Lane Cove Week in Review 19th to 25th January 2020

This week’s biggest news story was the fire at the Lane Cove Public School Hall and Canteen.

Lane Cove Public School Fire

The fire is not being treated as suspicious.  The quick actions of NSW Fire and Rescue led to the fire being contained to the hall and canteen.

Due to the school working hand in hand with the Department of Education and the Lane Cove Council, the hall was being demolished over the Australia Day weekend and school will start for students on Wednesday 29th January 2019.  Read more here.

A Go Fund Me campaign has been set up to help the school recover from this setback.

Australia Day Honours

Two Lane Cove residents were awarded Australia Day Honours – read more here.

What’s Open on the Australia Day Public Holiday

The Official Australia Day Public Holiday is on Monday 27th January – not all cafes and restaurants will be open. Find out what is open here.

Development Update – 166 Epping Road Lane Cove

A developer is seeking NSW Planning’s permission to construct 2 large residential towers on industrial land at 166 Epping Road Lane Cove (the old SC Johnson site). The Lane Cove Council had knocked back the proposal and the developer is now seeking permission from NSW Planning – read more here.

Changes to Ferry Route will Impact Woolwich and Greenwich Wharf

Transdev (Sydney Ferry operators) are planning to change the F8 Cockatoo Island route serving Cockatoo Island, Woolwich, Greenwich Point and Birchgrove, to and from Barangaroo.

The route will no longer serve Balmain Wharf. The biggest change is that the Ferry will now terminate at Barangaroo and not Circular Quay.  You can have your say on the proposed changes here.


Trees Down Hart Street Lane Cove

Two massive trees came down in Hart Street Lane Cove this week.  One of the trees came down at the same time as the Lane Cove Public School Fire, so Fire and Rescue Rhodes were dispatched to assist.

Electric Charging Stations Now in Lane Cove Market Square

Charging stations for electric cars have been installed on Level P2 in Lane Cove Market Square.

Business Alert

Lane Cove Taekwondo is moving and will now have a permanent studio. They are moving on 28th January and will be located at 9 Birdwood Ave, Lane Cove (Shops 5 and 6). They are not far from The Canopy (three hours free parking) and near Pilates Connection and not far for parents to pop into The Alcott Lane Cove

Back To School

Students start back to school this week, this means that school zones and school parking restrictions will apply.  The official school term starts on 28th January 2020.  Many schools have pupil free days, but parking restrictions still apply – so don’t get caught.

Are you looking for extracurricular activities for your child in Term One in Lane Cove?

We have the low down on all the activities for your kids to try in 2020.

✔️ Kumon

✔️ Drama Classes



✔️Art Workshops

✔️Swim Classes

✔️Multi Sports

✔️Teen Yoga

✔️Teen BootCamp

✔️Spanish Classes

✔️Music Classes

✔️French Classes

Read more here

Incidents and Accidents

Drugs – Lane Cove

Around 7:40pm Friday 10th January police were patrolling along Mowbray Road, Lane Cove North when they observed two males acting in a suspicious manner.

One of the males departed the location on a motorcycle with police stopping him a short time later. Police spoke to the male, 33 from Lane Cove North, where it was established the male was riding while unlicensed. Police searched the male and will allege they located a rock of crystal-like substance, believed to be the prohibited drug Ice, in the man’s possession. The male was issued a court attendance notice to appear before Hornsby Local court later this month.

Items Being Stolen from Garages

There have been several reports of bicycles and other items being stolen from garages in apartments in Lane Cove North.

Upcoming Events

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare is coming to Lane Cove courtesy of the Lane Cove Theatre Company. After 97 minutes you will have seen every Shakespeare play and sonnet. Book now as LCTC shows are popular.  More details here.

This week in review is sponsored by FIT Lane Cove.

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