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The Canopy Music Concert

Oh what a night! The Canopy was buzzing on Saturday 27 November as Council welcomed Kate Ceberano to The Canopy stage! 

Thankfully the rain held off as Sydney Youth Jazz Orchestra got us underway with an exciting performance followed by the irresistibly sultry voice of RAYN.

We hope everyone had a great night; it was a pleasure hosting Kate, an ARIA-award winning artist and Australian entertainment royalty, in Lane Cove!

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Well done, Lane Cove!

Great news! 10+ million containers have now been returned to the Little Street and Lane Cove West Return & Earn facilities! This is a great outcome and a very big thank you to those who have recycled their containers in Lane Cove.

Where are the nearest collection points?

Lane Cove has two Return and Earn collection points.

  • The ground floor of the Little Street Carpark, at 1 Little Street Lane Cove - opposite the footbridge at the Aquatic Centre. The machine is open 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday to Saturday and 9:00 - 5:00pm on Sunday.
  •  67 Mars Road Lane Cove West - entrance is on Sirius Street opposite Kanes Hire. The facility is open Monday to Friday 7:00am - 5:00pm and 7:00am - 3:00pm on Saturday. It is closed on Sunday.

The next closest machine is at Woolworths Marsfield, corner of Epping and Balaclava Road.

Check under the 2066 postcode on the Return and Earn website for all the collection point details.

What containers are eligible?

Most empty 150-millilitre to three litre beverage containers will be eligible for a 10 cent refund when presented to an approved NSW collection point. There are some exceptions, and containers not eligible for a refund are described in the section below. Containers should be empty, uncrushed, unbroken, and have the original label intact.

With the new Impact Calculator, you can enter the number of containers you've returned to see the positive environmental impact you've achieved. 

Container materials that may be eligible for a refund include containers made from:

  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Aluminium
  • Steel
  • Liquid paperboard (cartons)

Containers that are not included in the scheme and, therefore, do not qualify for a refund are:

  • Plain milk (or milk substitute) containers
  • Flavoured milk containers of one litre or more
  • Pure fruit or vegetable juice containers of one litre or more
  • Glass wine bottles
  • Glass spirit bottles
  • Containers for cordials, and concentrated fruit/vegetable juices
  • Registered health tonics.

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The above information has been made available via the Return and Earn website.


 


Spread joy this Christmas

​Santa’s elves have been busy putting up the Tree of Joy in the foyer of Council’s Civic Centre! Tree of Joy.jpg

If you’d like to spread generosity and joy this festive season, please consider taking a tag from the tree and donating an unwrapped gift by Thursday 9 December at Lane Cove Civic Centre or Lane Cove Library.

These gifts will be distributed to local children and families in need. We appreciate your kindness and generosity, particularly in light of a challenging year.

For more information, please contact Council’s Seniors and Disability Programs Officer on 9911 3501.


Christmas in Lane Cove

The festive season is upon us and we're excited to share Council's annual Christmas program. Featuring free kids activities, roving entertainment and some very special performances on The Canopy stage, there's something for the whole family to enjoy! LC_Christmas_Social_V1_1000px.jpg

Download the full Christmas program.

Bluey and Bingo are coming to Lane Cove!

Friday 3 December 2021, The Canopy, Lane Cove

Wackadoo! Bluey and her little sister Bingo are heading to Lane Cove on Friday 3 December – for real! Watch everyone's favourite Heeler in-person for smiles, dancing and plenty of flossing as we get ready for Christmas!

This is a free, ticketed event.

Session times: 3:00pm / 4:00pm / 5:00pm / 6:00pm

Capacity density limits apply and it is a condition of entry for people over 16 to provide proof of vaccination or medical exemption.

Join the waitlist.

**We appreciate the popularity of Bluey and Bingo has meant that there is now a waitlist to attend. We'll be doing our best to make sure that those with tickets who can no longer attend make a timely cancellation so that we can re-allocate to those on our waitlist. If you would like to add your name to the waitlist, please note that you will need to add an individual waitlist entry for each person in your group i.e. if you would like four tickets, you will need to enter the details of each of the four guests. If a waitlisted ticket is released to you, the session time will be allocated to you based on availability. We appreciate your understanding and hope to see you at a Christmas in Lane Cove Village event soon.

