Lane Cove News Week in Review 30th September to 6th October 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.

Nice Long Weekend Weather

The Monday Public Holiday was stunning weather, and the crowds flocked to Greenwich Baths – there was an hour-long wait to get in – see cover photo.

COVID-19 cases and tests by local government area as at 8 pm 05/10/2021 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 142 63 31652 208
Hunters Hill 34 21 7490 500
Lane Cove 43 25 15943 397
Mosman 12 11 5607 181
North Sydney 34 26 12441 166
Ryde 156 77 43999 335
Willoughby 22 16 12841 158

*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 6th October 2021


NSW recorded 594 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8 pm last night.

There are currently 959 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 188 people in intensive care, 93 of whom require ventilation.

Of the 594 locally acquired cases reported to 8 pm last night, 15 are from Northern Sydney LHD.

No new cases were acquired overseas. Fourteen previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 66,267.

Sadly, NSW Health is reporting the deaths of ten people – seven men and three women.

One person was in their 40s, one person was in their 60s, four people were in their 70s, two people were in their 80s, and two people were in their 90s.

Five people were from south-western Sydney, three people were from western Sydney, one person was from Wollongong, and one person was from the Edward River region.

Three people were not vaccinated, four people had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and three people had received two doses.

Three people – a man in his 60s and two men in their 80s – acquired their infections at the Allity Beechwood aged care facility in Revesby. These are the first deaths linked to an outbreak at this facility.

A man in his 70s died at Westmead Hospital. His death is linked to an outbreak at the Northcourt aged care facility in North Parramatta. This is the second death linked to this outbreak.

A woman in her 70s from the Edward River region died at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. She acquired her infection in the community before being transferred to Melbourne for further specialist care.

NSW Health extends its sincere condolences to their loved ones.

There have been 395 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021 and 451 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 60,596 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

There were 90,680 COVID-19 tests reported to 8 pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 85,642.

NSW Health administered 22,987 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Across NSW, 88.6 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 67.7 per cent are fully vaccinated to 11.59 pm on Monday 4 October 2021.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 10,459,088, with 3,663,252 doses administered by NSW Health to 8 pm last night and 6,795,836 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11.59 pm on Monday 4 October 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

Lane Cove has 77.4% of its eligible vaccination double jabbed – let’s go for 80%.

For everyone in NSW 12 years and older, these vaccines are now available:
  • Moderna (Spikevax) – for 12 years+ from pharmacies
  • Pfizer (Comirnaty) – for 12 years+ from pharmacies, GPs, and NSW Health vaccination clinics
  • AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) – for 18 years+ from pharmacies, GPs, and NSW Health vaccination clinics.
If you have any questions about which vaccine you should receive, speak to your GP.
There are appointments available this week in Lane Cove for AZ, Pfizer and Moderna.

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:

Climate Change Workshop

Lane Cove Sustainability Action Group (LCSAG) and Lane Cove Council are combining to present a discussion with guest speakers on what we can do to encourage action on climate change.
In 2019 Lane Cove Council declared a climate emergency in response to the frequency and intensity of catastrophic events, such as floods and bushfires and extended heatwave conditions.
Register through Everbrite,…/climate-action-now… to join in the free event on the evening of Thursday 7 October, 7 – 8.30 pm.
Guest speakers are Ian Dunlop (former Chair of the Australian Coal Association and emissions trading advisor to the Howard Government, currently Chair, Advisory Board, Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration) and Glen Klatovsky, (Strategist at Climate Action Network Australia).
In addition, Council will provide an overview of its recently released Climate Resilience Plan and LCSAG of what we can all do at a local level to encourage community action.

and this one was vandalised in Lane Cove West.

Business Alert

Foogoo on Longueville Road has closed. Statement below
A new Indian restaurant has opened in The Village Shopping Centre.  It has taken over the premises from Da Mak Fusion.



A new express waxing bar will open when restrictions are relaxed.  It is located in The Village Shopping Centre where the old Adam Larissa used to be located.


Community Sport

Once restrictions are eased community sport will be back on, and teams are calling out for players.

Registrations are now open for girls to play cricket with the Lane Cove Cricket Club. Girl’s cricket has gone from strength to strength in Lane Cove – so get on board.




Police Report


Police were patrolling in Manns Reserve on 1 October when they observed a suspicious vehicle around 1 am.   After speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, a search was conducted, with Police locating a vial containing a liquid, cannabis and a glass pipe.  A 30 year old Penrith woman has been charged with Possess Prohibited Drug and Breaching Public Health Orders and is due to face Hornsby Court on 24 November.


North Sydney

Highway Patrol Officers were monitoring the Warringah Freeway on 2 October  when they detected a Mazda around 1.00 am allegedly travelling at 137km/h in an 80km/h zone. The vehicle was stopped a short time later and, after failing a roadside breath test,  the driver was taken to Chatswood Police Station for a breath analysis.  The driver, a 29-year-old Bondi man, produced a breath analysis result of 0.108 and was charged with Drive with Mid Range Prescribed Concentration of Alcohol and issued with a Penalty Notice for exceeding the speed limit. He is expected to face Manly Court on 2 December.



Police were contacted around 9.00 pm on 4 October in regards to a person graffitiing on a building on Military Road.  Police located the person of interest, an 18-year-old Beacon Hill man,  at a nearby bus stop. The man attempted to walk away from Police but was eventually stopped and found to be in possession of five marker pens, 64 prescription tablets and 83 grams of cannabis.  He is due to face Manly Court in November charged with Damaging Property, Breaching Public Health Orders, Possess Prescribed restricted substance and Possess prohibited drug.


St Leonards

A 21-year-old man has received an Infringement notice for offensive behaviour after an incident on a North Shore train.   Police were called after a young woman observed the man pulling his pants down on the train while sitting facing the window.   The man was located by Police a short time later and given a direction to leave the area, and issued with an Infringement notice.


East Lindfield

Police were waved down on Tryon Road on Monday 4 October regarding a young male behaving unusually.   When Police spoke to the male he had difficulty speaking, was twitching and unable to focus.  Police formed the opinion that the man was drug affected and an ambulance was requested. While waiting for the ambulance, the man started to deteriorate and drift in and out of consciousness. Ambulance officers arrived, and the 19-year-old Wahroonga man was taken to hospital.



Police received a report of a lewd act being committed on 1 October in Damour Avenue.  The act was allegedly seen by a woman who was out walking around 6.00 am.  An East Lindfield man has been charged with Carry Out sexual act with another without consent and is due to face Hornsby Court in October.

Lane Cove Council Election Survey – Closing Soon

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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