Lane Cove News Week in Review 10th August to 17th August 2022

Welcome to our Lane Cove News week in review.

Lane Cove Sports and Recreation Facility

On Thursday, 18th August 2022, the Lane Cove Council will hold its monthly meeting. Councillors will discuss the options for building a Lane Cove Sports and Recreation Facility at the Lane Cove Golf Course.

Councillors will be discussing five different options.  The options are set out in this article.

If you register before the meeting, you can speak to the councillors for three minutes on this issue or any other local issues in the public forum before the meeting (it does not have to be on an agenda item).

New Cycle Marking on Burns Bay Road

This week on Lane Cove Chat by, ITC cyclists and non-cyclists discussed the pros and cons of marking up Burns Bay Road with green paint for cyclists.  Most of the comments were not in support of the green painting and thought it would result in cyclists being hit when drivers opened their doors.  What do you think – good or bad idea? Let us know by emailing us at [email protected].

Mac Bryla took our Cover Photo.

Planning Approval Granted for Greenwich Wharf Upgrade

Proposed accessibility upgrades to the Greenwich Point Wharf will be implemented after planning approval is granted for the project.

Anthony Roberts, Member for Lane Cove, said the approval followed extensive public consultation.

Mr Roberts said.

“The plan for the improved wharf includes a new concrete jetty, an 18m long pontoon containing weather-protected seating, a bridge connecting directly to Lower Serpentine Road bus shelter, a lift for equal accessibility and updated safety and security measures, such as lighting and CCTV cameras.

“We are confident the new wharf will integrate into the local area to complement the beauty of Greenwich Point.

Further planning will continue ahead of significant construction, which is expected to begin in mid-2023.

Trucks Parking on Centennial Avenue – A Road Safety Issue

We have previously reported on the dangerous situation that arises when large trucks park on Centennial Avenue waiting to be called up to a construction site.  An Elizabeth Parade resident posted the following on Lane Cove Chat by ITC.

“Turning from Elizabeth Parade into Centennial Avenue. I had to get my husband at the bus stop across the road to tell me when it was safe to go. Super dangerous; I can’t see incoming traffic with the truck here. Can something be done to stop them from parking here?”

ITC has raised this issue with West Ward councillors before; if you see trucks parked here, email Lane Cove Council at [email protected]

Lane Cove Events

Pathways Meet the Builders

Pathways are building an aged care facility on Northwood Road. Lane Cove Council has fined the contractor responsible for site demolition and earthworks numerous times for failing to comply with their Traffic Management Plan.  They will leave the site in the next few months, and Pathway’s builders will take over the site.  Pathways have planned an event for locals to discuss issues with them.  Details here.


Lane Cove Volunteering Opportunities

Are you looking for a rewarding volunteering opportunity? Lane Cove Public School needs Ethics Volunteers!

Ethics teachers receive full training from Primary Ethics, the not-for-profit organisation approved to design curriculum and training for the ethics program. Training consists of a two-day workshop and short online modules. Lesson materials are provided. Suitable volunteers are interested in children’s education and developing critical thinking skills. They must be available for a 40-minute class at 9 am, 9:40 am, or 10:20 am on Wednesday during the term.

In ethics classes, children learn to think logically, disagree respectfully and support their arguments with evidence rather than act according to blind habit or peer pressure.

Children discuss topics such as:

-imagining how others feel

-how do we treat living things?

-what is laziness?

-how do we disagree respectfully?


If you want an opportunity to make a valuable contribution to our school, please visit or contact Emma on 0418 119 142 or [email protected].

Business Alerts

Renegade Cycles

The ITC family has purchased many bikes from Renegade Cycles over the years (including Miss ITC’s first very pink Trek bike). Josh has been the owner for many years and published the following statement.

“Renegade Cycles Pty Limited announces the sale of its business to Velo Co Lane Cove Pty Ltd.

General Manager of Velo Co Lane Cove, Griff Moore, said in a statement that he is excited about the prospects of taking over Renegade Cycles. “It’s an outstanding business and well-known brand in the Sydney market. Renegade Cycles has been an integral part of the Lane Cove community for years, and we want to continue that legacy.”

