4th June 2021.  Edition One.
In this edition:
Trust Autumn Walk,
 Proposed Child Care Centre at 181-183 Beecroft Rd Cheltenham,
Hornsby Thematic History and a new Aboriginal Heritage Study,
Parramatta Draft LEP Harmonisation Project - Notification of LPP Meeting
Emma Heyde's Newsletter.
Beecroft Cheltenham Civic Trust Autumn Walk Sunday Afternoon
A quick reminder the Autmn walk is on this Sunday.  Starting at 2pm from Beecroft station bus stop Wongala Crescent. The walk will extend as far as Cheltenham Oval before returning to Wongala Crescent where walkers can have a chat over a ‘bring your own’ afternoon tea. There will be short talks about the history of Beecroft and Cheltenham as we  pass through the local streets.  The Trust cannot provide refreshments due to Covid requirements. Good walking shoes, a hat and a water bottle is recommended. 
The Proposed Child Care Centre at 181-183 Beecroft Rd Cheltenham
DA 259/2020 CLICK HERE

Proceedings have been set down for a Conciliation Conference.
Commencing at 9:30am on 11
th June 2021 on-site, (for the Commissioner, legal representatives and experts).   
The Conciliation Conference will be presided over by a Commissioner of the Land and Environment Court, who will act as a facilitator for the parties to discuss the issues in dispute, with a view to narrowing, limit, or resolve some of the issues. 
As required by the Court, the Council has filed a Statement of Facts and Contentions which sets out the disputed issues.  The issues will be discussed at the Conference between the parties.
Whilst objectors are not a party to the proceedings, they have a right to give evidence before the Court in relation to their submission.  The Trust has registered to speak and so has the BC History Group.

The session will be a closed session but we can show support for Ross Walker and Rod Best by assembling on the footpath outside 181-183 on June 11

To read the Trust's objection to this development CLICK HERE.
To read the History Group's objection CLICK HERE.
Seeking comments - draft Hornsby Thematic History and a new Aboriginal Heritage Study.
Council is inviting feedback on a new draft Thematic History of Hornsby Shire, which updates the previous history completed in 1993, using themes and historical context to explain how Hornsby Shire has developed into the Shire we know today.  
To view the draft Hornsby Thematic History, you can visit Council’s websites (listed below) or view in hard copy at the Hornsby, Galston, Berowra and Pennant Hills Libraries during library hours.  Submissions can be emailed to or mailed to The General Manager, Hornsby Shire Council, PO Box 37, Hornsby NSW 1630.
Council is also welcoming community input into the preparation of the new Aboriginal Heritage Study. You are invited to share any information that you may have about the Aboriginal history of the Shire, and particular places of importance, and your thoughts on how Council can recognise and protect this rich heritage. To share information for the Aboriginal Heritage Study, please contact the project team on  or 1800 450 995.
Information about both projects is available on Council’s websites, ‘Future Hornsby’ and ‘have your say’ noticeboard:
Submissions close on Wednesday 30 June 2021.
Should you have any queries please contact the Alison Bangs, Heritage Planner on 9847 6742 during normal business hours.

Yours faithfully,
Katherine Vickery
Manager, Strategic Landuse Planning
TRIM Reference: F2020/00185#01 and F2020/00185#02  

Draft LEP Harmonisation Project - Notification of LPP Meeting
CLICK HERE for details
Hornsby Councillor Emma Heyde's Newsletter dated May 31st
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Kind regards,
Julie Zetler