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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

Led by Karen Presland, this walk explores the history behind Hunters Hill’s three bridges:  Gladesville, Figtree and Tarban.  We’ll hear about the first bridge crossing which opened for traffic in 1881 through to the impacts caused by the 1964 build, plus stories around the “missing 100+ houses”  including St Malo, Mary Reiby’s cottage, Figtree Chapel […]
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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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VERY late night alcohol in Hunters Hill

Hunters Hill Hotel continues its push for approval to serve alcohol until 2:00am. NSW Police told the April 20th Land and Environment Court hearing that the proposed extended hours ‘should not be allowed’. The evidence is clear that alcohol related harm escalates with very late trading.  Council says ‘NO‘. The community says ‘NO‘. The matter […]
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Who gets to define ‘design excellence’ …

Q1.  Who will determine whether the Gladesville Shopping Village development has ‘design excellence’ (so the developers can make it even bigger) ? Phillipa Hayes, Senior Strategic Planner at Hunters Hill Council says it is yet to be determined, however it is envisioned a ‘design review panel will be used to provide advice to the consent […]
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Greater Sydney Commission: HHT’s submission

Here is the Hunters Hill Trust’s submission to the Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) commenting on the details of the Draft Plan for GSC’s North District. This is a follow up to the Trust’s initial submission sent in October 2016.
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