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Hunters Hill Trust Journal, June 2019

The Hunters Hill Trust Journal Volume 57, No 1, June 2019 is available here. This edition includes: From the President’s Desk – Alister Sharp AGM Report Membership Interaction with Council Walks & Events 2018 -2019 How Our Garden Suburb is Changing The Farm Attendant’s Cottage – Waruda DA Updates New Sports Complex St Joseph’s College St Peter […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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‘exempt & complying developments’ threaten HH character

A recent development at No 8 Earnshaw Street Gladesville (at left) is an example of the impact of the Exempt and Complying Development Code on the character of Hunters Hill. Were it not for the Complying Development SEPP this development proposal would have been assessed under the controls of Hunters Hill Council’s LEP and DCP.  […]
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Another blow to heritage in NSW

The recently re-elected Liberal State Government will dismantle that the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and its two principal functions will be absorbed by other departments. ArchitectureAU says “The environmental protection and management functions of the office will be moved to an enlarged “Planning and Industry” department, while the heritage functions of the office […]
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‘Exempt and complying developments’ in Hunters Hill

In 2008 the NSW State Labor Government introduced State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying  Development Codes) to ‘provide streamlined assessment processes for development that complies with specified development standards’.   Exempt and Complying Development Certificates are issued by the Accredited Certifier, which in most cases is a Private Certifier appointed by the owner of the […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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