The community that worked long and hard to save Hunters Hill High school from closure is shocked by the high handed approach that the High School has taken towards its local community.
The Department has built 2100mm fencing around most its site, including the shoreline and the Three Patriot’s walk in the apparent belief that this will make the school and students more secure, when security will actually come from building connectedness, respect and community engagement.
This eysore divides the school from the community that supports it and also contravenes Council’s standards and guidelines as well as the Sydney Regional Environment Plan (Sydney Harbour Catchment) 2005, which is supposed to ensure the protection of the harbour: “as an outstanding natural asset, and as a public asset of national and heritage significance for existing and future generations.”
The school’s P & C President is lobbying parents to write to our State MP Anthony Roberts in defence of the fence. Please support the HH Trust and HH Council in their efforts to have the fence replaced with one that conforms with Council’s fencing policy. Tell Anthony Roberts, MP your views about the value of the HH riverfront: