Sunday, March 15, 2015

79-87 Malton Road - Defered by Council

The application to allow residential development of the above land was discussed at the Hornsby Shire Council meeting on 11 March.

After many speakers, Council accepted a motion by Councillors Hutchence, Browne, and Azizi that included the following:

Council write to the Minister for the Environment, Local State Members and candidates for the upcoming State election for the seat of Epping, seeking the NSW Government’s commitment to purchase 79-87 Malton Road, Beecroft on the basis that it provides important habitat for a diversity of native flora and fauna including several threatened species such as the GangGang Cockatoo endangered population and the vulnerable Powerful Owl and Grey-Headed Flying Fox and forms part of an important wildlife corridor that allows species to disperse and transfer genetic material between local reserves and Lane Cove National Park.

The matter was adjourned to allow time for that submission to be put and responded to.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


The AGM is tentatively booked for the Uniting Church Hall on Wednesday 22 April at 7.30 to 10.  Further details, agenda, candidates for election to the Committee, and proposed changes to the constitution will be listed here when available, and published in our next bulletin.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Swimming Pool Regulation Implementation Delayed Again

Following discussions with child safety advocates, councils and industry stakeholders, pool owners will be granted a 12-month extension to make sure they have a valid compliance certificate before the property can be sold or leased. “We have listened to stakeholder requests for more time and examined the evidence from certifiers,” Minister for Local Government Paul Toole said. 
“The evidence showed there was a high failure rate for initial inspections and a heavy demand to make pools compliant,” he said.