Lane Cove News Week in Review 22nd to 29th 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 21/09/2021 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.


  Cases* Cases with unknown source Total tests Test rate (per 1000)
Hornsby 149 77 34514 227
Hunters Hill 47 27 8477 566
Lane Cove 44 26 16510 411
Mosman 10 8 5781 187
North Sydney 43 35 13240 176
Ryde 192 102 51184 390
Willoughby 28 21 13253 163

*Includes all locally acquired cases (known and unknown source)

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 an 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)


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 29th September 2021


NSW recorded 863 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8 pm last night.

Of the 863 locally acquired cases reported to 8 pm last night,38 are from Northern Sydney Local Health District

Three new cases were acquired overseas, and seven previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 61,231.

Sadly, NSW Health is today reporting the deaths of fifteen people with COVID-19 – eight men and seven women.

Two people were in their 40s, two were in their 50s, four people were in their 60s, three people were in their 70s, one in their 80s, and three people were in their 90s.

One person had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, five people had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and nine people were not vaccinated.

Five people were from south western Sydney, three people were from western Sydney, one person was from Sydney’s inner west, one person was from south eastern Sydney, one person was from Sydney’s eastern suburbs, one person was from Newcastle, one person was from Lake Macquarie, one person was from Dubbo, and one person was from Bateman’s Bay.

A man in his 40s from western Sydney died at Nepean Hospital. He was not vaccinated and had underlying health conditions.

Two people from south western Sydney who died acquired their infections at Liverpool Hospital – a man in his 60s and a woman in her 90s.

Two people died at home. A man in his 40s from Lake Macquarie was not vaccinated and was receiving care in the community from Hunter New England Local Health District. He had underlying health conditions.

A woman in her 70s from Bateman’s Bay who died at home had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine but had only received the second dose shortly before her death. She had underlying health conditions and was diagnosed with COVID-19 following her death.

NSW Health extends its sincere condolences to their loved ones.

There have been 331 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021 and 387 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 55,570 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

There are currently 1,082 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 212 people in intensive care, 108 of whom require ventilation.

There were 120,281 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 132,279.

NSW Health administered 26,002 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Across NSW, 86.2 per cent of the over-16 population has received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 61.7 per cent are fully vaccinated to 11.59pm on Monday 27 September 2021.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 9,867,485 with 3,517,837 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 6,349,648 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59pm on Monday 27 September 2021.

From 11 October, two visitors per day aged 12 years and over will be permitted to visit an aged care facility if they are fully vaccinated.

NSW Health will continue to work with the aged care sector to develop COVID-safe plans to support children under 12 years of age to visit aged care facilities in due course.

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, Pfizer and Moderna.

Burns Bay Medical Practices, Lane Cove Doctors, and Lane Cove Family Medical Practice are all offer 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.

Local vaccination info here:

Local Testing info here:

How to Wear a Mask Properly here:

Lane Cove Council Culls Male Magpie

The Lane Cove Council has posted the following on their website:

“28 September 2021

This morning Council proceeded with the cull of one aggressive male magpie in the vicinity of Johnston Crescent in line with the permit issued by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). On the morning of the cull, the bird was seen to be aggressive on a number of occasions, confirming the behaviour reported by residents in recent years.

Whilst a nest has been seen nearby, this bird has not been observed attending this nest. Council is only aware of one magpie showing aggression in the area and can confirm that while the permit is inclusive of male and female magpie, it has only utilised the permission to cull the aggressive male magpie.

Council received a variety of suggestions relating to relocating the magpie as an alternative – it has always been Council’s preference to relocate the bird. NPWS do not permit the relocation of native birds under the ‘NPWS Policy on Management of Native Birds that Show Aggression to People’, as their research concludes there is a low chance of survival post relocation. It is our understanding that NPWS have received several requests to review their policy with examples given of alternate options in other States.

Rest assured this solution has not set a precedent in Lane Cove and was only sought as a last resort following an increasing number of injuries to residents where the bird’s aggression has drawn blood.

Council appreciates the wide ranging empathy and passion to protect our native wildlife and welcomes any updates the NPWS has to its policy and processes.”

MTB  Style Jumps – Blackman Park

Lane Cove Council teamed up with some young locals interested in MTB-style jumps and tracks in Lane Cove to create a temporary jump at the western end of Blackman Park. They were on-site this morning to lend a hand and help shape the jump before giving it the seal of approval with the first jump.

Riders are encouraged to use this new area instead of creating tracks in local bushlands and reserves while the Council look into some permanent options for those interested in having more access to these activities. In addition to damaging native vegetation and endangered ecological communities, some recent tracks have been dangerous to other park users.  (See our cover photo).

Spoonville Vandalised

Spoonvilles have popped up all over Lane Cove and this one was vandalised in Lane Cove West.

Truck Stuck Behind Old Coles Building

We all know how hard the old Coles car park is to navigate and this poor truck driver found this out on Tuesday.


Lane Cove Outdoor 50 m Pool is Open

The outdoor 50m Pool opened on Monday 27th September 2021.


New Business Alert

Sayulita Lane Cove (in the Canopy in the old Peanut Butter Jelly site) opened on Thursday last week. They are a modern Mexican restaurant.

They said:

“We’re gearing up for our grand opening in October, but whilst renovations are still ongoing we must give you a taste of what’s to come!

We will be opening for takeaway this week with a bespoke pared-back menu. Please excuse our renovations and let our food do the talking. We can’t wait to see you!

You can find them on Facebook at or Instagram at

School Holidays

Parents, you need a break! Here are some online school holiday activities to stimulate the kids while you try and do work, clean the house and be an all around superstar. Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Space Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Space has a programme packed full of arts and crafts for every kid. The program runs from for the entire school holidays, and there are multi-day camps and then daily workshops all available on zoom…  More details here.

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.


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