Christmas Tree of Joy

Until Thursday 9 December, Lane Cove Civic Centre foyer and Lane Cove Library foyer

Share Christmas joy with those who are less fortunate by selecting a gift tag from the Tree of Joy. Donate your gift (unwrapped) at the Lane Cove Civic Centre and Library foyers. We appreciate your kindness and generosity, particularly in light of a challenging year.

Christmas Sounds

Wednesday 1 December, 5:30pm - 7:30pm, Lane Cove Plaza

To kick off the festive season, enjoy some live music in the Plaza with plenty of Christmas cheer and carol covers. 

12 Days of Plaza Pop Ups

Wednesday 1 – Sunday 12 December, Lane Cove Plaza

Drop by Lane Cove Plaza and you might be surprised by what you find! From music performances and entertainment to pop up activities and giveaways, start your Christmas fun early in Lane Cove Plaza!

First Fridays: Christmas Origami

Friday 3 December, available to watch in your own time from 3:30pm on Council's Facebook page

Join Lane Cove local Midori Furze this December to learn how to create some fun Christmas origami.

Make them as a gift for the family or to decorate your house in the Christmas spirit. This craft will have you excited for the magic of Christmas.

Christmas in the Village

Friday 3 December, 3:00pm – 8:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza and The Canopy

The annual Christmas celebration in Lane Cove for the whole family! Featuring free kids activities, roving entertainment and some very special performances on The Canopy stage.

Live Music at The Canopy

Sunday 5 December and Saturday 18 December, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, The Canopy

Enjoy some live music on the Village Green or from nearby eateries with cruisey tunes by Sydney artists.

Saturday Sounds: James Lyon

Saturday 11 December, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza

Get your morning coffee and join us in the Plaza for this free event. Our special guest James Lyon will be performing on the bandstand to bring some happy music to your Saturday morning and a smile to your face.

Mystery Christmas Craft

From 1 December, Lane Cove Library, Greenwich Library and The Yarn Hunters Hill

Get into the Christmas spirit by making Christmas themed craft. Choose your mystery bag of festive delights from a range of craft bags for kids, young people and adults.

Lane Cove Goes Green for Christmas

Council is encouraging you to have an eco-friendly Christmas – whether it's by making your own natural decorations, preparing a waste-free Christmas lunch for the family, gifting experiences, creating plastic-free gift packs or focusing on sentimental and reusable gifts. Send an image of your sustainable Christmas idea, or write in 100 words or less how you will have a waste-free and eco-friendly Christmas, and go in the draw to win one of three Lane Cove Gift Cards valued at $100 each. Find out more.


Upcoming election
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Election to be held on Saturday 4 December


The local government elections will be held on Saturday 4 December 2021.

Eligibility criteria for pre-poll (early voting) and postal voting has changed. Additional criteria has been introduced for the 2021 Local Government elections to make it easier for electors to vote in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Pre-poll

For the 2021 Local Government elections, any person who is enrolled to vote may vote by pre-poll.

In Lane Cove, residents can pre-poll in the Cove Room (wheelchair accessible) at the Lane Cove Council Civic Centre, 48 Longueville Road, Lane Cove. Pre-polling commenced on Monday 22 November and finishes on Friday 3 December. Pre-polling hours are Monday to Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.

Postal voting

In addition to existing postal vote eligibility criteria, the following criteria also apply. You are able to use postal voting if you

  • are a permanent or temporary resident in a hospital, nursing home, retirement village or similar facility
  • are self-isolating because of COVID-19 related reasons
  • reasonably believe that attending a polling place on election day will pose a risk to the health or safety of yourself or people around you, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Postal vote applications close on Monday 29 November at 5:00pm. For more information on postal voting, including the key dates, please visit the Electoral Commission's website.

Online and operator assisted voting (iVote)

You may be eligible to use iVote (online voting option) at this election.

You can vote using iVote if you:

  • are blind or have low vision
  • have a disability, within the meaning of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, and because of the disability you have difficulty voting at a polling place
  • require assistance to vote because you are unable to read or write
  • are not within 20 kilometres, by the nearest route, of a polling place
  • are a silent elector
  • will not be within the local government area during the hours of voting on election day
  • applied for a postal vote but did not receive your postal ballot papers before 5pm on 26 November 2021.

