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negative impacts of St Joseph’s College plans

St Joseph’s College plans to build a huge basketball complex and gymnasium. The basketball court building would be more than 14m high and extend 95m along Luke Street and 34m along Gladesville Road.  This is almost twice the height of what is allowed by houses in the adjacent streets. St Joseph’s College is heritage listed […]
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Historic cottages: is this demolition by neglect?

At its meeting on 24th May, the Main Street Committee expressed concern about the rapid deterioration of two weatherboard cottages at 1A and 3 Ryde Rd near the Hunters Hill overpass. The doors and/or windows of these cottages have been open, and there is a danger of them collapsing, or catching fire. Hunters Hill Trust […]
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save Moore Park’s trees

The deadline for the community to make a submission against Stage 1 of the NSW Government’s knockdown-rebuild proposal for Allianz Stadium is fast approaching. Buried in hundreds of pages of technical reports submitted as part of the Government’s development applications are seriously concerning details – including the proposed removal of healthy trees, increased events and patronage […]
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proposed alterations to historic cottage

The Hunters Hill Trust supports Council’s work to preserve the unique character and heritage of Hunters Hill and its conservation areas, and its stand to preserve the cottage at 18 Richmond Crescent Hunters Hill.  You can read the Trust’s detailed comments on the proposed alterations and additions to the cottage that are currently being proposed. […]
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new ‘Property Advisory Working Group’ at Council

Changes to the Crown Land Management Act 2016 and the updated regulations have serious implications. The Act allows for Crown land to be transferred from State Government to local councils and unfortunately in some cases, land will be under risk from land use changes and potentially sold off for development. You can read the HHT’s 2017 […]
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Prohibited from protesting on NSW beaches, parks, roads

On 1 July, new Crown Land regulations will give the NSW Government vast powers to disperse or ban protests, rallies, and virtually any public gathering in approximately half of all land across NSW. This includes public roads, local parks, beaches, or even standing in front of Parliament House.  Only cemeteries are exempt. What country is […]
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Heritage of Alexandra, Mount, Ferdinand and Madeline Streets

Members of the Hunters Hill Historical Society and Hunters Hill Trust joined forces for the June guided walk. We rambled through some wonderful Hunters Hill streets with interesting anecdotes provided by a wonderful cross section of locals – reminiscing about neighbourhood tennis courts, nosey telephone operators, missing mansions, stealing bread from the local baker and […]
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5 leaders reflect

After the 2018 AGM business had been attended to on Thursday night, a panel of Trust luminaries outlined some of the issues that had characterised their time as leaders and how they addressed the threats to our built and natural heritage.  They also offered their perspectives on today’s challenges. Alice Oppen OAM (President for 4 […]
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Committee changes

Some longstanding members of the Trust Committee, who have made huge contributions of energy, expertise and plain hard work have decided to call ‘time’ and will pass their batons to a new group: Tony Coote who served 21 years, including 9 years as President and 1 year as Vice President David Gaunt who served 10 […]
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Friends of Kelly’s Bush

“Kelly’s Bush is a symbol of our lost land. Take away Kelly’s Bush and you take away one more assurance that, in man, is left a possibility for the future. The unborn Australian will ask for his birthright and be handed a piece of concrete” Kylie Tennant, resident of Hunters Hill, author, historian and social […]
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