The end of the ettt and the re-building of our community

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The end is nigh for the ETTT construction and the locals couldn’t be happier. Now we want to plant up and re-green as many areas as possible to replace the thousands of trees that we’ve lost. We know the ETTT still has saplings of the White Mahogany. Wouldn’t it be great to have a new collection of this beautiful tree. The Trust is talking with Hornsby Council in bringing these hopes to fruition.

The re-landscaping of Beecroft Memorial Gardens is also on the drawing board. Recently local horticulturist, Graham Ross, (yes he’s my old man) and I met with Council officers to discuss the landscape. We made some suggestions about replacing the trees we’ve lost (including a few hoop pines) and creating an improved public open space that will benefit the community. Council will be setting up a stand in Beecroft Village this month to seek community feedback, so keep your eye out for them and tell them what you think!

Also there is a proposal to install a car park at the community centre. Access is tricky to say the least with ingress adjacent to the Copeland Road railway bridge and egress close to the lights. Users of the facility will benefit from a drop off zone for equipment and disabled car spots are a necessity but again your feedback is encouraged.

Finally the decision from the Land and Environment Court regarding 79-87 Malton Road is expected this month. We hope the court protects the endangered flora and fauna and that the $3 million from the Cheltenham church can finally go to preserving this important bush corridor.

For more information on these issues and more, head to our website www.2119.org.au

We welcome everyone to the Trust and it’s only $20 a year for a household which, believe it or not, does wonders for our finances so we can keep printing our new bulletin

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