Arcadia & Galston Residents Association (AGRA) News

AGRA October meeting, we had a series of very interesting guest speakers from Hornsby Council, the Arcadia and Galston Rural Fire Service on the new Australian Fire Danger Ratings and the 2159 Community Defibrillator Project. The meetings’ presentations have been circulated to members of the Hornsby Council, Special Rate variation and Arcadia and Galston Rural Fire Service.

Other general business discussed including the Galston Masterplan, with the concept plan presented next year’s estimated cost of $24-$25M with plans to start work 2023-2024. We also heard that the Galston Pool update would be completed in mid-2023, weather permitting. Potholes! Council knows there are issues, with repairs to be completed as the weather permits and the availability of contractors.

2159 Community Defibrillator Project advised the installation of further defibrillators in our immediate areas. A speaker and demonstration on how to access and use of the units will be arranged at a future AGRA meeting.

The AGRA Scarecrow competition ran from the 11th of November, and saw numerous entries. 2159 Hoodies are available again on the website ( and a number AGRA members participated in the 7 Bridges walk.

Arcadia & Galston Residents Association (AGRA) is a not-for-profit organisation operated by volunteers. Membership is $5 to join and $5 per year. Objectives of AGRA Membership benefits include:

• We celebrate, advocate and collaborate for our community.
• Giving the community a voice to be heard at Hornsby Council and other government organisations
• Providing a forum to reflect and express local wishes and views;
• To be concerned with preserving & promoting desirable historical, social, environmental, and cultural features of postcode 2159;
• Develop, encourage and enhance the sense of community;

We encourage new members to join and attend our meetings. Wishing everyone a safe and happy Christmas and 2023.

– Sonja Cameron, President