Lane Cove News Week in Review 24th November to 1st December 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 Canopy was rocked by Kate Ceberano, and the feedback has been so positive.  Unfortunately, the weather was not as good as it could have been, but the rain stayed away during the concert.  It will be great to see more of these concerts in the New Year.   Our cover photo is Kate Ceberano in action (photo by Anne Marie Sirca)

Christmas in Lane Cove

The Christmas season kicks off in Lane Cove on 3 December with lots of activities for the kids.  Read More Here.

Lane Cove Election – 4 December 2021 – Meet the Candidates Forum – Recordings Now Available


If you could not attend our Meet the Candidates Forums, the link to the recordings is below.
You don’t have to watch the whole recording – but you may be interested in watching the five-minute presentations by Each candidate for West and Central Ward (East Ward candidates were hosted by the GCA).
Thank you to all the candidates who told ITC they were so pleased to be involved.



Deborah Hill
Councillor Andrew Zbik
Rochelle Flood
Caleb Taylor Independent for West Ward

Note: Scott Bennison did not respond to the invitation until close to the event and advised he had a prior engagement.  If he had contacted ITC prior to the day of the event, we would have been more than happy to reschedule to a date all candidates could be involved.


Central Ward

Jerem Zwart
Bridget Kennedy for Lane Cove
Kathy Bryla for Lane Cove
Katherine Mort

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.


New COVID19 Omicron – Venue of Concern Top Ryde

NSW Health has confirmed an overseas traveller who recently arrived in NSW and is isolating at home on the Central Coast, after testing positive with the Omicron COVID-19 variant of concern.

The traveller, who is fully vaccinated, arrived in Sydney on flight QR908 from Doha to Sydney on 25 November and travelled by private car to the Central Coast. The traveller had been in southern Africa.

Everyone on the flight is considered a close contact and will need to get tested immediately for COVID-19 and isolate for 14 days, regardless of their vaccination status. NSW Health is contacting all passengers and flight crew to advise them of their isolation requirements. They can also call NSW Health on 1800 943 553 for further advice.

NSW Health advises a number of venues were visited by the traveller in Sydney and on the Central Coast before NSW Health directed travellers from southern Africa to go into isolation.

Anyone who attended listed is a casual contact who must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received. You should continue to monitor for symptoms, and if any symptoms occur, get tested again:

Top Ryde

Coles, Top Ryde Shopping Centre

Devlin Street, Ryde

Friday 26 November 9:30 am to 10:45 am

Please get tested even if you have had a test in recent days. If your test result is negative, please continue to monitor for symptoms and if any symptoms appear, get tested and isolate again.

In line with Commonwealth measures, all travellers arriving in NSW who have been in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini and Malawi during the 14-day period before their arrival in NSW must enter hotel quarantine for 14 days, irrespective of their vaccination status.

All fully vaccinated travellers who have been in any other overseas country during the 14-day period before their arrival in NSW must travel directly to their place of residence or accommodation and isolate for 72 hours, pending further health advice.

Any unvaccinated arrivals go directly into 14-day mandatory hotel quarantine.

All flight crew who have been overseas during the 14-day period before their arrival in NSW must travel directly to their place of residence or accommodation and isolate for 14 days or until their departure on another flight that leaves Australia, consistent with the current rules for unvaccinated flight crew.

Anyone who has already arrived in NSW who has been in any of the eight African countries within the previous 14 days must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days and call NSW Health on 1800 943 553.

Recent Positive Cases in Lane Cove Council Area

There have been 23 positive COVID19 cases since 1 November 2021.



COVID-19 cases and tests by local government area as at 8 pm 30/11/2021 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.

Last 4 Weeks Data

  Cases* Total tests Test rate (per 1000)
Hornsby 18 24,213 159
Hunters Hill 12 5,579 372
Inner West 90 48,388 241
Ku-ring-gai 32 27,583 217
Lane Cove 20 12,735 317
Mosman 13 5,223 169
North Sydney 28 10,647 142
Ryde 37 27,329 208
Willoughby 14 10,924 135


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 92.2% 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:

Booster Shots

It’s now more than ever important to get your booster jab. If you had your 2nd jab over six months ago (different rules apply to the immunised compromised), you are now eligible for your Booster shot – so please make a booking.  Details here.

Business Alert


Lifeline is now open on Burns Bay Road opposite the Post Office.  ITC dropped in to check out the store, and it looks very different to your normal op shop.


Greenwich Arts Trail

Looking to buy some art? The fabulous Greenwich Village Arts Trail is on this weekend. Walk around Greenwich and visit the artists in their workshops. Stop and have a coffee and then visit more artists.  So this weekend (4th and 5th December), head to Greenwich.  Read more here.

Not So Huge Plant Sale

The Not So Huge Plant Sale is on by appointment until 5 December 2021.  Details here.

