Lane Cove News Week in Review 8th September to 15th September 2021

Welcome to our Lane Cove Local News week in review with up-to-date information on COVID19 as it impacts the Lane Cove Local Government Area.

COVID-19 cases and tests by local government area as at 8 pm 14/09/2021 Last 4 Weeks Data

Set out below are details of the COVID19 cases recorded in our LGA, which includes all suburbs with a 2066 postcode and Greenwich. These stats do not include that part of Lane Cove North located in Willoughby City Council (for those who live on the Mowbray school side of Mowbray Road). This data is all COVID19 cases recorded for people living in the Lane Cove LGA of locally acquired cases in the last four weeks.  We have also included the nearby Local Government Areas stats, and Hunters Hill has had a big increase in cases in the last two weeks and now have more cases than Lane Cove.


  Cases* Cases with unknown source Total tests Test rate (per 1000)
Hornsby 121 60 34505 227
Hunters Hill 41 17 9618 642
Lane Cove 37 16 16687 416
Mosman 9 4 5513 178
North Sydney 32 21 12832 171
Ryde 184 99 58566 446
Willoughby 25 17 12813 158

*locally acquired cases

The tables show the location of residence by Local Government Area (LGA) or local health district (LHD) of locally acquired COVID-19 cases in the last four weeks. It is based on the date the person first developed symptoms. When no date of symptom onset is available (it is either under investigation by public health staff or the person tested positive without showing symptoms), the date of the positive test is used. Infections are not always acquired in the place of residence as people often travel outside their area for many reasons (e.g. work, school and shopping). Cases without a NSW residential address and people who were exposed interstate or overseas are not shown. Case counts may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case reviews.*Includes all locally acquired cases (known and unknown source)


Daily Cases Lane Cove Aug 15th to September 14th 2021

Aug 19 1
Aug 20 1
Aug 21 3
Aug 22 3
Aug 23 3
Aug 24 1
Aug 26 1
Aug 27 1
Aug 29 3
Aug 30 2
Aug 31 0
Sept 1 3
Sept 2 3
Sept 3 1
Sept 4 0
Sept 5 0
Sept 6 2
Sept 7 0
Sept 8 1
Sept 9 0
Sept 10 2
Sept 11 1
Sent 12 0
Sept 13 2
Sept 14 3
Total Cases 37

Active Cases

The data below the number of active cases  (active cases are cases where a person is in isolation and is being managed by NSW Health)


COVID19 Press Conference 15th September 2021

Sadly, NSW Health has been notified of the deaths of 12 people who had COVID-19.

NSW recorded 1,259 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. There are currently 1,241 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 234 people in intensive care, 108 of whom require ventilation.

Of the 1,259 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 38 are from Northern Sydney local health district – this is the highest number in our local health district.

Two new cases were acquired overseas, and 36 previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 46,818.

A woman in her 60s from south-eastern Sydney died at home.

A man in his 60s from south-western Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital.

A man in his 70s from western Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital.

A man in his 90s from western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital.

A woman in her 80s from western Sydney died at Blacktown Hospital.

A woman in her 50s from south-western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital.

A woman in her 80s from south-western Sydney died at Campbelltown Hospital.

A woman in her 70s from south-western Sydney died at Campbelltown Hospital.

A woman in her 30s from south-western Sydney died at Royal North Shore Hospital.

A woman in her 70s from south-eastern Sydney died at Prince of Wales Hospital.

A man in his 60s from western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital.

A man in his 50s from south-western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital.

NSW Health extends its deepest sympathies to their loved ones.

There have been 198 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021, and 254 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 41,177 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

There were 137,498 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 114,084.

NSW Health administered 30,776 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 4,898 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

Across NSW, 79.5 per cent of the over-16 population has received a first dose COVID-19 vaccine, and 47.5 per cent are fully vaccinated to 11:59pm on Monday 13 September 2021.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 8,352,129, with 3,088,183 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 5,263,946 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11:59pm on Monday 13 September 2021.

If you are directed to get tested for COVID‑19 or self-isolate at any time, you must follow the rules whether or not the venue or exposure setting is listed on the NSW Health website

It remains vital that anyone who has any symptoms or is a close or casual contact with a person with COVID-19, isolates and is tested immediately. When testing clinics are busy, please ensure you stay in line, identify yourself to staff and tell them that you have symptoms or are a contact of a case. Local testing info here.

