Lane Cove News Week 8th to 15th November 2023

Welcome to our week in review.

Remembrance Day

The annual Remembrance Day Service was held in Lane Cove Plaza on 11 November 2023.

Graeme Davis, President of the Lane Cove RSL Sub Branch was pleased with the turnout and provided the following report:

“The Lane Cove RSL sub-Branch was proud to honour the memory of those that served and paid the ultimate sacrifice by conducting the Remembrance Day service in the Lane Cove Mall on Saturday 11 November 2023. The day marked the 105th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice which ended the Great War. Today, Remembrance Day commemorates the fallen from all wars.

The service was a joint effort between our sub-Branch and the Lane Cove Council who have once again demonstrated their enduring commitment to the servicemen and women who have served our nation and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The sub-Branch would like to thank and congratulate the staff at Lane Cove Council for their organisational skills and efforts.

The Lane Cove community has once again rallied, both through their generous donations at our annual Poppy Appeal stand at The Canopy last week and by their attendance at the service on Saturday. In particular, we thank the combined efforts of the Lane Cove Crafters, the Old Quarter Crafters and Lane Cove Rotary for hand-crafting the knitted poppies and donating those proceeds to our sub-Branch and the veterans’ charities we support. We also recognise the children of our local schools and community organisations for their attendance which tells us that the future of these commemorative services will be in good hands.

The Lane Cove sub-Branch appreciates the ongoing support of our local State and Federal members and the Lane Cove Council, whose commitment enables our sub-Branch to fulfil our mission to respect those that have served through these services.

Lest we forget.”

This year the brother of Sergeant Alan Ahearn spoke about his brother’s ultimate sacrifice while serving in Vietnam.  You can read the presentation here.

Kylea Tink Controversy

The Daily Mail published an article criticising the Member for North Sydney Kylea Tink for laying a wreath with a message stating the wreath was sustainable.  She was accused of politicising Remembrance Day.  Read the article here.

Kylea Tink wrote the following message on her Instagram page, stating that the message was a mix-up with the florist.

“The note left on a Remembrance wreath in Lane Cove was the result of a miscommunication between the florist and a staff member who arranged the order.

The note was intended to be an instruction, placed below the wreath, to dispose of the biodegradable wreath sustainably.

It was an honest mistake and certainly not a message that was authorised in any way by me.

I unreservedly apologise to anyone who was understandably confused or upset when seeing the image of the card placed on the wreath.

Like many Australians with family & friends who have proudly served our nation, Remembrance Day is an important moment for me and I would never seek to politicise it.

It is deeply disappointing that rather than give me the opportunity to explain, some have chosen to try to weaponise this honest mistake as a way of discrediting me and push their own political agenda.

I stand by my extraordinary staff and volunteers, who give so much of themselves and never stop working to help others, including by representing me at events when I am unable to be there. We would be a stronger community with more people like them.”

Weekend Wrap Up

Over the weekend, Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Spaces held an open studio and a ceramics sale.

Lane Cove Rotary’s Car Boot Sale was held on Sunday, 12 November 2023, at the Lane Cove Council car park.  ITC understands that they will be held approximately every three months.

Power Outage

There have been two power outages this week (9th and 15th November).  One was due to storm activity.  However, this morning, a power outage hit several Lane Cove suburbs and the Lane Cove Village (15 November 2023).  Several Lane Cove businesses were impacted.  ITC has asked Ausgrid to provide a reason for this outage.

Sydney Water and Stringybark Creek

In late October 2023, a roving reporter advised ITC that Stringybark Creek looked polluted (see photo below).  This happened not long after Sydney Water had been nearby fixing up a burst water pipe.  A spokesperson for Sydney Water provided the following statement to ITC:

“Sydney Water crews responded to a water main break on Helen Street, Lane Cove, on Saturday, 21 October 2023.

During the break, silt and debris washed into the nearby Stringybark Creek, which caused light discolouration.

Clean-up activities, including flushing of the creek, were completed onsite to restore the area to its previous condition.

Sydney Water notified the relevant authorities as part of our standard protocols.”


Business Alerts

Tapetti Fine Hand Crafted Rugs

Tappeti Fine hand-crafted rugs is owned by a Lane Cove local and they have moved their premises to Unit 2 23A Mars Road Lane Cove West Business Park (there are great businesses in the Business Park and recreational activities for kids).

Check them out on their Facebook page and website.  They have a sale on until Thursday 16 November 2023.

