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Australia Day Picnic

You can now secure your free tickets to the Australia Day Picnic in Lane Cove.

The event on Tuesday 26 January includes a special program of local live music at The Plaza and The Canopy followed by two feel-good Aussie movies to round off your day - bring your own picnic rug and get comfy on the green!

This event has a COVID-Safe Plan in place with numbers strictly limited. Tickets are required for each session with a limit of six tickets per booking on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lane Cove Plaza

Phonic Duo, 10:00am – 11:45am

Enjoy the vocal stylings of Lane Cove local Sal Rosen accompanied by Karl Bowles' expert guitar work. No bookings required but QR code registration is required on arrival. 

The Canopy 

Local Bands Session: 10:00am – 11:45am

Cameraygal Wind Symphony: 10:00am – 10:45am

Tambourine Bay Winds: 11:00am – 11:45am

The Cameraygal Wind Symphony is the senior 'Flagship' ensemble in the Lane Cove Concert Band while Tambourine Bay Winds are a woodwind ensemble which performs music by Baroque and Classical through to modern and contemporary composers.

Register for free tickets.

Lane Cove Duos Session – 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Phonic Duo: 12:00pm – 12:45pm

Enjoy the vocal stylings of Lane Cove local Sal Rosen accompanied by Karl Bowles' expert guitar work.

Jess & Matt: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Crowd favourites and runner's up of The X Factor Australia 2015, couple-duo Jess & Matt's trademark harmonies have grabbed attention around the globe.

Also proud Lane Cove locals, enjoy hearing their unique sound of folk-rock and contemporary country while enjoying your Australia Day picnic at The Canopy.

Register for free tickets.

Home Grown Screen on the Green at The Canopy

Sit back and enjoy two feel-good Aussie movies to round off your Australia Day

Paper Planes (G): 4:00pm – 5:45pm

Paper Planes is an imaginative children's film about a young Australian boy's passion for flight and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan. This film is rated G.

Register for free tickets.

The Sapphires (PG): 6:00pm – 7:45pm

The Sapphires is about four Yorta Yorta Indigenous Australian women, Gail (Deborah Mailman), Julie (Jessica Mauboy), Kay (Shari Sebbens) and Cynthia (Miranda Tapsell), who are discovered by a talent scout (Chris O'Dowd), and form a music group named The Sapphires, travelling to Vietnam in 1968 to sing for troops during the war. This film is rated PG.

Register for free tickets.

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Please contact prior to the event if you require access to hearing loop or have access requirements.

Council acknowledges that the Australia Day Picnic is assisted by the Australian Government through the National Australia Day Council.  

Fig Tree Bridge Works

The NSW Government will carry out maintenance work on Fig Tree Bridge, Burns Bay Road, Linley Point from Sunday 17 January, as part of ongoing maintenance of State bridges.

TfNSW will be on site for 10 night shifts between Sunday 17 January and Friday 26 February (weather permitting) between 8:00pm and 5:00pm, Sunday to Friday. The work needs to be carried out at night to minimise traffic disruption and reduce safety risks to the workers and motorists. Noisier tasks will be completed by midnight to help minimise the impact.

Work will not be carried out more than two nights in any week and no more than six nights in one month.

There will be temporary traffic changes during the above hours to ensure the work zone is safe. For the latest traffic updates, call 132 701 or visit

For more information, please email or phone 1800 332 660.

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Applications now open

Applications are now open for Council’s annual Community Grants Program for organisations requesting financial assistance from July 2021 to June 2022.

The Community Grants Program reflects Council’s commitment to encouraging and assisting in the provision of community-based programs that support and enhance the wellbeing of Lane Cove residents and the community.

Applications close 5:00pm, Monday 8 March 2021.

Find out more and apply.

Sustainable building advice

What is the Sustainable Building Advisory Service

The Sustainable Building Advisory Service (SBAS) is a FREE service for residents and provides sustainable building advice from a qualified architect. The service is offered to residents who are planning to build or renovate their home.

The SBAS provides recommendations for best practice sustainable building designs that go beyond the thermal comfort, water and energy efficiencies currently promoted by the regulation - Building Sustainability Index (BASIX).

Why get involved?

Houses incorporating sustainable design can benefit from:

  • Reduced operating costs through a decrease in energy and water consumption
  • Improved occupant comfort
  • Improved occupant health
  • Reduced environmental impacts

Who should apply?

