Lane Cove News Week in Review 3rd November to 9th November 2019

Lane Cove kept the emergency services busy this week.  A kitchen fire in a unit on Longueville road, a car on its roof on Johnston Crescent and a schoolboy attacked on his way home from school.


Fire Crews and Police attended a fire on 20 Longueville Road. It was a kitchen fire and the occupant was taken to hospital for observation.

Lane Cove Council Feedback Survey

Lane Cove Council’s annual Customer Satisfaction Survey is now open for residents to complete. Council has asked for this feedback so they can develop better ways to meet community needs and exceed customers’ expectations. The online survey must be completed by Monday 11 November 2019.  Details here.

The Lane Cove Council website notes:

“In addition to the online Customer Satisfaction Survey, Council will also phone several residents in the coming weeks to get their feedback. Council hopes you will participate if you receive a call.”

Numerous Lane Cove residents have complained about receiving robo calls from Lane Cove Council’s market research company.  Some of the calls were as late as 10.30 pm.  Lane Cove Council advised their contractor had a software issue and calls should have stopped at 8:00pm unfortunately they kept going to 10:30pm. This has now been rectified.

ITC’s sister, lives in Brisbane, but visits Lane Cove frequently.  She was contacted several times by the market research company with a message to call a number in Blacktown.

Extraordinary Lane Cove Council Meeting

On Monday 4th November 2019  Lane Cove Council held an extraordinary meeting and resolved to help our sister city Gunnedah and another regional area, Cobar, with drought relief. Lane Cove Council has proposed a City/Country relationship where all metropolitan councils “adopt” two local govt areas and provide funds and gift cards to help out and provide some Christmas joy to those communities who are struggling due to the drought. Details here.

Lane Cove Local Recognised

A big congratulations to Lane Cove local Christine Morgan for her work in the mental health area being recognised with a PM award. More details here.

Lane Cove Off Leash Dog Park Confusion

Cricket Season has started and many of the ovals are not available when training or games are being played.  The problem is that the Lane Cove Council does not publish details of ground bookings and this leads to confusion. Read more here.

If you use the Kingsford Smith Oval as an off leash area please note it is unavailable for the next three Fridays between 5pm and 7pm due to a coaching clinic – this clinic was moved to Kingsford Smith Oval as the nets are being repaired at Blackman Park. This clinic is part of Lane Cove Cricket Club’s free coaching clinic for kids who are playing cricket this year. The Lane Cove Cricket Club has more teams this year and the good news is that more girls have registered.

Also please note you cannot leave your dog unattended on ovals (or any other off leash park). If you have kids who walk the dog down to KSO they cannot leave the dog on the oval and play basketball or use the play equipment. Several times there have been issues with aggressive dogs or dogs doing number twos and the owner cannot be found (or are found outside the park). It is also not okay to drop off your dogs and then whip up the road to do your shopping.

Melbourne Cup Crowds Down

In the last couple of years, Lane Cove Plaza has been packed with people watching the Melbourne Cup.  This year crowds were down as many said NUP to the CUP.

Local Theatre Alive and Well in Lane Cove

Well done to Lane Cove Theatre Company for their sold out season of The Wondrous Wizard of Oz starring local kids.  Our cover photo was taken by Sarah Edwards.

Remembrance Day

The Lane Cove RSL sub branch and the Lane Cove Council invite you to a Remembrance Day Service on Monday 11th November 2019.  Details here.

Power Outage

Businesses and Residents in Lane Cove, Longueville, Northwood, Chatswood and Artarmon were hit with a power outage on Wednesday 6th November 2019.

Business Alert

Bubble Tea came to Lane Cove and Bubble Tea has now gone from Lane Cove. Bye Bye Bubble Tea… If you want to find out the other businesses that opened, closed (and there were a few of them) check out our monthly business update here.


Police Calling for Witnesses

North Shore Police Command are calling for witnesses to an incident that took place in Osbourne Park yesterday afternoon (7th November 2019) around 4pm.

After getting off a bus on the Pacific Highway, a 16 year old boy walked down Osbourne Road Lane Cove.  He was approached by two males and was allegedly attacked. Read more here.

Personal Items Stolen from Lane Cove Plaza Businesses

This week staff from one business located in the Lane Cove Village had their bags stolen. This type of theft is increasing. Last week police issued a warning to employees to secure their possessions after two reports of property being stolen from workplaces. One person reported having their backpack stolen while they worked in a Chatswood vitamin store. Another three people had their backpacks stolen on the same day while they worked in a restaurant in Artarmon.

Intruders Lane Cove West

An ITC follower reported the following incident to us:

“My wife was in the shower when she could hear a knocking noise. She got out of the shower and went to the front door where she saw some men in balaclavas. They left as soon as they realised there was someone home. The police were called. The house is located near the Figtree Shops Lane Cove West.”

P Plater Accident

A P Plater was turning into Johnston Crescent, he hit a stationary car and the car flipped.

Lane Cove Man Charged

A Lane Cove man has been charged after police searched his apartment and found replica guns, cocaine and cash. Details here.

This week in review is sponsored by:

North Shore Veterinary Hospital

North Shore Veterinary Hospital was established in 1935. NSVH serviced the local community for 80 years and prides itself on delivering the highest quality care.

We are proud to now be operating at two different purpose built locations in Sydney’s lower North ShoreArtarmon and Crows Nest. We are open at the Artarmon Hospital 24 hours 365 days a year, with specialists and critical care emergency veterinarians on hand. Our skilled team is always available for consultation and advice when it is needed. Our Crows Nest Hospital remains open during normal work hours, with ready access to our emergency and specialty staff if required. Undercover parking is available at both sites.

In addition the hospital is home to North Shore Veterinary Specialist Centre, which operates independently of the general practice.

Contact Details

Address: 63 Herbert St, Artarmon
Phone:  (02) 9436 4910
Email[email protected]
Online Booking:
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 7.30am – 9pm, Sat – Sun 8.30am – 5pm, Public Hol 8.30am – 5pm.  Emergency open 24/7

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