|Current Hot Topics|
|Bill Bryan Playground|
Council commenced works on Bill Byran Playground at the end of March 2019. The installation of the swings, slides, timber edging and soft fall pads is now complete and the turfing, mulching and fencing is expected to be finished in the next few weeks.
The new area will feature:
- 2 slides
- Sandpit with digger
- Junior practice basket ring
- 3 swings including a 'nest' swing
|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 including the Council Civic Centre located at 48 Longueville Road. 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:
Anya Natural Healing
Bella Cove Lingerie
Cellarbrations at Lane Cove
Elizabeth's Beauty Clinic
Encasa Lane Cove
Feet First Acupuncture and Remedial Massage
Flair for Beauty
Found Gifts and Homewares
Fourth Fish Restaurant
Health Space Clinics
Herringbone Hair Design
Infinity Hair Lane Cove West
Iris & Lin
Kasina Korean Eatery
La Piazza Lane Cove
La Provence Espresso Bar
Lane Cove Aquatic and Leisure Centre
Lane Cove Council
Lane Cove Newsagency
Lane Cove Sushi Bar
Lane Cove Tennis and Golf
Lil Lane Eatery
Little Red Robin Restaurant & Wine Bar
Miss V Boutique
My Hair House by Jen
One Seed Patisseries
Porter's Liquor Northwood
Rebalance Your Centre of Health
Soulful Fitness Yoga and Pilates
Sushimaru Lane Cove
Sydney Speech Clinic
The Burns Bay Bookery
The Cake Man
The Darlene Hair Lounge
The Foot Group
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
Xara Skin Clinic
Find out more.
|266 Longueville Road|
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.
Some people have experienced difficulty accessing documents and/or
information in relation to this application. As such Council will extend
submissions until 3 June 2019
Council is pleased to announce an upgrade of Kimberley Playground in Kimberley Avenue, Lane Cove will commence this month. The new play area will feature a slide, balance beams, spinners and two swings, including a nest swing.
The works are expected to be completed by the end of June 2019. In the meantime we welcome you to visit nearby play areas; Sydney Cowell Reserve on Marsh Place and Pottery Green.
Council received notification from the Department of
Planning of a State Significant Development proposal for the redevelopment of
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.
|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.
|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 email@example.com.
|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.
|St Leonards and Crows Nest|
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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 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
Lane Cove’s Guiding Stars is a temporary public art project inspiring residents to think twice about the amount of electronic waste generated through Christmas gift-giving. The project contains a series of six bold, three-dimensional star inspired sculptures made from electronic waste (e-waste) materials. Created by a number of Lane Cove and Sydney-based artists working across a variety of mediums, the artworks will be on display in the Lane Cove Village throughout December.
The commissioned artists are: Matt McLarty, Sally McKay, Stephanie Powell and Anne Marie Cummins.
View the Guiding Stars video online to find out more...
This project is part of Council's Christmas program running throughout December 2018 and was made possible by Lane Cove Council's Sustainability Levy.
Did you know?
Lane Cove residents are currently able to drop off their electronic waste for free at the Northern Sydney Community Recycling Centre in Artarmon. Find out more information about responsibly disposing of e-waste online today!
About the Artists and their works;
Anne Marie Cummins
L'Ordinateur Stars, 2018
Anne Marie Cummins is a creative director and local resident of Lane Cove. She started her career studying sculpture at Sydney College of the Arts and also obtained a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communications.
She has created two L'Ordinateur Stars for this project. The first uses recycled cables and wires to explore wrapping, weaving and braiding techniques. Built primarily out of green computer parts, the second work is inspired by the idea of a computer generated star, growing up like grass from the earth.
Entangle Fractals, 2018
Sally McKay was born in Melbourne and was introduced to Photography at an early age by her father who was a Lithographer and Offset-Printing entrepreneur. She worked as a Portrait Photographer in Sydney for ten years before launching her career as a Photographic Artist. Her inspiration comes from her fascination with individual colour preferences, her introverted inclination towards creativity and mindfulness, and her love of learning. She largely creates works from artefacts found in her immediate environment.
Entagle Fractals is created from a painstaking arrangement of e-waste objects displayed as star-shaped fractal patterns. The artists' intention is that the viewer will then begin to question the perceived "beauty/appeal" we see in acquiring these often rapidly purchased, and rapidly disposed of items.
Angelus Detritus, 2018
Matt McLarty is a Lane Cove local and an emerging artist and photographer. His painted works often feature bold colours in a simplistic abstract style. His catalogue of photographs is vast and includes macro images of the natural world, impressive landscapes and everyday objects otherwise forgotten.
Angelus Detritus is a sculptural work inspired by Paul Klee's painting Angelus Novus. The philosopher Walter Benjamin wrote of the painting: "Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage… and hurls it at his feet… But a storm is blowing from Paradise; and caught in his wings…. the storm propels him into the future…. while the pile before him grows skyward. The storm is what we call progress."
This work reflects the idea that it is now we who are speeding on the winds of progress whilst the angel watches the detritus of our consumerism ever piling its wreckage at her feet.
Memory Star and Key Star, 2018
Stephanie Powell has been working with found objects for nearly a decade. She has completed residencies at Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre and Reverse Garbage. Her work has been exhibited across Australia and internationally. Stephanie has a passion for the environment and her work expresses contemporary social and environmental concerns.
