Year 2000

… and now

For almost 25 years, The Village Observer has reported on local issues, people, places and events in Lane Cove and surrounding suburbs and has played a key role in building the sense of community that exists in the area.

Published by the Lane Cove Community Aid Foundation, profits from The Village Observer directly support the Foundation, which assists the local community through the provision of aged and disability services that enable people to live within the comfort of their own home for longer.

Delivered to around 20,000 homes through Lane Cove, Longueville, Northwood, Greenwich, Riverview, Hunters Hill, Linley Point, Woolwich and St Leonards on the first weekend of each month (with the exception of January), copies are also distributed to local businesses throughout the area.

Since its inception in 1993, The Village Observer has evolved from a black and white publication that was started as the brainchild of former Mayor and Councillor Ian Longbottom, into today’s full colour publication compiled by a small team comprising Jocelyn Biddle (Editor), Sharon Curby (Design Manager) and Mariano Massa (Advertising Manager).

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Jocelyn Biddle


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Sharon Curby

Design Manager

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Mariano Massa

Advertising Manager