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Phone Outage

Council is currently experiencing issues with incoming calls and customers may have trouble calling Council's Civic Centre and Library. Council is working with its service provider to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. If you’re unable to call Council, please email your enquiry to and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience.

New Bus Shelters

Lane Cove will soon be home to more than 70 new bus shelters! Over the next three months, Council are upgrading all current bus shelters in the local government area to meet requirements set by the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).

As well as new signs illuminating the location of the bus stop, the new bus shelters will provide improved undercover space for all users. Members of the public, including wheelchair users, will be able to easily and safely manoeuvre around each shelter.

The first shelters to be upgraded will be those located along Burns Bay Road and Longueville Road.

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CLB3X3 in Lane Cove

Play CLB3X3 basketball on Saturday 29 February and Sunday 1 March at Sydney’s first FIBA accredited half-court basketball facility!

In conjunction with CLB3X3, the 3x3 court and state-of-the-art megaslam hoop has found a home at Blackman Park. 

You're invited to register a team for a weekend of family-friendly atmosphere and of course, an exhilarating showcase of 3x3 basketball!

Saturday 29 February 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Spectators are free, team entry is $120.00. FIBA ranking points for all players and all games will be refereed by a qualified referee.

Sunday 1 March 10:00am - 4:00pm - Juniors U13, U15, U18

Spectators are free, team entry is $100. FIBA ranking points for all players.

Find out more and register today.


Have Your Say

The NSW Government is currently undertaking a comprehensive review of the Impounding Act 1993 (the Act) and is seeking feedback from individuals and organisations.

The Act enables councils to deal with the impacts of abandoned items, such as shopping trolleys and vehicles, and stray animals.

A Discussion Paper about the review of the Act has been released for public comment. The Office of Local Government (OLG) is seeking feedback on whether the Act remains effective for managing animals and other items left in public spaces. This captures the impact of items like shopping trolleys, boat trailers, share bikes, abandoned cars, e-scooters and wandering stock.

Please provide your feedback before 5:00pm on Friday 20 March.

Have Your Say

There are two ways to provide your feedback:

1. Online via the Review of the Impounding Act 1993 Feedback Form


2. Print the Discussion Paper and feedback form from OLG’s website and post or email it to:

Impounding Act Review
Locked Bag 3015
Nowra NSW 2541

Where do I go for more information?

Policy Team, NSW Office of Local Government
Phone: (02) 4428 4100

Disaster Assistance

Disaster assistance has been made available to help people and businesses heavily impacted by recent storms and flooding in the Lane Cove local government area. Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Assistance available under the DRFA may include:

  • Help for eligible people whose homes or belongings have been damaged
  • Support for affected local councils to help with the costs of cleaning up and restoring damaged essential public assets
  • Concessional interest rate loans for small businesses, primary producers and non-profit organisations
  • Freight subsidies for primary producers
  • Grants to eligible non-profit organisations

If you are uninsured and/or have a low income, please contact the Disaster Welfare Assistance Line on 1800 018 444 for personal hardship and distress assistance.

To apply for a concessional loan or grant, please contact the NSW Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593 or visit their website.

Further information on disaster assistance is available at the following websites:


Nominate a neighbour

To celebrate Neighbour Day, Council is seeking nominations for someone you think deserves recognition for their contribution as a neighbour. The Awards will be presented at the annual Citizenship Awards presentation night on Wednesday 20 May.

To nominate a neighbour, please fill out the online form on Council's website. Nominations close on Friday 6 March.

Join a free bushcare activity

Join your neighbours in caring for the trees and wildlife that share our suburb with us. Bring a friend and join Dorritt Street Bushcare for bush regeneration activities and afternoon tea.

When: Saturday 14 March from 1:00pm – 4:00pm Bookings essential. RSVP to our Bushcare Co-ordinator on 9911 3579 or email

Where: Meet at the corner of Dorritt and Phoenix streets, Lane Cove.

Alternatively you can find your local bushcare group online.  

Become your neighbourhood recycling champion

Are you passionate about recycling? We are looking for enthusiastic people who live in unit blocks who want to help their neighbours recycle better. Training and resources provided.

When: Saturday 4 April, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Where: Lane Cove Civic Centre, 48 Longueville Road, Lane Cove

Bookings essential. 



Dementia Cafe

​Council has teamed up with Sydney Community Services to open Lane Cove's first Dementia Cafe. Providing a weekly social gathering for people living with dementia, their carers, family and friends, it is held at NiBu Cafe every Tuesday from 10:00am - 12:00pm, commencing from Tuesday 18 February.

There is no need to book and food and drinks are available at your own expense. NiBu Cafe is located at the Village Shopping Centre, 43-45 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove (opposite Coles).

For more information, please contact Council's Seniors and Disability Officer on 9911 3593.

Top 10 Books

Council is pleased to announce the top 10 fiction, non-fiction and children's books borrowed from Lane Cove Library in 2019!

