Do you have a story to tell about your life in Lane Cove?
If you are over 55 years old and have lived in Lane Cove for more than 25 years, Council invites you to share your memories about Lane Cove
Can you remember World War II or the post war years or tell us why you came to Lane Cove? When did you build here? Did you or your family immigrate from overseas? What was the area like when you arrived?
Tell us about your family life, school days, social activities or significant local events.
What types of transport, industry and commerce do you remember as part of your day to day life?
All stories (written and a maximum length of 2 pages) will be archived at the Lane Cove Library to share with current and future generations. Some will be published in a "Memories of Lane Cove" book.
For more information please see the Information Package.
Stories will be received up to Tuesday 31 October 2017.
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.
This edition of the Connection includes information about the Mental Health Month, Carers Week and activities planned for Grandparents Day celebrations. You will also find interesting Facts and Figures from the 2016 Census and the latest information on the Rosenthal Project.
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
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.
October Hot Desk Organisations
Tuesday 3 October: Local Area Coordinator (LAC) Uniting: LAC's work with people with disability to ensure that they can access their NDIS Plans.
Tuesday 10 October: HammondCare: HammondCare help older people to live comfortably at home for as long as they choose.
Tuesday 17 October Sydney Community Services: Sydney Community Services helps residents to live a quality and independent life in their own home and in their community.
Tuesday 24 October: Greenwich Hospital: Greenwich Hospital provides rehabilitation, palliative and supportive care, mental health care for older people, pain management, and other vital support services.
Tuesday 31 October: Ability Links SSI: Ability Links is a way of connecting people with disability, their families and carers in the community.
Save the Date: November Hot Desk Organisations
Tuesday 7 November: Local Area Coordinator (LAC) Uniting
LAC's work with people with disability to ensure that they can access their NDIS Plans.
Tuesday 14 November: HammondCare
HammondCare help older people to live comfortably at home for as long as they choose.
Tuesday 21 November: Sydney Community Services
Sydney Community Services helps residents to live a quality and independent life in their own home and in their community.
Tuesday 28 November: Ability Links SSI
Ability Links is a way of connecting people with disability, their families and carers in the community.
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