For more information about eligibility, registration details and key dates, please visit the Electoral Commission's website.

Where to vote on Election Day

  1. Enter your address in the Find my Electorate search bar;

  2. Click on your ward (e.g. East WardCentral WardWest Ward);

  3. Scroll down and you will be able to view polling locations via a map or list view. You can filter the search by pre-poll locations, polling locations and returning offices.

Example map view:

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Example list view:

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Compulsory Voting

Voting in Local Government elections is compulsory for all voters included on the residential roll. Voting is also compulsory for all voters included on the Lane Cove Council non-residential roll. Voting is not compulsory for voters included on the non-residential roll for other councils.

Residential Roll

All electors enrolled on the NSW State electoral roll as of 6:00pm 25 October 2021 residing in Lane Cove Council local government area will be included on the residential roll for the election. 

Non-residential roll​

If you are not a resident of Lane Cove, you may be entitled to vote if you own, occupy or lease property in the Lane Cove Council local government area as a corporation, business or individual.

More information regarding the enrolment of non-residential electors can be found in the NSWEC fast sheet. 

Work at the  Local Government Elections

People who would like to work at the December local government elections can now submit an application through the NSWEC ‘expression of interest’ website. 

Applicants can work on the day (4 December 2021) in a polling place, or for longer periods in a returning office or in one of the pre-poll voting centres.

                                                                                      
Putting waste to work

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By using recycled crushed glass asphalt Council will be reducing demand for natural sand, divert resources from landfill and support the recycling industry. Since the export ban of unprocessed materials in 2019, fine glass has lacked viable end markets, which means some recoverable kerbside glass was going to waste. 

Council's asphalt contractor will be undertaking the road works in O'Connell Street (from Albert Street to Victoria Street) in Greenwich from Monday 15 November to Saturday 4 December (weather permitting). 

The works will involve reconstructing kerb & gutter and footpath, milling the existing pavement and laying recycled crushed glass asphalt.

Works will take place between 7:00am – 5:00pm and affected residents have been notified.

Lighting the way

October 2021

Improvements to the River Road/Longueville Road ('Diddy') intersection are now in operation! Works to reconfigure the intersection were completed this week making it easier to identify the main thoroughfare for vehicles continuing from River Road onto River Road West and vice versa. This has involved clearly delineating Longueville Road as a side road and including adjustments to the directional arrows within the traffic signals. Additional improvements now allow vehicles to turn right from Longueville Road into River Road West. Previously this manoeuvre was prohibited. This intersection has been the scene of several accidents over the years and it is hoped that these works will improve safety for regional and local road users who pass through the busy intersection. Thank you to residents and road users for their patience while this important upgrade has taken place.

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30 September

Asphalt works are scheduled to be complete in the next two weeks.

3 September

The concrete pour for the centre median islands on River Road West/Northwood/Longueville Road intersection is now complete.

The remainder of the concrete works will be undertaken over the following weeks. Thank you for your patience while we undertake these final works. 

1 September

HEADS UP: To improve driver safety at the River Road West/Northwood/Longueville Road intersection, Council has arranged for its contractors to bring forward their concrete pour for the centre median islands in the intersection. As the median islands are located in the middle of the intersection, the works need to be undertaken at night and will begin tonight and be completed tomorrow night.

Once these islands are constructed it will prevent vehicles from cutting the corner and make navigating the intersection more clear.

The remainder of the concrete works will be undertaken over the following week. Thank you for your patience while we undertake these final works. 

24 August 2021

Take care: The upgrade to the intersection at River Road West/Northwood Road/Longueville Road (‘The Diddy intersection’) is almost complete. Council’s contractors recently moved the poles and traffic lights to their new locations and have implemented the new phasing for the intersection. 

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) carried out a site inspection yesterday, Monday 23 August, and instructed Council to remove the temporary barriers, which were in place to help to direct traffic. Despite our best efforts, we were required to remove these barriers and to date don’t have approval to re-instate them. With these changed traffic conditions and the wet weather, we want to let residents know to be extra diligent when travelling through the intersection over the next few days - please follow the line markings on the road and to not cut the corner. We thank you for your continued patience while we complete this intersection upgrade.

The concrete median islands are due to be installed soon (weather permitting), which will resolve this issue. It will also allow for the traffic lights to be permanently affixed while minor works on the footpaths and pram ramps will complete the project.

