Tag Archives: green space

Proposed subdivision of Church land

The Marist Fathers have owned the land at 5 Crescent Street Woolwich since 1889 when they bought it from George Shannon Arthur and William Cope for 700 pounds.  The Council, in recognition of the contribution the church, its buildings and curtilage makes to the community, has waived collection of rates on the land since that […]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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