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August walk: Field of Mars

Brigid Dowsett will be our guide around this Wildlife Refuge and Bushland Reserve with its diverse range of vegetation – from coastal saltmarsh and mangroves to eucalypts, open forest and wildflowers (please note that dogs are not allowed in the Reserve).  The walk will last for up to 2 hours and stout shoes and a […]
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For our lungs’ sake: send a message

A powerful network of community, planning and health organisations, including the Heart Foundation, National Trust, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects is calling on the Premier of NSW to protect and enhance the lungs of Sydney.  The Hunters Hill Trust has also signed this open letter that has been organised by the Total Environment Centre. The […]
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Powerhouse heritage dismantled

We are outraged at NSW government’s plan to dismantle the Powerhouse Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) in Ultimo Sydney. The Museum and its collections are not ‘owned’ by the government to treat as currency, they are our heritage, collectively owned by the people of NSW and held in Trust – a gift from […]
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Hot off the press: HHT Journal, Volume 55

The July 2017 edition of the Hunters Hill Trust Journal is now available to download here. It includes: Boronia Park and Gladesville Shopping Village;   Amalgamation update HHT meeting with Minister for Planning, Housing & Special Minister of State High rise housing;   Death by design;     Boronia Park update 2017 AGM;    Walks and Events;  ‘Heritage of Hunters […]
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Creeping ugliness: fixing our broken planning system

Members of the Hunters Hill Trust’s executive committee recently met with the Minister for Planning, Minister for Housing and Special Minister of State along with the Secretary of NSW Department of Planning to discuss our deep concerns about the failures of the planning system and its impact on heritage and the environment. The presentation addressed: […]
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Effects of living near a busy road…

Have you ever wondered about the longterm health effects on noise, vibration, airborne pollution? Evidence about the risks is accumulating. A decade-long study of 6.6 million people, published in the The Lancet, found that one in 10 dementia deaths in people living within 50 metres of a busy road was attributable to fumes and noise. […]
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WW1 returned service cottage threatened with demolition

The proposed demolition of number 18 Richmond Crescent would destroy the last remaining WW1 returned soldier settlement cottage in original condition in our area.  This would erode the overall value of the conservation precinct. Hunter’s Hill Council initially refused the DA to demolish the cottage, undertake a major excavation and construct a very large 3 […]
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Hunters Hill Hotel – extended hours ‘not in the public interest’

Community action and good sense have prevailed. The Land and Environment Court has refused Iris Hotel Group’s Development Application which sought to extend alcohol trading hours at the Hunters Hill Hotel, saying it ‘would not respect, enhance or protect the amenity of residential areas in the vicinity’ and that ‘the site is not suitable for […]
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Massive garages in sensitive area

There is a worrying trend of owners putting in a Development Application for one alteration and then increasing the built structure by consecutive amendments, at the expense of environmental and heritage considerations. The previous approval at 1 Hunter Street Woolwich was for the parking entrance to be at the side of the property, on vacant […]
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Inferior work in Boronia Park

Does this road (left) look like  a “meandering trail with low indigenous vegetation to sides” to you? The Boronia Park Plan of Management was developed after exhaustive research, consultation  and expense.  It clearly states that the lower part of the existing Princes Street roadway be replaced so as ‘to allow for improved pedestrian amenity and […]
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