SBCRA AGM & Community Info Session – Monday 28 October

Posted: October 17th, 2013 | Filed under: Announcements, General, Newsletter

The SBCRA’s Annual General Meeting was held on Monday 28 October 2013 at Lane Cove Library. It was a very well attended session providing an opportunity for local residents to meet, hear about future plans for our area and also learn about the work the SBCRA has been conducting in the community over the past twelve months.

Guest speaker, Wayne Rylands – Lane Cove Council’s Executive Director Open Space and Urban Services, led an insightful session about plans for our local neighbourhood including an update on developments in the Mowbray Precinct and Council’s plans for parks, bushland, community facilities, traffic management and infrastructure upgrades in our area. Wayne also answered questions from residents on specific issues relating to these matters.

    SBCRA President Frances Vissell gave a presentation on the SBCRA activities over the past year including work relating to development and infrastructure in the Mowbray Precinct and the local area, NSW Government’s Planning reforms, Batten Reserve bush care and regeneration, community events and initiatives, local safety, traffic and resident welfare matters.

    The meeting included election of officers bearers for the SBCRA Committee for the coming year 2013/14.

    The SBCRA Committee and Office Bearers are

    • President – Frances Vissel
    • Vice President – Kylie Bryden-Smith
    • Treasurer and Memberships – Jack Winning
    • Minute Secretary – Alasdair Stuart
    • Committee members – Guy Hallowes, Win Chandler, Ann Proudfoot



    2012 AGM meeting & new SBCRA Committee

    Posted: October 29th, 2012 | Filed under: Announcements, General, Mowbray Precinct, Newsletter

    The SBCRA AGM was held on 18 October and members were treated to a moving video and slide show of the Batten Reserve presented by Danielle Akayan.

    The photography of the Batten Reserve and its stunning flora and fauna by Matthew Syres is amazing and reinforced the unique beauty of this special bushland area.

    The complete collection of Matthew’s Batten Reserve photograph, including the Batten Reserve collection,  can be found on his website

    Frances Vissel did a presentation of the year in review and the year ahead. Much of this focussed on issues arising from the Mowbray Precinct, but also included other comunity work that the SBCRA is involved in including twice monthly bush generation in the Batten Reserve, addressing traffic and safety issues with Council, engaging with the NSW Government’s Planning Review and organising community events such as Clean Up Australia Day.

    Elections for the Committee for 2012/13 were held and the roles and Committee members for the year ahead will be held by

    • President – Frances Vissel
    • Vice President – Kylie Bryden-Smith
    • Treasurer & Memberships – Jack Winning
    • Minute Secretary – Alasdair Stuart
    • Committee – Guy Hallowes, Win Chandler, Leah Bangma

    For further information on the AGM or to contact the Committee members email us on or for membership inquiries