Denim Life

Denim Life has moved from Burns Bay Road to the Village Shopping Centre across from Harris Farm. They are located near Soulful Fitness and not far from NiBu Cafe don’t be fooled by the name. They have an extensive range of dresses and other clothes. It’s is not just denim. There are going to be some other changes and relocations within the Lane Cove Village so make sure you check in with us regularly.

Have Your Say on the Future of the Jean Mitchell Lucretia Baths

The Lane Cove Council is asking locals if they would like to be involved in the rebuilding of the tidal pool on Woodford Bay – Jean Mitchell Lucretia Baths. Following significant support for rebuilding of the baths, Lane Cove Council is now seeking to understand how the community may wish to be involved in the project.


The Baths, in Dunois Street, Longueville, are in a state of disrepair and access is currently limited due to safety concerns.

Originally built by the residents of the area for use as private baths in the 1920’s, the Baths operated under a lease between the residents and the Maritime Services Board (now Transport for NSW) until 1992 when the lease was transferred across to Council. The Baths were reconstructed by the community members in 1968 and in 1987. Since the transfer of the lease Council has undertaken works and maintenance repairs to the structure.

The Baths are a local heritage item and are listed with the National Trust. It is one of the only three remaining examples of timber paling harbourside baths left in Sydney.

Extensive community consultation was carried out from December 2022 to February 2023 in relation to the future of these Baths. More than 300 responses were received with 80% of the community in favour of rebuilding the baths.

In May 2023 Council resolved that, in addition to proceeding with the approvals needed to rebuild the Baths, that the community be asked how they could be involved in the project. This consultation asks the community for this feedback.

Have Your Say

As a part of the planning process for the rebuilding of Jean Mitchell Lucretia Baths, Council would like to consult on the following:

  • If there is interest in providing volunteer support to the restoration and future management of the baths;
  • If there is interest in potential sponsorship of the restoration of the baths and any suggestions; and
  • Suggestions into other ways that the community might contribute to the ongoing amenity of the Baths

Provide your feedback by participating in the survey here.

Alternatively, you can lodge a written submission to Council by quoting SU8705 by:

Email: s[email protected](External link) or

Post: Lane Cove Council, PO BOX 20, Lane Cove NSW 1595

The consultation closes 12 noon Monday 8 January 2024.

Read our article about the Jean Mitchell Lucretia Baths here.

Lane Cove Youth Advisory Committee

Do you live, work or study in the Lane Cove Local Government Area? Are you aged 13 to 24?

Join Lane Cove Council’s Youth Advisory Group to help shape Lane Cove’s approach to youth.

Lane Cove Council wants to give young people a voice and create opportunities for them to participate, engage and be heard in their local community. Joining Council’s Youth Advisory Group will allow you to have a say about important youth issues in Lane Cove.

What is the Youth Advisory Group?

Council’s Youth Advisory Group is comprised of seven to 12 young people that provide advice and recommendations to Council about topics important to young people in Lane Cove.

The Youth Advisory Group:

  • represents the opinions and aspirations of young people at a Local Government level and advocates on their behalf.
  • works with the community to encourage and create youth participation and engagement opportunities and develops local initiatives for young people.
  • provides advice and recommendations to Council on issues affecting young people in the Lane Cove Council area.
  • assists in raising awareness and increases positive promotion of young people in the Lane Cove community.

Who should apply?

There are a few essential criteria for this role. Successful applicants for this Group must:

  • live, work or study in the Lane Cove LGA
  • be 13 – 24 years of age
  • (if over 18) be eligible to obtain a Working With Children Check Number

If you meet these criteria, you may apply to be part of the Youth Advisory Group (YAG).

The YAG aims to reflect the diversity of the local community with respect to gender, sexuality, age, ethnicity, cultural background, disability and appropriate factors representative of the community profile, to the extent practicable.

Selection will be based on a complementary mix of interests, talents and experience, and an understanding of the local community’s needs and aspirations.

Complete the online application here by 31 December 2023.

Fresh Christmas Trees

We have had a few enquiries as to where you can buy fresh Christmas Trees this year.  You can now preorder your trees from the Scouts and Lane Cove Public School – more details here.

Lane Cove Sport

Lane Cove FC is on the lookout for talented female players to trial for their 2024 Under 20’s Diamond League Team – email [email protected] for details.

Who knows, the next Matilda could be in Lane Cove, just waiting to be discovered.

Do you know anyone who should apply?

National Recycling Week

This week is National Recycling Week, and we have updated our guide on where to recycle or donate items for Lane Cove residents

The guide includes the following information:

A to Z Item List (including RecycleSmart picking up from your home)
The Sydney Library of Things
Repair Cafe Sydney North
Facebook Groups
Lids For Kids
THE BOWER Reuse & Repair Centre
Remote Op Shops
Dress for Success
Second Hand Footy Boots
The Sewing Basket
Reverse Garbage
Lane Cove Return and Earn

So get decluttering now – the link to the guide is here.

