• Dragon Boats Challenge!


    Gladesville Chamber Renews Challenge to other ChambersGladesville Chamber of Commerce has renewed its challenge to other local Chambers of Commerce to compete in this year’s Ryde Rivers Festival Dragon Boats Chambers Challenge on Sunday September 14. Gladesville    are    the    reigning champions and are challenging other Chambers especially Ryde Macquarie Park, West Ryde and Eastwood to [...]

  • Councillors to inspect heritage cottages


    Hunters Hill Councillors will hold a site inspection at the historic weatherboard Bega and Eden Cottages on Ryde Road in response to a proposed three storey residential development at the rear of the site. The site inspection is expected to be held on the afternoon of Monday September 8 and follows a report to Councillors [...]

  • Labor accuses Ryde MP of denying a migrant voice!


    The Labor candidate for Ryde has accused Ryde MP Victor Dominello of denying Ryde’s multicultural communities a voice. Ryde Labor candidate Clr Jerome Laxale said he is shocked by Mr Dominello’s admission in Parliament last week that he disband- ed 15 local Multicultural Consultative Committees. “These Committee mem- bers were actually ap- pointed by the [...]

  • Fine art helps worthwhile charity


    The Romantics Art Exhibition featuring works by Ian Hansen, Werner Filipich, James Hough, John Perkins and Ramon Ward-Thompson has become a favourite annual event in Hunters Hill and a wonderful opportunity for the community to view some excellent traditional art work while helping the artists support a very worthwhile charity – the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse [...]

  • Ryde claims a victory as race reform bill scrapped


    The Federal Government’s decision to scrap proposed changes to the Racial Vilification Act has been hailed as a victory for the City of Ryde. The government had proposed changes to part 18c of the Act which had made racial vilification of any kind a criminal offence. In response, the City of Ryde became Sydney’s first [...]

  • Illustrated talk on restoration of iconic Alexandra House

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    Hunters Hill Guest Column To The POINT With JOHN BIRCH AM THE National Trust Vienna Cottage Committee organises regular talks on heritage and historical topics and in September we are delighted to be presenting a talk on the magnificent restoration of an iconic 19th century Hunters Hill sandstone building. This illustrated talk on the restoration [...]

  • Target for affordable housing

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    Ryde City Councillor Jerome Laxale has defended his successful motion to set a 10 per cent target for affordable housing in Ryde. The target was set in a recent debate about State Government’s Urban Activation Precinct (UAP) plan for Macquarie Park and was supported by all councillors. “This target acknowledges that our city takes seriously [...]

  • Boronia Park Plan of Management Update


    HUNTERS HILL HAPPENINGS with Mayor RICHARD QUINN HUNTERS Hill Council has engaged Thompson Berill Landscape Design Pty Ltd to undertake the review of the Boronia Park Plan of Management, which will guide the future use and management of the reserve. The review of the Plan is underway and community consultations have included: (1) online or [...]

  • Ryde Mayoral Vote Dilemma


    BY OUR CHIEF CIVIC ROUNDSMAN Ryde Councillors are due to elect their Mayor for the next twelve months at their Tuesday September 9 Council meeting. Speculation is rife as to who the next mayor will be as there appears to be no obvious front runner at this stage. However, one thing appears certain: there will [...]

  • New litter reduction grants for Council


    City of Canada Bay Mayor Clr Angelo Tsirekas appeared in this recent TWT promotion to reduce waste in the city’s bays and the Parramatta River. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO The City of Canada Bay has received two new litter reduction grants following a promotion by The Weekly Times to reduce litter in Drummoyne, Five Dock and [...]

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