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2017 Annual General Meeting

When:  6:45 pm for 7:00pm, Tuesday May 30th, 2017 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 (maximum) […]
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Walk through Gladesville Hospital

Len Dowsett will lead this year’s walk through the historic Gladesville Hospital site.  Gladesville Hospital, originally known as Tarban Creek Lunatic Asylum, was designed by the Colonial Architect, Mortimer Lewis.  The first patients arrived from Liverpool Asylum and the Female Factory at Parramatta in 1838. The site contains many buildings that are listed on the Register of the National Estate. […]
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Guringai Festival in Hunters Hill

The festival celebrates First Australian culture and heritage and recognises the Guringai peoples, Traditional Owners of northern Sydney.  This year’s theme is ‘connections’. Indigenous Voices: Who Gave the Words? Historian Keith Vincent Smith will provide a free, illustrated talk on indigenous informants and cultural brokers from the Sydney area, including Bennelong, Patyegarang, Bungaree and Maroot […]
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VERY late night alcohol in Hunters Hill

Hunters Hill Hotel continues its push for approval to serve alcohol until 2:00am. NSW Police told the April 20th Land and Environment Court hearing that the proposed extended hours ‘should not be allowed’. The evidence is clear that alcohol related harm escalates with very late trading.  Council says ‘NO‘. The community says ‘NO‘. The matter […]
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Heritage of Woolwich: guided walk

Maureen Flowers led the Trust’s April guided walk, focusing on The Point Road and Werambie Street. We also toured the gardens at Domov, Clunes and Vineta. We sincerely thank Trust members Thea Whitnall and Martin & Sue Tattersall for inviting us into their gardens and Carl Ryves for showing us around his wonderful 1891 waterfront […]
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Guided bushwalk: Boronia Park

Alister Sharp led a group of HHT members along part of the Great North Walk on Sunday 26th March. The next guided walk will be on Sunday 30th April through Woolwich village.  Walks are intended for Trust members and their friends and family.  New members are welcome to join us.  Bookings: members@huntershilltrust.org.au.
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Who gets to define ‘design excellence’ …

Q1.  Who will determine whether the Gladesville Shopping Village development has ‘design excellence’ (so the developers can make it even bigger) ? Phillipa Hayes, Senior Strategic Planner at Hunters Hill Council says it is yet to be determined, however it is envisioned a ‘design review panel will be used to provide advice to the consent […]
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Greater Sydney Commission: HHT’s submission

Here is the Hunters Hill Trust’s submission to the Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) commenting on the details of the Draft Plan for GSC’s North District. This is a follow up to the Trust’s initial submission sent in October 2016.
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Gladesville Shopping Village: who gets to define ‘design excellence’ for this monster?

NSW Planning and Environment has set out the conditions that the developers must meet before Hunters Hill’s Local Environment Plan can be changed to allow their massive three tower development at Gladesville Shopping Village (GSV).  It includes: relocation of public open space revised traffic impact assessments overshadowing of Trim Place and 3-7 Cowell Street relocation […]
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BEFORE another toilet is given planning approval

Heavy rains over recent weeks have resulted in Sydney Water discharging raw sewerage into Tarban Creek north of Gladesville Road bridge. There was so much untreated effluent discharging into the harbour that it deprived the Riverglade Reserve mangrove estuary of oxygen and caused mass fish fatalities. Effluent threatens the viability of the mangroves, which would […]
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