Meet Your Neighbours
Creating friendly and resilient apartment building communities
Council's "Meet Your Neighbours" project aims to promote neighbour connections and increase community resilience among apartment residents.
Council has been piloting a series of engagements with residents across three apartment buildings to increase connectedness among residents, engage residents in identifying local resilience issues where the residents will take ownership in prioritising, planning and implementing solutions for themselves.
Meet Your Neighbours Toolkit
The Meet Your Neighbours toolkit is a result of the "Meet Your Neighbours" project, developed in partnership with Willoughby City Council, and funded by the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet.
The toolkit is a guide to creating a friendly and resilient community in apartment buildings. You can use the Meet Your Neighbours toolkit for ideas on different ways to get to know your neighbours.
Discover Your Neighbourhood
Lane Cove locals are welcome to download our Discover Your Neighbourhood Booklet, which is filled with information on places to discover in the area as well as local services and common questions for new residents. The booklet includes information about:
- Waste collection calendar
- Household clean-ups
- Recycling guide
- Registering your pet
- Sustainable Building Advisory Service
- Know Your Neighbourhood Safer Places
- Be Emergency Ready
- Parks and open space
- Lane Cove Gift Card
- Bushcare in Lane Cove
- Streetside Gallery
- Facilities and venues in Lane Cove
- Parking and EV charging
- Map of Lane Cove
- Arts and cultural activities
- Community groups
- Community consultations
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.
Lane Cove Remembers
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.
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.