Monday, April 22, 2019

Newsletter, April 2019

North Richmond and District Community Action Association represents its members in many matters of concern. We are apolitical.
Your committee meets regularly. This newsletter is to keep you informed of our work. Face to face meetings with members are becoming increasingly difficult to arrange but we will call these as necessary and will inform you of these dates via email, facebook page and our website.
Your committee continues to collaborate with the current Council, RMS and other State Government Departments. On the whole progress remains slow.
TRAFFIC remains the major problem and here we have some successes and some making slow progress
The NRDCAA made a submission to Hawkesbury City Council in opposition to Redbank DA 0498/18 February 2019. This was in opposition to new blocks being released BEFORE the Grose Vale Road was lowered the roundabout constructed and access roads were completed. This has prevented extra traffic on Pecks Road
As a side issue the NRDCAA committee met with Hawkesbury City Council General Manager with regard to the increasing safety issues on Pecks Road which resulted in traffic count on Pecks Road. The committee is following what action will result from this data.
As a sign of the vastly improved recognition by Council of community groups, Council at its March 12th meeting resolve to inform community Groups of the Development Application including Environmental Impact Statement for the Bell Quarry Rehabilitation Project at Clarence (DA 294/18) Lithgow City Council. This DA 294/18 is for a quarry “rehabilitation”, which involves major landfill, promises 74 large quarry truck journeys from Sydney carrying landfill along Bells line and the Great Western Highway each day for the next 15 years! NRDCAA did object and committee lodged several individual ones also.
Richmond Bridge Duplication and traffic improvements-Working Group
The NRDCAA are continuing to represent your interests at community workshops run by the RMS and also having other community groups attend.
These workshops are considering the route and placement for a third river crossing. The community Groups and Council are pushing for a bypass as the proposal to duplicate the Richmond Bridge is not a bypass. Public transport has also been put on the table by the NRDCAA. There have been three meetings to date, with another due in April. RMS is hoping to finalise a position by December 2019.

GROSE RIVER BRIDGE - COMMUNITY MEETING A meeting to update the community on the Grose River Bridge was held on Thursday, 11 April 2019. The information from this meeting is on council website
Last year North Richmond was one of two urban areas selected by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) in research as to how communities can prepare for, and recover from, disasters such as Flood and Bushfires. NRDCAA was asked by the then Mayor to attend and take part in the study which is monitored by Sydney and Newcastle Universities. The study has government support and is funded by Prince Charles’s charity. The work is continuing very slowly in co-operation with Kurrajong Forum and Bowen Mountain Association.
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Should you want further information please contact Beatriz Insausti on 0414709303 or via email
Authorised by Beatriz Insausti President NRDCAA Inc.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Richmond Bridge duplication and traffic improvements – investigations continuing

The Richmond Bridge duplication and traffic improvements have been identified as a longer term solution to help reduce congestion in the Richmond area.  Cameras will monitor traffic flows, for more information click here.

Friday, February 1, 2019

DA0498/18 382 Grose Vale Road, North Richmond, submissions close 21/2/2019

Council is in receipt of Development Application No. DA0498/18 for vegetation removal, the demolition of a dwelling house and outbuilding, earthworks, the removal of two dams, the construction of roads, landscaping and public domain works and a staged Torrens title subdivision to create an additional 273 residential lots and four open space lots at 382 Grose Vale Road, North Richmond. See notification from council here.

Details can be viewed at Councils DA tracking system,

Submissions Close 21/2/2019.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Progress on road works at North Richmond until 13 March 2019

Road works will continue at North Richmond to improve travel times between North Richmond and Richmond.  Details of work up until 13 March, 2019 are listed in the attached press release, click here.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Gross River Crossing, urgent meeting, 5 December, 2018

Redbank Communities, Roads and Maritime Services and Hawkesbury City Council are working together to develop a crossing of the Grose River and Yarramundi connecting Grose River Road and Springwood Road.

A community meeting will be held on Wednesday 5 December 2018 at 7.30pm in the North Richmond Community Centre. All are welcome to attend.

Matters to be discussed during the course of the evening will include:

• The requirement of the Voluntary Planning Agreement for a new crossing

• The requirement for the link as identified by Roads and Maritime at the time of the original Redbank Development – TMap Findings

• The requirement for the link as confirmed by Councils recent Transport Study

• The benefits of an alternative Grose River Crossing that is above the 1:100 Flood Level.  The currently proposed crossing is 5 meters (2 storeys) below the 1:100 flood level

• Next steps – where to from here.

To assist with seating and other arrangement for the evening, can you please RSVP by phone to 4560 4444 or email

Friday, November 9, 2018

NRDCAA Annual General Meeting 19/11/2018 7.15pm

A reminder that the AGM will be held on Monday 19th November 2017 at the North Richmond Community Centre, William Street, North Richmond commencing at 7:15pm

All positions will be declared vacant. Please consider how you can support your community by nominating for a position on the committee.

If you would like a nomination form please email me and I will send one to you. Membership fees are due on that night and you must be financial to vote.

I look forward to seeing you all.

Beatriz Insausti
President NRDCAA

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Asbestos removal on Bells Line of Road, Grose Vale Road and Terrace Road, North Richmond from 9 October

Asbestos removal on Bells Line of Road, Grose Vale Road and Terrace Road, North Richmond will be carried out from 9 October, 2018.  For further information click here.