Lane Cove News Week in Review 28th February to 6 March 2024

Welcome to our week in review.

Hazard Reduction Burning – 7 March 2024

The Rural Fire Service posted the following:

“On Thursday 7th of March with suitable weather, firefighters from the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) supported by crews from the RFS, FRNSW and Ku-ring-gai Council will undertake a hazard reduction burn at Quarry Creek in the vicinity of Wallalong Cr and Kooloona Cr West Pymble.

Recently, we have seen a fair bit of moisture and lack of conditions to allow for drying of the vegetation. This has seen delays in the hazard reduction schedule for several agencies. Hopefully, the coming weeks will bring warm and dry conditions, allowing fuel loads to dry out, and agencies can continue protecting communities from the threat of bushfires.”

Clean Up Australia Day

Lane Cove Rotary and the Lane Cove 1st Scouts Group were out and about on Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday, 3 March 2024. Lane Cove Rotary concentrated on Longueville Road and The Lane Cove Village.

The Stringybark Creek Residents Association, who usually hold the largest Clean Up Australia Day event in Lane Cove, held their event the week before – read more here.

Buddy Benches

Lane Cove Rotary was busy this week, donating four buddy benches from recycled materials to local schools.   Below is Lane Cove Rotary President Silvio and Past District Governor Lindsay May delivering a bench to Lane Cove West Public School.

The next Lane Cove Rotary Car Boot Sale will be held on Sunday, 5 May 2024, from 9 am – 1 pm at the Lane Cove Municipal Council Park. It’s great to sell unwanted items rather than those ending up in landfills. A registration link will be added to the Lane Cove Rotary Web page in mid-March 2024.

International Women’s Day Functions

Lane Cove Council IWD Small Business Breakfast

On 6 March 2024, the Lane Cove Council’s International Women’s Day Small Business Breakfast event was held featuring Shirley Chowdhary. Shirley aims to create a strong connection between people, place and purpose. She is a passionate advocate for Indigenous empowerment, gender diversity, and inclusion, and her work wasrecognizedd when she was selected as one of the 2019 AFR 100 Women of Influence.
Shirley is an internationally experienced executive leader with diverse experience across law, financial services, the NFP sector and journalism. She is admitted to practice ice law in Australia and New York and has worked in the corporate and for-purpose sectors across Asia and Australia. She is the Chair of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and Women for Election and a Non-Executive Director on Northrop Engineering and the Australian Associated Press boards.
She also sits on the Advisory Boards of Propel, an organization that protects and enhances digital reputation, and Mentor Walks, providing accessible mentoring for women in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Singapore.

Kylea Tink – Member for North Sydney International Women’s Breakfast Women in Our Economy

On 6 March 2024, Kylea Tink and her team hosted an IWD event at the Kirribilli Club with over 190 women from across the North Shore. Special guests included North Sydney Mayor Zoe Baker, Councillor Barbara Ward from Ku-ring-gai Council and the CEO of Women and Children’s First (who operate Delvena Women’s Refuge Gabrielle Morrissey and Hannah Tonkin, NSW Women’s Safety Commissioner and Rebecca Glen CEO of The Centre for Women’s Economic Safety. There were also school leaders from several North Shore schools.

Sophie Scott, OAM, moderated the panel. Panel speakers included Kylea Tink, Catherine Fox AM, Michelle Lim (RBA) and Melanie Fernadez (GM of Policy, Communication and Research at Chief Executive Women).

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency published a report on gender pay gaps for private sector employers with 100 or more employees on 27 February 2024. The report revealed:

  • 30% of employers have a median gender pay gap between the target range of -5% and +5%.
  • 62% of median employer gender pay gaps are over 5% and in favour of men.
  • The rest (8%) are less than -5% and in favour of women.
  • Across all employers, 50% have a gender pay gap of over 9.1%.

The panel discussed the gender pay gap and how to invest in women to accelerate progress towards a more equitable pay system.

Lane Cove Council’s Citizenship Awards – Nominations Now Open

Lane Cove Council is asking for nominations for their Citizenship Awards, which acknowledge the contributions made by those who enhance the quality of our community and excel in their field. They also run a Neighbour Day Awards program to recognize the efforts of residents of Lane Cove who make great neighbours.

Think about the people you know who volunteer in our community, making Lane Cove a great place to live and NOMINATE THEM. Every day, locals volunteer at sports clubs, schools, local bands, the history society, local choirs, local clubs, charities and community groups.

Nominations Now Open

Lane Cove Council is keen to receive nominations from locals who can identify noteworthy recipients for our upcoming Awards.

Who can make a nomination?

Regardless of where they live, anyone is invited to nominate a person, or persons, whom they feel has made a significant contribution to the community.

Who is eligible to be nominated?

In most cases, the recipient should be a resident of Lane Cove or, for some categories, an employee/owner of a Lane Cove business. There is an Award category for the most contributions, e.g. one who has contributed to the sustainability of Lane Cove, a quiet achiever, a young person, an artist, an employee of a business, an outstanding business or a sportsperson.

Nominations of volunteers are particularly welcome as the presentation evening coincides with National Volunteer Week (May 20-26, 2024).

Complete a Nomination using the link below…/survey…/102885

Nominations close Thursday, 21 March 2024.