The SBAS is offered to residents at all stages of work (concept, pre-DA, DA submitted, works underway) provided they are willing to implement sustainable features into their project. Council reserves the right to determine and review eligibility.

How to apply

If you are interested in an SBAS consultation, please complete the expression of interest application form.

Find out more.

COVID-19 Alert

​Due to increasing COVID-19 case numbers associated with the Avalon cluster and concerns over wider transmission, NSW Health has issued an urgent call to all residents of NSW – not only those in the Northern Beaches – to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms. Anyone with even the mildest symptoms such as headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat or runny nose, is asked to come forward immediately for testing, then isolate until a negative result is received.

To find a testing clinic, visit NSW Health's website.

To view the latest venues and locations, including in the Lane Cove Local Government Area, visit NSW Health's website.

Council is aware of one case location announced in the Lane Cove LGA at Hair by Erika. To ensure you have the latest information about the date and times of concern identified by NSW Health, please visit NSW Health's website. Council encourages the community to follow NSW Health updates on social media and via their website to make sure you have the latest, most accurate, information.

The NSW Government is also making updates to its public health orders and strongly encouraging the wearing of masks.

Local businesses are now required to use the Service NSW QR code. Find out more.



Business QR Codes

Businesses to use Service NSW QR code

We thank Lane Cove businesses for helping to keep our residents safe by using the locally developed QR code system provided to businesses free of charge by Council. 

Council developed this system before Service NSW released its own electronic registration process. Our system has been able to validate the contact mobile number of visitors and also help keep visitor's data safe as the information is only available upon request by NSW Health. 

While Council has not received a request from NSW Health to provide data related to any businesses in our area, we are supporting the State Government's call today for businesses across the State to use the Service NSW QR code to give their staff greater access to timely data across all NSW venues.

More information will no doubt be announced by the NSW Government however it has been suggested that by 1 January 2021 they expect a range of businesses to be using their QR code rather than individual systems. Council will keep our QR system running while businesses make the transition over to NSW Health's system however please be sure to follow the requirements and time frames required by the State Government.

Visit the Service NSW website to view instructions on how to create your own QR code. 

Should you require support to create your code or have questions about the process, please contact Service NSW for assistance.

Water restrictions eased

Water Wise Guidelines apply from 1 December

The NSW Government has announced that Water Wise Guidelines have replaced Level 1 water restrictions and apply to everyone in Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra. This includes all residents and businesses. The restrictions have eased, but let’s stay water wise!

A summary of the Water Wise Guidelines

Under the guidelines, you can use drinking water to:

  • Water lawns and gardens before 10:00am and after 4:00pm using a hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, sprinklers or standard watering systems
  • Water new turf and gardens at any time for up to 28 days
  • Water lawns and gardens with drip irrigation systems or 'smart water systems'  at any time
  • Top up pools and spas to replace water lost through evaporation
  • Fill new or renovated pools and spas
  • Wash vehicles with a hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle or high pressure cleaning equipment
  • Clean buildings (including windows, walls and gutters) with a hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle or high pressure cleaning equipment
  • Cool people and animals.

You can't:

  • Allow water to run off onto hard surfaces
  • Leave taps and hoses running unattended
  • Allow pools or spas to overflow when being filled.

Please visit Sydney Water for more information.

The Canopy Celebration

More than 500 people enjoyed The Canopy Celebration on Sunday 29 November. The purpose-built stage and village green area have been designed to accommodate a range of community and professional performances and this special event was a great example of how the space could be used for future COVID-Safe events.

The day began with a children’s performance by popular duo Splash Dance, and an afternoon show by The John Morrison Band featuring guests Jacki Cooper and Jazz icon, James Morrison. The evening event included a special Acknowledgement of Country followed by official proceedings by the Mayor of Lane Cove, Pam Palmer who introduced headline act DIESEL. Evening diners at the restaurants along Eat Street were also able to view the performances which were followed by a very special finale of close proximity fireworks.

Council will update The Canopy website with events as they become available in 2021 – visit for the latest information.

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Cistern restoration

The restorations to the cistern at Carisbrook House are now complete! Built in 1884 and now owned by Council, Carisbrook House is Sydney’s only house museum to capture the middle-class lifestyle of the Victorian era thanks to Lane Cove Historical Society who has curated the interior. The underground cistern dates from the early days of the house and was originally used as a water supply for the residents.

To help visitors see the results of Council’s 2014 renovation of the cistern, Council recently constructed a cover and viewing platform around the cistern following guidance from a heritage architect. When visiting Carisbrook you can now use the two new accessible walkways and enjoy a clearer view of the cistern and restored pump. The area has also received a lighting upgrade, including improvements for night viewing. Additional signage and photographs will be added next year.

