Election – Candidates Forum

Posted: February 11th, 2015 | Filed under: Announcements
MC: Genia McCaffery, former Mayor of North Sydney
Rod Simpson,
University of Sydney, Architecture
The importance of public participation
Kylie Bryden-Smith
Community experience in the development of the
Mowbray Precinct

Church opposite hospital















The candidates for the seat of Lane Cove have been invited to speak on planning and development issues

  • The Lane Cove Bushland and Conservation Society
  • Stringybark Creek Residents Association
  • Ryde-Hunters Hill Flora & Fauna Preservation Society
  • Hunters Hill Trust
  • Gladesville Residents for Appropriate Development
  • Residents and Shopkeepers for Appropriate Development
  • Lane Cove West Residents Association
  • Lane Cove North Residents Association
  • Lane Cove Sustainability Action Group
  • Save Hunters Hill Municipality Coalition
  • Greenwich Community Association
  • Gladesville Community Group

Join us for our End of Year Community Party – Sat 7 December

Posted: November 29th, 2013 | Filed under: Announcements

The SBCRA is supporting the annual End of Year Community Party for Johnston Crescent, Tantallon St and the surrounding neighbourhood.

Join the SBCRA Committee, your neighbours and members of the community on Saturday 7 December 2013 from 7pm onwards at Tantallon Oval.

Bring a picnic rug, chairs, your own drinks and a plate of food to share and a small gift to put in Santa’s bag for your child or your dog.

Please help your elderly neighbours or those with disabilities. Encourage them to come!

Come and meet your neighbours and join the fun.

Event will be cancelled if extreme bad weather.


Have your say – VPA 15 Centennial Ave

Posted: November 29th, 2013 | Filed under: Announcements, Current Issues, Mowbray Precinct

Lane Cove Council has received a proposal from HYECORP Property Group for 7-15 Centennial Avenue and 92-96 Gordon Crescent, Lane Cove.

The proposal is to transfer land at 15 Centennial Avenue to Council to form part of the Stringybark Creek Reserve in return for transferring the floor space of this property to the adjacent development at 7-13 Centennial Avenue.

This would mean that Council will receive the land at 15 Centennial Avenue free of cost in addition to a cash contribution of $175,000 which will be utilised to remove the existing dwelling and regenerate the area providing a continuation of Stringy Bark Reserve. Hyecorp will be able to build 31 additional units on their development on their 7-13 Centennial Ave development.

To have your say  complete Council’s survey or make a submission to the Council’s Manager – Governance, quoting the reference I.Naylor – DA11/233,  by:-

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

Written submissions will be received by Council until 5pm Thursday 5 December 2013.

Further information Lane Cove Council’s website


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



    URGENT NEWS – Community session for 150 Epping Rd Development

    Posted: August 7th, 2013 | Filed under: Announcements, Current Issues

    Lane Cove Council has just informed us that the developer at 150 Epping (former Shell petrol station) has put in significant amendments to the approved Planning Concept Plan.

    The 150 Epping Road development was the subject of a Part 3A planning proposal to develop the land for mixed use purposes that included residential towers and commercial office space comprising six buildings ranging from 6 to 20 storeys. The proposed amendments include removing the proposed pedestrian access bridge over Epping Rd, removing commercial space, reducing retail space, deleting a cumulative traffic study, deleting a child care centre removing a community bus, increasing parking spaces and changing arrangements regarding developer contributions and bushland management.

    Lane Cove Council is organising an information evening for residents next Tuesday evening, 13th August, at 6.30 pm, in the Council Chambers.

    Council hosting forum on local government reform

    Posted: June 3rd, 2013 | Filed under: Announcements, Current Issues

    Lane Cove Council is hosting a community session on Wednesday 12 June to provide information about the recommendations featured in a recent independent review of local government.

    To register for the information session or provide feedback to assist in our our formal response to the Division of Local Government, view the Current Issues section of our Lane Cove Council’s website.

    Community input into Council’s response on NSW Planning reforms extended

    Posted: June 3rd, 2013 | Filed under: Announcements, Current Issues, Uncategorized

    Residents attending the SBCRA’s recent community forum requested another week to prepare submissions to Lane Cove Council on the NSW Government’s planning reforms, in order to be able to incorporate information from the forum into their submissions.

    We are pleased to announce an extension for community submissions to Lane Cove Council has been granted until Friday 7 June.

    More info on Council submissions can be found on Lane Cove Council’s website.

    Don’t miss out on the opportunity to have your say!

    SBCRA Community Forum on NSW Govt’s planning reforms

    Posted: May 19th, 2013 | Filed under: Announcements, Current Issues

    If you aren’t aware of the State Government’s proposed planning reforms, you need to be before its too late!

    Under the NSW Government’s proposed new planning system residents could lose the right to comment on 80% of development applications in their neighbourhood.

    The SBCRA together with Lane Cove North, Lane Cove West, Riverview and Northwood Residents’ Associations held a well attended public forum on Thursday 30 May informing residents about the proposed planning reforms and how it will affect planning in our area.

    Key note speaker  Corrine Fisher from the Better Planning Network provided an insighful analysis of the proposed planning reforms and why residents need to act now to inform the NSW Government about concerns they may have with the proposed system.

    The Better Planning Network is an affiliation of nearly 400 NSW community groups that includes Lane Cove groups.

    Public submissions on the NSW Government’s planning White Paper and draft legislation are due on 28 June, 2013.

    For more information on the NSW Government’s planning reforms and White paper see the NSW Government Planning Reforms on the right-hand side tool bar of our website – it includes background information on the reforms, what they mean, how to respond, what community forums are available and useful links for preparing submissions.

    The Better Planning Network website also provides information about the proposed reforms and an easy to action email template that you can use to submit your feedback to MPs and NSW Department of Planning.


    JRPP refused DA for 62-70 Gordon Crescent

    Posted: May 2nd, 2013 | Filed under: Announcements, Current Issues, Mowbray Precinct

    The Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) met on Thursday 9 May 2013, to assess DA13/24 62-70 Gordon Crescent.

    The development application includes destruction of 5 houses and the construction of 69 units including basement parking.

    The JRPP refused this development application due to extensive breaches of the LEP and the DCP.  It is now being dealt with by Land & Environment Court proceedings.

    The full assessment report and JRPP report for this development assessment can be found  at http://www.jrpp.nsw.gov.au/DevelopmentRegister/tabid/62/ctl/view/mid/424/JRPP_ID/1307/language/en-AU/Default.aspx,

    We will provide further information on the assessment of this development when it becomes available.

    Mowbray Precinct Working Party

    Posted: April 4th, 2013 | Filed under: Announcements, Current Issues, Mowbray Precinct

    Council has appointed eight local residents to join the West Ward Councillors and Council staff in a working party that will address issues relating to the Mowbray Precinct’s transition during the current and future development of properties and infrastructure in the area.

    The Committee will

    • provide input and feedback on amenity, environmental and other issues during the period of intensifying development
    • provide input and feedback on infrastructure planning; and
    • contribute ideas for the enhancement of a sense of community for the current and changing population, including proposed open space and a potential community centre

    Residents appointed to this working party include:  Guy Hallowes, Deborah Hill, Ann Proudfoot, Mark Joyner, Kylie Bryden-Smith, Frances Vissel, Brian McDonald and Elizabeth McDougal.