Gordon Crescent, Lane Cove


The proposal included the redevelopment of the final four remaining lots on the north side of Gordon Crescent, Lane Cove for high density residential development. Mecone worked with the project team to develop a scheme that was contextually appropriate and limited impacts to the recently developed surrounding high density developments. The proposal provided unique solutions to topographical and contextual complexities including:

  • A steep sloping south facing site;
  • Maintaining views from surrounding properties; and
  • Limiting overshadowing.

The final approved development included a diverse mix of residential apartments and generous communal open space. The proposal was approved by the Land and Environment Court despite the exceedance of the maximum height of building development standard within the Lane Cove Local Environmental Plan 2009.

Scope of Works

Mecone was engaged as the lead planning consultant and facilitated the preparation and lodgement of the Development Application to Lane Cove Council. Subsequent to the Deemed Refusal of the application, the Applicant appealed the refusal to the Land and Environment Court. Through the appeal process Mecone acted as the Applicant’s planning expert, attending 3 x Section 34 Conferences in an attempt to achieve a negotiated outcome. On account that no negotiated outcome was reached, Mecone acted as the Applicant’s expert witness at the Land and Environment Court hearing, where Senior Commissioner Dixon upheld the appeal.

Project Facts

Client: The Trustee for Gordon Cres Development Unit Trust

LGAs: Lane Cove

Size: 69 Apartment – Residential Flat Building

Value: $30M

Sector: Statutory Planning

Service: Development Applications | Expert Witness in Land and Environment Court

Team Members

Image courtesy of PSEC Project Services

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