Lane Cove News Week in Review 13th to 20th 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.  As we start getting out and about and being allowed to do more, we will hopefully be reporting less on COVID19 and back to our regular Lane Cove News.  This week, the biggest news item was the commissioning of the traffic lights at Burns Bay Road and Tambourine Bay Road.

The other big news was the start of school going back, and Lane Cove Public School made students feel very welcome (see our cover photo).

Let Their Be Lights

On the October 18th 2021, a Transport for NSW Spokesperson advised ITC the following:

“Transport for NSW has been working to rectify some defects that were identified during the Road Safety Audit, and the activation of the traffic lights at the Burns Bay and Tambourine Bay Road intersection is planned for completion by the end of this month.”
This is interesting as Lane Cove Council stated on July 16th that all works had been undertaken, and it was with Transport for NSW for commissioning.

Then the next day, after months of inactivity, the lights on Burns Bay Road and Tambourine Bay road are working. ITC wonders if Councillor Andrew Zbik’s request for Peter Primrose to ask a question in Parliament on the delay or ITC’s media request this week prompted some action?

We have already had reports of people not realising that the intersection has two no right hand turn restrictions.

When the no right turn signs were installed, ITC was flooded with posts and emails about these restrictions, with people expressing surprise about the No Turn Right Restrictions.
The no right turn restrictions were certainly not communicated to members of the public after these requirements were imposed by Transport for NSW. See our article below, where we detail the background to the lights and the impacts – especially for locals streets having to put up with delivery drivers doing rat runs as they can’t turn right to head towards the city.
This will also mean more traffic being funnelled through Coxs Lane and Finlayson Street and more traffic at that roundabout. Has Lane Cove Council solved one pedestrian access issue and created another one for the people living in Finlayson Street and Coxs Lane?  Read more about the background to No Right-Hand Turn signs here.

Services Now Open

The Community Recycling Centre (CRC) in Artarmon has reopened with A COVID-safe Plan in place to allow for social distancing and limit the number of people dropping off items simultaneously. The CRC is open during its regular operating hours, and no bookings are required.
The Community Recycling Centre is a one-stop shop for safely disposing of problem household wastes such as paint, gas bottles, e-waste or motor oil and more.  In other words, problem wastes that can’t be collected via council kerbside waste or recycling collection services.   Read more here.
To ensure the safety of staff, residents and members of the community, please be aware of the following measures in place:
lease do not visit the CRC if you are unwell.
  • All CRC customers are required to wear a mask, sign in using the NSW Government’s QR code, and remain in their vehicles until directed to enter the drop-off area by a staff member.
  • Only enter when the boom gate is lifted for your car by a staff member. Please drive in slowly as vehicles may be queued in the driveway.
  • All CRC customers are required to self-unload their items without any assistance from staff. Customers should bring someone along to assist if needed.
  • All CRC customers must maintain social distancing when unloading and depositing items in the respective cages.

Lane Cove still has Active COVID19 Cases

The good news is that we have not had a new case in the Lane Cove Council Area since October 12th 2021.  Eight out of the last 10 cases have been in Greenwich.

This week The Alcott took preventative measures and closed after one of their back of house staff tested positive for COVID19.  NSW Health advised them that they did not have to close, but they thought it was the right option.  All staff tested negative, and The Alcott is open again.  They released the following statement:

“The Alcott Lane Cove has temporarily closed due to one of their back of house team testing positive to COVID19. They have taken this step despite being advised that they are not required to close by NSW Health. The employee worked two shifts last week and has remained asymptomatic to date.

So you are informed, please be aware of the two dates they were in venue:

Wednesday, October 13th

10:00 – 22:45

Friday, October 15th (considered infectious)

12:55 – 23:15

The Alcott Lane Cove has posted the following on their site:

Please be advised The Alcott has made the decision to temporarily close effective immediately.

A valued member of our back of house team has received a positive result for Covid-19 today. He is double vaccinated and remains asymptomatic having been considered a close contact elsewhere.

While NSW Health guidelines advise closure is unnecessary as the case has been categorised as low risk, we have chosen this course of action to demonstrate our commitment to ensuring our venue is completely safe for you, our staff, and suppliers to connect with.

