Tag Archives: Planning for people

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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‘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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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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Apartment living: what lies in store

Garry Linnell wonders about the consequences of the massive social engineering experiment that is happening in Sydney right now: We need to talk about the toll of apartment living
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Death of the Aussie backyard?

Backyards have dramatically shrunk in size and hard surfaces have replaced greenery.  What are the consequences for all of us? This aerial view of two housing schemes on opposite sides of a main road in Brisbane illustrates the magnitude of the change in the size of the backyards over a short period of time.   This […]
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Rampant development for historic Sydney: where will it end?

What ever happened to the plans for an Arts and Heritage precinct in Parramatta? The North Parramatta Government precinct covers 32 hectares of public land.  It includes buildings of immense cultural and historic significance such as the convict built Female Factory designed by Francis Greenway in 1818, fine examples of Federation and Arts and Crafts style buildings designed […]
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Planning disaster unfolding

In a letter to the Sydney Morning Herald on December 2, Jennifer Crone of Bondi described the nightmare of six days a week building happening opposite her apartment.  She is faced with the prospect of 60 trucks a day emitting diesel exhaust fumes and intense noise into her apartment from breakfast to dusk for the […]
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Launch: the Community Charter for Good Planning

The Hunters Hill Trust joins key community organisations, parliamentarians and individuals to endorse the Community Charter for Good Planning, which sets out principles to achieve a better, fairer and more accountable planning system in NSW.  If you want to endorse the Charter too, then click here Come to the launch of the Community Charter 7pm Thursday March […]
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Planning for People: the community charter

Come to the launch of the Community Charter and hear what the local candidates for the state seat of Lane Cove have to say about how planning and development will be conducted in NSW in future. THURSDAY MARCH 5TH 2015, 7PM St Andrews Uniting Church, 47A Kenneth Street, Longueville Light supper will be served, donation at […]
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