Lane Cove Business Round Up February 2018

It has been a big month in Lane Cove with one prominent Lane Cove business closing down.


A new menswear business has opened on Longueville Road in the old Dkor Interiors premises.  There is no signage as yet.  So we can’t tell you much about the business. However, we can tell you they currently have an end of season sale.

An International Trade and Exhibition Centre has opened up in the old Kidstuff shop on Burns Bay Road.  They will be in Lane Cove for the next 18 months before moving into the City.  A DA has been lodged for this site and you can find out more about it here.

New Women’s Counselling Practice

A counselling and coaching practice specifically for women has opened in Lane Cove.  Trish Sara worked previously at Parramatta Community Health in its Counselling Department but saw an opportunity to serve women in her local community.

“Women are faced with many of the same issues as men, however, some of the challenges that cause us the most stress are often more prevalent in (but not exclusive to) our gender.Emotions around becoming a mother, juggling work and home, changes that come with age and our perception of ourselves, the emotions around our children leaving home (or not leaving home!), caring for aging parents, just to name a few … can leave us feeling overwhelmed, disempowered and unable to focus on what we need for and want for our lives, much less the time and space to flourish.” Trish Said.

Trish conducts face-to-face counselling and coaching sessions as well as small group workshops.

Trish said, My ‘Live the Life You Want’ workshops are aimed to explore who and why we are, what we want for our lives and how to plan the life we want now and in the future.

For further information on Trish’s services go to or phone Trish on 0438 388 336.

Rage Security

Until very recently Rage Security’s founder Bruce worked for another electronic security company. Bruce worked there for a long time and together they did a lot of good things; things he is am very proud of. The company was acquired and things changed dramatically, and quickly. The name changed, the location changed, the focus changed and as a result, the personnel changed. Bruce thought it was time to do things his own way and Rage Security was born.  

At Rage Security the catchphrase is Red, Rock Solid and Restless. This alliterative phrase is the habit Rage have forged which is to be passionate (red), reliably good (rock solid) and always aiming to do better (restless).

Rage installs, maintains, services and repairs security alarm systems, access control systems, CCTV and provide monitoring services. Their experience is very broad from small residential installations through retail, business, commercial, industrial and they are also experienced in areas of construction.

Bruce is happy to meet, discuss and work collaboratively on solutions that meet people’s needs, both security and financial. If Rage can’t help, they will find someone who can, whether it be door and lock specialists or glass and screen experts as they are aligned with many local trades. 

It’s a wild world – Rage it!

Sam Rigney Guitar Lessons

Local Sam Rigney is now offering guitar lessons.


The Lane Cove Club is about to undergo a complete transformation.  The Lane Cove Club is now owned by the same group that owns the Greens in North Sydney.  The club will be closed for all of April and will open again in mid-May.  ITC met with the Lane Cove Club and they showed us the renovation plans and the new menu options – they were both impressive.  We will let you know when they reopen with a new look and a new name.


Sarah Folwell Massage Therapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Sarah Folwell has over 16 years experience in the health industry, her skills combine Massage and TCM.  This puts Sarah in a unique position to treat a wide range of conditions utilizing not only manual therapies like Acupuncture, Remedial Massage, Moxibustion and Cupping, but also Chinese Herbal Medicine and Chinese Dietary Therapy.

From easing your daily aches and pains or specific Musculo-skeletal injuries (knees, shoulders, lower backs), to treating Women’s Health (fertility/IVF, pregnancy), Digestive or Endocrine disorders (thyroid imbalance, IBS), Anxiety and Depression, Allergies and Sinus issues…or maybe you just don’t feel 100%. Sarah works with all of this and more. Existing clients generally experience an increase in relaxation, decrease in pain and stress, and therefore improvements to their quality of life.Find out what TCM and/or Massage can do for you!

Natural therapies have always been a part of Sarah’s life. She grew up with a mother who is a Massage Therapist. Inspired, after finishing school she completed a Diploma of Health Science (Massage Therapy), and then went on to study a Bachelor of Health Science (Traditional Chinese Medicine) including an internship in Beijing.

ATMS member * AHPRA registered * Health Fund Rebates Available

Contact Sarah on 0404 189 544. Sarah’s clinic is located at Lane Cove Chiropractic Centre 1/46 Burns Bay Rd Lane Cove.


