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help save Moore Park

In 1867, Moore Park was established by Charles Moore, the Mayor of Sydney City Council. Today the park is an essential part of Centennial Parklands. Known as the ‘People’s Park’ and ‘lungs of the city’, the park is of national significance. In 2016, some of Sydney’s most magnificent heritage fig trees in Moore Park were […]
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Vienna Cottage Christmas boutique

  The National Trust’s annual boutique includes a range of beautiful goods suitable for Christmas buying: Maureen Flowers’ loose leaf organic teas from Tanzania Millbrook Estate Boutique Winery and Distillery’s wines Crooked Creek’s English Xmas puddings, cakes, and hampers Handmade and pre-loved jewellery by Janice Cave & Johanna Cole Homewares, clothes, coat hangers and bags […]
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Trees in Sydney’s north: new clearing rules

NSW Government has introduced new tree clearing laws.  What does it mean for the future of wildlife?  What about our ever-shrinking tree canopy?  You are invited to attend Total Environment Centre’s community forum:    Trees in Sydney’s North. Speakers:  Jeff Angel TEC and Emily Ryan, Environment Defenders Office When:  30 November, 6.30-8:30pm Where: Cheltenham Recreation […]
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Water Dragon strikes a pose

Australian Water Dragons are out and about in Hunters Hill gardens this spring. The recent drought conditions may be responsible for the visits from these dramatic creatures who are often seen in Brickmakers’ Creek in Boronia Park where there is usually ample flowing water, tree cover and basking sites.  This one trecked 300 meters from […]
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plan to reduce water going back to the Murray Darling Basin

The Murray Darling Basin Authority is proposing to reduce the amount of water that is currently going back into the river environment. This will stop water recovery in its tracks and limit the environmental outcomes of the Murray Darling Plan. To give birds, fish, frogs and trees a fair go, keep salinity in check so […]
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North District Plan: what is the real story?

The Greater Sydney Commission has released the Revised Draft North District-Plan. It predicts there will be 200,000 more people living in 92,000 more dwellings in the North District by 2036. It sets out priorities raised by all of us who commented on the 2016 draft, including: Protection of neighbourhood character Medium density rather than high […]
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SOS green space: signs of hope

Community pressure and the SOS Green Spaces campaign is having an impact: NSW Minister for Planning is appointing a Parks and Open Space Coordinator to provide leadership and direction NSW Government Architect’s Office is preparing a best practice policy for Sydney’s green spaces Greater Sydney Commission plans to significantly expand Sydney’s tree cover. The habitat of […]
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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:  every single day, 24 hours a day, Christmas Day included. The aim of this extraordinary vigil is to stop the NSW government from constructing a massive bridge and road right through the nationally significant heritage square – Australia’s oldest public […]
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what about green space in the Domain?

We are very concerned 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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