Lane Cove Week in Review – 15 to 21 May 2017

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Welcome to our Lane Cove Weekly Review for 15 to 21 May 2017.

Lane Cove Village Traffic Management Plan

It is no secret that traffic in the Lane Cove Village area is becoming more and more congested at peak times. Congestion will only continue to increase with the new developments within and near the Lane Cove Village and construction of the new Rosenthal Avenue car park development.

A proposal for redirecting the “through traffic” around the Lane Cove Village was discussed at a Lane Cove Council meeting on 19 September 2016.  At that meeting, there was “in principle” support for the construction of a Lane Cove Village by-pass.  It was agreed no steps should be taken until the Lane Cove Council undertook community consultation on the proposal.  A community consultation process was conducted earlier this year. After reviewing community feedback and holding meetings, Lane Cove Council agreed at their May meeting to the traffic changes set out below:

  • Traffic signals are to be installed at the Burns Bay Road/ Tambourine Bay Road/ Coxs Lane proceed and Council undertake the detailed design including for submission to the RMS for approval;
  • The necessary land for the signalisation of Burns Bay Road/ Tambourine Bay Road/ Coxs Lane be acquired;
  • The full closure of Sutherland Street at Coxs Lane intersection proceed and Council undertake the detailed design for submission to the RMS for approval;
  • Three months after the implementation of Parts 1 and 3 above, Council undertake a survey of traffic flow in Graham Street to determine if parking should be restricted to one side of Graham Street;
  • Indented parking bays be constructed and parking be restricted to one side of Coxs Lane between Finlayson and Birdwood Avenue, to coincide with the opening of the new Rosenthal Avenue Car Park;
  • The land located at the north-eastern corner of Coxs Lane/ Finlayson Street (17-21 Finlayson Street) to facilitate the indented parking bays be acquired;
  • Subject to an appropriate design being developed, a roundabout be constructed on the corner of Finlayson Street and Coxs Lane, to coincide with the opening of the new Rosenthal Avenue Car Park;
  • Parking be restricted on both sides of Coxs Lane between Finlayson Street and Sutherland Street, to coincide with the opening of the new Rosenthal Avenue Car Park;
  • Parking be restricted on both sides of Finlayson Street between Rosenthal Avenue and Coxs Lane, to coincide with the opening of the new Rosenthal Avenue Car Park;
  • Council work with the RMS to signalise the intersection of Epping Road/ Coxs Lane to facilitate a right hand turn onto Epping Road;
  • Council to explore the possible footpath widening on the southern side of Finlayson Street to accommodate a bicycle/pedestrian Shared User Path (SUP);
  • Consideration be given to creating an indented parking bay in Finlayson St (between Rosenthal Ave and Coxs Lane) which would allow very short-term parking during business hours; and
  • Participants in the consultation and affected residents be notified of the Council’s decision.

Unless safety concerns arise during the construction phase, none of the changes to parking arrangements are proposed to be implemented prior to the opening of the new Rosenthal Avenue Car Park. This is to ensure existing on-street parking capacity is maintained during the construction phase.

Lane Cove Council Amalgamation

At the 16 May 2017 Lane Cove Council meeting it was resolved to continue legal action against the forced amalgamation of the Lane Cove Council with Hunters Hill and Ryde Councils.  You can find out more about the current status of the fight against amalgamation here.

Lane Cove Council  Seeking Comments on Boat Parking Regulations

A few weeks ago we let you know that the Lane Cove Council had boat parking regs on their agenda. They have now officially asked for comments. if you are passionate about this issue (either for or against) you can comment via the link in this article.

Another New Development?

ITC has been asked (quite a few times) about the future of the old Kidstuff store and Rae’s Family Butcher store on Burns Bay Road (opposite the Post Office). The answer revealed itself this week with the sign below.

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New Owner for Oliver Barkley

Oliver Barkley Pet Supplies has a new owner – the lovely Kirsten, pictured below with two furry friends. Oliver Barkley is located at Figtree Shops in Lane Cove West.

kirsten oliver barkley

Women, Wine & Wellness

On Thursday evening, ITC attended a fab event at Gallery Lane Cove, that was hosted on by Chiropractic Central. There was a team of excellent speakers, including the inspirational Dr Sarah from Chiropractic Central, lots of women, wine and delicious nibbles courtesy of Wendy from A Cut Above Catering.

The evening was such a success, another Women, Wine & Wellness event is being planned in on 24 August 2017 – venue to be advised!  This event was sold out  – so book early next time.  It is a fab way to meet other Lane Cove Women and to also have a great night with your gal pals.

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Generous Lane Cove

This week ITC has seen a number of examples where Lane Cove has shown how generous we are when asked to give.

Birrahlee Preschool Lane Cove

A big thank you goes out to the families of Birrahlee Preschool for their generous donations of Baby care products to support the Gunawirra Project for new mothers in remote Aboriginal communities.

Delvena Women and Children’s Refuge

ITC was asked by Delvena to pass on the following message:

Thank you, Lane Cove for all the support you offered in our recent call out from Delvena Women and Children’s Refuge. Your generous donations were well received by several families moving into private accommodation in the Sydney region. Each item made the world of difference to the women and their children, who arrived at Delvena in a desperate state with nothing, but left with a renewed sense of confidence and knowledge that they are supported by their community. Although Delvena may not have been able to accept all offered items, they are certainly appreciative of the generosity exhibited by the community. They’ve asked ITC to share their heartfelt thanks to all!

House of Welcome

The House of Welcome Food Drive finishes this week.  The donation bin is located at the bottom of the escalator in Woolworths.

Crime and Incident Report

It was a wet day on Friday 19th May – if it’s wet that means there will be an accident on the slipperiest bend in Lane Cove  (Burns Bay Road/Bridge St).  Guess what?  There was an accident. When is this intersection going to be upgraded??


The following was noted on the LAC – North Shore Facebook page:

Steal from Motor Vehicle – Lane Cove

Sometime between 7:00pm Sunday 14th May and 4:00pm Monday 15th May unknown person/s have gained entry to a gray SUV parked on Burns Bay Road Lane Cove.

The offender/s have stolen from the vehicle property including a laptop, camera and several camera lenses valued in excess of $12,000.

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