The Lane Cove Connection
Every month Council publishes a newsletter designed for people 55 years and over called 'The Lane Cove Connection'. The newsletter contains information about activities, events and services available to over 55 in Lane Cove and surrounding areas.
In the July edition of the newsletter you will find information about NAIDOC Week and the Lane Cove Gai-mariagal Festival. There is useful information from Australian Consumer Law on how to avoid billing scams and the latest MoneySmart tips on how to create a utility instalment payment plan or 'bill smoothing'.
This newsletter is now available to download as a PDF and as a plain word document
Help with waste collection and verge mowing
Nature strip mowing service
Lane Cove Council relies on residents and businesses to maintain the grassed nature strips adjoining their property. Council provides a Nature Strip Mowing Service for those residents who are unable to maintain the nature strip and meet eligibility requirements.
You will initially need to complete the Nature Strip Mowing Service application form to enable Council to determine your eligibility for placement on the Nature Strip Mowing List.
The form can be accessed via the following link: Nature Strip Mowing Service Application or contact Council's Open Space & Urban Services Division on 9911 3583 for more information.
Waste Collection support service
Some older residents may be physically unable to take their garbage bin to the kerbside and do not have neighbours or family willing to assist. Council currently provides additional assistance to members of the community who require help in wheeling their waste bins out for collection. Eligibility for this service however is assessed on a case by case basis, subject to certain criteria and a risk assessment. Contact Council's Waste Avoidance Officer on 9911 3657 for more information.
Community Connection Hot Desk in the Library
Would you like to meet aged care service providers, disability service providers and your local community organisations? You can now visit the Lane Cove Library Community Connection Hot Desk and meet a diverse range of organisations that can provide you with a referral and information service.
Every Tuesday morning between 10:00am and 12:00pm a specific service provider will be available. To make a booking call 9911 3591 or just pop in to the Library.
Would you like information about your service or group included in the monthly Lane Cove Connection?
Lane Cove Connection is a monthly newsletter that provides information to seniors on events and activities that are held in Lane Cove each month.
If you would like any information included in the next edition please complete the application form by the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Changes to the Assets Tests and Age Pension
From 1 January 2017 there will be changes to the way the aged pension is calculated and these changes may affect ongoing aged care fees. For more information about the changes and how they may affect you visit the Human Services website.
English Conversation Classes
Do you need help with English conversation or do you know someone who does? Would you like to learn with others in a small friendly group? The classes are held at the Library. Please see the flyer for more informationSeniors Parking Permit
Council has provided a number of designated 'Seniors' parking spaces in Council's car parks. To use these spaces, you must be a Lane Cove resident, at least 67 years of age and hold a current drivers licence.
To receive a Seniors Parking Permit complete a Seniors Parking Permit Application Form and bring your Drivers Licence and Rate Notice or Tenancy Agreement to Council for sighting by our Customer Service Staff OR send your completed Seniors Parking Permit Application form together with a photocopy of your Drivers Licence and a photocopy of a recent Rate Notice or Tenancy Agreement to Council.
Upon receipt of the Application Form and sighting of these two documents we will issue your Seniors Parking Permit to the address stated on the application form.
Housing Information for Seniors
During the Strategy for an Age-Friendly Lane Cove consultations Council was asked to provide information about granny flats/dual occupancies.
A Granny flat is a secondary dwelling which is a self-contained dwelling, is established in conjunction with another dwelling (the principal dwelling), is on the same lot of land (not being an individual lot in a strata plan or community title scheme) as the principal dwelling, and is located within, or is attached to, or is separate from, the principal dwelling.
A Council or an accredited Private Certifier can approve granny flats as a Complying Development (CDC) without the need for a Development Application, provided it meets the specific development standards in the State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009 – see Division 2 Secondary Dwellings
For more information go to www.legislation.nsw.gov.au