Lane Cove News Week in Review 30th March to 6th April 2022

    Did you remember to turn back your clocks on Sunday morning and test your smoke detectors?  Autumn is well and truly here with chillier mornings (when it is not raining, and it looks like we are in for some rain again.)

    Tree Crashes Into a Car with Mum and Two Children Onboard

    It was a lucky escape for a mum, baby, and a young child after a tree branch came down on the back of their car on Epping Road at 3.15 pm on Friday. Ambulance NSW told ITC that the occupants were not trapped in the vehicle.  They were assessed on the scene, and did not have to go to the hospital. It must have been frightening.

    Lane Cove Council Cracks Down on Vandalism

    The post below was published on the Lane Cove Council Facebook page about acts of malicious damage and vandalism. If you see anyone damaging property, please report it to the police.

    Malicious damage is not a new thing in Lane Cove – toilets at local facilities are regularly damaged.

    At the end of the day, the whole community pays in some way for the damage to be rectified either by increased rates or by Landlords increasing rent to cover rectification works – which are passed onto local businesses.

    Business Alert

    Lusso Kitchen

    Everybody loves Pizza… and Lusso Kitchen at The Diddy is excited to announce that they will be serving pizzas SOON.  They have recently received DA approval to construct an outdoor pizza oven! Also included in the construction works will be a gelato bar and coffee bar.


    Sloans is on the move and will be relocating to the other side of Longueville Road.  They will be moving into the old Stone Real Estate building – which until recently was a display suite. It’s a large area, so ITC can’t wait to see the fit-out – we are sure it will be lux.

    Lane Cove Locals In the News

    Well done to Lane Cove local Rian Cobb and Charlie Codsi (AKA Deep Focus), who won the ShoreComp Battle of the Bands at Ryde last Friday.

    Twenty-five bands entered online, and then five were selected to perform. The boys played three original songs. The age group was up to 24 (they were the youngest entrants), and there was some very tough competition.

    As winners, they were invited to play at the ShoreShocked Festival on Sat, April 9 2022, alongside some very popular bands, including Beddy Rays and The Rions.

    It would be great to get some local support at the Festival, which is in North Sydney, with free entry and all ages (alcohol and drug-free).

    Some Lane Cove Bushland and Conservation Society members were featured in a Sydney Morning Herald article about our local member and Minister for Planning Anthony Roberts’s decision to “scrap green planning reforms”.  You can read the article here (it is paywalled).

    Lane Cove Sport

    Lane Cove Football Club

    Lane Cove FC women’s O35 are looking for some players – if you like soccer and socialising, this could be your team.

    Lane Cove Bowling and Recreation Club

    Lane Cove Bowling and Recreation Club have a new programme for Over ’60s. It’s called Roll Back the Clock, and you can come along, and you don’t need to be a bowler or ever played bowls.

    Roll Back the Clock aims to boost physical activity rates among Australians aged 65 and over through bowls, light exercise and education.

    Health-related reasons (including physical and mental health and disability or poor health or injury) are the main barriers for older Australians participating in sports or physical activities.

    It will get you out and about, doing fun activities, learning about good health and socialising with like-minded people. It is based on the government initiative of “Finding your 30” minutes of exercise on at least 3 to 4 days each week.

    Sessions will be adapted for individuals, and benefits include flexibility, muscular endurance and strength and, in some instances, aerobic/cardiovascular exercise.

    Currently, only 25 per cent of Australians over 65 meet the Department of Health physical activity guidelines of 30 minutes of activity per day.

    (Limit of 20 people per session, see below for further information on program locations, dates & times).

    North Sydney Bears

    The North Sydney Bears were in The Canopy on the weekend, and they were very popular. (see our cover photo – Barney the Bear loved The Canopy).

    Remember that feeling as a kid, footy at Bear Park … Now a chance to share it with the family – North Sydney Oval Saturday 9th April 2022.

    𝗦𝗞𝗜𝗣 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗤𝗨𝗘𝗨𝗘, tickets are now available for pre-purchase:

    Lane Cove Events

    You’re invited to join the Lane Cove RSL Sub Branch and the Lane Cove Council for an ANZAC Day ceremony on Monday, 25 April 2022, at The Canopy.

