living with wildlife 6 Oct 7pm

Posted: September 30th, 2022 | Filed under: Uncategorized
SBCRA are pleased to present, in conjunction with Lane Cove Council, a Living With Wildlife event on Thursday 6 October at the newly opened Tantallon Oval Pavilion, from 7:00-8:00pm.
The possums, snakes, birds and brush turkeys of leafy Lane Cove can be a source of delight, but also dismay at times! Join us to hear Sydney Wildlife provide practical tips on managing wildlife in your garden and surrounding areas, what to do if you find an injured animal, and lots more at this talk. There will be aq Q+A session at the end to ask all your questions. There will also be light refreshments provided.
Reserve your spot at:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/living-with-wildlife-tickets-412554982057?aff=eemailordconf&utm_campaign=order_confirm&ref=eemailordconf&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eventbrite&utm_term=viewevent

 

 

 

 


Meeting with Mayor 2 Girraween park planning

Posted: July 7th, 2022 | Filed under: Uncategorized
  1. The development of Girraween Park.

SBCRA’s concern with this possible development is that with the precedents set. Despite Lane Cove Council providing guidelines relating to this development it was likely that this site would also suffer from overdevelopment and that the four houses on Kullah Parade to the south of the development would  be overshadowed. The owners of the four properties concerned would then have a case for rezoning their properties R4 and if this occurred then all the owners of properties on Kullah Parade would make similar claims.

The answer to this is  Lane Cove Council has no need to institute any rezonings until 2036.  They have rejected all recent requests for rezonings and this situation would apply to any rezoning requests for Kullah Parade.

It should also be noted that an APZ of 60 metres is applicable for developments on Kullah Parade.

Tree covered area in image is Girraween Park

 

 

 


Meeting with the Mayor

Posted: June 21st, 2022 | Filed under: Uncategorized

SBCRA committee had a meeting with Lane Cove Mayor Andrew Zbik in June 2022

This a summary of DA  issues

            -a DA which conforms to the regulations is submitted and approved with minimal fuss
– within a few months amendments are requested which increases the height of the building.These are called section 4.6 ammendments. This greatly increases the developers profit on the project

– The developments are then referred to the an Independent Planning  Panel. They are only allowed to deal with issues that pertain to the particular development. It’s as if they were operating in the middle of a desert.

This has created a disastrously overcrowded precinct. For example the traffic in the area is already becoming unmanageable. When all the developments mentioned are occupied, we will have a nightmare on our hands.
The narrow roads( 7m wide) were never designed to take the increasing traffic created

 

THE RESPONSE

  1. The Failure of Development Controls in the Mowbray Precinct.

Andrew Zbik said that Lane Cove Council, and the NSW State Government had acknowledged that the rezoning of the Mowbray precinct had resulted in numerous failures of control. In particular the use of sections 4.55 and 4.6 devices that allowed developers to increase heights of buildings.

The Mayor  stated that in view of precedents already set there was little that could be done about the situation, also acknowledging that the resulting overdevelopment of the area was resulting in overcrowding, overshadowing of E4 zoned properties in the area and poor traffic outcomes, as was stated in the SBCRA briefing note.

The Mayor also told the committee that reflecting on the poor outcomes in the Mowbray Precinct , that in the St Leonards South development, Lane Cove Council had managed to eliminate the use of section 4.6 amendments to developments.

 

Geoff Graham also raised the issue of Affordable Housing. He stated that the two boarding house approvals in Mindarie Street, which were based on providing affordable housing were nothing of the sort. They were being promoted as mini-hotels.

Andrew Zbik stated that in a couple of developments that had been approved (namely 150 Epping Road and one other) that Lane Cove Council were the owners of some 43 units of affordable housing.

 

There was also a discussion regarding the value of the ‘Independent Local Planning Panel’, which rarely refuse developments.

The panel is apparently a requirement of the NSW State Government. Lane Cove Council has no option but to comply

It was stated  that when Lane Cove Council were able to approve/disapprove developments the outcomes as far as the community was concerned was more favourable. It should be noted that Councillors have no direct input to approval  of DA’s. Approvals either depend on Councils Planning Department or the various panels.

On a  positive note the Mayor reported that in view of the large amount of housing that had been provided in Lane Cove over past years, The Greater Sydney Commission had determined that THERE WAS NO REQUIREMENT FOR ANY FURTHER REZONINGS IN THE LANE COVE LGA UNTIL 2036. The understanding is the State government agrees with this.

 

 


Clean up Australia March 2022 – new date

Posted: February 26th, 2022 | Filed under: Uncategorized

Because of excessive rain the creek is NOT safe we must postpone . New date is 27th  March

Come along and join us clean up our local bushland on to Sunday 27th March for Clean Up Australia Day.

Register between 8.30am and 12.30pm at the grassed area adjacent to the Epping Rd Overpass Ramp on Johnston Crescent (opposite 66 Johnston).

Everyone is also invited to a BBQ that is being provided courtesy of Lane Cove Council.

Bring along – gloves, hats, sun protection, enclosed shoes, water  and lots of energy and enthusiasm!

What a load of rubbish!

 

 

The meeting point is opposite 66 Johnston crescent close to the footbridge


cleanup Australia 7 March 2021

Posted: February 6th, 2021 | Filed under: Uncategorized

 

Come along and join us clean up our local bushland on Sunday 7 March for Clean Up Australia Day.

Register between 8.30am and 12.30pm at the grassed area adjacent to the Epping Rd Overpass Ramp on Johnston Crescent (opposite 66 Johnston).

