• D-Day Plus One for Local Government


    Baird’s Bully Boys IPART Farce Submissions were due to close yesterday for the Baird State Government’s so-called ‘”Fit for the Future” of Local Government in NSW. The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is so understaffed it will employ hired labour to review submissions to determine the fate of council areas they don’t live in [...]

  • Safari discovers goldfields and the Great Ocean Road


    Hunters Hill Guest Column To The POINT With JOHN VERHELST ROTARY Club of Hunters Hill is gearing up for our 5th annual Car Safari to be held from Saturday October 24 to Sunday November 1. You can experience eight days of discovering the goldfields of Victoria and the Great Ocean Road. Highlights of the 2015 [...]

  • Greg Smith Tribute and Farewell Party


    Former Epping MP and Attorney General Greg Smith was farewelled at a Tribute Dinner in Eastwood RSL Community Club last night. Special Guest of Honour was former Prime Minister and longtime Member for Bennelong John W Howard. Current Bennelong MP John Alexander was also present along with NSW Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy and [...]

  • Council meeting Fit For The Future targets


    HUNTERS HILL HAPPENINGS with Acting Mayor Clr Dr MEREDITH SHEIL  AFTER extensive community consultation and engagement, Hunters Hill Council has submitted its response to the Fit for The Future State Government Initiative. It is available on Council’s website at www.huntershill.nsw.gov.au The submission summarised Council’s and the community’s position, in which the overwhelming majority of residents [...]

  • Action taken on bad street issue raised by The Weekly Times


    Putney parents and children, pictured above, raised their concerns with The Weekly Times and Ryde City Council will act on them. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO. CHILD safety dangers around Morrison Road – first raised by The Weekly Times – will be investigated by Ryde City Council staff. Councillors heard concerns about the dangers from Putney Public [...]

  • ‘We’ve found Bunny!


    The Ryde rabbit with nine lives A missing North Ryde rabbit that sparked a community wide search has been found after an incredible 13 day survival story. Dozens of local families had been searching for Bunny the Rabbit after he disappeared from his Cook Street home last week and after 20 posters were put up and [...]

  • Kate training for Kokoda Track


    Twenty two year old occupational therapy assistant Kate Darmody at Putney’s Royal Rehab Brain Injury Unit has been selected to walk the Kokoda Track as the representative of local clubs. Kate is a member of Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club and was selected by ClubsNSW as the winner of this year’s Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge Scholarship, which [...]

  • Childcare centre plan pushes ahead despite risk warnings


    A traffic management plan to support a proposed 39 place childcare centre at 21 Winbourne Street, West Ryde will be drawn up by Ryde’s Traffic Committee despite a staff recommendation against development due to existing road safety risks. Group Manager (Environment and Planning) Dominic Johnson strongly advised councillors against approval in response to his investigations [...]

  • World War 1 Honour Board in St Alban’s Anglican Church Epping


    There is a project underway to research the men whose names appear on the recently restored World War 1 Honour Board in St Alban’s Anglican Church in Epping. Forty seven men with links to the Parish enlisted and served. Henry Lionel, Norman Quintus and Ralph Bradshaw were the three sons of Henry Bradshaw – Curate-in-Charge [...]

  • $3 outrage a mistake, says Clr Mark Bennett


    The $3 parking meter outrage at Buffalo Creek Reserve will not be resolved until later this year, Hunters Hill Council heard last week. Sporting groups, parents and neighbours who live across from the Reserve – but in the City of Ryde – have strongly opposed the new parking meters which charge vehicles an average of [...]

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