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Do you have a suggestion to make on issues in Beecroft and Cheltenham that you wish the Civic Trust to look at?
Published on Saturday, 02 February 2013 01:49
This, Australia's first Civic Trust, established in 1964, was formally incorporated under the NSW Incorporation Act (1984) on 5 December 1988. The Beecroft Cheltenham Civic 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.
Published on Wednesday, 18 December 2013 00:00
The ETTT project has released the above plan for comment. Details are accessible at http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/b2b/projects/ETTT_UDLP_Newsletter_Nov_13.pdf Your Beecroft-Cheltenham Civic Trust has prepared interim response, but has sought additional details from ETTT about:
A. Hydraulic design of the large drainage canal proposed adjacent to the Epping to Thornleigh Third Track and The Crescent carpark, from opposite Lyne Road, Cheltenham. This canal is not well documented and the Trust seeks detailed advice including: What is the catchment for this notable civil work? What are the downstream flow impacts in Day & Sutherland Roads properties? What effort is being made to ensure design is consistent with landscape?
B. Hydraulic design of drainage work proposed adjacent to the Epping to Thornleigh Third Track & large Bunya Pine near the Children’s playground, off Wongala Crescent, near Hannah Street, Beecroft.
C. ETTT Arborist’s Report in respect of the Bunya Pines and other trees, in the reserve off Wongala Crescent, near Hannah Street, Beecroft.
D. Details of Heritage interpretation signage which is unclear in the plans.
Your Trust’s interim response is accessible at http://www.2119.org.au/index.php/recent-submissions
ETTT staff have confirmed that time for your submission has been extended till 10 January 2014. ETTT also confirm:
“...we are trying to alter the top of cut drain design to minimise impacts on the Bunya Pines. Once this design is finalised we would get an arborist to assess potential impacts. As that design is not confirmed there is no arborist report to provide yet. The heritage interpretation signage has not yet been developed. Our heritage consultant will make contact with Rod [Best – Trust President] re specific and targeted consultation on the location of these signs and what they should say.”
Published on Thursday, 11 July 2013 03:29
Please sign our e-PETITION – NWRL is a good concept – Downsizing it is not:
Despite overwhelming local resident opposition [90-97%], the NSW Government is persisting with the downsized “Mickey Mouse Metro” as a North West Rail Link. Reflecting resident concerns, the Trust opposes this NSW Government folly. To view the Eco-Transit video briefing, please click on www.youtube.com/watch?v=5upD1WkEvBE
The O'Farrell Government's decision to build the North West Rail Link tunnels too small for modern double-deck rolling stock is a retrograde step that needs to be reversed! It's part of an attempt to break up and privatise Sydney's rail network. Equally importantly, it deliberately cuts out a future policy option to reintegrate the system at a later stage, thereby tying the hands of future governments, since to increase the tunnel size (by as little as 40cm) would mean shutting the system down and reboring the tunnels, an impossibly expensive proposition.
Published on Thursday, 14 November 2013 00:00
The Trust has recently collated hundreds of concerned resident comments on the North West Rail link from Hills Shire, Hawkesbury City, Blacktown City and Parramatta City residents. These reflect similar high percentage levels of concern and agreement with our local residents about the downsized Metro service intended:
88% The proposed North West Rail Line must be fully compatible with the rest of the City Rail network
86% Future NWRL direct connection to the Parramatta & Richmond lines must be an option
85% The line grades must be designed to allow full use by current City Rail network trains
85% City Rail already runs regular trains from Bondi Junction to Kiama, Wynyard to Lithgow, Town Hall to Newcastle. Similar one-train services must be provided to North West Sydney suburbs, which are nearer.
Five of the residents’ comments are indicative of these high levels of concern:
To see the full report, please click on the 'Recent Submissions' tab at the top of this page.
Please sign our e-petiton to the O'Farrell Government to prevent downsized Metro madness - article on this page!