Local Area Spotlight – Burns Bay Road Shops

burns bay shops

The Burns Bay Road Shops are located in Lane Cove West. It takes two minutes to drive to the shops from the Lane Cove Post Office. No-one really knows what to call this shopping precinct. It’s apparently officially known as the Charlish Lane Shops. Other people know it as Wade’s Corner or Agora Shops (some even know it as Rosie’s Corner).

Burns Bay Shops Lane Cove
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Whatever you know it as, there is a great range of shops and services that you should know about. Many of the businesses have been in this area for over 20 years.

In fact you could say it’s the medical hub of Lane Cove. There is an amazing array of health professionals located in this shopping precinct: doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors, remedial masseurs, a speech therapist, a psychologist, naturopaths, a compounding chemist and a dentist practice.

ITC regularly shops at the Burns Bay Road shops due to the fact that parking is easy to find and you can grab a quick cuppa after you have finished your chores.

burns bay shop other side

Medical and Health Professionals

Wade’s Compounding Chemist and Lane Cove Wellness Centre

Phillip Wade has built the most amazing integrated wellness chemist, sleep apnoea, naturopath and weight loss clinic. Their motto is: our pharmacy dispenses what you really want – health. They are also a compounding chemist.  Phillip Wade was introduced, as a relatively young pharmacist, to the positive health benefits that natural medicine could achieve, he decided to become formally trained in Nutritional Medicine, Herbal Medicine and Homoeopathic Medicine. He then acquired full qualifications as a Naturopath. That means that his pharmacy can offer other health solutions to complement the effects of pharmaceutical medicines.

Phillip Wade
Phillip Wade

Phillip’s unique approach adds a variety of health options by providing specialists in the important areas of:

  • compounded prescriptions as well as PBS and other ready-prepared prescriptions;
  • home care medication packs (Webster) for forgetful business people or home-cared infirm and elderly;
  • medication checks;
  • health evaluation checks (such as on the spot: diabetes (pinprick blood glucose & cholesterol meter), blood pressure sphygmomanometer, leaky gut 10-minute urine test for digestive health, body screening, Iridology, heavy metal testing, health checks for liver and kidney health, and vitality index);
  • Health strategies that may assist in long-term recovery from illness and restoring your energy and vitality, which may include: targeted nutritional supplements and strategies;
  • pain relieving technique to help reduce long-term health challenges that lead to pain, swollen joints, and reduced mobility.
  • CPAP (sleep apnoea) equipment, including all brands of machines, masks, and parts and administered by a University trained sleep technician.
  • Naturopath, NLP Master Practitioner, Quit Cigarettes specialist and Ideal Weight specialist.

Phillip is very active in the Lane Cove Community, he is a member of Lane Cove Rotary and the Lane Cove Bowling Club and was recently one of the organisers behind the Lane Cove Bowling Family Fun Day to raise money to support two Lane Cove Rotary international projects; The Heartland Academy in Kathmandu, a school dedicated to changing lives and fighting poverty by educating underprivileged children in Nepal and, The Rotary Small Grants Project. Working to assist farmers and rural schools in West Timor and Flores in the eastern islands of Indonesia..

Address: 152 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066
9420 1959
Wade’s Chemist and Wellness Centre

Phillip Wade Wade's Chemist

Burns Bay Physiotherapy

Burns Bay Physio

Burns Bay Physiotherapy was established in Lane Cove 20 years ago by sisters Ann Ross and Jill Ross, who are Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists. Kirsty Tradell began working as a physiotherapist at Burns Bay Physiotherapy in October 2014. The practice currently has 3 Physiotherapists who are all well qualified and experienced.

Burns Bay Physio Celebrating 20 years
Burns Bay Physio Celebrating 20 years ITC

Their philosophy is to take the time to listen to their client so they can make a thorough assessment and determine the factors that contributed to their problem. They use a hands on technique to treat and work with you to achieve the outcomes you are looking for in the short and long term.Physiotherapy can help most problems involving muscles and joints. Most people are surprised how effective physiotherapy treatment can be. The most frequent comment from  patients is “If only I knew what you could do for me, I would have been here months ago” If physiotherapy cannot help your problem, we will let you know and suggest the appropriate person who can help. They take HICAPS.

