Free Native Plants!

Once again, a generous donor has enabled Still Creek Landcare to offer free local native plants to landowners who live in Hornsby Council’s rural area, or Hills Shire along Old Northern Road. We want the plants to go to people who are clearing privet or lantana or other weeds and who wish to revegetate with […]

Galston Garden Club

While most of the State was engrossed with cockroaches and cane toads and which one would win the State of Origin (yay NSW!), at the July meeting of the Galston Garden Club, members were given hints and tips to encourage bird life into their gardens. Our guest speaker was Cathy Goswell from the Cumberland Bird […]

Exploring Old Singleton’s Mill on the Hawkesbury

Singleton Mill

THE DHARUG AND LOWER HAWKESBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY would like to extend an invitation to the general public to join us as we explore the Old Singleton’s Mill located 15 klms downriver from Wisemans Ferry on the Hawkesbury River. It was only after Phillip’s tenure as governor that the rich soils of the Hawkesbury area became […]

Arcadia Rural Fire Service

Throughout June and July the brigade has been busy with training. In June, Arcadia participated in the Hornsby/Ku-Ring-Gai district’s annual District Exercise. The exercise is comprised of a number of different scenarios that encompass the incidents and skills the RFS attend and use. This year there were scenarios for gas cylinders, lightning strikes, and an […]


Galston High School multi-district exercise Recently Galston RFB took part in an extensive training exercise at Galston High School focusing on structure fires. Numerous brigades from several districts and agencies attended the event which included breathing apparatus drills, leadership training, and communication exercises. Part of the event included search and rescue of the school buildings […]

Middle Dural Rural Fire Brigade News

In May Middle Dural Brigade assisted Hillside Brigade with a large 150 hectare burn that provided protection to a number or properties and reduced potential fire run into the Glenorie Village area. With the attendance of over 200 fire fighters, this hazard reduction provided a number of Brigades with an opportunity to work together to […]

Glenorie Rural Fire Brigade News

A New Truck For Glenorie Station During July Glenorie Brigade were lucky to receive a new Heavy Tanker. The new unit is a specially built “Village” Category 1 Appliance which was previously operated by Kellyville Fire Brigade. Members worked hard to get everything set up so it could start service as soon as possible. The […]

Buying Before You Sell

Timing your purchase with your sale can be complicated, and it can be challenging to know whether to sell or buy first. Here’s what to consider. Choosing whether to buy or to sell first is not as simple as it seems. There are a lot of variables, and there are pros and cons to both. […]