Lane Cove News Week in Review 6 to 13 July 2022

Welcome to our Lane Cove News week in review.

Ice Skating in Lane Cove

An Ice Skating Rink has now been set up in The Canopy and is open daily until 17 July 2022.

The rink is made with SlickIce synthetic ice and designed to feel like real ice-skating. Skates are provided. Penguin skating aids for kids are available for free.

There have been some mixed reactions to the size of the rink and the fact that it is skating on a plastic surface but it is still a fun thing for the kids and something different in Lane Cove (plus those little penguins are SO CUTE).

Sessions start during the hour from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm. Each session runs for 45 minutes. Booking details here.

Our Cover Photo was taken by Sunrises of Sydney.


Lane Cove hits back at Tom Gleeson Still Calling Lane Cove Boring

Tom Gleeson was put in his place when he received one of ITC’s famous Lane Cove tea towels!!  (The Tea Towels are available at Be.U Natural in the Lane Cove Arcade – same arcade as Four Frogs).


Nick Kyrgios Pre Wimbledon Training at Hunters Hill

So guess who was honing their grass-court tennis skills in Hunters Hill? Yes, Nick Kyrgios!! He was hitting up with Lleyton Hewitt in late May/Early June at Hunters Hill. You have to chuckle as for years there was a sign on the court saying players must wear white – that must have been scrapped for Nick!!

Photo: Hunters Hill Lawn Tennis Club Instagram – Nick with Club President Alf

Covid Update

Update on COVID Reinfection Period

NSW Health has revised the COVID-19 reinfection period from 12 weeks down to four weeks effective from today.

People who have previously had COVID-19 will be required to test for COVID-19 after 28 days since their isolation ended if experiencing symptoms and follow the relevant health advice if they test positive. People who test positive again will be reported and managed as new cases.

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said the reduced reinfection period, which follows the advice from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee, is due to the latest subvariants of Omicron circulating in the community.

“The Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants are circulating widely in NSW. They are more able to evade immunity gained from previous infection and vaccination reinfection is more likely and possible just weeks after a prior infection,” Dr Chant said.

“We’re urging people who have recently had COVID-19, even if they left isolation in the past four weeks, not to be complacent. If you develop symptoms again, make sure to test and isolate.”

Dr Chant is also urging members of the community who are now eligible for a COVID-19 booster dose to access it as soon as possible ahead of an expected peak in cases in the coming weeks.

The expansion of the winter booster program means those aged 50 to 64 years are now recommended to receive a second or winter booster dose, which is available to all those aged 30 and over.

“With the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the community driven by a wave of wave of BA.4 and BA.5 infections, it is vital people are up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, as this will provide the best protection against severe illness from COVID-19,” Dr Chant said.

Dr Chant said while most cases of COVID-19 are mild, some members of the community are at a risk of severe infection and may be able to access antiviral medications to treat their infection.

“Antivirals work best when taken at the beginning of a COVID infection, so it is really important that if you are at high risk, you plan ahead, speak with a doctor so you understand the treatment options which are available to you if you test positive for COVID-19,” Dr Chant said.

All members of the community are being asked to do little things that reduce the risk for more vulnerable members of the community and make a big difference, including by:

  • staying up to date with our vaccinations – for both flu and COVID-19
  • staying home if unwell, taking a COVID-19 test and self-isolating
  • wearing a mask in public indoor spaces
  • getting together outdoors or in large, well-ventilated spaces with open doors and windows
  • practising good hygiene by washing or sanitising our hands
  • taking a rapid antigen test for COVID-19 before visiting vulnerable loved ones or going to large gatherings and events

4th Jab Now Available to Over 50’s and Recommended for Over 30’s

The Federal Health Minister has issued the following statement:

“We are in the early stages of a third Omicron wave and our Government is absolutely committed to making sure as many people as possible are protected with the vaccine.

“My message to everyone living in Australia aged 50 and over is to make sure you have the greatest protection against COVID-19 by having a fourth dose as soon as possible. If you are aged 30 to 49 and you want that extra protection, you can choose to get a fourth dose.

“The vaccine experts on the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation have recommended it – and the Government has accepted this advice.

“My other message is that oral antiviral treatments can be life-saving for older people or people with chronic health conditions who are at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

“It is vital a person starts the five-day oral treatment course as soon as possible after symptoms first appear.

“If you are at higher risk of severe illness, plan ahead. Speak to your doctor now about oral antiviral treatment for COVID-19.”

ATAGI also recommended the interval between vaccine doses, or prior infection (whichever comes later), be reduced from four months to three months to provide earlier additional protection.

