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New court for Longueville

​A brand new, full-sized basketball court is currently under construction at Kingsford Smith Oval in Longueville.

The 28 metre x 15 metre concrete slab has recently been poured and will need to set for 28 days before the next treatment of the surface can be completed.

The line markings for basketball and netball will then be added along with a hoop for both sports.

The court is due for completion in late August.


Calling all artists

Lane Cove Art Society have released the entry form for the 55th Annual Art Award sponsored by Lane Cove Council at Gallery Lane Cove, 164 Longueville Road. The exhibition will take place from Friday 10 August to Saturday 18 August 2018.

Paintings, drawings, artists’ prints, etc.can be entered into the following sections:

Section 1: is for scenes, buildings or portraits of local identities within the Lane Cove Municipality (see map in entry form)  Any style, any medium.

Section 7: is for a scene in or around Sydney. Traditional style, any medium.

Section 8: Any style, any medium.

For more details, download a copy of the entry form today

Entries close Monday 23 July 2018. 


New Library Hours

​In response to the recent library survey Council adjusted Library hours so that from 2 July Lane Cove Library opens to the public at the following times:                       

Monday – Thursday   9:30am – 9:00pm

Friday – Saturday  9:30am – 5:00pm

Sunday -  9:30am – 2:00pm

These hours reflect the popularity of the Library as a facility enjoyed by the whole community.

Find out the latest news and events at Lane Cove Library...

Tree Time

National Tree Day
Sunday 29 July, 9.00am – 11.00am
Burns Bay Reserve, Kooyong Road, Lane Cove
Support local wildlife by helping plant hundreds of native shrubs and groundcovers at this community tree planting day. Bring the family and enjoy the outdoors, with a free sausage sizzle and take-home seedling for all tree planters. And grab a photo with Sunny, our Golden Whistler!

Channel your creativity

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Over the past six months Lane Cove Council has been refurbishing the space at 164-172 Longueville Road to create a new facility called Lane Cove Creative Studios.

The completed facility provides space for pottery, printmaking, photography, textiles and other arts activities supported by teaching rooms and artist in residence spaces. The rooms within the facility are aptly named to reflect local artists whose efforts have influenced the Lane Cove community including the Guy Warren Studio; Elizabeth Rooney Printmaking Studio; and Joy Warren Studio for ceramics.

On Saturday 23 June the Mayor of Lane Cove officially opened the new facillity, almost 30 years to the day, from when the original community centre was opened in 1988. The proceedings included a smoking ceremony by Uncle Max and was followed by an Open Day running through until 4:00pm. Federal Member for North Sydney, Mr Trent Zimmerman MP was also in attendance.

This project is a great example of Council's commitment to arts and culture as the facility strengthens the existing cultural facilities in the form of Gallery Lane Cove, Lane Cove Library and the Living and Learning Centre.

For more information about upcoming activities in these new facilities, visit to find out what Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios have on offer.

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Literary Awards

The Lane Cove Literary Awards are now open and entries will be accepted until 22 August 2018. 

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Short Story Prize- $2,000
  • Theatre Script Prize - $1,500
  • Poetry Prize- $1,500

The following additional prizes may be awarded:

  • Lane Cove Resident Prize - $500
  • Youth Prize (16-24 years) - $500
  • Senior Prize (Age 65+) - $500

Visit the Literary Awards webpage for the Entry Form and Terms and Conditions.

Lane Cove Library will also be hosting a number of writing workshops to assist emerging writers:

Short Story Writing (Presented by Keith Whelan)

Wednesday 13 June, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Script Writing Workshop (Presented by Pete Malicki)

Thursday 12 July, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Poetry Writing Workshop (Presented by Julie Chevalier) 

Thursday 19 July, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

To book a place at a free workshop, please call Lane Cove Library on 9911 3634.

Neighbour Day Awards

The new Neighbour Day Awards were presented at this year's Citizenship Awards on Wednesday 23 May.

Five Awards were presented and each one represented a different way in which the recipients had helped their neighbour. 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.

Congratulations to the following recipients:

  • The Dinnell Family
  • Jocelyn Jamieson
  • Karen Neville
  • Katrina Plenderleith
  • Michael and Renee Stevens

Nominations for next year's Awards will align with the 2019 Neighbour Day activities at the end of March.


Memories of Lane Cove

Memories of Lane Cove features 14 stories that capture the personal memories and rich history of our local area as far back as the 1930s.

Each of the stories were submitted by people aged 55 years and over who have lived in Lane Cove for more than 25 years. An initiative of Age-Friendly Lane Cove, this large-print book captures and publishes the stories of older people in our community as a way of showing respect for their stories and indeed their role in the community.

The publication was officially launched on Thursday 19 April by Mayor of Lane Cove, Clr Pam Palmer.

Copies of the publication are available to purchase from Lane Cove Library and the Lane Cove Civic Centre for $10,

The below picture captures the smiles of those involved in submitting stories and celebrating the launch at Lane Cove Library:


Snap Send Solve

​​Snap Send Solve is a free app that allows you to report issues to Council. Snap Send Solve also functions to report abandoned trolleys and a growing number of water and power authorities.

Snap Send Solve lets you quickly and easily report on various issues such as:

- Parking
- Pavement issues
- Abandoned shopping trolleys
- Damaged roads
- Potholes
- Graffiti
- Litter
- Broken playground equipment
- Street Cleaning
- Animals
- Noise
- Telstra pits and telecommunications equipment

Your report is then emailed through to Council who will action your request .

