Lane Cove Week in Review 22nd to 28th July 2018

A jam-packed week in Lane Cove.  The week started with a very fiery Lane Cove Council meeting and finished with a blood red moon shining brightly over Lane Cove (oh and the rest of the world as well).

Lane Cove Council Meeting – July 2018

At the Lane Cove Council Meeting on Monday 23 July 2018 (which was a CRACKER and very interesting with residents expressing their views quite emphatically about planning and community consultation) the Lane Cove Council discussed the plans for the redevelopment of the “Coles” site.  Read more here.

Blood Red Moon

On Saturday morning at 5 am the Lunar Eclipse started.  At 5.30 am on the dot the eclipse started with a blood red moon beginning to emerge.  A full blood red moon could be seen  for a brief period until the clouds moved in.

Lane Cove loves to star gaze. The Northern Sydney Astronomical Society is based in Lane Cove.  A group of ITC followers observed the lunar moon on the corner of Dorritt St and Longueville Road.  Thank you to Tony Nolan who had some very high-powered binoculars to observe the moon.  As we were watching the Blood Moon the International Space Station could be seen orbiting the earth.  Many planets are visible with the Naked Eye until the end of July.  Read more here.

Thank you to In the Cove follower David for snapping our stunning cover photo and the photo below.

Gunnedah and the NSW Drought

NSW Farmers are experiencing extreme drought conditions.  Did you ever wonder why Lane Cove and Gunnedah are sister cities? This relationship was forged during the last major drought.  Lane Cove Councillor Andrew Zbik’s wife, Bronwyn Deane, is from Gunnedah and together they have been working hard to inform locals about the drought impacting NSW Farmers, their families and the communities.   You can help out NSW famers by supporting two events.  ITC will be releasing details of a big event that EVERYONE in Lane Cove can be involved with (so stay tuned, details will be released this week).

On 8th September 2018 an Afternoon Tea will be held to raise money for Drought Angels.  ALL proceeds will be donated to Drought Angels.  Please support this event by BOOKING NOW and inviting all your friends.  Thank you to St Michael’s Parish Lane Cove for donating the Michael’s Primary School hall for free (this is not a St Michaels event).

Strange Humming Noises

Residents all over Lane Cove are complaining about a humming noise that is low and constant.  It hums for about 30 minutes and then stops.  Some Lane Cove residents had attributed the noise to the Sydney Metro Dive Site and associated work.   ITC asked Transport for NSW to advise if the noise was associated with work on the Sydney Metro

A Transport for NSW spokesperson said:

There is no work being completed on the Sydney Metro Chatswood dive site that generates the noise described.

Noise monitoring is regularly undertaken during out-of-hours works. Sydney Metro’s tunnelling contractor advises after hours works within the site have been found to be inaudible from outside the site.

Extensive acoustic mitigation measures have already been installed or are planned for the construction site, including large acoustic sheds and noise hoardings.

NSW Fire and Rescue Attend Incident in Austin Street Lane Cove

Fire Trucks from the Lane Cove Fire Station attended an incident in Austin Street.  Equipment in the electrical power room was overheating and smoking. Residents were evacuated.


The Alcott Proves Popular

The Alcott opened on Friday 20th July and it is proving very popular.  Memberships are now available! They have an unbelievable opening offer.  Sign up to become a member before 30th September and receive FIVE complimentary drink vouchers. Memberships from $10.


Boat Trailer Parking

An article in the Daily Telegraph this week claims that local councils are cracking down on boat owners who leave their boat trailers in the street due to the result of population pressures and changes to types and sizes of Sydney homes.  Several councils including Randwick, Hunters Hill, Northern Beaches, Waverley, Canada Bay and Inner West Council areas are looking at stricter parking requirements.  Lane Cove implemented stricter boat trailer parking rules in September last year.  It was not in response to population pressures, it was due non Lane Cove Council residents leaving their boats in Lane Cove streets reducing parking options for local residents. Read more here.

Lane Cove West Students Perform at the Opera House

This week students from the Lane Cove West Public School joined almost 800 boys and girls from across NSW in a combined choral performance at the Sydney Opera House. A roving reporter told us the students performed very well. The roving reporter would like to thank Mrs Nikki Adams and Miss Lyn Wynne and Mrs Zoe Lee for accompanying the students! A fantastic effort by all!

Lane Cove Public School – 30 Years of Netball

The Lane Cove Public School Netball Club is celebrating 30 years of Netball (what a milestone!!!!!). LCPS Netball club would love to see all past and present players at their 30th Birthday Celebrations. There will be fun fun fun and food and a jumping castle and much more. If you would like to attend this milestone event, then you must RSVP by 29 July 2018.

Lane Cove Locals On TV

The Today Show filmed lived from Gallery Lane Cove and Creative Studios. You can sign for workshops here.

Did you see Cherie and Isobel from Sloans Lane Cove on the new Channel 10 show Pointless?


Ecodowunder to Close

So sad to see ecodownunder leaving Lane Cove on 18th August 2018. The good news is $10 towels and much more.  The other good news is that they do have a store in Crows Nest. Ecodownunder is an ITC gold sponsor but ITC was shopping at Ecodowunder before ITC was a twinkle in our eye and they were at The Village Shopping Centre.

One of the best signs ITC has seen in Lane Cove at ecodownunder


Plant Thief

Look out, Look out – there’s a ‘PLANT THIEF’ about !!!  A number of plants (particularly succulents) have been removed from planters and balconies, outside units on Burns Bay Road, Grace St, and Gentle St Lane Cove.

Hollywood in Riverview

A Roving Reporter spotted Hollywood in Riverview. Well not really – a TV commercial was being filmed in Riverview this week. Film and TV producers regularly use locations in and around the Lane Cove Council Area. If you would like your house featured on TV/Film you might want to read our article on Lane Cove Local Luke Torrevillas and his location scouting business here.

Upcoming Events (sponsored)

Early Learning World – Letterland Classes

Term 3 Letterland classes starts this week. It’s a brilliant way to teach your kids pre reading skills. For more information or to make a booking, visit or call Margaret on 0403 501338.  Don’t panic if you can’t make this week, you can enrol for the rest of the term.


Priceline – HUGE Cosmetics Sale

Priceline is having its biggest ever Cosmetics Sale on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week.  Stock up on cosmetic supplies or start buying some Christmas presents to put away.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Savings based on Priceline’s normal national selling prices. Savings and stock may vary in stores and online. Further exclusions may apply in some stores. Please check with store staff before purchase. While stocks last.

*Excludes Australis Customization range, Essence, Natio and Napoleon Perdis.

^Excludes Clearance products.

Excludes Clearance products, Vaseline Lip Tins and MooGoo.

#Savings based on supplier’s recommended retail price (SRRP) and not Priceline’s normal national selling price.

Farran Street Quality Childcare Centre – Open Day

Looking for childcare now or in 2019? Farran Street Quality Childcare Centre is holding their open day on Saturday 4th August. They invite all interested families to come along to their open day to check out their amazing centre.

Farran Street Quality has been rated as an exceeding service and is proud to be seen as a home away from home.

The open day is a great way to meet the staff and secure your child’s place on the waiting list.

Pop along and enjoy the morning with a jumping castle, face painting, and a sausage sizzle. (WHOOP WHOOP you can’t ask for more than a jumping castle, face painting AND A SNAG)

Farran Street is located in (guess where) Farran Street – map reference here


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