These works were supported by funding from the NSW State Government with a Caring for State Heritage Grant and a Metropolitan Greenspace Grant.


Inclusion Awards

Council congratulates local businesses, Advantage Pharmacy and NiBu Cafe, for being highly commended in the 2020 Northern Districts Inclusion Award, which was announced at the Northern Districts Local Business Awards event on Monday 9 November.

The Inclusion Award recognises and celebrates businesses that incorporate an inclusive approach for all customers through their business design, culture, advertising, recruitment, training and customer service.

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The YARN, ​a new library and community space, has opened in Hunters Hill in partnership with Council.

Lane Cove Library will be providing weekly storytelling programs at The YARN from Wednesday 4 November:

  • Storytime (3-6 year old children) on Wednesdays from 11:00am
  • Baby Bounce (6 months - 2 year old children) on Fridays from 11:00am

The YARN will also provide a click and collect library service in partnership with Lane Cove Library.

Located at 64 Gladesville Road in the arcade next to Hunters Hill Hotel, the space will also be made available for hire and as an open house for business people or students to work.

Mayor of Lane Cove, Councillor Pam Palmer, said The YARN was a versatile and welcoming space and a wonderful location for providing library programs. The agreement between the councils created an opportunity to increase the value and quality of services in both communities, she said.

Find out more about The YARN.

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Vale Deborah Hutchens

Deborah hutchens 222.jpgCouncil is saddened by the passing of its former Mayor, Councillor Deborah Hutchens who had served on Council since 2012.

Having been a Longueville resident for over 30 years and an active member of local organisations including Neighbourhood Watch, Deborah became a Councillor in 2012 representing Central Ward.

During her time on Council Deborah was involved with a range of new initiatives including International Women's Day and Lane Cove Night Out events, supporting the Hold My Hand initiative and establishing the Lane Cove Festival by the River which is enjoyed by thousands of locals each November.

During the first Festival by the River, Deborah opened the new Tambourine Bay Picnic Area on the foreshore which helped to provide an alternate use for the previous baths which had been closed. The original baths were built by locals following WW2 and it was important to Deborah that locals who had a strong connection to the original baths were part of the opening event, encouraging them to share stories and anecdotes of this piece of local history.

Deborah Hutchens 3333.jpgDeborah was Mayor from 2015 – 2017 and during this time was responsible for one of Council's most significant milestones in recent history – the signing of the contract to build The Canopy. This visionary project was officially opened in June this year providing the community with brand new open space, playgrounds, a 500 space car park, retail and entertainment space. (Deborah is pictured right at the signing of the contract to construct The Canopy, then known as The Rosenthal Project)

During her tenure as Mayor, Council opened the new Scout Hall and Sports Amenities building at Blackman Park, the new Waterview Community Centre and Hughes Park as well as the Lane Cove Community Hub.

Deborah had a strong history of volunteer and representative roles with a number of Council and community organisations. This included Lane Cove Historical Society, Lane Cove Art Society, Longueville Tennis Club, Longueville Sporting Club, Lane Cove Retirement Units (Board Member) and Sydney Community Services (Director).

A spokesperson for Council has said "Lane Cove was fortunate to have Deborah at the helm as both Councillor and as Mayor. Deborah was a pleasure to work with and was always respectful of the range of views that a single project could bring – her patience and calm demeanour helped lead the way as we navigated the best outcome. Council and the community are most grateful for Deborah's commitment to Lane Cove, her legacy will live on in a range of projects that came to fruition thanks to Deb".

Deborah was a current member of Council at the time of her passing in November 2020.

Vale Deborah Hutchens, a respected Councillor, Mayor and member of the Lane Cove community.

Greener Apartments

What is the Greener Apartments Program?

The Greener Apartments Program is a free Council initiative to assist apartment buildings and strata schemes reduce their energy, water and waste resulting in potentially thousands of dollars of savings per year. By joining the program you receive free, independent expert advice and support to help lower running costs and live in a more sustainable building that is operating more efficiently.

This is a pilot project with the goal of creating case studies to demonstrate to other apartment buildings and strata schemes the benefits of conducting energy efficiency, water and waste assessments and upgrades.

Council will work with a select number of buildings to identify opportunities to reduce:

  • Operating costs
  • Common area energy use
  • Gas use
  • Water use
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Waste

Why get involved?

