Week in Review 22 to 28 April 2018

Welcome to our week in review.

Large Crowd at Lane Cove’s ANZAC Day Service

A large crowd gathered to watch the Lane Cove ANZAC Day Service in the Lane Cove Plaza. It was particularly pleasing to see so many families with young kids at the service.

Each year the Lane Cove RSL Sub Branch invites a Lane Cove Resident to talk about a relative who has served in the military.  This year Susan Just spoke about her grandfather Private Eric Barton. You can read his story here.

Lloyd Rees Bandstand to be Renovated

About a year ago In the Cove queried why the Lloyd Rees Bandstand looked so unkept and unloved. It is great to see that the Lane Cove Council will be renovating the bandstand.

Extraordinary Lane Cove Council Meeting

Council is having an Extraordinary Council Meeting next Tuesday, 1 May regarding a Response to the New Medium Density Housing Code. 

Prior to the 2010 comprehensive Local Environmental Plan, Council wrote to the Department of Planning in 2006 to seek confirmation that if Council continued to permit multi-dwelling housing in its R2 Low-Density Residential zone that it could be limited to allow only single storey dwellings (villas) and not townhouses.

The New Medium Density Housing Code will now permit townhouses that far exceed the site set for single storey dwellings.

The Lane Cove Council wants to submit a Planning Proposal requesting removal of the land use ‘multi-dwelling housing’ from the R2 Low-Density Residential zone and any planning controls that support it.  Further information is available here.

RMS Releases Community Feedback Report on changes to the Epping Road/Centennial Road Intersection

Feedback on the intersection was received from 71 people. 31 people supported the proposal, 18 people raised issues that need to be considered in the development of this proposal and 22 people did not state a preference.

Key areas of interest for community members regarding the proposal included:

• justification of the project
• removing the right turn ban from Centennial Avenue (southbound) to Epping Road (westbound)
• right turn light phasing from Epping Road (eastbound) to Centennial Avenue (southbound)
• improvements at the intersections of Penrose Street and Burns Bay Road and Centennial Avenue at Barwon Road and Fig Tree Street
• local road issues
• environmental impacts
• pedestrian and cyclist safety.

The community consultation report which summarises and responds (aka ignores) the above matters is available here.

Huge Plant Sale

Well done to Keith and Maureene Smith who made over $10 000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation with their Huge Plant Sale.  They will be holding another one in October this year.

Further Update on the Vicious Dog Attack at Figtree Shops

As you may recall an American Staffy killed another dog at the Figtree Shops and Lane Cove residents were shocked and outraged.

The Lane Cove Council has advised the following actions have been taken. 

Penalty infringements were issued to both the owner and the person in charge at the time of the attack (as the owner was not present). The infringements related to not being in charge of a dog in a public space and a dog who rushes/attacks a person or an animal. We also enforced a failure to notify a change in registration. Declaration of a Dangerous Dog is a lifetime restriction. The owner did not challenge this declaration and agreed to comply with the strict actions this now requires.

Crime Report

Around 3:00 pm Wednesday 18th April a 15-year-old boy was walking east along Birdwood Avenue Lane Cove, towards Rosenthal Avenue. At the time the boy was carrying in his hand his black Apple iPhone 8 when he was approached from behind and tapped on the shoulder. The victim turned around and was confronted by a male wearing a grey hooded jumper holding a knife. The victim was forced to hand over his phone to the male who then turned and headed west along Birdwood Avenue. The offender is described as being Caucasian aged approximately 18-20, 180 centimetres tall, clean shaven, wearing a grey hooded jumper and black tracksuit pants.

Police have commenced an investigation and are asking for anyone that may have noticed any suspicious activity at the stated location during the given times and dates to please contact Chatswood Police on 9414 8499 or Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000 or www.crimestoppers.com.au).

Around 5:30 pm Thursday 19th April an 18-year-old local woman was walking to work along Rosenthal Avenue, Lane Cove. The local woman approached the pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Rosenthal Avenue and Burns Bay Road and preceded to commence crossing. As the woman was part way through crossing a light blue coloured four-door vehicle has failed to stop and give way to her running over her foot and clipping her knee and elbow. The vehicle continued west along Burns Bay Road, with the driver failing to and check on the welfare of the young woman who fortunately was not seriously injured. It is believed there were quite a few people at the location during this time who witnessed the hit and run occur. Police are urging anyone that did witness this incident or who has information that could assist police to please contact Chatswood Police on 9414 8499 or Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000)

Mothers Day Guide

In The Cove has put together a list of great gifts for mum available in Lane Cove – find out more here.

Local Collecting for the Uplift Project

Bras Needed for the month of May!

Please keep your unwanted bras/bras you no longer use or need (they should be in good condition) – from crop tops to sleeping bras, feeding bras, sports bras, no bra is too big or too small!
Local resident, Sophie Cole, is doing a bra drive in conjunction with the Uplift Project to raise much needed bras for communities that don’t have access to them.
Did you know – bras contribute to a woman’s physical well being & health plus self esteem. 
Bras for the young and old & everything in between are desperately needed so please hang on to them and drop them into the bra box on the doorstep of 13 Joseph St Lane Cove.
Would love you to extend this to your mothers, friends, sisters, daughters, cousins, grandmothers, work mates etc.
P.S. it costs $1 to send 10 bras to communities in need, so feel free to make a donation towards this instead.
www.upliftbras.org or follow on Facebook at Upliftbras

Upcoming Event

Build Your Child’s Mental Strength – a skill for life. Learn about self-care, mindset, gratitude, meditation, communication skills and overcoming challenges. This program is being offered to those students in Year 5 or Year 6 and that live in Lane Cove.

COMMENCING MONDAY 7th MAY⠀
6 lessons in total⠀
5pm-6pm ⠀
$200 per student (which includes a journal, a ‘Greatitude’ jar & time capsule).   Click below to book.


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