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
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
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
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.CLICK HERE
Hornsby Shire Council's. August 2020 Newsletter CLICK HERE
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
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.
CHECK OUT THE CHAMBER BEECROFT Dates: Fri 16th October 2020 Times: 6-8pm Venues: Beecroft Community Centre Format:
Brief welcome speeches & networking Bookings:https://hornsbychamber.com.au/events/#!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?
Pop this in your diary and attend the event
Can we rely on you to support us by advertising this on your community Social Media pages – please see image for your usage
Pennant Hills Community Centre – Friday Sept 18th 6-8pm
Community Centre – Friday Oct 16th 6-8pm
What’s the purpose?
To reach out to business communities outside our usual Chamber stomping ground - the central area of Hornsby
A community based approach; reaching out via meet-and-greets, council collaboration & existing community and business groups
Inform about how we & council support local business (the chamber’s events, advocacy, council’s Localised platform)
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
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. CLICK HERE
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. CLICK HERE
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... CLICK HERE
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.