Welcome to our Lane Cove Weekly Review for 12 to 18 June 2017.
This week two businesses closed on Longueville Road. It was goodbye to the Laughing Ganesha and Zest. It was a bit of a shock to hear that the Laughing Ganesha had closed. Zest had been for sale for a while, so it was not a surprise when they decided not to renew their lease. ITC has heard on the grapevine that a Mexican restaurant might be coming to Lane Cove.
Lane Cove Captured Photograph Competition
The winners of the Lane Cove Captured Photography competition were announced this week. There were some brilliant entries. The winner of the Lane Cove Captured Photography over 18 competition was Luke Torrevillas. He really nailed the theme Love Where You Play. The under 12 and 12 to 18 comp had some great photos. Do yourself a favour and pop over to Gallery Lane Cove and check out the photos. You will even see ITC’s entry.
Update On Public Transport
We are getting mixed reviews on the public transport issues. The feedback ITC is receiving is that people who catch a bus prior to the Interchange are still experiencing considerable delays. There is also a considerable wait for buses between 8.00 am and 8.30 am. One roving reporter told us that after 8.30 am she waited only 5 minutes for a bus every day from Monday to Thursday this week., However on Friday, the wait was about 20 minutes. It appears, if you are prepared to catch a bus to North Sydney and then take a train, you will have a shorter wait at the Lane Cove Interchange. However, it will take you longer to get to the city and cost your more. This was the line up of buses at the North Sydney stand one day this week (and nobody was waiting).
One bendy bus had a bit of a problem navigating the corner of Epping Road and Centennial Avenue. Traffic was held up for a considerable period of time.
This week, the State Government announced they will replace bendy buses with double decker buses. An article in the SMH this week claimed that more 251 buses are planned for Lane Cove West. Let’s hope this is true as they only operate during peak hours at the moment. It also looks like more 292’s are being promised.
Lane Cove Bus Interchange Lift
A repair crew was spotted at the Lane Cove Bus Interchange Lift. Let ITC know when the lift is fixed and operational.
This week, ITC spotted the NBN roll out team installing cable outside the Lane Cove Post Office. Telstra has been sending out letters to locals advising them that they will be converted customers to NBN in July 2017. You can check when the NBN will be in your street here. According to today’s Sun Herald:
National Broadband Network customers are five times more likely to complain about their service than a non-NBN user, as frustrations continue to surround the nation’s biggest infrastructure project.
More than 13,406 complaints were made to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman about NBN services in the last financial year, which accounted for 11.9 per cent of all complaints received by the TIO, an increase from 5.4 per cent the year before.
Congrats to a Local Sports Star
Congrats to local Sebastian Majarian (son of Niki and Avo from Zapparellis Pizza) for making the SYDNEY U14s NSW Junior Rugby Union Rep Squad. A star in the making!!!!
Lane Cove Makers Market
The Lane Cove Makers Market was on again today. It is on the 3rd Sunday of the month. ITC had a browse at the market and met some local stall holders, along with locals like Jason from Eyes on Lane Cove.
Crime and Incident Report
This week’s North Shore LAC Crime Report:-
Prowler – Lane Cove
About 2:25pm Monday 5th June a female resident of a home located on Burns Bay Road Lane Cove was playing with her young child in the rear of the property when she heard a noise at the front of the house.
The resident assumed that this must have been someone knocking on the front door and went to enquire, while walking to the front of the property the resident has observed the reflection of a male peering into the rear of the property, the resident yelled out at the man causing him to flee.
Police attended the property a short time later and spoke with the resident before conducting a canvas of nearby properties.
The offender is described as male of medium build, about 175cm tall with dark hair and dark skin, wearing dark clothing.
Break, Enter and Steal – Lane Cove North
Between 8:30am and 4:10pm Wednesday 7th June unknown person/s have gained entry to a ground floor unit on Centennial Avenue Lane Cove North.
The unknown person/s have accessed the premise by forcing open a locked ground floor window at the front of the property.
Once inside, the offender/s have ransacked the property, throwing property in each bedroom onto the floor.
Property stolen from the premise includes a number of expensive items of jewellery.
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