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Military heritage of Hunters Hill: a guided walk

This month’s guided walk will be led by Rod Stewart of the Hunters Hill RSL and also by Rev Michael Armstrong from All Saints Church.  We will visit some well known and lesser known sites of military significance in Hunters Hill. When:  Sunday April 29th Enquiries: FREE for all members of the Hunters Hill […]
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Hal Missingham exhibition

Hal Missingham artist, photographer, author and Director of the Art Gallery of NSW (1945-71) lived in Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill. Hal was the first permanent director of the Art Gallery of NSW to fully embrace modernism, although he faced much resistance from the conservative members of the board of trustees. His collection policy at the Gallery […]
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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, […]
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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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Looking at architecture: Hunters Hill day

The National Trust is conducting a guided tour of heritage buildings in Hunters Hill that will focus on Wybalena 1895, Waiwera 1878-9 and Wyralla c1900 that were all built by CE Jeanneret. When: 10:30am – 12noon or 1pm – 3pm, Tuesday 10th April. Visit the National Trust website for tickets and further details.
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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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‘no’ to the Gladesville Planning Proposal

What do you think of having a 54 meter high building (approx 18 storeys with 280 units) at Gladesville shops? The developer of the Gladesville Shopping Village (GSV) site lodged a Planning Proposal (PP) to Council seeking to increase the height and density allowed at the site. This was refused by Council. The developer took […]
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another Master Plan for Gladesville?

The community has been increasingly angry and frustrated about the mish-mash of developments in Gladesville that threaten to create long term problems and reduce quality of life. Hunters Hill Council has decided to develop a new master plan for Gladesville.  Whatever happened to the Gladesville Master Plan that was carefully worked out – with its […]
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Hodgepodge: where is the master plan?

The Trust objects to 3 large developments proposed on Victoria Road to the west of the Gladesville Shopping Village (GSV) site. What we are seeing is a failure of strategic planning and the local community will bear the costs. The proposals would increase traffic coming and going through a collection of ramps across the western boundary […]
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Community relieved as subdivision is refused

We are glad to report that Hunters Hill Council has refused the Development Application from the Marist Fathers to create two 1,000 square meter housing blocks in the surrounds of St Peter Chanel Church, Woolwich. This would have reduced the curtilage of the Church which is is included in the heritage listing.  Loss of the […]
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