Lane Cove News Week in Review 31 March to 6th April 2019

This week Lane Cove kept our emergency services very busy. There were several major incidents in Lane Cove including a workplace tragedy.

Ausgrid Worker Tragically Killed in Riverview

During a routine maintenance job an Ausgrid work suffered a fatal electrocution.  Emergency workers worked hard to save the injured worke, however he later passed away in hospital.  Read more here

Elderly Couple Trapped in Car

An elderly couple were trapped in their car after an accident in the Botanic Apartment block underground car park.  The couple were freed by emergency workers and taken to Royal North Shore Hospital suffering shock and lacerations.  The car had to be towed from the site.

Major Accident on Epping Road

On Thursday afternoon the heavens opened, and it poured down resulting in major flooding on Epping Road near Mowbray Road.  Five cars were involved in an accident at the corner of Cox’s Lane and Epping Road.  One car left the road and ended up wedged on a retaining wall at an apartment block.  The car was craned out after peak hour by North Shore Towing.

Gas Leak Kenneth Street Longueville

Police and Fire Crews attend at gas leak near St Andrews Church.  Kenneth Street was closed in both directions until the gas leak was contained.

Rosenthal Avenue Car Park Development

Lane Cove Council is working on making available at least 40 car parking spaces in the Rosenthal Avenue Development by 12th April 2019. Roving Reporter Jeremy from Rebalance Your Centre of Health snapped this shot of the car park and the ramp leading to the car park.

Measles Outbreak

NSW Health has advised that  a woman, aged in her 40s, recently spent about an hour at North Sydney Boys High school uniform shop while she was infected.   Read more here.

Lane Cove Girl Prevents a Robbery

An 18-year-old Lane Cove girl’s actions may have prevented a robbery similar to a robbery in Hallam Street Lane Cove earlier this year.  Read more here.

Land Tax is Impacting Lane Cove Landlords

An interesting article on land tax and how it impacts Lane Cove. This might be one of the reasons why renting a house in Lane Cove is expensive.  Read more here.

Lost Dogs

There are currently three dogs at the Blacktown Animal Facility (aka the pound). Two were found in Lane Cove and one was found in Greenwich. Do you know anyone who is missing a dog? Do you know someone who is away who might not know their dog is missing?

Upcoming Events

Drag Bingo

Drag Bingo is back baby.  Lane Cove is loving drag bingo.  After two sell out gigs, Portia Turbo is back for another night of Drag Bingo on  11th April 2019.  Book now and book quickly as this event sells out and is SO MUCH FUN.

School Holidays

School Holidays are on the horizon.  What do you do with those kids during the school holidays?  Good Question and we have all the answers in our School Holiday Activities Guide.

Does your child love to read Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? If they could have any magical power what would it be?

The Imaginarium Fantasy Writing Workshop is for 7 – 12 years old and loved by both girls and boys and is run by Inkling writing studio

They will be inspired to create their own fantasy world and characters through drawing and writing activities.  They also have a story writing workshop.

Cost: $80.00
Date: Story Garden Workshop 15th April 2019
The Imaginarium Fantasy Writing Workshop 16th April 2019
Time:10.00 am – 3.00 pm
Address: Hunters Hill RSL
Booking formImaginarium Booking form here
The Story Garden Booking form here
Phone: 0414 462 476

ITC Platinum Sponsor

This week in review is sponsored by On the Job Plumbing. Partners Dan Winning and Tim Von Behr, North Shore born and raised established started On The Job Plumbing in 2003 and are proud to be a local small business that provides quality maintenance, repair and renovation services to the local community. Thank you for supporting ITC.  Please support business that support ITC.  Without our fabulous sponsors ITC could not undertake our community and advocacy work.

Our cover photo was sent into us by a roving reporter and celebrates those soccer volunteers who get up at the crack of dawn to set up the Blackman Park fields for soccer season.

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