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Draft Bob Campbell Oval Masterplan

Consultation is currently open

This consultation will run from 25 November 2022 to 5 February 2023

Contact: 

Manager – Open Space

Ph: (02) 9911 3563

Email: twebster@lanecove.nsw.gov.au

Overview

The Draft Bob Campbell Oval Masterplan has been developed by Taylor Brammer Landscape Architects in consultation with community stakeholders.

Background

Council engaged Taylor Brammer Landscape Architects to carry community stakeholder workshops to develop a masterplan for Bob Campbell Oval. A draft masterplan has been prepared with the following outcomes:

  • A park design that facilitates contemporary and future recreation needs as called for by the community.
  • A park that acknowledges current uses (football, cricket, informal recreation) and realises its potential by becoming a more inclusive community destination.
  • A reuse of existing assets where possible.
  • A place that provides a range and choice of benefits and experiences that include active and passive recreation within a natural bushland setting.

Have Your Say

To have your say on the Draft Bob Campbell Oval Masterplan please make a submission to the General Manager, by either:-   

Surveys and written submissions must be received by Council before 5.00pm, Sunday 5 February 2023. 

Related Documents

Draft Community Engagement Strategy

Consultation is currently open

This consultation will run from 30 November 2022 to 29 January 2023

Contact: 

Executive Manager Corporate Services

Ph: (02) 9911 3510

Email: skludass@lanecove.nsw.gov.au

Overview

Council, at its Ordinary Council Meeting of 24 November 2022, resolved to place the Draft Community Engagement Strategy on public exhibition, inviting members of the Lane Cove community to comment on the Draft Strategy.

The Draft Community Engagement Strategy has been developed to guide Council's approach to community engagement. Whereas the Community Engagement Policy outlines Council's commitment to community engagement in a holistic sense, the Community Engagement Strategy specifically articulates Council's commitment to the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Framework, outlines our approach to community engagement (what, why, where, when and how) and contains key objectives and actions as integral components of an Implementation Approach.

The four (4) Key Objectives are Building Capacity, Inclusive Engagement, Accountability and Transparency, and Continuous Improvement. Each of these key objectives include a series of undertakings in the form of action items which will be periodically evaluated and reported to Council.

Background

The Draft Community Engagement Strategy has been developed using the feedback received from local residents who participated in a number of community consultation workshop sessions conducted earlier in 2022.

This feedback was reported to Council at its Ordinary Council Meeting of 18 August 2022 with an undertaking an Action Plan would be developed to respond to the concerns raised during the community consultation workshop sessions. The Action Plan developed is an integral part of the Draft Community Engagement Strategy, now on exhibition.

Have Your Say

To have your say on the Draft Community Engagement Strategy please make a submission to the General Manager, by either:-   

Surveys and written submissions must be received by Council before 5.00pm, Sunday 29 January 2023. 

Related Documents

Draft Urban Forest Strategy

Consultation is currently open

This consultation will run from 04 November to 19 December 2022

Contact: 

Coordinator Parks and Urban Spaces

Ph: (02) 9911 3544

Email: hhaigh@lanecove.nsw.gov.au

Overview

The Draft Urban Forest Strategy has been developed over the last year in consultation with the community, Council staff and the Aboriginal Heritage Office. Consultants have analysed aerial imaging and tree plotter data alongside the consultation information to produce the Draft. The Urban Forest Strategy will guide Council over the next 10 years.

Background.

The urban forest strategy has been prepared with assistance of Arbor Carbon consultants to provide a holistic approach to protect and improve the Urban Forest of the LGA through effective management of the existing tree canopy whilst increasing public knowledge to facilitate enhanced understanding of the value of trees.

The development of the strategy has involved; engagement with Council staff and the local community; analysis of Council's tree database (Tree Plotter) and aerial vegetation imagery; aligning the data with the land use zones from the Local Environmental Plan (LEP). From this information targets have been developed for canopy cover using the NSW Government Greener Neighbourhood Guide or using the mean canopy cover for individual land use zones.

