Village Voice

VILLAGE VOICE

Communications in Hornsby Shire

JOHN FARQUHAR, ACTING CHAIRMAN From the new Hornsby councillors this year we hear that public comment is wanted. State and Federal representatives have also expressed...

New zoning increases bushfire risk for residents

KATHY COWLEY, FOKE PRESIDENT Many of us watched the recent wildfire events across California unfold late last year, as well as the wildfires in the...
Noel Oxley from the Trust (3rd from left) with Mayor Philip Ruddock, Cllr Emma Heyde and PHDCT member Normal Parris

Developing a town centre plan

NOEL OXLEY, PRESIDENT Members of the Pennant Hills District Civic Trust recently met with the mayor of Hornsby Shire, Philip Ruddock, Councillor Emma Heyde and...
Beecroft Guides doing their bit to clean up the area on Clean Up Australia Day 2018

Cleaning up Beecroft

ROSS WALKER, PRESIDENT 2018 started busy and has continued to be busy for the Trust with plenty of items to share with the local community...
Will the Town Centre Plan reflect the wishes of our community?

Let’s have the vision before the Plan

Noel Oxley When the Council invited landowners, business owners, and community progress associations in Pennant Hills and Thornleigh to participate in the Picture Pennant Hills online survey,...
Last year’s Clean up Australia Day in Beecroft

Cleaning up Beecroft with your help

Ross Walker, President Clean Up Australia Day is always held on the first Sunday of March, the 4th, and this year is no exception. The...

State Government taking increased control over local planning decisions

KATHY COWLEY When Planning Minister Roberts announced the introduction of mandatory Independent Hearing and Assessment Panels (IHAPs) for all Councils in Sydney last year, it...
Beecroft Village showing both old and new building forms with the Manchurian Pear trees.

Engaging with councils to get results

ROSS WALKER, PRESIDENT BEECROFT CHELTENHAM CIVIC TRUST Our new Hornsby Council has hit the road running with so many issues being raised and debated. I’ve...
A street library for Mt Colah: FOMC supporters: Chris Murphy, 7, Arabella Smith, 1, & mum Mariko Smith, Jan Madden-Forbes, Mt Colah Pharmacy and PO Manager Susan Low, Sharon Murphy and Anastasia Smith, 7. Photo: Mick Gallagher.

MT COLAH STREET LIBRARY

MARIKO SMITH Friends of Mount Colah (FOMC) is working on a number of exciting initiatives to launch in the local community which relate to our...
Beecroft Place as seen from Beecroft Rd showing intrusive structures on the roof. The heritage listed house at No. 83 on the left of the photo is dwarfed by the new shopping and residential complex

BEECROFT & CHELTENHAM DISTRICT CIVIC TRUST

ROSS WALKER, PRESIDENT BEECROFT CHELTENHAM CIVIC TRUST Our new Hornsby Councillors are settling in and discovering the substantial workload the role entails. I don't envy them;...