Lane Cove News Week in Review 27th October to 3rd November 2019

It was a busy week in Lane Cove with numerous events and of course Halloween trick or treating.


Halloween trick or treating continues to grow in popularity in Lane Cove.  Many ITC followers reported more visitors than the year before. Several commented that they ran out of treats.  Our cover photo is of one of the cute trick or treaters to visit ITC’s house.

The Lane Cove Council held a spooky spectacular Screen on the Green with a screening of Ghostbusters I and II.

Finlayson Street and Coxs Lane New Parking Arrangements

Lane Cove Council has notified residents of Finlayson Street and Coxs Lane of permanent changes to their street parking in preparation for the opening of The Canopy carpark in December 2019.  The Canopy will have 500 car spaces and there will be early bird parking on the lower level. Read more about early bird parking here.  

Lane Cove Council planned to implement a right turn lane from Coxs Lane into Epping Road.  The RMS did not agree with this proposal.  Read more here.

New Diversions on Rosenthal Avenue and Birdwood Avenue

The Canopy rock wall is being constructed  from Tuesday 5 November 2019 from 7:00am to 4:30pm for a duration of 4 weeks.

  • contra-flow and detours will be in place. Cars and small trucks and vans from Longueville Rd travelling via Birdwood Avenue will be re-directed via Birdwood and Rosenthal Lanes. Residents of Birdwood Avenue will travel via Cox’s Lane and Finlayson Street. Traffic will be stopped on Rosenthal Ave to allow buses and other heavy vehicles to pass through. Traffic lights will manage contra-flow traffic after hours.
  • Construction vehicles will enter The Canopy site via the gates off Rosenthal Avenue, where traffic will be regulated by the appropriate implementation of traffic control measures.
  • Pedestrian access will remain open and managed by traffic control to ensure safe access at all times.

Please be careful when exiting Birdwood/Rosenthal Lane there is a blind spot and hopefully traffic controllers will be there to help.

The Canopy Roundabout Concerns

The Canopy Roundabout on the corner of Finlayson Street and Rosenthal Avenue is nearing completion.  Two concerns have been raised.

Seniors and parents with prams are concerned it will be difficult to cross at the roundabout.  A pedestrian bridge is being constructed just past Apple Dental and there will be lift access to the bridge (we hope the lift is more reliable than the lifts at Lane Cove Market Square or the Lane Cove Bus interchange).

Buses are having trouble navigating the roundabout and some have been stuck for a few minutes.  Hopefully when the barriers and scaffolding are taken away, buses will find the roundabout easier to navigate.

Pesticide Spraying Alert

Lane Cove Council contractors will commence Broadleaf Weed Spraying in some parks and open spaces in the area from Monday 4 November to Friday 8 November. Spearhead Selective Herbicide will be used.

Notification signs will be put out at the major entrances to the parks on the day of spraying, immediately prior to the pesticide application and remain in place until the park is reopened for public use later that day. The public is requested to follow on-site signage and not to use the parks on the day that the pesticide is applied.

Business Alerts

You may have noticed Stuart Leal Gallery has relocated to The Village Shopping Centre near NiBu Cafe and Soulful Fitness. They will now offer framing services. ITC is regularly asked about local picture framing options.

Dymocks Lane Cove has reopened.  The store is being operated by franchisees.  They also operate the Macquarie Centre Dymocks.

Last week, the Willoughby Council Planning Panel met to review a DA to convert the old church in Farren Street Lane Cove North to a child care centre.

Elia Bathrooms has opened on Burns Bay Road in the old Claphams Antique Store.

River Festival


The Lane Cove River Festival started this week.  One of the biggest events is Food and Wine by the River.  This event was held on 3 November 2019 it was a hit again (until the rain came at approx 3.30pm).

Greenwich Village Arts Trail

The Greenwich Village Arts Trail was held on 2nd and 3rd November.  Locals and visitors took the opportunity to see the artists in their studios.  This is an annual event, so put it in your diary for next year if you missed it.

Melbourne Cup in Lane Cove

The Melbourne Cup is on Tuesday and Lane Cove has its very own Melbourne Cup Expert – Melbourne Cup Max. He has picked the last 26 out of 30 winners.  Read more here.

If your still looking for some ideas for Melbourne Cup – check out our article here.

Wondrous Wizard of Oz

The Lane Cove Theatre Company‘s production of The Wondrous Wizard of Oz starts Friday 8th November 2019 and five shows are sold out already. This is the Wizard of OZ as you have never seen it before. Lots of local kids in the production. Book NOW

This week in review is sponsored by Gazman.  They have released a range of Linen Shirts that are comfortable and great for the summer heat.  There is a wide range of colours available. Gazman is located on Longueville Road (across the street from NAB).

Gazman is an ITC sponsor.

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