Have Your Say

To have your say on the Draft Urban Forest Strategy please make a submission to the General Manager, by either:-   

Surveys and written submissions must be received by Council before 5.00pm, Monday 19 December 2022. 

Related Documents

Annual Financial Statements - Year Ended 30 June 2022

Consultation is currently open

This consultation will run from 04 November to 16 December 2022

Contact: 

Chief Financial Officer

Ph: (02) 9911 3512

Email: sseaman@lanecove.nsw.gov.au

Overview

In accordance with Section 418 (3) of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW), Lane Cove Council advises that the ordinary Council meeting to be held on Thursday 24 November 2022 will include the presentation of the audited Financial Statements and the Auditor's Reports for the year ending 30 June 2022.

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Have Your Say

In accordance with Section 420 of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW), any person may make a submission in writing to Council with respect to Council's Audited Financial Statements or the Auditors Reports. Please make a written submission to the General Manager by:-

Submissions must be received by Council before 5.00pm, Friday 16 December 2022.

Related Documents

Public Art Project

Consultation is currently open

This consultation will run from 04 November to 03 January 2022

Contact: 

Manager Communications and Events

Ph: (02) 9911 3616

Email: jphipps@lanecove.nsw.gov.au

Overview

Since 2021, Lane Cove Council has been working with artists to enliven the Lane Cove Village. We are now seeking feedback on our Public Art Project to find out if this has created an impact on the village and what other projects we can do in the village.

Have Your Say

To have your say on the Public Art Project please make a submission to Council, by either:-   

Submissions must be received by Council before 5.00pm, Tuesday 03 January 2023. 

Melbourne Cup Screening

Consultation is currently open

This consultation will run from 28 October to 09 December 2022

Contact: 

Manager Communications and Events

Ph: (02) 9911 3616

Email: jphipps@lanecove.nsw.gov.au

Overview

Do you want us to screen the Melbourne Cup horse race on big screens in Council spaces? Now is your chance to have your say.

Background

In a notice of motion at the 29 September 2022 meeting, Clrs Flood and Southwood moved that Council should not screen, promote or advertise the Melbourne Cup at The Canopy, The Plaza or any Council open spaces from 2023 onwards. And further, that Council should investigate other events or activities in The Plaza on Cup Day that better align with community and family values and help drives business/trade in The Plaza.

Events and activities that are already organised for November/December include:

​Event
Description​
​Dates
Location​
​Fun Fridays
Kids Activities​
​Fridays 
​The Plaza
​Saturday Sounds
​Live Music
​2nd Saturday of each month
​The Plaza
​Community Concert Series
​Concert band and school bands play 4 times a year
​Various
​The Plaza
​Christmas
​Lighting Xmas tree and Christmas activities
​December 
​The Canopy
​Live Music
​Live acoustic music on Sundays
​Various
​The Canopy
​Hanukkah
​Celebration of Jewish holiday
​December
​The Plaza


Have Your Say

To have your say on the Lane Cove Council Melbourne Cup Screening please make a submission by either:-   

Submissions must be received by Council before 5.00pm, Friday 09 December 2022. 

Policy on Payment of Expenses and Facilities to Councillors

Consultation is currently open

This consultation will run from 28 October to 09 December 2022

Contact: 

Manager Governance and Risk

Ph: (02) 9911 3646

Email: sgolding@lanecove.nsw.gov.au

Overview

At the Ordinary Council Meeting on 27 October 2022, Council resolved to consult with the community on a revised Policy on Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities to Councillors which has been developed in accordance with sections 252-254 of the Local Government Act 1993. 

Background

Council's Policy on Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities was last reviewed, amended, and adopted at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 15 February 2021, Council Resolution 20. Section 252 of the Local Government Act 1993 requires a Council within the first twelve (12) months of each council term to adopt a policy concerning the payment of expenses and provision of facilities to Councillors. Council must give public notice for 28 days of the intention to adopt the policy and consider any submissions made before adopting the policy.

