14th August 2021.  Edition One.
In this edition:
President's Message,
BCCT New Web Site,
Meet the Candidates,
Beecroft Station update,
181-183 Beecroft Rd Child Care Centre,
Beecroft Chetenham History
Byles Creek Valley
City of Parramatta ePULSE,,

Beecroft Shopping Village,
former Chesalon Nursing Home
Julian Leeser's Newsletter,
Vince del Gallego's Newsletter,
Emma Heyde's Newsletter,
Recent Development Applications,
Latest Police Reports.
Message from the President
It’s been a very challenging few months for NSW with lock-down and the latest stay at home/isolation protocols in place. I hope everyone in the community remains well, healthy and coping with this ongoing personal/family challenge.  I have noticed the increased number of people out walking during the day and taking advantage of our beautiful suburb and local environment – lots of interest in bush walking, strolling around the streets and exercising their dogs. We are very lucky that we have this much choice!
Since the lock-down the Trust has met on a number of occasions (via ‘Zoom’) to discuss and action how best to progress our community objectives in the current climate. This includes big and small issues such as :- responding to community concerns, seeking community feedback, responding to development applications, protecting and maintaining our heritage, organising and supporting annual community tours/walks, M2 noise, monitoring trucks/traffic concerns, proposed Council bicycle path plans, ‘dogs-off-leash’ reports, improving access and usage of the village green, seeking fairer use of Beecroft Community Centre, maintaining contact with local Council and Councillors, and supporting the Byles Creek Study/Survey Report and its recommendations, etc.
The Trust is keen to maintain our commitment to the community ‘voice’ in relation to the local Council elections - ‘Meet the Candidates’ public meeting. Unfortunately, with the COVID restrictions plus the Local Council election postponement (December), we have re-scheduled the ‘Meet the Candidates’ public meeting for late November (more details will be available about this meeting - subject to COVID requirements).
Lastly, I would like to alert you to our new updated and much improved social media presence. There are still more information/data/links to be added to our site,  We hope that this social media site will attract attention, spark interest and encourage people to actively participate in their community. A big thank-you to Brian Shirley for being so generous with his time and sharing his skills with us.

Best Wishes
Julie Zetler


Beecroft Cheltenham Civic Trust Website.
The Trust has launched a new Web Site with many useful community links.  All the Trust's past eNews emails and printed bulletins can be found on the site as well as links to community groups and the Beecroft Chetenham History Group.  We will also regularly update the site with the latest Development Applications submitted to Council for the 2119 postcode.  CLICK HERE to access to the new site.
MEET THE CANDIDATES, Beecroft Cheltenham Civic Trust Public Meeting. 
The NSW Electoral Commission has postponed the NSW Local Government Elections until the 4th of December 2021.  The Trust has reserved the Beecroft Presbyterian Church Hall Welham Street for a "Meet the Candidates" meeting on Thursday the 25th of November.  We will provide further details and updates in our next eNews.  We may be forced to again postpone this meeting if Covid restrictions are not relaxed.
Staying Positive during the Pandemic.
The good residents of Cardinal Ave. Beecroft are doing their bit to keep the much appreciated Beecroft Cheltenham community spirit alive.
Upcoming Work at Beecroft Station
We have been advised about upcoming work on the Beecroft Station Upgrade that is part of the Transport Access Program.
CLICK HERE for the August project update document.
Update on the Proposed Child Care Centre at 181-183 Beecroft Rd Cheltenham. DA259/2020
The proposed child care centre is expected to be approved. Below is a redacted notification that the Trust received last week.
The Trust has been advised that final proceedings are listed for a Section 34(4)(b) Hearing in the Land and Environment Court on 25 August 2021. Following discussions that were held between the parties in the Section 34 Conference on 11 June 2021, the Applicant provided the Council with some revised plans which were subsequently notified for a period of time.  Notwithstanding that the Conciliation Conference was subsequently terminated, the parties continued to have discussions in relation to the Contentions which had been raised in the proceedings and whether the concerns could be addressed by conditions of consent.
Subsequent notification and exhibition of the amended plans, there were a number of changes made to the proposed development by the Applicant to address concerns which had been raised by the Council.  The main changes to the proposed development included:-
Relocation of three car parking spaces and bin storage area from along the northern side boundary to within the basement car park;
  • Setting back the driveway further from the northern side boundary enabling further retention of trees;
  • Retaining the key landscape heritage elements to the site including paths and gravel driveway that retain the significant values of the site being the setting and the structure of the garden;
  • Retention of front gates and sandstone pillars.
 The changes which were made to the proposed development by the revised plans addressed the majority of concerns raised by Councils experts to the proposed development.  As such, Council’s Experts are no longer in a position that they would be able to provide expert evidence to the Court submitting that the proposed development should be refused.  Further, the limited concerns which remained are able to be addressed by conditions of consent.
Agreement has now been reached between the parties on a set of conditions of consent that could be imposed by the Court in the event that it forms the view that the proposed development should be approved. The parties have now agreed to a set of Consent Orders which will be provided to the Court at the hearing on 25 August 2021. The parties will be indicating to the Commissioner at that time, that they consent to the Court making the Consent Orders, in the form which is attached, in the event that the Commissioner forms the view that the application should now be approved subject to conditions.  The parties will also be advising the Court that the Section 34(4)(b) Hearing should now be converted to a Consent Orders Hearing.
CLICK HERE for the attached consent orders.
Beecroft Cheltenham Street Names.
If you have ever wondered how Beecroft, Cheltenham and Pennant Hills street names were assigned, the Beecroft Cheltenham History Group's web site has a wealth of information, CLICK HERE.

