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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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Sydney’s time capsule of architectural styles

HHT President Alister Sharp and Vice President Tony Coote are both quoted in a recent article in Domain about the architectural heritage and quality of life of Hunters Hill: Sydney’s time capsule of architectural styles  
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Council elections 2017: what the candidates say

The Trust recently invited all the candidates to answer 7 questions: Background of each candidate Their goals and vision for Hunters Hill and how they hope to achieve them How they will respond to increasing pressures of development in Hunters Hill so as to preserve its heritage and character, including its mature tree canopy If […]
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Monetary value of streetscapes

In case you missed it, the most recent episode of ABC Radio National’s Money Program reported on the measurable economic value of street trees (link here) which save government millions of dollars.  To learn more about trees, come to a talk this weekend: FREE TALK:  THE IMPORTANCE OF TREES Speaker:  Jeff Angel, Exec Director Total […]
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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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