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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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Creeping ugliness: fixing our broken planning system

Members of the Hunters Hill Trust’s executive committee recently met with the Minister for Planning, Minister for Housing and Special Minister of State along with the Secretary of NSW Department of Planning to discuss our deep concerns about the failures of the planning system and its impact on heritage and the environment. The presentation addressed: […]
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Effects of living near a busy road…

Have you ever wondered about the longterm health effects on noise, vibration, airborne pollution? Evidence about the risks is accumulating. A decade-long study of 6.6 million people, published in the The Lancet, found that one in 10 dementia deaths in people living within 50 metres of a busy road was attributable to fumes and noise. […]
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BEFORE another toilet is given planning approval

Heavy rains over recent weeks have resulted in Sydney Water discharging raw sewerage into Tarban Creek north of Gladesville Road bridge. There was so much untreated effluent discharging into the harbour that it deprived the Riverglade Reserve mangrove estuary of oxygen and caused mass fish fatalities. Effluent threatens the viability of the mangroves, which would […]
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Project home-land for NSW

NSW Department of Planning is asking us all to comment on NSW’s new Housing Code.  It’s informative that they should choose such a dreadful house and garden to illustrate their invitation. This particular example of the genus Project Home fails on every count to add anything positive to any neighbourhood and its choice says much about the […]
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HHT meeting with Anthony Roberts, Member for Lane Cove

Members of Hunters Hill Trust committee met with Anthony Roberts member for Lane Cove, Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy at his electoral office in Gladesville on 3rd December 2015 to discuss: Over-development of Sydney Redevelopment of Gladesville Shopping Village Boronia Park Plan of Management Present:  Anthony Roberts, Tony Coote, Brigid Dowsett, Alister Sharp, Kate Russell. There […]
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