Week in Review 29th April to 5th May 2018

    Welcome to our Week in Review

    Extraordinary Lane Cove Council Meeting

    Council held an Extraordinary Council Meeting on 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 resolved 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.


    The Lane Cove Council has installed Defibrillators in most of the Lane Cove Sportsgrounds.  In the last two weeks, they have been used to revive players suffering from heart-related issues.  Big thanks to Jonathon Hughes who was very active in lobbying for a defibrillator to be installed at Kingsford Smith Sportsground on the basis that it was used by many Over 35 teams.  This defibrillator saved a life this weekend.

    Lloyd Rees Bandstand

    The first stage of renovating the Lloyd Rees Bandstand started this week with the removal of the canopy.  It looks rather naked.

    Greenwich Residents are Not Happy With Greenwich Baths Mangement

    The Greenwich Baths hit the news this week, with an article in the Sydney Morning Herald.  The article stated:

    The ladies of Lane Cove are not to be trifled with, especially when bathing in the tranquil waters of Greenwich Baths. But tensions between some swimmers, Lane Cove Council and the company that operates the harbour pool on Sydney’s north shore have resulted in tears, tantrums and allegations of mismanagement.

    You can read the full article here.

    Filming in Longueville

    On Saturday a film crew was spotted in Stuart Street Longueville.  This is a very popular spot for filming movies, a big budget Korean movie was shot there last year.

    Crime and Incident Report

    Garage Thefts

    Garage Thefts are still happening in Lane Cove North.  It is not just bikes, wine and electrical goods that are being stolen.  ITC was informed that a table and convertible cot, that had been painstakingly refinished, was stolen from Helen Street Lane Cove North.  Thank you to those wonderful ITC readers who have offered to replace the cot and change table.

    False report of Armed Robbery – Lane cove

    Last week a 15 year old boy reported to police that he was robbed at knife point, where a hooded male stole his mobile phone.  The incident was alleged to have occurred about 3pm Wednesday 18th April on Birdwood Avenue, Lane Cove. The police reported this incident in their weekly crime report.

    The boy stated he 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.

    Following a full investigation into this incident, police have revealed the allegation was false.

    Mothers Day Guide

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

    Upcoming Event -Teach Your Kids Spanish

    Spanish classes for kids from In Spanish – Spanish for Kids

    Have you thought about giving your child a gift for life? Language is in hot demand by parents. Parents think that speaking a foreign language is the most crucial skill for their child to develop for the future. Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language in the world (excluding English)
    In Spanish is a unique and fun way for kids to learn Spanish. We teach Spanish for Kids from 6 months to 12 years old.

    Cost: from $20 to $24
    Address: Lane Cove Library and Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre
    Date and time: Check website for details
    Book Here: https://inspanish.wufoo.eu/forms/wgls80a0zihlmc/
    Email: [email protected]
    Website: www.inspanish.com.au

    Our cover photo was taken this week in a park in Longueville.  So much bird life in leafy Lane Cove.


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