Roving Reporters in Lane Cove

roving reporters in lane cove

Since In the Cove started we have relied on our roving reporters in Lane Cove to keep us up to date on all things in Lane Cove.

In the Cove started three years ago, since that time we have expanded and the In the Cove team consists of Ms In The Cove and her offsider Sue (pictured below).

Sue Manning

However it is very difficult to be in many places at one time and we rely so much on our trusty Roving Reporters. Now it is time to give back to those wonderful people, with our Roving Reporter of the Month Award.  The person chosen as our best roving reporter of the month will receive a beautiful certificate and a $50 voucher to a Lane Cove business featured in our business directory.  This is a game of skill, not chance and winners will be picked on the basis of the quality and accuracy of the information provided.

So what does a Roving Reporter do?

In the Cove’s mantra is ‘What Happens In the Cove Stays In the Cove’.  In other words, if it is happening in the Cove we will tell you all about it.

In the Cove aims are to:

  • Promote a neighbourly conversation on all things Lane Cove;
  • Connect Lane Cove residents with other residents;
  • Highlight the Local Residents of Lane Cove and provide a glimpse into their lives;
  • Provide a forum for all Lane Cove community organisations, charity groups and sporting groups to connect with Lane Cove residents and to advertise their events free of charge;
  • Investigate and Inform Lane Cove Residents on issues that impact their day to day lives;
  • Promote Local Businesses and encourage people to Be Local, Shop Local, Eat Local and Drink Local;
  • Highlight Lane Cove success stories, inventions and famous people;
  • Provide networking opportunities for local businesses and community groups; and
  • Talk about all things Lane Cove (from A to Z and back again).

In the Cove covers all areas in the Lane Cove Local Council Electorate and includes Lane Cove, Lane Cove West, Lane Cove North, Mowbray, Greenwich, Linley Point, Osbourne Park, Longueville, Riverview and Northwood

What do we want you to report on?

We want you:

  • To let us know of any incidents (traffic jams, power outages, break and enters, etc);
  • To tell us about all the things you love in the Cove;
  • To tell us top tips for living in the Cove;
  • To provide us with your favorite recipes (using ingredients you can easily source In the Cove (I feel an In the Cove cookbook not far away!!!)
  • To tell us your favorite café, butcher, fruit shop, hairdresser, vet, park, massage therapy place, beautician or Lane Cove shop or place;
  • Tell us your favorite community organisation;
  • To let us know if you have done something extraordinary;
  • To let us know local issues that impact on your day to day activities;
  • To become a photojournalist and snap a beautiful picture of Lane Cove for us – if it includes people please obtain their express consent to post it on In The Cove.roving reporter lane cove

If you are a community or sporting organisation we want you to:

  • tell us about your upcoming events;
  • give us a report of any interesting issues affecting your group; or
  • tell us about your registration days or fundraising events.

So there you go, that is how you can help ITC.  All you need to do is PM us, post to page, or Email us at [email protected]

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our Foundation Sponsors.  The businesses below agreed to fund our website (no questions asked).  It is a wonderful example of community involvement and where possible please support these businesses.

Apple Dental

lane cove dentist

ITC has had a love/hate relationships with Dentists over the years, however since starting ITC and meeting the team at Apple Dental my thoughts have changed.  Apple Dental has invested in the best equipment to make sure that you have a comfortable dental experience.  With their CEROC equipment they can undertake difficult work in one session.  This week Apple Dental celebrated 23 years in Lane Cove.  They also recently won an award for community sponsorship.  Apple Dental was one of the first to put their hand up to become a foundation sponsor.  Read our blog here about Mark Casiglia.

Address:  1 Finlayson Street, Lane Cove
Phone:  9420 5050
Facebook:  Apple Dental
Email: [email protected]

Lane Cove Orthodontics

lane cove orthodontics

ITC first became aware of Lane Cove Orthodontics when they sponsored Miss ITC’s school’s main fundraising evening (and they have done it every year since).  They were so generous and gave away a treatment for a live auction.  I will never forget the auctioneer saying Don’t be Bucky c’mon get Lucky and win this auction.  Since that time Miss ITC has become a patient of DR T REX (yes that is correct).  LCO is such a professional practice.  ITC highly recommends this practice.

Address: 1/138 Longueville Road, Lane Cove


Trendsetter Travel & Cruise Centre

travel agent lane cove

When you are looking to book an overseas trip, it seems like a good idea to book it yourself on the internet. You think it is going to be so easy to book all your own travel.  Well guess what it is not.  You really need someone with extensive knowledge to tell you the tips and tricks.  ITC has received some glowing recommendations from people who have used Trendsetter Travel. One family recently returned from Vietnam and Cambodia and said the trip was so thoroughly planned with guides everyday all arranged by Trendsetter Travel.  The bottom line is they know their stuff.