You can download the Snap Send Solve iPhone App or the Snap Send Solve Android App today.

Solar Mapping Tool

​Council has launched a free online 'Solar Mapping Tool' to help residents and businesses to estimate the potential for solar electricity generation on their roof.

The 'Solar Mapping Tool' provides an estimate on annual electricity generation, financial savings and emissions offset by installing solar panels. This information will help energy consumers make better decisions about investments in Solar PV. With electricity prices on the rise the tool provides residents with information that will assist with solar system purchasing decisions

You can map the solar potential of your home or business by visiting the SunSpot Solar Potential Map, entering your address and drawing the 'map' of your potential solar installation area. The data provided will equip you with information to make an informed decision on solar installation. 

Before visiting the site, note the following steps to help you map your roof:

  • Visit the SunSpot page:
  • Choose Sydney and click on the search icon next to "search for a specific address"
  • Enter the address and then use the polygon or rectangle tool to map out the rooftop area.
  • The calculated information will then appear on the right.


You can also view live information on state and nationwide solar data

Find more about the Solar Mapping Tool.

Backyard Habitat

The Creating Backyard Habitat book was officially launched at Sustainability Lane on Sunday 8 October. The book provides practical advice on creating wildlife-friendly gardens in Lane Cove using local native plants.

This volume provides guidance on planning, designing and caring for native gardens, and how to incorporate important habitat spaces for our native birds and other animals. Handy lists of native plants suitable for the Lane Cove area, plus examples of local habitat gardens will provide inspiration for all gardeners.

The book was written to provide advice particularly for residents living adjacent to bushland however the information is useful for anyone who has a garden space.

To collect your free copy, visit Council's Customer Service Desk at the Civic Centre, 48 Longueville Road or email

Local History


Lane Cove Municipality was incorporated in February 1895 and has undergone a great deal of growth and development over the last 122 years. When the Municipality was incorporated the area looked more like a collection of country villages than the dense residential area we recognise today. There was very little street lighting and the lighting that did exist was by kerosene lamp. The few ‘constructed’ roads were made of dirt and gravel. One Council ganger of the day told his daughter Daisy that residents preferred to use the bush tracks rather than attempt to navigate the muddy tracks churned up by horses and car traffic.

According to the Sands Directory of 1897 there were 233 dwellings and a population of just 1,200. In 2016, the residential population was estimated to be 36,996.

In February 1885, 150 ratepayers of River Ward, North Willoughby (now the Municipality of Willoughby) signed a petition asking for separation from the Municipality of Willoughby. On this occasion they were unsuccessful, but a second petition signed by 306 ratepayers in 1893 met with more success. The first Lane Cove local government election was held on the 26 March 1895 and the first Mayor, Jeremiah Roberts, was formally elected by his fellow Councillors on the 4 April 1895. As with today, public infrastructure was vital and one of Council’s first projects was to call for tenders in May 1895, for the construction of St Leonards Wharf (now known as Bay Street Wharf).

Lane Cove’s Mayors and Aldermen have reflected the general make-up of the community. They have worked in all types of industries and have included influential business people, local environmental activists, farmers and scholars. Some could be classified as characters, including Mayor ‘Fred’ Graham who enlisted to drive trucks in Mesopotamia (now Iraq) during the First World War. Mayor Richard (Dick) Nossiter continued the tradition when he served on Allied convoy ships in the North
Atlantic during World War II. Lane Cove broke ground when Marjorie Propsting was elected the first female Mayor on the North Shore and Council continues to have
a high proportion of women serving the Municipality.

View an online copy of the Mayors of Lane Cove: A Retrospective

Beauty of Recycling
You can now recycle various household items that aren’t accepted in your kerbside recycling bins via Council’s TerraCycle collection point.

Did you know that oral care items including toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes and dental floss containers can be recycled via a collection bin in the foyer of Council’s Civic Centre?

This collection point has been running for over six months and is regularly used by residents.

It’s been so popular that we’ve added a coffee pod and beauty products collection bins.

A full list of what can be recycled can be found at:

How does it work?

1. Save up your used  coffee pods, oral care  items and beauty items including shampoo bottles, mascara tubes, foundation tubes and more.

2. Bring these into Council’s Civic Centre and separate into one of the three different bins

3. Council boxes up the items ready for TerraCycle to recycle items into items such as park benches.

Bin your items in the foyer of Council’s Civic Centre, 48 Longueville Road, Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm.

Lane Cove Audio Tour

Download the new Lane Cove Village History Audio Guide

This summer  Council is bringing the history of Lane Cove to the modern day with the new online Village History Audio Guide. This brief and entertaining journey through time and place will teach you a little more about the traditional custodians of the land – the Cameraygal people, introduce you to some locals in the 1800's and explore how the lives of Lane Cove residents have changed over time.

QUIZ: So you think you know your village?
Why was Burns Bay previously known as Murdering Bay?
In what year was the electric tramway opened in Lane Cove?
Why is pottery so significant to this area?
Which notable Australian figure petitioned for the building of the Lane Cove bandstand?

To access the guide you can download the free izi.TRAVEL app to your personal device via the Apple, Google and Windows app stores at home or download from the izi.TRAVEL website. To find the guided walk, search ‘Village History Audio Guide’ once in the app to discover text, audio, images and GPS tracking to guide you along the walk.

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