The upgrade of this intersection addresses a long-standing accident hot spot while also allowing right turn access from Longueville Road into River Road for all vehicles (which was previously open to buses only).

Council worked with Transport for NSW (TfNSW) to develop a proposal to improve the safety of this intersection with the NSW Government providing a $1 million grant towards the upgrade of this intersection. 

Key features of this project has included:

  • A redesign of the Northwood Road approach to better align the through movement and exaggerate the right turn into Longueville Road;

  • Addition of a designated right-turn lane from Longueville Road onto River Road West;

  • Relocation of the western pedestrian crossing on River Road West to the eastern approach;

  • Modification to the existing bicycle path to maintain the connection between Longueville Road and Kenneth Street;

  • Relocation of existing bus stops southbound on Longueville Road;

  • Adjustment to concrete medians and reinstatement of pavement at the intersection; and

  • Associated signage and line marking.

In other traffic news, Council has completed its works at the intersection at Tambourine Bay Road and Burns Bay Road. Following on from our last update, the RMS’s visit to the site has been delayed due to current COVID-19 restrictions. In the meantime, they have requested Council to conduct an audit of the intersection which will take place shortly. Find out more.

Lights on

Lights On

19 October 2021

After the final pre-commissioning activities with TfNSW this morning, they have given the green light and switched on the traffic lights at the Burns Bay Road/Tambourine Bay Road intersection! The intersection was upgraded to allow for:

  • Improved traffic flow;
  • Improved pedestrian connectivity; and
  • Improved cyclist safety.

We know it may take time to get used to the new way of driving through this intersection so please take care and pay close attention to the changes, including the No Right Turns for vehicles travelling:

  • North along Tambourine Bay Road from River Road into Burns Bay Road
  • West along Burns Bay Road from the Town Centre to Sutherland Street (Coxs Lane)

Thank you for your patience while we installed and awaited commissioning of the lights. We will monitor performance once the signals are operational to determine if any improvements are required. The signals are set up to run by SCATS (an adaptive urban traffic management system that synchronises traffic signals to optimise traffic flow across a whole city, region or corridor. SCATS responds automatically to fluctuations in traffic flow through the use of vehicle detectors). With the signals now operational we will work to close access to the eastern end of Sutherland Street as part of the finalisation of the intersection upgrade.

30 September 2021

While we wait for TfNSW to provide a date for commissioning, we are undertaking minor works in the next few weeks, including additional line-marking. The works shouldn't be noisy but we will have traffic control on hand to assist. Please note the intersection is still operating as a roundabout.

Cyclist and pedestrian safety through the intersection

There is an on-road cycleway along Burns Bay Road heading towards Rosenthal Avenue. Cyclists have the option of continuing to ride along the road through the intersection or they can ride on to the nature strip as they approach the intersection and then ride on the SUP to the lights and cross Sutherland Street with the pedestrians. Once they pass through the intersection the SUP then diverts back to the road where they can join the on-road cycleway again.

Path signage on the corner of Sutherland Street and Burns Bay Road (next to Bupa Dental) indicates to pedestrians that they are about to enter a Shared User Path (SUP). This SUP along Burns Bay Road provides access through the intersection. Conversely, going in the opposite direction, a street sign indicates to pedestrians that the SUP is about to end.

Cyclists and pedestrians can also use the SUP that goes from the intersection down Tambourine Bay Road to River Road.

20 August 2021

Following on from the update below, the RMS’s visit to the site has been delayed due to current COVID-19 restrictions. In the meantime, they have requested Council to conduct an audit of the intersection which will take place shortly.

16 July Works Update - Burns Bay Road/Tambourine Bay Road

Construction of the traffic signal intersection upgrade on Burns Bay Road/Tambourine Bay Road was expected to be completed by the end of Autumn 2021 and has only recently been set back due to ongoing challenges with the utility services connection which need to take place.  

We’re pleased that this week the power supply was successfully connected allowing for Council to finalise its civil services. Line-marking is due to take place next week. Transport for NSW are responsible for activating the lights. The timeframe for this is not known however Council will be assisting with traffic control measures to help transition vehicles and pedestrians to the new signals.

Why are the works taking place? 

