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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.

Citizenship Award Nominations Now Open!

Council is now receiving nominations for the Annual Citizenship Awards to be presented in May 2018.

Interested in making a nomination or finding out more? Visit our Citizenship Awards webpage...

Nominate a Neighbour

For the first time Lane Cove Council is seeking nominations for a neighbour who deserves recognition for their support. The Award nominations form part of Council's Neighbour Day promotions and will be integrated into the Citizenship Awards presentation evening held in May.

If you would like to nominate someone who has made a contribution as a neighbour, download the Neighbour Nomination Form. Nominations close Friday 30 March 2018.

Street Libraries

Keep your eyes peeled over the coming month for the installation of Lane Cove’s first Street Libraries. Two mini wooden houses are currently being painted ahead of installation at Yorks Corner, Riverview and near Helen Street Reserve, Lane Cove North.

Each library will house books that you are happy to swap, borrow and/or donate to others, simply drop by and see what’s on offer. Once the libraries are up and running we'll update this page with the latest information.

Community Event Funding

In 2017 Council trialled the provision of local event funding support. The program is currently being reviewed and future updates will be available on this page.

Guidelines and Information for Applicants

Application Form - Love Where You Live Event Sponsorship Program

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.

Council also has Welcome to Lane Cove booklets that can connect people from diverse backgrounds to local activities and services. Find out more...

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.