Address: 161 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066
Telephone: 9427 8333
Website: Burns Bay Physiotherapy

Burns Bay Medical Practice

Burns Bay Medical Centre

Burns Bay Medical Centre is a fully accredited, traditional family GP Clinic. They have been servicing Lane Cove for over  35 years.

ITC has been a patient of this clinic for years. A friend of mine once told me that when you have a child you spend the first five years constantly at the doctors (she called her child little Petrie dishes). Burns Bay Medical practice is a family medical practice in that they will go out of their way to make sure you can see a doctor if you have a sick child. They get to know you and your entire family. There is also a pathology clinic located on the site, so it easy to arrange blood tests etc. The practice has 7 Doctors (including three female doctors). They also have a practice nurse.

They have recently introduced an online booking system which is simple and easy to use or you can download their app and book your appointment via the app. If you book via the app you will be reminded on the day of your appointment. You can of course still book by phone. They operate from Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 6.00 pm and on Saturday from 8.30 am to 11.30 am.

It is that time of the year when you need to start thinking about Flu shots, flu vaccines will be available in April. They also specialise in vaccinations for international travelers. 

Address: 175 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066
Telephone:  9427 4855
Website: Burns Bay Medical Centre

Chiropractic Central

chiro central

Chiropractic Central is about looking at a natural approach to your health. They provide quality health care and excellent service to all families, children, and athletes of all ages. You can meet with someone from their team to discuss how they can best connect you to optimal health. Chiropractic Central offers chiropractic services, remedial massages and naturopathic services.  They also regularly hold interesting and informative workshops. (they will be on our events calendar and in our newsletter). You can read our blog here on a workshop ITC attended about stress and relaxation.

Address: Suite D, 161 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066
Telephone: 9418 9031
Email: [email protected]
Website: Chiropractic Central
Facebook: Chiropractic Central
Instagram: Chiropractic Central

Sarah Chiropractor Lane Cove
Dr Sarah MacNeil

Burns Bay Dentistry

burns bay dentistry

Burns Bay Dentistry offers a full range of general dentistry procedures including: Preventative care,
Check ups, Cleaning, Pain relief and Children’s dentistry

The Burns Bay Dental Team is:

Dr Leander Rathsam B.D.S. (Uni of Syd.) FRACDS
Dr Van Hua B.D.S. (Uni of Syd.)
Dr Kim Kah B.D.S. (Uni of Syd.)
Dr Cassandra O’Brien B.D.S.Hons (Uni of Syd.)
Dr Wdensy Leung (G DIP dent & B.O.H.)

The team is especially good at working with young children and  children with special needs. They take HICAPS. You will be greeted by their office manager Natalie who will look after all your needs.

Address: 144 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066
Telephone: 9420 2888
Facebook:  Burns Bay Dentistry

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Kids Clique Psychology Centre

Kids Clique Psychology Centre is a child and family centred psychology practice dedicated to supporting the individual needs of children and their families. They are committed to providing the most appropriate and current evidence-based assessment and treatment options. They work collaboratively with parents, carers, teachers and health professionals to enable the best therapeutic outcome for your child.

kids clique lane cove

Jo Fokkes Speech Pathology


Jo has many years experience working as a Speech Pathologist. Over the last 15 years she has honed her skills in working with children who have ASD, initially as a Speech Pathologist attached to a general Speech Pathology clinic, then in a behavioural intervention clinic, until, in 2005 she undertook training in Relationship Development Intervention® (RDI).

Outdoor Pursuits

Renegade Cycles

Renegade Cycles has a clearly stated vision where they would like to see Lane Cove become a community that embraces cycling for all of its health, environmental, lifestyle and transport benefits. Their mission is to encourage people of all ages to take up cycling and to help customers have an active lifestyle and a rewarding and enjoyable sense of community through their cycling experiences.

Josh Blake is the owner of Renegade Cycles and he is very active in the community. He was on the board of Lane Cove Alive and he now is a community representative on the Lane Cove Council Bike Advisory Committee. He lives locally and his beautiful wife Sarah also works locally (pop in and say hi to her at Zjoosh).

Renegade Cycles has a huge range of cycles (electric and standard) and has a fully equipped repair workshop that will have your bike working like new (you could say they are bike doctors). They are also very helpful when it comes to fixing a Pram Wheel. Read our blog about Renegade Cycles here.

