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  (Draft) Minutes of Annual General Meeting 22 Feb 2017 HERE

   April 2017 Newsletter HERE

Next General Meeting: 21 June
 


Living Shorelines - Restoring Oyster Habitat

Thursday 8 June, 6:30pm - 8:30pm


Celebrate World Oceans Day and discover the amazing role of oysters in keeping our estuaries and harbour clean and filled with marine life. Hear about the latest research on oysters and how seawalls and the Oysterbag project in Lane Cove will help restore oyster beds and estuarine habitat in Sydney Harbour.

Lane Cove Civic Centre
Bookings essential, phone 9911 3583 or book online


IMPORTANT NEWS UPDATES


The GCA pursues inclusion of boundary monitoring of emissions for the Viva Energy Terminal

 The disappointment around the short-lived condition in the EPA Licence for the Viva Energy Terminal, requiring a feasibility study of boundary monitoring of emissions, was followed up with a letter to the Minister for the Environment.
On 12 May GCA representatives met with Christian Dunk, Policy Director in the office of the Minister for the Environment to press for re-inclusion of a boundary monitoring condition.

Attached are:  GCA letter to the Minister for the Environment and our subsequent submission .


April 2017 General Meeting expressed the community's concerns and priorities concerning proposed residential and commercial growth in Greenwich.

A motion was passed to write to Planning NSW - this motion to be endorsed at the June 2017 meeting.

Full Report HERE

 

Draft Plan for Region

The Greater Sydney Commission has released its draft plan for the Sydney North region.
It has a lot to say about plans for the St Leonards area.

You can view the plan HERE.

The GCA has made a submission and it can be found HERE


Media's interest piqued in the operations of Viva's Gore Bay Terminal facility, following the oil spill on 30 December. Read the article in North Shore Times 12 Jan 2017

HEAR THE INTERVIEW with Northside Radio FM 99.3 
 

GCA Letter to the Premier of NSW re Viva Energy Oil Spill 


CROWN LAND UPDATE

The NSW Crown Land Management Bill was passed by the NSW Parliament on 14 November.
Councils will now be able to manage precious Crown land as if the land belongs to them.
It will be easier for Crown land to be sold or leased for commercial purposes.
Lane Cove is fortunate to have some magnificent parcels of Crown land.
We cannot run the risk of losing our valuable public lands to developers.

Click HERE to see the list of Crown lands in Lane Cove.

CROWN LAND UPDATE Dec 2016

A potential test of the legislation came shortly after passing of the Bill in our neighbouring LGA of Willoughby. A parcel of Crown land, the Talus Street Reserve, was leased by the Talus Reserve Trust [Council being its Trustee] in 2000 to the North Shore Tennis Association. The Association subsequently entered Management Agreements with a private company. From this point, public access to the land was blocked, and this drew protest from residents.

 Justice Brereton, in the Equity Division of the NSW Supreme Court, found that the lease of the Talus Street Reserve to a private club was not use of the reserve for public recreation and should not have been approved by either the Talus Reserve Trust or the Minister for Lands. This decision may have implications for effective privatisation of Crown land elsewhere.

It should, however, be noted that the Talus Street decision relates to an agreement made well before the recent changes to the legislation. The decision can be accessed at  http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/sinodisp/au/cases/nsw/NSWSC/2016/1717.html?stem=0&synonyms=0&query=nsw%20consol_act%20cla1989134%20s10

 

COUNCIL AMALGAMATIONS

(and proposed merger of East Ward)

AN UPDATE – BUT THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS!

More HERE

 

 

OUR BOOK

“A Short History of the Greenwich Community Association 1944 to 2014”

You are invited to read/download a free copy HERE

The download is a pdf & approx 2.1 MB


 
GCA Members are  invited to  participate in and contribute to matters that affect our community by  nominating to participate in our subcommittees.

Please send your details and your expertise or area of interest to:
   
Bicycle Subcommittee ....
Contact Dion Weston at 
 0408 859 267
   Traffic and Access  Subcommittee...
Contact John Southwood at jsouthwood@spectrafin.com.au


Your 2016/2017 GCA Committee details here

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