Please check the NSW Government website regularly, and follow the relevant health advice if you have attended a venue of concern or travelled on a public transport route at the same time as a confirmed case of COVID-19. This list is being updated regularly as case investigations proceed.

Vaccination Stats

There are appointments available at local pharmacies for the AZ vaccine.

Burns Bay Medical Practices, Lane Cove Doctors, and Lane Cove Family Medical Practice are also now offering Pfizer.

Get jabbed soon. Lane Cove LGA has the 7th highest vaccination rate (Ku ring gai Council is number one).

NSW Health has now published Vaccination rates by LGA. See map below—link to stats here.

The official vaccine booking link is here.

There are also various other tools available such as Covid Queue and Covid-19 Near me – which show you vaccinations and testing locations and availability.

Picnic Rules

Here are the official “picnic” rules that started on Monday 13th September 2021. They apply to the Lane Cove Council area as we are not an area of concern. You are not permitted to have people in your backyard or front yard. However, the verge (the area outside your front fence or boundary line) is crown land and therefore a public outdoor space.

You must all be fully vaccinated. If you are not vaccinated you can only meet one other person.

Mask Up

Just a reminder to mask up and scan in. We have been advised that one apartment block in Lane Cove has two positive COVID19 CASES in their block. Their body corporate has sent emails to all the residents and is keeping them up to date on what is happening. All common areas have been deep cleaned.

50% of Lane Cove lives in apartments, and it is so important that when you are in common areas, you wear your mask and comply with lift restrictions.

Also, get vaccinated. Lane Cove has a great vaccination rate, but it can be improved. If you have a relative over 60 who has not been vaccinated, please ask them to speak to their doctor about getting vaccinated and let them know there are many places where they can be vaccinated locally.

Local vaccination info here:

Local Testing info here:

How to Wear a Mask Properly here:

Road Map to Freedom

Stay-at-home orders for adults who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be lifted from the Monday after NSW passes the 70% double vaccination target, under the roadmap to freedom released today. Non-vaccinated young people aged under 16 will be able to access all outdoor settings but will only be able to visit indoor venues with members of their household.  Further information here.

Business Alert

7 Eleven on Burns Bay Road is closing down. A media spokesperson for 7 Eleven advised as follows:

“We can confirm 7-Eleven will be closing the store on Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove when the lease in the property expires at the end of September.

While we open approximately 30 new stores every year there are times when for a variety of reasons, a decision is made to discontinue trading in a specific location. Our Lane Cove customers can still get their daily essentials, favourite treats and use of 7-Eleven App price fuel app at our nearby Artarmon or Chatswood West stores.”


Nighttime Line Marking Work

Lane Cove Council will be undertaking nighttime linemarking works from Monday 13 September at the below locations. The works be conducted over one week (weather permitting) and all works will be conducted at night (7:00pm – 5:00am) to minimise the impact to traffic and parking.

Longueville Road between Dorritt St & Zeta Rd

Little Street between Pottery Ln & Central Av

Phoenix Street between Epping Rd & the Pottery Green Oval

Parklands Ave between Epping Rd & Nundah St

Landers Road between Parklands Av & Coxs Ln

Kullah Parade near Mindarie Park

Cullen Street between Henley St & Burns Bay Rd

Sam Johnson Way/ Orion Rd between Sirius Rd & Epping Road

Tamborine Bay Road between Burns Bay Rd & River Rd W

River Road W between Tamborine Bay Road & Trouve St

Greenwich Baths to reopen soon

Council is re-opening Greenwich Baths early on Saturday, 18 September, to allow residents the option of using the Baths for exercise during lockdown.

At this stage, the Baths will be open for exercise only. This means swim-and-go only, no sunbaking or picnics.

Current restrictions related to exercise require you to stay within your own LGA or within 5kms of home.

Please observe social distancing, avoid mingling and wear your mask as required.

Do not attend if you are unwell; or if you are not permitted to attend under the current health orders.

Lane Cove Council Pesticide Spraying

Council contractors will commence Broadleaf Weed Spraying in some parks, open spaces and ovals in mid-September. This timeframe allows for working with changes in weather. The herbicide to be used for small parks and open spaces will be Javelin or SpearheadCasper will be used on Kingsford Smith Oval, Bob Campbell Oval, Burns Bay and Pottery Green. Monument will be used at Blackman Park (B3 and B4).