Renegade Cycles Lane Cove

Address: 161 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066
Telephone:  9418 9031
Email: [email protected]
Website: Renegade Cycles
Facebook: Renegade Cycles
Twitter: Renegade Cycles

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Lane Cove PoolWerx

Poolwerx Lane Cove can provide expert advice on how to maintain your pool and offer a number of pool equipment solutions to keep your pool healthy. Why not talk to one of our certified technicians about a comprehensive pool service or pool safety check.
Our team of accredited technicians offer complete pool and spa servicing in and around Lane Cove. Whether you need regular or casual servicing, maintenance, equipment inspections or part replacements, we’ll come to you!
– Regular & Casual Servicing
– Holiday & Party Cleaning
– Safety Inspections & Fencing
– Repairs & Replacements

Address: 148 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066
Telephone: 9427 2980
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Darling Paws

Darling Paws Lane Cove

Darling Paws is a grooming boutique and day care environment for your furry fiends. Mr Doggy ITC always looks good after he has a treatment here. They really do love their dogs. The Dogs have access to an outside grassed area where they can run around and play in. They offer a super friendly, clean and professional pet grooming and day care environment for your furry friends.
Their professional grooming offers many benefits including keeping your pet’s coat and ears in good condition which increases comfort and social acceptance while eliminating odor and promoting the overall health and well being of your furry friend. Frequent grooming will make your pet feel and look better while maintaining great health.
Address: 156 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066
Telephone: 8095 8277
Website: Darling Paws
Facebook: Darling Paws
Instagram: Darling Paws
Darling Paws Grooming

Hair and Beauty

Chill Hair Salon (previously called Virginia Anne Hair Salon)

The Virginia Anne Hair Salon became Chill Hair Salon in June 2017. It is housed in a beautiful Art Deco building with the most amazing round windows. You may recall  the distinctly shaped windows were used in a Pat Rafter Chips commercial in the early 90’s.

chill hair salon


MAM Advisory Group

MAM Advisory Group offer Professional Accounting Solutions and Business Strategies. Established in 1954, we have maintained a close team of highly qualified, experienced and motivated individuals providing a high level of expertise. We pride ourselves on the longevity of our client relationships and the successes we have enabled them to realise.

Our years of experience, coupled with ongoing training and a genuine passion for delivering exceptional service, sets us apart. Considerable emphasis is also placed on keeping abreast of industry changes and emerging trends, to enable us to provide added value and knowledge, enabling many clients achieve their personal and business goals in a variety of fields; including medical & legal professionals, agribusinesses and management services.


Personal Service Providers

Lane Cove Laundry & Dry Cleaning

Again this is another business that has been in Lane Cove for years. They are very popular for washing and ironing business shirts. They also do some alterations.


Eating Out

Zapparelli’s Pizza

Zapparelli is a firm favourite with local families. Owned by the very popular Avo, it is a family friendly pizza place. Another business that has been in Lane Cove for years and a firm favourite with ITC fans. On a Friday and Saturday night the pizzas fly out the door.


Bangkok Bar

Bangkok Bar is a Thai restaurant where you can eat in or take away. They offer an array of Stir Fry and Curries. ITC has been told that the Laska Noodle Soup is pretty good.


IGA X-press Agora

A convenience store, a fruit market, a coffee shop and a deli. They make great New York style sandwiches. ITC loves the Sopressa Salami and Char Grilled Vegetables Panini. You can even hire DVD’s via their Hoyts DVD kiosk dispenser.

IGA X-press Agora

Lane Cove Bowling Club

Just 25m down the road from the main group of shops is the Lane Cove Bowling Club – you can also grab a bite to eat here and a refreshing ale at club prices. You can also play Jack Attack – find out more about the club here.


Canary & Co

For years ITC has driven past the Canary & Co sign and wondered what do they sell? I could not wait to research them to see exactly who they were. They supply environmental and occupational safety monitoring systems.and have built  specific niche air quality monitoring equipment. I guess they get their name from the old Canary down the mine trick.

canary co


EARTHTEC offers a broad range of civil construction & project management experience in road, rail, geotechnical, mining and coastal engineering projects to clients all around Australia and the Asia Pacific region including State Government Authorities, the Department of Defence and Local Government.

Computer Services

Ubertech IT Managed Services


For well over a decade, Ubertech has specialised in the design, delivery and maintenance of tailored IT services for small to medium-sized businesses across a range of industries.

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