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Event Funding

​Council at its meeting of March 2018 agreed to continue the Love Where You Live Event Sponsorship program which provides community group's with the chance to request funding for the events they run.

Applications will be considered at each Council meeting - for further details please review the Application Form and Guidelines below:

Guidelines and Information for Applicants

Application Form - Love Where You Live Event Sponsorship Program

Citizenship Awards

​Since 1992, Lane Cove Council has presented the Lane Cove Citizenship Awards to acknowledge the contributions made by high achievers in the local community. Awards are presented in the year following the nomination and/or achievement.

 Residents of Lane Cove, owners of businesses and employees of businesses located within Lane Cove Municipality are cordially invited to nominate a person, or persons, whom they feel has made a significant contribution to the community of Lane Cove during 2017, or for many years.

In most cases the recipient should be a resident of Lane Cove or for some categories employees of a Lane Cove business. As the category list indicates , there is an Award category to suit any contribution, eg. one who has contributed to the sustainability of Lane Cove, a quiet achiever, a young person, an artist, an employee of a business located in Lane Cove, an outstanding business of any size or a sportsperson. Nominations of volunteers in any field are particularly welcome as the presentation evening coincides with National Volunteer Week (21 – 27 May 2018).

Nominations close on Friday 30 March 2018.

Enquiries can be directed to Council's Human Services team on 9911 3591.

St Leonards South

January Update

The consultation period closed on 5 January 2018.

November Update

Draft Plans for St Leonards South Residential Precinct were placed on public exhibition from Monday 30 October 2017 until Friday 22 December 2017. Following the November 2017 Council meeting, this exhibition period was extended until Friday 5 January 2018.

Please visit the Have Your Say section of Council's website for full details.

Community Drop In Sessions were held on:

  • Thursday 16 November 2017 from 5pm till 8pm at the Greenwich Seniors Centre (50 Greenwich Road, Greenwich)
  • Saturday 9 December 2017 from 10am till 3pm at the Greenwich Community Centre (46 Greenwich Road, Greenwich).

Both sessions involved the display of information panels outlining the scheme and staff were on hand to answer any questions.

Past Updates

October 2017 - Update

Council considered the proposed the Draft Development Control Plan, Draft Landscape Master Plan and Draft Section 94 Plan at its October Meeting and resolved to place them for public exhibition in conjunction with the Draft Local Environmental Plan amendment for St Leonards South for a period of 8 weeks from Monday 30 October 2017.​

January Update

A Draft Local Environmental Plan (LEP) was given a Gateway Determination by NSW Planning & Environment in September 2016.

Council must comply with all conditions specified at various stages – before, during and after public exhibition of the Draft LEP.  Upon completion of all Gateway requirements the Draft LEP will be exhibited alongside various supporting documents.

Community Information Sessions were held in November 2016 at Council's Chambers. The purpose of these sessions was to provide an update of the Draft Planning Proposal and Gateway Determination to the owners and residents in the St Leonards South Area.

For further information please refer to the report submitted to Council's Ordinary Meeting of 21 November 2016 (view Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes)

St Leonards South Strategy - Stage 3

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 (see diagram below), subject to the B3 Commercial Core zone west of Canberra Avenue remaining as currently zoned.

This resolution will be translated 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)

This next phase of the planning process aims will identify the exact location of public parks, community facilities, east-west links and roads– all to promote a liveable residential precinct. This is because the Master Plan contained indicative options only.

These draft plans will first be considered by NSW Planning & Environment then, subject to approval, there will be consultation with the public.

In accordance with the Council  resolution, prior to the exhibition of the Draft LEP, Council  is to obtain firm commitments from each of the government agencies responsible for the delivery of the required infrastructure, in particular the NSW Department of Education and Roads and Maritime Services.

The overall process of exhibiting and then formal gazettal of the LEP may take 18-24 months (from resolution), depending on State priorities.

Until these documents have been resolved, it is not possible to provide landowners with legal and commercial certainty in relation to controls for particular lots. Please be assured that the community will be advised when there is information available at each new stage, including as these matters are discussed with NSW Planning & Environment.


St Leonards South Strategy – Stage 2

Latest News

Following extensive community consultation, the final report on the St Leonards South Master Plan was considered at an extraordinary meeting of Council on Monday 13 July 2015. The report is available via Council's website.

The Master Plan, prepared by Council's consultants, is now available to view online via Council's Have Your Say section including a copy of the Independent Economic Review and Appendices.

