Lane Cove News Week in Review 29th September to 5th October 2019

It was certainly quieter in Lane Cove this week after last week’s action. School Holidays are here.  Lane Cove roads are quieter and parking spots are easier to nab. Unfortunately, as is usually the case, the number of break ins have increased (see our crime report below).

It’s A Sign

Whoever is coming up with the wording on the Lane Cove Public School signs should get an award – they are fab. This sign is located at the LCPS Austin St entrance. Well done LCPS keep up the good work and thank you for making Lane Cove smile.

Planning Panel Approval

The Sydney North Planning Panel approved the Coles Site redevelopment on Burns Bay Road. The Panel imposed noise and dust pollution restrictions during the construction phase.  The Developer are required to consult with the child care directors at Birrahlee and Good Start Child Care Centre. Coles will remain at Burns Bay Road until they move to The Canopy in mid 2020.  Read more here.

An artist’s impression of the Sera Street Frontage

New Red Light/Speed Camera

A red light/speed camera is now operational at the Fig Tree Street/Barwon Road and Centennial Avenue intersection Lane Cove West. Lane Cove West Public School parents and local residents have been asking for improvements at this intersection for a while.  Many ITC followers have queried if the camera is located in the correct spot or if there should also be a speed/red light camera tracking driver travelling along Centennial Avenue towards Epping Road or Burns Bay Road.  Read more here.

Bird Deaths in Plaza

On Friday around Midday, ITC was inundated with people telling us that Myna Birds were falling out of trees in the Lane Cove Plaza.  Several people had already called the Lane Cove Council, WIRES and Sydney Wildlife.  WIRES and Sydney Wildlife only rescue native animals.  The Indian Myna Bird is considered a pest. There  is an eradication programme in place.  However this involves capturing the birds first before euthanizing them (this is to ensure that the native myna bird is not accidentally killed).   Lane Cove Council is trying to establish the reason why the birds were falling out of the trees/dying.

More details here.


New Off Leash Dog Park Construction Commences

A new off-leash fenced dog park is being constructed at Turrumburra Park. The Dog Park will have seating and a drinking station with a bubbler. The unfenced area will also be upgraded with new trees, new seating and maintenance of the park’s steam roller. The upgrade is expected to be completed by the end of 2019. Play equipment will be upgraded in the nearby park on Finlayson Street by mid-2020.  Limited community consultation was undertaken for this project.  Neighbours were surprised to see the fenced dog park being located in a different area to the area marked on the map presented as part of the limited consultation.

Locals Doing Good Things

Congratulations to Lane Cove’s Christine Morgan for being one of the seven finalists in the 2019 Australian Mental Health Prize. This prize recognises contributions made by those who work to improve mental health and wellbeing across Australia.

This year’s winner will be announced at a mental health forum and award ceremony at UNSW Sydney on 6 November.  Read more here.

Congratulations to Michelle Barry for being named a Westfield Local Hero. Michelle is the driving force behind NICU Food From the Heart which helps provide food, comfort and support for parents whose children are in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Royal North Shore Hospital. We know that this unit has been used by a few Lane Cove locals and they really appreciate the work Michelle does for NICU.

ITC works closely with Michelle because we are a big fan of what she does. We would also like to thank the following local businesses who are always donating food and meals to NICU or helping out in other ways:

Chargrill Charlie’s
Bakers Delight
Bespoke Catering
The Cake Man – Lane Cove
Spotted Orchid
Cafe Geo

Well done Michelle – you are a TRUE LOCAL HERO.  Read more here.

Local Business Awards

Well done to Little Red Robin Restaurant for winning the best new business award at the Northern Districts Local Business Awards.  There were quite a few Lane Cove local business award winners.  We will include the complete list in our next Lane Cove Business Round Up article (it will be published this week).



Every week In the Cove is sent a crime report compiled by the North Shore Area Command’s crime prevention officer.  This week the report noted several Lane Cove incidents including an attack on a 79 year old Lane Cove woman. Read more here.

Break and Enter – Northwood

A Northwood home was robbed between 7.30 am and 10.00 am on Friday 4th October 2019. They jimmied open a side door.  The thieves stole credit cards, money, jewellery, laptops and the front door key.

Break and Enter – Longueville

A Longueville home was broken into between 12.35 pm and 1.30 pm on Friday 4th October 2019. The thieves stole  jewellery and laptop and a set of car keys.

Upcoming Events

The Lane Cove Rotary Fair and Sustainability Lane is coming… put aside 13th October 2019 for fun fun fun.  Find our more here.

Play Sport this Summer

You’re invited to join the 2019/20 Six-a-Side Soccer season at St Ignatius’ College!

Bring your friends along for their fun and friendly Men’s Over 35s or Women’s All Age Competitions, under the backdrop of Sydney’s city skyline on Riverview’s beautiful grounds. The Competition includes 10 match days, Movember and Pink Ribbon Charity Rounds and Finals Series.

Registrations close: 16th October 2019
Men’s Competition starts:  Monday 21st October 2019
Women’s Competition starts: Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Register here.

Jack & Co Competition

This week in review in sponsored by Jack & Co.  Jack & Co started 7 years ago in Taree and now they have a few stores in Sydney including their store at Northwood (just near the Diddy aka the Longueville Sporting Club).  Thank you to Jack & Co for being an ITC sponsor.

It might be Jack & Co’s birthday but you could be a winner if you enter their birthday comp.

One lucky customer will win an amazing holiday valued at $7000! Just spend $10 in any store*, or 30L of fuel (at applicable stores) and you can enter.

The holiday choices are:
1. Trip for 2 to the Maldives
2. Trip for 2 to New York
3. The ultimate boys weekend
4. The ultimate girls weekend
5. Family trip to beach side Thailand
6. South Pacific Cruise
7. The ultimate fishing trip off NT
8… or take a $7k travel voucher!

It’s the most amazing promo they have ever done! Get in, spend $10 and enter

* See T’s & C’s in store. (excludes tobacco and phone recharges at relevant stores).

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