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Rosenthal Project – Latest update on structural works and temporary carpark 

Greenwich Hospital - Future Plans for development of the hospital site

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

12ft Skiff Club - Construction of customised temporary storage facility after arson attack 

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.

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.

 

St Leonards South

Latest News 2019

Council made a presentation ​to the IPC on Thursday 23 May 2019 at the request of the Commission. The IPC realised its advice on 23 July 2019 and has been forwarded to the Minister and Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for consideration.

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.

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 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 Bowling and Recreation Club
  • 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.

Greenwich Hospital

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

The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) submitted with the proposal provides detail of a concept proposal for the redevelopment of the existing Greenwich Hospital which includes:

  • Hospital expansion to the existing 50 place hospital care facility with inpatient/outpatient support services;
  • 80 Seniors Living units (apartments) associated with Hospital style campus;
  • 9 Seniors Living units (villas);
  • Retention of Pallister House;
  • On-site parking.

The proposal can be viewed on the Department of Planning's website or in hard copy at Council's Civic Centre and Greenwich Library.

Council has lodge the following submission in response to the proposal, following consideration of the issue at the 18 March Council Meeting.

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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.

Helping the 12ft Skiff Club

An arson attack on the Lane Cove 12ft Skiff Club in 2018 resulted in the loss of the Club’s storage facilities and numerous skiffs.

To support the members of the Skiff Club, Council has constructed a customised temporary storage facility that will allow the club to continue to operate during the recovery period. Council continues to work with representatives from the Club to identify longer term options for the Club’s future rebuild.


 


 

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

St Leonards and Crows Nest

February 2019

After considering the State Government's Draft St Leonards Crows Nest 2036 Plans at its Extraordinary meeting on 4 February 2019, Council resolved to make a submission highlighting a number of positive aspects and 16 issues of concern. These are contained in the following documents:

- Covering Letter

- Council submission

- Response to Crows Nest Metro Rezoning Proposal

- Appendix to Response to Crows Nest Rezoning Proposal

- Response to Crows Nest Metro Concept Development Application

- Draft 2036 Plans Workshop – final report by KJA

January 2019

Update on Independent Facilitated Workshop report on St Leonards Crows Nest Draft 2036 Plans

On 12 December 2018, Council hosted a workshop on the St Leonards Crows Nest Draft 2036 Plans from the Department of Planning. Independent facilitators (KJA) were appointed by Council to deliver an interactive session addressing these plans and to record participant feedback. Attendees were required to familiarise themselves with the Draft Local Character Statement and Draft 2036 Plan prior to this session. Comments were collated under each of the five themes of the Plans (Place, Landscape, Built Form, Land Use and Movement).

KJA specifically noted that "some demographics of the local government area were underrepresented, particularly residents aged under 30 years, while other age groups were overrepresented." KJA considered that the results of the workshop "would need to be tested with the broader community before it could be determined to be indicative of the wider community's view" (KJA, p3). Despite this, KJA reported the key findings were:

  • Concern about the impact of additional development, particularly new residential, on local traffic, parking and accessibility, including in areas some believed are already congested, and local amenity.
  • Concern of what was seen as an overemphasis on residential development at the expense of commercial development, which some suggested would hinder efforts to meet employment targets.
  • Mixed views regarding the amount, location and zonings of new residential densities.
  • Concern about Metro station being at capacity once opened.
  • Concern about overshadowing impacts of new developments, and other impacts (e.g. wind tunnels).
  • Support for new public transport infrastructure, pedestrian and cycle-ways, but still believed that additional infrastructure and measures would be needed to manage traffic increase and cars parking in the area.
  • Support for a bus interchange to be included in the Plan.
  • Acknowledgement of the challenges of topography, including for developments and cycle-ways.
  • Support for efforts to retain heritage and character of the local area, with some thinking the Department could do more.
  • Support new community hubs and amenities in the area, with specific suggestions for how these could be delivered (should mostly be in place before and/or in parallel with residential, not after new developments were complete).  
  • General support for activated laneways and proposed shopping centres.
  • Support for a variety of housing types across the entire precinct, including affordable housing options, to meet the needs of different demographics, such as key service workers (health etc).
  • Support for proposed setbacks, especially in transitioning, though concern that best practice built form would be compromised during planning proposal processes.
  • Support for plans to expand health and education facilities to meet increased demand from a larger local population, though views differed as to where some of these facilities should be located.
  • Support for green corridors and tree cover, though keen to see an increase in, and greater mix of, useable and open green spaces in the precinct than is currently allowed for in the Plan.

KJA also noted that the predominant focus of the participants within this session were on issues associated with the St Leonards South Planning Proposal rather than the broader St Leonards Crows Nest Draft 2036 Plans.

