GLENORIE PROGRESS ASSOCIATION

The GPA continues to operate as usual through this period. Our last meeting was conducted via zoom, very successfully. That means it is even easier for you to join us at our next meeting from the comfort of your home.

$300,000 for Cattai Ridge Road
The Hills Shire will fund improvements to Cattai Ridge Road including:

$250,000 to widen the shoulder of the road in sections nominated by a safety audit and;

$50,000 to design an upgrade to the intersection of Cattai Ridge Road and Halcrows Road.

Anyone who rides or drives on Cattai Ridge Road will appreciate that any improvement to safety is very welcome and improving the shoulder (particularly for cyclists) and the intersection will go a long way in terms of safety.

Thank you to councillor Peter Gangemi from The Hills Shire Council for letting us know and supporting these improvements.

COVID-19
Please continue to support our local businesses during this time. The innovation and adaption to the circumstances demonstrated by each one is amazing. It has been fantastic to see the Glenorie Bakery supporting other local producers by selling their produce, and due to popular demand Glenorie Chicken & Fish introduced Sushi on Tuesdays. I am told they were sold out by 10:30am. Glenorie’s Shear Envy Hair has stayed open the whole time, practicing strict hygiene and distancing measures along with all of the other local businesses.

At the time of writing there are no known local cases in Glenorie. We have been blessed this year. The bushfires never crossed the river and no cases. You can say a little prayer of thanks for that.

Taking advantage of our natural surrounds for exercise
Living in the Glenorie area provides numerous benefits and one of those is lots of opportunities to run or walk on extensive trails that highlight the natural beauty that surrounds us. Here are some suggestions that may be close to you:

• Gentlemans Halt walk.
From the end of Canoelands Rd a 10km walk with amazing views over the Hawkesbury

• Ben Bullen Rd Fire Trail
short walk into the gully with soaring timbers and a rainforest feel at the end of Ben Bullen Road

• Fern Gully Fire Trail
– as the name suggests a decent into a beautiful ferny gully. The trail is located off Halcrows Rd, look for the yellow sign quarter of the way down the road (towards Wisemans Ferry Rd) on the right

• There are many other trails at the end of Neich Road, Sermelfi Drive not to mention the national parks of Cattai and Marramarra…. Get out there.

Memorial fence
Great progress is being made on the Ray Whiteman Heritage Memorial Fence. Karl van Middeldyk of Aussie Stonemasons has made a plywood mock pillar to demonstrate how the carved pillars will look in situ. They look great. It is intended that each upright stone pillar in the fence will have a carving that tells a part of the heritage of the area. These pillars will be an opportunity for sponsorship by local businesses or families.

Hornsby Shire Councillor Warren Waddell has engaged the council management and a council planning officer has been appointed to look after the project, thank you Warren.

A NSW Community Building Partnership grant of $20,000 was awarded to the project and Robyn Preston, our local state MP continues to alert us as to any other funding opportunities, thank you Robyn.

We hope that by next ANZAC day, we are able to conduct a dawn service at the cenotaph in a setting that is complaint with the safety requirements, respectful of our heritage and the sacrifice that affords us our freedoms and celebrates the life and contribution of Ray Whiteman.

Membership
New members continue to sign up to the GPA. We are growing. You can have your input on these matters by becoming a member and attending the GPA meetings.

Next meeting Thursday 14th May, 7pm online https://zoom.us/j/666073316

You can find out more or join or renew at www.glenorieprogress.org