9th August 2020   Edition One.
In this edition:

President's Message,
Hornsby Council business papers,

HSC Newsletter,
Proposed Child Care Centre in Orchard Rd Beecroft  
Hornsby Chamber of Commerce,
Newsletter from Julian Leeser MP.,
Newsletter from Hornsby Councillor Vince de Gallego,
Recent Development Applications,
Latest Police Reports.
Message from the President

Who would have thought this year would turn out the way it has. I referred to the second wave of the virus in my last eNews and, while Victoria is struggling, the rest of Australia is exposed as well. After all as a nation we are only as strong as our weakest links, so we must all patiently work together. Very few of us, if any, have ever experienced something like this before. This virus is affecting the very structure of our society. We are in a state of suspension or limbo with no clarity of when or even if, it will end. All I can say is, please follow the rules and hopefully remain safe. 
A quick update from State Member Dominic Perrottet. I have been working with him on four local issues.  He is patiently dealing with TNSW to arrange M2 noise monitoring. Since the M2 widening many residents on both sides of the M2 experience noticeable noise issues. If you haven’t registered your personal concerns with the Trust, it’s not too late to let us know. The more complaints the more credible will be our concerns.  After resident complaints about the loss of overhead lighting on the Kirkham Street M2 bridge Ausgrid has been asked to fix the problem. No street lighting is a security and road safety issue.  Dominic is arranging for the Trust to be briefed by TNSW on final design and construction time frame for the Beecroft Station lifts and retention of the pedestrian ramp. Dominic met with Hornsby Council’s General Manager to discuss the amount of State funds required by Council to complete the incomplete Metro project that involves rehabilitation of the former temporary Metro haulage road at Cheltenham Oval.
Finally, the ongoing saga to protect the bushland in Byles Creek below Malton Road Beecroft, will take another step closer to finality at Hornsby Council’s General Meeting this coming week. See article below.  

Ross Walker OAM


Hornsby Council Business Papers
On Wednesday night Hornsby Council will consider the Byles Creek Acquisition Strategy. The Strategy, listed as item 5, should be of interest to many of our readers as it is a further step in the Byles Creek open space saga that has captured the public’s attention ever since the owner of 79-87 Malton Road Beecroft lodged a Development Application to subdivide the large bushland block into 4 residential lots. CLICK HERE for the business paper agenda and CLICK HERE for the supporting studies .
Council staff have based the recommendation, that no residentially zoned land needs to be acquired for additional open space, on the supporting studies. Readers may remember the publicity the subdivision of 79-87 Malton Rd generated within the community seven years ago. The general consensus at the time from various public surveys was that the community wanted Council to use the funds generated from the sale of the former church at Cheltenham to acquire residentially zoned land in Byles Creek for additional open space. In order to justify that such an action was in the public interest,  Council funded the two studies that are attached to the this week’s business papers.  The Trust will review the studies and consider making a submission for the speaking at the Council meeting. Residents interested in this item can make a submission by clicking here and following the steps explained on Council’s web page.
Hornsby Shire Council's.  August 2020 Newsletter
Outcome of the Proposed Child Care Centre in Orchard Rd Beecroft
The Local Planning Panel for Parramatta City Council refused the development application for a Child Care Centre in Orchard Road Beecroft.
For details of the determination CLICK HERE.

Hornsby Chamber of Commerce
 The Trust has been asked to promote the following event.
Because the event will be held in the Beecroft Community Centre, the Trust believes you should be informed.

Event:                   CHECK OUT THE CHAMBER BEECROFT
Dates:                   Fri 16th October 2020 
Times:                   6-8pm
Venues:                Beecroft Community Centre
Format:                Brief welcome speeches & networking
Bookings:  !event-list
More info:          The event will be catered and first drink provided.
Tickets only $10 with all proceeds going to Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter. 
We have invited Hornsby Councillors, and local State MP’s to attend; hopefully they’ll be able to make it.
How can you help?

  1. Pop this in your diary and attend the event
  2. Can we rely on you to support us by advertising this on your community Social Media pages – please see image for your usage
  3. An e-introduction to & to business leaders in area
FYI - There are three dates:
  1.  Community Centre – Friday Aug 21st 6-8pm
  2. Pennant Hills Community Centre – Friday Sept 18th 6-8pm
  3.  Community Centre – Friday Oct 16th 6-8pm
 What’s the purpose?
  1. To reach out to business communities outside our usual Chamber stomping ground - the central area of Hornsby
  2. A community based approach; reaching out via meet-and-greets, council collaboration & existing community and business groups
  3. Inform about how we & council support local business (the chamber’s events, advocacy, council’s Localised platform)
  4. Naturally, to grow our membership base & participation and look at other ways we can support the business community

What about that pandemic?
Should it not be appropriate to be holding events of this scale the events will still go ahead. We will simply pivot onto an online format.
Any questions, please ask! Kind regards,
Annie Kenyon – President & Alexi Boyd – Vice President
0403071780 (Annie)                       0424568712 (Alexi)

Julian Leeser MP.  Newsletter dated July 22nd 2020
The Trust's policy is that we will publish submitted newsletters from any of our elected representatives
Councillor Vince del Gallego Newsletter dated July 28th 2020
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.  This page will be updated with every eNews publication.
CLICK HERE To access them.
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 2020 became due in March...
Keep our two suburbs strong and informed by being a member!
To support or join the Beecroft Cheltenham Civic Trust, please visit our website.
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,
Ross Walker OAM

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