We will only seek to reopen The Alcott when the following measures have been enacted:

– All staff considered a close contact of our team member have been tested and returned a negative test result prior to re-commencing work

– All members have been notified via email that we have had a positive case in venue

– A full venue deep cleaning is completed immediately

– NSW Health Orders support the reopening of our venue

We are working with NSW Health to ensure the safety of our staff and members of the community.

We seek your support, patience and consideration at this challenging time. We can’t thank you enough for your understanding. We expect to be able to reopen safely in the very near future and will update you on further developments later this evening.”

As mentioned above, The Alcott is OPEN again.

 

 

Source: https://data.nsw.gov.au/search/dataset/ds-nsw-ckan-aefcde60-3b0c-4bc0-9af1-6fe652944ec2/details?q=

COVID-19 cases and tests by local government area as at 8 pm 19/10/2021 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 64 11 26,872 177
Hunters Hill 20 7 6,188 413
Lane Cove 34 7 14,029 349
Mosman 4 1 5,711 184
North Sydney 14 5 10,888 145
Ryde 77 18 33,565 256
Willoughby 11 3 11,286 139

 

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)

 Source:  https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/stats-local.aspx

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)

 

Vaccination Stats

Lane Cove has 91.9% of its eligible vaccination double jabbed – let’s go for 95%.

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.  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

Jack & Co to Open Second Store in Lane Cove

You may recall that 7 Eleven made the decision to close their store on Burns Bay Road. We are so excited to announce that Jack & Co. will be taking over!!

Get ready for great coffee, brilliant bakery items, yummy food and more Lane Cove West (the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow) photo: Kylie Dunlop Photography.

New Waxing Studio

Xpress Waxing Studio in Lane Cove has opened and is located in the Village Shopping Centre beside the old Adam Larissa shop and Soulful Fitness.

They are offering 15% OFF until October 31st!!!!

We saw a sneak peek of the salon via a video on their FB Page, and it looks fantastic! – https://fb.watch/8Ip-9cT6v5/

New Dining Option at Lane Cove Golf Club

Lane Cove Golf Club is delighted to announce that a new and exciting catering option will soon be operating from the clubhouse.

Trading as a takeaway-style restaurant initially, Cinnamon Klub opens to the public next Wednesday, October 20th 2021, with a delicious menu that encapsulates the best of owner and chef Kailash Bhandary’s 30-year career. Kailash is a Greenwich local with many ties to the community. The menu features all your fav Indian dishes – check out the menu here https://bit.ly/3ACLvYf

To mark the opening of Cinnamon Klub, all pickup orders will attract a 15% discount! Simply head to www.cinnamonklub.com and peruse the menu. Orders can be placed from 5.30 pm next Wednesday.

Vince and Maria Mico Retire From Alerts Locks & Security

After 30 plus years in Lane Cove, Vince and Maria Mico have sold Alert Locks & Security Lane Cove and will be retiring. Their children grew up in Lane Cove, and now Vince and Maria are grandparents. They released the following statement:

“After a busy 31 years, I wish to announce that Maria and I will be retiring from Alert Locks & Security.

The recent arrival of our first Grandchild changed our whole outlook on life, which made our decision easy.

The business will be taken over on November 1st by a team of seasoned professionals who have many years of experience within the industry, including all facets of Electronic Security for home or office.

I assure you the new owners Ed, John, and Krish will sustain the highest level of support and customer service you’ve grown to know and count on.

Maria and I are very appreciative of the loyalty and support you have given our business, and we have thoroughly enjoyed building many great relationships with you over the years.

We’re both looking forward to spending time with our family and taking a well-earned rest! If you have any questions, please contact Alana Lewis on 9418 9277 or 0415236107.

HSC Support

Do you know a student studying for the HSC?

Library staff are opening the Library on Wednesday, October 27th, and Wednesday, November 3rd, from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm for HSC students to enjoy some quiet study time and exclusive use of the Library. Numbers are limited, and bookings are essential. To book, please visit: https://bit.ly/3mM7ozj

 

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.

Incidents and Accidents

On October 13th 2021, a fire destroyed 61 Bridge Street Lane Cove.  Seven fire trucks were in attendance and NSW Fire and Rescue advised all occupants evacuated safely.

 

This week a car left the road on Epping Road on the side heading towards the Macquarie Centre and ploughed into the safety fence.
A car was stolen from a carport in Austin Street Lane Cove last week.

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