Media Releases

Friday, 30 August 2019

Come to our Trivia Night with Senator Kristina Keneally

Come along and enjoy a fun Trivia Night with Councillor Andrew Zbik and Senator Kristina Keneally.

Funds raised will support the following campaigns for the Local Government Elections in September 2020

(Choose which campaign you wish to support):


1) Labor campaign for West Ward - Lane Cove Municipal Council (Councillor Andrew Zbik's re-election campaign) Purchase tickets by CLICKING HERE


2) Labor campaign for Central Ward - Lane Cove Council (President David Roenfeldt). Purchase tickets by CLICKING HERE.


3) Labor campaign for East Ward - Lane Cove Council. Purchase tickets by CLICKING HERE.


4) Future Federal Labor campaigns in North Sydney. Purchase tickets by CLICKING HERE.


5) Support Willoughby Branch of the Labor Party. Purchase tickets by CLICKING HERE.

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Thursday, 01 August 2019

Keeping the pressure on for a moratorium on developer led planning proposals

This August marks one year since I moved a motion at Lane Cove Council calling for a moratorium on resident planning proposals in the Lane Cove Area.

A planning proposal is the process in which a land owner or developer can request that the zoning, land use and permissible building controls can be changed for a particular block of land.

AFTER ONE YEAR - we still have not heard if the NSW Liberal State Government and Anthony Roberts MP - Member for Lane Cove will allow Lane Cove to have a moratorium.

In fact, Lane Cove is on track to build another 2,700 housing dwellings over the next five-years! This is on top of the 2,552 new dwellings built over the last five-years. 

5-Year housing supply forecast for Lane Cove

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Friday, 19 July 2019

Motion on Notice: Provide a Return and Earn Container Deposit Scheme

Below is the motion that I am moving at the Council meeting on Monday 22nd July:

Since the NSW Government Return and Earn Container Deposit Scheme commenced in December 2017, Lane Cove Council has requested Tomra the operator of the scheme to assess a number of sites within the Lane Cove LGA to host a reverse vending machine. Tomra has advised Council on numerous occasions that these sites were not suitable for a number of reasons including:

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Thursday, 20 June 2019

Motion to review glyphosate passed unanimously

I am pleased that Lane Cove Council unanimously supported a motion asking for Council to review the use of a chemical called glyphosate. The motion was co-written with Councillors Strassberg and Vissel.

The issue concerning the use of glyphosate has become very topical over the last two months. I have been receiving a steady stream of queries about the use of this chemical in Lane Cove for almost a year now.

Glyphosate is a chemical that is used in weed management control in many off the shelf product’s, most commonly known for the product called “Roundup”

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