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Community relieved as subdivision is refused

We are glad to report that Hunters Hill Council has refused the Development Application from the Marist Fathers to create two 1,000 square meter housing blocks in the surrounds of St Peter Chanel Church, Woolwich. This would have reduced the curtilage of the Church which is is included in the heritage listing.  Loss of the […]
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Gladesville Planning Proposal: site info session

Council is running an information session on the planning proposal for the Gladesville Shopping Village site (land bounded by Massey Street, Cowell Street and Flagstaff Street).  The proposal is to add two clauses to Hunters Hill Local Environmental Plan 2012: parameters regarding the location and type of open recreation space to be provided linking future […]
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Gladesville Shopping Village: Traffic Impact

Road Delay Solutions Pty Ltd’s traffic impact assessment report concluded that the following changes would be needed to support the proposed development of the Gladesville Shopping Village site: Partial closure of Flagstaff St, to the immediate south of Massey St Closure of Cowell St at Flagstaff St Single lane circulating roundabout at Cowell St and […]
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more big changes along Victoria Rd Gladesville

There are 3 new, separate developments proposed for Victoria Road, Gladesville.  Hunters Hill Council  has made these 3 DAs available so the community can check what is planned, and make informed comments: 233-235 Victoria Rd (now BWS) 4 levels parking, 1 level retail & commercial,  5 levels of units 223-227 Victoria Rd (now Gladesville Arcade) […]
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Our guided walks program 2018

The  Hunters Hill Trust’s walks committee has organised nine guided walks for members and their guests in 2018.  Add the dates to your calendar.  Enquiries: 25 February     Introduction to Croquet 18 March         Heritage Boat Trip 29 April            The Military Heritage of Hunters Hill 27 May             Gladesville Hospital, guided by […]
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Bad idea: subdivision at St Peter Chanel Church

Hunters Hill Trust objects to the Marist Fathers’ DA which proposes to carve off two 1000sqm house blocks from the landscaped area around St Peter Chanel Church along Crescent Street.  This subdivision would: Significantly reduce the curtilage of the Church, which is is included in the heritage listing Reduce the beautiful park-like setting of the […]
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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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