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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 […]
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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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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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negative impact of proposed Sydney Modern

The Hunters Hill Trust objects to the proposed extension to the Art Gallery of NSW for the following reasons: Its construction requires the removal of invaluable parkland adjacent to the Royal Botanic Gardens, which also is an integral part of green curtilage around the existing Art Gallery building With its alien forms the proposal is […]
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December edition of the HHT Journal

You can read the latest edition of the Hunters Hill Trust Journal Volume 55, No 2  here.  Trust members will be receiving their hard copy soon.   This edition includes items on: The new Hunters Hill Council Independent Hearing and Assessment Panels (IHAPs) 11 Mark Street, Hunters Hill Figtree Chapel Relocation Green Book Update Cycling and […]
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2017 Christmas party

   Host:  Elizabeth Dossetor (Prof Elizabeth Elliott)             HHT President:  Alister Sharp (images Karen Presland) David and Elizabeth Dossetor kindly hosted our annual Christmas party at their historic Jeanneret house.  Their gracious family home is filled with Australian art and set in a beautiful garden.  The house is said to have been […]
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wildlife protection in Boronia Park & Buffalo Creek reserve

The Trust supports Council’s plans to declare Wildlife Protection Areas (WPAs) in Boronia Park and Buffalo Creek reserves.  WPAs designated under the NSW Companion Animals Act 1998 allow for cats to be prohibited from key wildlife habitat areas. Boronia Park and Buffalo Creek reserves are part of a regionally significant wildlife corridor along the Lane […]
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SAVED: Parramatta Female Factory and Institutions Precinct

On November 14th 2017, the Parramatta Female Factory and Institutions Precinct was included in the National Heritage List under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.   Its outstanding heritage value to the nation has been recognised because of the place’s: importance in the course, or pattern, of Australia’s natural or cultural history possession […]
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