Plan, Draft Landscape Master Plan and Draft Section 94 Plan – 23 October 2017 

What happened next?

At its meeting held on the 19 March 2018, Council resolved to write to Minister Anthony Roberts MP to request:-

  1. An extension of time for Council to complete the St Leonards South Planning Proposal to allow for the public release and consideration of the St Leonards / Crows Nest Planned Precinct Draft Land Use Infrastructure and Implementation Plan; and
  2. Confirmation that if the Planning Proposal proceeds and given the recent rezonings in St Leonards east of the railway line, these rezonings satisfy Council's housing supply targets to 2026.

This was to allow the community and Councillors to understand and consider the Government's plans for the Precinct, particularly in relation to the provision of infrastructure, prior to further considering the Planning Proposal. Once this was released, two (2) additional community consultation sessions were to be organised to outline the plan to the community. A 12 month extension was subsequently granted.

Greater Sydney Commission

Council also  sought clarity and a commitment that if the St Leonards South Planning Proposal proceeds and given the recent rezonings in St Leonards east of the railway line, these rezonings will satisfy Council's housing supply targets to 2026. Council has received correspondence from the Greater Sydney Commission  which acknowledges, in two key sentences:-

"Based on Council's estimates of capacity created via planning strategies currently being considered and Council's 2009 LEP, the LGA has the potential to exceed a 6-10 year (2021-2026 target)......."

"In this regard we recognise that the additional capacity you are creating now through your local planning will be counted towards your achievement of a 10 year target."

Based on the letter and discussions with the Greater Sydney Commission, to bring this into effect Council can develop a 10 year Housing Strategy (as all councils are required to do once the target is known), based on the St Leonards East and South precincts only.

Greenwich Hospital

Council received notification from the Department of Planning of a State Significant Development proposal for the redevelopment of Greenwich Hospital. 

An updated proposal was lodged by the applicant which has regard to the community's and Council's submission (April 2019). It can viewed on the Department of Planning's website or in hard copy at Council's Civic Centre and Greenwich Library. Submissions for the updated proposal were extended until 18 December 2019.

Since Council's initial submission in April 2019, the development was subject to design changes and was renotified to Council. 

report relating to the updated proposal was considered at the Council meeting on Monday 18 November 2019 and Council resolved to object to the amended proposal.  Council made a revised submission addressing the changes to the Department of Planning in mid-December 2019. The revised submission included a copy of the Council report, Council's decision​​ and a set of draft conditions should the proposal proceed despite Council's opposition.​

Key amendments to the concept proposal are:

• Reduced scale of development, including deletion of the seniors living villas;

• Increased health care facilities, including a new respite care facility;

• Greater setbacks and transitions in height of building envelopes along the boundaries of the site;

• Increased tree retention and landscaping;

• Reconfiguration of the layout to protect the heritage curtilage of Pallister House; and

• Revised staging to deliver the new hospital in the first stage.



Updated Scheme​ 


 


 Original Scheme

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Proposed Aged Care Facility

Update: Proposed aged care facility at Northwood shops

The Council at its meeting on 19 August 2019 considered an update on the Northwood Shops Planning Proposal (P.P. 29). In June last year Council rejected a proposal  for a new development at Northwood shops. The purpose of the planning proposal was to amend the permissible uses for land at 4-18 Northwood Road and 274 and 274A Longueville Road Lane Cove to permit a 130-bed residential care facility above retail shops. The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has advised they are currently seeking to finalise the Planning Proposal having considered Council’s and the Developer’s response and so a decision is imminent.

Council has not altered its position that the proposal should be amended to a more modest built form with a two-storey façade (with a 3rd level setback) fronting Northwood Road. Adequate setbacks at the rear from bushland and vehicle access from the southern end of the site.

Mindarie Park Update

Stage 2 of Mindarie Park began construction on 19 August.

Major earthworks are currently being undertaken and should be completed in the next few weeks.

At certain times during the works there will be a reduced number of parking spots. Works will take place Monday - Friday between 7:00am and 5:00pm.

