Lane Cove News Week in Review 10th to 16th January 2021

The big news this week was an arrest of a 26-year-old Lane Cove man as part of
a large-scale Australian Federal Police (AFP) led investigation into an online alleged child sex offender network.
The Lane Cove man was arrested in his home by the AFPon14 January 2021 and is facing child abuse material offences, a bestiality offence with one animal removed from harm and one charge of allegedly committing an act of indecency.  Read more here.

Warning About Thieves Stealing Audi’s in the Lane Cove Council Area

There have been 3 Audi cars stolen from Lane Cove and Riverview in the last week. This is what one person told ITC:

“My Audi Q5 was stolen from my driveway last night. I’m in Alder Ave. So keep all doors and valuables locked and keys hidden!

They broke into my house and took my key from my bench! I woke to my dogs barking their heads off at early hours, but nothing else was stolen.”

Tips on how to make sure your car is not stolen here.

Sunset Diner is Now Open

The Canopy’s restaurants are now all open with the opening of Sunset Diner this week.  Book here.

Fig Tree Bridge Works

Transport for NSW  will carry out maintenance work on Fig Tree Bridge, Burns Bay Road, Linley Point from Sunday 17 January, as part of ongoing maintenance of State bridges.

TfNSW will be on site for 10-night shifts between Sunday 17 January and Friday 26 February (weather permitting) between 8:00 pm and 5:00 pm, Sunday to Friday. The work needs to be carried out at night to minimise traffic disruption and reduce safety risks to the workers and motorists. Noisier tasks will be completed by midnight to help minimise the impact.

Work will not be carried out more than two nights in any week and no more than six nights in one month.

There will be temporary traffic changes during the above hours to ensure the work zone is safe. For the latest traffic updates, call 132 701 or visit

For more information, please email [email protected] or phone 1800 332 660.

Real Christmas Tree Disposal

A reminder, Lane Cove Council, will not take away Christmas trees in the Green Bin uncut.  Details on what you can do with your tree in our article here.

The Passion Effect Podcast

Jack Pittman is a Lane Cove local who has set up a podcast to feature people with passion. He very kindly interviewed ITC about my passion for In the Cove. Jack is about to start his second year of Uni, so it is lovely to see someone so young with a passion for finding out about people in the community who have a particular passion. Please like his Facebook page.

Listen here

Local Jobs

A local business is looking for an office admin support manager – it is a four day a week job and would suit a parent.  Details here.

We are passionate about local jobs for local people. All jobs listings are FREE.  Please email us at [email protected] with details of your local job.

Huge Plant Sale

A message from Keith and Maureene Smith founders of the Huge Plant Sale.

“Last October’s Huge Plant Sale raised just over $14,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The plants aren’t expensive, so one of the ways they raise so much is by value-adding. Pots are donated, or Keith and Maureene buy decorative containers. You will often see them in Vinnies looking for treasures to plant up, and that way they can charge a little more. Keith sometimes has to drill a drainage hole in them, but that’s not a problem. In his man cave, he has all the necessary tools. So if you have any unwanted decorative containers lying around, please donate them to this good cause. You can contact them on 9427 3550 or by email [email protected] Examples of some of their donated pots are below.”

Female Soccer Players Wanted

Lane Cove FC are seeking new female soccer players for their 2021 season.

Pre-season training on Blackman Turf starts this coming Thursday 14th January 7 pm – 8.30 pm with a meet, greet & kick around for all existing players and all new interested players. Women’s all aged divisions 1- 4 and Over 35 women’s divisions 2-4.

  • Exercise without knowing you are.
  • Great socialising group of ladies.
  • Experienced players and new players all welcome.
  • All teams come with great coaches.

For Further Details, please contact: [email protected] or [email protected]

Ground Caffe Lane Cove (next to the Lane Cove Library)

Have you been to Ground Caffe Lane Cove lately? We guarantee the menu will impress and surprise you. It is a #hiddengem in Lane Cove. They are located next to the Lane Cove Library.

  • Pet Friendly
  • Child Friendly
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Beautiful Food
  • Great Coffee
  • Lovely Staff

Pop in and say HELLO to Maggie and the team today!