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For People Over 55

 

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 older people.

 

In the December 2016 edition you will find information on the Community Connection Hot Desk in the Library, school holiday programs, , State Government Service Centre and the Home Doctors Service. This newsletter is now available to download as PDF and as a plain word document. To receive a copy of the Lane Cove Connection via email each month, sign up to the enewsletter.

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 3rd 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