Lane Cove News Week in Review 20 – 27th April 2022 including ANZAC Day Wrap Up

Lane Cove came out in force to watch the Lane Cove ANZAC Day service to witness another moving service presented by the Lane Cove RSL Sub-Branch and the Lane Cove Council.

Each year the Lane Cove RSL Sub Branch invites a Lane Cove Resident to talk about a relative who has served in the military.  This year Lindsay Cunningham, the eldest son of Winifred and Archibald Cunningham, always known as Archie, gave the talk. He represented his four siblings, Archie’s 13 grandchildren and their partners, and 18 great-grandchildren.

Graeme Davis Lane Cove RSL Sub Branch President led the service with the following words:


“Commemorating ANZAC Day provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the Service provided by the Australian Defence  Force and the sacrifices of the individuals – both in uniform and those wearing civilian clothing.

The tragedy unfolding in the Ukraine is a sobering reminder that there is no front line per se, that weapons can be non-discriminatory, and the damage – both physical, economic, and mental  – will take years to recover from.

This year, 2022, is the anniversary of:

  • Our withdrawal from Afghanistan and the end of Australia’s large-scale commitment to the Middle East;
  • 50th anniversary of the withdrawal of the Task Force from Nui Dat in Vietnam; and
  • 80th anniversary of World War 2 battles at:
    • Milne Bay,
    • Kokoda
    • Buna-Gona; and the attacks at:
    • Darwin and on Sydney Harbour.


Commander Luke Andrews and his wife Natasha Funke, daughter Charlize Funke-Andrews and son Lachlan Funke-Andrews are representing the Anzacs of today who have provided outstanding support to the Nation during the Bush Fires, COVID, Aged Care and currently serving with Operation Flood Assist 2022 where:

  • 7000 personnel deployed across
    • 13 Local Government Areas in NSW and QLD
    • 150 helicopter tasks
    • 200K sandbags provided
    • 700 roads opened
    • Thirteen thousand tons (estimate) of rubbish removed.
  • A special mention to the Royal Australian Navy, who assisted in the opening of the Port of Brisbane.

Federal Election – North Sydney Electorate

This week Australian Electoral Commission conducted the ballot draw to see where the candidates are placed on the ballot paper – below is the order for North Sydney.

Dumping Continues

The Lane Cove Council has installed an E-waste recycling unit in The Canopy.  It fills up quickly.  Did you know you can recycle e-waste without leaving home?  Read more here.

On Saturday, 23 April 2022, parts of Lane Cove lost power due to a power pole rotting near the childcare centre on Roslyn Street Lane Cove North.


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