This revised policy has been drafted to incorporate the NSW OLG better practice template to ensure accountability and transparency in the reasonable and appropriate reimbursement of expenses and the provision of facilities to Councillors to help them undertake their civic duties. 

Have Your Say

To have your say on the Proposed Draft Revised Payment on Expenses and Facilities Policy 2022 please make a submission by either:-   

Submissions must be received by Council before 5.00pm, Thursday 09 December 2022. 

Related Documents

Proposed Draft Revised Payment on Expenses and Facilities Policy 2022

Lane Cove Village and St Leonards Parking Study

This consultation is now closed.

​Contact

Acting Coordinator Traffic and Transport

Ph: (02) 9911 3623

Email: service@lanecove.nsw.gov.au

Overview

Council is asking for your feedback on the draft parking study for Lane Cove village and St Leonards. The study areas are shown in the Figure 1 below.

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Figure 1 – Lane Cove Village and St Leonards parking study areas marked with the red dotted line.

Background

We contracted Cardno (now known as Stantec) to undertake a comprehensive study of parking in the Lane Cove Village and St Leonards. The purpose of the study is to:

  • Provide an efficient, fair, and equitable use of on-street parking;

  • Improve the utilisation of existing parking spaces while ensuring that future parking demands are met; and

  • Consider the opportunity to provide sustainable transport options such as car share and Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations.

In April and May 2022, we spoke with residents and businesses in the Village through two workshops and an online survey. As major developments in St Leonards South had not commenced, workshops for the St Leonards study area were not necessary.

Our contractors physically observed where cars were parked and for how long in early December 2021.

Using the data collected from the observations and feedback from the community, several recommendations have been made. These aim to improve parking availability and standardise the parking restriction times.

Parking Proposal

A summary of the recommendations from the Draft Lane Cove Village and St Leonards Parking study and the complete Draft Lane Cove Village and St Leonards Parking Study have been prepared by Cardno in consultation with Council.

The study key findings include:

  • On street parking demand in the Lane Cove Village varies from street to street and differing users are served by each street.

  • Opportunities to improve accessible parking in the Lane Cove Village and St Leonards

  • Seniors parking is highly utilised in Lane Cove Village

  • Car share has low use in Lane Cove Village and St Leonards

  • The overall Loading Zone demand in the Lane Cove Village does not exceed capacity

Following is some of the key recommendations for the Lane Cove Village and St Leonards.

  • Changes to the parking restrictions on a street-by-street basis with a focus on streets that exceed 85% capacity at the time of the survey.

  • Increase the number of accessible parking spaces in the Lane Cove Village and St Leonards

  • Implement 3-hour time-restrictions for on-street accessible parking spaces in the Lane Cove Village

  • Ensure consistent seniors parking signage

  • Develop a Lane Cove Council LGA Electric Vehicle strategy including consideration for on-street EV charging bays

  • Develop a Lane Cove Council LGA car share strategy

Have Your Say 

To have your say on the above recommendations please make a submission by either:-

  • Completing the online survey. Please note that your email address will not be linked to your answers and all comments remain anonymous;

  • Email: service@lanecove.nsw.gov.au, quoting Lane Cove Village and St Leonards Parking Study; or

  • Post: Lane Cove Council, PO Box 20, Lane Cove NSW 1595.

Submissions must be received by Council before 5.00pm, Tuesday 29 November 2022. 

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What Happens Next?

This consultation will be open from six weeks from 18/10/2022 to 29/11/2022. Any comments will be reviewed and evaluated. The final parking study will then be submitted to the Traffic Committee for endorsement and Council for adoption.

Residents can monitor the progress by reviewing the agenda of the Traffic Committee meeting. Meetings are typically held every two months and published on Council's website at the link below www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/advisorycommittees.