Noise from Rock breaking breaks limits

Posted: November 9th, 2014 | Filed under: Uncategorized

Lane Cove council was treated to an unusual sight last week ( Monday 13 Oct)

As well as the “usual Suspects” a medical doctor presented her measurements of the noise generated by building works on Gordon Crescent and areas adjacent. For several years Johnston Crescent residents have been complaining about he incessent noise. But nobody has actually measured the sound levels. It now appears they are not 70 decibels as allowed but up to 90 decibels (  well into the Rock concert and  WMD range)

Council has now passed a motion to require sound absorbing barriers around building sites

SBCRA AGM & Community Info Session – Thursday 13 November 2014

Posted: October 30th, 2014 | Filed under: Uncategorized

The SBCRA’s Annual General Meeting will held on Thursday 13 Nov 6:45pm  at Lane Cove Library.

Come early  – 6:30  to enjoy  drinks,  nibbles and a chat

Guest speakers

Wayne Rylands , Lane Cove Council’s Executive Manager – Open Space and Urban Services
Will  update us on Mowbray Precinct issues

Bev Young , Sydney Wildlife
“Sharing our Environment with Wildlife”
Possums in your roof or eating your plants? ducks in your pool?, brush turkeys in the compost?’ – hear about living in harmony with wildlife’





SBCRA Bushcare Big Day Out+ 21st Birthday 14 Sept

Posted: August 10th, 2014 | Filed under: Uncategorized

The SBCRA was founded in 1993,  as part of the Bushcare Major Day Out we will be celebrating our 21st Birthday

Join our wildflower walk and planting day and help create bird habitat by planting native shrubs.

9.00 am to 12 Noon
Meet at park on cnr Kullah Pde and Mindarie Street
Lane Cove North

Wear sturdy shoes for the bushwalk,   bring gloves for the planting.

Stringybark celebration –  BBQ in the park – 12 Noon

Sausage sizzle provided council –  bring a picnic rug and chairs for the BBQ.

For catering purposes please email your attendance  –

Come, meet your neighbours and celebrate our 21 years of bushcare and local activity .

Join us for Clean up Australia Day Sunday 2 March

Posted: February 27th, 2014 | Filed under: Uncategorized

Come along and join us clean up our local bushland on Sunday 2 March for Clean Up Australia Day.

Register between 9.30am and 1.30pm at the grassed area adjacent to the Epping Rd Overpass Ramp on Johnston Crescent (opposite 66 Johnston).

Everyone is also invited to a BBQ that is being provided courtesy of Lane Cove Council.

Bring along – gloves, hats, sun protection, enclosed shoes, water (we can re-fill as needed) and lots of energy and enthusiasm!


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



    Bushcare morning in Batten Reserve great success

    Posted: September 4th, 2013 | Filed under: Uncategorized

    The Stringybark Creek Bushcare Group’s event for Bushcare’s National Major Day Out on Sunday 8 September was a great success.

    Over 40 local residents including a large number of children enjoyed a guided bush walk on the newly upgraded track in the Batten Reserve and then spent time planting around a pond to create a friendly habitat for native frogs.


    The morning was completed with a BBQ provided lunch and refreshments provided by Lane Cove Council.

    West Ward Councillors Bennison and Strassberg joined the group for the mornings activities.

    All those who attended agreed the volunteers who have been regenerating the bushland in Batten Reserve since 1994, have been doing a superb job!


    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.