Milestone reached

Published on 31 August 2023

Celebrating turning the sod

Marking a milestone in the building of Lane Cove’s much needed Sport and Recreation Centre, Councillors, Council staff, NSW Government representatives and sporting group leaders gathered today to celebrate turning the first sod on construction.

Held on the River Road site adjacent to Lane Cove Golf Course, guests gathered with staff from head construction contractor ADCO Constructions, civil works contractor Rainbow Group and AJC Architects to mark the occasion.

Mayor Andrew Zbik said “It is immensely satisfying to reach this point, given the years of planning, consultation and investigation, which began in 2008 with the need identified in Council’s Recreation Action Plan.

“I’m looking forward to welcoming the community here to enjoy the diverse recreation opportunities and amenity that this Centre will offer in late 2025.

“This will be a great Centre where local residents of all ages and abilities will be able to come and play – whether that be dancing, sport or enjoying some social and recreational activities.

“This is another major capital project delivered by Council, following the new $43m Wadanggari Park constructed over the railway in St Leonards, which we are opening next week, the much-loved $80m ‘The Canopy’ development, and the $15m 8 lane 50m pool, 900 seat grandstand and youth centre at the Lane Cove Aquatic Centre complex.”

Pictured (above right):

From left to right Sarah Johnston Greenwich Sports Club Netball, Trish Crews Netball NSW, Clr Katherine Mort, Frank Hammersley Greenwich Sports Club, Clr Scott Bennison, Barbara Oliver Lane Cove Golf Club, Clr David Roenfeldt, Clr Merri Southwood Deputy Mayor, Dane-Lucas Kovacevic Tennis NSW, Clr Andrew Zbik Mayor, Anthony Roberts MP Member for Lane Cove, Karmen Karamanian Lane Cove Netball Club, Bret Mactavish Northern Suburbs Basketball Association, Charlotte Siddle Northern Suburbs Netball Association.