Lane Cove Sport

Sporting Advisory Committee

Do you want to help guide sports in Lane Cove? Then nominate to be on the Lane Cove Sporting Club Advisory Committee Nomination

Nominations are now open and close Monday 18 July 2022.


At the Ordinary Council meeting on 21 February 2022, Council resolved to establish a Sporting Club Advisory Committee to advise on issues around sporting clubs and the demand for sporting facilities within the Lane Cove LGA.

At the Ordinary Council meeting on 19 May 2022, Council adopted the Sporting Club Advisory Committee Charter and resolved to call for expressions of interest for community representatives on the Sporting Club Advisory Committee.

The objective of the Sporting Club Advisory Committee is to act as a central point of communication between Council and community stakeholder representatives, as users of open space facilities in the Lane Cove LGA, to provide advice on the provision of:

Reviewing and suggesting any changes to the Open Space Plan 2016 – 2026 and any future reviews of the Open Space Plan;

Assisting Council with the implementation and planning of any recommendations arising in the Open Space Plan;

Proactively engaging with stakeholders to attend Committee meetings for expert advice;

Act as a focus of communication between Council and codes in the LGA; and

Strive to achieve best practice for the Lane Cove community.

Council is calling for nominations from:

  • One (1) representative from each sporting club using the LCC sporting facilities; and
  • One (1) member from each School who use Council’s sporting facilities.

Please contact your sporting club or school to make a nomination.

Council’s Selection Committee will provide recommendation on Community Representative appointments for consideration at the August Council meeting.

All nominees will be duly notified of the outcome of their nomination after the August Council meeting.


Bryan Dempsey

Manager Civic Services

Ph: (02) 9911 3554

Email: [email protected]

AFL 9’s

Have you ever wanted to play AFL? Now is your chance.

The AFL 9’s competition is starting soon at Blackman Park. AFL 9’s is a social/non-contact, 9 a-side modified game of AFL.

It’s for Women, Men, mixed teams and those who are 14 years and over! No experience is needed. 6:30-9:30 pm Monday nights at Blackman Park starting the 18th of July!

Huge Garage Sale 23 July 2022 – Save the Date

The St Michaels Church Huge Garage Sale is BACK. They will be accepting donations as per below and at the times below. Now is a great time to clean out your house.

For the garage sale, they accept most clean, saleable items except for computers and outdated electronic equipment, clothes, soft toys, lounges, computer desks and cots.

Please drop off goods for sale at the Parish Hall from 11 July to 20 July on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8.30-9.30 am and 2.30-3.30 pm.

Any enquiries, please call Frances de Jong 0420 289 057.

ITC is a proud sponsor of this charity event, with all proceeds going to Caritas Australia and Youth Off the Street.

Lane Cove Events


If you or know someone with a legal dilemma, why not drop in at Perin Legal’s Q & A.

Date: Thursday 21 July 2022 Time: 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm

  • Venue: Lane Cove Library – Meeting Room 1.
  • Topics: Family Law, Criminal Law and Traffic Law.

Co-presenting are Barristers Denise Kaiti and Jonathan Taylor from Trust Chambers.

La Voce Choir

Every Tuesday Night the La Voce Community Choir comes together to sing and have fun.  They would love new members.  Details below.


Business Alert

Want to run a Zeus Street Greek Restaurant in Lane Cove? Zeus Street Greek is looking for franchisees and if they find the right people they might open in Lane Cove – further details here.


Crime, Incidents and Accidents

Numerous Car Break-Ins Longueville

On 8 July 2022, we published the following report on our Facebook page.

“An ITC reader has advised that he saw two people breaking into his car on Kenneth St Longueville at 1 am this morning, his brother’s car was also broken into and he has noticed several other cars around Longueville that look like they have been broken into.”

If you have any CCTV vision please send it to the Chatswood police.

Since publishing this warning we were contacted by other Longueville residents who also advised that their cars were broken into on Kenneth Street and Arabella Street.  One resident contacted the police and the forensics squad came out and took fingerprints.  If your car was broken into please submit a report to the police.

Week in Review – Sponsor – Rebecca Mitchell Raine and Horne Lower North Shore

We are so proud of @rebeccaraineandhorne for the following big wins!!!

⭐️ Raine & Horne NSW/ACT State Awards ⭐️
🏆 Rebecca Mitchell – 2nd Top Salesperson for Sales Dollar Value
🏆 Rebecca Mitchell – 3rd Top Salesperson for Number of Sales
🏆 Rebecca Mitchell – Chairman’s Club Gold Member

We thank Rebecca Mitchell. She has supported ITC since the very beginning! Where would we be without our Foundation Sponsors!?!?!

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