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Welcome to the Beecroft-Cheltenham Civic Trust website...

Established in 1964 & Australia's first - Beecroft-Cheltenham Civic Trust Inc [ABN 41449599554] - marked 50 years of service in 2014. 

The Beecroft-Cheltenham Civic Trust was later formally incorporated under the NSW Incorporation Act (1984) on 5 December 1988.  The Trust has achieved much since its foundation, to put the case to Federal, State and Local Governments, as well as to Statutory Authorities, for the survival of what remains of our passive and defenceless natural beauty, and for citizens who wish to continue to enjoy this natural beauty and other desirable civic amenities.

The Trust also aims to preserve the existing village character, heritage values, and the natural beauty of the Beecroft and Cheltenham district. You can find out more about our aims and objectives in our constitution

URGENT 'PHONE CONTACT - Trust Secretary - 0408 751 915.    MEDIA ENQUIRIES - Trust President - 0407 454 227.

Notice of 2015 Annual General Meeting

The Beecroft-Cheltenham Civic Trust will hold its

2015 Annual General Meeting from

7.30pm on Wednesday, 22 April, in the

Uniting Church Hall – 82 Beecroft Road, Beecroft.

Hall access is via the right hand side of the Church. Parking is opposite in the car-park [access from Wongala Crescent, next to the Fire Station].

Included in the Agenda will be a motion to amend the Beecroft-Cheltenham Civic Trust Constitution – for more details, please click on:

Current constitution

Constitution Amendments 2015

Please support residents' petition for NSW Government to acquire rare local bushland...

During the weekend prior to the NSW Elections, members of the Byles Creek Vally Union and Trust members worked hard to compile a comprehensive submission to the NSW Government, to augment that prepared by Hornsby Shire Council. 

Your Trust understands that  Council's planners supported subdivision of this bushland corridor, between Pennant Hills Park and Lane Cove National Park, whilst Council environmental staff did not. 

The resident submission has applied planning and environmental expertise and research to resoundingly oppose the subdivision, and calls on our new MP and new NSW Government to acquire the land.  Please click on [Resident Submission] for details

Please support our residents’ on-line petition for the NSW Government to acquire this rare bushland corridor - Click Here.

Read more...

NSW Elections 28 March – Meet the Candidates – 6 minute speeches...

On 19 February, 4 of 5 candidates for the NSW parliamentary seat of Epping – that includes our 2119 postcode area – spoke to their candidacy at a meeting in Beecroft, coordinated by your Trust.  The Liberal party candidate had apologised for non-attendance and declined the Trust’s invitation to provide a 6 minute video, similar to that organised by the Trust of other candidates, for local residents unable to attend last night.  To view the 4 speeches, please click on the underlined links below.

However, if you only have a few minutes, a concluding remarks video of these candidates is at SUMMARY

Darryl ALLEN – Christian Democratic Party – Speech

Kerry FOX – Independent – Speech

David HAVYATT – Australian Labor Party – Speech [poor camera focus]

Emma HEYDE – The Greens Party – Speech

Damien TUDEHOPE – Liberal Party - apology:

“..., thank you for the offer to provide a short video.  I feel that I cannot communicate effectively what I want to say in a video and more importantly I am very strapped for time.  My preference is to see you all in person at the March 2 forum.[Epping Club, 6.30pm]   Please encourage your members to attend.”

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