Council encourages the community to shop locally as part of its ongoing Love Where You Shop Lane Cove campaign. This includes a range of exciting annual events, supporting materials and opportunities for local businesses to come together to promote their business to local residents.
Video production opportunity for local businesses
Council has secured funding from the NSW Treasury as part of the NSW Small Business Month initiative.
The project involves producing a 30 second video promoting the Shop Lane Cove website. As part of its commitment to Small Business Month, Council is prioritising the use of a local business, where suitable, to produce the video on behalf of Council.
The video will be distributed in the second half of October via Council's online platforms.
If you're interested, please view the full brief. Interested businesses should provide Council with a quote by Thursday 1 October 2020.
Small Business Breakfast
Lane Cove Businesses are invited to join in for this free Business Breakfast featuring Catherine DeVrye. Catherine delivers the energy of Gen Y and the experience of a baby boomer. She is a best- selling author, winner of Australian Executive Woman of the Year, a Thought Leader in the Australian business community and a small business owner for over 20 years.
This Lane Cove-tailored presentation is not to be missed and will focus on Small Business Resilience in a local context. Catherine will bring the latest theory and research to life through practical, common sense examples. She will also share some inspirational personal stories of resilience.
To ensure this is a COVID-safe event, numbers are limited in the Terrace Function Room, however, we are also live-streaming the event so you can attend virtually if you would prefer.
Wednesday 21 October, 7:15am - 8:30am
Lane Cove Coffee Guide 2020-21
What better way for local coffee lovers to explore the local area than by visiting close to 40 coffee outlets across Lane Cove. Whether you need a new local for your morning pick-me-up, somewhere close by or something a little different, this guide will point you in the right direction. With handy maps to help you find your way, you will always know where the closest fuelling station is.
Download your free Lane Cove Coffee Guide or click the image below.
Shop online or drop in: Find out who's open in Lane Cove
With the easing of some COVID-19 restrictions it is important we don't miss the opportunity to support locals who are changing how they do business.
To help make it easier, Council's new online directory www.shoplanecove.com.au features more than 100 local businesses and helps sort them by the type of service they offer. Designed in response to social distancing measures, the site highlights whether they are open for home delivery, online shopping, video services and local pick-up.
To view what's on offer, visit www.shoplanecove.com.au and choose your delivery method – if a business is open they'll be listed as 'Local Pick Up'. You can also browse by type of business, search the business listings and use the map to locate the closest business to you. Can't decide what to buy? Why not consider a Lane Cove Gift Card, accepted at 70 local businesses which are also listed on the website homepage.
Are you a local business that would like to list on Shop Lane Cove for free? Simply click on the 'listing' section in the website menu and set your information up - it takes less than five minutes. You'll then have your own login to return to the website and update your service and product offerings as often as you like.
The Shop Lane Cove website is a Lane Cove Council initiative which aims to support local businesses through these challenging times. The website platform will continue to be promoted after the social distancing measures have been lifted as part of Council's Love Where You Shop campaign.
To show your support, visit www.shoplanecove.com.au and discover a range of local businesses who are ready to continue to serve the Lane Cove community and beyond.
More Free Support for Local Businesses
Has your business been impacted by Covid-19? Wondering how to plan for what happens next, including sustainable success?
Council is offering Lane Cove businesses a free online training program that is tailored to our local business community. It can help you:
- Minimise disruption to your business during this crisis
- Identify new opportunities and revenue streams
- Set yourself up for a quick recovery once we get to the other side of this crisis
Delivered by Grant Hartley from Brand Local, this short program is designed to provide Lane Cove business owners with simple and effective solutions that can be executed quickly at low to no cost.
Kick-start your journey with the basic fundamentals in as little as half a day or take full advantage of the additional resources and continue at your own pace. You can stop and start at anytime, giving you the flexibility to complete the sessions when it suits you.
Find out more and sign up for the free Lane Cove program today.
In addition to Council's tailored program, the NSW Government has also announced a range of free webinars that you may find useful. Over the next two weeks there are seminars on creative incomes, Google analytics, innovation and managing people to name a few. Find out more on the Business Connect website.
To provide further assistance to businesses, Council is this week launching www.shoplanecove.com.au. It's free for businesses to list and you can update your delivery information as often as you need so that locals can find out if you're offering pick-up, delivery, online services etc.
The Lane Cove Gift Card is here!
The Lane Cove Gift Card is here and can be redeemed at shops, cafes, restaurants and other retail outlets in Lane Cove.
Your Lane Cove Gift Card may be purchased at any of our load-up stores. The minimum load amount is $30. A sincere thank you to all the retailers who have registered their participation in Council’s Lane Cove Gift Card.
You can use the Lane Cove Gift Card at the following retailers:
Anya Natural Healing
Bella Cove Lingerie
Be U Natural
Cellarbrations at Lane Cove*
Elizabeth's Beauty Clinic
Encasa Lane Cove
Feet First Acupuncture and Remedial Massage
Flair for Beauty
Found Gifts and Homewares*
Fourth Fish Restaurant
Health Space Clinics
Herringbone Hair Design
Hummerston's Gourmet Meats
Iris & Lin*
Kasina Korean Eatery
La Piazza Lane Cove
La Provence Espresso Bar
Lane Cove Advantage Pharmacy
Lane Cove Aquatic and Leisure Centre
Lane Cove Bowling and Recreation Club
Lane Cove Council Civic Centre*
Lane Cove Newsagency
Lane Cove Sushi Bar
Lane Cove Tennis and Golf
Lil Lane Eatery
Little Red Robin Restaurant & Wine Bar
Miss V Boutique
My Hair House by Jen
Oliver Barkley Pet Supply
One Seed Patisseries
Porter's Liquor Northwood*
You can purchase and load-up your gift card at the following stores:
Cellarbrations at Lane Cove
Found Gifts and Homewares
Iris & Lin
Lane Cove Council Civic Centre
Porter's Liquor Northwood
Xara Skin Clinic
What's On in Lane Cove Plaza: Free Events!
To encourage the community to shop locally and linger longer in Lane Cove, Council is promoting a set of free regular programs hosted in Lane Cove Plaza. Check back for updated information on specific events.
**PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BELOW EVENTS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 ADVICE**
First Fridays: Fun for Kids!
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Kick off the weekend with a free afternoon craft or games session near the Green.
Second Saturdays: Saturday Sounds
10:00am - 12:00pm
Soak up a live music performance while enjoying your weekend coffee, brunch or weekly shop.
Watch the 2016 Sydney Weekender segment featuring Lane Cove's Coffee Carnevale.
Missed Business - A Guide for Small Business
The Missed Business
guide provides some practical information about how to attract more customers by providing better access to your business for your customers.
Additional information about shopping locally
Lane Cove village shopping precinct is in the heart of Lane Cove while a number of other shopping hubs are located throughout the Municipality including Greenwich, Yorks Corner, Figtree, Lane Cove West, Mowbray Road and St Leonards.
Download the Lane Cove Alive app for your phone or view the app online. The app includes a map of retailers in the Lane Cove village.
In the coming months this website will provide links to a variety of additional information about Love Where You Shop activities.