Tag Archives: conservation

Altering heritage items: ‘taking it like a man’

from Tony Coote, HHT’s representative on Hunters Hill Council’s Conservation Advisory Panel (CAP) One thing I’ve noticed over the years in relation to alterations and additions to heritage items and proposed works in conservation areas is that the proponents of such works (architects, usually) use the Burra Charter Article 22 New work (22.2) “New work should be […]
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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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Sir John Sulman’s vision of a ‘garden city’

This house at 18 Richmond Crescent Gladesville was featured in the November 2016 Trust Journal under the heading ‘Heritage under Threat‘. Council had received a development application to demolish the house and construct a new, much larger, house in its place.  Trust committee member, Caroline Mackaness, wrote a submission to Council about it, much of […]
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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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Demolition proposed for ‘P and O style’ house

48 Mary Street, Hunters Hill may not be heritage listed, but it is a valuable example of Interwar Functionalist, or what is more commonly known as the ‘P and O Style’ housing. It is part of the historic record of European building in Hunters Hill. Will it be replaced by yet another project-style house that […]
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Ongoing work to preserve the character and heritage of Hunters Hill

If the State Government pursues its plan for a merged LGA, the Trust will continue to fight for the preservation of the existing character and heritage of Hunters Hill Municipality to ensure that it is safeguarded for future generations and that the existing level of services provided by Hunters Hill Council are preserved and enhanced. […]
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