Lane Cove News Week in Review 6th to 13th June 2020

This week the big news in Lane Cove was the opening of The Canopy.

The Canopy Park/Playground is Open

On Saturday 13th June, Lane Cove came out to check out The Canopy.  The park/playground area is open.

ALDI opens on 17th June, and Coles opens on 8th July. There will be six restaurants in The Canopy, but they will not open until later this year.



ITC has visited The Canopy three times since it’s opened and each time we have spoken to many Lane Cove residents who are impressed with the facilities.

Rosenthal Lane is a shared pedestrian and vehicle zone.  So you need to make sure children know that cars are about.

Car Parking at The Canopy

There are 500 car parks. There is up to 3 hours free parking on levels P2 to P4 and 1-hour free express parking on level P1. 

Parking for people with a disability and seniors can be found on all levels. 

The car park features Express Parking on P1 and Early Bird Parking on P4.

Operating hours:

The Canopy car park is open from 6:00 am – 1:00 am, seven days a week.

Paid parking rates are:

1st hour after free period $7.00

2nd hour after free period $17.00

3rd hour after free period $24.00

+4 hours after free period $45.00

Early Bird Parking $7.50 (enter before 9:30 am and exit after 4:00 pm)

Business Parking Permits

A yearly Business Parking Permit scheme for The Canopy car park has commenced.

This scheme allows unlimited and unrestricted use of level P4 of The Canopy car park seven-days-a-week at $1,800 per annum, per permit. The scheme provides for up to 50 business parkers.

To be eligible for a Business Parking Permit, the Applicant must operate a business permanently located in the Lane Cove town centre or is a staff member of that business. Please refer to the shaded areas in the Business Parking Centre map to check whether your business is eligible.​

Businesses can apply for a permit online​.

The Canopy car park also includes bicycle parking and end of trip facilities on P1.

There are six electric vehicle charging stations are available on P3 and motorcycle parking is also available.

COVID19 Restrictions Easing

More COVID19 restrictions have eased.

The Lane Cove Libary now has:

  • Browse & Borrow from Library collections (Newspapers and magazines will not be available)
  • Click & Collect for easy and quick visits.

You can return your items via the chutes at any time.

You will need to pre-book your visit to Lane Cove Library.

NSW Health requires Libraries to collect visitor information to enable effective contact tracing if required. This information will only be used for that purpose and will be deleted after 28 days.

You can return your items via the chutes at any time.

Conditions of Entry

  • To enter the Library, please book online for a 30-minute visit or phone 9911 3634.
  • NSW Health requires Libraries to collect visitor information to enable effective contact tracing if required. This information will only be used for that purpose and will be deleted after 28 days.
  • Do not enter the Library if you are unwell, even if only experiencing mild symptoms.
  • Sanitise your hands on entry
  • Practice social distancing (1.5m) at all times
  • Access to Library collections will be restricted. Please use Click & Collect options above or contact the library on 9911 3634
  • There will be no access to public PCs and printing/copying.
  • Study rooms and meeting rooms are not available.
  • Treat staff with respect and follow their instructions.

Please be patient as we slowly transition back to regular library services and

Lane Cove Council Chambers re-opens from Monday 15 June.

Council’s Civic Centre (aks Lane Cove Council Chambers) will resume regular operating hours between 8:30 am – 5:00 pm from Monday 15 June.  A maximum of 10 people will be allowed in the Civic Centre foyer at any one time.

Residents will be able to speak to Duty Planners from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. At this stage, Lane Cove Council are only able to accept card payments. Unfortunately, JP services will be unavailable until further notice.

Community Centres

From next week, Lane Cove Council will begin working with community groups to help them safely transition back into our community centres. There will be new rules for the use of these community spaces, including using checklists, cleaning programs and adherence to the newly advised maximum capacities of the centres.

Lane Cove Aquatic Indoor Pool

The indoor pools at Lane Cove Aquatic Centre remain closed; however, the gym is open for members-only.

Sports training is back in action.

​This week, sporting clubs resumed training on local ovals and sports fields. 

During the COVID-19 restrictions, Council turned the lights on at some ovals from 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm to extend the opportunity for residents to exercise safely. Now that sports training has resumed on these ovals, the lights will no longer be switched on for general exercise during those times.

