Preserving Our Heritage since 1968

The Hunters Hill Trust

The Hunters Hill Trust

Preserving Our Heritage since 1968

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 submission about the proposed changes.

Hunters Hill Council has endorsed setting up a Property Advisory Working Party ‘to look at all of Council’s property assets to determine if they are performing a community benefit; developing strategies for the future of Council’s assets; and investigating opportunities to invest/reinvest in property assets’.  There will be 3 Councillors and 3 community representatives on the working party.  We are especially concerned for our existing community facilities, heritage assets and open spaces.

The changes to the regulations also allows officials to ban people from taking part in gatherings on public lands – which can include town squares, parks, roads, beaches and community halls.  The Council for Civil Liberties (CCL) strongly opposes this and has stated: (more…)

2018-07-08T00:22:37+10:00July 7, 2018|

Crown land: so many precious places to protect

Jenolan Caves, Trumper Park, Ben Bullen State Forest, Yasmar Haberfield, Ben Bullen State Forest, Moxham Quarry Wetland and so many more need to be kept in public hands for the future.

Go to Crown land is our land for more information about the issues at stake and how to send your email or letter to the Crown Lands Management Review before June 30th.   Email the Premier here.

2014-06-25T00:47:37+10:00June 25, 2014|

concern about Crown Lands in NSW

The Crown Lands estate covers millions of hectares across NSW, including significant areas of high conservation value, diverse environmental, social and cultural values.    

The sale or free-holding of Crown land cannot be supported.  Everyone is encouraged to send a submission to the Crown Lands Management Review before June 30th.

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW has summarised the key issues that need to be addressed in  a submission here.  You can also use or adapt this form letter that has been developed by the Ryde Hunters Hill Flora and Fauna Preservation Society.

2014-06-25T00:19:11+10:00June 23, 2014|

changes to the management of Crown Lands in NSW – what does it mean?

There are plans to change the management and legislative framework for Crown Lands in NSW (excluding national parks and state forests).

EDO NSW (Environment Defenders Office) says the White Paper proposes significant shifts in management and potential commercialisation or sale of Crown Lands, but provides limited analysis or detail about the implications of this in a number of important areas.

EDO’s concerns include: (more…)

2014-06-25T00:54:11+10:00June 22, 2014|
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