Stephanie has created two works for this project – Memory Star and Key Star - inspired by the intricate design of computer parts including RAM, motherboards and keyboards. With inbuilt planned obsolescence so common, Stephanie's work reflects the idea that we need to purchase electronic goods with longevity in mind to help protect our planet from e-waste pollution.
|Is your pet rabbit safe?|
of domestic rabbits are being encouraged to vaccinate their pet rabbit or take
actions to keep them safe as a regional feral rabbit control program gets
underway in northern Sydney in February.
aim of the program is to reduce feral rabbit numbers and their impacts. In
urban environments this is most effective using Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease
Virus (RHDV1- K5).
are declared a pest animal in NSW as they compete with native animals and
degrade Australian native animals, plants and Endangered Ecological
Communities. They are also causing
public nuisance and significant damage to playing fields, public parks and
private property in northern Sydney.
RHDV1-K5 is not harmful to native animals or other domestic pets (it is
species-specific), pet rabbits can be infected by contact with wild rabbits and
biting insects. Since last year a new strain
of RHDV1, the K5-strain, has been earmarked for release due to its improved
suitability to Australian conditions, in particular the cool-wet regions of
Sydney where previous strains were less effective.
owners are encouraged to contact local vets to discuss vaccination and
additional protection measures including alternate housing in mosquito-proof
enclosures away from contact with wild rabbits.
release is currently scheduled to take place in selected reserves and open
space in northern Sydney from mid-February to the end of March. The release is
dependent on weather conditions and therefore pet owners should maintain the
vaccination program as recommended by their vet.
|Epping to Chatswood|
The rail line between Epping and Chatswood is currently being upgraded
ahead of the new Sydney Metro Northwest opening in 2019. Upgrades commenced on Sunday 30 September 2018 and will continue for around seven months. To
deliver the upgrade, Macquarie
University Station, Macquarie Park Station and North Ryde Station will be
High frequency Station Link bus services will keep customers moving while the
rail line is upgraded. The new fully accessible,
air-conditioned Station Link buses will provide thousands of extra services
during this time.
The Station Link bus services will be brightly coloured and look different to other bus services you may see around Lane Cove.
To help you plan your travel during the Epping to Chatswood rail line
upgrade, details on the Station Link services are now available at transportnsw.info. Plan ahead with the
Transport for NSW Trip Planner and know your travel options so
you’re prepared during this time.
If you catch a train you may be interested in the details on the Station Link bus stops at eight rail stations to get customers to and
from Macquarie Park. These will be at Beecroft,
Epping, Eastwood, Macquarie University, Macquarie Park, North Ryde, Chatswood and
St Leonards rail
Visit the Station Link website for
more information about how you’ll keep moving during the upgrade period.
|Everyone can play!|
Sydney’s first inclusive play space opens in Lane
Council recently opened the first stage of Mindarie
Park which features an inclusive play space as part of the NSW Government’s
Everyone Can Play program. Located on the corner of Mindarie Street and Kullah
Parade the fenced playspace includes a range of swings, natural-looking play
materials and equipment that is suitable for people of all abilities to enjoy.
Also on-site are new BBQ facilities, toilets and Seniors fitness equipment.
The project was made possible following $1million in
funding from the NSW Department of Planning and a further $800,000 in Council
contributions. The next stage involves installation of a multi-court,
additional play area and a large grassed area suitable for informal games and
relaxation. The works will be completed in 2020 resulting in 6,300m2 of open
space for residents living in the Lane Cove North area.
- December 2018
Locals will have noticed a range of activities taking place on-site at Mindarie Park including:
- installation of sandstone block retaining walls
- new footpaths inside and outside the park area
- new play equipment installed along with the first stage of soft fall
- installation of a new toilet block
Early in the new year the final stage of the soft fall will be installed along with other park infrastructure. Associated landscaping will also take place prior to the playground being open by the end of Summer 2019.
Works will still continue throughout 2019 on the rest of the park area.
Image: Example of equipment for installation in an inclusive playspace in Mindarie Park
Latest Update - 8 August 2018
This week Council will begin the first stage of the new Mindarie Park which will provide 6,300 square metres of open space in Lane Cove North bounded by Pinaroo Place, Mindarie Street and Kullah Parade.
Following a funding announcement by the NSW Government (see below), a new inclusive playspace will be built on the corner of Mindarie Street and Kullah Parade as the first stage of the larger park.
The initial site preparation works for the play area will include:
- Removal of existing play equipment
- Demolition of tennis wall
- Installation of tree protection measures
- Installation of natural sandstone block retaining wall
- Preliminary grading works
These initial preparation works are expected to take 3 – 4 weeks to complete, weather permitting. Over the coming months additional on-site works will be undertaken to prepare to install the new playground in time for use at the end of Summer 2019. During this time you may wish to explore other playgrounds in Lane Cove, including Tantallon Oval.
For the latest information on the project please refer to on-site signage or refer back to this website.
Find your nearest playground:
28 June 2018 - Mindarie Million-Dollar Funding Announcement
Lane Cove Council is thrilled with the NSW Government's announcement of funding for the Mindarie Park Inclusive Playspace this week.
$1 million of additional funding has been provided to the Council project thanks to the Accelerated Open Space and Parklands Program implemented by the Office of Open Space and Parklands.
The new inclusive playspace will align with the Everyone Can Play in NSW guidelines to cater for all people, including disabled and able-bodied children and their Carers.
The funding announced by the Hon. Anthony Roberts MP, Minister for Planning and Housing, means Council can get underway with the first stage of this exciting park in Lane Cove North sooner than anticipated.
The commencement of playground works in Spring will signal the first step in bringing the 6,300 square metres of recreational space in Lane Cove North to life.
Construction is expected to start this Spring with completion of this particular aspect of the park scheduled to be completed by the end of Summer 2019.
Council's 2018/19 budget includes a further $3 million to deliver the remaining aspects of the Mindarie Park open space project.
The Mindarie Park Inclusive Playspace is proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Lane Cove Council.