Lower North Shore (Sydney)
The Lower North Shore refers to the Sydney Harbour Peninsula that is located on the north side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The three bodies of water that surround the Lower North Shore are Lane Cove River on its western boarder, Sydney harbour on its south side, and Middle Harbour on its east. The Lower North Shore borders the Upper North Shore when the Lane Cover River and Middle Harbour are at their closest.
On the 12 May 2016 the NSW government proposed merging the 3 of the 4 Lower North Shore Councils (Municipality of Mosman, City of Willoughby and North Sydney Council) to form a new council with the proposed name of the "City of the Lower North Shore", and propose Municipality of Lane Cove would be kept separate but surrounded by the City of the Lower North Shore under a different council.
The region is home to hundreds of parks and reserves, including Sydney Harbour National Park and the Lane Cove National Park. Local sportsgrounds include North Sydney Oval, the region's largest in capacity, followed by Chatswood Oval and Christie Park. Major waterways in the region include Port Jackson, the Lane Cove River, the Parramatta River, Middle Harbour and the many creek systems that branch out from these main aquatic lifelines.
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