Monday, November 23, 2015


This monster B-Double truck, emerging from The Module building site, broke down at the traffic lights. The driver backed his rig and trailer down the street and the big yellow recovery vehicle was summoned.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Construction Work in Beecroft

Everyone knows that the Beecroft Shopping Village is awash with heavy construction traffic from four separate residential and commercial building projects and the ETTT. Despite this, RMS is going ahead immediately with construction of the pedestrian footbridge near the Cheltenham Road traffic lights! If ever there was a time to delay a project, surely this is that time! Especially as there is so much opposition to the whole concept, principle, and planned implementation of the foot bridge! Come on, RMS, show some common sense and postpone the build until the heavy vehicle works traffic reduces.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Beecroft Rd Pedestrian Bridge

Despite a lot of protests and suggestions for improvements, the designers and builders of the bridge are apparently continuing with their original plans. But of course these are just the contractors employed by RMS. The Trust is finding it impossible to find or converse with the decision makers who should be considering the objections that the residents of Beecroft and Cheltenham have so clearly and repeatedly expressed.

Strata Selling Changes

The new Strata law stipulates that when 75% of owners want to sell they can force a sale. Some believe this was brought in to ensure the Arcade can be sold despite the large number of strata owners, who have in the past refused to sell. It will be interesting to see how this evolves.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Turmoil on Hannah Street

A mechanical digger destined for the Module demolition site was brought down Hannah Street, on a trailer pulled by a prime mover. The driver got out without stopping the engine, and the combination started rolling forward, coming to a stop when the prime mover hit the tree just before the pedestrian crossing. A large crowd watched the embarrassed driver as he got back into the cab and put on the handbrake! Then he had to get the digger off the trailer so he could back the trailer clear of the tree, reload the digger, and drive off.
The scar in the tree trunk is still very visible.

HSC Survey about Resident Preferences

Hornsby Shire Council held surveys asking people to choose amongst ten options for local infrastructure priorities. They conducted a mail out surey, receiving some 500 replies, and an online survey with nearly 200 responses. In both cases, the option "Purchase of bushland at 79-87 Malton Road Beecroft" came first, with a total of 270 (33.4%) respondents selecting this option.