Lane Cove News Week in Review 9th to 15th June 2019

A busy week in Lane Cove with magnificent skies and sunsets.

Lane Cove Councillors Push to Ban Round Up

Councillors Andrew Zbik,  Daniel Strassberg and Francis Vissel have a Notice of Motion listed for the June Lane Cove Council Meeting to be held on Monday 17th June 2019 in relation to the Use of Round Up.  ITC has been requesting LCC investigate the use of Glysophate since 2017  (read more here).  Some local councils have banned its use or are undertaking a review into its use.

Glyphosate is a chemical that is used in weed management control in many off the shelf product’s, most commonly known for the product called “Roundup” The global concerns over this chemical has seen that the World Health Organisation classify Glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic”. France and the Netherlands have already banned the use of Glyphosate. Vietnam is banning the importation and there are strong restrictions in Canada and many south American countries.

The three Councillors are asking the Lane Cove Council to prepare a report addressing:

  • Any alternatives that have been considered to replace the use of chemicals containing glyphosate;
  • A review of Council’s current public notification procedures before chemicals containing glyphosate are used;
  • Advice to Council on alternative chemicals / practices that can be used to permanently replace the use of chemicals containing glyphosate; and
  • Feedback from Fairfield City Council, Georges River Council and any other Council as deemed in relation to how they have phased out and stopped using chemicals that contain Glyphosate.

New Lane Cove Council Public Forum Participation Rules

​As mentioned above, the next Lane Cove Council Ordinary Council Meeting will be held on Monday 17 June 2019 at 7 pm.

Members of the public can address the councillors on any matter for a maximum of three (3) minutes during the Public Forum portion of Council meetings.

To speak at a public forum you must register your details with Council by 5:00pm on the day of the Council meeting at which you will be speaking. This is a new step.

You will need to provide and visual or audio material you would like to present to the Council at the public forum in support of your address by 12 noon on the day of the council meeting at which you will be speaking.

Remember to Pay if You Exceed Three Hours at Lane Cove Market Square Car Park

The latest figures released by the Lane Cove Council shows a big increase in parking fines since the reintroduction of a payment system at the Lane Cove Market Square Car Park.  New signage was  installed this week to remind people to pay if they park in the carpark for longer than three hours.

If you think you have exceeded three hours, always use the red exit lane.  If you park over three hours, and forget to pay when you exit Lane Cove Market Square, you now have the option to pay for your parking online at


Lane Cove Public School in the Spotlight

Lane Cove Public School has starred on the War on Waste Facebook page for their reusable bag initiative.  Their Tag IT Reusable Bag programme was featured on the War on Waste’s facebook site and nearly 500 000 people have viewed the post.

Read more here.


Update on Local Issues

This week, ITC spoke with our local member Anthony Roberts on a few issues that are consistently raised by ITC readers.
Public Transport – It is noted that more buses are going through the Lane Cove Interchange but Buses Routes 251, 252 and 253 are still full or not turning up. Anthony Roberts said he does receive numerous emails about these routes and he recently spoke to Transport for NSW on these specific routes. If you have examples of delays, no shows and full buses keep sending in the information to ITC via email.

Burns Bay Road and Penrose Street Intersection – Anthony Roberts met with the RMS and stressed how important it is to look at this intersection and undertake works to improve traffic flow. RMS has said they will look into it.  More information on this issue here.

Business Alert

Some good news for the residents of Waterview Drive and Hughes Park visitors. A Coffee shop will be coming soon. If you would like to lease this coffee shop, leasing details are here.

A very big congratulations to the Naturally Good Expo Business Summit Pitch Fest winner – The Swag

Lane Cove Local Peita Pini is going from strength to strength with her invention, The Swag, that has been patented around the world and she even won over the sharks in Shark Tank.  More details on this invention here.

the swag



Vale Fred Mildwater. Fred was the local newsagent at Blaxlands Corner for 40 odd years, and was heavily involved with the Lane Cove Public School

Fox Baiting

Although ITC could not find any updates on the Lane Cove Council  Website, it looks like LCC is currently undertaking Fox baiting in Lane Cove.  This fox was found on Saturday Night at the corner of Portview Rd and Pacific Highway.

Here are some tips on what to do if you see a Fox in Lane Cove.

Crime Report

A newsagency in Lane Cove has had more than $14,000 worth of stock stolen including $5000 worth of cigarettes.

Sometime between 4:00pm Thursday 6th June and 6:00am Friday 7th June unknown offenders have forced their way into the business on Orion Road, Lane Cove. The offenders gained entry via the front door of the business and managed to make off with stock including more than 100 handbags, 100 pairs of sunglasses, a large amount of greeting cards and almost 150 packets of cigarettes.

Police are investigating and would like to speak to anyone that may have witnessed this incident or believes they have information that may assist police. Please contact North Shore Police on 9414 8499 or Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000 or

More luxury cars were stolen this week from Greenwich and we had two reports of people seeing a person trying to break into their car on their CCTV vision in Riverview.  More details here

Lane Cove School Holiday Activities

This week in review is sponsored by Carlile Swimming.

Want to fast-track your child’s swimming skills? Carlile Swimming has some great new options (and times) available in the school holidays to do just that.

From our traditional week long Swimvac, to our one off skills and strokes clinics, our school holiday program can produce a significant boost in swimmer confidence and competence. Bookings are now open🏊🏼‍♀️🙌

Upcoming Events

Watch the State of Origin on the big screen at the newly renovated Longueville Sporting Club.  Detail here.


Wine Cheese and Jazz at Carisbrook House – 11th August 2019

Here is an event you might want to put in your diary. The Jazz, Wine and Cheese Afternoons sell out quickly.  Details Here.

Our cover photo was taken by Karl Ferguson of Ferguson Real Estate.

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