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Poorly considered playground

Council is proposing to build a ‘Livvi’s Place’ playground on the site of the existing, small playground in High Street near Montefiori in heritage listed Boronia Park.  Livvi’s Place playgrounds cater for the very young and those who find it difficult to engage with many existing playgrounds. Why would Hunters Hill Council want to destroy […]
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Moocooboola 2018

The Trust’s stall at this year’s Moocooboola Festival was very successful.  Committee members mingled with locals, discussed local heritage and the Significant Trees Register.  They answered queries about how people can go about investigating the history of their houses. It was great to sign up 6 new members and sell some publications as well.
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Bedlam Bay walk

Our July walk, led by Len Dowsett was a fascinating stroll around some of our local bays including Looking Glass and Glades Bay – which was new to many of us – and as the weather was beautiful and the foreshore sparkling, it proved to be another winner and one of those walks we must […]
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Design Guide for Heritage

Building owners, architects, consultants and and people working on heritage buildings, sites and precincts will appreciate this Design Guide for Heritage. The guide was developed by the Government Architects of NSW and the Heritage Council of NSW, and draws on earlier publications developed by the Australian Institute of Architects NSW Chapter and Heritage Council of […]
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negative impacts of St Joseph’s College plans

St Joseph’s College plans to build a huge basketball complex and gymnasium. The basketball court building would be more than 14m high and extend 95m along Luke Street and 34m along Gladesville Road.  This is almost twice the height of what is allowed by houses in the adjacent streets. St Joseph’s College is heritage listed […]
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Historic cottages: is this demolition by neglect?

At its meeting on 24th May, the Main Street Committee expressed concern about the rapid deterioration of two weatherboard cottages at 1A and 3 Ryde Rd near the Hunters Hill overpass. The doors and/or windows of these cottages have been open, and there is a danger of them collapsing, or catching fire. Hunters Hill Trust […]
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save Moore Park’s trees

The deadline for the community to make a submission against Stage 1 of the NSW Government’s knockdown-rebuild proposal for Allianz Stadium is fast approaching. Buried in hundreds of pages of technical reports submitted as part of the Government’s development applications are seriously concerning details – including the proposed removal of healthy trees, increased events and patronage […]
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proposed alterations to historic cottage

The Hunters Hill Trust supports Council’s work to preserve the unique character and heritage of Hunters Hill and its conservation areas, and its stand to preserve the cottage at 18 Richmond Crescent Hunters Hill.  You can read the Trust’s detailed comments on the proposed alterations and additions to the cottage that are currently being proposed. […]
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new ‘Property Advisory Working Group’ at Council

Changes to the Crown Land Management Act 2016 and the updated regulations have serious implications. The Act allows for Crown land to be transferred from State Government to local councils and unfortunately in some cases, land will be under risk from land use changes and potentially sold off for development. You can read the HHT’s 2017 […]
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Prohibited from protesting on NSW beaches, parks, roads

On 1 July, new Crown Land regulations will give the NSW Government vast powers to disperse or ban protests, rallies, and virtually any public gathering in approximately half of all land across NSW. This includes public roads, local parks, beaches, or even standing in front of Parliament House.  Only cemeteries are exempt. What country is […]
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