See Saw Artistry


BY CHRIS THOMAS The Dural Men’s Shed is known for creating many beautiful and practical objects by its talented members. They range from cutting boards to various wood turned items to pyrography, windmills and model cars, and now has a series of hand-painted handsaws available for display and sale. These saws were wielded by woodworking […]

Development Updates


There is much to report this month in the way of developments, with some community members already voicing their concerns by way of submissions to council for some DA’s. CHERRYBROOK 94 David Road, Cherrybrook Application no DA/1017/2021 Demolition of all existing structures and construction of a 55 place child care centre with basement parking. 36-56 […]

First Stage of Dural Round Corner $85m Gateway Site Approved

Dural Round Corner

Dural is set to receive a major investment in its residential, commercial and transport infrastructure, with The Hills Shire Council granting ‘deferred development consent’ for the first stage of Skyline Dural, a luxury gateway development at 488 Old Northern Road Dural Round Corner. A rarity for Dural, a key part of the application that required approval from […]

Now or Never – Protect Powerful Owl Habitat Before it’s Too Late

Powerful Owls

BY KAREN BENHAR There are those moments in time when you can do something truly remarkable for a vulnerable species. Or you can turn away and lose yet another native species to the area. Here we have a remarkable property that contains the perfect habitat for Powerful Owls and in fact, has resident owls and […]

Soroptimists News


Soroptimists are a busy group of women who make a difference. The Hornsby branch actively supports The Dish (by making meals bi-monthly). We raise much-needed funds for the Hornsby women’s shelter, we sit on committees for affordable housing, advise and consult on legislation for domestic coercive control legislation. We have recently raised funds for Afghan […]

Everything is Opening, but Don’t Let that Open you Up to Injury!


By Alex Fielding As the most recent lockdowns finish and gyms and sport start to take off again, there is every chance your physical conditioning may be a lot different to what it was 3 months ago. Because of this deconditioning, there is a likely increased risk of injury if you go into the gym […]

CWA News – Kitchen School


A CWA GUIDE FOR MAKING FRESH PRODUCE LAST LONGER 01 Aluminium Foil Wrap your vegetables in foil to dramatically increase shelf life! Celery, lettuce, leek, zucchini, broccoli, asparagus, capsicum, cabbage, carrots, you name it. Separating and wrapping the stems of bananas will also slow down over-ripening. We recommend using a BPA free, eco-friendly foil and recycling once […]

Climate Matters – in the Hills Shire Elections


After the traumatic and unforgettable weather events of the last two years, this seems a good time to question whether, at all levels of government, we are doing enough to combat climate change. And with local government elections throughout NSW approaching on December 4, what better time to consider what can be done here in […]

Emma Heyde and the Hornsby Greens

Emma Heyde

Emma Heyde-Four years as your councillor, and the fire in my belly burns as strongly as ever. I want to continue to care for our community. So I am standing for reelection as councillor and for Mayor. I’m looking forward to the improvements to Galston village finished. I want to see better access for rural […]

Business Gift Giving – Make Your Gift Count

gift count

As we approach Christmas (I’m sure we all have mixed views on this for 2021!), business gift-giving is something that often comes to mind. Whether it’s to employees, customers, referral partners or other business connections, how do we ensure we make our gift count? It’s the thought that counts So make sure the thought DID […]