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,

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