Top 10 Non-Fiction Books:

1. Becoming by Michelle Obama
2. The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie
3. Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales
4. No Friend But The Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison by Behrouz Boochani
5. Banking Bad by Adele Ferguson
6. Accidental Aid Worker by Sue Liu
7. The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape
8. The Talking Cure by Gillian Straker and Jacqui Winship
9. New Zealand by DK Eyewitness Travel
10. Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilisation by John Browne

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Top 10 Fiction Books:

1. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
2. The Lost Man by Jane Harper
3. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
4. Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
5. Past Tense by Lee Child
6. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
7. The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn
8. The Dry by Jane Harper
9. Milkman by Anna Burns
10. Force of Nature by Jane Harper

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Top 10 Children's Books:

1. Camping Time! by Anh Do
2. Splashy Weird! by Anh Do
3. Game Time! by Anh Do
4. The 117-storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney
6. The Bad Guys: Episode 5 Intergalactic Gas by Aaron Blabey
7. Extra Weird! by Anh Do
8. Weirdomania! By Anh Do
9. Matilda by Roald Dahl
10. Mr Stink by David Walliams

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To borrow or reserve one of these titles, please visit the Library or the online catalogue

New park in Lane Cove

Council is pleased to announce a new park is coming to Lane Cove! Works will start on 7 February to create Cameraygal Park on the corner of Longueville Road and Epping Road. The temporary car park currently on the site will be closed permanently from 7 February with alternative spaces available nearby at Little Street car park and The Canopy car park. The new Cameraygal Park is expected to be completed by the end of June 2020.

Cameraygal Park will feature: 

  • Indigenous inspired garden beds

  • Bespoke seating

  • Bicycle fixing station


Image: proposed new park design

Citizenship Awards

2019 Annual Citizenship Awards (to be presented in 2020)

Applications are now open for the 2019 Lane Cove Citizenship Awards (to be presented in 2020). Nominations can be submitted via the online form.

For eligibility and award category descriptions please see the Information Fact Sheet.

Nominations close on Friday 6 March 2020. The presentation evening will take place on Wednesday 20 May 2020.

If you experience trouble filling out the online form, please complete this printable form and email it to

For enquiries, please email or call (02) 9911 3555.

Coronavirus Update

​Novel Coronavirus Update

The NSW Departments of Health and Education have recommended that any staff member or child who was in China, including Hong Kong, over the past 14 days should not return to work or attend early childhood education and care services this week, as the coronavirus incubation period can be as long as two weeks. This includes Kindy Cove in Lane Cove.

Staff and children who returned to Australia more than 14 days ago and have shown no symptoms should be able to return to school this week.

Members of BlueFit at Lane Cove Aquatic Centre who returned to Australia from China more than 14 days ago and have shown no symptoms are able to return to the centre. Members who are unwell and are experiencing flu-symptoms are asked not to attend the centre.

If you have travelled to China in the past 14 days and have a fever and respiratory symptoms (cough, sore throat or shortness of breath), please call ahead and book in to see a doctor.

For more information, please read the Frequently Asked Questions and for updates, please visit NSW Health.

Playground Upgrade

Council will begin an upgrade of Finlayson Street Playground this month. The upgrade will include the installation of a train-inspired play unit, a froggy spinner, and accessible spinner and four swings. Works are scheduled for completion in May.


Above: Photo montage of the new playground.
This image of the new play equipment is indicative only.

Community Grants Program

Applications are now invited from recognised community organisations requesting financial assistance from July 2020 to June 2021. 

The Community Grants Program reflects Council’s commitment to encouraging and assisting in the provision of community based programs which support and enhance the wellbeing of Lane Cove residents and the community.

Council will allocate its limited funds on the basis of community needs and program impact.

These needs will be assessed using Council’s Strategic Planning documents including Council’s Cultural Plan and Community Strategic Plan.

The program is now open.

Applications close on Monday 16 March 2020.

For further information please call Susan Heyne, Manager – Community Services on 9911 3592 or email 

Drought Fundraiser

​Lane Cove's Christmas Drought Fundraiser

Thank you Lane Cove for your generous donations!

Council is pleased to announce more than $17,000 was raised for its Christmas Drought Fundraiser.

A total of $26,021.24 was donated to the two towns, Gunnedah and Cobar, including  $17,168.24 in gift cards and cash from our Christmas fundraiser, plus an additional $5,000 from Council. An additional $3,853 was raised by the Lane Cove Youth Orchestra and Hunters Hill High School ran a sister city Rain Bringer fundraiser. 

These funds have now been sent to Cobar Shire Council and Gunnedah Shire Council for distribution to people in need in their community. Funds raised went to help around 100 farmers in Cobar living and working on the land as their sole income. Please note: each council receives the same donation in terms of monetary value.

A special thanks to The Alcott and In The Cove for a total of $10,674.34 raised at two trivia fundraiser events. These funds have been split 50/50 between Gunnedah and Cobar and the funds have been electronically transferred so that the funds will be available before Christmas.

Mayors from both towns have already expressed their gratitude and thanks to Lane Cove.

Acting Mayor of Cobar, Peter Abbott: 

“On behalf of our Mayor and the community of Cobar Shire I would like to sincerely thank you and your generous community for their kind support and donations… it does make a significant difference to know that people do care and are prepared to help families in need. I can assure you that your donation will make a difference to our people and on the land and once again thank you so much.”

Acting Mayor of Gunnedah, Clr Rob Hooke:

“This support has been quite remarkable and a wonderful stimulus for our residents as they realise that their Sister City citizens in Lane Cove are willing to recognise our difficulties caused by drought… we are very proud that we have had such a partnership with Lane Cove residents for many years.”


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Mayor of Lane Cove, Councillor Pam Palmer, and Councillor Scott Bennison dropped off their gift cards for residents of

Gunnedah and Cobar at Council’s Civic Centre.

Health Guidelines

​NSW Health has released updated health information in relation to the bushfires.

Please visit the NSW Health website for information regarding the following:

  • Air Quality Index (AQI)
  • Protect yourself from bushfire smoke
  • Returning home safely
  • Medication and prescriptions
  • Support services
  • Illness and injury from bushfire
  • Information for child care centres and parents
  • Advice for general practitioners
  • Beat the heat


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