Playpack sells activity packs to inspire playful parenting. PlayPacks are designed by speech pathologists for pre-schoolers aged 3-5. They are a combination of carefully selected books, toys and activities, plus a PLAYGuide detailing how to use each play activity to support your child’s early learning and development. 

Check out the packs here or follow them on Instagram @play.pack and Facebook (

ITC followers get 10% off your first PlayPack! Use discount code ITC10

Northwood Clinic

Northwood Clinic offers its clients natural, effective and pain-free Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) services, which aim to treat and prevent illness and may provide facial rejuvenation in the form of Cosmetic Acupuncture. In Western Medical terms, Northwood Clinic offers services such as: Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Cosmetic Acupuncture which aspire to re-establish ‘bodily harmony’ known as homeostasis. The safe and comfortable environment established at Northwood Clinic encourages patients to relax and recover. Each patient at Northwood Clinic is offered personalised care and provided with a thorough case history, diagnosis and given the best possible treatment.

Phone: 0430 842 317


The Lodge

The Lodge has closed.  The rent for these premises is astronomical and it is very hard to keep a business going with reduced foot traffic, less parking and a rent review on the horizon.  Matt and Marketa were always very generous and donated to many local charities.

Suncorp Bank

The Suncorp Bank branch on Longueville Road has closed.


If you want to own a Thai restaurant in Lane Cove you can find out more here.  Another Lane Cove restaurant is for sale here.  Fancy owning a seafood shop in the Lane Cove Council Area – more info here.


Do you have experience in hospitality? Would you like to manage one of Lane Cove’s newest eateries? Check out this job with Four Frogs Crêperie


Welcome to a new Platinum Sponsor – Built by Dezign

ITC relies on our local business community to support us.  We are so excited to announce that local builders (who specialises in renovation, construction, fit out and property maintenance) Built By Dezign has come on board as a sponsor.  We so appreciate it.  This will help ITC to expand our team.  Thank you, Rob and the team for supporting us.  Rob lives in Lane Cove and wants to help other Lane Cove locals live in their dream house.


Highland Finance

Highland Finance is operated by James Douglass a long-term resident of Lane Cove, who grew up in the area attending local schools and sporting clubs.

Highland Finance works with home buyers, investors and small business operators to find finance products that suits their needs. We are able to obtain finance for property, assets and vehicles and business funding from a panel of more than 40 lenders.

Additional services include general & life insurance, income protection insurance agency and property selection and evaluation consulting.

Available by appointment at our Lane Cove office (or over a coffee at one of our great local coffee shops) during business hours or after hours by appointment. 

James is an accredited Finance & Mortgage Broker with the Finance Brokers Association of Australia (FBAA), holds graduate degrees in Commerce and Business Psychology and a Diploma of Finance. Highland Finance Pty Ltd is an authorised representative (491823)of Elders Home Loans Pty Ltd (Australian Credit Licence 384408).

Lane Cove Theatre Company

The Lane Cove Theatre Company has a great programme of plays lined up for Season 2018.  Come along and support local theatre.

The Lane Cove Theatre Company warmly welcomes new members and is always on the look out for people who are interested in getting involved both on-stage and off. We encourages new members who can contribute new skills, new ideas or just be willing to lend a hand! We welcome your interest and involvement, no matter what your level of experience or expertise. There are a number of roles that may interest you: lighting and sound operation, front of house, set design and set building, stage and production management, directing and acting.

As a member you will receive a regular newsletter, discount rates for Members nights and invitations to all group social functions and productions.  If you feel you would like to become involved with a highly regarded, well-established theatre group, please contact us. We would love to hear from you.

Cameraygal School of Performing Arts

Are you looking for a reliable after-school program for your children in Lane Cove?
Does your child love to perform?
Do they need to build confidence in a safe and supportive environment?

Cameraygal School of Performing Arts runs after-school drama classes for Junior and Upper Primary, as well as High-school aged children.

Weekly classes are run at the Living and Learning Centre opposite Lane Cove Public School. Spaces are filling very quickly and we only have a few spaces left in our Junior and Senior classes.

Further details and enrolment information can be found at

Cameraygal School of Performing Arts is an initiative of Lane Cove Theatre Company and is generously supported by Lane Cove Council.

A unique non-profit community organisation.



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