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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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Heritage protection as the juggernaut thunders on

On Thursday 20 July, Trust Committee Members met with Anthony Roberts, Minister for Planning, Minister for Housing, and Special Minister for State, Leader of the House to discuss heritage and planning in NSW. The Department of Planning and Environment Secretary, Carolyn McNally was also present. A number of matters were canvassed including the Trust’s submission to the Greater […]
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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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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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Draft District Plan released by Greater Sydney Commission

Draft District Plans for Greater Sydney are available for comment.  Hunters Hill is part of the Northern District which also includes Hornsby, Ryde, Lane Cove, Mosman, Willoughby, Ku-ring-gai, North Sydney and Northern Beaches local government areas.  Read the full draft Northern District Plan here. W h a t  a b o u t   h […]
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Gladesville Shopping Village: monster has ‘merit’?

The Pre-Gateway review says that the plan to massively increase the bulk and height of the 5 towers at Gladesville Shopping Village has ‘merit‘.  The proposal is now set to go to the Joint Regional Planning Panel on November 3rd.  A decision is expected by the end of November.  If their proposal is accepted, the plans […]
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Community response to rampant development: GSC

The Total Environment Centre is coordinating input to the Greater Sydney Commission from community groups, including Hunters Hill Trust.   6 areas of common interest and major concern about the rampant development in Sydney have been defined: Loss of local character Heritage protection Loss of biodiversity Urban tree cover Waterway health Loss of open space. Experts, […]
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Greater Sydney Commission … what about heritage?

The Hunters Hill Trust wants the Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) to include heritage and conservation as core values and a central aspect of making great places for people to live. The HHT’s submission to the GSC points to the crisis in heritage and conservation in Sydney. Hunters Hill is part of the GSC’s Northern District.  […]
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Sydney Planning Panels start November 21st

Big changes are underway at the Greater Sydney Commission (GSC).  Hunters Hill is part of the GSC’s vast Northern District which also includes Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, Northern Beaches, Mosman, North Sydney, Ryde and Willoughby councils.  There are 6 Districts in Greater Sydney. The Northern District Planning Panel will start its operations on November 21st, […]
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Greater Sydney Commission: Q & A

You can check the notes from the recent community meeting with the Northern Division of the Greater Sydney Commission here.  Issues included: Future of Local Environment Plans DA assessment processes Lack of voice for the community Massive over developments and ‘State significant projects’ Loss of green space.
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