In Focus Lane Cove Lane Cove Council Community Newsletter July 2017 1 Rosenthal Project starting this September Construction is set to commence on the highly anticipated Rosenthal Project this September marking the start of one of the most ambitious projects for Lane Cove village in decades. The project involves transforming the existing 176 space car park in Rosenthal Avenue into 500 car parking spaces in four underground levels. Anchor tentants Coles and ALDI will be located underneath the ‘jewel in the crown’, a brand new open space in the heart of the village. The park area will provide play areas, picnic spaces, an outdoor stage and on-grade connections to the existing arcades and Plaza. The project will take some 2.5 years to complete with work to begin following approval to commence the extensive excavation which will go down four storeys underground. Council has ensured that the northern portion of the site shall maintain approximately 50% of car parking spaces during the first few months of construction. These spaces will remain in place during the peak Christmas shopping period and until January 2018 when the whole car park will be closed for approximately one year. An information campaign is being developed to assist shoppers and visitors to locate alternate parking during construction. Other initiatives suggested as part of public consultation last year will be implemented including shop local campaigns, way-finding to alternate parking options and special activation projects. A Rosenthal Project Community Liaison Group involving community and business representatives has been established to provide a sounding-board for project activities. There is no doubt that the construction phase of the project will be disruptive however being prepared for changes will help reduce inconveniences. On-site signage, a dedicated Project website and hotline will be available in August to assist the community during the transition. In the meantime, stay informed by visiting www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/rp. Council has formally adopted its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). The plan has also been endorsed by Reconciliation Australia and sets out a number of actions to help build relationships, respect and opportunities with, and for, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The current RAP will extend for a two year period before the Plan is reviewed and updated. A copy of the Plan is available at www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/RAP Green thumbs and gardening enthusiasts are encouraged to get digging ahead of Lane Cove’s brand new Garden Competition. Entries will open in August with judging taking place in September across several categories including formal garden, community garden, native/edible/ sustainable garden and balcony/small garden. First Place and Runner Up Prizes will be awarded in each category. Full details will be available on Council’s website from mid July www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/ gardencomp Reconciliation Action Plan NEW! Lane Cove Garden Competition Celebrate everything that’s great about living in Lane Cove with a month-long program of fantastic community and Council run events this September. With live music, workshops, film screenings, exhibitions, talks, walks, gatherings, sporting activities and more, there is something for everyone! Highlights include the Lane Cove Art Award and Festival Launch, Coffee Carnevale, Lane Cove Fun Run, Cameraygal Week and more. Visit www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/festivals for details. Lane Cove Festival