Author Archives: admin

St Peter Chanel Church – Development Update

A Win for Heritage in the Land and Environment Court! Following the formal onsite meeting of the Land and Environment Court on 28 May, the trust is pleased to report that the L&E court has refused the DA but encourages members to maintain a watching brief in case the decision is appealed. Council’s solicitors wrote […]
Tagged , | Leave a comment

St Joseph’s College Historical Tour – June 2019

This month’s walk was a tour of St Joseph’s College historical precinct led by Richard Quinn, former mayor of Hunters Hill and our knowledgeable guide, and was enjoyed by our biggest group ever! 36 people attended the tour, which commenced with the history of the Marist Brothers in Australia and the purchase of the entrance […]
Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Inclusive playground in Boronia Park: CAUTION

The Weekly Times (10 April) reports that Council’s plans for an ‘all ability, inclusive’ playground are progressing, with funding of $250,000 already secured. When this project was proposed the Trust expressed concern that: the playground needs to be compatible with the Plan of Management for Boronia Park this type of playground needs a higher level […]
Tagged | Leave a comment

New Ministries and departments in NSW

Planning administration is changing following the NSW election. The full impacts won’t be known until the new arrangements start operating, but we already have concerns. The powers of the Office of Environment and Heritage and the Office of Local Government have been transferred to the Premier or the new Minister for Planning and Public Spaces […]
Tagged | Leave a comment

Hunters Hill Trust AGM 2019

When:  Thursday 16 May 6.45 pm for 7:00pm Where:  RSL Hall, corner of Ady and Alexandra Streets, Hunters Hill AGM business:   Nominations are called for the positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary (non-Minute taking) and 5 committee members.  If you would like to nominate for any committee role, please complete this form and lodge it with […]
Leave a comment

NSW Office of Environment and Heritage disbanded

It can be tough reading the news these days. Architectureau.com reports that the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage will be dismantled and its two principal functions absorbed by other departments, following the re-election of the NSW government in March. The environmental protection and management functions of the office will be moved to an enlarged “Planning and […]
Tagged | Leave a comment

Vintage boat trip, Sunday 7th April

Perfect weather with blue skies and sparkling water greeted us on Sunday morning, as we set off on our cruise on the comfortable vintage ferry Regal II.  Plenty of food and drink added to our enjoyment as we took a different route this year, travelling down the Lane Cove river and past Onions Point, before […]
Leave a comment

Guided walk

Our first guided walk for 2019 will be held on Sunday 10 March in conjunction with the Hunters Hill Historical Society.  This will be an interesting walk past some of our magnificent Jeanneret homes and other heritage gems, whilst also exploring lesser known areas that we rarely visit. Greg Griffiths will be our guide to recount the history and some […]
Tagged | Leave a comment

Hunters Hill Trust Journal, December 2018

The Hunters Hill Trust Journal Volume 56, No 2, December 2018 is available here.   This edition includes: Update on the destruction of Thompson Square From the President’s desk, Alister Sharp Planning and Protection New Sports Complex, St Joseph’s College St Peter Chanel New Art Gallery Vale to two prominent Hunters Hill identities Powerhouse Museum Green Book […]
Leave a comment

Appeal by Victoria Road developers: more hodge podge?

Atlen Construction has appealed to the Land Environment Court against Council’s refusal of their development proposals for 233-235 and 223-225 Victoria Road Gladesville. The Trust has objected to the uncoordinated maze of developments that have been happening in Gladesville, and are proposed for three of the Victoria Rd shop sites. You can read our objections for  DA20171199 […]
Tagged | Leave a comment