Also, Hornsby Shire Council's Photographic Library can be a treasure trove of information. CLICK HERE .

                                              CLICK HERE.
For example, Thompson's Corner, West Pennant Hills was named after Thomas Thompson who owned and operated a Bake-house and store on the site in the nineteenth century.


The Byles Creek Valley Planning Study to go on Exhibition
At Wednesday night's Council meeting, Hornsby Shire Council approved the Byles Creek Planning Study to go on exhibition. CLICK HERE

City of Parramatta's Latest News Bulletin
ePULSE can be viewed CLICK HERE
Beecroft Shopping Village

                                            View from the Rail Station bus stop

Proposed six storey shop top development at 5 Wongala Crescent Beecroft. DA20/2021.
There is no further update on this proposed development. The last changes submitted by the applicant were  back in April. To view all the submitted documents CLICK HERE
Proposed Redevelopment of the former Chesalon Nursing Home at 144-146 Beecroft Rd Beecroft
The Local Planning Panel approved the redevelopment of the residential aged care facility , DA124/2021, by the Thompson Health Care Group on Wednesday 28th July 2021.
The DA can be read CLICK HERE

The Local Planning Panel business paper, minutes and attachments can be accessed
CLICK HERE   (at the top of page click on blue highlighted ‘general meeting’ , open box, and select ‘local planning panel’.)
Julian Leeser MP.  Newsletter dated July 28th
The Trust's policy is that we will publish submitted newsletters from any of our elected representatives
Julian Leeser MP.  Newsletter dated August 13th
The Trust's policy is that we will publish submitted newsletters from any of our elected representatives
Hornsby Councillor Vince del Gallego's Newsletter dated July 8th
The Trust's policy is that we will publish submitted newsletters from any of our elected representatives
Hornsby Councillor Emma Heyde's Newsletter dated July 8th
The Trust's policy is that we will publish submitted newsletters from any of our elected representatives
Hornsby Councillor Emma Heyde's Newsletter dated August 13th
The Trust's policy is that we will publish submitted newsletters from any of our elected representatives
Recent Development Applications
The Beecroft Cheltenham Civic Trust's Web Site now has links to recently submitted Development Applications in the 2119 postcode area for both Hornsby and Parramatta Shire Councils.  This page will be updated with every eNews publication.
CLICK HERE To access them.

The Trust has made a submission for development application for
DA/734/2021, 19 Chapman Ave. CLICK HERE to read the Trust's submission.
Latest Police Reports

CLICK HERE  for the latest reports.  Just a reminder that these reports are regularly provided by the Ryde Police Area Command which includes the entire suburbs of Beecroft & Cheltenham. 
Annual Memberships for 2021 became due in March...
Keep our two suburbs strong and informed by being a member!
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CLICK HERE.The eNews has become our main method for disseminating information to the community. Currently we have over 1090 email addresses.  We encourage residents who receive the eNews to tell their neighbours and friends.  The eNews letter is available to all who subscribe.  Trust Membership is not a requirement. 
The eNews archives are available HERE.  To subscribe to the eNews: CLICK HERE.The Trust has always had an unwritten policy to assist any resident regardless of their membership status.
Kind regards,
Julie Zetler

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