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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.

Proposed 7-12 month closure of Epping to Chatswood rail

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


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.


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