In 2016 Council initiated consultation on the Lane Cove Village Traffic Management Plan which included the proposal to signalise the Burns Bay Road/ Tambourine Bay Road/ Sutherland Street intersection to provide the following benefits:

  • Improved traffic flow as the signal will run by SCATS (an adaptive urban traffic management system that synchronises traffic signals to optimise traffic flow across a whole city, region or corridor. SCATS responds automatically to fluctuations in traffic flow through the use of vehicle detectors);
  • Improved pedestrian connectivity; and
  • Improved cyclist safety. 

It was noted in the post-consultation report in 2017 that the proposed traffic lights at Burns Bay Road/ Cox's Lane/ Tambourine Bay Road intersection will improve the traffic flow within the Village and as well as pedestrian safety. Council regularly receives complaints on near misses at this roundabout as pedestrians have to negotiate traffic in many directions. In addition to the local community, Council's Age-Friendly Advisory Committee has strongly supported the signalisation of this intersection due to the fact that there is no designated refuge island to cross Burns Bay Road and Cox's Lane at this intersection. Feedback from Council's Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan adopted in 2018 notes resident concerns that pedestrian safety needed to be improved at this intersection.

What will change when the lights are operational?

When the signals become operational there will be "No Right" turns for vehicles travelling:

  • North along Tambourine Bay Road from River Road into Burns Bay Road
  • West along Burns Bay Road from the Town Centre to Sutherland Street (Cox's Lane)

The traffic light design prioritises traffic movements into Sutherland Street (Cox's Lane) so as to minimise the volume of vehicles going through the Village Centre. This will make the top section of Burns Bay Road between Tambourine Bay Road and Rosenthal Avenue more pedestrian friendly. The reduction of traffic in this area will also reduce the current conflicts between cars and buses at the Post Office pedestrian crossing and support a more cycle-friendly environment. 

The southern approach from Tambourine Bay Road will only allow for a straight through and left turn. Allowing the right turn movement from Tambourine Bay Road into Burns Bay Road would reduce the safety for pedestrians crossing Burns Bay Road and hold up the predominant left and through movements at this intersection. By reducing the number of movements at traffic lights more green time can be allocated to other vehicular and pedestrian movements making the operation of the signals more efficient.​

Similarly to when Council introduced the traffic signals at Longueville Road/Birdwood Avenue, we will monitor performance once the signals are operational to determine if improvements are required.

Civic Centre now open

Latest facilities to reopen


Council's Civic Centre has now re-opened.

Customers are requested to enter via the Little Street entrance to assist with our COVID-Safe check in processes.

A reminder that it is a condition of entry under the current NSW Government guidelines that you must:

  • Wear a face mask at all times (under 12 years exempt)
  • Complete a COVID-safe check-in on arrival
  • Show your proof of double-dose vaccination (see below for tips)

Please note that Justice of the Peace services remain unavailable at this time and only electronic payments are being accepted at our Customer Service Desk, no cash.

Lane Cove Youth Centre has reopened and resumed normal operating hours

For a summary of all Council services, please see below:

Council Services


As Lane Cove re-opens, the following arrangements are in place for Council services and facilities:

  • The Civic Centre opened on Monday 25 October for fully vaccinated residents. You can continue to contact Council and request a service online, by email service@lanecove.nsw.gov.au or by phone 9911 3555. Justice of the Peace services remain unavailable at this time.

  • The outdoor and indoor pools at the Lane Cove Aquatic Centre have reopened. Greenwich Baths has also reopened.

  • Lane Cove Library has reopened to fully vaccinated residents. For those who aren't yet vaccinated, you can access electronic resources including eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines online. Residents can continue to utilise our Home Library and Library to your Door services - we'll deliver your items directly to your door. If you need to contact the Library please email library@lanecove.nsw.gov.au. Greenwich Library reopened on Monday 8 November. Find out more about opening hours.

  • Lane Cove Youth Centre has resumed regular operating hours. Due to capacity limits, parents are requested to check that the drop-in service isn't full before young people attend. Young people are required to wear masks indoors and observe social distancing. COVID-Safe check in will be required before entering. The Youth Centre can be contacted on 0432 139 925 or youth@lanecove.nsw.gov.au.   

  • The Return and Earn facilities at the Little Street Car Park and in Lane Cove West have re-opened.

  • The Community Recycling Centre (CRC) in Artarmon has re-opened however the eWaste bin at The Canopy still remains closed. 

