St Peter Chanel Church (image Wikimedia)

The Marist Fathers are pursuing their plan to create two 1,000 square meter housing blocks in the surrounds of St Peter Chanel Church, Woolwich.

Despite vigorous objections from the community and Hunters Hill Council’s refusal of their DA, the Marist Fathers have lodged an appeal in the Land and Environment Court to allow them to sell off the land.  This will damage the park-like setting which is is included in the heritage listing and part of the Conservation Area.

Here are the reasons that Council gave for refusing their DA.  Here is the letter of objection sent by the Hunters Hill Trust.

Everyone now needs to re-state their objections to DA 2017-1180 and send these to Hunters Hill Council clearly setting out what is at stake. Email: or write to PO Box 21, Hunters Hill, NSW 2110.  People who have previously sent written objections may be entitled to speak at the onsite conciliation conference on September 24.