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 people over 55 in Lane Cove and surrounding areas.
In the February edition of the Lane Cove Connection, you'll find information about Sunset in the Village, the Wisdom in Focus Photography Council's annual Citizenship Awards.
Read the February edition now in PDF or Word.
Wisdom in Focus Photography Exhibition
Photographers of all abilities are encouraged to submit photos of people over the age of 55.
This is an opportunity for photographers to capture older people’s stories and experiences in a positive way.
Anyone considering entering is urged to submit entries before the closing date of Monday 22 March 2021.
Entries will be displayed online between Thursday 1 April – Friday 30 April 2021 to celebrate NSW Seniors Festival.
There will be a People’s Choice Award.
For more information or to submit an entry call Ruth on 9911 3593 or email email@example.com.
Read the full terms and conditions.
2020 Wisdom in Focus Winner
The Lane Cove Council's Community Directory
provides a comprehensive list of organisations that provide services and resources to older people and carers in the Lane Cove and surrounding areas.
Living at Home and Staying Connected
A Guide for Older Seniors Living in the Lane Cove Area
Download the 2021 updated version of the Living at Home and Staying Connected Guide which can help older seniors living in Lane Cove remain independent and connected. This guide can help our residents continue to live the life they want and to stay local for longer.
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.
Next of Kin Register
The Next of Kin Register is free, and enables persons living alone to record their details at the local police station. The register holds information of your nominated Next of Kin, doctors and dentist details and any medical alerts.
This information may assist the ambulance and police in an emergency situation, to contact a relative or other nominated person to inform of your situation.
You will be provided with a key ring and a sticker that is to be placed on your home phone to alert emergency services that you are registered with the Next of Kin Program.
How do I register?
Attend your local Police Station and ask to speak with the Crime Prevention Officer about the Next of Kin Program or fill in and return the registration form.
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 information.
Seniors 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