29th January 2021.  Edition One.
In this edition:
President's Message,

Clean up Australia,
BCCT Annual General Meeting 2021,
Beecroft Station Upgrade,
Wongala Crescent Shopping Centre,
181-183 Beecroft Rd. Child Care Centre,
99 Copeland Rd. Demolition of Dwelling
Newsletter from Julian Leeser MP,
Letter from Vince del Gallego,
Recent Development Applications,
Latest Police Reports.
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Message from the President
Welcome to 2021!  I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable new year. Fingers crossed 2021 will be better than 2020. I took a break from Trust matters over the past month, so there are a number of matters that will require the Trust’s attention. One of my priorities is to have a meeting with our State Member Dominic Perrottet on the former haulage road issue next to Cheltenham Oval, and the M2 noise issue.
Three significant Development Applications have recently been lodged with Hornsby Council. As with the start of every year January and February are fairly quiet but March is full on. The Trust is planning to hold its AGM on Monday night March 15th with Clean Up Australia (Beecroft and Cheltenham for us) on the first Sunday in March. Details are below.
Please keep safe from this Covid-19. Personally, I sense the vaccine rollout will not be the panacea people around the world are hoping, and wishing for. Quietly I’m just so glad I’m living in Australia.

Ross Walker OAM


Clean Up Australia 2021
The Trust has once again registered the Beecroft Village Green for Clean Up Australia (CUA). In your diaries put Sunday morning 7th March 2021, 9am to about midday.  As in past years the picnic table next to the children’s playground will be used as the meeting place and to drop off the collected rubbish. The usual protocols will apply, such as children to be accompanied by adults and participants should wear sensible footwear, gloves and a hat. Collection bags will be provided.
All welcome.  

                                                                       Clean Up Australia 2019
2021 Annual General Meeting March 15th   
The Beecroft Cheltenham Civic Trust will hold its 2021 AGM on Monday night March 15th at the Beecroft Presbyterian Hall, located between  Mary and Welham Streets  Beecroft, commencing 7.30pm.  
It is a large hall and hopefully we will be able to conduct a proper meeting instead of a virtual meeting.
Beecroft Station Upgrade
CLICK HERE for important information about upcoming work at Beecroft Station as part of the Transport Access Program.
For further information on the project, please CLICK HERE or call the Project Infoline on
1800 684 490 or email
5 Wongala Crescent Beecroft shopping centre. Demolition of shops and 6 storey Commercial and Residential complex.
A Development Application has been lodged with Hornsby Council for a 6 storey mixed commercial and residential development that will replace the small group of shops and its carpark facing 4 Wongala Crescent.  The plans can be viewed at CLICK HERE.  If you wish to comment on the DA, you can email Council at  The Trust has yet to make an objection.
181-183 Beecroft Road Cheltenham.  Review of refused DA for Child Care Centre
The Development Application for a child care centre at 181-183 Beecroft Rd Cheltenham (at the corner of Cheltenham Rd) was refused last October by the Local Planning Panel. The applicant has made some changes to the refused DA and has requested a review. The plans can be viewed at CLICK HERE
While the exhibition period has now closed, if you are concerned about this proposal, the Trust recommends that you still submit comments to Council at  The Trust’s objection can be viewed at CLICK HERE.

99 Copeland Road Beecroft. Demolition of the original dwelling and 4 lot subdivision
 Tucked in behind the extensive gardens stands the 110 year old dwelling called Strathallan, the sister house to Rowallan that was demolished as part of the seniors development at 97 Copeland Road.  The DA proposes to demolish the old home and subdivide the surrounding grounds. While the exhibition period has now closed, if you are concerned about this proposal, the Trust recommends that you still submit comments to Council at 
The Trust’s objection can be viewed at CLICK HERE.
Julian Leeser MP.  Newsletter dated January 21st  2021
The Trust's policy is that we will publish submitted newsletters from any of our elected representatives
Hornsby Councillor Vince del Gallego's Letter.
Cherrybrook’s proposed library.

As a background, Cherrybrook, like Beecroft and Cheltenham, is part of C Ward and Councillor Vince Del Gallego is one of our Hornsby C Ward Councillors. Vince stood as an independent at the last local government elections and succeeded in being elected with Councillor Emma Heyde and Councillor Michael Hutchence.
Vince has been very supportive of the local constituents living in Cherrybrook.
Hornsby Council is proposing a new library in Cherrybrook, to effectively replace Epping library that was transferred to Parramatta City Council as part of the council amalgamation process.
It is important that C Ward residents are aware of issues elsewhere within the Ward so you have a better informed position at local government elections this coming September. CLICK HERE for Cr Del Gallego’s Letter.
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.
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 become due in March...
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Kind regards,
Ross Walker OAM

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