Lane Cove News Week in Review 24th February to 3rd March 2019

Today is Clean Up Australia Day and locals helped clean up Stringybark Creek, Blackman Park, Mann’s Point Greenwich and Gore Creek Reserve.  This was a special clean up Australia Day as it was the 30th anniversary of the event and the first time the event had been held since its founder Ian Kiernan, an environmental campaigner who grew to international fame for his work and as a yachtsman, passed away last year.

Live Wires Riverview

This week residents of Kallaroo Street, Riverview had to deal with live wires coming down. The Fire Brigade attended.

Games in the Park

Games in the Park is an initiative of Karen Paul and the Lane Cove Community Chaplaincy.  It’s about being outside and having good old fashioned fun.  Last week they asked participants to donate money towards Beyond Blue in memory of two Lane Cove Locals.  They raised $200 and had fun in the process.  Next games in the park is on Sunday 23rd March 2019.  More details here.

Trolleygate is Back

Have you noticed that there are a large number of trolleys scattered around Lane Cove at the moment?  The easiest way to report trolleys is via Snap Send Solve. You can download the app or if you’re not an app person you can use your desktop computer or laptop to report a problem. You can also use Snap Send Solve to report broken water pipe, a missing Telstra cover, trees hitting overhead power lines, vandalism, tripping hazard or any other issue in Lane Cove. Snap Send Solve guides you through the process of reporting an issue (and helps you select the correct authority to notify).

Lane Cove Locals in the News or Making an Impact

Lane Cove local Kay Turner was in the news this week when organisers of the Canberra Balloon Festival refused to allow her to fly her balloon due to the balloons’ design.  The Festival organiser said “The use of words and/or visual depictions that may be considered racist and offensive by many in our community, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Canberrans, is not supported”  Read More Here.

Many of you would have seen the inspiring story of Finn Stannard and the powerful speech he gave to the entire St Ignatius’ College, Riverview assembly as he told the assembly that he was gay (and had been working towards his speech for 4 years). Many of you asked ITC to share the story to inspire others. Finn is not only a former Riverview Student but a local Lane Cove resident.  This week SBS did a follow up interview on the positive impact Finn’s story has had internationally.  See the story here.

Good luck to any Lane Cove artists who are finalist in the Arts & Culture North Sydney Art Prize. One Hundred and Fifteen finalists were selected from an incredible 411 entries to exhibit paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, installation and new media based works.

Selected works are exhibited in the Caretakers Cottage, Artist Studio, Workshop, Mess Hall, Platform, Tunnels 1 & 2, newly refurbished 25 Chambers, across the Waverton Coal Loader site and surrounding parklands. This unique post-industrial site accommodates the inclusion of diverse mediums with an emphasis on supporting innovative site specific art forms. Good luck to Lane Cove locals Dana Dion Artist and Rhonda Pryor artist who are finalists.

Nominate a Lane Cove Local

Do you know a Lane Cove resident that gives back to the community? Now is your chance to recognise their hard work, dedication, and kindness by nominating them for one of the Lane Cove Citizenship Awards.

Nominations are now open for 2018’s Annual Citizenship Awards (to be presented in 2019).

Residents of Lane Cove, owners of businesses and employees of businesses located within Lane Cove Municipality are invited to nominate a person, or persons, whom they feel has made a significant contribution to the community of Lane Cove during 2018, or for many years.

Information pack (includes all 12 nomination categories) are on the Lane Cove Council’s website here.

Photography Competition

Are you an amateur photographer? Each year the Lane Cove Council runs the captured photography competition with a prize pool of $2500. Each year the competition has a theme. This year’s theme is This Makes Me Happy.

Whether it’s our beautiful natural areas, moments of joy in your day or unexpected delights, capture what makes you happy in Lane Cove and then enter the comp. Details here.

Crime and Incident Report

Local Businesses and residents are being warned by North Shore Police Area Command to be on the lookout for fake $100 notes. More information here.

There were two break and enters in Greenwich.  More information here.

This week a truck hit a car when turning left into Penrose Street from Burns Bay Road – you see near misses there all the time when cars turn left into Burns Bay Road from the two lanes.

Study by NeuRA

Are you expecting a baby? Or about to buy a new car seat?⠀

Help NeuRA (Neuroscience Research Australia) researchers make child car seats safer. Simply order your car seat online through their website and for helping with their research you will get a $100 refund. Text “car seat study” to 0488 824611 or email child-safety-[email protected] for more information. NeuRA – Neuroscience Research Australia

Upcoming Events

Put the 18th March 2019 in your calendar and take the kids to see sporting legends in action in Lane Cove with a charity T20 cricket match at St Ignatius’ College, Riverview raising funds for Redfern’s Jarjum College. If you can’t make this event, then buy a raffle ticket (details below). You will see former Aussie Cricketers and Rugby Union stars playing cricket!!  More information here.

Do you own a business in Lane Cove or do you live in Lane Cove and have a business?  In the Cove and the The Alcott have teamed up to create an exciting business building event.  Management Expert Vivienne Anthon will speak on Six Essential Strategies to Grow Your Business.  You will also meet other Lane Cove business owners.  Last time we held a networking event invaluable connections were made.  Book here.

This week in review is sponsored by Bliss Hair and Body Riverview.

Bliss hairdresser and colour specialist are located in Riverview – tucked away at Yorks Corner, just off Tambourine Bay Road – Their talented team have been colouring, cutting and styling hair for almost 20 years.

Their boutique salon is stylish and contemporary. From the fresh decor of their salon to their fabulous product range, they create a relaxed vibe where you will feel comfortable and very welcome.

If you are on the lookout for a new hairstyle or colour talk to Bliss about how they can transform your hair.  They also have a range of beauty/pamper products that make the ideal gift for you spouse, mother, mother in law, sister, aunt or BFF.  Bliss are conveniently located in the Riverview Shops.  Parking is easy.

Open 5 days a week from Tuesday through to Saturday
and open late on Thursday (by appointment only)


Bliss Hair and Body is a gold sponsor.  Without the amazing support of our platinum and gold sponsors we would not be able to undertake our community work and advocacy.  Thank you to the team from Bliss Hair and Beauty.

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