From July 1, the new rules mean:

  • The number of people allowed inside indoor venues will be determined by the ‘one person per 4 square metre’ rule, with no upper limit. This includes function centres. All activity must be seated only.
  • Cultural and sporting events at outdoor venues with a maximum capacity of 40,000 will be allowed up to 25 per cent of their normal capacity. Events must be ticketed and seated and follow strict guidelines.
  • On compassionate grounds, restrictions on funerals will immediately be eased to allow the four square metre rule to apply.
  • All other restrictions, including 20 guests inside the home and 20 for outside gatherings remain the same.

Music festival and nightclubs will continue to remain closed in July as the Heath advice remains that these venues and activities pose a high risk of the virus spreading. It is anticipated that restrictions will be eased further in August if community transmission of the virus remains low.

Life is slowly returning to normal. We still need to social distance, wash our hands and make sensible choices to keep ourselves and the community safe and healthy, but it’s nice to hear some welcomed changes to our restrictions.

As of Saturday 13 June fitness, gymnasiums, pilates, yoga and dance studios could reopen with up to 20 people per class and 100 people in an indoor venue.

Your fitness goals can get back on track! Get fit and support a local Lane Cove Business at the same time. Here is a list of local options for you and your pet for being healthy in Lane Cove.

Bike Plan Funding

Lane Cove Cyclists are calling on the Lane Cove Council to fund the Lane Cove Bike Plan. The Bike Plan was approved in 2019; however, since that time, there has been no discussion on how to support the plan or implement the recommendations set out in the policy.

You can find out more about this issue here.  If you would like to have your say on this issue before the 20/21 Lane Cove Budget is approved, you must email Lane Cove Council before midnight tonight.   More details here.

LCC June Meeting Agenda Items

The other items on the Agenda are:

If you want to submit comments on any of the issues listed above you may send a typed, written address via email to [email protected].
Please note that the time limit of three minutes per address applies so, please make sure your written submission meets this criterion (500 words maximum). Members of the public can submit any visual or audio material in support of their written submission.
Alternatively, because of the current circumstances, they can record their 3-minute submission and email it to [email protected] by the deadline stated.  Given video file sizes can be large,  we would recommend using a service such as dropbox, wetransfer, google docs or similar.
The live-stream for the 15 June 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting is viewable via the webcasting page on this website.

Tick Alert

North Shore Veterinary Hosptial has advised they have seen three paralysis tick cases in over the weekend. This means tick season has started early.  It highlights the importance of using preventative treatments against ticks year-round.

Symptoms of tick paralysis include:

  • Weakness
  • Lack of coordination
  • Vomiting or retching
  • Change in voice/bark
  • Heavy panting
  • Difficulty breathing or
  • Collapse

Deterioration can be changeable and rapid in some cases, and delays in accessing treatment can be fatal.

Big Changes at HomeHQ

Have you noticed building works at HomeHQ Artarmon? Guess what is coming? Acre Eatery is on its way.

Acre Artarmon will including a garden where produce will be grown on-site, a chicken coop, cafe, restaurant and a bakery. Now we don’t like you leaving Lane Cove, but if you have to go to Home HQ (and we do for our electrical goods and bedding etc.), then this might be a good pit stop.  More details here.

Asphalt Road Works

Lane Cove Council’s asphalt contractor will be undertaking the road works, weather permitting as per below. Should these dates change then they will be notified on the Variable Message (VMS) Boards located around the affected roads.

The work will involve milling the existing pavement and laying new asphalt. Night works will be between the hours of 7:00 pm to 5:00 am and day work hours will be between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm. Due to RMS requirements, there may be some movement of heavy machinery outside these hours. All efforts will be made to keep noise to a minimum.

Access to properties in the streets below will be affected during these hours. Residents will be granted access to their property; however, some delays may be encountered. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please ensure all vehicles are removed from the roadway during the above times.

For any further assistance, please contact Scott Brilley on 9911 3577 or 9911 3583

Webinar We Need To Talk About Mum and Dad

Free Live Webinar: We Need To Talk To Mum and Dad! The incredibly talented Jean Kittson will be live on Thursday 18 June at 1:00 pm to talk about her experience with her ageing mum and dad.

In the Cove is teaming up with our friends at Mosman Collective to create awareness about this webinar.

If you have friends who live in Mosman and surrounding suburbs, and they want local news to let them know about Mosman Collective (follow on Facebook and Instagram).

More details here.

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