Buildings selected to participate will receive free:

  • Energy, water and waste efficiency assessments performed by industry specialists
  • Detailed reports clearly illustrating the financial case for upgrades
  • Implementation support

 Who should apply?

We are looking for all apartment buildings committed to reducing their energy, water and waste and saving on operating costs. We encourage applications from all style of buildings, from small blocks through to large blocks with high energy bills and large communal facilities such as pools, gyms and underground car parks.

Selection criteria: We invite interested residents and Owners Corporations/Body Corporates to submit an expression of interest.  Successful applications will be those whose applications demonstrate high likelihood of implementing the suggested measures, opportunities for energy, waste and water reductions and the prospect of providing case studies for buildings with similar facilities.

How to apply

Complete the Greener Apartments Program application form

Project process:

  1. Interested residents submit the expression of interest application.
  2. Council assesses expressions of interest and determines successful applicants.
  3. Council organises and funds the energy, water and waste assessments and reports.
  4. Building management or strata committee reviews energy, water and waste saving options and determines implementation.
  5. Council requests feedback from participants to create case studies to support other buildings interested in energy, water and waste efficiency upgrades.

Additional Resources

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Dive in!

Time to lap up Lane Cove’s new 50m outdoor pool and grandstand

Lane Cove locals can now dive in to the new outdoor facility at Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre. The $12 million project includes a 50m outdoor pool and 800-seat grandstand accompanied by a range of accessibility and sustainability features. The new heated pool has a fibreglass swim wall which can be raised to segment the pool for a range of uses for lap swimming, swim meets and swimming carnivals including 4 x 50m lanes, 8 x 25m lanes or even 16 x 25m lanes.

The pool and grandstand were officially opened on Saturday 3 October, which also marked the beginning of the 2020/21 swim season. In attendance at the opening were Mayor of Lane Cove, Councillor Pam Palmer, Member for North Sydney, Trent Zimmerman MP, Member for Lane Cove, the Hon. Anthony Roberts and BlueFit Ambassador and swim sensation, Ian Thorpe.

Visitors to the new outdoor facility will notice the new 800-seat capacity grandstand has accessible seating, is positioned to provide maximum shelter from sun and rain and overlooks the grass recreation area on the northern side. To contribute to Council’s sustainability targets, the grandstand is fitted with a 62kw solar panel system. Other sustainability features of the project include energy filters for power and water to reduce waste-water and chemicals used in the pool; a condensing boiler which uses gas and is 92% efficient as it reuses heat from the flue and the boiler; water-saving devices are included in the new on-deck showers and on taps/showers within the change rooms and unisex toilets; LED lighting is installed using the Dali system which allows for sensors and general energy efficiency; a pool blanket helps reduce evaporation and retain heat; and a 22,000 litre rainwater tank was also installed on-site to provide irrigation to the adjacent Pottery Green Oval.

As part of Council’s ongoing commitment to inclusiveness, the project has a number of accessibility features including an accessible ramp into the water; accessible toilets; and a brand new accessible changing facility equipped with adult change table, hoist and shower which allows people with high support needs to fully participate in the community.

To find out more about swimming in the new pool, please visit the Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre website.





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Latest News - August 2020

Dive into the new outdoor pool this October! The new outdoor pool and 800 seat grandstand will officially open on the October long weekend.

The eight-lane, 50 metre pool provides a flexible setup with a state-of-the-art divider allowing the pool to operate in both 25 metre and 50 metre lengths. New change rooms are located underneath the impressive new grandstand along with on-deck showers. A new marshalling area complete with hearing loop will help provide access to high-quality facilities for competitions and carnivals.

The pool and grandstand are fitted with the latest sustainability features including energy efficient lighting, water and energy saving filters, heaters and pumps while an array of solar panels are fitted to the grandstand and marshalling area roof.

An adult change facility and accessible toilet are located at pool-deck level and there is a ramp into the pool for wheelchair access. A new artwork adorning the fence reflects the themes of water and movement and acknowledges how the traditional owners of the land – the Cameraygal people – engaged with Lane Cove's waterways.

Latest News - April 2020

Time flies when you're constructing a pool grandstand! Check out this time lapse of the new pool grandstand being constructed earlier this month.

• The grandstand roof structure has been completed and the construction of the grandstand and youth centre has begun.
• The southern concourse, including the plantroom structure, has been completed. The fit-out will begin this week.
• The wall tiling of the new pool is approximately 40% complete.

