Rural Roundup


It was once again a privilege to represent Hornsby Shire Council at Remembrance Day services at both Galston and Glenorie.

It was a pleasure to attend the morning service at the recently restored Galston cenotaph. The service was performed by Bill Rosier of the Hills RSL sub-branch and supported by volunteers from Galston RFS and John Graham on pipes.

The afternoon ceremony was held in the grounds of Glenorie RSL Club and featured the traditional “Ceremony of Beating the Retreat”. A military ceremony dating back to 17th century England. Thank you to Graham Bruce and the Glenorie RSL sub-branch for organising this event and showcasing the talents of the Baulkham Hills High School Cadets and the Hills District Pipe Band.

• The long awaited off leash dog park planned for within Fagan Park is due to start. The first step is the exhibition of the proposal for comment. Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to click on the, “Have Your Say”, window found on the HSC Website to view the proposal.

• The Galston Aquatic centre has reached completion and will be handed back to Council on or around the 24th November. However, it will not become accessible to the public until the certifier provides the occupation certificate ensuring full safety and operational compliance. This could take a further couple of weeks. Call 9847 6340 for confirmation and further updates.

• The take up of State funding tied to rectifying flood affected roads continues. Most recently the completion of work in Laughtondale Gully Rd. and Mansfield Rd Galston.

• The latest draft plan for Galston Village public domain upgrade will be presented by staff at the next AGRA meeting. This is scheduled for 7pm Thursday 30th November at The Galston Club. It’s important that business owners and village users alike prepare to make comments on this project.

• I would also like to extend congratulations to the organisers of this year’s Arcadian Artists Trail. This event just goes from strength to strength as so many of our local artists demonstrate such diversity in their work. Special thanks to those that open their homes for the event and accommodate the thousands of visitors.

I look forward to many more community events as we approach the holidays.

As always, happy to assist with any issue via the contact details below. [email protected] Ph: 0499 004 861