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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.

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

Last night, 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.”

Proposed 7-12 month closure of Epping to Chatswood rail tunnels & stations

NSW Transport Minister Berejiklian has effectively gifted to Hong Kong MTR the publicly-owned Epping to Chatswood line, as part of the North West Rail link.  This line will close for downsizing for seven to twelve months, causing major inconvenience to the travelling public.  

If each train currently carries 800 people, every 15 minutes between Epping and Chatswood, that will require 16 buses every fifteen minutes to replace each train.  Recent media articles have shown the bus journey could take 58 minutes (Epping to Chatswood at 8am) compared with around 17 minutes by train. 

When Minister Berejiklian was questioned by the Trust regarding the 14,000 commuters per day inconvenienced by the rail line closure, she said: “get used to it”.

The Trust has sent its submission, which is accessible at:CLICK HERE

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