Golf club update

Golf ClubThe re-development of Chatswood Golf Club is still being initially assessed by Willoughby Council. If they find that the proposal is compatible with the site.If the initial assessment is positive we hope that the plans are placed on public exhibition before being considered by the Sydney North Planning Panel.

As part of its initial assessment, Council advised the club that it would not support and loss of private recreational space on the site.

The club is looking to provide a retirement village on the site along with improved facilities for its members and the public,

If you wish to stay informed about this application you could write to Council and/or your ward councillors requesting that you be kept informed of the progress of the application.

A report on the project was recently written by the North Shore Times.

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Blue thru bus

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Old M40                                                               New 140

One of the Sate Government’s better initiative is no more. Namely the RED M40 buses. In their wisdom, these have been replaced with standard BLUE buses with a 140 route number.

The route and timetable stays the same. Just most of the red buses and the M40 designator have gone.

What a joke.

Bowen & Moriarty Upzoning

Moriarty  From this to this ?  Moriarty Bowen

Council officers are supporting a ‘spot re-zoning’ of 1A-29 Bowen Street & 6-18 Moriarty St.

The Planning Proposal seeks to amend Willoughby Local Environmental Plan 2012 to change the zoning for the sites and adjacent roadway at Bowen Street from R2 Low Density Residential to R4 High Density Residential, allow a building height of up to 30 metres and a Floor Space Ratio up to 2.5:1 (including 7% residential GFA to be affordable housing).

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OH Reid Citizens Panel

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A report regarding the formation of OH Reid Citizens committee is going to Council on Monday night (13 May). .
There are at least two matters that may need representation to Council on Monday night:
  • Chairperson. After input from and Ward Councillors, Mayor and GM they are proposing a consultant/facilitator rather than a member of the panel
  • Composition of panel. Quite diverse.
This matter will also be considered by CWWPA at our Thursday 16 May meeting.

Emergency service levy

SESThe NSW Government has announced the following changes to the emergency services levy

  • ​They have made changes to workers’ compensation to provide better protection for volunteer and career firefighters affected by work-related cancers.
  • ​The reforms reflect existing arrangements in other States and will ensure those who provide vital community services receive adequate medical care and support.
  • This will result in an increase in the cost of providing emergency services across the State, which will be shared, as per the usual funding arrangements between insurance providers, the State Government and local councils.
  • The local government share will be 11.7% of the cost of the emergency services levy.

Council meeting 13 May 19

Council

There are a number of matters of interest in this Council meeting. This includes items:

16.1 Operational Plan 2019-2020.  This sets out how and where Council proposes yo spend your rates. The plan is in draft form. The next step is for it to go on public exhibition.

17.1 Leisure Centre Pool Hall Upgrade: Detailed designs or proposed upgrade works.

17.2 Formation of OH Reid Citizens Panel: Details of proposed Terms of Reference.

18.3  1A-29 Bowen St & 6-18 Moriarty St: Proposed rezoning to high density.

19.2 Climate emergency: Clr Saville has moved that Council publicly acknowledges that we are in a state of climate emergency.

You can access the details for these items from Council’s website under “Agendas

 

Metro to open

The Sydney Metro will open on Sunday 26 May 2019.

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Transport and Roads Minister Andrew Constance yesterday announced the opening date for the first fully automated, driverless Metro passenger trains which provides a connection between Tallawong and Chatswood Stations.