Lane Cove Week in Review – 16 to 22 Jan 2017

Welcome to our Lane Cove Weekly Review for 16 to 22 January.

It’s been a big week in Lane Cove for car accidents and police activity.  This week has also seen more activity in the Lane Cove Village as people come back from holidays.

Car Parking

If you are looking for a spot in the Rosenthal Avenue car park, we suggest you use the Little Street Car Park instead, about 15 car spaces are out of action due to electrical substation work.


Running Club

An ITC follower has started a group called Lane Cove Runners.  The aim is for Lane Cove residents to participate in a social, non-competitive free running group.  If you are currently running solo or on a treadmill, join this group instead and run around Lane cove and lower north shore with your local runners.
We have our own fun run now, why not have our own running group!  Join here.

Fundraising Event – Donations Needed

Lane Cove Rotary are currently looking for items to be donated for two of their upcoming fundraising events to support Small Grants Projects in Indonesia & local Youth Projects.

Local businesses have been very supportive in the past and Rotary appreciates any item regardless of size or value. If any individuals have unopened and unwanted Christmas gifts, we would be happy to take these off your hands! All items must be unused.

Some auction pack ideas they are hoping to put together are:

His, Her, Home, Garden, Kiddies, Coffee Lovers, Wellness and Dining

Can you please contact Hazel McNamara on 0402 913 537 to arrange collection.

Donations Bins

After seeing the items left at donations bins during the holidays ITC is encouraging people to list any unwanted goods in our local BUY & SELL board where you can list items for free! You will be dealing with local Lane Covians

Just create a post, and it will be shared on our Facebook page and in our next newsletter.

And if you’re planning a Garage Sale, you can list that as well.

Crime and Police Activity Report

NSW Police are appealing for help after a break in and car jacking in Lane Cove this week.

Police have been told two women and a man were inside their home on Epping Road, Lane Cove, just after 10.30 am on Saturday 21 Jan, when a man approached the front door and spoke to one of the women, who refused the man entry.

It will be alleged the man forced entry into the home and grabbed the woman from behind causing her to fall to the ground, before threatening her and the other occupants with a syringe, demanding money and other items.

As the man fled the scene, he approached another woman and threatened her, before stealing her black Volkswagen Golf with NSW registration plates AV59XK. The car was last seen heading down Epping Road.

Officers attached to North Shore Local Area Command established a crime scene and commenced and investigation.

They would like to speak to a man who might be able to assist with inquiries.

The man has been described to police as being of Caucasian appearance and about 180cm tall. He was last seen wearing a yellow and blue long sleeved shirt, navy pants, dark shoes and a white cloth across his face.

Anyone who has seen the vehicle or who has information is urged to contact police via Crime Stoppers.


Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

This week, a young woman was critically injured when she fell from a 2nd-floor balcony at the Arise Apartment Complex on Epping Road.  You can find out more here.

A “P Plater” was lucky to escape serious injury in Greenwich on Saturday. If you have a P Plater might be a good idea to remind them to take it slow.  Full report here.

On Friday afternoon there was a major accident on Burns Bay Road near Carisbrook House.  The Sydney Morning Herald reported one patient was treated with minor injuries, and a woman was briefly trapped due to back injuries, both patients were transported via ambulance to Royal North Shore Hospital.  The Care Flight Chopper landed on the new Sydney University Boat Ramp.


Given the state of the car, it’s a miracle that there were no fatalities. Traffic was backed up both ways on Burns Bay Road and police were diverting cars at the corner of Epping Road and Centennial Avenue (our title photo above)



Speaking of police and choppers, last night the police chopper hovered for several hours over Lane Cove and Riverview.  We are still trying to ascertain why the chopper was in the area.

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