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  • Peter Statham
    commented 2018-11-08 09:36:03 +1100
    Hi Andrew,

    I don’t think we will ever get a candidate in parliament in the Lane Cove Area.

    The Labor party of recent times lacks any sort of vision for Australia and has little contact with the business community .

    The Labor Party and Liberal Party make it hard to build and develop property:

    It takes almost 3 years to get large apartment proposals through and another 2 years to build. The anti approach to development does not help. It only helps to empower councils who make developments more expensive and not better.

    The Labor Party does not have a water or policy to help drought proof Australia

    I like the progressive nature of the Labor Party. But all I hear is the same old slogans education and health, which is important but tiring.

    It would be nice if policing was top on the agenda. I recently moved from 2770 back to lane cove. The crime out there is horrendous! It took 8 hours for police to show up after some African youths were caught by me breaking into the basement car park, into cars and who then threw stones at me when confronted (why would you bother ringing them) .

    At least the State Liberals are having a go at the moment. I don’t agree with their emphasis on roads but its better than doing nothing.
  • Greg Adam
    commented 2018-10-31 18:41:28 +1100
  • R James Cattlin
    commented 2018-10-29 13:15:47 +1100
    Dear Mr Zbik, Thank you for the notice, I don’t think I can attend the LCCC meeting to night.

    I doubt that LCCC can squeeze in 7,500 additional apartments in the area bounded by Pacific H’way/Oxley and Lithgow streets even though they might like to. I certainly hope they don’t try. If other areas have to be included then I would be against increasing the height of the development bounded by Canberra Ave/River Rd and Holdsworth Ave.

    The fact that there is no firm commitment to build schools and no new sporting fields (obvious to most people) emphasises the unsuitability of planning to force population growth to this reckless plan by the Minister and his department which would destroy the whole quality of life in the area.
  • Peter Fischer
    commented 2018-10-29 12:33:48 +1100
    Greeting Andrew.

    I think the proposals (demands?) are atrocious!! They are designed to put money in someone’s hip pocket, without thought to the amenity or culture of the neighbourhood, These increases in population would add incredible strain on traffic, public transport, food supply, electricity and particularly WATER, the most overlooked resource by this Government. While extra wires are relatively easy for electricity and telephone, additional water reticulation is totally disrupting, not to mention sewage and waste disposal. I cannot be there tonight, and I wish you all success, and I would love to know what is behind these demands. Who will benefit? Certainly not Sydney or the residents.

    As you will note I have been forced to move to Naremburn, but I still spend most of my time and do all my shopping in Lane Cove.

  • Jill McArthur
    commented 2018-10-29 10:42:09 +1100
    Regrettably, we are unable to attend this evening.

    Our concerns are as previously stated.

    1. Proposed developments massive in scale and in excess of state planning requirements.

    2. No specified requirements to ensure high standard build (see recently completed projects on the North shore which show signs of dilapidation within 12 months).

    3. No commensurate local infrastructure upgrades.

    4. Significant loss of green space. Proposed “green squares” laughable.

    5. Steamrollering of DA process at some residents request (ie not by state government) with opportunity for windfall gains by those “in the know”.
  • Maureen Cosby
    commented 2018-10-29 08:57:18 +1100
    Cannot believe that such a proposal is even up for consideration. This is not something that is beneficial to anyone except developers.
  • Barbara Jones
    commented 2018-10-29 08:30:48 +1100
    I am unable to attend this evening’s meeting re over-development at St Leonards and Crows Nest. It’s too late for over-development at Lane Cove. The damage has already been done here. On what information is our State Government making these decisions? I try not to over-react to such news, but I fear we are building the slums of the future. We are also at risk of having the value of our homes reduced as a consequence.

    Do we need to gather several hundred thousand signatures to present to State Gov? Or do we need to march in the streets on this? The amount of over-development everywhere (not just here on North Shore) without appropriate infrastructure is very worrying. Where are all the people coming from? This is greed and lack of strategic planning on the part of government. There appears to be no forethought at all.

    We are also entering our Summer season, and with our energy problems already at highest level (including reliability and cost) how many blackouts can we expect this season? I counted 5 last Summer. As a country we also have water problems – where is provisiion for that within the development plan?

    Wish I could be there, but look forward to having something done.
  • Marcelle Grolman
    commented 2018-10-28 22:37:56 +1100
    The proposals as noted in the notice of the EGM reflect the chronic lack of infrastructure planning that this government has demonstrated over and over, before approving greater residential developments. Too many apartments, height too great. Lack of facilities for the community. I would vote no to such approvals without being provided with plans that address the above concerns.
  • Jess ONeill
    commented 2018-10-28 21:22:46 +1100
    The over development of St Leonard’s / Crows Nest is terribly short sighted. If will damage the character of the area, and put unnecessary stressors onto all local citizens, whether via over population of schools / library’s/ roads/ supermarkets/ services.

    How can a state government decide 7500 apartments are to be built, yet not commit to financially supporting police/ schools/ libraries/ roads. The dramatic increase in crime reported following the over development of Ryde must surely be a warning to all.
  • Alan Lees
    commented 2018-10-28 21:20:09 +1100
    Andrew, please oppose this proposition. At the very least consideration should be postponed until AFTER the State Election when a Labor Government can re-consider all the rabid over-development current and proposed. Lane Cove has been completely wrecked as a pleasant place to live, work, play shop etc. Its time to stop now. As for 50 story buildings WHAT? Are we to become the Moscow of the Southern Hemisphere, or Hong Kong or…..

