Lane Cove News Week in Review 15th to 21st December 2019

Lane Cove was alive with activity this week.  School finished for the year and residents are loving the extra parking at The Canopy.

Lane Cove Water on its Way to  Armidale

Over 225,000 litres of water have made a splash in drought-stricken Armidale! Trucks carrying the water arrived in Armidale on Wednesday 18 December with more trucks travelling north on Thursday 19 December delivering another 225,000 litres. The water has already been deposited into a water tank and a dam at Armidale Airport used by the Rural Fire Service (RFS) for RFS helicopters and firefighting efforts across Northern NSW from the Queensland border to Tamworth.

GoFundMe page has been established to raise money to transport the water from Lane Cove to Armidale. Council will cover the costs of transporting the water to Blackman Park, Burns Bay Reserve and other ovals in the municipality. A total of 48,000 litres were transported to Blackman Park and 32,000 litres were transported to Burns Bay Reserve on 18 December.

Mayor of Armidale Regional Council, Simon Murray, thanked Council and the Lane Cove community for the water. “I wanted to thank you personally for thinking of us and choosing to donate the pool water to our Council and kicking off the donation drive to make it happen. Our Rural Fire Service’s capability to provide air support from the QLD border to Tamworth from our airport is extremely important during fire seasons. We still have 17 fires burning on our shire boundaries and 2 within our shire. Please also extend our thanks to your Council and community.”

Council is currently in the deep-end of construction of a new outdoor pool, and as part of the site safety testing, the pool was required to be filled with water and emptied. Instead of disposing of the water down the drain, Council dived right in to arrange for the water to be accepted by organisations in Armidale, NSW.

More than $45,000 has been raised so far to fund the transport of the water to Armidale, NSW.

Make a donation.

Lane Cove Mayor Pam Palmer and the trucks delivering water to Armidale

Pool Water on Our Ovals

Some of the pool water was released onto Pottery Green and Blackman Park.  Local dogs were loving the water.

Christmas Lights Winners Announced

See all the winners of our Christmas Lights Comp 2019 here. Thank you to our major sponsor Rebecca Mitchell Raine & Horne and to Figtree Veterinary Clinic for sponsoring the best animal lights display. Thank you to all the people who entered and who have raised funds for the bushfire appeal.  A Lane Cove Christmas Lights Map is here.

Money Raised for Gunnedah and Cobar

Thank you Lane Cove for your generous donations!

This week Lane Cove Council announced more than $17,000 was raised for its Christmas Drought Fundraiser.

A total of $26,021.24 was donated to  Gunnedah and Cobar, including  $17,168.24 in gift cards and cash from the Christmas fundraiser, plus an additional $5,000 from Council. An additional $3,853 was raised by the Lane Cove Youth Orchestra and Hunters Hill High School ran a sister city Rain Bringer fundraiser.

These funds have now been sent to Cobar Shire Council and Gunnedah Shire Council for distribution to people in need in their community. Funds raised went to help around 100 farmers in Cobar living and working on the land as their sole income. Please note: each council receives the same donation in terms of monetary value.

The Alcott and In The Cove raised $10,674.34 raised at two trivia fundraiser events. These funds have been split 50/50 between Gunnedah and Cobar and the funds have been electronically transferred so that the funds will be available before Christmas.

Mayors from both towns have already expressed their gratitude and thanks to Lane Cove.

Acting Mayor of Cobar, Peter Abbott:

“On behalf of our Mayor and the community of Cobar Shire I would like to sincerely thank you and your generous community for their kind support and donations… it does make a significant difference to know that people do care and are prepared to help families in need. I can assure you that your donation will make a difference to our people and on the land and once again thank you so much.”

Acting Mayor of Gunnedah, Clr Rob Hooke:

“This support has been quite remarkable and a wonderful stimulus for our residents as they realise that their Sister City citizens in Lane Cove are willing to recognise our difficulties caused by drought… we are very proud that we have had such a partnership with Lane Cove residents for many years.”

Ty Younger of The Alcott, Lane Cove Mayor Pam Palmer and Jacky Barker founder of In the Cove

Christmas Wonderland in Lane Cove

Norma and Rod, share the Christmas spirit every year with a massive indoor Christmas display. Moving trains, disco Santas and lights galore! Can you guess how many Santas there are? Everyone welcome to see and visit at 26 Second Avenue.

Christmas and New Year Trading Hours

Want to know what is open on Christmas Day and New Years Day – we have put together a list for you here.

Christmas Chuch Services

We have put together a list of Christmas Church Services for you here.

What Do You Do If You Need A Doctor on Christmas Day

If you need a doctor on Christmas Day (and it is non-life-threatening) go to WISE and don’t spend hours in emergency.  More details here.

School Holidays

School Holidays are close. Are you looking for some activities? is an online hub, providing one central place where parents and carers can instantly find, book and pay for engaging kids’ programs and experiences. Whether your kids like art or acrobatics, ballet or basketball, are 5 or 12 years old, Skills and Thrills takes the hassle out of spending hours searching, vetting and co-ordinating with other parents. Check out Skills and Thrills now to book for 2019/2020 School Holidays.

Crime and Incidents

Two Lane Cove men were charged after raids on premises in Artarmon.  Read more here.

Do not leave valuables in your car as we have had reports of cars being broken into.  Make sure you lock your car and house over the Christmas holiday period.

Drive carefully as double demerits points are now in force.

Christmas Gift Guides

Shop local this Christmas – there is no excuse as there is plenty of parking in The Canopy.  Find some great gifts in our Christmas Gift Guides here.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

This is our last week in review for 2019.  We look forward to bringing you all the Lane Cove News in 2020.  Our Christmas wish is for a peaceful and joyful end to 2019 and also that if you like ITC that you recommend to a friend that they like our facebook page, Instagram page or subscribe to our newsletter.  The more people who know about ITC the more we know about Lane Cove.  You may want to follow our closed facebook group ITC Lane Cove Chat.

Chimu Adventures

This week in review is sponsored by Chimu Adventures

Is it the journey or the destination?

Chimu Adventures’s 2020 Vision is to focus on HOW you travel as much as WHERE you travel. They are currently highlighting the best experiences for socially and environmentally conscious trips which still offer a once in a lifetime holiday.

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This picture below was taken on a recent Chimu Adventures trip.

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