Which Lane Cove Council Ward Do You Live In?

The Lane Cove Council Elections are on 4 December 2021.  Voting is compulsory.

The Lane Cove Council Local Government Area is divided into three wards, and each ward will elect three councillors.  The wards are West, Central and East Wards.

To find out where to vote on 4 December, you can put your address in the electorate finder on the NSW Electoral Commission website.

  • Type your address in the Find my Electorate search bar
  • Click on either West, Central or East Ward
  • Scroll down to view polling locations (via a map or list view).

At the moment, the Electoral Commission Website is crashing due to the number of voters looking for information, so be patient.

Lane Cove Election – 4 December 2021 – Meet the Candidates Forum

In the Cove will be holding a candidate forum via Zoom for Central Ward and West Ward. The Number one candidate for each group will be invited to speak for 5 minutes, and then there will be a Q and A session moderated by Jacky Barker from In the Cove.

Central Ward Zoom Night – 23 November at 7.00 pm – get tickets here https://bit.ly/3wZge1m

West-Ward Zoom Night – 24 November at 7.00 pm – get tickets here. https://bit.ly/3wZge1m

The GCA, in conjunction with the Osborne Park Progress Association and the Northwood Action Group, is holding a “meet the candidates” forum:
Date: Wednesday 24 November
Location: Greenwich Sailing Club, off O’Connell St, Greenwich

Time: Registration from 6.15 pm for a 7.00 pm start

If you would like to attend, please email Candy Anstee on:[email protected]
Registration via the above email is critical, as unless you are registered to attend, you may not be admitted because numbers are limited at the sailing club.

West-Ward

West-Ward covers Linley Point, Waterview Drive and parts of Lane Cove West and part of Lane Cove North.  If you live on the Mowbray Public School side of Mowbray Road, you are in Willoughby Council.

The map of West Ward is below

Find out about the West Ward Candidates here.

Central Ward

Central Ward covers Lane Cove Village, Riverview and Longueville.

 

Find out about the Cental Ward Candidates here.

East Ward

East Ward covers the Little Street/Pottery Green area of Lane Cove and one side of Longueville Road (i.e. the St Michael’s Church side), Greenwich, Northwood and Osborne Park.  It also covers St Leonards South (so, for example, if you live in St Leonards Square, you are in East Ward).  St Leonards South is also known as East Greenwich.

 

Find out about the East Ward Candidates here.

All Voters Can Pre Poll

John Schmidt, NSW Electoral Commissioner, said that in response to COVID-19, all voters are able to vote early in person, postal voting eligibility has been expanded, and for voters meeting strict eligibility criteria, iVote, the Commission’s technology-assisted online and telephone voting platform will be available at local council elections for the first time.

“Local Government elections will be held on 4 December, but there are also several ways voters can get their vote in ahead of that date. Voter safety is paramount, as is ensuring every eligible elector in NSW has a chance to have their voice heard.

“For the first time, all voters are eligible to vote in person at any time during the two-week voting period when a polling place is open. Early voting venues are listed on our website,” he said.

Where to Pre Poll in Lane Cove

In Lane Cove, you can pre-poll at the Lane Cove Council Chambers from 22 November to 3 December 2021.

Recent amendments to the Local Government Act 1993 and Local Government (General) Regulation 2021 mean that voters will have a longer period in which to apply for, receive and return postal voting packs.

Postal vote applications are open from today, Tuesday 26 October, and postal votes must be received by 6 pm, 17 December.

All polling places will be run in line with COVID-safe election guidelines, including physical distancing, mask-wearing, single-use pens and queue management. Signage and staff will direct voters to check-in and comply with NSW Health advice.

Where to Vote in Lane Cove

One of the most popular polling stations in Lane Cove is usually the Lane Cove Public School.  However, Lane Cove Public School will not be a polling station at this election due to the hall fire.  You can vote in Lane Cove at these venues.

 

Lane Cove Central Lane Cove Civic Centre Little Street Lane Cove
Lane Cove Central Lane Cove Bowling Club and Recreation Club Ltd 151 Burns Bay Road Lane Cove
Lane Cove Central Lane Cove West Public School Avalon Avenue Lane Cove
Lane Cove Central St Andrews Uniting Church Hall Longueville Christina Street Longueville
Lane Cove Central St Ignatius College Junior School Regis Hall Riverview Riverview Street Riverview
Lane Cove Central St Michael’s Catholic Primary School 181 Longueville Road Lane Cove
Lane Cove East Greenwich Memorial Community Centre 46-50 Greenwich Road Greenwich
Lane Cove East Greenwich Public School 32 Kingslangley Road Greenwich
Lane Cove East Lane Cove Civic Centre Little Street Lane Cove
Lane Cove East St Andrews Uniting Church Hall Longueville Christina Street Longueville
Lane Cove East St Michael’s Catholic Primary School 181 Longueville Road Lane Cove
Lane Cove West Lane Cove Civic Centre Little Street Lane Cove
Lane Cove West Lane Cove Bowling Club and Recreation Club Ltd 151 Burns Bay Road Lane Cove
Lane Cove West Lane Cove West Public School Avalon Avenue Lane Cove
Lane Cove West Mowbray Public School 635 Mowbray Road Lane Cove
Lane Cove West St Michael’s Catholic Primary School 181 Longueville Road Lane Cove
Lane Cove West The Meeting House Inc. 23A Stokes Street Lane Cove North
Lane Cove West West Chatswood Community Room 565 Mowbray West Lane Cove

Voters are encouraged to visit elections.nsw.gov.au for the most up-to-date information and keep up to date with the latest NSW Health advice. Key dates for this election are available here.

Preferences

People have told ITC that they are confused about preferences.  Voices of North Sydney (an independent organisation) has produced an excellent video that explains how preferences work in the Local Government Elections.

 

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