Direction 2: Our Built Environment

Achievements

  • Record number of road and footpath improvements
  • Delivery of timely planning decisions
  • Approving new dwellings
  • Adoption of Education Precinct Public Domain Masterplan
  • New Traffic and Parking Strategy

Challenges

  • Ensuring all our assets are maintained to a reasonable level to meet the needs of the community
  • Investing in and managing assets and infrastructure in a constrained financial environment is an ongoing challenge
  • Continuing to work with stakeholders to create more opportunities to share existing facilities and make better use of Council's building assets
  • Balancing the approach to land use, residential amenity, business development and environmental issues
  • The state government's metropolitan planning reforms provide uncertainty about how neighbourhoods will be managed in the future
  • Traffic and parking management across North Sydney
  • 51days

    median gross
    time to determine
    development
    applications

  • 632

    development
    applications
    determined

  • 1,400m

    of drains replaced
    or upgraded

  • 20,921

    square metres
    of footpaths
    constructed or
    improved

  • 32%

    increase in
    investment in our
    capital works

The Year Ahead

  • Our investment in capital works projects will top $34 million. Major projects include the upgrade of roads, footpath and drainage revitalisation of North Sydney CBD and upgrade of North Sydney Olympic Pool
  • Complete reconstruction of Alexander Street Car Park at Crows Nest
  • install traffic calming devices
  • Upgrades to traffic signals in North Sydney CBD
  • Upgrades of public domain in Crows Nest, Neutral Bay and St Leonards and along Military Road
  • Install new bus shelters
  • Enhancement to education precinct
  • Upgrade to jetty and boardwalk at Lavender Bay
  • Gateway treatments for major entrances to the LGA
  • Continue to maximise multiple opportunities of our community assets
  • Council will continue to advocate for sustainable transport options which will help make North Sydney a pleasant place to live and also help reduce our carbon footprint
  • Continue to promote use and adaption of heritage and other existing buildings through the development application proces