Lane Cove News Week in Review 23rd to 29th August 2020

Welcome to our week in review.

COVID19 Update

For the last couple of weeks, the North Shore has been relatively COVID19 free.  However, a new Sydney CBD cluster has developed, which has impacted the North Shore.  The cluster at City Tattersalls Gym has led to a confirmed case in Hunters Hill.  Many of the confirmed cases have visited other areas in the North Shore (including Willougby and Wollstonecraft).  Read more here – including a list of North Shores spots confirmed cases have visited.

Data reported in this week’s COVID-19 Weekly Surveillance in NSW report shows that almost half of the cases who acquired their infection in Sydney had a test more than three days after their symptoms began. This causes more transmission of the virus because of the delay in isolation of people with the infection. It is critically important people get tested the day their symptoms present and self-isolate immediately.

The Canopy Shared Zone Signage

Lane Cove Council has introduced new signage at the entrance of Birdwood Lane near The Canopy (see our cover photo).  Local residents are concerned about the number of cars that use Birdwood Lane.  You can read more here. The fewer cars that use the shared zone, the safer it will be.

St Leonards and Crows Nest 2036 Masterplan Approved

The State Government has approved a masterplan that will result in 6,680 new homes in St Leonards and Crows Nest Area.  This will impact Lane Cove.  Many of these apartments are located in St Leonards South (aka East Greenwich) and impact the Pacific Highway and River Road West.

The Greenwich Community Association has been fighting hard to see a reduction in the height and number of dwellings approved for St Leonards South.  The Lane Cove Council opened the gateway to this overdevelopment by rezoning this area to permit large scale developments.

Developers have acquired around 90 properties in St Leonards South with the hope that the area would be rezoned as higher density residential development.  Family homes were to be demolished, and over 2400 apartments in towers up to 19 storeys high were planned.    Developers could not proceed until Lane Cove Council rezoned the area and developed a St Leonards South Master Plan.  Read more here.

New Website

A new website called has been launched to draw attention to the Lane Cove Council’s community consultation process.

Hazard Reduction Burning

Over the weekend there was Hazard Reduction Burning in Lindfield, Northern Beaches and Hornsby. Traditionally hazard reduction burning in these areas has resulted in locals smelling smoke in Lane Cove.  This is the start of a hazard reduction programme, so you may smell more smoke in the coming weeks.

Eve Vonmiller 2020 Kids and Teens Award

Do you have a creative child? Now is their chance to shine with the Gallery Lane Cove Eve Vonmiller 2020 Kids and Teens Award at Gallery Lane Cove. Entry is now open, and there are some great prizes to be won.  Read more here.

Business Alert

Hypoxi – Lane Cove has moved to 21 Nundah Street Lane Cove North. The first consultation is free.

Fathers Day Gift Guide and Dining Guide

You only have a few days left to shop for Father’s Day.  Shop local this Fathers Day.  Check out local gifts in our Lane Cove Fathers Day Gift Guide here.

Due to social distancing requirements, restaurants have fewer tables available for Father’s Day.  Book now, and avoid disappointment. Check out local dining options and catering suggestions in our Lane Cove Fathers Day Dining Guide here.

One option is The Dad Box from Jon Patrick Pty Ltd

“Dad Box” contains the following:
  • Caramel Slice
  • Lamington
  • Vanilla bean scones with triple berry jam and chantilly creme
  • Tomato galette
  • Ham & cheese croissant (tomato & cheese alternative)
  • Three types of wraps: (egg,rocket & mayo, Cajun chicken with rocket & mayo & roasted vegetable & salad)
  • Tea & napkins.

All beautifully packaged and delivered to you on Fathers Day for $40.00pp

(The box featured in the photo is a serving for 2).

To order yours email [email protected]

Address:Lane Cove NSW 2066
Mobile:0414 729 993
Facebook Page: myfriendthechef

Stroke Week

During COVID19 times, many people have been putting off seeing their doctor or going to the hospital.

Monday, August 31 – Saturday, September 6, 2020, is National Stroke Week

The Stroke Foundation’s annual awareness campaign is just as important as ever because stroke does not stop for a pandemic.

This National Stroke Week, Stroke Foundation is celebrating F.A.S.T. heroes around the country – the everyday Australians who know and can recognise the most common signs of stroke F.A.S.T!.

Anyone can be a F.A.S.T hero by learning the F.A.S.T test and asking these questions if they suspect a stroke:

Face Check their face. Has their mouth drooped?

Arms Can they lift both arms?

Speech Is their speech slurred? Do they understand you?

Time is critical If you see any of these signs call triple zero (000) straight away.

Why should you care?

One in four people globally will have a stroke in their lifetime.

More than 475,000 Australians are living with the impact of stroke.

Too many people are delaying hospital presentation during COVID-19, putting their lives at risk.

Please share this message and make sure you know the signs of a stroke – fast action can save lives.

Police Reports and Incidents

Lane Cove Market Square Payment Machine Robber Arrested

Chatswood Police have arrested an Eastwood man who allegedly stole money from the Lane Cove Market Square Car Park Payment Machines in January 2020.  More details here.

Mid Range Drink Drive – Linley Point

Police have charged a 70-year-old Hunters Hill man with driving while under the influence of alcohol over the weekend.

Around 9:00 pm Sunday 23rd, August police were conducting Random Breath Testing on Burns Bay Road, Linley Point when they stopped the man. The man advised police he had consumed three alcoholic beverages before deciding to drive home.

At the station, the Hunters Hill man returned a breath analysis of 0.115 grams of alcohol in his breath. His licence has been suspended, and he will face Hornsby Local Court in October.

Car Break-Ins

This week numerous cars were broken into around Longueville. Where you can park your vehicle under a street light.

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