    Rosemary and I have lived her over 60 years and watched in horror the destruction of what really was a “village”. Having Council refer to it as a village now is a total insult. I could go on and on, but please just take the message : NO


    Alan Lees
  • Mark Horn
    commented 2018-10-25 09:43:23 +1100
    Hi Andrew. The Gateway process seems to me to be very bad because it undercuts Council;‘s planning authority, providing a backdoor appeal mechanism for developers. So yes, I would like to see the moratorium extend to the whole of Lane Cove. But the moratorium is temporary: shouldn’t the Council be aiming to make it permanent?
  • Ian Thomas
    commented 2018-10-15 14:00:05 +1100
    Thank you Andrew. We should continue to resist development across all of Lane Cove until we have a properly integrated plan. Aren’t we all waiting for a Government Precinct Draft Land Use and Infrastructure Implementation Plan? This proposed new motion would simply seem to muddy the waters. What are the motives behind this? Could developers of current plans – eg. St Leonards South, simply step around this by withdrawing existing and lodging “new” but very similar proposals?

    Thank you

    Ian Thomas
  • Nicolette Thorpe
    commented 2018-10-13 11:46:51 +1100
    Yes Council should continue to fight further high rise development
  • Neill Arthur
    commented 2018-10-13 09:44:48 +1100
    A moratorium should be held over the whole council area
  • Kerri Hoch
    commented 2018-10-06 12:39:57 +1000
    Firstly, I am glad to finally see a Labor candidate in this electorate, making themselves known to the electorate. As a Labor (and Greens) voter, I am quite engaged with what is happening in politics, both locally and federally, and looking forward to both upcoming elections, in order to feel that I am doing something to make a change. I generally do not write to politicians about issues that concern me, but my husband is sick of my ranting and suggested this would be a better way to voice my opinion!

    I would like to raise one issue that has made me furious and start to waver from my typical Labor vote, as I have done in the past. That is the support of Luke Foley for the Everest Cup advertising on the Opera House. I have no major objection to the jockeys colours being displayed, but logos and wording should not be allowed, as stated in the OH Policy. What I am absolutely appalled about is the subsequent demand by the Premier to override the OH CE Louise Herron and order that Alan Jones be bowed down to. I cannot believe that this man is riding roughshod over our democracy yet again. I would question whether this abusive, nasty, misogynist, racist, lying (shall I go on?) man, is going to have the same control over Luke Foley and the Labor party that he has had over the LNP. He represents a small minority of people aside from his own ego and self interest, they are mainly elderly, like my 88 year old father, who are easily spooked to think the country is on the brink of disaster. He does not represent the majority and I, and anybody else I speak to, are as appalled to think that he wields this power over politicians.

    There is no way anyone could convince me that Luke Foley was not influenced by the wrath of Jones. We have seen it before with the Labor support of the greyhound industry, to name but one. It is time somebody gave back as good as they get with this man, to call his bluff and defy him. Stop talking to him, he will not win any votes for Labor, he doesn’t want to, he has his own agenda. He is driving a wedge in our democracy. His last appearance on Q&A clearly shows his disinterest in reason and truth.

    Australians are generally centrist, reasonable and intelligent people. I am so disheartened with politicians bowing to the bullying of the likes of Jones, self interested lobby groups and this nonsense idea of a silent majority. The same-sex marriage debate put paid to the idea of this apparent majority. But letting these minority, shouty groups dictate policy to the two major parties, forcing politicians to run scared from policies for the good of everyone, is what is making voters like me start to question who we should turn to for honest government.

    So that is my rant, for what it’s worth, thanks for the space and wishing you a good weekend.

    Kerri Hoch
  • Doreen Holland
    commented 2018-09-30 16:49:30 +1000
    Please give consideration to having a bus service that goes along Penrose Street Lane Cove West towards Epping Road and back again. I am an aged resident of 25 Best Street (with over 200 residences) with a problem walking far who doesn’t always wish to drive. There used to be a service that started and terminated in Cope Street but that was so severely altered as to be almost non-existent. Wish it could be reinstated. Can’t be at meeting on 3 October.
  • Doreen Holland
    commented 2018-09-30 16:46:55 +1000
    Please give consideration to having a bus service that goes along Penrose Street Lane Cove West towards Epping Road and back again. I am a resident of 25 Best Street (with over 200 residences) with a problem walking far who doesn’t always wish to drive. There used to be a service that started and terminated in Cope Street but that was so severely altered as to be almost non-existent. Wish it could be reinstated. Can’t be at meeting on 3 October.
  • marcus sollner
    commented 2018-09-14 08:02:40 +1000
    Hi Andrew, really appreciate your updates.. well done
  • Andrew Firek
    commented 2018-08-31 10:02:27 +1000
    Hi Andrew,

    For obvious reason people say that infrastructure has to be developed, but the real problem is there are too many people coming in.


  • Maureene Martin
    commented 2018-07-20 14:47:02 +1000
    We were successful entrants in the Lane Cove Garden competition and were recently asked for our feedback on that. One of the points we made was that despite the very generous prizes Lane Cove Council failed to get a bang for its buck. They should have done more to promote themselves through this. You can never have too much good news. As apparently they are about to do it again I thought you might be interested in this. I not you have a box to tick for volunteering, if this is at elections count us in.
  • Roger Promnitz
    commented 2018-02-27 11:33:36 +1100
    Hi Andrew, just wanted to say thanks thanks for the invitation to the meeting at Newlands Park on Friday 9th March. Unfortunately I will be away from Sydney at that time so cannot attend, however am arranging several other people to attend in my place.
  • Andrew Zbik
    published this page 2017-10-06 21:57:10 +1100