Lane Cove Week in Review – 31 July to 6 August 2017

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Welcome to our Lane Cove Week in Review for 31 July to 6 August 2017.

This week Lane Cove kept the emergency services busy with a big fire and accidents.  Lane Cove also made the news after ITC arranged for our Local Member Anthony Roberts to visit the Lane Cove Interchange and speak with the frustrated commuters.

Public Transport

Our Local Member Anthony Roberts visited the Lane Cove Bus Interchange on Friday and spoke to frustrated commuters.  Anthony Roberts advised that an order had been placed for another bendy bus to service Epping Road.  He also advised that he would take up with the Transport Minister the fact that the 251 does not operate during non peak hours. We are watching……  As a result of this visit, Channel 7 ran a story on Lane Cove’s frustrated commuters.  You can view the story here.

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Lane Cove Council Wins Court Case Against Amalgamation

A week ago, the Lane Cove Council was waiting with bated breath for a decision from the Land and Environment Court on the State Government amalgamation plans.  That was until the NSW State Government announced that it was no longer forcing the council to amalgamate.  On Monday, the Land and Environment Court concluded that the Lane Cove Council appeal should be upheld and that amalgamation with Hunters Hill Council and Ryde Council should not proceed.  The Court ordered the State Government to pay Lane Cove Council’s legal costs.

Major Fire

Five fire units attended a house fire on the Corner of Burns Bay Road Road and Lihon Street Lane Cove West. Our roving reporters were all over it and your photos were used by most major networks.  Luckily no-one was injured. ITC was advised by LAC North Shore police that the home is a crime scene and they are still investigating the cause of the accident.  The house was sold two weeks ago.  The house is completely wrecked and will have to be knocked down.  As a result of the number of fire trucks in attendance, traffic was a nightmare.


Accident on Centennial Avenue

Two fire units attended after a car left the road and went down the Stringy Bark Embankment.  One of our roving reporters was advised by a fire officer that this was the third time they had to rescue someone from this embankment.

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Rosenthal Avenue Project

Only six weeks to go until the Rosenthal Avenue project begins.  Yes, there will be fewer parking spots in Rosenthal Avenue, but Little Street carpark is never full.  The Sydney Morning Herald interviewed the Cake Man about the impact it will have on his business.  You can read the article here.


Check out our video below to see how easy it is to access the Little Street Carpark and pop up at MLC.

Crime and Incident Report

Incidents Reported to ITC

A car was broken into in Arabella Street Longueville, a roving reporter found the person’s wallet and keys a few blocks away and reunited it with the owner.

From the North Shore LAC Facebook Page

Mid range PCA – Lane Cove North

About 11:30pm Friday 28th July police responded to several calls of a motor vehicle collision on Mowbray Road, Lane Cove North, where a car had collided with a tree before continuing on into a power pole before coming to a rest.

Upon arrival at the location of the crash police spoke to the driver of the vehicle, a 27 year old Middle Cove woman. Police submitted the driver to a roadside breath test which returned a positive reading. As a result the driver was arrested and taken back to Chatswood Police Station for the purpose of a breath analysis.

Back at Chatswood Police Station the Middle Cove woman admitted to consuming several glasses of wine at a licensed premises in Chatswood earlier that evening.

The driver was submitted to a breath analysis which returned a reading of 0.139grams. Police immediately suspended the driver’s licence, she will face Hornsby Local Court next month charged with Drive with middle range PCA – 1st offence.

Aggravated Break Enter and Steal and Steal Vehicle – Lane Cove North

Around 10:00pm Wednesday 26th July the occupants of a home on Johnston Crescent, Lane Cove North, have locked the front and rear door to the property before retiring to bed for the evening.

Around 6:35am the following morning one of the occupants has woken up to find a number of the rooms in the house had been disturbed with property taken including a laptop computer, identity cards and cash. The occupant of the house then discovered the front door of the home open, upon going outside he found his vehicle, a black Volkswagen Passat that had been parked in the driveway also missing.

Police attended the Johnston Crescent property where it was established that the offender/s have entered the home via an open window at the front of the property. The stolen vehicle has subsequently been located by police abandoned in Willmot.

Police are appealing to anyone that may have noticed any suspicious activity at the stated location during the given times and date to please contact Chatswood Police on 9414 8499.

Aggravated Break Enter and Steal and Steal Vehicle – Longueville

Sometime between 9:00am and 2:00pm Sunday 30th July unknown person/s have gained entry to a home on William Edward St Longueville.

The unknown person/s have accessed the premise by forcing open a locked ground floor rear door. Once inside the offender/s have entered the kitchen where they have taken the home owners wallet and car keys. The home owners, who were home at the time were not aware of the offenders presence.

Around 2:00pm the owners have noticed that their vehicle, a white Land Rover wagon was missing from the driveway.

Investigations are continuing and police are appealing to anyone that may have noticed any suspicious activity at the stated location during the given times and date to please contact Chatswood Police on 9414 8499.

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