Lane Cove Week in Review 25th November to 1st December 2018

    Lane Cove Flash Floods

    On Tuesday, the NSW State Government issued a warning suggesting people should work from home and avoid driving on Wednesday due to the amount of rainfall they were expecting. They were absolutely correct.  Lane Cove (like other Sydney suburbs) was impacted by the heavy rainfall.  Several Lane Cove businesses were forced to close, or open late, due to water damage.  The Lane Cove Post Office was closed due to flooding and the St Leonards mail facility was closed and our posties was sent home (so no mail on Wednesday). Spare a thought for the new owners of La Provence, the water damage to their premises was so bad they are closed until further notice.



    Our roving reporters were all over Lane Cove reporting in – we have collated their photos here.

    Sutherland Street

    Hot and Windy

    After the rain, the weekend was hot and windy. The high winds resulted in a tree coming down today at Miramont Street Riverview.  About 30 residents lost power as powerlines came down with the tree.


    New Payment Arrangements at Lane Cove Market Square Carpark

    New payment arrangements are in place for parking at Lane Cove Market Square. The boomgate and numerous speed bumps have gone.  Now that the boomgate has gone, to enforce the 3-hour time limit, if you don’t pay at the pay stations or the exit point you will be fined. The best advice ITC can give you:  if you think you are close to the three-hour free period always exit via the orange lane. The machine at the exit will display a pay or no pay statement. Read more here.

    Pay Station at Exit

    Christmas In Lane Cove

    The Lane Cove Christmas Tree is up. This signals the start of the Christmas period. The official lighting of the tree is on Friday 7th December 2018.  Read more about the lighting of the Christmas Tree and other Christmas events in Lane Cove here.



    Lane Cove Pool

    A temporary grandstand has been erected at the Lane Cove Aquatic Centre near the 50m pool. The upper levels of the Grandstand are now closed. The 50 m pool will be replaced in mid 2019. Find out more about the 50 m pool’s history and future here.

    Lane Cove Local in the News

    Lane Cove local Finn Stannard was featured on SBS this week.  He was asked about the powerful speech he gave to the entire St Ignatius’ College, Riverview assembly on his sexualtiy . Read more here

    RIP Max

    Some sad news to report. The beautiful MAX who was always outside MBE Lane Cove passed away last week. Max was a Lane Cove local identity. He sat outside the shops for years and greeted people walking in the arcade. He will be missed. Our Condolences to Andrew and James and the whole family.


    Crime and Incident Report

    Police have charged a 34-year-old Clovelly woman after residents of a home on Mitchell Street Greenwich confronted the woman in their property last week.

    Around 11:35am Friday 23rd November the Clovelly woman was allegedly seen to enter the front yard of the Mitchell Street home passing through a closed gate and onto the verandah where she began rifling through items belonging to the home owners. The home owners confronted the woman who immediately left the location.

    Police attended the location a short time later and commenced patrolling for the woman, locating her at Greenwich Wharf. Police spoke with the woman and established she was wanted in relation to several other offences. As such she was arrested and taken to Chatswood Police Station.

    The Clovelly woman was charged with Trespassing at the Greenwich home as well as Break and Enter, Stealing and Fraud offences relating to a break in at a home in Redfern. She was refused bail, remanded in custody until her appearance in court this week.

    Upcoming Events

    The Lane Cove Public School Class of 2018 is celebrating 30 years since its first production in the Lane Cove Community; Book, Music & Lyrics by the late Maestro Ian Evans.

    A musical adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic children’s story The Wind in the Willows with the kindly Rat, wise Badger, gentle Mole and foolish Toad, who is always landing in trouble! Let Riverbankers, Wild Wooders, Pedestrians, music and magic of Mister Toad take you on a wild ride!

    Between Wednesday 5 December 2018 6:30 PM and Friday 7 December 2018 6:30 PM. Book here

    This week in review is sponsored by Lane Cove local builders Built by Dezign.  The owners live in Lane Cove and work in Lane Cove.  Renovations are their speciality.  Built by Dezign is an #itcplatinumsponsor. Without sponsors, we could not bring the news or do community and advocacy work in Lane Cove.  Below is a house in Longueville that they are renovating after the scaffold was removed.


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