Lane Cove News Week in Review 14th June to 20th June 2020

A big week again in Lane Cove.  The Canopy is still creating excitement among Lane Cove residents.  ALDI opened this week, and the line to get into the store stretched nearly the full length of The Canopy.   The Canopy is already attracting visitors from outside Lane Cove.  Ryde Districts Mums gave The Canopy the thumbs up.  Read their article here.

Foggy Days

Winter is here with rainy days and foggy weather.  These stunning photos were taken 15 minutes apart by Thomas Shanahan.

Police Operation in Lane Cove West

On Friday Night, numerous police, POLAIR and dog unit were searching for a Lane Cove West Man after an incident in Burns Bay Reserve.  Further information about the search is here.  Since we published this article, the NSW Police Media Unit has advised:

Following inquiries, police arrested a 41-year-old man at Northern Beaches Hospital yesterday (Saturday 20 June 2020) about 1 pm.

He was taken to Chatswood Police Station and charged with use carriage service to menace/harass/offend 2 x common assault, stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc. harm and armed w/I commit indictable offence – T1.

He was refused bail and is due to appear in Parramatta Local Court today (Sunday 21 June 2020).”

Roadworks Around Lane Cove Village

Lane Cove Council’s asphalt contractor is carrying out road works.  Due to wet weather, some of the dates below changed. Date changes are 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 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.

ITC in the News

This week ITC made the news.  Lane Cove local and former ABC Editorial Director Alan Sunderland wrote an opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald highlighting the need for local news.  You can read the article here.

Delvena Needs Your Help

Delvena Women’s Refuge needs your help. They would like to upgrade their backyard from a concrete jungle with no shade to a place where the kids and families can relax. If you can, please donate to their Go Fund Me fundraiser. No amount is too small or too big!!

These families can’t pop down to the local park to play, so their backyard is so important. Please help.  Donation Link here.

Police Incidents

Bike Stolen from Mowbray Road

An ITC follower notified us of the following incident:

“Someone has broken into the bottom level of the unit carport and cut open our cage and stole a bike with the street value of $2000. We are in lane cove north on Mowbray Road.
We have contacted the police.”

The good news is that the bike was found and will be returned to the owner.  A person was riding the bike in Bondi and came to the police’s attention.  The rider was stopped (they may have been riding on the footpath or did not have a helmet) and the police checked their records and found the bike was stolen.  This incident shows why it is so important to report stolen items to the police as soon as possible.

Break Enter and Steal – Lane Cove

Sometime between 11:00 am Friday 5th June and 1:00 pm Monday 8th June unknown offenders broke into a home on Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove.

The offenders entered the home by forcing open a locked door at the rear of the property. The offenders made their way through several rooms of the home managing to make off with several thousand dollars worth of jewellery.

Police are asking for anyone that may have noticed any suspicious activity at the stated location during the given times and date to, please contact North Shore Police on 9414 8499 or Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000 or

Week in Review Sponsor

This week in review is sponsored by River Road Tennis.

River Road Tennis Centre‘s holiday camp programs are designed for children ages 5-14 years old. Each day is action-packed with professional tennis coaching, outdoor sports and games, and fun challenges with friends. Their camps are perfect for all levels and abilities.

Every ability levels are welcome at our camps, our dedicated programs cater for this with modified equipment, enabling everyone to play and enjoy their progress. Varied activities ensure an engaging, fun and active holiday program experience.

They offer:

Professional Coaching
Active outdoor activities
Competitions, prizes & trophies
FREE Bus pick up & drop off service
Before & after care options

Camp Dates:
Camp 1: 29th – 3rd July
Camp 2: 6th – 10th July
Camp 3: 13th – 17th July
Camp 4: 20th July

Visit to book.

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Our Cover Photo Image Credit:  Shelley Kay