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Lane Cove 51st Art Award Exhibition 2014

Entries are now open for the Council-sponsored Lane Cove Art Society 51st Art Award Exhibition 2014.The exhibition will be opened by the Mayor, Councillor David Brooks-Horn on Friday 8 August, and runs until Sunday 17 August at Gallery Lane Cove. Download an application form.

Feral Animal Control Program - IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR DOG OWNERS

Council's Regional Fox Control Program aims to protect native wildlife, including Threatened Species, from fox predation. Fox baits can be fatal to dogs.

Manns Point Reserve is now open to dogs on leads. Ventemans Reach Reserve remains closed to all dogs. It is vital that pet owners take extra precautions to ensure that their pets do not enter these baited reserves during the baiting period. Baits will be buried to reduce the risk of non-target poisoning. As part of the public notification program warning signs have also been displayed on-site.

Baiting is ongoing and Ventemans Reach Reserve remains off limits to dogs. Please check the website again next week for updates.

Owners of pet rabbits are also being advised to consult their veterinarian regarding vaccinations prior to the release of RHDV (Calicivirus) in the Lane Cove Municipality on 7 April 2014.

Forums for an Age-Friendly Lane Cove

Council has embarked on preparing a ‘Strategy for an Age-Friendly Lane Cove’. It hopes to become just the seventh Australian community to join the World Health Organisation’s Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities. If successful, it would be the first local government area in New South Wales to gain membership.

Being an ‘age-friendly community’ means that the area is a good place for older people to live, work and visit. Lane Cove, just like the rest of Australia, has an ageing population. At the last Census, over a quarter of the population was aged 55 years and over, and this number is increasing, particularly those aged 60-69 years of age.

The aim is to receive suggestions for improvements which may include strategies to address problems experienced by older people who want to use public transport, walk or drive around the area, find appropriate housing, be involved in the community or attend social activities, or to get the information they need.

In order to become an Age-Friendly Community, Council is asking for feedback, local knowledge and ideas.

Council recently held two community ‘Forums for an Age-Friendly Lane Cove’. All older people 55 and over who live, work or visit Lane Cove, as well as their carers, were welcome to attend..

Survey for an Age-Friendly Lane Cove

A survey is now available for older people and their carers to fill out. This asks people to rate Lane Cove’s current age-friendliness, and to make suggestions for improvements

Survey forms are available from:

  • Lane Cove and Greenwich Libraries
  • Lane Cove Civic Centre foyer (48 Longueville Rd, Lane Cove)
  • Lane Cove and North Side Community Services (164 Longueville Road, Lane Cove) or
  • Online at Council’s website.

The closing date for completed surveys is Thursday 17 April. Printed questionnaires can be returned to Council via the boxes where you picked up the survey form, or returned to Council in the Reply Paid envelope supplied (no stamp required).

To download a copy of the survey click here

To complete the survey online click here

To download a copy of the information brochure click here

For more information email rjacka@lanecove.nsw.gov.au, or phone Ruth on 9911 3593.

Abandoned Dinghy Survey

Council is seeking the assistance of dinghy owners to help identify the number of abandoned dinghies located on public land.

In November orange stickers were placed on all dinghies located on Council foreshore land in Woodford Bay.

Dinghy owners from the area who have a sticker on their dinghy were requested to note the reference number allocated to their vessel when completing a short survey.The survey closed on 1 March 2014.

Bushfire Safety

Some residents may have recently received information from the Rural Fire Service about their local Neighbourhood Safer Place (NSP). An NSP is a place of last resort for people during a bush fire and in Lane Cove there have been seven sites identified.

For further information about the locations identified by the Rural Fire Service in Lane Cove, please visit the Rural Fire Service Website.

With Summer fast approaching it is an important time to consider what to do in the event of a bush fire. Residents can help reduce the risk to their property during bushfire season by:

  • Keeping gutters free of leaves, twigs and bark

  • Keeping combustible materials (piles of wood, boxes, hanging baskets, timber furniture) and flammable liquids well away from the house

  • Connecting heat resistant hoses with wide spray nozzles that will reach all sides of the house

  • Removing fibre doormats

Please visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au or call 1800 NSW RFS (1800 679 737) for further information.

Heritage Database now online

Under Lane Cove’s Local Environmental Plan, more than 230 local heritage items are listed. These items have now been included in an online database list along with State items located in Lane Cove LGA.

Information and photos from the heritage study carried out in the late 1980’s have been entered into the database along with new digital images of the items.

To access the database:

  • Visit the NSW Heritage search function on the Department of Environment and Heritage's website

  • Choose Local Government Area - Lane Cove

  • Choose “Heritage Listing” – Local Environmental Plan

The database also provides the opportunity to search by name of item, street name or suburb.

Join the St Leonards Community Liaison Committee

In November 2012, the St Leonards Community Liaison Committee (SLCLC) was established to provide input into significant planning controls for the St Leonard South precinct.

The SLCLC meets approximately every 2 months and is currently seeking new members.  If you are a residential or commercial property owner in the precinct and would like to be involved in planning for the area by sitting on the SLCLC please email to Council ( “ATTN: STRATEGIC PLANNING ”).

Register your Swimming Pool today

From 29 April 2013, pool owners are required to register their backyard swimming pools in an online register to be provided by the NSW State Government.

Visit the register website at www.swimmingpoolregister.nsw.gov.au and register your pool for free by following the easy registration steps.

The Register will promote pool safety and pool compliance in response to the challenge of reducing the number of deaths and injuries to children in backyard swimming pools in NSW.

The Register will provide pool owners with pool safety checklists to help them to self-assess their pool’s safety. Pool owners will be asked to indicate that, to the best of their knowledge, their swimming pool complies with the Standard applicable to their pool.

There may be a penalty applied to owners who did not register a swimming pool by 29 October 2013 (penalty notice amount of $220).

For further information on the requirements for pools Download the fact sheets for more information on the register and on pool safety in your home.

Smoke-Free Lane Cove

Council recently updated its passive smoking policy to reflect changes introduced under the NSW Government's new tobacco legislation.

The most significant legislative change is that smoking is now prohibited within 4 metres of the
entrance to all non-residential buildings. This impacts all of the shopping/commercial precincts

where footpaths in Lane Cove will be smoke-free. Find out more...

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 an online application by the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Join the Community Choir

Want to feel happier and more uplifted, a little younger and perhaps less stressed?  Reconnect with the fun of your inner child by joining in the new Lane Cove Community Choir.

If you have always had a desire to sing out loud then come along and have a go on Tuesdays from 6:15pm - 7:45pm during school terms. The choir is open to anyone who wants to sing – you don’t have to have a ‘good voice’ to be included.

We meet at Lane Cove Seniors Centre, 180 Longueville Road Lane Cove. The cost is $10 per session.

For more details call Carol Sinclair on 9911 3592.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Council is seeking financial and in-kind sponsorship from organisations, companies or individuals interested in supporting Council Festivals, Events, Sustainability and Library Projects. This could include sponsorship of publications, events, special projects, community resources, facilities, service provision, community and cultural programs and public art.

Sponsorship arrangements which could limit, or be seen to limit, Council's ability to carry out its functions fully and impartially will not be considered.  Form more information please view our Sponsorship Opportunity Information Package.

All offers of sponsorship are to be sent to the Manager – Governance, Lane Cove Council, PO Box 20, Lane Cove 1595

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