Previous Consultation

Council has previously held an Information Day, Community Workshop and Drop-In Session for the Draft St Leonards South Master Plan as follows:

1. Information Day - 10:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday 11 October 2014 at the Greenwich Seniors Centre, 48 Greenwich Road, Greenwich;

2. Community Workshop - 6:30pm to 8:30pm on Thursday 16 October 2014 at the Lane Cove Civic Centre, 48 Longueville Road, Lane Cove (held in the Cove Room).

3. Community Drop-In Session - 10:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday 7 February 2015 at the Greenwich Seniors Centre, 48 Greenwich Road, Greenwich

4. Community Information Session -  6:15pm to 8:30pm on Tuesday 21 April 2015 at the Lane Cove Civic Centre, 48 Longueville Road, Lane Cove (held in the Cove Room). Details of this presentation are available in the St Leonards South Draft Master Plan Have Your Say section.

Information provided at these sessions was provided on the St Leonards South consultation website previously available.

St Leonards South Strategy – Stage 1

Council resolved to undertake a master planning process for a 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.

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 Stage 1; and
  • an analysis of issues and opportunities for the precinct.

Community consultation undertaken, included the establishment of a website and is summarised in the Stage 1 Consultation Report.

The Stage 1 Precinct Report comprises a research document of the existing situation. The Stage 1 Precinct Report with Appendix 1 the Stage 1 Consultation Report.

New Recycling Facility

Woodlawn landfill July 2017.JPGNew Era for Waste Management in Lane Cove and beyond...

Watch the video about the Woodlawn Facility...

The Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (NSROC) has welcomed the official opening of a new waste treatment facility by the Hon Pru Goward MP, Minister for Family and Community Services, Minister for Social Housing, and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault on Friday 8 September 2017.

The new $100 million dollar waste processing facility at the Woodlawn Eco-precinct in southern NSW, delivered by Veolia, has begun transforming waste into useful compost for environmental rehabilitation using red-lid bin waste from 11 Sydney Councils, including five Northern Sydney Council members of NSROC.

The Northern Sydney Waste Services Alliance comprises the Councils of Hunter’s Hill, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, Ryde and Willoughby. The Councils are amongst the first customers for an alternative waste technology solution under a regional contract with Veolia.

The official opening comes after the facility’s start-up on 1 July, which signified a new era in reducing the amount of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) sent to landfill under a shared contract with Veolia amongst five Northern Sydney Councils, and a separate shared contract with the company amongst six Southern Sydney Councils.

Since the start of the new financial year, the NSROC Councils have had around 42% of their total red-lid bin waste processed at the new Mechanical and Biological Treatment (MBT) facility for eventual use as compost for rehabilitating the Woodlawn mine site.

At the opening, Cr Richard Quinn, President of NSROC, said that: "Northern Sydney Councils have been working on their ‘war on waste’ on behalf of their communities for some time, and are excited to see this milestone reached.

"On average, 55% of the general waste (from the red-lid bin) that goes into the facility from our area will be turned into useful compost, adding to the existing Council recycling services for cardboard, plastics, metals, and garden organics."

"By recovering the resources in MSW at the MBT facility, Councils and Veolia will, together, significantly lower the amount of waste that is currently being sent to landfill."

The MBT is a purpose-built plant designed to maximise the recovery of the organic content of the household waste. It incorporates the knowledge and technology that Veolia has gained operating similar facilities in Europe for over 30 years.

Councils’ waste is transported by train from Sydney to Veolia’s facility near Goulburn NSW, where the new MBT has been constructed as part of the greater Woodlawn Eco-precinct. Veolia also constructed a new transfer facility at Banksmeadow as part of the project. Waste is tipped from Council trucks and compacted into containers at both the Banksmeadow and Clyde transfer stations for shipment by train to Woodlawn, saving thousands of truck movements.

Councillor Quinn stated that: "The new facility provides an overdue expansion of waste treatment capacity for metropolitan waste, and will advance resource recovery under a process that is both environmentally and economically sustainable."

Another positive outcome from the development is the addition of more than 50 jobs in total at the Banksmeadow Waste Transfer Facility and Woodlawn Eco-precinct.

Danny Conlon, Veolia’s Executive General Manager - Eastern Region, says that this new facility is: "The result of years of planning and work by the councils and Veolia. This project will save millions of dollars in waste levy charges by producing compost from the organics found in red-bin waste, increasing diversion from landfill."

In 2012, the Northern Sydney Councils Alliance commenced working together to establish the regional contract that since 2015 has managed around 90,000 tonnes of waste per year. In 2017-18, 33,000 tonnes will be processed into compost through the MBT.

Over the ten year contract between the NSROC Councils and Veolia, as other processing facilities come on-stream, the contract’s requirements will see up to 280,000 tonnes of waste diverted away from landfill.

