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April 26, 2021

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Hunter’s Hill Council will launch a grants program and examine ways to boost the night-time economy in support of local businesses.

The Council at its meeting tonight (Monday 26 April, 2021) endorsed the launching of a placemaking grants program for businesses with a presence in the municipality’s village centres (Boronia, Hunters Hill, Gladesville, Woolwich and Garibaldi).

The grants program has been created to support businesses in the Hunters Hill local government area following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It aims to support local businesses in making village centres successful and vibrant destinations.

Expressions of interest will be invited here for grants up to $2,500, as part of the $15,000 program.

Council also resolved tonight to engage with businesses, particularly those in hospitality in village centres, to encourage the night-time economy.

Matters for consideration and potential support may include: hours of operation; outdoor seating requirements; fast-tracking of liquor licence applications; improvements to streetscapes; public safety; and parking.

At tonight’s meeting, Council also adopted a strategy for housing the municipality’s population for the next 20 years, while prioritising protection of the area’s unique garden suburb character.

It follows public exhibition of the of the Hunters Hill Local Housing Strategy and consideration of community feedback.

The strategy is a plan for housing Hunters Hill’s population from now until 2041.

It proposes how local housing needs are to be meet and managed, while addressing dwelling targets set by the NSW Government. Local housing strategies are required to be prepared by all NSW councils to meet the requirements of the State and regional planning framework.

The strategy’s vision is for Hunters Hill to retain its predominately low scale urban form while enabling housing renewal in an identified strategic area – encouraging housing diversity, affordability and accessibility while prioritising the protection of the municipality’s significant cultural, built and natural environs and unique garden suburb character.

The adopted Hunters Hill Local Housing Strategy will be sent to the Department of Planning, Infrastructure and Environment for endorsement.

A report on a Draft Community Infrastructure Plan (Property Strategy) was received and noted, with the Council resolving to defer it at this time for further revision.

 

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

Email: jonesj@huntershill.nsw.gov.au

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Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400