Glenorie Progress Association

At our October meeting, we were the beneficiaries of a great presentation from The Hills Shire Council Group Manager Development & Compliance, Cameron Mackenzie, who informed us on three different sites in Glenorie that are of concern.

1. Boral Concrete Batching Plant, 2 Schwebel Lane
2. Refusal of DA for Service Station 912-914 Old Northern Road
3. DA Sandstone Quarry Expansion 125 Smallwood Road

It was an informed and detailed presentation and answered many questions that members posed. Many thanks to Cameron and to Councillor Peter Gangemi who arranged the attendance. As always we are grateful to Peter and Councillor Brooke Collins plus the input from Warren Waddell of Hornsby Shire Council at our meetings.

Just a quick summary:
Boral Concrete Update
No DA has been submitted for the expansion of the plant. After much community consultation in 2017/18 it is hoped that Boral listened to the local opposition and will not submit any such DA.

Service Station
The applicant is working with Council Officers and will resubmit an application when issues are resolved.

An interesting bit of HISTORY:
Back in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s the locals were well endowed with fuel outlets. Charlie Hart’s Engineering outlet (Opposite the present Glenorie Memorial Hall), Jim Shore’s Carrier Service, Cattai Rd., Tates Service Station at Middle Dural, the “Total Service Station” (Cnr Whites Rd and Old Northern Rd), Edwards’ Fuel outlet ( Cnr Old Northern Rd and Edwards Rd) plus the then Galston Service Station.

NOW we have NONE! Where have they gone and Why have they gone? NOT because of the fall-off of traffic which has increased at least 10 fold since those days!

We welcome the cooperation of the applicant with the Council to encourage building the new service station and the light industrial units to encourage new businesses to our area.

Sandstone Quarry Expansion
The applicant seeks continuation of the operation for six years and increases in the extraction rate from 17,000 to 60,000 tonnes per annum. It seems that the main area of concern is around the increase in laden truck movements and the resultant deterioration of the roads.

The application will be on exhibition until 16 November 2021 so for details and if you wish to make a submission, please go to the THSC website and look on the DA application tracker for application number 492/2022/JP.

A Destination Project!
Ray Whiteman Heritage Fence Needs You!
We have had some fantastic donations from members, locals and Councillors but we need more funds to continue the project. The fence will be a Destination for Glenorie with the heritage carvings of our First Nation, the convict trail, transport and farming plus flora and fauna piers.

The southern entrance is dedicated to the military and ties in with the cenotaph. You can contribute to this amazing project by donating to the fence in memory of Ray Whiteman at the following account.

Bank: Bendigo Galston
BSB: 633 000
Account: 172 608 085
Account Name: Ray Whiteman Heritage
Future Meetings
The decision has been made to postpone our AGM to Thursday 9 December so we can hopefully have as many fully vaccinated members attend at the Glenorie RSL. All going well, we plan to hold a hybrid meeting with members attending in person and on ZOOM if unable to join us at the club for a combined AGM and Christmas Party.

Meeting ID: 936 1428 6896
Passcode: Glenorie
You don’t have to be a member to join our meetings, however, we welcome you to join to support the association. Go to our website www.glenorieprogress. and be a part of this progressive group for only $20 p.a.