Works continue to be on schedule for the new pool to open in time for the 2020/21 swimming season.

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Latest News - March 2020

The construction of Lane Cove’s new outdoor 50m pool and grandstand is swimming along nicely. Preliminary work has started on the grandstand and works on the building are expected to commence in late-March. Works are on schedule for the new pool to open in time for the 2020/21 swimming season.

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Latest News - December 2019

225,000 litres of water have made a splash in drought-stricken Armidale! Trucks carrying the water arrived in Armidale on Wednesday 18 December with more trucks travelling north on Thursday 19 December delivering another 225,000 litres. The water has already been deposited into a water tank and a dam at Armidale Airport used by the Rural Fire Service (RFS) for RFS helicopters and firefighting efforts across Northern NSW from the Queensland border to Tamworth.

Council is currently in the deep-end of construction of a new outdoor pool, and as part of the site safety testing, the pool was required to be filled with water and emptied. Instead of disposing of the water down the drain, Council dived right in to arrange for the water to be accepted by organisations in Armidale, NSW. 

Read more.

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Latest News - 31 October 2019

The progress of Lane Cove’s new 50m pool is going swimmingly and works are on schedule for the new pool to open in time for the 2020/21 swimming season.



Latest News - 11 October 2019

The new 50m outdoor pool is taking shape with the first third of the concrete tank, which will form the pool base, being poured today.


Latest News - 20 September 2019

The construction of Lane Cove’s new 50m pool is back on track after the recent rain. Concrete, which will form part of the pool base, has been poured and other work is on schedule for the new pool to open in time for the 2020/21 swimming season.


Latest News - 13 August 2019

The commencement of the excavation of the pool, which began earlier this month, was officially marked with a visit to the site by Mayor of Lane Cove Pam Palmer and Federal Member for North Sydney Trent Zimmerman.


Latest News - 9 July 2019

The design of the new grandstand has been approved. Construction of the new 50m outdoor pool will begin this month and construction of the grandstand is set to begin later this year.

Latest News - 30 May 2019

A fly-through animation of Lane Cove's new outdoor pool and grandstand can be viewed on Facebook.

Latest News - 24 May 2019

The demolition of Lane Cove’s old 50m pool and grandstand is now complete. Council has appointed Crystal Pools to build the new 50m outdoor pool. Construction will start in mid-June and works are expected to take 12 months.


Latest News - 16 April 2019

At the Council Meeting on Monday 15 April 2019, Council accepted the tender from Crystal Pools Pty. Ltd. to rebuild the 50 metre outdoor pool.

A tender specification was prepared in March detailing the schedule of work, hours of work, safety requirements and reporting requirements. The specification outlined that the tender submissions would be assessed based on experience, project personnel, design and construct contracts and price. Tenderers also had to complete Council's Sustainability and Environment Assessment.

Each tender was assessed based on the criteria listed above and was awarded to Crystal Pools Pty. Ltd.  A timetable will be made available once the contracts have been signed within the next two weeks.

Latest News – 27 March 2019

​Federal Member for North Sydney, Trent Zimmerman has announced the federal government will provide $2 million towards the construction of Lane Cove's new outdoor pool. Earlier this month, Mr Zimmerman organised a petition and campaign for the federal government to provide $1 million towards the construction of the new pool. The response to this petition was so strong that $2 million has been provided. The new pool will include eight lanes (the original pool had seven lanes) and a boom in the middle will allow for the pool to be separated into two 25m pools.

Latest News - 20 March 2019

Council has received requests from members of the public who would like to remove their tile from alongside the outdoor pool at Lane Cove Aquatic Centre. The tiles were decorated in 1995 and have been affixed to the wall alongside the pool for the past 24 years. If you have yet to contact Council please note that the last opportunity to remove a tile will be this Saturday 23 March, 7:00am – 3:00pm. Please wear enclosed footwear and report to the gate on the Phoenix Street side of the pool. Anyone coming along to remove a tile does so at their own risk and must bring their own equipment to remove the tile under supervision of those on-site. The tiles are fragile and therefore there is no guarantee that your tile will be able to be removed in one piece or without damage.

The Development Application for the concourse was recently submitted with one more development application to come in relation to the grandstand. Council is currently anticipating the construction of the pool will take approximately 18 months however firmer details on timing will be known at the end of April once we’ve heard back from potential suppliers.