In the next few months, Council will begin installing parkour activity equipment, a multi-games arena, an amphitheatre and small stage as well as additional barbecues and picnic settings. 

The remainder of the stage 2 and stage 3 works are expected to be completed in May 2020.

Stage one which included an all-inclusive playground following the “Everyone can Play” NSW guidelines was opened by member for Lane Cove Anthony Roberts MP on 23 February 2019.

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Lane Cove Gift Card

​The Lane Cove Gift Card is here and can be redeemed at shops, cafes, restaurants and other retail outlets in Lane Cove.  Your Lane Cove Gift Card may be purchased at any of our load-up stores. The minimum load amount is $30. A sincere thank you to all the retailers who have registered their participation in Council’s Lane Cove Gift Card.

You can use the Lane Cove Gift Card at the following retailers:

  • Adam Larissa

  • Anya Natural Healing

  • Bakers Delight

  • Bella Cove Lingerie

  • Birdwood Café

  • Cellarbrations at Lane Cove*

  • Chargrill Charlie's

  • Curry Lane

  • Elan Hair

  • Elizabeth's Beauty Clinic

  • Encasa Lane Cove

  • Feet First Acupuncture and Remedial Massage

  • Flair for Beauty

  • Found Gifts and Homewares*

  • Fourth Fish Restaurant

  • Go Vita

  • Ground Caffe

  • Health Space Clinics

  • Herringbone Hair Design

  • Hummerston's Gourmet Meats

  • Infinity Hair

  • Iris & Lin*

  • Kasina Korean Eatery

  • La Piazza Lane Cove

  • La Provence Espresso Bar

  • Lane Cove Advantage Pharmacy

  • Lane Cove Aquatic and Leisure Centre

  • Lane Cove Bowling and Recreation Club

  • Lane Cove Council Civic Centre*

  • Lane Cove Newsagency

  • Lane Cove Sushi Bar

  • Lane Cove Tennis and Golf

  • Lil Lane Eatery

  • Lillah

  • Little Red Robin Restaurant & Wine Bar

  • Miss V Boutique

  • My Hair House by Jen

  • Nibu Café

  • Old Quarter

  • Oliver Barkley Pet Supply

  • One Seed Patisseries

  • Porter's Liquor Northwood*

  • Prohealth Physio

  • Pure Flowers

  • Renegade Cycles

  • Riverview Deli

  • Sloans

  • Smart Bargains*

  • Soulful Fitness Yoga and Pilates

  • Spotted Orchid*

  • Sushimaru Lane Cove

  • Sydney Community Services

  • Sydney Speech Clinic

  • The Beautician

  • The Burns Bay Bookery

  • The Cake Man

  • The Darlene Hair Lounge

  • The Foot Group

  • The Junction Coffee Co

  • The Source Bulk Foods

  • Tres Jolie Hair Face & Body

  • Triple A Dry Cleaners

  • Two Brothers Cafe

  • Unwined Espresso Bar

  • Via Napoli

  • Vision Personal Training

  • Wok Passion

  • Xara Skin Clinic*

  • Zapparellis Pizza

  • Zjoosh

Load-Up Stores

You can purchase and load-up your gift card at the following stores:

  • Cellarbrations at Lane Cove
  • Found Gifts and Homewares
  • Iris & Lin
  • Lane Cove Council Civic Centre*
  • Porter's Liquor Northwood
  • Smart Bargains
  • Spotted Orchid
  • Xara Skin Clinic

Find out more.

 

Kimberley Playground

Council is pleased to announce an upgrade of Kimberley Playground in Kimberley Avenue, Lane Cove is complete. The new play area features a slide, balance beams, spinners and two swings, including a nest swing.

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Bill Bryan Playground

​The upgrades to Bill Bryan Playground have been completed. Council commenced works in the play area at the end of March 2019.

The new area features:

  • 2 slides
  • Sandpit with digger
  • Junior practice basket ring
  • 3 swings including a 'nest' swing

You can find Bill Bryan Playground on the corner of Stuart Street and William Edward Street in Longueville.

