Monday, January 31, 2011

AGM of the BCCT

The Annual General Meeting of the BCCT will be held on the evening of Monday 7th March at Cheltenham Recreation Club.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Agenda for Committee Meeting 1 Feb

Committee Meeting Beecroft-Cheltenham Civic Trust

Tuesday, 1 February 2011 at 15 Lamorna Avenue, Beecroft.  
      7.30pm – Discussion on Web-log
                        - Mr Peter Hewitt  
7.45pm - Discussion on Clean up Australia Day (6 March)
                  - Dr Rai Pohl
8pm - Agenda
1.            Welcome & apologies
2.            Declarations of Conflict of Interest
3.            Minutes of December Committee meeting (attached)
4.            Matters arising   
5.            Secretary – Correspondence

6.            Treasurer –  (report to be circulated)

7.           Sub-committees’ reports
History - Rod
Development – Stuart
Council – Ilona
Environment – Ross
Policy & Strategy – David
Web-site – Michael
8.            Matters for discussion
Annual General Meeting – Daryl
Transurban – Murray Farm Road Bridge – Michael & Colin
Clean Up Australia Day - Sunday, 6 March 2011 prizes? - Ross

9.           Other business
                Next Meeting 1 March at
52 Lamorna Avenue
, Beecroft

Thursday, January 13, 2011

M2 Kirkham Bridge Survey Says Alternate Direction Traffic Light Control

The survey being conducted by the Beecroft Cheltenham Civic Trust is still open for entries, but interim results are very clear.

96% AGAINST full closure of the bridge (92% "STRONGLY DISAGREED".  Another 4% "DISAGREED")

85% AGAINST Tidal Flow (AM one way PM the other).  (64% "STRONGLY DISAGREED".  Another 21% "DISAGREED")

59% IN FAVOUR of traffic light control alternate directions.  (41% "AGREED".  Another 18% "STRONGLY AGREED")

Monday, January 10, 2011

Chilworth Reserve

Residents of Beecroft and Cheltenham are enquiring about the M2 Project's plans for the Chilworth recreation reserve.  It is known that the project intends to have a construction camp under the western end of the M2 viaducts over the reserve, and it now seems certain that access into this park will be by the original construction path between the motorway and the golf course.  The uncertainty relates to how construction traffic will leave the camp.  It now seems certain that the existing path out to Orchard Road will be used.  This track was just a footpath, but project 4WD traffic has already turned it into a full bush roadway.  The only remaining concern apparently is the stand of blue gum trees lining that path.  Obviously residents are concerned to know if a full paved road will be built, and if so will it be removed on completion of the work.
The trust is seeking answers to this and other questions affecting local residents.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Beecroft Bridge over the M2 "will not be closed".

Greg Smith, State MP for Epping, has advised local residents in a newsletter that "sanity prevailed" and the RTA and Transurban are no longer considering the option of demolishing the road bridge over the M2 between Murray Farm Road and Kirkham Street.  The intention now is to keep one lane open, probably under traffic light control.  As Greg says, any such restriction will divide the local community and cause enormous disruption.  The Trust, and no doubt Mr Smith, will be pressing for the lane closures to be kept to the shortest possible duration.