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August walk: Field of Mars

15 enthusiastic people joined our August guided walk that was led by Brigid Dowsett. Walkers enjoyed the wildflowers and heard about the history of 1960s-style local activism in protecting the Field of Mars and Buffalo Creek from further landfilling and degradation, and how it is now maintained as a vital remnant of good quality bushland, […]
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‘Priority growth areas’: what about heritage & infrastructure?

The State Government has an ever increasing list of Priority Growth Areas, Priority Precincts and Urban Renewal Corridors now located all over Sydney. Local Council’s have no say over these areas. Why is there so little provision for social infrastructure in these mega-plans? For example, the Sydenham to Bankstown rail corridor will destroy entire suburbs […]
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Rise and RISE of apartment blocks

More than a third (34%) of residents of Ryde / Hunters Hill ABS statistical area live in apartments, which is more than the average for Greater Sydney (28%) Source: 2016 ABS Census data. In 2016, more apartments were built in Australia than houses.  Building industry deregulation presents serious concerns over quality, materials and fire compliance, […]
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Trees: a local strategy

The Importance of treeS Speaker:  Jeff Angel, Executive Director Total Environment Centre When:  Sunday 3 September 2.30pm Where:  RSL Hall 56 Alexandra St Hunters Hill Hosted by Vienna Committee FREE Admission A canopy of mature trees has always been a feature of Hunters Hill. However the Vienna Committee has been concerned at the rate they […]
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For our lungs’ sake: send a message

A powerful network of community, planning and health organisations, including the Heart Foundation, National Trust, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects is calling on the Premier of NSW to protect and enhance the lungs of Sydney.  The Hunters Hill Trust has also signed this open letter that has been organised by the Total Environment Centre. The […]
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Powerhouse heritage dismantled

We are outraged at NSW government’s plan to dismantle the Powerhouse Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) in Ultimo Sydney. The Museum and its collections are not ‘owned’ by the government to treat as currency, they are our heritage, collectively owned by the people of NSW and held in Trust – a gift from […]
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Hot off the press: HHT Journal, Volume 55

The July 2017 edition of the Hunters Hill Trust Journal is now available to download here. It includes: Boronia Park and Gladesville Shopping Village;   Amalgamation update HHT meeting with Minister for Planning, Housing & Special Minister of State High rise housing;   Death by design;     Boronia Park update 2017 AGM;    Walks and Events;  ‘Heritage of Hunters […]
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Creeping ugliness: fixing our broken planning system

Members of the Hunters Hill Trust’s executive committee recently met with the Minister for Planning, Minister for Housing and Special Minister of State along with the Secretary of NSW Department of Planning to discuss our deep concerns about the failures of the planning system and its impact on heritage and the environment. The presentation addressed: […]
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Effects of living near a busy road…

Have you ever wondered about the longterm health effects on noise, vibration, airborne pollution? Evidence about the risks is accumulating. A decade-long study of 6.6 million people, published in the The Lancet, found that one in 10 dementia deaths in people living within 50 metres of a busy road was attributable to fumes and noise. […]
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WW1 returned service cottage threatened with demolition

The proposed demolition of number 18 Richmond Crescent would destroy the last remaining WW1 returned soldier settlement cottage in original condition in our area.  This would erode the overall value of the conservation precinct. Hunter’s Hill Council initially refused the DA to demolish the cottage, undertake a major excavation and construct a very large 3 […]
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