Lane Cove News Week in Review 6th October to 13th October 2021

Welcome to our Lane Cove Local News week in review, where we tell you what has happened over the last seven days in Lane Cove.

Smoke on the Water

Over the weekend, Lane Cove was covered in fog and smoke as major hazard reduction burns were conducted close by.

The NSW Rural Fire Service conducted hazard reduction burning at the Blaxland and Mars Creek area in the Lane Cove National Park and the Northern Beaches.

The NSW Rural Fire Service says firefighters took advantage of favourable weather conditions ahead of the Sunday rain. – see our cover photo.

Services Now Open

The Lane Cove Library reopened on Monday, 11 October 2021, to fully vaccinated residents. The Library will open Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.

For those who aren’t yet vaccinated, you can access electronic resources, including eAudiobooks and eMagazines online. Residents can continue to utilise our Home Library and Library to your Door services – If you need to contact the Library, please email [email protected] Council will provide details of Greenwich Library’s reopening plans in due course.

The Lane Cove Aquatic Centre indoor and outdoor pools are now open.

The Lane Cove Council offices remain closed until the second stage of reopening. You can continue to contact Council and request a service online, by email at [email protected] or by phone 9911 3555.

The Lane Cove Council Justice of the Peace services remain unavailable at this time.

The Return and Earn facilities at the Little Street Car Park and in Lane Cove West have reopened.

The Community Recycling Centre (CRC) in Artarmon and the eWaste bin at The Canopy are currently closed.

The Lane Cove Goodwill Op Shop will be opening next week.

Don’t Be Complacent – Lane Cove still has Active COVID19 cases

Lane Cove is still averaging a COVID19 case a day.  This week ITC was advised of a case in a Lane Cove Apartment block and a case at one of our local child care centres.

Another reminder to mask up and scan in when you are entering an apartment.  Be careful in common areas and wear your mask in lifts and other common areas.

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.

If you are not vaccinated – there are plenty of chances to do so this week, with Moderna available at Lane Cove pharmacies and Pfizer and AZ available at Lane Cove Doctors. Let’s get to 90% double jabbed in Lane Cove.



COVID-19 cases and tests by local government area as at 8 pm 12/10/2021 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 100 45 29770 196
Hunters Hill 31 23 6661 445
Lane Cove 44 26 15149 377
Mosman 8 6 6063 196
North Sydney 18 13 11991 160
Ryde 117 56 37971 289
Willoughby 17 11 12355 152


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 Stats 13th October 2021


NSW recorded 444 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8 pm last night.

There are currently 716 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 150 people in intensive care, 76 of whom require ventilation.

Of the 444 locally acquired cases reported to 8 pm last night, nine are from Northern Sydney Local Health District.

Two new cases were acquired overseas, and five previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 69,804.

Sadly, NSW Health is today reporting the deaths of four people – three men and one woman.

Three people were in their 70s, and one person was in their 60s. Two people were from south-western Sydney, and two people were from western Sydney.

Two people were not vaccinated, and two people had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The two people who had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were a man in his 60s with underlying health conditions who died at Nepean Hospital and a woman in her 70s with underlying health conditions who died at the Allity Beechwood Aged Care Facility in Revesby, where she acquired her infection. This is the seventh death linked to an outbreak at this aged care facility.

A man in his 70s from southwestern Sydney died at home. He tested positive for COVID-19 following his death. He was not vaccinated and had underlying health conditions.

NSW Health extends its sincere condolences to their loved ones.

There have been 448 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021 and 504 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 64,125 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

There were 105,508 COVID-19 tests reported at 8 pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 88,988.

NSW Health administered 20,677 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8 pm last night.

Across NSW, 90.8 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 75.2 per cent are fully vaccinated to 11.59 pm on Monday 11 October 2021.

In the 12-15-year-old age group, 69.7 per cent have had their first dose, and 20.3 per cent are fully vaccinated.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 11,178,722, with 3,817,327 doses administered by NSW Health to 8 pm last night and 7,361,395 administered by the GP network, pharmacies and other providers.

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 81.9% of its eligible vaccination double jabbed – let’s go for 90%.

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:

Business Alert

Many of you may know Christine Staniforth – a Lane Cove local who has been teaching and educating our little locals at Gymbaroo Lane Cove & Greenwich for almost a decade.

Lockdown was perfect time to launch her newest venture, Know+Grow . Know+Grow is a toy store boasting a carefully curated range for children from 0-6yrs old.

Backed by two and a half decades of Early Childhood Education experience, Know+Grow helps parents and carers shop with confidence and peace of mind.

You can find her website here

To celebrate the launch, she is holding a LAUNCH GIVEAWAY of an Ocamora Rainbow valued at RRP$115 for one lucky family!

For the steps to enter, follow her Instagram here

Community Sport

Want to raise funds for Breast Cancer, have fun and do burpees? Then come along to Burpees at Blackman Park on 16 October 2021

ITC did not even know what a burpee was, but we think we can push one or two out for Breast Cancer.  Details here

Climate Change Workshop

Lane Cove Sustainability Action Group (LCSAG) and Lane Cove Council are combining to discuss with guest speakers 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.

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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