19th June 2020 Edition One. In this edition: President's Message, Update on 181-183 Beecroft Rd,
Update on State Government Matters
Local newspapers now on line,
Newsletter from Julian Leeser MP.,
Letter from Hornsby Councillor Emma Heyde, Recent Development Applications.
Latest Police Reports.
Message from the President
hope everyone is managing ok now that winter has arrived. With Covid 19
still potentially with us, these colder months expose the community to
greater risks to sickness. I think we are all looking forward to getting
back to a greater level of normality and socialising. I think it is the
first time in the Trust’s history that there was not an Autumn Walk.
Hopefully we will be able to organise a Spring Walk. The Trust
committee has been meeting by Zoom and will continue to do so until
restrictions are sufficiently eased. As with the many community
groups to which I belong, the Civic Trust committee members are
vulnerable to Covid-19 because of age, so it is likely that we will not
be meeting in person when other groups with younger members are meeting
face to face. So please be patient and adhere to the current guidelines.
Update from the President on 181-183 Beecroft Road Cheltenham.
our last eNews the Trust commented on DA259/2020 for the proposed child
care centre at 181-183 Beecroft Rd Cheltenham. Last Friday, after
Hornsby Council’s General Meeting, the Trust submitted a request to the
Heritage Office for an Interim Heritage Order (IHO) over the whole of
the subject property. CLICK HERE
to view the IHO request. An IHO is a temporary protection order to
provide the State Government up to 12 months to consider a permanent
State Heritage Listing.
Taken from the driveway entrance, November 1944 photograph by Sam Hood
Trust has been supported by the Beecroft Cheltenham History Group and
Byles Creek Valley Union. The Trust also drew upon the services of
others in the community as well. This has been a combined community
the property is within a heritage area and part of the garden has an
individual listing, the community was still concerned that the
existing heritage protection over the whole property was insufficient to
fully protect the property from any development that may threaten the
heritage qualities of the whole property. Hence the urgent need for an
discussions with Hornsby Council we discovered that as there is an
existing heritage protection on the property, Council was unable to
request an IHO. So the community has stepped up and requested the IHO
formal support of Council for the IHO was considered to be a necessary
prerequisite for an IHO to succeed. In order to obtain Council’s
official support a mayoral meeting was arranged to request the
Mayor to move a motion in support of the Trust’s IHO. Last Wednesday
night our Councillors approved the Mayoral Motion unanimously. CLICK HERE for business papers and confirmed minutes. CLICK HERE for the letter from Mayor Philip Ruddock
The Trust will keep you informed of progress.
Update on State Government related matters
final design plans for the lifts at Beecroft station are still to be
released. Advice from our local State Member Dominic Perrottet is
that a ramp will be retained as part of the lift design in the final
design. The Trust has requested an urgent onsite meeting with
Dominic Perrottet to discuss the design. The M2 noise study has
been postponed till after the Covid 19 restrictions are lifted.
While traffic has returned to pre Covid 19 volumes there has been a
delay in consultants contacting residents who contacted the Trust to
have measurements carried out.
formal handover of the former haulage road to Hornsby Council from the
Metro contractor should occur soon. State Government funds will be
provided to Council to weed the area for 5 years until the bushland can
The Honourable Philip Ruddock AO Mayor of Hornsby Shire Council.
Trust, on behalf of the residents of Beecroft and Cheltenham, would
like to congratulate Philip on his being awarded an Order of
Australia (AO) at the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Local newspapers now online
As reported in the press, all local newspapers are now only available online.
However, to view the paper, you must subscribe through the Daily Telegraph.
All the links below eventually lead you to the same web site.
Julian Leeser MP. Newsletter dated June 9th 2020 The Trust's policy is that we will publish submitted newsletters from any of our elected representatives. CLICK HERE
Councillor Emma Heyde's Report dated July 11th 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
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.
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