Preserving Our Heritage since 1968

The Hunters Hill Trust

The Hunters Hill Trust

Preserving Our Heritage since 1968

negative impact of proposed Sydney Modern

Sydney Modern NE perspective

The Hunters Hill Trust objects to the proposed extension to the Art Gallery of NSW for the following reasons:

  • Its construction requires the removal of invaluable parkland adjacent to the Royal Botanic Gardens, which also is an integral part of green curtilage around the existing Art Gallery building
  • With its alien forms the proposal is an inappropriate architectural response to the fine Art Gallery building
  • As well as destroying green space it blocks out the views of existing building from the east
  • It has a detrimental impact on the approaches to Mrs Macquarie’s chair and the east entrance to the Botanical Gardens
  • Its location next to the existing gallery in the CBD represents a lost opportunity to decentralise the important cultural role that the gallery plays in the artistic life of Sydney.

Read our submission about the proposed development and NSW Planning and Assessment Commission.

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2018-02-12T17:30:12+11:00December 13, 2017|

what about green space in the Domain?

Sydney Modern NE perspective

We are very concerned about the location of the Art Gallery of NSW’s controversial Sydney Modern Project.  The proposed design involves a series of pavilions on the open space Domain lands at the entrance of Mrs Macquarie’s Point with the Entrance Plaza and part of the main buildings over the landbridge.

Read about the issues at stake set out in the Briefing Paper prepared by concerned citizens Roslyn Andrews, Gillian Appleton and Bruce Donald who highlight:

  • loss of public open green space at the same time as Sydney population is soaring
  • adverse impacts on district views, pedestrian and vehicular access and parking
  • lack of informed consultation with all stakeholders and the public.

The design concept: […]

2017-12-14T14:43:16+11:00October 13, 2017|
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