Lane Cove News Week in Review 28th June to 4th July 2020

Good news this week with no further positive COVID19 cases at Lane Cove West Public School after a year two student tested positive last week.

A Balmain Woolworths employee has tested positive to COVID19. Depending upon the traffic on Victoria Road, it does not take long to drive from Lane Cove to Balmain. So if you shopped in Woolworths Balmain on 27th and 28th June 2020 and you have any COVID19 Symptoms (running nose, dry cough, temperature, loss of smell and taste) – get tested.

Even if you did not go to Woolies Balmain, a reminder that if you have any symptoms – get tested. ITC has been tested, and it does not take long to get tested (we were negative)

Details on testing facilities here. You do not need a referral if you go to a public health testing facility.

Sports and Recreation Precinct

Lane Cove Council is seeking comments on a new Sports and Recreation facility at the Lane Cove Golf Course to replace the existing clubhouse and tennis courts.

They are also planning to shorten the golf course and install a putt putt area and 150m driving range. The Lane Cove Council has produced a video explaining the concept. The Lane Cove Golf Course is not only used by golfers, but it is also also a popular walking spot for many people. A reduction of green space will also impact people who walk around the golf course.

They are seeking your comments on:

  • a new multi-sports centre; and
  • should the golf course remain as is or shorten the golf course and include a driving range and putt-putt course?

Read more here.

Lane Cove Library Hours Updated

During school holidays (Monday 6 – Friday 17 July) the Lane Cove Library will be increasing hours and services.

The Library will open Monday – Friday and include a seniors only time (60+ years) 9:30am – 11:00am, general community visits 11:00am – 3:00pm and student study hours (bookings required) 3:00pm – 5:00pm.

Please present your Library card or identification when entering Lane Cove Library – 30-minute visits are encouraged. Visitors may be asked to briefly wait to ensure we adhere to capacity limits (<150).

NSW Health requests 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.

When visiting the Library, you can

  • Browse & Borrow from Library collections (Newspapers and magazines will not be available);
  • Click & Collect for easy and quick visits;
  • Reserve items before visiting and collect; or
  • Complete the Click & Collect form to nominate your interests and email it to the Library
  • Fast printing/photocopying
  • Student Study Hours (Bookings required)
  • You can return your items via the chutes at any time

Greenwich Library will open Monday – Thursday 1:00pm – 5:00pm (<10).

Local Studies is by appointment only.

Goodwill Op Shop Open

The Goodwill Op Shop Lane Cove has reopened. They will be taking limited donations daily. All new donations will be quarantined for 72 hours.

New Roundabout Cox’s Lane and Finlayson Street

A roundabout is currently being installed at the Cox’s Lane and Finlayson Street corner. This will help with traffic flow.

The Canopy Car Park Roundabout

Be careful when exiting or approaching the roundabout at The Canopy entrance.  Several drivers have reported a blind spot when exiting the car park.  One ITC follower was involved in a bingle at the roundabout. He was driving down Rosenthal Avenue towards the Alcott, he approached the roundabout and failed to see a grey car exiting the Canopy.  The car blended into the exit, and the sun was shining directly into his eyes.

ITC followers have posted these comment on our Facebook page and ITC Lane Cove Chat:

“Anyone else a bit nervous about traffic heading down Rosenthall to your right as you exit the canopy car park? I nosed out, and it was clear on my right as far as I could see, but I went to pull out to turn left, and a car came down the hill quite fast & I had to brake sharply. A bit unnerving – the visibility could have been a little better, I think. Otherwise love the place!”

“Exited the canopy car park the other day, following the stop sign, but was shocked by the blind spot on the right when two cars came rushing past as I was exiting.”

“Council probably end up putting speed calming treatments all along this road to force drivers to go slow. I thought the same thing when I exited earlier in the week late one night. Poor sight distance for both approaches because of the way they designed the access.”

Lane Cove Art Awards – Entry now Open

Each year the Lane Cove Art Society partners with the Lane Cove Council to conduct the Lane Cove Art Award.  The Awards are now in their 57th year!!

Entries are now open for the Lane Cove Council 57th Art Award 2020.  Entry is open to all artist living in Australia.

Successful entries will be exhibited at Gallery Lane Cove from 28 August – 12 September, with Awards, presented on opening night 28 August.

More details here.


Is it a coincidence that vandalism seems to increase during the school holiday periods? Signs were pushed over along Mowbray Road, Tantallon Road and Johnston Crescent Lane Cove North. Locals have reported broken glass and rubbish in parks like Marjorie York Park Riverview and Aquatic Park Longueville.

Cover Photo

Roving reporter Mark took our cover photo.  There have been some stunning rainbows over Lane Cove this week, and this photo was taken at Longueville.

Alert Locks & Security

Our week in review is sponsored by Alert Locks & Security who are celebrating 30 years in Lane Cove.  Alert Locks & Security started in a Lane Cove garage, and now they have a state of the art showroom in the Lane Cove West Business park – read more here (special 30th birthday offer).

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