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June’s guided walk

The heritage of Alexandra, Ferdinand, Mount and Madeline Streets Our walk this month will be in conjunction with Hunters Hill Historical Society.  We will be exploring the history of some of the suburb’s most beautiful buildings in and around Alexandra, Madeline, Mount and Ferdinand Streets.  We probably pass many of these regularly but forget to appreciate […]
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Gladesville hospital walk

Peter Colthorpe, from Friends of Gladesville Hospital, led Hunters Hill Trust’s May walk.  He took 30 people through the site and introduced the main heritage buildings in the old asylum area, the foreshore and the cemetery. Gladesville Hospital, originally known as Tarban Creek Lunatic Asylum, was designed by the Colonial Architect, Mortimer Lewis.  The site contains many buildings […]
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Latest edition of the journal

The latest edition of the Hunters Hill Trust Journal has been posted to all members.  You can also read Vol 56, No 1. May 2018 here.  It includes: From the President’s desktop, Alister Sharp Latest news on St Peter Chanel DA New Local Planning Panels, Tony Coote Save the Powerhouse Fred Stamp (1926-2018) Cultural heritage lottery, […]
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Hunters Hill Trust AGM 2018

When:  Tuesday 6.45 pm for 7:00pm, Thursday June 21st, 2018 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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Kelly’s bush: heritage conserved through protest

‘Portrait of NSW’ 2018, published by Office of Environment and Heritage NSW celebrates the 40th anniversary of the NSW Heritage Act.  It recognises what has been achieved by community protest in the conservation of heritage and cites the Battle for Kelly’s Bush as an example. Download ‘Portraits of NSW’ here. Kelly’s Bush is now listed […]
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continued push to sell off church land

The Marist Fathers are pursuing their plan to create two 1,000 square meter housing blocks in the surrounds of St Peter Chanel Church, Woolwich. Despite vigorous objections from the community and Hunters Hill Council’s refusal of their DA, the Marist Fathers have lodged an appeal in the Land and Environment Court to allow them to […]
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Nowhere else in the world…

No government anywhere in the world has ever moved a major state museum out of the city centre to a less accessible location. Despite sustained community objections, AND universal support for a new museum in Parramatta, the NSW government has reportedly signed off on the ‘move’ of the Powerhouse Museum from its Ultimo location. Why […]
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“Killing us softly with your pong”

Graffiti on this hoarding in front of one of the many high rise apartment buildings that are being built along Victoria Road, Gladesville expresses some of the rage, disgust and grief that people are feeling about the rampant, unsympathetic over-development in our midst. Would you choose to live smack bang on this footpath, inhaling toxic […]
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Affordable rental housing

The Hunters Hill Trust fully recognises the need for affordable rental housing in Sydney and we are not opposed to affordable housing being located in the Hunters Hill LGA where the zoning is appropriate. As well, we are not opposed to Boarding Houses being built in Hunters Hill. However a number of DAs for boarding […]
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Resurgence of boarding houses: why?

There are currently two DAs at Hunters Hill Council for boarding houses in Gladesville and a bunch in Ryde, one of which, at 126 Victoria Road, Gladesville has just been approved by the Land and Environment Court.  I have never come across a single application for a boarding house in my local area before. What’s […]
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