Christmas Pet Photos at PetO

Christmas Photos with your pet at PetO this weekend.  Details here.

Support Local

ITC is about to launch our Christmas Gift Guides.  This year, we ask you to pledge to shop local and help support our businesses that did it tough during the lockdown.

Volunteer Opportunities

Sydney Wildlife (Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Services) is looking for volunteers. If you see a native animal injured or stressed, Sydney Wildlife are there to help. Many of their volunteers live in Lane Cove.


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

Police Reports, Incidents and Accidents

On 29 November 2021, a house on Coolaroo Road  Lane Cove North was broken into when the residents were sleeping!

Computer, watches, sunnies, female designer bag with items were all taken along with the family car with three young kids bikes and car seats, Merc V250, number plate DYW33X.

Any help or leads there may be other items thrown in street like a diary and other items please SMS Carl 0420 819 466.

The car is pictured below.

This week a car was broken into on Wharf Road Longueville, and the gloveboxes searched for items.

High Range Drink Driving – Middle Cove

Around 12:30 am Saturday 20 November police were called to a crash involving two vehicles on Eastern Valley Way, Middle Cove.

Upon arrival at the location, it immediately became apparent to police that one of the drivers involved in the crash, a 25-year-old woman from Roseville Chase, was heavily affected by alcohol.

Police will allege that the woman stated she had been drinking at a home in Fairlight before attempting to drive home. The woman underwent a roadside breath test returning a positive result, she was subsequently arrested and taken to Chatswood Police Station where she underwent a breath analysis returning a blood alcohol reading of 0.288, almost six times the legal limit. The woman’s licence was suspended and she will face court next month.

Intoxicated Male – Neutral Bay

Police were required to assist security staff at a pub in Neutral Bay over the weekend after a heavily intoxicated patron became aggressive and refused to leave.

Around 12:30 am Saturday 20 November staff at the licensed premise noticed a 23-year-old Cromer man being aggressive towards other patrons. Staff directed the man to leave the premises; however, he refused. Police arrived at the location a short time later and spoke with the Cromer man. Police will allege the man continued to refuse to leave the premises and became highly aggressive with police when they escorted him outside. The male was arrested and taken to Chatswood Police Station, he was charged with failing to leave a licensed premise, resisting arrest and intimidation. He will face Manly Local Court next month.

Trespass/Assault – North Sydney

Police have charged a 38-year-old Ashcroft man with a string of offences following an incident in Neutral Bay last week. 

Around 12:45 pm Thursday 18th November, police were called to a supermarket on Grosvenor Street, Neutral Bay, after staff there detected a male, who had previously been banned from the location, had returned and could be seen stealing several hundred dollars worth of products from the store. When staff approached the male, he allegedly assaulted one of them before attempting to flee. However a number of staff managed to hold the Ashcroft man until police arrived

The man was arrested and has been charged with assault, shoplifting, custody of a knife, possession of stolen property and two counts of trespass. He was refused bail and will face Manly Local Court in December.

Drug Supply – North Sydney

Police have charged a 49 year old Marrickville man with driving and drug offences after the man was spotted by police riding an electric scooter along Miller Street, North Sydney, last week.

Around 3:00 pm Tuesday 16 November, police were patrolling through North Sydney when they observed the Marrickville man weaving the scooter erratically through heavy afternoon traffic. Police stopped and spoke with the male who was soon identified as being a disqualified driver. Police will allege that during a search of the man, they located a clear resealable containing a crystal substance believed to be Ice and a number of tablets believed to be Ecstasy as well as a large sum of cash.

The male was arrested and taken to Chatswood Police Station, where he was charged with supply of a prohibited drug, two counts of possession of a prohibited drug and driving during a disqualification period. The man was refused bail and will front Manly Local Court next month.

Aggravated Break Enter and Steal – Multiple Suburbs

Police have charged a 50-year-old Toongabbie man following a string of break-ins across the North Shore in recent weeks.

Police will allege that around 2:00 pm Friday 29 October, the Toongabbie man attempted to enter at least two homes on Stanhope Street, Killara on both occasions being detected by the homeowners and fleeing. Later the same day the male entered a home on Balfour Street, Lindfield by forcing open the locked front door and while the residents were in another part of the home stole a handbag and wallet.

It will further be alleged that around 11:00 am Friday 12 November, the accused, again while the resident was home, entered a home on Burra Road, Artarmon. The Toongabbie man stealing a handbag before leaving undetected. Around 4:00 pm that day, the male entered a home on Tycannah Road, Northbridge, while the residents were in another part of the home yet again stealing cash and a handbag.

Following a detailed investigation, around 8:00 pm Friday 20 November, police attended a home in Wentworthville and arrested the male, he was taken to Granville Police Station where he has been charged in relation to the break ins. He was refused bail and will next face court in January.

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