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How about croquet?

Hunters Hill Trust members and their guests are invited to come to an introduction to croquet at Hunters Hill Croquet Club. When:   2:30pm Sunday February 25th Where:  1 Mathew Street, Hunters Hill Cost:      $10 per person Numbers for tuition are limited, so if you would like to have a go, please RSVP by […]
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Gladesville Planning Proposal: GSV site update

Hunters Hill Council is providing an information session on the planning proposal for land bounded by Massey Street, Cowell Street and Flagstaff Street in Gladesville.  It includes the Gladesville Shopping Village site.  The proposal is to add two clauses to Hunters Hill Local Environmental Plan 2012: parameters regarding the location and type of open recreation […]
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more big changes along Victoria Rd Gladesville

There are 3 new, separate developments proposed for Victoria Road, Gladesville.  Hunters Hill Council  has made these 3 DAs available so the community can check what is planned, and make informed comments: 233-235 Victoria Rd (now BWS) 4 levels parking, 1 level retail & commercial,  5 levels of units 223-227 Victoria Rd (now Gladesville Arcade) […]
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Bad idea: subdivision at St Peter Chanel Church

Hunters Hill Trust objects to the Marist Fathers’ DA which proposes to carve off two 1000sqm house blocks from the landscaped area around St Peter Chanel Church along Crescent Street.  This subdivision would: Significantly reduce the curtilage of the Church, which is is included in the heritage listing Reduce the beautiful park-like setting of the […]
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Decontaminate Hunters Hill

Concerned Hunters Hill residents are convening a public meeting to call for an end to  Government inaction that has delayed the decontamination of the Radium Hill industrial site in Hunters Hill for over 40 years.  Residents want the NSW government to act on the unanimous recommendations of the 2008 Parliamentary Inquiry to remediate the site […]

1814 ‘Smuggler’s Tunnels’ to be destroyed

Roads and Maritime Services workers have uncovered more of the brick barrel drain structure at Windsor Bridge.  These are known locally as the ‘Smuggler’s Tunnels’ and were commissioned in 1814.  They are the earliest known example of this type of infrastructure in Australia. This structure will be destroyed when the NSW Government builds a bridge […]
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George Hedgeland’s stained glass

Angela Phippen, Local Studies Librarian and Historian will provide a presentation on George Hedgeland, acclaimed designer of stained glass windows in the 19th century. Hedgeland was also a Sydney surveyor and lived at Passy in Hunters Hill with his wife  Annie Henning.  Hedgeland is featured in the ‘Letters of Rachel Henning’. When:    10:30-11:30 Tuesday February […]
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Gladesville Shopping Village development update

In the August 2017 Journal we referred to the “recently approved” Planning Proposal for the Gladesville Shopping Village (GSV) site. Steve Kourepis, Hunters Hill Council’s Group Manager, Development and Regulatory Control has written to The Trust taking issue with the use of the word “approved”. We agree that this needs clarification as it could be […]
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Great news: 18 Richmond Crescent Appeal dismissed

The Land and Environment Court has dismissed an appeal from the owners of 18 Richmond Crescent after Hunters Hill Council rejected their Development Application to demolish the house and build a very large new house in its place.  Key factors cited in the judgement included: heritage value of the existing cottage contribution of the cottage […]
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Proposed subdivision of Church land

The Marist Fathers have owned the land at 5 Crescent Street Woolwich since 1889 when they bought it from George Shannon Arthur and William Cope for 700 pounds.  The Council, in recognition of the contribution the church, its buildings and curtilage makes to the community, has waived collection of rates on the land since that […]
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