High density zoning to remain in Mowbray Precinct

Posted: May 16th, 2012 | Filed under: Announcements, Current Issues, Mowbray Precinct

Lane Cove Councillors in their meeting of 16 April endorsed the proposed amendments to the 2009 Local Environment Plan (LEP) for the Mowbray Precinct with only a few minor amendments.

The majority of the Councillors voted to retain the R4 high denisty zoning in the Mowbray Precinct. The only exception Council has made from high denisty zoning in the Precinct are:

  1. A small area of the bushland streets of Kullah Pde, Pinaroo and Merinda Streets.  Council has zoned this area E4 Environment Living, due to large Asset Protection Zones (the set back required due to the bushfire prone area) precluding high density developments on these sites.
  2. A small section of Mindarie St directly above Kullah Pde. Council has zoned this area as E4 Enviromental Living to keep a dedicated ‘precinct’ of E4 zoning and alleviate the impacts of amenity loss on the single dwellings of Kullah Pde.

The results of this Council meeting are very concerning as there are still many issues which remain unresolved including traffic, bushfire, environmental impacts on the Batten Reserve, plans for infrastructure upgrades and the non compliance of this zoning with the NSW Government’s Metropolitan and Integrated Transport Strategies.

Council will now submit the amended 2009 LEP to the Department of Planning & Infrastructure for final approval by the Minister.   The finalised 2009 LEP is expected to be gazetted by mid year.

Full details of the Councillors discussions regarding this issue in their 16 April meeting, can be viewed through the webcast of the meeting http://www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/Your%20Council/Meetings%20and%20Reports/Meeting%20Webcast/Meetingwebcast.htm (click on 16 April). Minutes of the meeting are also available on Lane Cove Council’s website http://www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/Your%20Council/Meetings%20and%20Reports/Business%20Papers%20%26%20Minutes/BusinessPapersandMinutes.htm (enter in 16 April).