Lane Cove News Week in Review 17th to 24th November 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.

This week, the big news is that Bluey is coming to The Canopy as part of Lane Cove’s Christmas in Lane Cove.  The bad news is that the event has sold out.

Christmas in Lane Cove

The Lane Cove Christmas Tree has been installed, and the Lane Cove Council has released its Christmas In Lane Cove Programme.  Read More Here.

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

On 23 November 2021, ITC held a very informative Meet the Candidates Zoom session for Lane Cove Central Ward. We were asked to record the session for those who could not make it, and you can watch it here on our Youtube channel.

All Candidates listed number one on the ticket were given the opportunity to attend the Forum.

If you would like to participate in the West Ward Zoom Session – click here between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm on Wednesday 24 November 2021.

Find out everything you need to know about the Local Council Elections in 13 Minutes by listening to our podcast.  You can listen on your desktop, tablet or iPhone.

Lane Cove Locals In the News

The ABC recently published an article featuring Lane Cove Local Olivia Sidhu about the

barriers people living with disabilities face finding work.  Read the article here.

IGA Greenwich Positive COVID19 Case – 22 November 2021.

Greenwich IGA has been advised that a positive COVID19 case attended their store on 22 November 2021. If you were at the store on Monday go to your Service NSW app and check your history – if you were there at the same time it will be noted on your check in history.
There have been 11 COVID Cases in Greenwich since 1 November 2021 (Greenwich is part of the Lane Cove Council Area and there have only been 5 other cases in the rest of Lane Cove)

Riverview College Closes After Positive COVID19 Cases

Riverview college posted the following this week on their website.

Recent Positive Cases in Lane Cove Council Area

There have been 11 positive COVID19 cases since 1 November 2021.



COVID-19 cases and tests by local government area as at 8 pm 23/11/2021 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* Total tests Test rate (per 1000)
Hornsby 16 24,129 159
Hunters Hill 6 5,784 386
Inner West 88 48,528 242
Ku-ring-gai 23 26,290 207
Lane Cove 14 12,110 30
Mosman 12 4,657 150
North Sydney 18 9,926 132
Ryde 31 27,459 209
Willoughby 4 10,188 125


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 in Lane Cove Council Area

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).   Note NSW has changed the way it is reporting cases – see notes below.


Vaccination Stats

Lane Cove has 91.9% of its eligible vaccination double jabbed.  It looks like we will not make the 95% as vaccination rates have slowed significantly.

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.
Now is the time to look into getting your booster shot – details here.

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

Harris Farm

Due to COVID19 delays, Lane Cove Central and Harris Farm will open in early 2022.
Harris Farm will be the lead tenant in the complex known as Lane Cove Central.
There will be some speciaity stores in the complex, and there are limited leasing opportunities for a mix of specialiy stores, eateries, medical, fitness and essential services with only 5-7 specialty retail spaces available ranging from 55 sqm* to 365 sqm*.
Our Cover Photo taken this week shows it’s full steam ahead with the construction.
Roll’d is coming to Lane Cove Market Square, according to their website.
Roll’d sell Vietnamese food such as Dumplings
Phơ Noodle Soup
Soldiers® Rice Paper Rolls
Bao Steamed Bun
Bánh Mì Baguettes
Bún Noodle Salad
Gỏi Việt Salads
Cơm Rice
Noodle Soups
Việtnamese Beverages

Support Local

From time to time on Lane Cove Chat, ITC members ask for electricity retailers/supplier recommendations and green or environmentally aware electricity retailers. Some readers have recommended Powershop for their green credentials. Yesterday Shell announced it will be buying Powershop.
If you want to change electricity suppliers and want to keep it local – check out Bright Spark Power. They are owned by a Lane Cove Local who supports ITC. They have just announced a partnership with Squash NSW and will be putting an Electric Vehicle charger in the Thornleigh Squash Centre.
ITC is now with Bright Spark Power. Initially, I thought it would be a big hassle to change suppliers (which is why I have not changed banks or telcos, and I should). However, the process was so simple.
We love supporting local businesses and businesses who support us.


There are plenty of jobs in hospitality at the moment.  Check out our jobs board here.

Incidents and Accidents

On Friday, 19 November 2021, a motorcyclist was involved in a single-vehicle accident in Riverview.  Ambulance crew were sent by helicopter, and the closest place to land was on the Riverview College Oval.


On 21 November (a rainy night), there was another accident on the Mowbray Road bend.

In the Cove is now nine years old, and since we have been around, we have constantly received complaints about the number of accidents on Mowbray Road Lane Cove North.  There is a bend in the road near an unoccupied site that used to be a Caltex Service Station, and it is an accident hotspot.

Mowbray Road forms the boundary between Lane Cove Council and Willougby City Council.  Residents on the Mowbray Road Public School side have received a letter from Willougby City Council advising roadworks will be taking place in January 2022.  Read More Here.

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The Alcott

This week in review is sponsored by The Alcott.

If you are a member, The Alcott Lane Cove, your membership just became a little bit more valuable! They have announced the opening of a new sister club, The Verandah Beecroft, and if you are a member of The Alcott, you now have reciprocal access to their new club (as well as their other venues, The Greens North Sydney and Norths Cammeray)

ITC is sure there are lots of Lane Cove locals who have friends and family in the Hills District and Northern Suburbs, and this looks like it would be a great place to arrange a catch-up.
Opening on the 17 December, formerly the Beecroft Bowling Club, the venue has been reimagined and revamped into a contemporary hospitality venue with a fresh and modern menu, cocktail list and an updated bowling green.
If you’ve got friends living in the area, let them know about The Verandah’s great launch offer – $10 for five-year membership & 2 complimentary drink vouchers (ends 30 November).

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