North Shore Community Newsletter 12 – Luna Park

  • Posted by IanMuttonAdmin
  • On August 19, 2018
  • Luna Park
Who decides what can be built – the Government or the lessee (Multiplex’s Luna Park)? The question was put to the Land and Environment Court to decide. Luna Park: is one of Sydney’s great icons (along with the Bridge and the Opera House); heritage significance caused the Government to declare it Crown Land and establish […]
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North Shore Community Newsletter 11 – Luna Park

  • Posted by IanMuttonAdmin
  • On July 24, 2018
  • Luna Park
What did the Court say about Luna Park? It said the Government, through the planning process, is responsible for the ongoing protection of Luna Park. Facts: In recognition of its heritage significance to New South Wales, on 12 October 1990, the Luna Park Site was vested in the Crown and the Luna Park Reserve Trust […]
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North Shore Community Newsletter 10 – Is There a Plan

  • Posted by IanMuttonAdmin
  • On July 24, 2018
  • lavender bay, Lavender Green
Is there a plan to build on part of the rail line at Lavender Bay? Consider: Heritage protection is given to the view of the harbour from Wendy’s Secret Garden except over the rail line adjacent to Luna Park, Luna Park and Lavender Green. Are we being softened up to accept buildings on Lavender Green? […]
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North Shore Community Newsletter 9 – Rates

  • Posted by Ian Mutton
  • On July 4, 2018
  • Rates
Council is proposing a review of its rates. Why? Managing Council’s finances is one of the most important challenges for Councillors. Income from residential rates – how does North Sydney compare? 2017/18 North Sydney Mosman Willoughby Minimum rate $514 $710 $815 Average rate $692 $1,390 $998   North Sydney Council: Applies the minimum rate to […]
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North Shore Community Newsletter 8 – Parking

  • Posted by Ian Mutton
  • On June 26, 2018
  • Parking
There’s a disconnect between Planning Rules and Reality of Finding a Parking Spot Why’s it hard to find a parking spot in North Sydney’s Council area? Yes! Between 2011 and 2016 the number of: dwellings increased by 1,763 resident with no cars decreased by 213 It’s set to get worse. The Government tells us to […]
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North Shore Community Newsletter 7 – Parks and Sports Fields

  • Posted by Ian Mutton
  • On June 26, 2018
  • Parks & Sports Fields
We have an emerging problem in a sea of inertia. An emerging problem, no, a rapidly growing problem in a political sea of inaction – it’s  just criminal. Sporting fields – ratio of hectares to every 1,000 people • NSROC (councils on the North Shore) 0.40 • Northern Beaches 0.44 • North Sydney 0.14 (the […]
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North Shore Community Newsletter 6 – Beaches Tunnel

  • Posted by Ian Mutton
  • On June 26, 2018
  • Beaches Tunnel
There can be no excuse – a Beaches’ Tunnel must be a clean tunnel; it must result in much of the through traffic being removed from  Military Road Sydney sits in a basin, more like a shoe box with one end open that, with certain weather patterns, traps air resulting in a build-up of pollution […]
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North Shore Community Newsletter 5 – Lavender Green

  • Posted by Ian Mutton
  • On June 26, 2018
  • Lavender Green
Parkland is Precious and Easily Lost What’s happening to Lavender Green? Lavender Green, it’s the strip of land at western end of Luna Park. The legislation “governing” Luna Park prohibits any permanent structure (not including structures in the nature of landscaping) on Lavender Green. In 2004 Luna Park was leased to the present operator – […]
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North Shore Community Newsletter 4 – The Jetty

  • Posted by Ian Mutton
  • On June 26, 2018
  • The Jetty
Our population is growing. We need to seize on every opportunity to add to our store of parks and recreational facilities. ABANDONED AND FORGOTTEN Development Applications (DA) are, by their very nature, a bargain with the community. Back in 1990 a DA was made in respect of the shipyard on Berry’s Bay. That DA was […]
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North Shore Community Newsletter 3 – Watts Park Stairway

  • Posted by Ian Mutton
  • On June 26, 2018
  • Watts Park
A community that comes together can achieve great things. A proposal to replace the Watts Park stairway with what, to some, looked more like scaffolding caused consternation in our community and put at risk the water cistern hued out of the adjacent rock out crop. Our Community: came together with good humour and a very […]
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