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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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Gladesville Planning Proposal – what Council is recommending

The owner of the Gladesville Shopping ‘Village’ site wants to amend the local planning instruments to increase the number of flats that can be built on the Gladesville Shopping Village site.  The site includes land that is currently a public access car-park on Cowell Street and the timber cottage at 10 Cowell St which was sold to […]
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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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