5 Lane Cove Questions You Want Answered

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In the Cove gets asked many questions on how a Lane Cove resident fixes a problem or asks for some help. Here are some tips on how to fix up or report some issues that impact you.

How do I report that a street light is not working?

Ausgrid is responsible for street lights in the Lane Cove Council area (the exception to this is lights located on council land such as the Rosenthal Ave Car Park).  To report a street light is not working just click on this LINK. The site will even show you if a light has already been reported as not working.

My neighbour mows the lawn at 7 am on a Sunday – is that permitted?

The use of power tools and lawnmowers is prohibited between 8pm and 7am on weekdays and Saturdays. On Sundays, they are not permissible before 8am and after 8pm.

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Where is the closest tip to Lane Cove?

Artarmon and Ryde Transfer Stations accept small amounts of other waste material unable to be placed out for collection in Council’s waste and recycling services.

Artarmon Transfer Station
Lanceley Place, Artarmon
PH: 1300 651 116
Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 10.00pm-5.00pm (closed 5pm-10pm daily)
Sun: 7am-1.00pm

Ryde Transfer Station
Wicks Road, North Ryde
PH: 1300 651 116
Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri 6.00am-4.00pm
Sat & Sun 7.00am-5.00pm

BUILDING MATERIAL and TYRES (5 tyres per visit) can be accepted in small quantities at Ryde Transfer Station.

ASBESTOS requires a special booking and is accepted only at the landfill sites at Eastern Creek and Lucas Heights. Call 1300 651 116.

Of course before you throw something out check if it can be recycle – here are some recycling tips.

Where Can I find a JP in Lane Cove?

One of our most asked questions.  Find out more on our blog HERE.

Justice of the Peace Lane Cove

How do I report Graffiti?

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The Village Graffiti Reduction Program funds the removal graffiti from businesses in the Lane Cove LGA. This program aims to maintain the ambience of the main village precincts in by ensuring graffiti is removed promptly reducing adverse economic impact on Lane Cove businesses. Graffiti is removed at no cost to the business however the graffiti must be able to be accessed from a public place (accessible from the street etc.).

Report graffiti and request removal from your business premises now. The Village Graffiti Reduction Program is a sustainability levy funded initiative.

Public Areas

Prompt reporting of graffiti vandalism leads to prompt graffiti removal, which in turn can reduce the likelihood of more graffiti vandalism.

If the graffiti is on Council property, please call the Council graffiti hotline on 9911 3606.

For removal of Graffiti in other public areas please contact the relevant agency:-

  • Adshel Bus Shelter – 1800 501 402.
  • Australia Post, Property Management –131 318
  • Sydney Water, Property Management – 9350 5111
  • Energy Australia – 1300 306 541 or 9269 4747  
  • State Transit Authority, Ryde Depot – 9941 6814
  • Telstra – 4645 4966
  • CityRail – 8202 2000

Private Property

If the graffiti is on private property, products and advice are available at hardware stores to remove graffiti. The quicker that the graffiti is removed, the easier it is to remove. The NSW Government website has suggestions for removing graffiti from your property – with recommendations for removal from painted surfaces, bare or raw surfaces and from glass and synthetics. In addition to prevent Graffiti you may wish to consider using appropriate plants which cover areas to minimise the opportunity for Graffiti.

A copy of Council’s Graffiti Register for 2010/11 as required under Section 13 of the NSW Graffiti Control Act 2008 can be viewed HERE.

You can also report the graffiti via Vandaltrak.  VandalTrak Ltd is a not-for-profit public company. Since 2008 they have helped the public join forces with local councils, businesses, the police and volunteer clean-up groups in the fight against graffiti vandalism. Their website is designed to bypass the tangle of hotlines and different areas of responsibility, which often frustrate efforts to record, report and remove graffiti and to prosecute the offenders.

Do you have a local issue you would like help with? ITC is here to help just email us at [email protected]

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