Read the Mayor's July Message

Published on 01 July 2024

The Mayor Scott Bennison with Karen Smith from the AHO
Children's Voices for Reconciliation

It was a privilege as your Mayor to speak at the Children’s Voices for Reconciliation ceremony organised by Council. It was great that so many children, including local student Piper, reflected on what reconciliation meant for them.

Lane Cove Council has played its role in reconciliation by raising the Aboriginal Flag in Chambers in 2012, establishing our own Reconciliation Action Plan and signing a joint Cooperation Agreement with St. Ignatius’ College Riverview.

A special thanks to Karen Smith from the Aboriginal Heritage Office who acted as our Master of Ceremonies on the day.

Happy 1st Birthday St Leonards Library

St Leonards Library celebrated its first birthday on Saturday 25 May with a display of all our new library has to offer!

Also announced on the day was the winners from the "In One Minute" Short film competition, with a film festival of the top five entries. You can view the winning entries at:

You are invited to experience our Makerspace technology in action at St Leonards Library now, including 3D printing, Laser cutting, Cricut makers, green screens, and more.

The Mayor Scott Bennison at the 1st birthday celebration of St Leonards Library

Anthology Book Launch

Last month it was my pleasure to officially launch the Lane Cove Literary Awards 2023 - An Anthology. This is a fantastic publication and currently available for purchase at the Library. In 2013 under then Mayor Clr Brooks-Horn, Clr David Karpin suggested further developing the literary reputation of Lane Cove by implementing a literary Award. A small working party of Councillors including Cr Karpin, the late Cr Hutchens, and Cr Brent worked with Library staff to help bring this project to life and it is great to see that more than 10 years on the project continues to be a success.

Mayor Scott Bennison at the Anthology Book Launch

A fond farewell for Terry

The Lane Cove Historical Society gathered recently to celebrate the retirement of Carisbrook House’s dedicated caretaker, Terry Eakin. Terry has been a cherished figure serving as caretaker for 24 years which is close to half of the time that Carisbrook House has been open to the community.

Terry has kept Carisbrook House safe and cared for with his dedication, growing the opportunities for visitors and locals to experience a living piece of history.

Terry, we thank you for your dedication and wish you all the best in your retirement.

 The Mayor, Scott Bennison, with Terry Eakin and Deputy Mayor, David Roenfeldt

Next Council Meetings

The next Council meeting will be held on Thursday 18 July followed by Thursday 22 August 2024. Details:

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