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266 Longueville Road

266 Longueville Road, Lane Cove. DA117/2017

 

Overview and Status

 

The site comprises three parcels of land described as Lot 1 in DP 321353, Lot 1 in DP 1227921 and Lot 2 in DP 1227921 known as 266 Longueville Road, lane Cove.

 

 

 

Source: Statement of Environmental Effects

 

The original proposal comprises 70 residential aged care beds, 90 independent living units (self-contained dwellings), associated facilities, new landscape works, car parking for 137 vehicles and site embellishments. The application was notified extensively. A public information meeting was held on 20 September 2017 as part of public consultation.

 

The proposal was assessed by an independent external consultant and presented to the Sydney North Planning Panel at its public meeting held on 11 July 2018 for determination.

 

The Panel deferred determination and requested the applicant make amendments to the development and provide additional information.

 

The notice of determination is available on Council’s website here. [LIV please create link here to doc 29593/19]

 

A number of time extensions were requested by the Applicant and granted by the Panel to fully address the issues raised.

 

The applicant has now amended the proposed development and provided additional information on 24 April 2019.

 

The amendments to the proposal also include the following:

  • increase in setback on the southern boundary by 1m while creating a 2m landscape strip towards Timber Tops.

 

The additional information submitted include the following:

  • detailed site investigated under SEPP55,

  • peer review of traffic assessment,

  • assessment of ecological impacts,

  • assessment of visual impacts from the golf course,

  • information relating to site compatibility certificate

  • Gross Floor Area & Floor Space Ratio calculations.

 

All information submitted by the applicant is available on Council’s website. Due to the unprecedented amount of documents associated with the Development Application for 266 Longueville Road (DA117/2017), the documents relating to the Original Application (submitted in August 2017) can be viewed in this document and the documents relating to the Amended Application (submitted in April 2019) can be found on this webpage. Please note that some information is relevant to the original and the amended proposal.

 

The amended proposal in now under assessment by the independent consultant who will in due course be preparing a supplementary report for the consideration by the Sydney North Planning Panel.

Overview and Status

The site comprises three parcels of land described as Lot 1 in DP 321353, Lot 1 in DP 1227921 and Lot 2 in DP 1227921 known as 266 Longueville Road, Lane Cove.

 

Source: Statement of Environmental Effects

The original proposal comprises 70 residential aged care beds, 90 independent living units (self-contained dwellings), associated facilities, new landscape works, car parking for 137 vehicles and site embellishments. The application was notified extensively. A public information meeting was held on 20 September 2017 as part of public consultation.

The proposal was assessed by an independent external consultant and presented to the Sydney North Planning Panel at its public meeting held on 11 July 2018 for determination.

The Panel deferred determination and requested the applicant make amendments to the development and provide additional information.

The notice of determination is available on Council's website.

A number of time extensions were requested by the Applicant and granted by the Panel to fully address the issues raised.

The applicant has now amended the proposed development and provided additional information on 24 April 2019.

The amendments to the proposal also include the following:

  • increase in setback on the southern boundary by 1m while creating a 2m landscape strip towards Timber Tops.

 The additional information submitted include the following:

  • detailed site investigated under SEPP55,
  • peer review of traffic assessment,
  • assessment of ecological impacts,
  • assessment of visual impacts from the golf course,
  • information relating to site compatibility certificate
  • Gross Floor Area & Floor Space Ratio calculations.

All information submitted by the applicant is available on Council's website. Due to the unprecedented amount of documents associated with the Development Application for 266 Longueville Road (DA117/2017), the documents relating to the Original Application (submitted in August 2017) can be viewed in this document and the documents relating to the Amended Application (submitted in April 2019) can be found on this webpage. Please note that some information is relevant to the original and the amended proposal.

The amended proposal in now under assessment by the independent consultant who will in due course be preparing a supplementary report for the consideration by the Sydney North Planning Panel.

