Lane Cove Week in Review 4th to 9 March 2018

Another big news week in Lane Cove with a fire and a vicious dog attack.


On Saturday night at least 5 fire brigade trucks, 2 police cars and 1 ambulance vehicle responded to a fire in a unit on Mowbray Road.  Several residents were treated for smoke inhalation.  One eyewitness said the police advised that the fire was started by a candle being left unattended (this has yet to be confirmed).

Vicious Dog Attack

The owner of a dog that was attacked and killed at the Figtree Shops would like to request that all owners keep their dogs on a lead when they are near shops. This incident happened this week:

“A small Cavoodle was killed yesterday outside the Lane Cove West shops. An unleashed/unrestrained American staffy jumped from the open rear door of a vehicle and tore the Cavoodle’s neck apart, while the elderly owner lay on the ground trying to save his beloved dog, to no avail. The Cavoodle died instantly from a torn apart neck. The Cavoodle was leashed and just walking past the shops with its elderly owner when the incident occurred. Shop keepers from as well as others raced to the aid of the Cavoodle’s owner assisting him as well as they could. The owners of the American Staffy got the dog back into their vehicle but left before the police arrived. Police investigations are ongoing.”

It is very important that all dogs are on a lead in public areas

Generous Lane Cove

You might have seen that ITC put a call out for anyone who might have found $140.00 lost by a lovely 90-year-old. After the post was published an ITC fan suggested we set up a campaign for people to donate $2.00. ITC set up a Go Fund Me campaign and generous Lane Cove donated $300. We said that any donations over $140.00 would be donated to Delvena Women’s Refuge.

But here is the even better news, an ITC follower found the money in the ATM machine and then saw our post. She has returned the money to the 90 year old. Both the lovely lady and her daughter were so overwhelmed with Lane Cove’s generosity. They have asked that we donate the money to Delvena Women’s Refuge (which is great because ITC is working on a programme with Delvena called the first six weeks). You may or may not know that Delvena rehouses domestic violence victims in the Lane Cove Council area. The first six weeks are the hardest as they have to set up a house and settle kids into school. In the first six weeks, they need groceries, petrol, school supplies and much more. The money raised will go towards supermarket vouchers. Woolworths has also agreed to assist Delvena.

So thank you so much lovely Lane Cove. This is a win-win. Thank you to all those generous souls that donated. Your donations are now going to help many more women and children.

Lane Cove Local in the News

Lane Cove’s Tamika Stanton was featured in the SMH this week.  She is running the SMH Half Marathon to raise awareness of endometriosis.  You can read about her here.

Have Your Say About a Proposed Aged Care Facility

A Developer wants to build an aged care facility at one of Lane Cove’s most dangerous intersections – the corner near the Diddy.


The proposed LEP amendments seek to:-

Retain existing B1 (Neighbourhood Centre) Land Use zonings on site;
Insert a permissible use to allow ‘seniors housing’ on the site;
Increase the height limit to RL 70.250 (height to underside of top level ceiling);
Increase the floor space ratio of the entire site (to a maximum of FSR 1.98:1).
A draft Development Control Plan has also been prepared, by the applicant, for these amendments.

To find out more you can view the proposed amendment and all relevant background documents online.

These documents are also available for viewing at the Lane Cove Civic Centre (48 Longueville Road, Lane Cove), Lane Cove Library (Library Walk, Lane Cove) and Greenwich Library (48 Greenwich Road, Lane Cove).

A Community Information Session will be held on Wednesday, 14 March 2018 at 6pm to 8pm.  The meeting will be at the Lane Cove Community Hub, 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove in the Terrace Room (Little Street Car Park building).

Please RSVP by 12 March 2018 to

Have your say

You can have your say on this plan by making a submission to the General
Manager quoting the reference “Proposed Residential Care Facility at Northwood
Shops – SU6981” by:-

Post: PO Box 20, Lane Cove NSW 1595;
Fax: (02) 9911 3600; or
Submissions close 5pm Thursday, 19 April, 2018.

You can read more about the development here.



There has been a spate of thefts from locked up security areas. Someone stole two motorbikes (and has made a 14-year-old very sad) from Finlayson Street and 2 expensive mountain bikes were stolen from Riverview. Prior to the theft in Riverview a silver ute was seen cruising up and down the street – keep your eye out for the ute and keep an eye on your neighbour’s property.

Upcoming Event

Last year ITC went to Chiropractic Central Wine Women and Wellness evening.  It was such a great night with heaps of Lane Cove women to meet.  They are holding another event on 22nd March 2018.  You can find out more here.  Great night out for the gals – so grab some friends and come along.

Do you have a local issue you would like help with? ITC is here to help just email us at