Mayor's message - 13 March 2019

Posted at 11:04AM on 18 March 2019

An exciting milestone has been reached for the Lindfield Village Hub, with the announcement last week of the shortlisted parties who will be invited to tender for the project. Located along Woodford Lane and in the Lindfield local centre, the Lindfield Village Hub will be a combination of public spaces, a local park and plaza, community facilities including a new library and community centre, car parking, residential housing, retail and dining.

It is the first of several projects planned by Council as part of a regeneration of Ku-ring-gai’s town centres called Activate Ku-ring-gai. Eighteen development consortiums and companies expressed their interest in tendering for the Lindfield Village Hub last year and following an intensive assessment of their capabilities carried out by independent consultants and specialist Council staff, five have been invited to the Request for Tender stage.

The selected tenderers are:

  • Aqualand Developments Pty Ltd
  • Fabcot Limited (Woolworths Ltd)
  • Frasers Property Australia
  • Mirvac Residential (NSW) Developments Pty Ltd
  • Planum Partners Pty Ltd and Billbergia Pty Ltd (consortium)

Council is continuing to discuss aspects of the Hub project with the Ku-ring-gai community over the next few months through surveys, weekly information sessions and a ‘have your say’ page on its website. Currently we are seeking your views on the new library planned for the Hub. Click here to have your say, or drop into one of our weekly information sessions to talk to Council staff about the project. These are held every Monday between 4pm and 6pm at Gordon Library 799 Pacific Highway and no appointment is needed.

During the past week I’ve been privileged to attend a number of International Women’s Day events. This year, the theme of International Women’s Day is Balance for Better, with specific emphasis on building a gender-balanced world. Balance is not a women’s issue, it’s an issue for all of us. On that note, I’d like us all to think about one thing we can do – be it mentoring, advice or other support – that can be offered to younger men and women so they can advance the cause of equality in the workplace.