    Please arrive at 7:15 am for a 7:25 am start.

    The Lane Cove RSL Sub-Branch and the Lane Cove Council put great effort into the ceremony, so please come along and remember Lane Cove locals who have served or are serving in the defence forces.

    The Lane Cove RSL Sub Branch asks that anyone who intends on marching at the Ceremony please form up on the South Side of the amenities block, ready to step off at 7:25 am (Sunset Diner end)

    If there are any current or ex-serving military personnel in the Lane Cove Council area – the Lane Cove RSL Sub Branch would like to invite you to join their sub-branch.

    Local members of the sub-branch say the benefits of joining RSL NSW. In particular, your local Sub-Branch is for comradeship, a sense of belonging and local military history presentations. You can also be involved in fundraising and supporting local commemorative events.

    If anyone is interested in joining the Lane Cove RSL Sub-Branch, click – or contact Danielle Brown, Assistant Secretary – [email protected], to find out more details.

    Lane Cove Community News

    The Lane Cove Public School P&C is DESPERATELY in need of volunteers! If you have spare time in your day and are looking for a fulfilling volunteer opportunity… Lane Cove, the Public school canteen, could be just what you need!

    One of our ITC team members has volunteered and can confirm it’s good fun! Plus you get to spend some time in the new flashy canteen!

    Must be able to show proof of vaccination.

    If you have any questions, contact the P&C via their Facebook page.

    Crime and Incident Report

    OVER THE LAST WEEK, the SES has been busy fixing up damage caused by fallen trees.

    The NSW SES Willoughby-Lane Cove Unit posted the following on their Facebook page:

    “Our volunteers undertook two major emergency activities over the weekend, taking many hours to complete and several other smaller tasks.

    The first major task involved removing a very large gum tree branch that had come down onto the roof of a three-storey unit block in high winds. The branch was balancing on the tree and the roof by a bit of a miracle and was endangering the property and area below.

    Our volunteers used a balcony on the top floor to get to part of the branch and expertly used ropes to secure and guide the branch down.

    The second major task followed two trees coming down onto two houses in the storm, and involved placing tarps across a two-storey and a one storey section of one house, both of which had been badly damaged.

    A five crew spent 6 hours on this heights work on Saturday evening, which was a complex task to ensure their safety and a successful outcome.

    Thank you to our volunteers who devote many hours of their time to helping local residents.”


    Online Child Abuse – Lane Cove Man Sentenced to Jail

    A 27-year-old Lane Cove man linked to a significant online child abuse network was sentenced to two years and six months’ jail in the Downing Centre District Court on 31 March 2022.

    The man was arrested in his home on 14 January 2021, where AFP officers executed a search warrant and seized two mobile phones containing child abuse material.    Read more here.

    Bicycle Stolen

    A Lane Cove local is offering a $100 reward on the return of his much loved and well-worn mountain bike stolen from Munro Street on 2nd April 2022. A black and silver 2007 GIANT Trance dual-suspension like the one in the image below but with plenty of scratches and scuffs.  Email [email protected] if you have any information.

    Do you know these people?

    North Shore Police Area Command is looking for information on the two people in the photo below:



    Potholes and Tyres

    An ITC Lane Cove Chat reader asked the following question about the pothole on the corner of Longueville Road and Epping Road:

    “Hi Lane Covians, I was wondering if anyone else got a flat Tyre from this pothole at the beginning of Longueville rd, entering from Epping rd?”

    It has been fixed but with rain due to start again very soon, be careful!!

    Our week in review sponsor – The Longueville Hotel

    The Longueville Hotel’s bistro is called The Villa and they have just launched a new menu.   They have been getting creative with their new autumn menu! Duck Pie, Muscatels, Celeriac, Sugar Snaps & Pea Tendrils… (see below).

    Rain or shine you can dine in their all-weather outdoor villa.

    Bookings are essential, visit their website to secure your spot!

    Address: 80 Longueville Road Lane Cove, NSW 2066
    Phone:02 9427 2021
    Facebook Page: longuevillehotel
    Instagram: longueville_hotel


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