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Australia’s oldest public square faces the bulldozers

For the past 5 years, community members have been protesting at Thompson Square in Windsor for 24 hours a day determined to prevent the construction of a massive bridge right through the  nationally significant heritage square.  See coverage on Current Affair. Sign the petition here: community-action-for-windsor-bridge-save-the-birthplace-of-the-fair-go-and-australia-s-oldest-town-square.  There is a rally there on Sunday 29th from […]
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what about green space in the Domain?

There is growing concern about the location of the Art Gallery of NSW’s controversial Sydney Modern Project.  The proposed design involves a series of pavilions on the open space Domain lands at the entrance of Mrs Macquarie’s Point with the Entrance Plaza and part of the main buildings over the landbridge. Read about the issues […]
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Christmas party: for your diary

Hunters Hill Trust members and their guests are invited to join us for the 2017 Christmas party.  Elizabeth and David Dossetor have kindly agreed to host our annual event at their historic Jeanneret house.  This stone house is said to have been a wedding present for CE Jeanneret’s youngest daughter Florence Hull.  It shows the […]
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what lies ahead for Crown Lands in NSW?

Crown Lands are precious and irreplaceable. The draft Crown Lands Regulation 2017 and the Crown Lands Management Act 2016 will affect the use, management and potential transfer or sale of publicly owned lands across NSW. The new regulations will govern the proposed transference of Crown Lands to local government.  Better Planning Network points out serious […]
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Jacaranda walk

Join us on Sunday 5 November for our final guided walk for 2017 and explore some of the beautiful sights of Hunters Hill at jacaranda time.  The walk will be led by Len and Brigid Dowsett. FREE for members of the Hunters Hill Trust.  $10 for guests.  New members welcome. Bookings and enquiries:  members@huntershilltrust.org.au
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Election results: Hunters Hill Council 2017

MAYOR:    Mark Bennett (IND) NORTH WARD:   Ben Collins (LIB), Elizabeth Krassoi (IND), Ross Williams (IND) SOUTH WARD:  Justine McLaughlin, (IND) Zac Miles (LIB), Jim Sanderson (IND) Hunters Hill Trust asked the candidates a series of questions before the election.  We applaud the new Mayor’s commitment to preserving our heritage, character and mature tree canopies. […]
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Save Sydney’s koalas

The koala colony’s matriarchs and cubs in Sydney’s South West have so far managed to survive major assaults on their population caused by dog attacks, increased traffic congestion, and subdivision of bushland. This is one of the last disease free koala colonies in Australia. But with more than 30,000 new homes and major highway upgrades […]
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threats posed by ‘State Significant Infrastructure’

HHT recently met with Anthony Roberts, Minister for Planning and Carolyn McNally, Secretary of NSW Planning and Environment to discuss concerns about unsympathetic development across Sydney, the draft Medium Density Housing Code as well as concerns about Gladesville Shopping Village and Windsor Bridge.  Detailed correspondence has followed that meeting (see below). We now seek assurance […]
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Sydney’s time capsule of architectural styles

HHT President Alister Sharp and Vice President Tony Coote are both quoted in a recent article in Domain about the architectural heritage and quality of life of Hunters Hill: Sydney’s time capsule of architectural styles  
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Council elections 2017: what the candidates say

The Trust recently invited all the candidates to answer 7 questions: Background of each candidate Their goals and vision for Hunters Hill and how they hope to achieve them How they will respond to increasing pressures of development in Hunters Hill so as to preserve its heritage and character, including its mature tree canopy If […]
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