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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, is marking 50 years of service in 2014.
The Beecroft-Cheltenham Civic Trust was 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. For urgent phone contact, the Trust Secretary may be reached on 040 875 1915.
Published on Thursday, 27 June 2013 07:35
Sent: Monday, 3 March 2014 7:25 PM
Beecroft-Cheltenham Civic Trust
50 years of service
INC - ABN 41449599554 PO Box 31, Beecroft 2119
The General Manager
Hornsby Shire Council
Interim Objection to augmented DA 545/2013 – 87-91 Beecroft Road & 16-24 Hannah Street, Beecroft
The Trust strongly objects to this amended development application, which now includes the former Westpac Bank site. As well as those points presented in our Trust message of 9 July below, this objection focuses on the following key issues:Read more...
Published on Wednesday, 18 December 2013 00:00
The ETTT project has released the above plan for comment. Details are accessible at Click Here
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-submissionsRead more...
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.