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Greater Sydney Commission: HHT’s submission

Here is the Hunters Hill Trust’s submission to the Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) commenting on the details of the Draft Plan for GSC’s North District. This is a follow up to the Trust’s initial submission sent in October 2016.
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Gladesville Shopping Village: who gets to define ‘design excellence’ for this monster?

NSW Planning and Environment has set out the conditions that the developers must meet before Hunters Hill’s Local Environment Plan can be changed to allow their massive three tower development at Gladesville Shopping Village (GSV).  It includes: relocation of public open space revised traffic impact assessments overshadowing of Trim Place and 3-7 Cowell Street relocation […]
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BEFORE another toilet is given planning approval

Heavy rains over recent weeks have resulted in Sydney Water discharging raw sewerage into Tarban Creek north of Gladesville Road bridge. There was so much untreated effluent discharging into the harbour that it deprived the Riverglade Reserve mangrove estuary of oxygen and caused mass fish fatalities. Effluent threatens the viability of the mangroves, which would […]
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Boronia Park: proposed works

Priority aspects of the Boronia Park Management Plan 2015 are being implemented.   See the Plan of works.  It includes the looped Track Upgrades to Princes Street Access Road Shelters, picnic tables and benches Boronia Park carpark entrance. Send feedback to Hunters Hill Council by April 3 2017.
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SOS: Sydney’s urban green spaces

It’s obvious that community groups need to become more effective in protecting Sydney’s green spaces, especially since the Greater Sydney Commission’s District Plans and the new and proposed state legislation are upon us. The Total Environment Centre (TEC) is inviting community groups to a forum to improve collaboration and build effective strategies.  Speakers and facilitators […]
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boom gate at Hunters Hill Hotel

What happened to free public parking at Hunters Hill Hotel? Free public parking was a condition of the approval for the construction of the hotel, but in December, HHH installed a boom gate.  Free parking was only for hotel customers and everyone else had to pay. The community complained, Council referred the matter to its […]
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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: members@huntershill.org.au
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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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