Tag Archives: conservation

St Joseph’s College development plans

Hunters Hill Council has rejected the plans from St Joseph’s College to build a massive Gymnasium and Sports Complex.  The College is wholly within a Hunters Hill Council’s heritage area.  The proposal fails to observe the basic heritage objectives set down in the Local Environment Plan because of its: great scale lack of setback from the […]
Tagged | Leave a comment

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 […]
Also tagged | Leave a comment

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 […]
Tagged | Leave a comment

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 […]
Tagged | Leave a comment

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 […]
Also tagged | Leave a comment

Altering heritage items: ‘taking it like a man’

from Tony Coote, HHT’s representative on Hunters Hill Council’s Conservation Advisory Panel (CAP) One thing I’ve noticed over the years in relation to alterations and additions to heritage items and proposed works in conservation areas is that the proponents of such works (architects, usually) use the Burra Charter Article 22 New work (22.2) “New work should be […]
Tagged | Leave a comment

plan to reduce water going back to the Murray Darling Basin

The Murray Darling Basin Authority is proposing to reduce the amount of water that is currently going back into the river environment. This will stop water recovery in its tracks and limit the environmental outcomes of the Murray Darling Plan. To give birds, fish, frogs and trees a fair go, keep salinity in check so […]
Tagged | Leave a comment

Sir John Sulman’s vision of a ‘garden city’

This house at 18 Richmond Crescent Gladesville was featured in the November 2016 Trust Journal under the heading ‘Heritage under Threat‘. Council had received a development application to demolish the house and construct a new, much larger, house in its place.  Trust committee member, Caroline Mackaness, wrote a submission to Council about it, much of […]
Also tagged | Leave a comment

WW1 returned service cottage threatened with demolition

The proposed demolition of number 18 Richmond Crescent would destroy the last remaining WW1 returned soldier settlement cottage in original condition in our area.  This would erode the overall value of the conservation precinct. Hunter’s Hill Council initially refused the DA to demolish the cottage, undertake a major excavation and construct a very large 3 […]
Tagged | Leave a comment

Demolition proposed for ‘P and O style’ house

48 Mary Street, Hunters Hill may not be heritage listed, but it is a valuable example of Interwar Functionalist, or what is more commonly known as the ‘P and O Style’ housing. It is part of the historic record of European building in Hunters Hill. Will it be replaced by yet another project-style house that […]
Tagged | 3 Comments