More info:…/Citizenship-Awards

The Sydney Library of Things Opens a Lane Cove Branch

The Lane Cove Branch of The Sydney Library of Things opened at 47 Burns Bay Road Lane Cove (the old police station and/or Meeting House Kindergarten – opp Harris Farm Markets) last Thursday night. Thank you to the volunteers, b rowers, Lane Cove Council staff and supporters who came to celebrate the first official night of borrowing. Thank you to Lily Avery of The Boujee Boards for supplying the wonderful catering boxes (the adults enjoyed their birthday boxes!!!).

The Sydney Library of Things Lane Cove Branch will open on Thursday evenings from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm. You can pick up items to use at the weekend for all those chores or if you are having a party or entertaining. The Waverton Branch will be op on Saturday mornings.

Why buy an item, use it once, keep it in your garage and get rid of it in five years when you can borrow it? That’s why The Sydney Library  of Things was launched last year with the assistance of the North Sydney Council. Thank you to the Lane Cove Council for providing a space at 47 Burns Bay Road Lane Cove for the Lane Cove branch.

The Sydney Library of Things is just like a library, but instead of books, you borrow things. These “things” are everyday household items or objects. It’s a collection of highly useful but only occasionally used items loaned out for a period. It’s about helping to reduce landfill by giving items a new home where they can be borrowed many times.

You can borrow a drill or a disco ball, an air mattress or an air compressor, a metal detector, a high-pressure water cleaner and more.

Are you one of those people who like to try before you buy? If you are, then The Sydney Library of Things is a must!! Don’t go out and buy all that camping gear only to find you don’t like camping or will only ever be able to fit in one trip a year.

If you like to entertain and need a few extra household items, such as a rice cooker, an ice cream machine, extra glasses, or a gazebo for outdoor entertaining, you will find them in the library’s catalogue.

The most popular items borrowed so far have been the food dehydrator, paper shredder, camping gear and, of course, an old favourite, the water pressure cleaner.

But wait, there’s more… you pay one low quarterly, six monthly or yearly membership fees and borrow items without paying an extra borrowing fee. Find out more here.

The three co -founders of The Sydney Library of Things, Carol Skyring, Bridget Kennedy and Jacky Barker

The Lane Cove Toy Library Opening June 2024 Toys and Games from 0 to 17

The Lane Cove Toy Library is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run library under the stewardship of The Sydney Library of Things. The Lane Cove Council is funding the setup costs (thanks so much, Lane Cove Council) and Jacky Barker, founder of In the Cove, is looking after the setup stage and hopes to make a great community asset that helps save parents money and fewer items in landfill when kids grow out of toys.

If you’re interested in joining the library, donating items to the library or volunteering with the library, go to

If you have sent us a message and we have not gotten back to you (so sorry it has been SO Busy) – please email  [email protected]

Please follow The Lane Cove Toy Library on Facebook and Instagram.

The toy library is from 0 to 17 and will include board games or other items that families can enjoy and try before they buy.

The Toy Library can’t accept;

  • Toys with damaged or missing parts
  • Homemade toys
  • Soft toys or, plush toys, or anything with a fabric you cannot wash

Our cover photo is Myra testing out the world’s number one selling car at The Lane Cove Toy Library – the Little Tikes Cozy Coupe – find out about this best-selling car here.

Lane Cove Events

A reminder that March 2024 is Senior’s Festival Month

The festival’s theme, ‘Reach Beyond’, means there are plenty of events and activities to learn something new whilst connecting with the local community.

Events are listed in Lane Cove’s Seniors Festival Guide, a collaboration between local service providers and groups coming together to celebrate seniors.

Links to event bookings can be found in the guide, but if you need extra help or information, please email [email protected] 

Indian Cooking Class

Masala Kitchen’s first cooking class 2024 is on Sunday, 17 March 2024, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Book your spot now for an enriching Indian cuisine experience, spice mastery, and gin tasting! Limited seats are available, so don’t miss out! Book here.

A Taste of Tuscan at Shorties

Join Shorties Lane Cove for a special event where their chef will cook one of the most popular dishes of Tuscan (& Lane Cove) cuisine, Bistecca alla Fiorentina. Enjoy a 1kg high-cut steak, including the bone, chargrilled to medium-rare and sliced to share between two.

$99 Bistecca alla Fiorentina, sides available to order on the night.

Book online through their website or phone 9418 9780. Book here.

Crime Incidents

The following were reported to ITC by our readers:

Tesla Warning

A reader advised:

“Last week at the canopy parking, my car was scratched severely and it was obviously done intentionally. Two days later, on 7 News, they caught a man doing that to all Tesla cars intentionally. He did it to more than 70 cars.”

Items Being Stolen from Unlocked Cars

A reader advised:

“Just thought it would be of interest to the Lane Cove community that some stuff was stolen out of my car ( sunglasses and mobile phone) on Saturday afternoon, parked at our house in Greenwich.

I presume it must have been an opportunist walking around the area. A lesson to be more vigilant.”

 Lane Cove Return and Earn Broken Into

The Lane Cove Return and Earn depot at Lane Cove West Business Park was broken into early Monday morning. Lane Cove Return and Earn posted on their Facebook page that a female broke into their premises early Monday morning and caused damage.

Lane Cove Return and Earn said:

“A police report has been made so the police are aware of this person. You can imagine our distress early this morning upon discovering that our family-owned business had been targeted.”


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