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Public apology to owners of 1 Hunter Street

Concern has been raised by the owners of No 1 Hunter Street about a post on the Hunters Hill Trust website on June 15 2017 which commented on garage proposals and developments. The Trust has taken the post down and wishes to respond to the concerns. 1 Hunter St is the subject of a current […]
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September walk: Mort’s Dock and Clarke’s Point

The Trust’s September walk will be the first to be held in conjunction with The Hunters Hill Historical Society.  We’re excited to welcome The Historical Society to join us and their booklet ‘Hunters Hill Heritage Walks’, is proving to be a very useful guide to the area. Chris Schofield, Hunters Hill Historical Society’s President, will […]
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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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Monetary value of streetscapes

In case you missed it, the most recent episode of ABC Radio National’s Money Program reported on the measurable economic value of street trees (link here) which save government millions of dollars.  To learn more about trees, come to a talk this weekend: FREE TALK:  THE IMPORTANCE OF TREES Speaker:  Jeff Angel, Exec Director Total […]
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August walk: Field of Mars

15 enthusiastic people joined our August guided walk that was led by Brigid Dowsett. Walkers enjoyed the wildflowers and heard about the history of 1960s-style local activism in protecting the Field of Mars and Buffalo Creek from further landfilling and degradation, and how it is now maintained as a vital remnant of good quality bushland, […]
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‘Priority growth areas’: what about heritage & infrastructure?

The State Government has an ever increasing list of Priority Growth Areas, Priority Precincts and Urban Renewal Corridors now located all over Sydney. Local Council’s have no say over these areas. Why is there so little provision for social infrastructure in these mega-plans? For example, the Sydenham to Bankstown rail corridor will destroy entire suburbs […]
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