Lane Cove News Week in Review 27th March to 3rd April 2024

Welcome to our week in review and we hope you had a lovely Easter break.

Three Accidents in Two Hours – Two Involving Pedestrians

On Tuesday, 2nd April 2024, people were back to work, and there were more cars on the road and pedestrians about.   There were three major accidents in two hours on Lane Cove roads and two involved pedestrians who were taken to hospital by ambulance.

Accident on Longueville Road (also referred to as Epping Road)

At about 3.30 pm on Tuesday, 2 April 2024, emergency services were called to Longueville Road, Lane Cove North, following reports a pedestrian had been hit by a car.

The accident took place not far from 22 – 24 Longueville Road (which many also called Epping Road) near the Taylors Lane Walkway.

The North Shore Police Area Command arrived to find a man in his 40s who had been hit by a hatchback.

NSW Ambulance paramedics treated him at the scene before being taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a serious condition.

The hatchback driver, a 64-year-old man, was uninjured and was taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

Police established a crime scene and are investigating the incident. They were at the site for a considerable period, which caused significant traffic delays throughout Lane Cove, with traffic backed up past The Canopy.
Police on the scene after the accident with traffic being diverted via the Pacific Highway Exit Ramp
The Careflight chopper was called, and Careflight released the following media statement:

“At around 4 pm on Tuesday, 2 April 2024, the Mounties Care CareFlight Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance to attend to a pedestrian who was struck by a car in Lane Cove, NSW.

The patient, a man in his 50s, suffered head and chest injuries.

The man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics and CareFlight’s specialist doctor before being transported to Royal North Shore Hospital by road in a serious condition.”

Accident on Longueville Road near Pheonix Street

At about 3.40 pm, a man in his 80s was hit by a car 20 at the intersection of Longueville Rd and Pheonix St. NSW Ambulance described the accident to ITC as a low-speed accident.

The man sustained head abrasions and lacerations and was transported by road to Royal North Shore Hospital in stable condition.

NSW Police investigations are ongoing.

Three-car accident on Centennial Avenue near Epping Road

At about 5.25 pm, there was a three-car accident on Epping Road.

Note we have removed number plates and people’s faces for privacy reasons.

Lane Cove Public School Easter Hat Parade Tradition Continues

In The Cove has covered the Lane Cove Public School Easter Hat Parade for nearly 13 years, and the easter hat parade did not disappoint this year.

Lane Cove Locals

Tutti Bennett

ALDI has launched a new range of streetwear. It’s a big deal, we hear you say. Well, they have launched it with Laen Cove’s very own Tutti as one of the models. You can follow Tutti’s adventures at @tuttifruitty1 on Instagram—she is an incredibly stylish woman who always makes a statement.

Tutti is married to Paul Bennett (who is the man behind the Live Muzic Zone).

This is what Tutti had to say on her Instagram page:

Susannah Donnellan

Last year, we featured Susannah – read our article here.

At only 14 years of age, Susannah had a role in the feature film “The Haunting at St Josephs”, which had its international debut at the HorrorHound Festival in the US State of Ohio.

The big news is that she has been signed by talent manager and production company Mosaic Media Group based in Beverley Hills. Well done Susannah

Look at their Instagram account to see the big names they represent (including Brett Goldstein, who plays Roy Kent on Ted Lasso).

Charlie Donnellan

Keeping it in the family, 17-year-old Lane Cove local Charlie Donnellan has released her debut single on Spotify with Riverview Battle of the Bands 2023 winner Rosemary.

US talent manager Venture Entertainment has signed Charlie. She finished her HSC last year and is studying songwriting and music production at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Please stream and share to support our local talent. Tap or click the link here:

For more information and gig booking, go to this Instagram page.

Lane Cove Locals Love Their Coffee

Lane Cove loves its coffee (look at the many cafes in the cove). Soon, a new coffee shop called Thimble will open in the old Mama Hoangs site across from McGraths.

This week, there was an interesting article in The Conversation in which the author dissects the price of coffee and concludes that $5.50 is not too much for a flat white when you consider the cost of raw materials, rent, wages, etc.

Our small businesses are doing it tough, so if you can afford to support them and grab something to drink and eat, please do. However, we know that the cost of living increases are hitting everyone, so buying a couple of cups of coffee daily is a luxury.

Read The Conversation Article here.


Further Update on Lane Cove Public School Hall

As we mentioned in last week’s review, an Education Department spokesperson told ITC the following:

“We understand the frustration of the Lane Cove Public School community.

“The rebuild of the Lane Cove Public School hall has been subject to legal considerations due to the previous builder going into administration.

“This meant the appointment of a new contractor and completing all required documentation before works could commence.

“The new contractor will commence next month.”

Read the background here.