  • Please note that due to daylight savings and the resumption of some community sport, the lights at sports fields will no longer be turned on unless the space is booked for use.

  • Outdoor community events are resuming under the NSW Health guidelines for COVID-Safe events, please visit www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/events to find out what's on near you.

How to show proof you're fully vaccinated (two doses) with an approved COVID-19 vaccination


As Lane Cove and the rest of NSW prepares to re-open, we want to make sure local residents are ready with their proof of vaccination when required. ServiceNSW.jpg

Persons aged 16 and over will only be permitted to enter certain venues or settings, including Council facilities such as the Library, if they are fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption. In some venues, children under 16 will have to be accompanied by a fully vaccinated member of their household to enter.

These venues include hospitality venues, non-critical retail stores, personal services, sporting, recreation and entertainment facilities, events and Council facilities (including the Library).

You can find out more about the NSW Government’s roadmap to reopening with this useful Roadmap summary document.

There are several ways you can show proof that you are fully vaccinated (two doses) with an approved COVID-19 vaccination:

  • A COVID-19 digital certificate can be accessed through the Express Plus Medicare mobile app or Medicare online account through myGov. The COVID-19 digital certificate can be added to a smartphone wallet or similar. Visit Services Australia for instructions.
  • A printed version of the COVID-19 digital certificate or immunisation history statement (available through myGov); or
  • Add your COVID-19 digital certificate to the Service NSW app and share as part of a QR check-in. Visit Service NSW for instructions and more details.

For more information and to find out how to provide proof of vaccination if you don't have a Medicare card or smartphone/online access, please visit NSW Health's website.

Council is also encouraging residents to consider if any family or friends without access to online options need assistance as printed copies can take additional time to arrive in the mail.

Penalties may apply for making or presenting a fake form of proof of vaccination.


Stay COVID-safe in the community


A reminder to the community to please follow the latest NSW Health advice including wearing a facemask when required. High testing numbers are key to finding unrecognised chains of transmission in the community, so please continue to come forward for a COVID-19 test, even if you have the mildest of symptoms/are fully vaccinated. Find your nearest testing clinic here.

If you are in the village you can consider other simple actions to reduce contact points such as paying with your card, using foot pedals on bins where provided and practicing good hand hygiene (FYI there are two hand sanitiser points available in The Canopy). 

Council encourages the Lane Cove community to stay up to date on the NSW Health advice including case locations and testing locations. For more advice, please refer to the NSW Health website.

You may also be interested in some upcoming events to help support your wellbeing during the pandemic. This October we are running Mental Health Month events which include tailored activities for young people, parents, blokes, businesses and those keen to relax, cook and get creative. Find out more at www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/mentalhealth.  

Help support other Sydneysiders


Are you looking for a way to support fellow Sydneysiders but don't know where to start?

Council has teamed up with Cumberland City Council to provide the opportunity for Lane Cove residents to support someone in need. Cumberland residents are able to register for support through the COVID-19 Community Support Exchange. This can include needing assistance buying their essential items such as groceries.

Lane Cove residents who would like to provide support are welcome to purchase a supermarket gift card online and email through to Lane Cove Council. This gift card will then be provided to a resident in need who has registered with Cumberland Council. Your digital gift card will be distributed anonymously to your recipient.

Tips on how to donate an online gift card

  • Select your preferred supermarket (examples of supermarkets with multiple stores across the Cumberland area include Woolworths and Coles)
  • Consider the gift card which best reflects essential items needed and select the option to have it delivered digitally to your email inbox
  • Follow the online purchasing process using your own email address
  • Check your email for the official emails from the supermarket and identify the email containing the digital gift card (it should contain the pin)
  • Forward this digital gift card to Lane Cove Council: comms@lanecove.nsw.gov.au

Council will acknowledge receipt of your gift card within one business day. We will remove any personal information ie. name and email and provide only the digital card and pin for distribution to the recipient. For this reason it is important to check you're forwarding on the card and not your transaction receipt.

Other opportunities to donate essential items

Foodbank's Sydney warehouse remains open as they prepare emergency hampers filled with pantry staples to feed people who would otherwise go without food.

Local residents can consider donating a $35 food hamper for vulnerable people in need or explore other ways to help fight hunger for people in need by visiting their website.

