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Boronia Park Plan of Management

The Trust remains committed to protecting, conserving and enhancing our heritage-listed Boronia Park.  Green space is so precious, especially in light of our current situation where parks have become a lifeline.   The final consultant’s report on the Draft Plan of Management will be reviewed by Council on Monday 27 April and we will report back on the […]
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Hunters Hill Trust Journal, December 2019

The Hunters Hill Trust Journal Volume 57, No 2, December 2019 is available here. This edition includes: From the President’s Desk – Alister Sharp The updated ‘Green Book’ New Plans of Management An update on the Plan of Management DA Updates 1 & 3 Ryde Road The Lost & Found Department – 39 Alexandria St The […]
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“The Heritage of Hunters Hill” is here!

Following on from the launch at the Hunters Hill Trust Christmas party “The Heritage of Hunters Hill” book is now available. It has been printed in full colour and features almost 500 homes.  Price $55 each Available from the following local outlets: Hunters Hill Post Office, 32 Alexandra Street Hunters Hill Museum, 22 Alexandra Street The […]
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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 (LEC) on 28 May, the Hunters Hill Trust is pleased to report that the LEC has refused the DA but encourages members to maintain a watching brief in case the decision is appealed. Council’s […]
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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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