Galston’s Colour and Foam Run Festival

Registrations Open Event starts 10.30am on Sunday 11th August 2019 Galston Recreation Reserve. Following a successful and colourful run last year, Galston Rotary with help from Galston High School and our own Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News, will be running the festival again this year. Plans are afoot to include a slide, a water’ […]

Neighborhood Watch Report

This month has unfortunately seen another spike in crime activity in the area. Suspicious activity reports from residents (via facebook) this month are as follows: CATTAI RIDGE ROAD, GLENORIE JULY 12, 2019 2.45am resident woken by barking dogs. Looked out of window to see strange car in driveway outside window. Property is located down a […]

Salvation Army

We are asked many questions by our Salvos Family Store customers and visitors. Do you accept electrical items? Yes, we do, and every device put out for sale in our shop has been safety tested and tagged by our qualified volunteer, Rob. Our range extends from popcorn poppers right through to refrigerators. If an electrical […]


Many locals are now using the Sydney Metro trains and bus, traffic and parking is now settling down. Here are some tips on using the Metro: DRIVING Parking at Cherrybrook and Castle Hill Showground car parks are normally full by 7-715am. Signs often say 22 parking spaces free, but these signs are often incorrect and […]

Glenorie Progress Association

IT DOESN’T FEEL LIKE PROGRESS Last year we reported that the famous Nicolson Fruits orchard in Forest Glen closed its doors. If you drive past the orchard now you will notice that all the fruit trees have been removed. This was one of the most significant stone fruit orchards in the area. We have now […]

Construction Starts on Arcadia’s NBN Tower

RESIDENTS might have noticed some construction work happening behind Arcadia Rural Fire Station. These workers are from NBN Co, and are erecting an NBN Fixed Wireless Tower which should be operational by September this year. The Fixed Wireless connection utilises data transmitted over radio signals to connect your premises to the nbn™ broadband access network. […]

Dural Development Approved by Hills Shire Council

The development application for 181 houses along Old Northern Road and Derriwong Road, reported last month as being refused by the Hills Planning Panel, was then approved at the Hills Shire Council Meeting in July. This was an unexpected outcome for many locals, but something the landholders and developers had worked hard to achieve. As […]

Hills Future 2036 Planning Meeting

The Glenorie Progress Association organised a special presentation by the Hills Shire Planning Team to provide Glenorie residents with an idea of the planning future of Glenorie Village and outer lying areas. Whilst there are always questions regarding subdivision, the planners provided some interesting information: 1. Glenorie can (and they recommended should) develop concept plans […]

Local Resident Larissa Takchi Crowned MasterChef Australia Winner 2019

Local Dural resident and Wild Pear Cafe manager, Larissa Takchi, has become the youngest winner in MasterChef Australia history, crowned victorious at just 22 years old with a huge score of 85/90 following the Grand Finale of the competition. Larissa takes home not only the MasterChef Australia title and trophy, but a cash prize of […]


Dural first lineup

It occurred to me the other day that it had been years since I had actually been able to relax on a Queen’s birthday long weekend, as I had always chosen to go to the Greater Western Sydney Jamborette with my troop 1st Dural Scouts instead. It also occurred to me that even though that […]