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Open green space will be created in the heart of St Leonards CBD by building over the rail line thanks to $4.75 million of NSW Government funding. An unusual new school proposal is in the works for the area as well…

Member for North Shore Felicity Wilson MP recently announced funding for the new St Leonards Plaza in partnership with Lane Cove Council, to provide the open public Plaza space over the rail line.

“Great global cities have great public spaces and the Plaza will bring a little bit of New York to St Leonards by creating an innovative over-rail plaza for apartment residents,” Ms Wilson said.

The Plaza includes 4,750sqm of open green space with a central lawn and play areas, connections with St Leonards train station, and a series of interconnected pedestrian links to the new Crows Nest metro station.

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Felicity Wilson was joined by the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes and Treasurer Dominic Perrottet to make the announcement of the Plaza as part of the NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program.

Lane Cove Mayor Pam Palmer said that Lane Cove Council is thrilled to be creating brand new open space for current and future residents calling St Leonards home.

“As part of our commitment to liveability we’ve been thinking outside the box and have worked hard to bring this over-rail Plaza vision to life,” Mayor Palmer said.

“It’s now picking up steam and we’re really excited that the community can start to visualise how this concept will provide them with passive open space in the heart of St Leonards CBD.”

If you’d like to have your say on the design and name of the new St Leonards Plaza, please visit www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/haveyoursay by Sunday 11 July 2021.

New ‘High’ School for St Leonards

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St Leonards is also set to have its first-ever school, with funding approved for a brand new primary school as part of the St Leonards Education Precinct Proposal. The school is dividing community opinion however with plans for it to be built in an integrated high rise mixed-use development in the Herbert Street Precinct.

You can keep an eye on the progress of the St Leonards Education Precinct here: https://www.schoolinfrastructure.nsw.gov.au/projects/s/St-Leonards-Education-Precinct.html


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