Update on the Lindfield Village Hub

Published on 8 June 2018

Council will consider a report at the end of this month recommending the next steps to deliver the project.

Lindfield Village Hub is one of the largest urban renewal projects Ku-ring-gai Council has undertaken in its 100 year history. The Village Hub – located on the western edge of the Lindfield centre – will be transformed into an attractive and dynamic urban village. The project will deliver a carefully planned mix of community buildings, public open spaces, housing and retail.

Councillors attended a briefing update this week by independent legal, probity, financial and property experts, as well as senior Council staff.  It also outlined the next steps for Council to progress the project. 

Mayor Jennifer Anderson said the briefing held this week discussed the unsolicited proposal submitted to the Council last week by Fabcot, the development arm of Woolworths.

“Council has undertaken market sounding and there is a high degree of interest in this project from the property industry,” the Mayor said.

“We must be satisfied that any proposal will deliver maximum benefits to our community now and for generations to come.”

“We must also be satisfied that the Lindfield Village Hub will be self-funded throughout its life and provide appropriate economic benefits for local businesses.”

The Mayor added that a report recommending the next steps for the project would be presented to Councillors at the end of June.

“Councillors are not permitted by the Local Government Act to determine their position until a report is brought before a formal Council meeting and debated.

Following that meeting we expect to be making further announcements about how the project will proceed.”

 

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For further information please contact Virginia Leafe on 9424 0747