This will rely on both the MBT process and a subsequent processing stage that will make a fuel product from waste that can be used in cement manufacturing.

For the five Northern Sydney Councils, this new waste management service will add to the 80,000 tonnes already expected to be recycled in 2017-18 through the other recycling services. This total of 113,000 tonnes that will be subjected to some form of treatment to minimise landfill represents more than two-thirds of all waste collected from households by the five councils.

Laneway Public Art

IMG_7644.JPGCouncil's latest public art project has seen the construction hoarding along the Rosenthal and Birdwood laneways transformed into an outdoor gallery that provides a sense of colour, impact and energy for the village.

15 artworks are featured in between Rachel Stone's design 'Song of a little bird that fell in love with a whale' (pictured right).

A full list of artworks featured in Lane Cove's Art Laneways is now available to view online.

To find out more about the Rosenthal Project and/or the Public Art related to the project, visit

Council also recently engaged an artist to paint the length of the Birdwood and Rosenthal laneways to help raise awareness of the changed conditions in the area. Pedestrians and vehicles will soon share the laneway with an official 10km/h speed limit.

Rosenthal Project

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The Rosenthal Project now has a dedicated website - this includes the latest information on the project.

March 2018 - 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 (staff from local businesses previously accounted for approximately 25% of the use of 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 however additional steps have been taken to ensure that there is higher utilisation by local businesses following feedback from the initial rounds of parking where the spaces allocated were not always in use.

Entries closed on Monday 5 March 2018. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their entry by Monday 12 March 2018.
Read the Conditions of 3 Month Business Parking Permit


Development in Lane Cove

Lane Cove - Longueville Little Street Intersection.jpgOver the past five years the Lane Cove community has noticed an increase of new developments with many long-term residents having to cast their minds back to the 1970s to recall an equivalent level of growth. So why is Lane Cove growing?

The State Government's Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney sets a framework for growth in Sydney by 2031. Within the Strategy was a target of 27,500 new homes across the city each year – Lane Cove's contribution to this process was set at 3,900 new dwellings by 2031.

To assist in maintaining the village atmosphere, in 2009 Council applied a range of sustainability criteria that helped identify the best locations for these developments. Criteria addressed areas such as transport, traffic, walking and gradient to shops, conservation, loss of area's character/interface with adjacent areas and the overall quality of the site. It is no surprise that Lane Cove's proximity to the city, village atmosphere and natural amenity has proven attractive to developers and buyers alike. Council has already approved over 3,000 units for construction, with a large number currently under construction.

The State Government has recently released 'A Plan for a Growing Sydney' which is an update of the Metro Strategy. Whilst not yet finalised, Lane Cove's contribution is likely to be some 6,000 units (up from 3,900).This scale is similar to the projection for neighbouring councils.

Council has been planning for this amended target with apartments being located in Lane Cove North and West, as well as increased interest at St Leonards where proximity to the rail and bus network continues to grow. Council has also been ensuring this area is able to service future communities by developing a St Leonards South Masterplan and the St Leonards Public Domain Master Plan, with a bus/rail interchange at St Leonards that will provide open space over the railway line; local retail; community space; and essential transport connections.

Council has already delivered a range of infrastructure improvements over the past 18 months with a number of other facilities being delivered over the coming year. This has been made possible by the increase in ratepayers and also in the section 94 contributions (paid by developers to address the increased demand on infrastructure from each new dwelling).

In addition to this Council has also locked in Voluntary Planning Agreement funds which are provided where developers can demonstrate public benefit from a modification to the existing planning restrictions (such as height).

These funds contribute significantly to strategic projects where open space, traffic infrastructure and better connectivity can be realised.

Recent Projects Completed

• New synthetic sportsfields at Blackman Park (new Scout Hall and amenities building now under construction)

• Upgrade to Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre and Gymnasium;

• Upgrade to Lane Cove Plaza;

• New road at 304-314 Burns Bay Road

• New traffic lights at Rosenthal Avenue/Longueville Road intersection

Currently Underway

• New Community Centre at 314 Burns Bay Road (due 2015)

• New Park at 314 Burns Bay Road (due 2015)

• New 200 space carpark to replace 84 spaces at Little Lane (due 2015)

• New Community Centre at Little Lane

• New pedestrian footbridge linking the Little Lane Carpark to the Aquatic Centre

Upcoming Projects

• Bus/rail interchange at St Leonards

• Rosenthal Carpark to be replaced with a large open space, additional shops and parking for approx. 500 vehicles

• Open space in the Mowbray Road Precinct

• Seniors Living at 266 Longueville Road

• Recreation Precinct at Golf Course