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.
Four new Street Libraries have now popped up in Lane Cove! You can find these Council-initiated libraries at
- Kimberley Park, Kimberley Avenue, Lane Cove
- Ludowici Reserve, Penrose Street, Lane Cove
- Lloyd Rees Park, Northwood Road, Northwood
- Stringybark Creek Reserve, corner of Elizabeth Parade and Centennial Avenue,
Lane Cove North
These mini wooden houses hold books that you are able to donate, borrow and/or swap. And it's free! There are no associated fees or memberships to use Street Libraries. The Libraries aim to celebrate a sense of community, create opportunities for neighbourly connection and encourage literacy skills.
Local and Sydney based artists have been engaged to design and paint the Street Libraries. To view details of their work, visit the Streetside Gallery page.
Each Street Library has a Custodian who will be the local hero and caretaker of the designated Library. They will help alert Council as to any maintenance or support required. Council provides the artist-decorated Library, takes care of initial book stocking and helps to promote our libraries which are part of a wider Street Library network - visit www.streetlibrary.org.au for details.
To suggest a future location or become a local supporter who helps to monitor the libraries, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Drop by your local Street Library to see what's on offer!
Celebrate Neighbour Day in Lane Cove
This year's National Neighbour Day theme is loneliness. Council is providing free tea bags to give you the perfect excuse to take time out and connect with someone in your neighbourhood who may appreciate a chat. We will be distributing tea bags in March, register to order yours today.
Capture Your Neighbourhood
Photograph what makes you happy in Lane Cove and you could be in the running to share in the $2,500 prize pool.
Lane Cove's Captured Photography Competition runs throughout March with entries closing 7 April 2019. Find out more.
Keep your eyes peeled for three more street libraries popping up in local streets this March. Drop by with books you are happy to swap, borrow and/or donate to others, simply open the door and see what's on offer. Find your nearest street library.
Nominate a Neighbour in 2019
Nominatons for Council's Neighbour Day Awards have now closed and will be presented in May as part of the Citizenship Award Ceremony.
The Neighbour Day Awards celebrate a range of neighbours in the Lane Cove community who are worthy of recognition for making Lane Cove such a great place to live. This may be through helping another individual or by contributing to the neighbourliness of a street/neighbourhood. Last year there were five recipients, all with different examples of how they have helped their neighbours.
Annual Citizenship Awards
Find out more about Council's 2018 Citizenship Award (to be presented in 2019).
Nominations have now closed for the Citizenship Awards.
Lane Cove Remembers
Lane Cove Council has organised a range of initiatives to commemorate the Centenary of the Armistice of World War One.
Did you know the names of over 20 streets and places in the Lane Cove area have been named after people who have a connection to World War One? Find out the streets and their connection via a specially prepared audio guide. A red poppy has been fixed to street signs and locations featured in this new audio guide.
To access the guide you can download the free izi.TRAVEL app via the Apple, Google and Windows app stores or download from the izi.TRAVEL website. To find the guided walk, search ‘Lane Cove Remembers' once in the app to discover text, audio, images and GPS tracking to guide you along the walk.
New Signal Box Artwork
A new artwork now adorns the signal box on the corner of Burns Bay Road and Centennial Avenue. Artist Matt McLarty has painted a striking piece that reflects the local community's connection to wars, conflict and peace operations.
These initiatives are funded under the Commonwealth Government's Armistice Centenary Grants Program.
Neighbour Day Awards
For the first time Lane Cove Council sought nominations for neighbours who deserve recognition for their support in the local community as part of Council's Neighbour Day celebrations.
The 2018 Neighbour Day Awards were presented at this year's Citizenship Awards on Wednesday 23 May to the following recipients:
- The Dinnell Family
- Jocelyn Jamieson
- Karen Neville
- Katrina Plenderleith
- Michael and Renée Stevens
Congratulations to all of the recipients, who each represented different ways that Lane Cove residents help their neighbours. From street parties, helping out with chores, being the reliable port of call, establishing contact lists, hosting a welcome gathering and connecting people to their new neighbours, everyone had played a role in their apartment block, street or community.
Nominations for next year's Awards will align with the 2019 Neighbour Day activities at the end of March.
Community Event Funding
At its meeting of March 2018 Council agreed to continue the Love Where You Live Event Sponsorship program which provides community group's with the chance to request funding for the events they run. Applications will be considered at each Council meeting - for further details please review the Application Form and Guidelines below:
Guidelines and Information for Applicants
Application Form - Love Where You Live Event Sponsorship Program
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
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...
Guide to Street Parties
Council's Guide to Street Parties aims to help locals looking to coordinate annual street party events 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 your event is taking place on a local road then it is important that you fill out the Street Party Road Closure Application Form.
If you require additional support from Council such as insurance, waste collection, event invitations etc then you can also submit the following form:
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:-
- Strengthen communities and build better relationships with the people who live around us;
- Create safer, healthier and more vibrant suburbs and towns;
- Promote tolerance, respect and understanding;
- Break down community barriers; and
- 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.
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.