Lane Cove Week in Review 26th to 1st September 2018

The Lane Cove Festival started on Saturday. A month of events for Lane Cove residents to enjoy have been scheduled. It started with the Coffee Carnevale in the Plaza. The Lane Cove Coffee Guide was launched.  ITC managed to visit Coffee Shops in Lane Cove West, Greenwich, Lane Cove and even a café we did not know about on the Pacific Highway (which is technically still part of the Lane Cove Council Area).


Speaking of Local Events there have been plenty in the last seven days.  Last Saturday night, Mowbray Public School held its Trivia Night. The theme was Back to School. A fun night was had by all with the major sponsor being old boy Stewart Kirkby L J Hooker Lane Cove Catering was by Chargrill Charlie’s.

Father’s Day breakfasts were held at Lane Cove West Public School and Lane Cove Public School where they raised funds for Gold for Gunnedah.

The Lower North Shore Police Command was in the Lane Cove Plaza for Wear it Purple Day supporting the LGBTIQ Youth community. Wear it Purple  was founded in 2010 in response to global stories of real teenagers, real heartache and their very real responses. In 2010, several rainbow young people took their own lives following bullying and harassment resulting from the lack of acceptance of their sexuality or gender identity.

One member of this group was 18 year old Tyler Clementi who took his own life after being publicly ‘outed’ as gay by his roommate, prompting a frenzy as reports poured in of various young people sadly in the same situation. Wear it purple is to show young people across the globe that there was hope, that there were people who did support and accept them, and that they have the right to be proud of who they are. What started out small has now grown; however the message remains the same. Everybody has the right to be proud of who they are.

New Bus Timetables Published

From 30 September 2018, high frequency, turn-up-and-go Station Link bus services will provide alternative travel options while the train line between Epping and Chatswood is upgraded for the new Sydney Metro Northwest coming in the second quarter of 2019. To accommodate these changes, adjustments have also be made to some train lines and bus services.  More services have been scheduled as below.  Look up the changes here.

Sport Round Up

Lane Cove Football Club

The Lane Cove FC presentation day went off with all money raised being donated to Gold for Gunnedah. The Lane Cove Football Club is a family friendly club with nearly 1000 members.

Lane Cove Cats AFL Club

Congratulations to the Lane Cove Cats AFL Club, at the AFL Sydney Juniors presentation night, Lane Cove Cats AFL Club were awarded the best junior football club on the North Shore, while Peter Beck backed up last year’s effort to be awarded the Auskick Coordinator of the Sydney North region. This is the second time the Lane Cove Cats AFL Club have been awarded the best club award in the north since their inception in 2013.  Peter’s effort to go back to back builds on the magnificent work of previous Auskick coordinators, Paul Schofield and Nick Brumley. In fact, the Lane Cove Cats have taken out the Auskick Coordinator of the Sydney North region in four of the past six years (2013, 2015, 2017, & 2018).

Congratulations to everyone involved! Registrations for 2019 have opened. Lane Cove Cats are also registered providers of the Active Kids voucher program. Utilise your $100 rebate to reduce the registration fee to only $80. Click here for more information.

All Auskickers get a great footy pack including a backpack, NAB AFL Auskick size 1 football, football pump, personalised door sign (with their club of support), bag tag, football card album and pack of footy cards. You also get a LCC guernsey & shorts (which need to be returned at end of season) and socks. If you pay before 16th December 2018, you should the Auskick 2019 pack prior to Christmas. Register here

Lane Cove Taekwondo

Well done to Lane Cove Taekwondo and the kids and parents who held a Junior Disco to raise money for Delvena Women’s Refuge located in Lane Cove (part of the Manly Warringah Women’s Resource Centre). They raised a massive $620.

The refuge also has many families it assists after they leave the refuge. Woolworths Lane Cove has been very helpful with providing food vouchers and ecodownunder provides sheets etc at cost price (We would love to thank them so much as when ITC approached them for help they said YES straight away).

Lane Cove Taekwondo is a family friendly club that holds several fundraisers a year and they are also supporting Gold for Gunnedah.

Lane Cove Cricket Club

Any juniors out there that would like to play cricket? The Lane Cove Cricket Club is recruiting and they have a new girls’ team. Your kid could be the next big bash star!!!!!

Lane Cove Junior Rugby Union Club

Congratulations to both the LCJRU Club under 10’s and under 11’s grand final champions! Under 11’s remain undefeated.

Police Incidents and Accidents

Drug Possession/Drink Drive – Lane Cove North

About 1:15am Friday 24th August police were conducting stationary Random Breath Testing on the Pacific Highway, Lane Cove North. At this time police directed a black Hyundai IX35 into the RBT site. Police immediately became concerned about the state of the driver as when entering the RBT site the vehicle collided with a number of traffic cones.

Police spoke with the driver, a 44-year-old female from Lane Cove North, and asked her to produce her licence. When she failed to do so police conducted a number of checks which revealed the driver was only the holder of a learners permit and was not accompanied by a fully licenced passenger. A breath test of the driver returned a positive result and as such she was arrested for the purpose of a breath analysis. Police will allege that upon exiting the vehicle the driver attempted to conceal several items in the car, a subsequent search of the vehicle by police located a small bag containing a crystal substance believed to be the drug Ice.

The female was conveyed to Chatswood Police station and subjected to a breath analysis where she returned a reading of 0.043 grams of alcohol.

The female was charged with possession of a prohibited drug, special range prescribed concentration of alcohol, driving while unaccompanied and not displaying L plates. She will appear before Hornsby Local Court next month.


This week there was an accident at Waterview Drive and Burns Bay Road. There was also an accident in Arabella Street Lane Cove and another one on Burns Bay Road.  In both cases the car involved in the accident ended up on their roof.

Property of the Week – 126 Tambourine Bay Road Riverview


A stunning Riverview property right next door to St Ignatius Riverview. This property is on the market with Team Brent Courtney – McGrath Estate Agents. 126 Tambourine Bay Road, Riverview, NSW.  The house has 5 Beds 3 Baths and 2 Cars.

Riverview’s finest location, this substantial, well detailed home presents a unique opportunity. Surrounded on two sides by beautiful Tambourine Bay Park, and with views of Lane Cove River, this property is a quiet haven with every luxury. Built with care in 2010, it is generously proportioned and designed for comfortable family life.

  • Impressive selection of living spaces including media room
  • Spacious sunken lounge featuring open flame gas fireplace
  • Superb entertaining areas flow to Vergola covered alfresco area
  • Landscaped garden with level lawn
  • Solar heated swimming pool and gas heated spa
  • Granite island kitchen, Smeg gas appliances, butlers’ pantry
  • Five double bedrooms upstairs plus guest/ study on ground floor
  • Double carport with internal access to large storage room
  • Opposite St Ignatius College, walk to Riverview ferry
  • Only 100 metres to the Lane Cove River. City buses at the corner


Land size – 676 m2
Council rates – $2,617pa
Water rates – $764pa

This property of the week is on the market with Team Brent Courtney – McGrath Estate Agents – ITC Business Community Supporter.

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