Lane Cove News Week in Review 16th to 22nd August 2020

Welcome to another week in review.  Lane Cove is holding the line on COVID19.  We have noticed more and more Lane Cove shoppers wearing masks.  If you want to buy a mask in Lane Cove or know how to wear one properly read our article here.

COVID19 Update

If you have visited or work in Sydney east (Sydney, Surry Hills, Darlinghurst, Woolloomooloo, Potts Point, Rushcutters Bay, Elizabeth Bay and Centennial Park) and have any symptoms (even slight) get tested for COVID19.

NSW Health is requesting that if you have visited these suburbs in the past two weeks, you should monitor for symptoms if even mild COVID-19 symptoms develop – like a runny nose, sore throat, cough, or loss of taste and smell – self-isolate and get tested.  Details of where you can get tested near Lane Cove are here.  You do not need a GP referral if you are attending a public hospital for testing (one of the most frequently asked questions).

Pesticide Spraying – Warning About Dogs

Last week we advised that Lane Cove Council will commence pesticide spraying on 17th August 2020.  Spraying did start this week, and we have been informed of several instances where dogs have been sick after visiting parks.  We have asked Lane Cove Council to provide specific dates as to when a particular park will be sprayed.

Spearhead Selective Herbicide is being used.

Notification signs are being put out at the major entrances to the parks on the day of spraying, immediately before the pesticide application and remain in place until the park is reopened for public use later that day.  Not everyone is seeing the signs.

The public is requested to follow on-site signage and not to use the parks on the day that the pesticide is applied.

Parks and spaces to be sprayed:

106 Tambourine Bay Road
266 Longueville Road
Aquatic Park
Bayview Park
Blackman Park  – all areas excluding playing fields
Bob Campbell Oval – picnic area
Burns Bay Reserve (excluding oval areas)
Carlotta Playground (Evelyn St)
Central Park
Charlish Park
Corner of Ffrench St and Bent St
Cullen Park
Cunninghams Reach
Gamma Res
Goodlet Reserve
Opposite Greenwich Wharf
Greenwich Park
Greenwich Sailing Club
Griffiths Park
Hands Quarry Reserve
Helen St Reserve
Holloway Park (end of Vista St)
Hughes Park
Jago Street
Kellys Esp (opposite 1 Kellys Esp)
Kingsford Smith Oval
Leemon Reserve
Longueville Reserve
Marjorie York Playground
Manns Point
Mary Carlson Park
Newlands Park
Shell Park
Stringybark Reserve
St Lawerance St
Tambourine Bay Park
Turrumburra Dog Park

Business Alert

The end of an era. The Metro petroleum station is now closed on River Road Northwood (see our cover photo). Some of you may remember it as Speedway. It is making way for the new aged care facility- details here. Lucky Jack & Co. Is still open and going from strength to strength.

A Lane Cove local has launched a micro fresh produce business for pick-up on Fridays. The Lane Cove North Box Divvy Hub is about supporting local Sydney farmers and providing fresh, accessible food to Lane Cove locals. The Hub can save you up to 40% on produce, their carbon footprint is 90% less compared to major supermarkets, and there is no unnecessary packaging.

Join and register today: Lane Cove North Box Divvy Hub


Early Bird Parking at The Canopy

Lane Cove Council are trialling the extension of Early Bird Parking at The Canopy to include Saturdays and Sundays following requests from the local business community.

Early Bird parking will now be available 7 days a week on P4 with entry before 9:30 am and exit after 4:00 pm for only $7.50.

The decision was made to help provide more parking options for workers after businesses indicated this would help staff who are working weekend shifts. After reviewing the operation of the car park, the parking management system shows that there is sufficient capacity to accommodate the extension of Early Bird Parking to include weekends, the peak time for the car park. This will be reviewed after six months of operation.

P1 Parking

There appears to be an issue with the number plate recognition on  P1.  Some people are being fined for overstaying the One  Hour Parking Limit when they know they were not parked on P1.  if you do get fined for parking on P1 and you know you are not on P1 make sure you send a message to Lane Cove Council at [email protected]

Remember Level P1 is express parking and is only for one hour – here are some answers to your Canopy parking FAQs.

Lane Cove Outdoor Pool Update

The Lane Cove Outdoor Pool was filled this week.  Lane Cove Council advised

“The outdoor pool is being filled so that we can begin some final checks on the plant/infrastructure associated with the pool. For more details on our announcement of the pool’s opening on the October long weekend.”

Longueville Park Playground Upgrade 

Lane Cove Council is seeking community consultation about the Longueville Park playground. The playground is scheduled for an upgrade due to the age of the equipment and potential change in playground users over the years.

Longueville Park playground is located on the foreshore of the Lane Cove River on Stuart Street. The playground is classified as a neighbourhood playground.

We have developed a community survey to help us to determine the needs and desires of local residents and visitors to the park.

Please take a moment to complete the survey below.

Have Your Say 

To have your say, please complete the online survey.

Seal of Approval for Lane Cove River

Roving reporter Dennis was on his boat just near the North Shore Rowing Club when this seal decided to “play” with a fish. Dennis is out on the Lane Cove River nearly every weekend and said this was the first time he had seen a seal so far up the river.


Brush Turkeys

Brush (or Bush) Turkeys – you either love them or hate them. Lane Cove Council has a seminar coming up about how to live with Brush Turkeys. Details in this article.

Happy 10th Anniversary to St Peter’s, Lane Cove North

The residents and staff of St Peter’s Residential Aged Care in Lane Cove North enjoyed a sumptuous high tea to celebrate the 10th anniversary of St Peter’s Residential Aged Care

St Peter’s was opened in 2010 by the former Governor-General Dame Quentin Bryce. Back then, the home excitedly welcomed 93 new residents, five of whom are still living at St Peter’s.

The development replaced the former St Peter’s Catholic Church in Lane Cove and was built to provide a new, vibrant seniors and aged care village on Sydney’s lower north shore. While the Home was being built, the St Peter’s Green retirement village, council library and café were also constructed, creating a new community hub.

The chapel within St Peter’s also features stained glassed windows, the tabernacle and chairs from the chapel at Justinian House in Crows Nest which had closed down a few months prior.

Residents and staff really enjoyed the opportunity to gather and celebrate the 10th anniversary despite it being a smaller event due to current restrictions.

Flowers were presented to the five original residents, and long service awards were also presented to 15 staff members celebrating five years and ten years with Catholic Healthcare.

Pictured is resident Pamela who moved into St Peter’s in 2010 with David Maher, Managing Director, Catholic Healthcare.

Police Reports and Incidents

An ITC follower told us about the following incident that happened earlier this week. If you have any information on this incident or the same thing happened to you, please contact Chatswood Police on 9414 8499

“Someone has thrown rocks and smashed mine and my neighbour’s windows – we live on Mowbray Road in Lane Cove North and around 8:05 pm this happened 🤦‍♀️. Pretty ballsy to do something like this at this time as it’s pretty busy on Mowbray Road then still – just wondering if anyone was there at that time and possibly saw anything or anyone? If so, please message me or contact the police!”

A 6×4 Box Trailer with cage. License N62640 was stolen from outside Panorama Road Lane Cove on Saturday night.

Fit Lane Cove – Exhale Studio

Our week in review is sponsored by Fit Lane Cove – an independent gym owned by a Lane Cove local.

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