28th September 2020. Edition Two. In this edition:
President's Message, Hornsby Council news,
City of Parramatta Council News,
Beecroft Rotary - Young at Heart,
Pedestrian lifts at Beecroft Station,
Cherrybrook Station update,
Newsletter from Julian Leeser MP,
Recent Development Applications,
Latest Police Reports.
Message from the President In
this eNews I draw your attention to the various strategic planning
papers currently on exhibition by our two Councils, Hornsby and
Parramatta. Both Councils want you to comment on their draft
strategies. While clearly daunting in magnitude, I do encourage
our community to have a say. These strategic papers are driven by
the State Government’s Regional and District Plans and are designed to
address our needs for the next generation. I have provided some
explanatory comments below that may assist you.
Hornsby Council news – Sustainability 2040 For
residents of Beecroft and Cheltenham in Hornsby LGA. To support
proposed changes to the LEP, there are five strategies that are
currently on exhibition. They are Sustainability Hornsby 2040
(overarching), Biodiversity Conservation, Urban Forest, Water Sensitive
and Climate Wise. The strategies are very comprehensive and, as
expected, are interrelated. All these strategies will apply to
Beecroft and Cheltenham.
CLICK HERE to reach Council’s ‘Have Your Say’ page and access the individual strategies.
Closing date is the end of October 2020.
City of Parramatta Council News - Harmonisation CLICK HERE
For the residents of Beecroft in Parramatta LGA, the updating of the LEP
is aimed to achieve a harmony within the different planning controls
inherited by Council from the amalgamation process four years ago.
Proposed changes to the LEP for Beecroft include increased minimum lot
sizes for future subdivisions, increase in allowable height of
dwellings, reintroduction of floor space ratios (removed by Hornsby
Council in 2013) and bushland given a stronger protection. Like
Hornsby’s strategies, there is a focus on sustainability.
Beecroft Rotary - Young at Heart – Thursday 1st October On Thursday 1st
of October Beecroft Rotary will host the ‘Young at Heart Festival’
through virtual and COVID-safe in-person events to recognise the United
Nations International Day of Older Persons. As 20% of Beecroft’s
population is over the age of 65, Rotary Beecroft has focused on ‘caring
for our elders’ as a key community service theme. We will be
using the festival to increase community awareness about the
contribution of our elders, and foster connections between younger and
older age groups.
Program for the day:
9.30 am – Tree planting at Station Park attended by Living Treasures
Award nominees and dignitaries
10 am – musical performances commence in arcade, Beecroft Place and plaza
10 am – photo hunt commences from registration desks in arcade, Beecroft Place and plaza
10 am to 1 pm – special deals for seniors at selected outlets
1 pm – photo hunt concludes
1.15 pm – winners of photo hunt and children’s art announced - arcade
All day – children’s art on display on the theme of encouraging intergenerational engagement.
Continuing beyond the day – video competition.
For more details please visit CLICK HERE
Niranjan Deodhar, President, Rotary Club of Beecroft District 9685 Ph: +61 404 012 676
Pedestrian lifts at Beecroft Station Many of you would have received this newsletter already. CLICK HERE to read the latest,
Cherrybrook Station update Our independently elected C Ward Councillor Vince de Gallego released this eNews last week. CLICK HERE. The Landcom survey closed on 27th September, but you can still send an email if you want to voice your views. The Trust's policy is that we will publish submitted newsletters from any of our elected representatives.
LANDCOM's response to the Hills Showground Project To
read an email the Trust has received from LANDCOM detailing the Hills
Showground Project - State Significant Development Application Response
to Submissions Lodged CLICK HERE
Spring Walk on Sunday 13th September 2020 After cancelling our traditional autumn walk, the spring walk was held two weeks ago in glorious weather.
A smaller sized group attended, no doubt due to Covid 19
precautions. Starting and finishing at the Cheltenham netball
we inspected the new sandstone steps recently installed by Hornsby Council through the bushland reserve.
Rod Best, Chair of the Beecroft Cheltenham History Group, provided a
detailed talk about how the 1919 Spanish Influenza Pandemic affected
local residents. Hopefully the Trust will be able to resume our
traditional autumn walk next year in 2021.
Julian Leeser MP. Newsletter dated September 5th 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
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