Address: Shop 11, Lane Cove Market Square, 24-28 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove
Phone: 9427 6666
Fax: 9427 4732
Email: [email protected]



Zjoosh is a Lane Cove success story.  They started in Lane Cove and after our recent survey (which you can view here), we found out that Zjoosh is Lane Cove’s favourite shop. New stock is always coming into the shop and it is the best place to find an affordable and lovely birthday gift or hostess gift.

Zjoosh is the brainchild of lane cove local Kellie Rigney  (you can read all about Kellie here).   You can either shop at the store or online

Address: Shop 20, Lane Cove Plaza, Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove
Phone: 8065 0744
Email: [email protected]


Lane Cove Physio

lane cove physio

For years all my sporty friends (who inevitably end up with an injury) kept on talking about a great physio called Jack at the end of Longueville Road.  Well after a recent knee injury I now know Jack from Lane Cove Physio.  I am now a regular user of their hydrotherapy pool.  The pool has recently been converted to Ozone.  You spend time in the pool with a qualified physio. They have a sports injury clinic on a  Monday night where you can go along for a free assessment.

Address:  Corner of Longueville Road and River Road West, Lane Cove
9428 5772|
Facebooklane cove physio
Email[email protected]

Infinity Hair

infinity hair

I was introduced to Infinity Hair by a friend and I love it.  Nothing is ever a problem.  They are so accommodating and their service charges are very reasonable.  Sit and relax and catch up with friends, sip coffee from one of the local cafes and enjoy the service and the easy parking.

Address:  Shop 5, 225 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove West
Phone: 9418 7817
Facebook: Infinity Hair
Email: [email protected]
Website:  Infinity Hair

The Beautician


Before having your hair done at Infinity Hair you can relax by having a facial at The Beautician.  They also do great eyebrows. Zena and Cathy are a delight and you will feel relaxed and ready to take on the world after a visit to the Beautician.  If you would like to read some of Zena’s beauty tips just click here. Plenty of parking is always available in the carpark, directly behind the salon. The carpark is located on Johnston Lane and can be entered from Beatrice Street.

Address:  Figtree Plaza, Shop 4A 225 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove West
Phone:  02 9420 8880
Facebook:  The Beautician Lane Cove
Email:  [email protected]

Rebecca Mitchell Stone Real Estate


Rebecca is a Lane Cove legend.  She lives and breathes Lane Cove and understand Lane Cove after having two businesses in Lane Cove. Having lived in Lane Cove for more than 30 years, successful sales agent Rebecca Mitchell is extremely passionate about the area she lives and works in. She knows the marketplace intimately and loves the Lane Cove community, the people and the lifestyle, making her a valuable addition to the Stone Real Estate team. Inherently hardworking and dedicated to what she does, Rebecca consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty to assist her clients in one of their most significant financial and emotional decisions. She believes extremely strongly in the Stone brand and what it has to offer both clients and agents, from outstanding technology and systems to the high degree of support from management. She is proud to be working for a market-leading company and a pioneer in real estate where she can thrive and provide her clients with the best possible service.  Read more about Rebecca here

Address: 144 Longueville Road, Lane Cove
Facebook:Rebecca Mitchell Stone Real Estate
Phone: 0412 257 625
Email:  Rebecca Mitchell

Vision Personal Training Lane Cove

vision pt logo

ITC has first had knowledge of Vision Personal Training.  If you find gyms intimidating, then a boutique personal training studio is the place for you.  Each trainer there knows your name.  Each trainer takes a holistic approach, it is about food and training.  They have some great group classes.  They also have some very informative food and nutrition seminars.   Recently new owners have taken over Vision PT Lane Cove. The new owners come from the Vision studio in Lindfield, They bring the same focus as before and will continue to build on the community, on getting great results and having a happy positive studio for clients to train in and for the team to work in. They believe the best environment for the team and the clients is a stable nurturing one.

Address: Suite 1, Level 1, 115-119 Longueville Road, Lane Cove
Phone: 0416 883 260
Email: [email protected] 
Facebook:  Vision PT Lane Cove

Conveyancing Headquarters

Buying and Selling a house is stressful.  You need someone  to take your hand and guide you through the process.  If you are going to use anyone, why not use the winner of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers Award for Professionalism and Best Practice 2014. Conveyancing Headquarters was established in 2004 by Ivanna Bazzano-Hymers and she knows her stuff. Ivanna Bazzano-Hymers has been a Licensed Conveyancer for over 14 years and has extensive experience, having worked in many Law firms and Conveyancing offices across Sydney. Ivanna is fully committed to providing professional and expert advice and is thoroughly familiar with all aspects of the conveyancing process.  She understands that every transaction is different and we tailor our service to our client’s individual needs. You will always speak to the same person handling your transaction giving you piece of mind through your sale or purchase.  They are open on Saturdays for your convenience. She is conveniently located in the Riverview Shops (easier to park then in the Lane Cove Village).

Address: 59a Tambourine Bay Road, Riverview
Phone:  94285159
Facebook: Conveyancing Hq
Email[email protected]


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