Lane Cove News Week in Review 14th to 20th March 2021

A wet wet weekend in Lane Cove.

Thank you to our amazing roving reporters who sent us videos and photos of the big wet weekend. We have photos from nearly every Lane Cove Suburb for you to view. – see more here.

Lane Cove Council Meeting

Greenwich Residents protested outside the Lane Cove Council March Meeting on Monday 15th March 2021.   They were there to support a motion to rescind the Lane Cove Council plans to change the natural turf oval to a synthetic oval.  The motion was defeated, and Lane Cove Council are going ahead with plans to install a synthetic oval.

Dine and Discover Vouchers

ITC put in a media request to Service NSW to see when the Dine and Discover vouchers would be available in the Lane Cove Council Area. They could not give us a date and told us the following:

“To ensure a seamless customer experience for all eligible NSW residents, the rollout of the Dine & Discover NSW customer voucher application process will be staggered by Local Government Area (LGA).

This tiered approach will ensure millions of customers across the State will be able to apply for and redeem their vouchers easily.

Dine & Discover NSW is being rolled out throughout March. Each week, vouchers will become available in more LGAs.

The Government will have more to say regarding the program’s rollout soon.”

However, some of our roving reporters advised that metadata pulled from the app shows the date for the release of the Lane Cove vouchers is 30 March 2021.

Widespread NBN and Telstra Outages

This week there were widespread NBN and Telstra outages throughout Lane Cove.

 The shops in the Bakers Delight Arcade lost power on Thursday and were closed for the day.

COVID19 Vaccination

Check out this huge sign in front of the Lane Cove Doctors Surgery on Burns Bay Road/Tambourine Bay Road. ITC has been checking the list published by the Commonwealth Department of Health for the 1(b) phase rollout of the vaccine, and this practice is not on the list. In fact, at this stage, there are no practices in Lane Cove on the list. It appears that the vaccine may be available around easter in Lane Cove – we will provide you with updates.

New Business Alert


Harris Farm Markets

Harris Farm Markets are coming. Their Architects posted the picture below on their Instagram page stating that Lane Cove Council had approved the plans for the supermarket. It will be located at the old Coles site on Burns Bay Road.

Mama Hong
Mama Hong’s Vietnamese is coming soon to Lane Cove (they will be located in the old snowberry shop at the front of the Lane Cove Arcade).
I Love Pizza
I Love Pizza opened on Monday night on Longueville Road in the old Running Bare Store.  The Brazillian Ambassador and Anthony Roberts attended the opening.

Crime Report

Upskirt – Chatswood

Police have charged a 39-year-old Castle Hill man after he was allegedly caught filming up the skirts of several young females in Chatswood last week.

Around 3:30 pm Friday 12th March, a 14-year-old schoolgirl boarded a train travelling from the city to Chatswood. As she passed the Castle Hill man, who was already on board, she noticed he was allegedly holding his phone in a way that enabled him to record up the skirts of herself and several other schoolgirls.

The Castle Hill man and the girl alighted at Chatswood, where the girl has reported the matter to police. Police will allege that upon alighting the train, the Castle Hill man followed several groups of young women while attempting to record under their skirts.

Shortly after 4:00 pm, police were speaking with the 14-year-old victim at Chatswood Train Station when they spotted the Castle Hill man. The man was arrested, and his phone seized. He was taken to Chatswood Police Station, where he was charged with 1 count of film person’s private parts without consent – aggravated and 2 counts of film person’s private parts without consent. He was granted conditional bail and will face Hornsby Local Court later this month.

Car Break and Enters

We have had more car break reports and entries, including a car broken into in Allison Avenue where an old Ipad and some coins were stolen.

Soulful Fitness

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