Participants also mentioned additional information they would like to see, including:

  • Evidence that there is support from some members of the community for development in the area;
  • Means of calculating progress under each principle so that it can be monitored by community;
  • The detailed plan and approach for creating and measuring increased employment in the area;
  • The proposed locations of any new education facilities; and
  • Further traffic modelling analysis and data.

The full KJA report on the St Leonards & Crows Nest Draft 2036 Plans Workshop is available to view online.

Council is in the process of preparing a report in response to the State Government's St Leonards Crows Nest Draft 2036 Plans ahead of the Extraordinary Council meeting of Monday 4 February 2019. The agenda and draft report will be available to view on Council's website in advance of the meeting.

November 2018

Council can confirm that the NSW Department of Planning and Environment have agreed to an extension to the overall period of submissions for the State Government’s St Leonards and Crows Nest Draft 2036 Plan package.

The exhibition period will now close on Friday 8 February 2019.  It is important to note that the consultation period for the proposed draft Crows Nest Metro (station) plans have not been extended and will conclude on 3 December 2018.

Please see the Have Your Say section below for the finalised dates of the public drop-in information as well as Council's facilitated session.

October 2018

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has released the draft plans and supporting documents for the St Leonards and Crows Nest Planned Precinct.

You can view the draft plans for St Leonards and Crows Nest 2036 online via the Department of Planning and Environment website.

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The draft exhibition package includes:

  • Draft Local Character Statement

  • Draft 2036 Plan

  • Draft Green Plan

  • Draft Special Infrastructure Contribution

  • Draft proposed rezoning for the Crows Nest Metro station sites

  • Supporting technical studies on

    • Urban Design

    • Traffic and Transport

    • Social Infrastructure and Open Space

    • Heritage

    • Market Feasibility

    • Employment Review

    • Utilities

The plans will be on public exhibition via the Department of Planning and Environment until Friday 8 February 2019.

Have Your Say

To provide your feedback to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment on St Leonards and Crows Nest 2036 you can visit the Community Feedback section of their website. There are options to complete an online survey, make an online submission or write to the Department.

For details, visit the St Leonards and Crows Nest 2036 website.

The Department will host two additional community drop- in sessions in the Terrace Function Room at the Lane Cove Community Hub, 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove. 

The session times are:

Saturday 24 November from 11:00am - 2:00pm

Tuesday 11 December from 4:00pm - 7:00pm

These drop-in sessions will be staffed by the Department of Planning who have display materials and can answer questions regarding the St Leonards and Crows Nest Draft 2036 Plans for the community. No bookings are required.

In addition to the above, Council is also hosting a community session facilitated by an external consultant. The session is designed to be interactive so as to be able to note in more detail any issues raised in the Plan package.

Wednesday 12 December from 5:30pm - 7:30pm

This session will also be held in the Terrace Function Room at the Lane Cove Community Hub, 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove. 

RSVPs have now closed - as this is a facilitated activity, only those who have pre-registered are able to attend.

3 hours free parking is available underneath the Terrace Function Room by parking in the Little Street Car Park. The Terrace Function Room is available on the Lower Ground Level, accessible by the lobby lifts.

Background

For those interested in understanding the context of Council's process for long-term planning for St Leonards South, you can view the background online.

Boat Trailers

Boat Trailer Parking in Lane Cove

Lane Cove Council is one of several Sydney areas that has the authority to enforce unattended registered boat trailers under the Impounding Amendment (Unattended Boat Trailers) Act 2015. Council opted in to the scheme to help discourage the long-term parking of unattended registered boat trailers on public roads The legislation is mainly targeted at people from other areas who use their boat a couple of times a year and leave it on our local streets the rest of the time.

Under the scheme, boat trailers are required to be moved at least every 28 days and they must move at least one street block. When a boat trailer is marked by a Council Ranger it signals the commencement of the 28 day period. If the trailer has not been moved at the end of this 28 day period, Council will provide the registered owner with 15 days notice after which time the trailer can be impounded.

By encouraging off-street storage of boat trailers, existing on-street parking spaces are more available for local residents and visitors. Please note the legislation relates only to registered boat trailers not registered box trailers and caravans.

If your boat has a sticker placed on it by Council then you have 28 days to move it before it is impounded. If your boat has been impounded phone 9911 3555 to arrange for payment of the towing fee and collection of the trailer

Additional Information

  • Download the Boat Trailer Brochure
  • Lane Cove Council's current Resident Parking Permit Scheme's applies only to cars and motorcycles. It doesn't provide for the issuing of Parking Permits for boat trailers or vehicles over 3 tonnes as these vehicles move more regularly and spaces are freed up for others to use.
  • Moving a boat trailer around the block and parking it in the original space is considered to be moved under the Act’. Or words to this effect.

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