Have your say on Lane Cove Plaza

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

Council is inviting residents to participate in a survey about the next stage of the Lane Cove Plaza upgrade (Stage 2).

Your feedback will help inform Council on how to improve public amenity from outdoor seating areas to the Plaza’s overall look and feel.

You can complete the survey online http://survey.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/survey/TakeSurvey.aspx?PageNumber=1&SurveyID=m80M8m6&Preview=true

Submissions close 28 November, 2012

Department of Planning’s response re: LEP Finalisation

Posted: October 29th, 2012 | Filed under: Announcements, Current Issues, Mowbray Precinct
Lane Cove Council considered the Department of Planning’s response regarding the finalisation of the Mowbray Precinct at their meeting on 15 October.
You will recall that on 16 April this year, Council endorsed the exhibited LEP for the Mowbray Precinct but adopted amendments to three particular sites from the exhibited LEP
  • To re-zone 46-60 Gordon Crescent from single dwelling to R4 high density
  • To re-zone 15 Centennial Ave from single dwelling to R4 high density
  • To re-zone 8-14 Mindarie St from R4 high density to single dwelling
The Department of Planning, in a letter to Council on 28 September, recommended the LEP be gazetted in accordance with the LEP public exhibition that occured from January-March 2012, i.e withouth the above amendments.  The Council discussed these proposed changes with the Department and they agreed to allow to all three sites to be zoned R4 high density.
The Councillors discussed this zoning in their meeting of 15 Ocotber and the following is the resolution as noted in the Council minutes Read the rest of this entry »

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   http://matthewsyres.photoshelter.com/gallery-collection/Stock-Photography/C0000SwqH_PGkosg

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 contact@sbcra.org.au or for membership inquiries membership@sbcra.org.au


Mowbray Precinct DCP – Have your say

Posted: October 9th, 2012 | Filed under: Announcements, Mowbray Precinct

The Development Control Plan (DCP) for the Mowbray Precinct is currently on display and Lane Cove Council is inviting residents to make comments and submissions.

The DCP is important as it acknowledges the special landscape character of the area including the proximity of the developments of the area to the Batten Reserve Bushland. It also recognises specific issues relating to amenity of residents and the need to provide appropriate transition between adjoining high and low density residential areas.

The draft development controls includes:

  • the maximums number of residental storeys relating to the LEP height level, 14.5m  – 4 storeys, 17.5m – 5 storeys (subject to the point below)
  • a recommended minimum deep soil area  of 40% of the site to be provided for residential flat buildings to enable planting and growth of mature trees
  • tree retention of the site to be encouraged
  • development applications at the interface between high and low density residential zone to demonstrate that the amenity of adjacent houses has been a design considereration eg. by stepping-down of buildings, inclusion of upper level setbacks, increased setbacks etc.
  • development applications are to be in character with the materials, finishes and design elements that are in harmony with the natural landscape and complementary to the bushland setting.

To review the full Council report and the Council Resolution  http://www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/Living%20in%20the%20Area/Current%20Issues/CurrentIssues.htm#DCPMowbray

To have your say you can make a submission to the General Manager by:-  Post – Lane Cove Council, PO Box 20, Lane Cove NSW 1595;  Fax – 02 9911 3600; or Email: lccouncil@lanecove.nsw.gov.au

Written submissions need to be received by Council until 6pm Wednesday 10 October 2012.  Please ensure you quote the reference “DCP Draft Amendment 4 – VA – SU4861” in your submission.


AGM Thurs Oct 18

Posted: October 6th, 2012 | Filed under: Uncategorized

This year’s AGM is at Lane Cove Library at 7pm  on 18th Oct.Light refreshments ( Cheese + Wine, Coffee and Biscuits) will be available.  All members are encouraged to attend. If you have not yet renewed your membership, either pay online see membership form or pay on the night.

As well as normal AGM business There will be a Special Presentation
A video show of Batten Reserve  Photographs by Matthew Syres
Video editor SBCRA Member Danielle Akayan


If you have some spare time please consider being involved in Bushcare or other activities.