Welcome to Epping NSW
a heritage & garden suburb in Sydney, Australia
For some major matters affecting
residents future click on: Tomorrow
(Latest: ECT public meeting and HSC exhibit Town Centre Study, Ray Rd 'shocker' update))
Be informed and have your say!
Members and interested residents may attend the next
Public Meeting / General Meeting
7:30pm (sharp), Tuesday 18th October, 2011
Church of Christ Hall, 31 Bridge Street, Epping
Agenda: Public meeting - Epping Town Centre Study
'Have your say about the future of Epping'
[See menu 'Tomorrow' above, and download HSC map here: Flyer ]
Open to residents of Parramatta and Hornsby!
Note: A short general meeting will follow for members and interested residents
Last updated 27/9/11
2. The Trust acceptedan invite by Greg Smith MP to a 'consultation' meeting with the North West Rail Link on Wed 28 Sep at Castle Hill - a report coming (keep watch);
3. The Panthers Group has closed West Epping Bowling Club (.. quote: "The future of the site is under review");
4. HSC passed a recent motion: "THAT a report be presented to an upcoming Council meeting outlining the process and options available to amend the local government boundary in the suburb of Epping between Parramatta City and Hornsby Shire so as to achieve an outcome whereby the whole of the Epping town centre is wholly located within the one local government area";
5. Drilling has commences in Epping for the NW Rail Link, incl. near to Epping Heights P.S (26/27 Sep).
6. Applications for Local Heritage Fund 2011/2012 - Applications are invited from owners of heritage properties such as those in the Epping/Eastwood & Wyralla Ave Heritage Conservation Zones within the Parramatta Council area. Grants are available to assist conservation work [ph: 9806 5093, or website: http://www.parracity.nsw.gov.au/build/heritage/assistance_and_benefits ];
7. 5 storey flats for Keeler Street Carlingford are now included in Hornsby Housing Strategy as 'signed-off' by NSW Government on 2 September, 2011, and a new DCP is 'live' from 15 September.
Web site: www.eppingcivictrust.org
Epping Civic Trust objectives:
1. to preserve the natural beauty of the area - including trees, parkland and bushland
2. to initiate and support moves which will make the area a better and healthier place to live.
3. to protect the area from:
- environmental ugliness and bad planning
- all kinds of pollution and unnecessary noise
- destruction and vandalism by public or private organisations
- exploitation by developers
- future high density housing and development of industry
4. to encourage community spirit within the area
5. if necessary, in the pursuit of these aims, to support the creation of a new Municipality.