New management

As of Tuesday 5 October, Lane Cove Golf Course is under new management. Clinton Russell and Kasey Dive have assumed management of golf operations and coaching, respectively.
 
There is no change to the tee time online booking process for members and social players. You will be directed to the Quick18 booking platform, which also includes a link to secure golf lessons with Kasey and her team. You may contact the pro shop staff for tee times by calling 0433 519 974. To book a golf lesson with Kasey and her team, please call 0413 603 918.
 
A new pro-shop will be located at the rear of the first tee stocking light refreshments and a limited range of golf merchandise. Club repairs will continue and should you need any golf equipment that is not on site, simply reach out to the pro-shop team who will gladly assist.
 
Council wish to thank Sydney Sports Management Group for its long service in delivering golf to the local community and visitors alike. Council look forward to furthering its strong relationship with Sydney Sports Management Group as they continue to manage tennis operations at the River Road site.

Wheels Up

MTB Jump 1.jpg​We’ve teamed up with some young locals interested in MTB-style jumps and tracks in Lane Cove to create a temporary jump at the western end of Blackman Park.

They were on-site  to lend a hand and help shape the jump before giving it the seal of approval with the first jump.

Riders are encouraged to use this new area instead of creating tracks in local bushlands and reserves while we look  into some permanent options for those interested in having more access to these activities.

In addition to damaging native vegetation and endangered ecological communities, some recent tracks have been dangerous to other park users.

If you have any wheelie good feedback on future options for recreational biking, drop us an email at  service@lanecove.nsw.gov.au.

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Pool and Baths open

Lane Cove Outdoor Pool

Get ready to splash because the Lane Cove indoor pool will reopen from Monday 11 October!

You can also dive right in to the outdoor pool between 6:00am - 8:00pm, Monday to Friday and 6:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday to Sunday.

Please remember all NSW Health Orders for social distancing and gatherings remain in place and are subject to change.

For more information about the conditions of entry and opening hours for the indoor pool, please visit the Lane Cove Aquatic Centre website.

Greenwich Baths

​Council re-opened Greenwich Baths early on Saturday 18 September.

As per advice from NSW Health, the Baths are open for both exercise AND recreation.

Capacity limits are in place; you must QR code in; and you will need to follow the directions of staff throughout your visit.

Please stay 1.5m away from staff and other patrons, avoid mingling and wear your mask as required. Do not attend if you are unwell; or if you are not permitted to attend under the current health orders. 

To check for opening times and the latest entry conditions please visit the Greenwich Baths website.

For details on exercise and recreation restrictions, please visit NSW Health's website.

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Donate today!

Are you looking for a way to support fellow Sydneysiders but don't know where to start?

Council has teamed up with Cumberland City Council to provide the opportunity for Lane Cove residents to support someone in need. Cumberland residents are able to register for support through the COVID-19 Community Support Exchange. This can include needing assistance buying their essential items such as groceries.

Lane Cove residents who would like to provide support are welcome to purchase a supermarket gift card online and email through to Lane Cove Council. This gift card will then be provided to a resident in need who has registered with Cumberland Council. Your digital gift card will be distributed anonymously to your recipient.

Tips on how to donate an online gift card

  • Select your preferred supermarket (examples of supermarkets with multiple stores across the Cumberland area include Woolworths and Coles)
  • Consider the gift card which best reflects essential items needed and select the option to have it delivered digitally to your email inbox
  • Follow the online purchasing process using your own email address
  • Check your email for the official emails from the supermarket and identify the email containing the digital gift card (it should contain the pin)
  • Forward this digital gift card to Lane Cove Council: comms@lanecove.nsw.gov.au

Council will acknowledge receipt of your gift card within one business day. We will remove any personal information ie. name and email and provide only the digital card and pin for distribution to the recipient. For this reason it is important to check you're forwarding on the card and not your transaction receipt.

Other opportunities to donate essential items

Foodbank's Sydney warehouse remains open as they prepare emergency hampers filled with pantry staples to feed people who would otherwise go without food.

Local residents can consider donating a $35 food hamper for vulnerable people in need or explore other ways to help fight hunger for people in need by visiting their website.