Latest News - 8 March 2019

Council will soon start the demolition of the 50m outdoor pool and grandstand which reached the end of their lifespan in December. From Monday 11 March there will be no access to the temporary car park on the Phoenix Street side of the pool as this is converted to a works zone. The pedestrian footbridge from Little Street across to Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre will be temporary closed until late April. Pedestrians can still access the Aquatic Centre via the pedestrian crossings at street level on Little Street.

The following week from Monday 18 March there will be four to six weeks of noisy daytime works as both of the concrete structures are removed. Resident notifications will start next week alerting locals to noisy daytime works from 18 March for approximately 4-6 weeks while both concrete structures are removed.

During construction Lane Cove’s Synergy Youth Centre has temporarily relocated from underneath the pool grandstand to 47 Burns Bay Road (opposite Coles).

The Development Application for the replacement pool was approved earlier this week providing the opportunity for Council to now go to market for the construction aspect of the new pool. The concourse and grandstand development applications will both be lodged this month. Now that Council can go to market for construction we will soon have a clearer construction and re-opening timeframe for the community.

FYI the indoor pools at the Aquatic Centre still remain open with construction only taking place outside.

Latest News - February 2019

Council recently appointed project architects to oversee the planning and construction of a replacement pool and grandstand following the pool's closure in December 2018. The 50m outdoor pool was built in 1961 with Council planning for its replacement in the near future.

In early February 2019 Council lodged the first of three Development Applications (DAs) for the replacement of the pool. Thank you to members of the community who took time over the Summer period to provide their feedback on the future pool and grandstand. All comments were reviewed – some relate to aspects of the future DAs and/or operation of the pool and surrounding areas once constructed. As a result not all feedback will relate to this first DA.

The DA is for 8 lanes with an accessible ramp into the pool. It is expected that the works will cost around $3million and take approximately 12 months to commission and build. This first DA includes the pool tank which is the critical feature that allows Council to go to market for a specialised Pool builder. The following two DAs will relate to the concourse and then the grandstand/associated landscaping. It is expected that these will be lodged late February or in March.

Members of the community interested in looking at the DA are welcome to view the DA online using the number 10/2019 when prompted. The formal notification process for the DA commenced on 4 February 2019 with submissions closing on 17 February 2019.

Progress of the pool's construction will continue to be made available at


Self-guided River Walks

Spending time in a pleasant environment has a calming and restorative effect on the mind and body. Experience this for yourself on one of these beautiful riverside walks: 

Manns Point Lookout to Greenwich Baths, Greenwich

500m, 10mins.

Grade: Moderately easy

A scenic walk along the harbour foreshore with spectacular views of the harbour and city. Treat yourself to a swim at Greenwich Baths, entry fees apply.

Access to walk: From Prospect St, Greenwich or Greenwich Sailing Club car park.

Shell Park to Greenwich Point, Greenwich

800m, 20mins.

Grade: Easy

A mostly flat waterfront walk through shaded bushland and open parks that provides view of the harbour. Stop to explore the small sandy beach at low tide.

Access to walk: From Greenwich Road (northern end) or Greenwich Point Ferry Wharf, Lower Serpentine Rd (southern end).

Tambourine Bay Reserve to Warraroon Reserve, Riverview

1.5km, 40mins.

Grade: Moderately easy

A diverse walk past sandstone cliffs and overhangs and riverside mangroves, wetlands and wildflowers. Take a picnic overlooking the bay.

Access to walk: Main access is from Tambourine Bay Park, end of Tambourine Bay Road, Riverview.

Burns Bay Reserve, Riverview

400m, 10mins.

Grade: Easy

A foreshore walk with views across Burns Bay and passing by open parks, remnant bushland and historic Carisbrook House. A great spot to launch your kayak or boat.

Access to walk: Main access is from the end of Kooyong Road, Riverview

Lovetts Reserve: Blackman Park to The Boreen, Lane Cove West

1.2km, 30mins.

Grade: Moderate

A high waterside bush track with sandstone cliffs, wildflowers and views over the Lane Cove River. Grab a bite at the newly opened Puppy Tail café at Blackman Park.

Access to walk: Main access is from the southwest corner of Blackman Park, Lloyd Rees Drive. Please note that there is a partial track closure beyond The Boreen.

Ventemans Reach: Blackman Park to Stringybark Creek Crossing, Lane Cove West

1km, 20mins.

Grade: Easy

An easy riverside bush track and boardwalk through woodland, mangroves and saltmarsh. A fabulous spot for birdwatching.

Access to walk: Start from Blackman Park playground, Lloyd Rees Drive, Lane Cove West.

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