Notification signs will be put out at the major entrances to the parks at least one week before spraying. The time of spray will be updated immediately prior to the pesticide application and remain in place until the park is reopened for public use later that day. The public is requested to follow on-site signage and not to use the parks on the day that the pesticide is applied.

We are aware that our open spaces are important places to exercise during the current pandemic and are doing our best to minimise the disruption while this annual process is carried out (including spraying at night where possible).

Parks and spaces to be sprayed:


  • Bob Campbell Oval
  • Burns Bay Oval
  • Blackman Park (B3 and B4)
  • Kingsford Smith Oval
  • Pottery Green Oval


  • 106 Tambourine Bay Road
  • 266 Longueville Road
  • Aquatic Park
  • Bayview Park
  • Blackman Park – all areas excluding playing fields
  • Bob Campbell Oval picnic areas
  • Burns Bay Reserve
  • Carlotta playground (Evelyn St)
  • Central Park
  • Charlish Park
  • Corner of Ffrench St and Bent St
  • Cullen Park
  • Cunninghams Reach (at park sign & oppo new shelter)
  • Gamma Res
  • Goodlet Reserve
  • Opposite Greenwich Wharf
  • Greenwich Park
  • Greenwich Sailing Club
  • Griffith Park
  • Hands Quarry Reserve
  • Helen St Reserve
  • Holloway Res (end of Vista St)
  • Hughes Park
  • Jago Street
  • Kellys Esp (opposite 1 Kellys Esp)
  • Kingsford Smith Oval (spraying outside oval only)
  • Leemon Reserve
  • Longueville Reserve
  • Marjorie York Playground
  • Manns Point
  • Mary Carlson Park
  • Mindarie Park
  • Newlands Park
  • Shell Park
  • Stringybark Reserve
  • St Lawrence (end of – above the baths)
  • Tambourine Bay Park
  • Turrumburra Dog Park

Lane Cove Council Election Survey

The Lane Cove Council elections will be held this year. We would like your feedback on what issues candidates should be talking about and also if you want us to hold a zoom candidates meeting. We held a forum last time, and it was packed, and residents got to ask some excellent questions.
Help us by filling out this survey, and you could go into the draw to win a $50 Lane Cove Gift Card.

Help During COVID19 Lockdown

During the last lockdown, ITC told our readers to let us know if they need any help during lockdown. We had very few people contact us about issues.

However, we have been contacted by locals who have been impacted financially by the lockdown during this lockdown, and both income earners have lost their jobs. We have referred them to Sydney Community Services who run a food bank.

Sydney Community Services would like Lane Cove residents to know the following:

“Supporting our Community

The current lockdown is taking its toll on everyone. All families and individuals feel the effects in some shape or another, and the financial burden is also hitting those who can normally rely on a steady and sustaining income. Sydney Community Services is open to people from all walks of life who find themselves in need of help. The generous community food drives keep us well stocked.

Our staff is here not only to provide tangible support such as wellness packs, and energy & water vouchers, but to also help you connect with further supports available. All requests for help are treated with sensitivity and confidentiality.

You can reach us by calling 9427 6425.

Please reach out to SCS if you need help.”

If you need other help, let us know, we have so many people who are offering help that we can assist you in some way. It does not have to be financial; it could be an issue that you just need a kind voice on the end of the phone.

If you are not feeling ok, or a friend or family member isn’t, there is support is available.


It’s natural to experience feelings of uncertainty and anxiety right now. If you’re not feeling ok, you might want to check out the Beyond Blue Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service.

Call 1800 512 348 to get support now or chat with someone on their website:

You don’t need to be in crisis to seek support – the service is available to everyone, no matter your situation.


Some people don’t want to talk on the phone. But sometimes nighttime is hard.

You can text with someone from Lifeline. They provide short-term support for people who are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping.

Text: 0477 13 11 14 from midday to midnight.

If you or anyone you know is in immediate danger, always call 000.

Our Cover Photo

Our cover photo is this year’s Children’s Art Project in the Lane Cove Plaza. As part of Lane Cove Festival more than 400 children from 14 schools, groups and childcare centres decorated recycled plastic bottles with colours and images that represent what they love about Lane Cove. These bottles were then cut by teachers ready to be hung in The Plaza.

The project aims to educate and explore creativity through reusing items for artistic purposes rather than sending them to landfill.

By using recycled plastic bottles children have been able to creatively explore the link to sustainability.


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