Everyone is also invited to a BBQ that is being provided courtesy of Lane Cove Council.

Bring along – gloves, hats, sun protection, enclosed shoes, water (we can re-fill as needed) and lots of energy and enthusiasm!

 

The meeting point is opposite 66 Johnston crescent close to the footbridge

 

 


clean up Australia day 2020 sun 1 march

Posted: February 5th, 2020 | Filed under: Uncategorized

Come along and join us clean up our local bushland on Sunday 1 March for Clean Up Australia Day.

Register between 9.30am and 1.30pm at the grassed area adjacent to the Epping Rd Overpass Ramp on Johnston Crescent (opposite 66 Johnston).

Everyone is also invited to a BBQ that is being provided courtesy of Lane Cove Council.

Bring along – gloves, hats, sun protection, enclosed shoes, water (we can re-fill as needed) and lots of energy and enthusiasm!

 

The meeting point is opposite 66 Johnston crescent close to the footbridge

 

 

 

 

Here a are a few photos from 2019

 

 

 


Mindarie park now open

Posted: June 26th, 2019 | Filed under: Uncategorized

SBCRA committee members at the park opening

 

After many years of negotiation and consultation Mindarie Park has opened. In no small measure this is due to work your committee has put in pointing out the need for open space in the rapid developing Mowbray Precinct

 

The first stage of the park on the corner of Mindarie and Kullah Pde has been opened

It consists a Children’s Playground  and was opened on 23 February by our State Member Anthony Roberts

 

This new inclusive playspace aligns with the Everyone Can Play in NSW guidelines to cater for all people, including disabled and able-bodied children and their Carers. 

The fenced playspace includes a range of swings, natural-looking play materials and equipment that is suitable for people of all abilities to enjoy. Also on-site are new BBQ facilities, toilets and Seniors fitness equipment.

 


Bushcare Big Day Out 2018

Posted: September 13th, 2018 | Filed under: Uncategorized

BUSHCARE’S BIG DAY OUT 2018

 

 

Date, Time and Meeting Place:

16 September 2018   09.00 – 12 pm

Where : Batten reserve Park at end of Kullah Pde (  where new Mindarie Park is under construction )

What’s planned?

—   Guided walk with Wildlife Ecologist Narawan Williams and see how bush has regrown
—   Help restore bushland by planting seedlings for bird habitat
Morning Tea provided

What to bring

Wear a sunhat, long sleeved top and pants, and enclosed shoes, and bring some water. Tools and gloves provided

The site is:

  • Family friendly,
  • Suitable for young people aged 12-18
  • Suitable for children under 12

Bookings:

For catering please RSVP to

Lane Cove Council – 9911 3583. Email: Bushcare@lanecove.nsw.gov.au

This event is organised jointly by Lane Cove Council and Stringybark Creek Res. Ass. Inc. Bushcare

 

 

 


Cleanup Australia Sunday 4 March 2018

Posted: March 9th, 2018 | Filed under: Uncategorized

Great turn out today for Clean Up Australia Day           63 local residents took part cleaning up local Batten Reserve Bushland and the surrounding streets.

Mayor Pam Palmer and Councillors  Frances Vissel and Andrew Zbik joined in  – thank you so much for your support!

Thank you the council for supporting the BBQ and providing us with extra bags and gloves.

Families and residents of all ages 2 years through to over 80 took part as well as the enthusiastic and very helpful Lane Cove Guides. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped

Here  is  what  was collected    –   bags x 36

Chair            x 2
Plastic Toys  x 3
Kids scooter x 2
Large steel and alloy sheets x 6 – (enough to build a garden shed)
Window frame       x 2
Foam mattress      x 2
Drain pipe 100mm x 2
Hardboard sheet    x 2
Various rusted car body parts

Glass bottles                         x 131
Plastic bottles                        x 210
Aluminium cans                     x 177
Spray paint cans                    x  44
Plastic bags                             x 250
P and L plates                        x  15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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pinaroo park

Posted: October 2nd, 2017 | Filed under: Uncategorized
Have Your Say On Your New Park
Council is currently consulting with the community on a new park at Pinaroo
Place/Kullah Parade and a new pocket park on Mowbray Road. 

A new park has been designed following approval from NSW Land and Housing Corporation to acquire six lots in Pinaroo Place and the proposed closure of the Pinaroo Place cul-de-sac. When combined with the existing park, this space will provide a 6,300 square metre recreation area. As part of the agreement, the existing park on Girraween Avenue will be transferred to the NSW Land and Housing Corporation.

The community is being encouraged to provide feedback on the following areas:-

  • Pinaroo park design (a concept landscape Master Plan is
    available on the website);
  • Suggestions for the name of the new Pinaroo park; and
  • Proposed design of the new pocket park at 552 Mowbray Road.To find out more you can view all relevant background documents by visiting our online exhibition.  These documents are also available for viewing at the Lane Cove Civic Centre (48 Longueville Road, Lane Cove), Lane Cove Library (Library Walk, Lane Cove) and Greenwich Library (48 Greenwich Road, Lane Cove).

    To have your say on your new park, please make a submission to the General Manager quoting ‘Our New Park’– SU6839’ by:-

  • Post: PO Box 20, Lane Cove 1595;
  • Fax: 9911 3600; or
  • Email

Submissions will be received by Council until Friday 27 October 2017

For further assistance please contact Council’s Landscape Architect on 9911 3563.

If you would like to be kept informed about the progress of this proposal following the consultation period, please submit your email address. Alternatively, you can check the ‘Previous Consultations’ section of the website at any time after the consultation closes for updated information in relation to this or any past consultation item.