Josh Blake, the founder of Renegade Cycles, said, “After 29 years, it was time for me to turn it over to someone with a fresh set of eyes. Griff has the bicycle shop experience and energy to take Renegade Cycles to the next level. It’s been an absolute pleasure for me all these years. So many wonderful people and experiences.”

Both Griff and Josh are working toward a seamless transition over the coming weeks with staff, suppliers and systems coming on board.”

Harbourline Real Estate

Harbourline Real Estate is now Stone Real Estate Greenwich.

Harbourline Real Estate’s previous owner Bernadette Hayes will stay on in the business as a Partner which will operate under the guidance of Group CEO Marshall Cobb and his team who also look after the nearby ‘super-size’ Stone Real Estate Crows Nest franchise. Marshall Cobb is a long-time Lane Cove resident.


Stone Real Estate initially approached Bernadette to join the group as an agent; however, as Bernadette’s husband was contemplating retirement, a full business merger was more appropriate and beneficial to both parties.

Over the past 11 years, Hayes has established herself as one of the top sales agents on the Lower North Shore, holding a sizable share of the Greenwich market. She has appeared on Selling Houses Australia and has sold many of the highest-value homes in the suburb over the past seven years.

Marshall Cobb said: “Bernadette Hayes will continue to be an integral part of the business. We welcome Maggie Mackenzie on board to join Hanny Japri in our sales team. The wonderful property management team and administration staff are also staying in place to continue their great work.”

Bernadette Hayes’ record includes achieving the highest sale price ever in Greenwich at $13.57m, and she also currently holds the top sale price in Greenwich for 2022 at $10.7m. “We look forward to the next chapter, and we are very excited about joining the Stone group,” she said.

“We remain in our lovely office in Greenwich Village and will continue to support the local schools, the sporting clubs and our other charitable events we organise, including the annual Christmas Carols by Candlelight.”

Pictured Below is the Stone team.


Crime, Incidents and Accidents

The following incidents were advised to ITC by the North Shore Police Command.


Police stopped a Ford Ranger on Greenwich Road around midnight on Friday night after they observed it negotiate a bend poorly.  The driver failed a roadside breath test and was arrested and taken to Chatswood Police Station, where he supplied a sample of breath which produced a result of 0.083.  The driver, a 42-year-old Lane Cove man, will face Hornsby Court on 15 September charged with mid-range Prescribed Concentration of Alcohol.


A 39-year-old Artarmon man was arrested on Wednesday after he made around 70 calls to Chatswood Police Station in a one-hour period.  The man is alleged to have been argumentative and aggressive towards the Police over the phone and was warned several times to stop calling.  The man was charged with using Carriage Service to menace/harass/offend and given conditional bail.  He is due to appear at Hornsby Court on 31 August.


Police were called to a home in Chatswood Avenue on Saturday night regarding three males assaulting someone.  It is alleged that the victims had just arrived at the home after being at the casino when they were ambushed by three men after entering the garage.  The offenders stole a bag from one of the victims before fleeing on foot.   Anyone with information is urged to contact Police.


Two fourteen-year-old males are under investigation after an incident in Chatswood on Saturday night.  It is alleged that the two youths verbally abused a male and female aged in their twenties around 9.30 pm and then punched the male when he pushed them away.  One of the youths left the scene before Police arrived.  The other youth was arrested at the scene and found in possession of a knife and cannabis.  Investigations are continuing into the matter.


North Shore traffic police arrested two suspended drivers on Friday night.  A 30-year-old man from Birrong was stopped for an RBT in Artarmon and found to have a suspended licence, and a 23-year-old from Naremburn was stopped in North Sydney.  Both drivers will face court in the near future.

Police are requesting you contact them if you have any information about the people in the photo below.


Week in Review – Sponsor –  Taste Living

Taste Living – A Different Approach to Renovating and Building

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Michael says that when he started in the building industry, he viewed the concept of building a house just like raising a child… as per that old African proverb: “It takes a village”… you need the services of an architect, a town planner, a builder, an interior designer and in between all of that, you have to communicate with them all and fit all of that in our already busy lives.

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