ITC also contacted icare for a comment. Icare’s Insurance for NSW is the largest public-sector insurer in Australia. Insurance for NSW manages several Government funds and statutory insurance schemes, collectively supporting and protecting the NSW public service during their operations.

A spokesperson for Icare said:

“icare is working closely with the School Infrastructure for NSW team on the delivery of a new hall at Lane Cove Public School.

We understand that legal issues involving the previous builder are resolved, and a new builder will get to work soon.

We thank the school community for their patience and support as this important project moves forward in 2024.”

Exciting Addition to The Sydney Library of Things Inventory

The Sydney Library of Things has two locations – the Coal Loader at Waverton and 47 Burns Bay Road Lane Cove (opposite Harris Farm Markets).

Check out for inventory and information on how to join. Soon, the following will be in our inventory and available at Lane Cove: Wizard Decorations for a party.

The kit includes:

  • A Platform 93/4 wall backdrop and sign
  • A Hogwarts-branded case and packages
  • Owls and Cages
  • Wands
  • Potion Bottles
  • House Banners
  • Cauldrons and Cake Stand
  • LED Candles and more

You can borrow this if you are a member of The Sydney Library of Things, and memberships start at $30. Why buy when you can borrow? Read more here.

Warning Issued by Hunters Hill Council

Over the Easter break,  Hunters Hill Council published the following on their social media for Woolwich Baths.


Upcoming Events – Lane Cove Rotary Car Boot Sale

Don’t send your unwanted goods to landfill… sell them at the Lane Cove Rotary Car Boot Sale at Council’s Civic Centre Car Park between Pheonix Street and Little Street, Lane Cove.

This popular event is an excellent way for residents to sell their pre-loved household goods, providing the community with an alternative to buying new ones.

This Car Boot Sale focuses on residents selling unwanted household goods such as clothes, toys, household items, sporting equipment, etc.

The goods may be sold from the boot of a vehicle, a table, or racks within the allocated site. This event is not for business/commercial traders. Items being sold must be secondhand.

Date: Sunday, 5 May 2024, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (UTC+11)

Location:  Lane Cove Council Civic Car Park
Between Pheonix Street & Little Street, Lane Cove

Bookings:  Bookings are now open – click on this link.

Lane Cove Sport

Lane Cove Junior Rugby Union Club

Help the LCJRU club reduce its environmental impact by bringing unwanted boots or training kits to Jersey Day to swap for other items you can use or donate.

Please ensure that boots or clothing are in reasonable shape and can be used for the coming season.

Any items that are left over will be donated to the NSW Positive Rugby Foundation, which is the official charity and social impact program of the NSW Rugby Union. NSW Positive Rugby Foundation harnesses the power of Rugby to create positive change in our communities.

Even if your child no longer plays Rugby and you have some items to donate, bring them down to Jersey Day and pass them on to other Lane Covians or via the NSW Positive Rugby Foundation.

Lane Cove 12ft Skiff Australian Championships held in Lane Cove

Over the Easter break, the three-day 12ft Skiff Australian Championships will be hosted by Lane Cove 12ft Sailing Skiff Club. – the club is located next to Longueville Wharf near the Longueville Reserve Park

Read the wrap-up of the event here on Sail World.


Lane Cove Bowling Club Champs

Lane Cove Cats AFL Club – Auskick

The Lane Cove Cats AFL Club would love your children aged eight and under to try Auskick. The first two weeks are free, and sessions are at Blackman Oval.




Week in Review Sponsor –  Mortgage Choice

Last year, In the Cove, published an article about how you may be paying more interest on your home loan than you realise. You can read it here.

With the interest rates rising last year and discretionary spending falling, it’s essential to do a mortgage check and ensure you are not paying more interest than needed.

What if you’re purchasing a home for the first time? Do you know all the grants that are available? What do you know about Mortgagee insurance? Did you know that every bank/financial institution has different interest rates?

The Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) surveyed in August 2023, and the results revealed that 93% of mortgage brokers reported their clients being more concerned about meeting repayments than they were six months ago.

The survey also showed an increase in new clients using a mortgage broker for the first time to understand their home loan options.

“The number of new clients seeking the services of our members for the first time highlights the value of using a broker given the complexity of the lending market,” said MFAA CEO Anja Pannek.

You can spend considerable time researching the home loan market or speak to a mortgage broker who can give you more options.

Recently, ITC sat down with Lane Cove Local and mortgage broker Leanne Johnstone from Mortgage Choice and asked her to explain what is happening in the home loan market sector.   Leanne knows what she is talking about and was recently featured in an ABC news article called “Mortgage Wars“. – Read our article here.

Mortgage Choice Lane Cove Contact Details

Address: Shop 15, 43-45 Burns Bay Road (The Village Shopping Centre)
Phone: 02 9639 6000
Mobile: 0422 222 975
This is a sponsored post – Mortgage Choice is an ITC Business Supporter.

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