Lane Cove News Week in Review 12th to 19th January 2022

Welcome to our week in review.

Local Flooding and Heavy Rain

Around 1.30 pm on Thursday 13 January 2022, Lane Cove was hit by a huge rainstorm. In the 24 hours between 6 pm 12 January 2022 to 6 pm 13 January 2022,  Lane Cove received 170 mm of rain (compared to Chatswood, which received 72 mm).

The downpour resulted in local flooding on the Lane Cove Golf Course and at the River Road and Canberra Avenue intersection.

A roving reporter took our cover photo. The two videos below show the local flooding. Scott Bird took our first video at the Canberra Avenue/River Road Intersection, and local keen golfer took our second video @thegreendisease



Marine Tsunami Threat – 15 and 16 January 2022

On Saturday, 15 January 2022, a marine threat tsunami warning was issued for NSW coastal areas, and beaches were immediately closed and stayed closed on 16 January 2022.

In 2016 we published an article on Tsunami Maps, which the SES released to assist in planning for the unlikely event of a land inundation Tsunami Event (highest alert). We have updated our article to explain the difference between the Marine Threat Tsunami warning (2nd Highest Alert) and the Highest Alert Lane Inundation and how that impacts the Lane Cove Council Area.

We have also included information on water quality for our harbourside beaches and DPIE advice on not to swim at harbourside beaches after a period of heavy rain. Read more here.

Dumping and E-Waste Collection

Lane Cove locals declutter around certain times of the year (such as Christmas, Easter, School Holidays, and Spring).

When the decluttering starts, donated items stack up around the local charity donation bins (see our photo below), outside the local op shops or sometimes just dumped in various places around Lane Cove, when items are dumped, they usually end up in landfill.

We have put together a comprehensive guide on how to recycle/donate/sell or dispose of household items correctly. Hopefully, this guide will help fewer items going to landfill – Read more here.

If we have missed an organisation that deals with a specific item, please let us know by emailing ITC at [email protected]

The photo below was taken by a roving reporter on 17 January 2022. The photo shows clothing donation bins outside the St. Michaels Church Hall on Dorritt Street Lane Cove.

E-waste collection has now resumed at the Community Recycling Centre (CRC) in Artarmon after a temporary halt on this service.

Ex Lane Cove North Resident Scott White Pleads Guilty Scott Johnson’s Murder

In May 2020, Scott White was arrested at his Lane Cove North apartment for the murder of Scott Johnson, whose body was located near North Head more than 30 years ago.

He surprised the court and his legal team when he pleaded guilty to the murder of Scott Johnson after previously denying he had killed him.

White yelled out loudly in court, “Guilty. I’m guilty. Guilty”, as the court officer read out the charge.

His legal team promptly applied to withdraw the guilty plea, arguing he did not stand by it. However, Justice Helen Wilson refused the application and convicted Mr White for Scott Johnson’s murder. Read ITC’s May 2020 article about his arrest here.

Booster Jabs Now Available at NSW Health Hubs – 3 Months After Second Jab

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet announced at today’s media conference that from 21 January 2022, NSW residents will be able to have their booster shot three months after their second dose. However, the shortened period is only available at NSW State-run hubs. For booster doses administered by pharmacists and GP’s, the gap remains at four months until 31 January 2022.

We have updated our article on Booster Jabs to include the latest information we have received from ITC readers on the state-run hubs and how to book appointments – read more here.

Lane Cove Locals In the News

It’s tough at the moment in the entertainment and hospitality sector. The Industry Observer interviewed local musician and producer Cam Nacson. He is asking the NSW government to assist a sector that has struggled since the first lockdown in 2020. Read the article here.

Cam immediately lost bookings and income when signing and dancing indoors was banned again. Cam recently did a live stream performance on his Facebook page to support the gofundme page – PlayitForward


Another Lane Cove West Power Outage

On Monday, 17 January 2022, there was a power outage in Lane Cove West (the usual areas) over 700 customers were impacted. Residents were without power for about an hour.

Big News for Lane Cove Women Interested in Playing Rugby

The Lane Cove Rugby Club is establishing its first-ever Women’s rugby group in Lane Cove, so help make history and join the Club’s inaugural women’s 7’s team in 2022.

There is the chance to be involved in social and competitive rugby 7’s. It’s a great place to start for the inexperienced or more advanced to further their rugby in a club where participation, fun and friendship are encouraged and supported.

The rugby 7’s season includes gala days, friendlies and formal competition with home games and training at Tantallon Oval.

If you are interested in being involved in Women’s Rugby contact Molly on 0416 492 380 or email  [email protected]

The Club also offers men’s colts – U21 and senior rugby as it has done since 1949.  Information on how to register is at

Lane Cove Council’s Australia Day Ambassador Announced

The Lane Cove Council’s Australia Day Ambassador is Table Tennis Olympian Michelle Bromley, and you will be able to hear her story and meet her at the Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony in the Canopy on Australia Day.

Michelle was always destined to become a table tennis player. Her father and mother fell in love at a tennis table club, and her grandparents competed at a national level into their 80’s.

It became a family affair, with Bromley’s older brothers also taking to the paddle and Bromley following in their footsteps.

Growing up in the small NSW country town of Gulgong, when she was six, Bromley would annoy her mother by hitting the ball against the kitchen wall at home for hours. She represented Australia at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (held in 2021).

Read more here to find out about what’s on in Lane Cove on Australia Day.

The Lane Cove T-Rex

Now for something completely different… You may have seen a friendly T-Rex (pictured below) around Lane Cove before. The Lane Cove T-Rex likes to cheer people up, and this week a roving reporter ( snapped the photo below. The sign reads: A dinosaur a day keeps the doctor away (well, that’s one way of masking up and keeping social distancing). Have you got any photos of the Lane Cove T- Rex???

This photo was taken at the roundabout at Waterview Drive near Centro Store and not far from Hughes Park.

If you want to keep track of the adventures of the Lane Cove T-Rex follow this Instagram page.

Lane Cove Crime and Incident Report

Attempted Break-in Riverview

A roving reporter advised ITC that a man approached a house in Riverview; he rang the doorbell, and when nobody responded, he attempted to pry open the front window.

Theft in The Canopy Car Park
ON SUNDAY, an ITC reader advised that her handbag was stolen from her car in The Canopy car park. Police were informed and are investigating the matter. It is possible that more than one handbag was stolen; if you were in The Canopy Car Park or Lane Cove on Sunday afternoon and you had property stolen, please report it to the Chatswood Police on 9414 8499.

Australia Day at Four Frogs Crêperie 🇦🇺

This week in review is sponsored by Four Frogs Creperie.

Aussie food favourites but with a French twist, Four Frog’s 2022 Australia Day specials will make you drool. Enjoy their specials from the 26 – 30 January 2022, can you spot out what these well-known Australian food traditions are??
*hint* Pavlova, Tim tams, smashed avo… Just to name a few!   Four Frogs Creperie Lane Cove has outdoor seating available.

Chicken Galette with the Lot: Chicken, egg, bacon, Swiss cheese, onion & BBQ sauce $23
La Smashed Avocado: Spinach feta Galette with smashed avo in the middle, egg, cherry tomato and Dukkah spice on top served with a lemon wedge. $19 (Extra salmon $4)
La Tim Tam: Crushed Tim Tam, salted caramel and ice cream $17
La Pavlova: Mix berry coulis, fresh mango, crushed meringue & whipped cream $17