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Love Where You Live


Welcome to Lane Cove!

Our Love Where You Live campaign celebrates the community spirit that leads to a safe, connected and vibrant community. Connecting with neighbours, enjoying outdoor events, celebrating local history, encouraging respect of public spaces and supporting our community all contributes to the 'village feel' that makes Lane Cove a great place to live, work and play.

Council will continue to promote activities and resources which celebrate Lane Cove and its people.

Neighbour Day_website.jpgNational Neighbour Day

The National Neighbour Day campaign is held on the last Sunday in March each year. In addition to promoting the 26 March campaign to the local community, Council intends to foster the sentiment of Neighbour Day all year round.

There are plenty of ways to celebrate Neighbour Day in Lane Cove this March.

Organise your own Neighbour Day ‘Do’
Council is offering apartment blocks in Lane Cove the opportunity to receive free BBQ and Morning/Afternoon Tea catering packs to assist with hosting their own Neighbour Day event.

Download an Information Pack and Application Form (Council has extended the deadline to Wednesday 29 March)

Head along to Hughes Park
The Rotary Club of Lane Cove, Lane Cove Community Chaplaincy and the FoodFaith Lane Cove Community Garden are hosting a community event on Sunday 26 March at Hughes Park from 11:00am – 2:00pm. A number of community organisations will also be involved along with a charity sausage sizzle and opportunity to pick up your free welcome pack. Council will update details on the day's activities on this webpage as they emerge. 

Welcome a New Neighbour to Lane Cove
Council has free Welcome Packs available and this March a new 'Connect' booklet for people from diverse backgrounds is being launched including an online version available in Farsi, Hindi and Simplified Chinese. Check back in March to find a copy of the guides on Council's website.

Discover Your Neighbourhood.jpgWelcome Packs!

Are you a new resident of Lane Cove? Or has someone just moved in and you’d like to make them feel welcome?

Welcome packs are now available to help take the guess work out of life in Lane Cove so whether you are new to the area or just looking for new information, this is a perfect way to get started.

The pack provides you with a moving in checklist, details on the latest Council activities, facilities and events, and tips on ways to get involved in the vibrant village community.

Simply register online and we will send a welcome pack with our Discover Your Neighbourhood booklet as well as latest activity brochures.

Alternatively, you can download a digital version, or pick up a copy from Lane Cove Library, Lane Cove Civic Centre or pop-up stalls in Lane Cove Plaza.


A Guide to Street Parties in Lane Cove_Page_1.jpgGuide to Street Parties

Council has also released a Guide to Street Parties to help locals looking to coordinate an event with their neighbours. In addition to clearly explaining the steps required to gaining permission to host an event in a local street, there are a number of resources available to approved events. This includes free recycling and waste collection, shade tents and invitation templates.

Download the guide to find out more or contact Council's Manager - Communications & Events on 9911 3616.

If you are after the appropriate forms to complete, please download the following:


DID YOU KNOW? In 2015 Lane Cove became the first Council in Australia to receive the status of 'Very Neighbourly Organisation'. A Very Neighbourly Organisation must demonstrate the following five principles which represent the founding principles of Neighbour Day:-

  1. Strengthen communities and build better relationships with the people who live around us;
  2. Create safer, healthier and more vibrant suburbs and towns;
  3. Promote tolerance, respect and understanding;
  4. Break down community barriers; and
  5. Protect the elderly, the vulnerable and the disadvantaged.

For more information on Neighbour Day and other Very Neighbourly Organisations, visit the National Neighbour Day website.

Streetside Gallery

Council has put together a map of public artworks throughout the Lane Cove area.

The interactive Streetside Gallery Map includes destinations and descriptions of the artworks to allow you to explore the local area in your own time. Visit the Streetside Gallery page to access the map.

On the Streets Where You Live

How much do you know about your local street? What about the building you walk past or the park you play in? Council's On the Streets Where You Live extracts provide interesting local history about the people and events behind the names in our local community. Return to this website to find out more about the streets you live in.