Lane Cove Week in Review 4th to 10th November 2018

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.  A large crowd gathered in the Lane Cove Plaza for the Remembrance Day Service.  The service is a joint effort between the Lane Cove RSL sub branch and Lane Cove Council.  It was sobering to hear the Last Post and then the minute of silence. Lest We Forget.

The Lane Cove Council has prepared an audio guide to the Lane Cove streets that have a connection with World War 1. Did you know the names of over 20 streets and places in the Lane Cove area have been named after people who have a connection to World War One? Find out the streets and their connection via the specially prepared audio guide. A red poppy has been fixed to street signs and locations featured in this new audio guide.

To access the guide, you download the free izi.TRAVEL app via the Apple, Google and Windows app stores or download from the izi.TRAVEL website. To find the guided walk, search ‘Lane Cove Remembers’ once in the app to discover text, audio, images and GPS tracking to guide you along the walk.


Melbourne Cup

Lane Cove came alive on Tuesday with many local venues packed with people celebrating the Melbourne Cup.  The large screen on the green was back and locals could watch the race in Lane Cove plaza.  Lane Cove’s very own Mr Melbourne Cup picked the 1st and 2nd place winners.  Read more here.

Lane Cove Market Square Car Park Exit Alterations

Despite the new signage alerting drivers to changes at the Lane Cove Market Square Exit, people are still confused.  Several drivers have attempted to exit at the old exit point, only to find themselves stuck on the new concrete barriers.  There are some hiccups with the exit that need to be addressed:

  • It’s a very tight turn from the old exit lane back into the carpark near the pedestrian crossing. Drivers are concentrating on not scraping their car on the poles and it easy to miss someone on the crossing;
  • The turn into the exit lanes is tight and if a car is parked near the exit lanes it is even tighter;
  • If you exit via the payment lane, many people are driving over the kerb as they leave;
  • If you are on the roundabout it is harder to see the cars exiting the car park.
  • It is harder for pedestrian using the pedestrian crossing to see cars exiting the car park


The Longueville Sporting Club (aka the Diddy) Renovations

This week work started on a new roof for the club.  The Club has also lodged a DA for renovations to the kitchen.  The club is still fully operational during the renovations.


Riverview Shops Are Not Closing

The Riverview Butcher has left and there has been talk about a DA being lodged to redevelop the site.  This is causing concern to the Riverview Shop Owners who are being inundated with calls about their future.  Since the butcher has left the shopping centre has been very quiet and retailers would love you to come down and check out the shops.  Although there are no current plans to redevelop the site, many people want to maintain the character of the shops, you can sign ITC’s petition to heritage list York’s Corner here.

Huge Tree Down

A massive tree came down this week in Lane Cove North in Murray Lane.  The SES were on the scene and taking care of it.  The SES do a great job and if you would like to join the SES read more here.

Plant Thief

ITC continues to receive reports of plants being stolen from houses.  A finger lime was stolen from Greenwich this week.  Might be an idea to install sensor lights around your garden.

Upcoming Events

Seussical the Musical starts next weekend.  Tickets are selling fast.  Inspire your kids and take them to see local Lane Cove kids in action.  Book here

Comedy Night

The Alcott’s last Comedy Night for the year is coming up on 22 November 2018 featuring the very talented Bec De Unamino and David Smiedt. Make sure you get your tickets fast – these nights have been very popular and sell out quickly.  Book here.



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