Lane Cove Events

Lane Cove Diwali Fest

The Lane Cove Diwali Fest will take place in the Lane Cove Plaza on 18th November 2023 between 10 am and 12 pm. The Lane Cove Indian community would love to share their culture with you.

The Little Mermaid

The Lane Cove Theatre Company’s production of The Little Mermaid has been a success.  There are only tickets left for Friday Night, 26 November 2023.  More information about The Little Mermaid is here.

Lower North Shore Crime and Incident Report

The Lower North Shore Area Police Command provided the following information:

Possess Graffiti Implement & Custody of a Knife – Chatswood West – 01/11/2023

A 19-year-old Chatswood man will face Hornsby Local Court on the 29th of November after being stopped by police.

At 11:45pm on Wednesday 1st of November, police were proactively patrolling Chatswood West. While driving along The Fairway police noticed the 19-year-old male walking along with a glove on one hand. Police will allege that as they drove past the male, he started running in the opposite direction.

Police stopped the male a short time later and had cause to search him. Police will allege that during the search they located a knife in his left pocket as well as 9 different coloured spray paint cans in a bag he was carrying.

The Chatswood man was issued with a Field Court Attendance notice for the offences of “Custody of a knife in a public place” and “Possess graffiti implement with intent to contravene section 4 (2)”.

Steal Motor Vehicle/Larceny/Negligent Driving/Drive While License Suspended – 01/11/2023 – Crows Nest

66-year-old Crows Nest woman has been charged with four offences and will face Manly Local Court on the 21st of November.

At 2:50am on the 1st of November, police will allege that the Crows Nest woman entered and stole a black Subaru from the driveway of a property on Devonshire Street, Crows Nest. While driving this vehicle, the woman has allegedly approached a Kia Sportage that was parked on Atchison Street, Crows Nest and stolen the registration plates, affixing them to the black Subaru in what police will allege was an attempt to conceal its stolen status.

At 6:40pm on the 5th of November, police will allege in court that the woman drove the stolen Subaru along Nundah Street, Lane Cove and crashed into a parked vehicle.

Police attended the scene and spoke with the woman. She was subjected to a roadside breath test which she passed. Police had cause to conduct a to a sobriety assessment on the woman which she allegedly failed. As a result, she was arrested and conveyed to hospital where a sample of her blood and urine was taken. Checks on her driver’s license revealed that it was suspended.

The Crows Nest woman was then taken to Chatswood Police Station where she was charged with “Take & drive conveyance w/o consent of owner,” “Larceny,” “Negligent Driving” and “Drive motor vehicle while license suspended”.

Police are awaiting laboratory results from the blood and urine samples that were taken.

Mid-Range Drink Driving – North Sydney – 07/11/2023

A 40-year-old North Sydney woman will face Manly Local Court after police stopped a hire car on Tuesday afternoon.

At 4:30pm on Tuesday 7th of November, police were patrolling the Pacific Highway, North Sydney when they allegedly observed a Kia SUV failing to stay within the lane it was travelling in. Police stopped the vehicle and spoke with the 40-year-old from North Sydney. The female was subjected to a roadside breath test which allegedly returned a positive result.

The female was arrested and conveyed to Chatswood Police Station where she underwent a breath analysis which returned a mid-range reading of 0.102 grams of alcohol in 210 litres of breath.

The female’s driver’s license was suspended, and she will face Manly Local Court in December.

Dangerous Driving & Learner Not Accompanied – Mosman – 09/11/2023

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with serious driving offences after a crash in the early hours of Thursday morning.

At 3:15am on Thursday 9th November, police and emergency services were called to Middle head Road, Mosman after reports that a white Volkswagen had crashed into a transformer box. Police arrived on scene and were advised that both the male driver and female passenger had left the location.

Police inspected the vehicle and noticed that the force of the impact had ripped both the front and rear drivers side wheels from the vehicle.

A short time later police located the female passenger nearby with an arm injury. She was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital for treatment. Police attended an address in Crows Nest where they arrested the 16-year-old boy, who police will allege was driving the vehicle. He was conveyed to Chatswood Police Station.

At the police station, the boy was charged with “Dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm”, “Negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm” and “Learner not accompanied by driver”.

Police will allege in court that the boy was the holder of a Learner Class license, was driving without an instructor and was travelling well in excess of the 50km/h speed limit.

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