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St Leonards South Masterplan Plan and Planning Proposal – Information on the St Leonards South Planned Precinct 

Greenwich Hospital - Future Plans for development of the hospital site

1 ​​Sirius Road - Council is making a submission to the Department of Planning regarding the proposed Data Centre at 1 Sirius Road Lane Cove West.

Turrumburra Park Survey - Council is now seeking community feedback for options in regard to the use of Turrumburra and Finlayson Parks.

Rosenthal Project – Latest update on structural works and temporary carpark 

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

Kimberley Playground - an upgrade of Kimberley Playground in Lane Cove is expected to be complete in mid-July.

Turrumburra Park Survey

Turrumburra Park playground was removed as part of the road works upgrade by RMS. RMS are required to contribute costs for the reinstatement of the existing playground equipment and landscaping. Council is now seeking community feedback for options in regard to the use of Turrumburra and Finlayson Parks.

To have your say on the use of Turrumburra and Finlayson Parks, please complete this survey.

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:

  • Adam Larissa

  • Anya Natural Healing

  • Bakers Delight

  • Bella Cove Lingerie

  • Birdwood Café

  • Cellarbrations at Lane Cove*

  • 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 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*

  • 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

  • Oliver Barkley Pet Supply

  • One Seed Patisseries

  • Porter's Liquor Northwood*

  • Prohealth Physio

  • Pure Flowers

  • Renegade Cycles

  • Riverview Deli

  • 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

  • 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
  • Lane Cove Council Civic Centre
  • Porter's Liquor Northwood
  • Smart Bargains
  • Spotted Orchid
  • Xara Skin Clinic

Find out more.

 

1 Sirius Road

Council is making a submission to the Department of Planning regarding the proposed Data Centre at 1 Sirius Road Lane Cove West.

The proposed Data Centre is defined as a State Significant Development and, as such, will be determined by the Minister for Planning, not by Council.

While Council is not the Determining Authority it has the opportunity to make a submission and propose draft conditions for consideration by the Department and the Minister.

Council staff prepared a submission highlighting environmental concerns of the development at 1 Sirius Road.

The comprehensive submission was forwarded to the Department of Planning in May 2019 and is Council’s formal response to the proposed Data Centre.

In summary, Council supports the proposal which would benefit both the state and local economies, however calls for a more considered and sophisticated site analysis , building design and environmental response which seeks a better balance between economic development and the existing environment of the location in which this State Significant Development is proposed.  

View the submission.

 

Kimberley Playground

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 mid-July 2019. In the meantime we welcome you to visit nearby play areas; Sydney Cowell Reserve on Marsh Place and Pottery Green.

 

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 is now closed.

Read the Conditions of 3 Month Business Parking Permit

Please sign up to Project Updates on the Rosenthal Project website for future notifications of permit draws via their electronic newsletters:  www.rosenthalproject.com.au.

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.

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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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.


 


 

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.

Guiding Stars

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. 

Sally McKay
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.

Matt McLarty
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.

Stephanie Powell
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.

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