Lane Cove News Week in Review 13th October to 19th October 2019

Welcome to our week in review.

Organic Waste Mess

Lane Cove’s organic waste problem is not going away.   Currently Lane Cove’s red bins are sent to the Veolia Woodlawn Eco-precinct, in the town of Tarago, located 240 kilometres from Sydney, NSW.

This facility uses resource recovery technology to separate organic waste from the Lane Cove Council’s red lidded bins; producing compost for on-site mine rehabilitation.  The EPA classify this compost as mixed waste organic compost (MWOO).

The EPA placed a temporary ban on using MWOO in late 2018.   The EPA has opened public consultation on future MWOO use and on a proposed transition funding package to support the recycling industry to transition to sustainable solutions for household waste.

You can have your say by submitting a feedback form.  Read more about this issue here.

Lane Cove Council October Meeting

The Lane Cove Council October meeting will be held on Monday 20th October 2019.  The agenda was released on Thursday.  One agenda item that has created interest is the proposal for early bird parking at The Canopy.  Read more here.

The council will also be discussing lobbying the NSW Government to amend the Boat Trailer Impounding Act 2015 (which regulates boat trailer street parking) to include other types of trailers (car trailers, box trailers, caravans, and mobile self-storage trailers).

Other agenda items are:

Mayoral Minute – St Leonards South Update October 2019 

Mayoral Minute – Update on EPA’s review of MWOO – Red Bin Processing to Compost

Notices of Motion

Notice of Motion – Lane Cove Men’s Shed

Officer Reports for Determination

Draft Community Land Plan of Management Post-Consultation Report

Final Bicycle Plan 2019

The Canopy All Day Parking Arrangements

Trailers Parking on Streets

Seniors Parking Permits

Proposed Road Closure – Pinaroo Place

Variation of Deed of Agreement for Road Closure and Voluntary Sale & Acquisition of Land – Standish Street, Greenwich

Sustainability Small Grants – Round 18

Annual Financial Statements 2018/2019 – Referred for Audit

Proposed Risk Management and Internal Audit Framework

Lane Cove – Becoming a Dementia-Friendly Community

September 2019 Traffic Committee Meeting

Pecuniary Interest Returns 2019

Council Snapshot September 2019


Sneaky Bus Timetable Changes?

When the Chatswood to Epping Rail Line was closed, extra buses were scheduled  for the Lane Cove Interchange due to the increased use of buses by Hills District commuters.  On 14th October 2019 bus timetables for several Lane Cove services were changed.  Usually bus timetable changes are accompanied by a media release.  A media release was not issued.  ITC is investigating how many services were impacted and will report back to you asap.

Traffic Chaos

On Thursday morning there was traffic chaos in the Lane Cove Village as, yet another truck was stuck in the Coles Car Park on Sera Street.  There are plans to demolish this car park after Coles relocates to The Canopy. Read more here.

The Canopy

Speaking of The Canopy, check out this article in Shopping Centre News – it makes The Canopy look very glamorous.

Business Alert

Looks like Dymocks Books Lane Cove could be back in action soon!!

Barbeques Galore are moving from their shop on the Pacific Highway on the border of Lane Cove/Artarmon to HomeHQ Artarmon

Crime/Incident/Accidents Report

A roving reporter told us on Monday night a few cars in Gore Street Greenwich were broken into.  A ute with a tool box section, was of particular interest to the thieves.

Upcoming Events

Each year the Lane Cove Theatre Company stages a children’s production featuring Lane Cove’s young performers.  This year they will be performing The Wondrous Wizard of Oz.  The audience will be treated to a classic tale with a modern musical twist by Lane Cove’s Young Performers.  The season starts on 8th November and finishes on 23rd November 2019. Make sure you book early as the kid’s performance plays are popular. Read more here.

Sci Fi Exhibition

Looking for something to do this week? Why not pop over to the Sci Fi exhibition on at Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios? It is FREE and fun.  Read more here.

Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup is on 5th November 2019. We have put together your complete guide to Melbourne Cup in Lane Cove. Where to eat, how to frock up and look good and even some funny stories from Melbourne Cup MaxRead more here.

Cover Photo

Our cover photo is a Southern Boobook baby owl which was found in Longueville today.  It is being looked after by local volunteers from Sydney Wildlife.  A Bookbook owl  is the smallest and most common owl in Australia. Like other owl species, the Southern Boobook is nocturnal. They are often observed perched on an open branch or tree-top, emitting a distinctive ‘boo-book’ or ‘mo-poke’.

This week in review is sponsored by Carlile Swimming.

Carlile Swimming has made a huge investment in Lane Cove by opening their purpose built pool at Lane Cove West.  The pool was designed in collaboration with Australia’s leading aquatic engineers who were responsible for some of the largest projects in the world including the 2000 Sydney and 2008 Beijing Olympic Aquatic centres.

One of the most frequently asked questions by parents is when do I start my child in swimming lessons (and when do we stop)?  It is an important question when you live in a country surrounded by water, where fun in the sun and water are as much a part of our childhood as band-aids and bikes, swimming lessons are a rite of passage and a necessary lifesaving skill. But when should your children start? We asked Carlile Swimming to answer this frequently asked question. Read more here.

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