Lane Cove Week in Review – 21 to 27 August 2017

Welcome to our Lane Cove Week in Review for 21 to 27 August 2017.


Last night at the end of Lane Cove Theatre Company’s performance for ‘Holding the Man’, audience members, cast and crew returned to their cars to discover their tyres had been slashed. To make it even more inconvenient two tyres were slashed on each car. At least 12 cars were attacked. It is possible that more cars were attacked and people drove home not knowing that their tyres had been slashed.

All the targetted cars were parked in front of the performance space venue.

The Police were called and they are conducting an investigation, you can read more about it here.


Buses Buses Buses

In the week that the Shadow Minister for Transport, Jodi Mckay, met the frustrated commuters at the Lane Cove Bus Interchange, more bus services have been promised to Lane Cove by the state government. You can read more here.

Boomgate News

This week the Lane Cove Council installed new signage at the exit of the Boomgate in Lane Cove Market Square. It helpfully tells you to stop and wait for the boomgate to open. Today at another ticketless boomgate system at a major shopping centre, ITC watched as the car in front of them stopped and then drove through the boomgate – the system is frustrating everywhere. That centre, however, have a big sign at the entrance letting you know your entry time.



Well done to Councillor Pam Palmer who requested that the proposal to limit the number of chicken and ducks able to be kept in Lane Cove remain as per the status quo. Common Sense prevailed and your chickens are safe.

What’s That Smell?

Several people complained to ITC that there was a really bad smell around Epping Road and Samuel Johnson Way. A spokesperson for Sydney Water advised ITC that the sewer pipes at Epping Road and Wilandra Street Lane Cove North were badly blocked. A sewerage surge was initiated and this resulted in some sewerage and waste in the bushlands – Sydney Water cleaned up the mess. If in the future you notice a smell you can call Sydney Water on 132090.


Meet the Candidates

Lane Cove Council Elections will be held on 9 September 2017. Voting is compulsory. Meet the Candidates and ask them about the issues that impact you. Local Government is important as they provide so many services that impact our day to day lives. Don’t be part of the silent majority – come along on Thursday 31 August and meet the people who will be representing you. You can reserve your seat here:

If you cannot come please leave your questions below or email us at [email protected]


Crime and Incident Report

From the North Shore LAC Facebook Page

Offenders Charged after Agg. B/E/S and Steal M/V – Lane Cove North

Police have charged a 23 year old Cranebrook woman in relation to an aggravated break and enter that occurred in Lane Cove North late last month.

On the morning of Thursday 27th July the occupants of a home on Johnston Crescent, Lane Cove North awoke to find their front door open, property missing from their house, including the room that they had been sleeping in and their black Volkswagen Passat no longer in the driveway.

In the following weeks police launched an investigation with a number of lines of enquiry pursued after the victims credit cards stolen at the time of the break and enter  were used to buy thousands of dollars worth of property online. On Tuesday 22nd August North Shore executed a search warrant at a home on Tornado Crescent, Cranebrook. The Cranebrook woman who was at the location at the time of the warrant being executed was arrested and taken to Penrith Police Station. Police located many of the items purchased fraudulently with the stolen credit card at the Tornado Crescent address.

There she was charged with 5 counts of dishonestly obtain property by deception, 1 count of aggravated enter dwelling with intent and 1 count of receive stolen property over $5000. The woman was refuse bail and will go before Penrith Local Court in the coming days. Inquiries are continuing with further arrests expected to be made in the coming weeks.

By the way….

  1. Do you think Lane Cove needs a commuter bus to assist people to access the Lane Cove shops during the Rosenthal Avenue Car Park redevelopment?  You can answer our survey here.
  2. Do you want to find out who is running for the Local Government Elections on 9 September (and maybe ask them some questions on infrastructure?).  Come along to our free Meet the Candidates forum on 31 August 2017.  You can book here.

Fathers Day Gift Guide

No more socks and chocolates find out where to buy some great gifts for Father’s Day in Lane Cove here

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