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plan to reduce water going back to the Murray Darling Basin

The Murray Darling Basin Authority is proposing to reduce the amount of water that is currently going back into the river environment. This will stop water recovery in its tracks and limit the environmental outcomes of the Murray Darling Plan. To give birds, fish, frogs and trees a fair go, keep salinity in check so […]
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North District Plan: what is the real story?

The Greater Sydney Commission has released the Revised Draft North District-Plan. It predicts there will be 200,000 more people living in 92,000 more dwellings in the North District by 2036. It sets out priorities raised by all of us who commented on the 2016 draft, including: Protection of neighbourhood character Medium density rather than high […]
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SOS green space: signs of hope

Community pressure and the SOS Green Spaces campaign is having an impact: NSW Minister for Planning is appointing a Parks and Open Space Coordinator to provide leadership and direction NSW Government Architect’s Office is preparing a best practice policy for Sydney’s green spaces Greater Sydney Commission plans to significantly expand Sydney’s tree cover. The habitat of […]
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Australia’s oldest public square faces the bulldozers

For the past 5 years, community members have been protesting at Thompson Square in Windsor:  every single day, 24 hours a day, Christmas Day included. The aim of this extraordinary vigil is to stop the NSW government from constructing a massive bridge and road right through the nationally significant heritage square – Australia’s oldest public […]
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what about green space in the Domain?

We are very concerned about the location of the Art Gallery of NSW’s controversial Sydney Modern Project.  The proposed design involves a series of pavilions on the open space Domain lands at the entrance of Mrs Macquarie’s Point with the Entrance Plaza and part of the main buildings over the landbridge. Read about the issues […]
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Christmas party: for your diary

Hunters Hill Trust members and their guests are invited to join us for the 2017 Christmas party.  Elizabeth and David Dossetor have kindly agreed to host our annual event at their historic Jeanneret house.  This stone house is said to have been a wedding present for CE Jeanneret’s youngest daughter Florence Hull.  It shows the […]
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what lies ahead for Crown Lands in NSW?

Crown Lands are precious and irreplaceable. The draft Crown Lands Regulation 2017 and the Crown Lands Management Act 2016 will affect the use, management and potential transfer or sale of publicly owned lands across NSW. The new regulations will govern the proposed transference of Crown Lands to local government.  Better Planning Network points out serious […]
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Election results: Hunters Hill Council 2017

MAYOR:    Mark Bennett (IND) NORTH WARD:   Ben Collins (LIB), Elizabeth Krassoi (IND), Ross Williams (IND) SOUTH WARD:  Justine McLaughlin, (IND) Zac Miles (LIB), Jim Sanderson (IND) Hunters Hill Trust asked the candidates a series of questions before the election.  We applaud the new Mayor’s commitment to preserving our heritage, character and mature tree canopies. […]
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Save Sydney’s koalas

The koala colony’s matriarchs and cubs in Sydney’s South West have so far managed to survive major assaults on their population caused by dog attacks, increased traffic congestion, and subdivision of bushland. This is one of the last disease free koala colonies in Australia. But with more than 30,000 new homes and major highway upgrades […]
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threats posed by ‘State Significant Infrastructure’

HHT recently met with Anthony Roberts, Minister for Planning and Carolyn McNally, Secretary of NSW Planning and Environment to discuss concerns about unsympathetic development across Sydney, the draft Medium Density Housing Code as well as concerns about Gladesville Shopping Village and Windsor Bridge.  Detailed correspondence has followed that meeting (see below). We now seek assurance […]
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