Hunters Hill exraordinary general meeting over planning powers

Hunters Hill ratepayers have been urged to attend an Extraordinary General Meeting in Hunters Hill Town Hall on Thursday 1st February, at 6.30pm.

The Extraordinary Meeting has been called to discuss Hunters Hill’s response to State Government laws which strip councillors of the right to determine local development applications.

Under the State Government laws, small scale planning will be determined by council staff with major planning decisions to be determined by a planning panel approved by the Berejiklian Government.

Phil Jenkyn OAM from the Save Hunters Hill Municipality Coalition described the laws as the greatest threat to local democracy since the government’s failed attempt to abolish Hunters Hill and merge it with Ryde and Lane Cove.

“The removal of councillors’ role to determine local developments is an attack on Hunters Hill,” he said.

“We are very firmly against this and we urge every resident who cares about local democracy and for the heritage of Hunters Hill to attend this extraordinary general meeting.”