Glenorie Progress As­so­ci­a­tion News

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Community News - By Di Coxon-El­lis

Bo­ral con­crete Glenorie batch­ing plant up­grade is con­tin­u­ing to be the hot topic and to date the DA has not yet been lodged with The Hills Shire Coun­cil. Res­i­dents are ad­vised to make a sub­mis­sion to THSC as soon as the DA is lodged. (Keep an eye on our face­book page.) How­ever, some res­i­dents have ad­vised Coun­cil of breaches of the cur­rent con­sents of op­er­at­ing hours plus Bo­ral con­crete trucks over the weight limit us­ing Post Of­fice Road. The GPA is tak­ing a stronger stand against this up­grade so as to pre­vent the batch­ing plant be­ing a thorn in the side of any fu­ture vi­sion we may have for our semi-ru­ral vil­lage. Let­ter­box drops are be­ing car­ried out with a “Say NO to Bo­ral” mes­sage out­lin­ing the con­tentious is­sues of dust emis­sions, in­creased truck traf­fic af­fect­ing not only our and our chil­dren’s health and life­style, but also our liveli­hood. Ru­ral busi­nesses near the Sch­webel Lane plant are con­cerned at the dev­as­tat­ing ef­fect the up­grade could have on their plants, crops and re­sult­ing in their busi­nesses be­ing non-op­er­a­tional. The en­vi­ron­men­tal ef­fect could also be felt fur­ther away, with run off into our creeks and re­sult­ing in the Hawkes­bury sys­tem be­ing af­fected.

If YOU are able to help spread the mes­sage, please ring Di on 0418 432 587 or email us at sec­re­[email protected]­ogress.org.au. If you join the as­so­ci­a­tion you will be sent the up­dates di­rectly. We now have a very healthy mem­ber­ship of 65 mem­bers.

The Plan­ning Sub-Com­mit­tee has met with Hornsby Coun­cil­lors Michael Hutchence and Warren Wad­dell in at­ten­dance with the SC mem­bers, and there was a healthy ex­change of opin­ions. We agree that we need to come to a com­pro­mise, rang­ing from the over­rid­ing utopian vi­sion of a model eco-vil­lage that could be re­garded as a pipe dream, to the com­par­a­tively smaller is­sues like the Bo­ral up­grade that we will face on a day to day ba­sis. What­ever happy medium is reached, it needs the com­mu­nity on board with our “vi­sion” to make it work, so spread the word so we can have as much in­put to make it all work, and soon!

En­vi­ron­ment Cen­tre - Pat Schwartz re­ported a highly suc­cess­ful So­lar Info Day on 22 April at the Glenorie Hall. Koala calls are be­ing lis­tened for and a Koala Day to be held at Kur­ra­jong in July.

Glenorie Bus bay – Prom­ises have been made that the gar­dens and tar­mac re­pairs will hap­pen!

Wool­worths’ Glenorie man­ager Greg has ad­vised that he has sent our re­quest for an As­so­ci­a­tions ded­i­cated noticeboar­d to the Wool­worths hi­er­ar­chy. Keep watch­ing this space and the space on the Woolies wall.

Join us at our next meet­ing at 7:45pm at the Glenorie RSL on Tues­day 12 June.

Koala asleep

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