Lane Cove Week in Review 10th to 16th June

You can tell an election is not far away when the large infrastructure announcements are made.  This week there was a big announcement about education and a few weeks ago a big announcement about public transport.


The following was announced for the Lane Cove Council Area:


Expand school to provide 18 new permanent teaching spaces and upgrade core facilities to address enrolment growth

St Leonard’s Education Precinct

Establishment of new high school and public school to meet future enrolment growth.

No doubt this move is in response to one of the many criticisms of the proposed St Leonard’s South Master Plan which will see 2400 new apartments in the Lane Cove Council area.  If this proposal goes ahead it will have a huge impact on Greenwich and Lane Cove schools.

Speaking of education, this week, there was an interesting article in the SMH about the pros and cons of starting a child at school before they turn 5. The article’s cover photo featured beautiful smiling children from Lane Cove West Public School.

Real Estate recently reported sales in Lane Cove North were cooling – does not look like it for one Lane Cove North house auction this weekend.

Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studio

The countdown has begun to the official opening of the new Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studio. This week, the new Gallery Curator gave ITC the lowdown on all the exciting new workshops for Lane Cove to try – jewellery design, pottery, screen printing, textile work and much more.  The new space will be on full display during their Open Day on 23 June 2018.  Read more here.

Akira Lane Cove

Akira Lane Cove has been working on new menu items and launched the new look menu on 15 June 2018. They would love you to try their new menu. They are located above The Cake Man – Lane Cove and next door to BAR BLAQ. For reservations please call 02 9420 2120 or send them a direct message on FB.

Accidents and Break Downs

The retaining wall outside the LCM Church was damaged after a car backed into the wall. No one was injured.  Luckily, the accident happened at a quiet time and not during Playgroup time, Gymbaroo classes or Burns Bay Dance Classes.


This week, a bus broke down during peak hour in the right hand turning lane on Penrose Street and Burns Bay Road.  One roving reporter said it took them 20 minutes to negotiate that section of the road.


On the same day, there was an accident between a bus and a car at Fig Tree Street (Barwon Rd) and Centennial Avenue.  Residents have told ITC that since the introduction of the Centennial Avenue/Burns Bay Road extended Clearways there have been more accidents.  They are nicknaming the road the Centennial Speedway.

Thank You Lane Cove

In May, local resident Sophie Cole, conducted a bra drive in conjunction with the Uplift Project to acquire much-needed bras for communities who do not have access to bras.

Sophie would like to say a big thank you to our fabulous Lane Cove Community.

Thank you so much for getting the Uplift message into our community. As you can see from the photos some days our doorstep was overflowing. Over 350 good quality, second-hand bras were dropped off by the wonderful ITC community. We’ll leave the box there for a while longer in case anyone contacts you directly wanting to still drop off. Thanks again ITC for supporting me (& Uplift)!
Sophie 😊

P.S. it costs $1 to send 10 bras to communities in need, so feel free to make a donation – or follow on Facebook at Uplift bras


Crime Report

This week, ITC received a report from a Lane Cove North Resident advising two males, in hoodies, were lurking around Mindarie Street Lane Cove North.

After we reported this incident another Lane Cove North roving reporter advised the following:

“My brother and I called the police Friday night after coming home around 1:30am to find two teenage boys in black hoodies exiting our carport on Johnston Crescent. They moved on quickly but we waited around and watched them attempt to open every car door down Johnston crescent, in and out of houses, and through multiple mailboxes from Tantallon to Fraser. We called the Chatswood police and they said there were sending a car. We kept an eye on them but they noticed us watching and ran away.”

A police operation in Liverpool discovered a hydroponic setup at Moorebook. They found 38 plants in four rooms. The premises were used as a home and hydroponic setup, with children 7 to 12 living in the home. Police found 11.5kg of leaf matter packed in 450g lots. This discovery also resulted in Chatswood police arresting a Moorebank man, 39, at Lane Cove.

More vandalism to cars and property was reported this week in Lane Cove North and Greenwich.  Please let us know if you have also been the victim of this mindless crime.

The bike below was stolen from Riverview. It’s very distinctive with the front white tyre having a white line around it, the back tyre is all black.  The bike has is labelled with two skating stickers.  Keep an eye out for the bake and if you see it please send an email to ITC or a direct message.


Crane Installation Rosenthal Avenue 23rd June 2018 (all day)

One traffic lane will be closed on Rosenthal Avenue, near the Rosenthal Avenue Carpark site as a large crane will be erected. If possible, avoid this area and take an alternate route for Saturday shopping and sport.

Upcoming Event

Just announced, The Source Bulk Foods Lane Cove and Bea Johnson Australian Zero Waste Tour

Join the zero-waste revolution! The Source Bulk Foods is thrilled to announce they are bringing out worldwide Zero-Waste Leader, Bea Johnson from Zero Waste Home, for four exclusive events around Australia and one is at the Concourse in Chatswood.

Do not miss this opportunity to learn from the best and find out how you can reduce your family’s waste and live more simply. Tickets are limited and will go fast – Grab your $15 early bird tickets before 22nd June!

Great Offer

Flair for Beauty is located in Central Arcade (above Zivellis).

Flair for Beauty is excited to announce they now have Super Hair Removal (SHR) in the salon. It’s a combination of laser hair removal and IPL. SHR combined with “In Motion” is a breakthrough in permanent hair reduction with light technology. The treatment is more pleasant and faster than with conventional IPL treatments. Flair For Beauty has told ITC that it is virtually PAIN FREE.

They now have a fab launch offer  – buy 3 sessions get one FREE

Call Flair for Beauty on (02) 9420 1880 to book your FREE consultation and patch test or send them a message via Facebook.

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