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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 […]
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St Joseph’s College development plans

Hunters Hill Council has strongly opposed the plans from St Joseph’s College to build a new Gymnasium and massive Sports Complex.  The College is wholly within a Hunters Hill Council’s heritage conservation area.  The proposal fails to observe the basic heritage objectives set down in the Local Environment Plan and raises concerns due to its: height, […]
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Jacaranda walk

A group of walkers enjoyed rambling around the streets and laneways of Hunters Hill admiring the Jacaranda trees generously dotted around the suburb.  The walk culminated in a visit to the Hunters Hill RSL hall where we joined the festivities for Remembrance Day celebrating 100 years since the end of World War 1. A big […]
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Christmas Party 2018

This year marks 50 years since the Hunters Hill Trust was formed and we’re delighted that our Christmas Party will be bigger and better than ever.  To ensure we can accommodate as many members as possible, we’re holding it in the historic RSL Hall.  We’ll have entertainment, music (maybe even some dancing) and would love […]
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Jacaranda walk

Our last guided walk of the year will be a Jacaranda Walk on Sunday 11 November.  We’ll be strolling around our local streets and finding some of the best Jacaranda trees in the suburb – including some hidden ones you may not know about.  As usual, we’ll finish with coffee or lunch at one of […]
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The Priory and beyond: September’s guided walk

Our walk this month will take us through Riverglade Reserve to The Priory and around the streets above Tarban Creek.  We’ll be looking at some of the fine examples of well-preserved Federation homes that are plentiful in that area.  These ‘Contributory Items’ to Hunters Hill’s heritage are an important and historic feature of our suburb and we’re […]
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Gladesville Shopping Village: Council refuses Planning Proposal

The Trust is glad to report that Hunters Hill Council has ‘refused to support the exhibited Planning Proposal in its current form’ and the proposed amendments were strengthened to emphasise important issues raised by the community including: traffic volumes and management public transport parking vehicular access shareway heritage conservation including the cottage and Heritage impact study […]
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Conservation or demolition?

The Trust and members of the local community have been concerned about the rapid deterioration of two historic weatherboard cottages at 1A and 3 Ryde Rd near the Hunters Hill overpass. Council has told the Mainstreet Committee that the front verandah of 1 Ryde Road was recently demolished without authority.  Hunters Hill Council promptly took […]
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Cutting down trees: we’re watching

Hunters Hill Council has been successful in the Land and Environment court, winning cases against two Hunters Hill homeowners who together have been ordered to pay more than $150,000 for illegally cutting down trees in Barons Crescent and in Pains Road in 2016.  Read more in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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How can we get better at conserving and adapting our heritage items?

How can we get better at protecting, maintaining and adapting our heritage items?  There are lessons to be learned from what happened to the Schedule 5 heritage listed cottage at 11 Mark Street. This small timber workman’s cottage became very dilapidated over many years, despite alerts from Council’s Conservation Advisory Panel (CAP) and the Hunters […]
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