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Heritage of Woolwich: guided walk

This month’s walk concentrates on The Point Road and Werambie Street and the heritage of some of the beautiful properties there. Carl Ryves, longstanding Trust member and owner of 5 Werambie Street, will show us through his beautiful 1891 waterfront house designed by William Martin. We will also walk through the gardens at Clunes in […]
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2017 Annual General Meeting

When:  Tuesday 6.45 pm for 7:00pm, Tuesday May 30th, 2017 Where:  RSL Hall, corner of Ady and Alexandra Streets, Hunters Hill AGM business:   reports from the outgoing President and Treasurer and the election of office bearers and committee members for the new year. Nominations are called for the positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and 5 […]
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Guided bushwalk: Boronia Park

Alister Sharp led a group of HHT members along part of the Great North Walk on Sunday 26th March. The next guided walk will be on Sunday 30th April through Woolwich village.  Walks are intended for Trust members and their friends and family.  New members are welcome to join us.  Bookings: members@huntershilltrust.org.au.
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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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Gladesville Shopping Village: who gets to define ‘design excellence’ for this monster?

NSW Planning and Environment has set out the conditions that the developers must meet before Hunters Hill’s Local Environment Plan can be changed to allow their massive three tower development at Gladesville Shopping Village (GSV).  It includes: relocation of public open space revised traffic impact assessments overshadowing of Trim Place and 3-7 Cowell Street relocation […]
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BEFORE another toilet is given planning approval

Heavy rains over recent weeks have resulted in Sydney Water discharging raw sewerage into Tarban Creek north of Gladesville Road bridge. There was so much untreated effluent discharging into the harbour that it deprived the Riverglade Reserve mangrove estuary of oxygen and caused mass fish fatalities. Effluent threatens the viability of the mangroves, which would […]
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Boronia Park: proposed works

Priority aspects of the Boronia Park Management Plan 2015 are being implemented.   See the Plan of works.  It includes the looped Track Upgrades to Princes Street Access Road Shelters, picnic tables and benches Boronia Park carpark entrance. Send feedback to Hunters Hill Council by April 3 2017.
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SOS: Sydney’s urban green spaces

It’s obvious that community groups need to become more effective in protecting Sydney’s green spaces, especially since the Greater Sydney Commission’s District Plans and the new and proposed state legislation are upon us. The Total Environment Centre (TEC) is inviting community groups to a forum to improve collaboration and build effective strategies.  Speakers and facilitators […]
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boom gate at Hunters Hill Hotel

What happened to free public parking at Hunters Hill Hotel? Free public parking was a condition of the approval for the construction of the hotel, but in December, HHH installed a boom gate.  Free parking was only for hotel customers and everyone else had to pay. The community complained, Council referred the matter to its […]
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