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What’s your response to the plans for our Northern District?

Housing targets:  only 4 years from now The Greater Sydney Commission’s Plan for the Northern District sets a target of 25,950 additional dwellings by 2021. This includes 150 in Hunters Hill, 300 in Mosman, 1,250 in Willoughby, 1,900 in Lane Cove, 3,000 in North Sydney, 3,400 in Northern Beaches, 4,000 in Ku-ring-gai, 4,350 in Hornsby […]
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Where NSW’s revised planning laws lead …

The NSW Government is proposing further amendments to the State planning laws.  The community has until Friday 31 March 2017 to comment.  Follow this link to make your submission. Worrying changes that are proposed: Weaker requirements to achieve ecologically sustainable development Poor standards for native species protection under the biodiversity legislation Department of Planning will be able […]
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Cruise around Hunters Hill

Join a guided tour around Hunters Hill.  We will travel on the Lithgow ferry.  A light morning tea will be provided. Events are intended for Trust members and their friends and family.  New members are welcome to join us. When:  Sunday 2nd April 10:30-12:30 Where:  meet at Alexandra Street wharf Bookings and enquiries:
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court to decide late trading at Hunters Hill Hotel

Iris Hotel Group Management is pressing ahead with its application to extend alcohol trading hours till 2:00am at the Hunters Hill Hotel. The community is strongly opposed and anticipates increased social harm. No agreement was reached at the conciliation conference on December 15th so the matter will now proceed to a hearing at the Land […]
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Joubert St childcare centre approved

Hunters Hill Ventures Ltd has won its appeal in the Land and Environment Court and will be allowed to demolish the existing buildings at 22 & 22A Joubert Street and remove 20 trees so they can build a childcare centre with a capacity for 88 children and 14 staff. The Trust and local community members […]
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Neighbours and Councils will be powerless …

The Baird Government is proposing to expand the definition of ‘code complying development’ to include Medium Density buildings.  You wont need to put in a Development Application to get approval to build townhouses, terraces, manor homes (2 up, 2 down) and dual occupancies on lot sizes of more than 200 sq. m per dwelling. Neighbours and the broader community won’t have the opportunity to […]
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Apartment living: what lies in store

Garry Linnell wonders about the consequences of the massive social engineering experiment that is happening in Sydney right now: We need to talk about the toll of apartment living
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Latest edition of the HHT journal

Volume 54, Number 2 of the Hunters Hill Trust Journal covers: Restoration story:  ‘Woodhall‘, 36 Farnell Street Hunters HIll More positive stories  …. On the other hand Heritage under threat:  18 Richmond Crescent, Gladesville Where there’s a will:  58 Pittwater Road, Hunters Hill Postscript:  11 Mark Street Gladesville Shopping Village update Greater Sydney Commission Council […]
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Death of the Aussie backyard?

Backyards have dramatically shrunk in size and hard surfaces have replaced greenery.  What are the consequences for all of us? This aerial view of two housing schemes on opposite sides of a main road in Brisbane illustrates the magnitude of the change in the size of the backyards over a short period of time.   This […]
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Missed opportunity in Heritage listed Boronia Park

It’s great to have new netball courts in Boronia Park, BUT the location is really insensitive and has a negative impact on the surrounding fields. With a little bit of consideration and expertise it could have been handled so much better. Boronia Park is a Schedule 5 listed Heritage Item in the Local Environment Plan […]
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