11th September 2021. Edition One. In this edition: President's Message,
Meet the Candidates,
Letters to Hornsby Shire Council,
Byles Creek Valley
The Hoot' Beecroft Shopping Village,
Julian Leeser's Newsletter,
Emma Heyde's Newsletter,
Recent Development Applications,
Latest Police Reports.
Message from the President I
hope everyone is still coping with the lockdown? I really miss my
sit down and chat coffee breaks. The lockdown seems to go on forever!
but with the rise of vaccinations, masks and careful social distancing
there is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. Over the last
month the Civic Trust members have been busy keeping up with local news
and issues. We remain positive about organising a public face-to-face
meeting with Council candidates before the elections in December. We
will keep you posted!
At our last Zoom committee meeting we discussed the possible allocation
of the church funds. The fund was established some 5 years ago for the
purpose of benefiting our heritage community. When the fund was
established community opinions and feedback as to its expenditure were
listed and noted. It was generally agreed that the outcome(s) would
provide a tangible benefit for the whole community rather than provide
funding for individual/sporting projects (for example, new turf for
cricket pitch, etc.) or government mandated /planned repairs/projects.
This discussion is still a work in progress but it is a conversation we
need to have in order to move forward. I will keep you informed about
the next step in the process.
Just reminding everyone to make sure to comment on the latest online Byles Creek Report; Council will appreciate your feedback. Please mark your submission ‘draft Byles Creek Planning Study’ and email email@example.com
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Beecroft Cheltenham Civic Trust Website Don't
forget to check the Civic Trust's new website with many useful
community links. All the Trust's past eNews emails and printed
bulletins can be found on the site as well as links to community groups
and the latest Development Applications submitted to Council for the
2119 postcode. CLICK HERE to access to the new site.
MEET THE CANDIDATES, Beecroft Cheltenham Civic Trust Public Meeting. The NSW Electoral Commission has postponed the NSW Local Government Elections until the 4thof
December 2021. The Trust has reserved the Beecroft Presbyterian
Church Hall Welham Street for a "Meet the Candidates" meeting on
Thursday the 25th of November. We will provide further details and updates in our next eNews.
The Trust has lodged several letters with Hornsby Shire Council 3 Hillcrest Road Pennant Hills NSW - (DA/739/2021) CLICK HERE Burns Road North Beecroft - (F2021/00243) CLICK HERE 5 Wongala Crescent Beecroft - (DA/20/2021) CLICK HERE 29 Chapman Ave Beecroft - (DA819/2021) CLICK HERE 19 Wandeen Avenue, Beecroft - (DA/834/2021) CLICK HERE
19 Wandeen Avenue, Beecroft - (DA/845/2021) CLICK HERE
Master Plan adopted by Council
Hornsby Council States: Community
involvement is crucial to the success of Hornsby Park. We want to thank
you all for participating in the community consultation and for your
input during the exhibition of the draft Hornsby Park Master Plan.
We are writing to give you news on the progress of the
project. We are a step closer to creating a unique
recreation and nature destination in the heart of Hornsby.
Following public exhibition, the Hornsby Park Master Plan was adopted
by Council at the General Meeting on 14 July 2021. View the Business Paper and Minutes View the adopted Hornsby Park Master Plan
For more details on the results of the public consultation, please read the Engagement Outcomes Report.
The next step is to commence the earthworks to stabilise the
site, making the area safe while ensuring there is minimal environmental
impact. We are also working on the detailed design for the site in
preparation for the implementation of the master plan.
The Byles Creek Valley Planning Study is now on Exhibition The draft Byles Creek Planning Study is now on exhibition and invites feedback.
The draft Study has been prepared to review the suitability of planning
controls for residential properties adjoining open space zoned land
within the Byles Creek corridor in protecting and maintaining the
environmental qualities of the land.
The Study Area is bounded by Malton Road, Sutherland Road, Azalea Grove,
Kurrajong Street, and Lane Cove National Park, and the draft Study
makes recommendations for planning changes on residential lands included
in this area.
The draft Byles Creek Planning Study and further information can be viewed at https://www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au/council/noticeboard/your-say.
Please mark your submission ‘draft Byles Creek Planning Study’ and email firstname.lastname@example.org
or send to Hornsby Shire Council, PO Box 37, Hornsby NSW 1630. Council
invites your feedback on the draft Study by close of business Monday 1 November 2021.
If you have any queries regarding the draft Study, please contact Fintan
Langan, Strategic Planner, on 9847 6686 during business hours.
Public Memorials in Beecroft
By Rod Best of The History Group
When people think about public memorials in Beecroft they think of the
war memorials. While these are very fine and are now well sited in the
gardens created by our Council, there is more to Beecroft than just
For almost 100 years, residents of Beecroft have felt it worthwhile to
benefit all residents by placing seats and other items around the
locality so as to add to people’s enjoyment. The first of these is a
seat to James and Catherine Caddy in Malton Road. It was paid for by
public subscription and was erected not because this couple were famous
but because they had been “a splendid old couple.” The seat takes in one
of their favourite views across Byles Creek valley. Another seat that
was built for someone, just because they were nice, is Nancy’s seat in
There are other recognitions because people were great philanthropists
or because they worked hard or even because they were greatly admired –
even if they had no other connection to Beecroft!
One seat commemorates a tragedy – but was specifically designed so that a
homeless person would be able to stretch out and sleep on it at night.
Details of these memorials can be found on the Beecroft Cheltenham
History Group web site by searching under “Changing Times – Social Life –
A free copy of the History Group's latest book , about James Blackwood
in World War I will be given to whoever answers these questions and
supplies photographs of the respective memorials by 1 October 2021 to email@example.com .
The questions are:
Which memorial was designed to help the homeless sleep?
Which memorial was for a patron of the Arts in our Shire?
Identify one memorial to a Bushcare worker.
was the great Australian singer who unveiled a seat named after her –
provided that it was not called a memorial seat in her life time?
The Byles Creek Valley Union Inc. Newsletter The August edition of "The Hoot" is now available. CLICK HERE to read it.
Hornsby Council's Latest News Bulletin can be viewed 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.
There are amended plans for this proposal. The most significant
change is the widening of the pedestrian walkway through to the Hannah
St. Car Park. The total height remains unchanged.
The last changes submitted by the applicant were on September 2nd To view all the submitted documents CLICK HERE
The Trust has made a submission to Council about the amended plans. CLICK HERE
Julian Leeser MP. Newsletter dated September 3rd The Trust's policy is that we will publish submitted newsletters from any of our elected representatives. CLICK HERE
Hornsby Councillor Emma Heyde's Newsletter dated July 8th 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 website 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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