12th December 2021. Edition One. In this edition:
President's Report, BCCT eNews,
Meet the Candidates,
Historic letters given to the Trust,
Beecroft Station completion,
Another Seniors development,
5 Wongala Crescent,
Lions Club Christmas Puddings,
Julian Leeser's Newsletters,
Recent Development Applications,
Latest Police Reports.
Message from the President What
a year!! Politically speaking we have seen significant changes/shifts
such as the appointment of a new Premier, Dominic Perrottet and recent
Council Elections across the State. Despite numerous earlier
cancellations due to COVID, the 'Trust' managed to organise the
'Meet the Candidates' forum, which provided our residents with
'face-to-face' election information. Congratulations goes to
re-elected Mayor Phillip Ruddock and Councillor Emma Heyde as they
continue their excellent work on behalf of the community.
Representation of 'C Ward' has changed with the election of -
Verity Greenwood and Sreeni Pillamarri (and of course Emma) - we hope
that now the election is over we can concentrate on Beecroft/Cheltenham
community issues and projects. The 'Trust' looks forward to working very
closely with these new Councillors.
The 'Trust' will meet for its last meeting in December and resume its
work early next year. We have a lot to get on with! On behalf of
the 'Trust' we hope you and your family/friends have a very happy
prosperous Christmas (holiday season) and a great New Year.
Beecroft Cheltenham Civic Trust eNews. The
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Meet the Candidates, Beecroft Cheltenham Civic Trust Public Meeting. A successful meeting was held at the Beecroft Presbyterian Church on the 25th of November.
The meeting was streamed live onto the internet and can still be viewed here; https://www.facebook.com/groups/285911863541308
Mayor Phillip Ruddock
The Trusts's President, Dr Julie Zetler presided over the meeting.
Three letters: A gift to the Trust. The
Trust has recently been given some papers by the family of John Noble
that relate to the early activities of the Trust and which shine a light
on almost 60 years of consistent activism, advocacy and collaboration
by the Trust. As an example of how local action can happen, be sustained
and be successful it is worth looking afresh at these three letters –
copies of which can be viewed here CLICK HERE
The Beecroft Station Lift is now available for use
initial plan for the station was to remove the sloping footpath up to
Wongala Crescent. The Trust was persistent in requesting the ramp
With the assistance of our State Member for Epping, Premier Dominic
Perrottet, and some lateral thinking by the TNSW engineers, the Trust
was able to persuade Transport NSW to retain the sloping footpath
leading up to Wongala Crescent.
Another Seniors Development for Beecroft in Penrhyn Ave. A Development Application has been lodged for Seniors Housing with 33 dwellings in Penrhyn Ave. Beecroft.
The Trust has written to the Hornsby Shire Council objecting to this development. In general, there is an overall impression that the applicant is seeking maximum yield at the expense of better design, amenity and privacy.
While there is general compliance with the minimum SEPP requirements, there are a number of issues that are of concern.
The Letter to Council can be viewed here. 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.
The Trust is concerned with, and investigating the proposed location of
an electrical transformer box that is required for this development.
The trust does not want to see a repeat of what happened with the
transformer box for the Beecroft Plaza building. The development
will be determined by the Local Planning Panel this coming week. Click here to access plans of the proposed development.
Christmas Cakes and Puddings The Lions Club is once again this year selling Traditional Christmas Cakes and Puddings. CLICK HERE for details.
Julian Leeser MP. Newsletter dated November 20th 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 for both
Hornsby and Parramatta Shire Councils. This page will be updated
with every eNews publication. CLICK HERE To access them.
Latest Police Reports
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... CLICK HERE
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community. Currently we have over 1090 email addresses. We
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