Last Chance to make a Formal Submission on forced amalgamation of our Council

HUNTERS HILL HAPPENINGS With Mayor RICHARD QUINN

THANK YOU to all of the residents who took time to attend the Public Inquiry into the proposed merger of Hunters Hill, Lane Cove and Ryde City Councils or who have taken the time to submit a written submission to the Public Inquiry.

It is not too late to have your say on the proposed merger. Council has included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the merger proposal in the most recent Council newsletter that is being distributed this week.

This information should assist you in considering the merits of the proposal.

The newsletter is also available on Council’s website: www.huntershill.nsw.gov.au

Council strongly encourages residents to make a formal submission in writing to express your views about the amalgamation proposal.

Written submissions will be one of the most important ways for the Delegate to gather information and assess the proposal.

Submissions close 5pm this Sunday February 28 and can be submitted either online at

https://www.councilboundaryreview.nsw.gov.au/ or by mail:

Council Boundary Review, GPO Box 5341, Sydney NSW 2001.

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COUNCIL’S SOLICITORS are in receipt of a compliant Call Option Notice from Moch Pty Ltd, the owners of Gladesville Shopping Village.

As set out in the Call Option Deeds, Council is required to execute the counterpart Contract for Sale which we have now done in accordance with Council’s resolution Min No. 317/12 Ordinary Meeting 26 November 2012:

“2. The Mayor and General Manager be granted delegated authority to conclude negotiations and finalise contract documentation and affix the Seal of Council to documents where required”.

The contract was recently executed and settlement date is 4 April 2016.

On October 8, 2015 Gladesville Shopping Village (GSV) Developments lodged a planning proposal for the key site at Gladesville.

Since that time, ongoing assessment of the proposal has been undertaken by Council’s consultant, Architectus.

At this point it is anticipated that a report will be put to Council in March 2016 seeking Council’s endorsement to publicly exhibit the planning proposal.

This exhibition is desired to gauge the community’s response to the planning proposal so that the feedback received can form part of Council’s submission to the Department of Planning & Environment.

After the public exhibition of the planning proposal, another report will be put to Council detailing the results of the exhibition period and Architectus’ recommendation as to whether the planning proposal should be supported by Council.

Once a Council recommendation is adopted, then the planning proposal will be forwarded to the Department of Planning & Environment along with any other relevant information.

The Department will then make a gateway determination and if it is favourable a further exhibition process would be anticipated.

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CLEAN UP Australia Day will be held at Gladesville Reserve opposite Riverside Girls High on Sunday March 6 from 9am to 11am.

Business Clean Up Day will be held at Gladesville Village Centre meeting at the Cowell Street car park (at the entrance to Gladesville Shopping Village on Tuesday March 1 from 9am to 11am.

In addition 1st Boronia Scouts are participating in Clean Up Australia Day at Boronia Park on Sunday March 6 from 8.30am to 11.30am.

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 ON FRIDAY March 4 we will be celebrating the biggest National Ride2School Day ever.

More than 350,000scoot or skate to school.

In the 1970s 80% of Australian school children rode or walked to school, today only 20% ride or walk, the rest travel by car or bus.

The Ride2School Day is an effort to reverse this trend. Check with your local school to see if they are participating in this event or go to www.bicyclenetwork.com.au for more information.

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SENIORS CAN enjoy a range of activities and events during the March and April Seniors Festival in Hunters Hill.

The festival provides seniors with an opportunity to learn, connect with and enjoy activities happening in the local community.

Some of the highlights on offer this year include:

• Learn how to download free e-books on March 16

• Join us on a heritage harbour cruise on-board the “Waratah” on 18 March

• Enjoy the ever popular Seniors Morning Tea and Concert on March 23

• Brush up your important first aid skills at a CPR course on April 6.

• Learn about the current types of scams targeting older people and some tips to protect yourself on April 7.

If you would like further information on these events or any of the other events on offer for seniors during March and April please contact Council for a copy of the Seniors Events booklet Ph. 9879 9400 or view Councils website www.huntershill.nsw.gov.au

It is recommended that you book early as many of the events fill quickly.

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 PLEASE BE advised of the commencement of the fox control program in Boronia Park Reserve, Buffalo Creek Reserve, Riverglade Reserve, Gladesville Reserve, Kellys Bush and

Clarkes Point.

The aim of this program is to protect the flora and fauna habitat of the reserves and the quality of the playing fields.

Boronia Park, Buffalo Creek Reserve, Riverglade Reserve, Gladesville Reserve, Kellys Bush, and Clarkes Point is now closed Sunday to Wednesday nights to people and domestic animals from 11pm to 6am until Wednesday March 2.

Please ensure your safety and the safety of your pets (dogs & cats) by not entering the reserves at these times.

Your co-operation in keeping your pets out of bushland areas is essential. Also please advise Council of any fox sightings during this period. For further information  contact Hunters Hill Council on 9879 9420.

 

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