 

Construction Days

Changes to Construction Work Days Order

On 30 July 2021, the NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces signed a new Order, the Environmental Planning and Assessment (COVID-19 Development—Construction Work Days) Order (No 3) 2021 (Order), which allows construction works to occur Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

The carrying out of building work or work, or the demolition of a building or work, on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday is development specified under the Order. The conditions specified for the development are that it must—

(a) be the subject of a development consent

(b) comply with all conditions of the development consent other than any condition that restricts the hours of work or operation on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday

(c) be carried out on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday during the hours of work or operation specified for a weekday in the development consent

(d) not involve the carrying out of rock breaking, rock hammering, sheet piling, pile driving or similar activities during the hours of work or operation that would not be permitted but for this Order, and

(e) take all feasible and reasonable measures to minimise noise

The above is an excerpt from the Order - visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment website for full details.

While the Order extends the days construction work can occur, the industry will still need to adhere to any requirements specified in any orders made under the Public Health Act 2010. If there is an inconsistency between this Order and a public health order, the public health order prevails.

Did you know?

​Sydney metropolitan mayors stand up to State Government cash grab

16 September 2021

23 metropolitan councils have today launched a campaign demanding the NSW Government abandon its plan to divert local government funds into State revenue.

The NSW Government is attempting to take up to half of local government “developer contributions” – the money councils levy developers to help pay for local infrastructure such as playgrounds, sports fields, libraries and parks.

The councils have published an open letter in the Sydney Morning Herald and Daily Telegraph, to raise public awareness of the detrimental impact this levy change will have on their communities.

The councils argue that developer levies should be spent where they are raised to ensure new development is accompanied by appropriate investment in the surrounding area. You can read the letter further below.

Lane Cove Mayor Clr Pam Palmer has today said:

"With a growing population in our area, there is increased demand on our public amenities and public services. Currently there is a nexus between that new growth and developer contributions towards funding the extra demands placed on local infrastructure.  This relieves the burden for existing rate payers.  It benefits those new communities. And it makes sure that developers are creating liveable communities supported by appropriate infrastructure.

The existing system is not broken. Now the government is going to take these funds away from local communities.  These are funds that have helped us to improve our local shopping precinct, build a new outdoor pool, increase open space and which will fund a new indoor sports centre.

To ask us to not only accept the government's housing targets, but to also fund the supporting infrastructure that’s required is completely unfair”.

Here is the open letter addressed to the Premier today:

Dear Premier,

As you know, the NSW Government imposes housing targets onto local Councils to accommodate Sydney’s population growth.

And in turn, our communities rely on our Councils to deliver the essential facilities and infrastructure needed to support this growth, and make people’s lives and local environments better.

This infrastructure includes everything from roads and footpaths, to sports fields, parks and netball courts, to playgrounds, pools and libraries.

We can only deliver these facilities because we are able to collect contributions from property developers to help fund them.

However, the changes now being planned by the NSW Government will divert a large proportion of these developer contributions away from Councils and into a Treasury-controlled fund, with no clear accountability or transparency of how it will be spent.

And the Government is proposing Councils raise rates to make up the revenue we are losing.

This breaks the nexus between where contributions are made and where they are spent. This threatens the ability of every Council to deliver much-needed new community facilities, and transfers that burden onto our ratepayers.

Premier, you are forcing us to choose between cancelling projects and raising rates. And this is at a time of pandemic-induced financial hardship for many people in the state.

On behalf of our communities, we urge that you withdraw the changes currently before Parliament.

 

Modelling by the Centre for International Economics (CIE) estimates that the Infrastructure Contributions Bill (2021) would give the NSW Government an additional $793million per year in revenue (averaged over 20 years).

Local Councils will only be able to levy local development for “essential infrastructure” and will be left with shortfalls in funding for playgrounds, open space, sports and community facilities unless they raise rates. This transfers the cost of new Community infrastructure to support new development from the developers to ratepayers.

The 23 signatories are directing communities to visit www.saveourcommunities.com to find out more, and to also voice their concern with local members of Parliament.

The signatories are: Bayside, Blacktown City, Blue Mountains, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury Bankstown, City of Sydney, Cumberland, Hawkesbury, Hunter’s Hill, Inner West, Lane Cove, Liverpool, Mosman, North Sydney, Penrith, Randwick, Ryde, Strathfield, Sutherland Shire, Waverley, Willoughby and Woollahra.

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