Parking in Lane Cove

 Stuck for a car space or wondering where you’ll park today?

There are now more than 500 car spaces available in car parks close to Lane Cove Plaza.

It’s even easier to enjoy the lively village atmosphere, shops, cafes, restaurants and community facilities in the heart of Lane Cove.

Take advantage of a new, temporary, 45-space public car park on Rosenthal Avenue, entry via Birdwood Lane with FREE parking, for two hours, from 8:00am – 6:00pm.

Market Square Car Park - New Payment Option

From April 2019, customers using the Market Square Car Park will now have the option to pay for their parking online through Council’s new Payment Portal at www.lanecoveparking.com.au

Parking is free for customers who stay under three hours. If your visit is over three hours and you forgot to pay on exit via the pay lane, please visit the Payment Portal and pay online. You have three days to make a payment, or fines apply.

When visiting the Payment Portal, customers will be prompted to enter their vehicle licence plate and any outstanding payments will appear.

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Centennial Ave/Epping Rd

Work starts at Centennial Avenue and Epping Road

The NSW Government is upgrading the Centennial Avenue and Epping Road intersection.

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) will widen Centennial Avenue, adding a left hand turn lane from Centennial Avenue onto Epping Road, helping ease congestion, reduce travel times and make the intersection safer.

 

To carry out this work, RMS will temporarily close Turrumburra Park and playground, to use it as the project compound site. Council will reinstate the park swing set and playground facilities after the work is completed. There are a number of parks nearby for use while the park is closed. These include:

• Park and playground: Directly across the road from Turrumburra Park on Centennial Avenue
• Charlish Park Playground: About 350 metres east of Turrumburra Park on Centennial Avenue
• Tantallon Oval: About 190 metres west of Turrumburra Park on Epping Road
• Nichols Reserve Playground: About 500 metres south of Turrumburra Park on Burns Bay Road

During construction, an alternative pedestrian pathway will be established through Turrumburra Park. This pathway will be separated from the compound sites by secure fencing. There will also be lighting along the alternative pathway to ensure pedestrians can safely walk through the park after dark. Construction vehicle access to the site is also required from the Centennial Avenue end of the park to the northern end, through an existing gap between trees.The pedestrian pathway will be reinstated after work has been completed.

The cycleway and pedestrian footpath which runs through the centre of the park will remain open to the public at all times during construction work. The community will be advised of any temporary diversions which may be required during construction. In the interest of public safety the pedestrian pathway around the park will be closed at times with alternative routes available. There will be clear signage at each end of the pathway, ahead of any closures, to advise the community of the dates and times the pathway cannot be used.

18 trees will be removed from Turrumburra Park to accommodate the new left turn lane from Centennial Avenue into Epping Road. Minor tree trimming of canopies may be required during compound establishment. Site sheds, containers and stockpiling materials will be placed in areas between existing tree canopies, in order to minimise the amount of tree trimming required, where possible. RMS have committed to planting advanced trees upon completion.

There will be temporary traffic changes during RMS work hours to ensure the work zone is safe. They will be working for up to five nights a week for 70 shifts between Monday 21 January and the end of November 2019, weather permitting. Their work hours will be between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday, Saturday between 8am and 1pm and between 6pm and 7am Sunday to Friday. They will not be working on public holidays. 

The latest information is available on the Sydney North section of the RMS website. Information contained above was taken from the October and January community updates provided by RMS - full copies are available on their website.

If you have any questions please contact RMS' delivery partner Ward Civil on 1300 919 508 or projects@wardcivil.com.au.

Business Parking Permit

 

3 Month Business Parking Permits

A business parking scheme is in place to help those staff who may have been parking in the Rosenthal Avenue Car Park.

The 3 Month Business Parking Permit is based on a three-monthly cycle, by random draw. The recipients can park in designated business parking spaces in Sera Street (behind Coles). This was previously an underutilised parking area.

The current draw for permits from Monday 9 September to Sunday 8 December is now closed.

Read the Conditions of 3 Month Business Parking Permit

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