Lane Cove News Week in Review 12th to 18th July 2020

This week the big news was The Canopy’s restaurants.  Lane Cove Council announced the details of four restaurants that will be in the main building on The Canopy.  The building closest to The Cake Man arcade has not been leased.  The restaurants will start fitting out soon and will open in October 2020.

The Canopy Restaurants


Sugarcane Restaurant Coogee Executive Chef will be opening Sugarlane in The Canopy.

Executive Chef Milan Strbac (ex Longrain) will be bringing Southeast-Asian flavours to The Canopy.

Sugarlane will bring you dishes from Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Cambodia. Expect the menu to feature seafood dishes such as Atlantic Salmon Ceviche and Hiramasa Kingfish.  Strbac’s signature Wagyu Beef Rendang Curry and Roti with Curry Sauce.


Garçon (from the Tramsheds) will be opening in Lane Cove. Garcon Sydney is best described as a French-inspired bistro. They will be offering all-day dining.

Peanut Butter Jelly

Peanut Butter Jelly is inspired by contemporary street art and culture, and their mission is to bring art in the form of food, drink and vibe.

Their menu draws inspiration from cultures all over the world, including parts of Asia, North/South America and the Caribbean to create a fun and playful menu.

Masala Kitchen 

Get ready for another Indian restaurant in Lane Cove. Masala Kitchen is coming to Lane Cove. They claim they serve the world’s best Gin and Teas with Authentic Indian with a Modern twist (Lane Cove will be the judge of that claim!!).

New Human and Pet Cafe at Blackman Park

You may know about Chew Chew Pet Restaurant. They will now be operating a cafe for humans and pets at Blackman Park (see the cafe below with a mural painted by local artist Matt McLarty Art & Photography).

Lane Cove 50m Outdoor Pool on Track for October Long Weekend Opening

The 50m pool is currently being tiled, and solar panels were recently installed on the Grandstand.  The pool is on track for swimming this summer.

Lane Cove Library Extended Hours

From Monday 20th July 2020, Lane Cove Library is extending their opening hours.  There is limited seating and visitors are asked to keep their visits to less than 2 hours.

Monday – Friday

9:30am – 11:00am   Seniors only (60+ years)                                                   

11:00am – 5:00pm   General community​​

Saturday & Sunday

9:30am – 2:00pm  General community                                                   

Please present your Library card or identification when entering Lane Cove Library. Visitors may be asked to wait to ensure we adhere to capacity limits briefly (Main Library <120, Junior Library <30).

Parents/Carers are advised not to send primary school-age children to the Library unattended as the Library may already be at capacity.

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.

Lane Cove Council July 2020 Meeting

Lane Cove Council will hold its monthly meeting via Zoom on Monday 20th July at 7 pm.  You can watch the meeting via this link.

Agenda items are as follows:

Notices of Motion

Officer Reports for Determination

Donations Needed

Sydney Community Services is one of the unsung hero organisations in our community. They provide much-needed support to the elderly and vulnerable in our community (with the aid of many local volunteers). They also co-ordinate meals on wheels. They are in urgent need of donations. They also assist Delvena Women’s Refuge by providing them with access to their food supplies. It is easy to donate; they are located in the Little Street Car Park building.

Crime Reports

A roving reporter has told us that in the last ten days at least three cars and one house has been broken into on Hinkler Crescent Lane Cove North. The residents are now on high alert and will be checking all their CCTV footage. If you see any suspicious behaviour, please call Chatswood police on 94148499.

There have been quite a few incidents of senseless vandalism over the last two weeks. In particular traffic signs are being knocked over. Last weekend, traffic signs were knocked down between Karilla Avenue and Kurri Street Lane Cove North. If you live near there and have any CCTV or dashcam footage, please call Chatswood Police on 9414 8499. If you have seen any signs knocked down, please email [email protected] to report them so they can be reinstated asap.

Our cover photo was snapped by one of our roving reporters; it gives you a sneak peek at The Canopy’s Big Screen.

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