3rd July 2021.  Edition One.
In this edition:
President's Message,
Meet the Candidates,
Beecroft Station update,
Hornsby Shire Draft Thematic History,
Safer Communities Grant Funding,
M2 Motorway noise,
181-183 Beecroft Rd Child Care Centre,

Ray Park Heritage Group,
City of Parramatta,
Beecroft Shopping Village,
Julian Leeser's Newsletter,

Vince del Gallego's Newsletter,
Emma Heyde's Newsletter,
Recent Development Applications,
Latest Police Reports.
Message from the President
Since late March the Committee has met regularly and reaffirmed our commitment and strategy in order to address community concerns such as the M2 noise and other identified issues. As you may have heard, the committee decided it was time for us to host a ‘public meeting’. The agenda for this meeting includes a ‘Meet the Candidate’ session as well as a question and answer section by members of the public. The timing (5th August) allows residents to hear from the Council candidates regarding policy, vision, appointments and Council re-appointments including the positions of Mayor and A, B and C Ward representatives.

Unfortunately, with the recent COVID lockdown – the fate of this ‘public meeting’ is in jeopardy! We can only sit, wait and watch, hopeful that we all remain healthy. It would be a shame if this meeting cannot go ahead given that the elections will be held in early September and a face to face meeting with candidates would give the community some perspective of what they have to offer the electorate. Response from the candidates and the community thus far has been really positive so let’s hope the meeting can still happen!! Updates will be posted when more information is available.

Best Wishes
Julie Zetler


MEET THE CANDIDATES, Beecroft Cheltenham Civic Trust Public Meeting. 
Beecroft Cheltenham Civic Trust is holding a public meeting ‘to meet the Council Candidates’ for the Hornsby Shire Council elections at 7.30pm on Thursday 5th August. The meeting will be held at the Beecroft Presbyterian Church Hall Welham Street.
We will provide further details and updates in our next eNews.  We may be forced to postpone this meeting if Covid restrictions are still in place.
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 project update document.
Hornsby Shire Draft Thematic History
Ross Walker 
committee member of the Beecroft Cheltenham Civic Trust has responded to Hornsby Shire Council on the draft Thematic History Proposal  CLICK HERE to read the document.
Safer Communities Grant Funding
In round six of the Safer Communities Fund, the Federal Government is providing up to $20 million for early intervention projects and up to $10 million for security infrastructure.  Available grants are between $200,000 and $1.5 million. In the past, the BCCT has been successful with applications in partnership with the local council.  Ideas for worthwhile community projectscan be submitted to
Road Noise emanating from the M2 Motorway
The BCCT is continuing its campaign to have the excessive noise from the M2 addressed by government.  To this end, the BCCT held an extraordinary committee meeting on May 18th to consider proactive strategies.
Update on the Proposed Child Care Centre at 181-183 Beecroft Rd Cheltenham
There was a significant community rally against an inappropriate development at 181-183 Beecroft Road on the day of the Land and Environment Court's on site hearing.

                                          Photograph courtesy of Michael Bianchino
We believe the Land and Environment Court Conciliation for this property has not resulted in a decision. Instead amended plans have been uploaded to Council's website in order to address some of the concerns expressed by the community.

Submissions on the amended plans close on the 7
th July 2021.
You can read the amended plans for DA/259/2020 at CLICK HERE
Ray Park Heritage Group
The Ray Park Heritage Group is inviting residents to a history talk on Saturday July 17th
CLICK HERE for details.
To read the July edition of the Ray Park Heritage Group Chronicle, please CLICK HERE.

Household Chemical Clean Out CLICK HERE
Beecroft Shopping Village
As of the 14th May, the DA for the redevelopment of 5 Wongala Crescent remains "Under Assessment".
Residents are encouraged to look at the plans for the redevelopment.
This proposed redevelopment will have a major influence on the character and vibrancy of Beecroft shopping precinct.  CLICK HERE to view all the documents associated with DA20/2021.

                                            View from the Rail Station bus stop
Julian Leeser MP.  Newsletter dated July 2nd
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 June 22nd
The Trust's policy is that we will publish submitted newsletters from any of our elected representatives
Hornsby Councillor Emma Heyde's Newsletter dated June 14th
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 DA161_2021 for 38b Malton Rd.  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!
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,
Julie Zetler

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