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WW1 returned service cottage threatened with demolition

The proposed demolition of number 18 Richmond Crescent would destroy the last remaining WW1 returned soldier settlement cottage in original condition in our area.  This would erode the overall value of the conservation precinct. Hunter’s Hill Council initially refused the DA to demolish the cottage, undertake a major excavation and construct a very large 3 […]
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Guided Walk for July: Cockatoo Island

Cockatoo Island, the largest island in Sydney Harbour, was off-limits for more than 100 years. Join the Hunters Hill Trust’s 2 hour tour and get an understanding of the Island’s role in Australia’s convict, shipbuilding and industrial history.  There are 2 cafes as well as picnic spots for lunch afterwards. When:  10am- 1pm July 30th […]
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Hunters Hill Hotel – extended hours ‘not in the public interest’

Community action and good sense have prevailed. The Land and Environment Court has refused Iris Hotel Group’s Development Application which sought to extend alcohol trading hours at the Hunters Hill Hotel, saying it ‘would not respect, enhance or protect the amenity of residential areas in the vicinity’ and that ‘the site is not suitable for […]
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Massive garages in sensitive area

There is a worrying trend of owners putting in a Development Application for one alteration and then increasing the built structure by consecutive amendments, at the expense of environmental and heritage considerations. The previous approval at 1 Hunter Street Woolwich was for the parking entrance to be at the side of the property, on vacant […]
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Inferior work in Boronia Park

Does this road (left) look like  a “meandering trail with low indigenous vegetation to sides” to you? The Boronia Park Plan of Management was developed after exhaustive research, consultation  and expense.  It clearly states that the lower part of the existing Princes Street roadway be replaced so as ‘to allow for improved pedestrian amenity and […]
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June walk for members: The Bridging of Hunters Hill

Karen Presland led our June walk exploring the history behind Hunters Hill’s three bridges:  Gladesville, Figtree and Tarban.  We heard about the first bridge crossing which opened for traffic in 1881 and the impacts caused by the 1964 build, plus stories around the “missing 100+ houses”  including St Malo, Mary Reiby’s cottage, Figtree Chapel and […]
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May walk through Gladesville Hospital

Len Dowsett was our guide for the May walk through the beautiful surroundings of Gladesville Hospital site.  He had mapped out a picturesque route for us past the main heritage buildings and exploring some of the bush and waterside tracks that led around the perimeter of the site. We saw the new upgrade of the […]
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To our departing President: didjurigura, merci, thanks mate

Tony Coote has been part of the Trust’s Executive Committee for 20 years, serving as President for 10 of those years.  He has been an expert member of the Conservation Advisory Committee (CAP) at Council for 30 years.  This represents thousands of hours of voluntary work protecting our built and natural environment for the common […]
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2017 Annual General Meeting

The AGM appointed a new Executive Committee for 2017-18: President:          Alister Sharp Vice President: Tony Coote Secretary:          Brigid Dowsett Treasurer:          Justin Parry-Okeden Committee:       Gully Coote, Maureen Flowers, David Gaunt, Caroline Mackaness, Karen Presland. AGM Talk:  Researching the History of your House Angela Phippen, Local Studies and Family […]
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High water mark in 2100

Coast Watch Australia predicts that the oval and tennis courts at Hunters Hill High School and much of Tarban Creek reserve will be under water at high tide in the not too distant future. They also anticipate significant impacts along the foreshore of the Lane Cove River. You can check their detailed forecasts for specific […]
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