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July 19, 2021

Note: as of 24 July, local government elections have been postponed until 4 December 2021. Council and its committees will now continue on serving our community for another 3 months and will not be entering into Caretaker mode until November. 

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Public feedback will be invited on concept plans for the renewal of the Gladesville town centre, following a resolution tonight (Monday 19 July, 2021) of Hunter’s Hill Council.

Draft concept plans for key sites in and around Victoria Road, including Gladesville Shopping Village, will be placed on public exhibition, and opportunities for community consultation promoted.

The draft concept plans have been prepared for the Gladesville town centre in response to community and Council concerns about the poor presentation of the town centre, variable trading performance and delayed renewal of properties.

The draft concept plans allow for additional heights but provide community benefit in terms of increased opportunities for open space, community facilities and through site links. The draft plans propose a supermarket with additional space provided for specialty shops and services. They also include residential levels above the commercial areas, which would assist Hunters Hill in meeting its housing targets as set out in the North District Plan and provide housing close to public transport and services.

Following the public exhibition, a report will be prepared for the new Council elected at the September local government elections, with recommendations for the finalisation of the Gladesville Masterplan.

It is proposed that the masterplan would be placed on public exhibition as part of the exhibition for a new Hunters Hill Local Environmental Plan (LEP).

The Council also resolved tonight to include draft Character Statements and recommendations relating to Heritage Conservation Areas across the Municipality as part of reviewing the Hunters Hill LEP and Development Control Plan.

The draft Character Statements and recommendations aim to ensure that the Hunters Hill local government area is preserved in history, heritage and character and that the existing visual amenity and beauty of the garden suburb is maintained.

Also, at tonight’s meeting the Council determined that:

  • a draft Mobile Vending Vehicle Policy and Guidelines, for the regulation of mobile food vending vehicles throughout Hunters Hill, be placed on public exhibition;
  • it works with the Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils and Local Government NSW on advocacy to ensure that no council is worse off under proposed State Government reforms to the way that the developer infrastructure contributions that help meet the needs of growing or changing communities, are levied;
  • terms of reference for future Council committees and working groups be amended to include youth representatives and opportunities for participation be promoted through local high schools;
  • Hunters Hill Day, which recognises the Municipality’s independence, be celebrated on 31 July in line with COVID-19 restrictions;
  • restoration works in Collingwood Street, following previous storm damage, progress; and
  • its End of Term Report be received.

Tonight’s was the final meeting of the present Council, ahead of local government elections scheduled for 4 September, 2021.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Jacqui Jones, Communications Officer. Phone: (02) 9879 9400

Email: jonesj@huntershill.nsw.gov.au

 

 

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