Macleay Street and Lawrence Hargrave Reserve campaign

In November 2019 Sydney City Council announced plans for an “upgrade” of Macleay Street which featured the removal of car spaces, the blocking of a right hand turn from Macleay Street into Greenknowe Avenue, the erection of ugly commercial advertising on smartpoles, and more. It also planned to “upgrade” the Lawrence Hargrave Reserve involving the removal of casuarina trees and “activation” of the Reserve (ping pong tables; club house with possible commercial premises) in an area traditionally used for quiet enjoyment.

In March 2020 Council released slightly revised plans for both projects.

The 2011 Residents Association letterboxed neighbours adjacent to these proposed developments to alert them about what was planned in their near vicinity and addressed the Council’s Environment Committee.

24 March 2020 Our Association’s flyer on Council’s revised plans on Council’s revised plans for Macleay Street

2 March 2020 Address to Sydney City Council’s Environment Committee re proposed works in Lawrence Hargrave Reserve