Council will provide details of notifications from time to time.

Environmental Service Group (ESG) on behalf of Property & Development NSW (PDNSW) will commence the proposed remediation works at 7-11 Nelson Parade, Hunters Hill (Application Number 08_0008). Environmental Service Group will be commencing the early works on 13 September 2021 as stated within the Project Approval. Should you have any questions or require any further clarification, please feel free to contact Scott Burrows on 9289 6559.

The project will be completed in 2022.

Council is undertaking multiple footpath restoration works within the local area, anticipated to commence from the 9 September 2021, weather and lockdown permitting.

The works will include reconstruction and restoration in parts of the asphalt footpath to improve safety and overall aesthetics.

The scope of works will include:

Location 
Avenue RoadFrom Joubert Street to Figtree Road (left side)
Blaxland StreetFrom High Street to Barons Crescent (right side)
Ferdinand StreetFrom Woolwich Road to Muirbank Avenue (right side)
Ferry StreetFrom Woolwich Road to Muirbank Avenue (right side)
Futuna StreetFrom Crescent Street to end of the road (left side)
Woolwich RoadFrom Passey Avenue to Wybalena Road (right side)

The anticipated works are to be completed by mid-November 2021, however this is subject to change based on weather conditions.

Workers are expected, and trusted by Council, to provide the utmost respect in their works for the local infrastructure, residents, and the environment around them.

Council appreciates your cooperation throughout these works.

Should you have any concerns or questions you can contact Customer Service on 9879 9400.

Hunter’s Hill Council is undertaking multiple footpath restoration works within the local area and are anticipated to commence from the 31st August 2021 weather and lockdown permitting.

The works will include:

  • Reconstruction and restoration in parts of the concrete footpath to improve safety and overall aesthetics.

The location of works will include:

  • Victoria Road: From Junction St to Sunnyside Road (left side). This will be a NIGHT WORKS JOB so ensure safety of the works performing works there. It is simply too dangerous to work this site during the day.
  • The Point Road: From Valentia Street to Mount Morris Street (left side)
  • Mary Street: In front of ‘Holy Name of Mary’ Church, from the beginning of the loop to the end of the loop.

The anticipated works are to be completed by mid-November 2021, however this is subject to change based on weather conditions.

Workers are expected, and trusted by Council, to provide the utmost respect in their works for the local infrastructure, residents, and the environment around them. Council appreciates your cooperation throughout these works. Should you have any concerns or questions you can contact Customer Service on 9879 9400.

Hunter’s Hill Council would like to advise that there is planned upgrade works scheduled for the start of September 2021 between the properties 31 – 43 Ryde Road, Hunters Hill.

The project will involve an upgrade of the stormwater system, kerb and gutter and resurfacing of the roadway (inside lane). As part of this there will be instances that some sections of driveways will need to be replaced, residents affected will be notified separately closer to the start date.

Even though the commencement date has been set there could be potentially some delays due to the Weather, COVID restriction changes by the State Government, or any other force majeure.

Work will generally be performed between the hours of 7:00am and 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday. However, there may be instances that we will require to work outside these hours due to unforeseen circumstances.

Council apologises for any inconvenience these works may cause and would like to thank you for your patience during construction.

Should you have any further enquiries please contact Council’s Asset Engineering Officer, Chris Azzi (02 9879 9418)

As at 21 July 2021.

For more information see the Flying-Fox Camp Management Plan project page.

ActionPhaseProposed startActual CompletedFurther actionEvidence
Engage a (Ecological Consultants Australia Pty Ltd) to provide expert input in the Management Planpre planningJan-18
Jan-18
Jan-18
Ecological Consultants Australia prepared the CMP
Community Consultation round 1, online survey
pre planningJun-18
Jun-18
Jun-18
Jun-21
111 online, 49 household, 49 park and 85 second online surveys. Another online survey was commissioned in June 2021 and will close on Friday 23 July.
Community Consultation round 2, online survey - exhibitions
pre planningJul-19
Jul-19
Aug-19
17 public submissions received
Tarban Creek Flying Fox Camp Management Plan approved by Council
pre planningMar-20
Aug-20
Aug-20
Council adopted CMP
HHC successfully applied for a Local Government NSW grant to implement some actions
pre planningAug-19
Aug-19
Mar-20
LGNSW Grant acquitted
Arborist engaged to review trees for trim or removal
extra
Sep-19
Sep-19
Sep-19
Arborist inspected trees along reserve boundaries Richmond Crescent and Manning Road
We applied and were granted a licence to remove 2 Camphor laurels approved by an arborist (level 2 action) and we replaced with Banksias to limit their spread, completed DPIE.
extra
Sep-19
Sep-19
Sep-19
Two Camphor laurels removed and replaced with two Banksias adjacent to the Manning Road carpark
Some residents have taken up the option offered by letter to residents for odour/ screening and masking plants, that have been ordered and will be delivered shortly
level 1
Oct-20
Apr-21
Apr-21
Plants have been ordered and delivered 22 April 2021. It was difficult to source appropriate plants hence the delay.
Community education and awareness is ongoing. Council has updated Councils Grey-headed Flying-fox webpage. A workshop was proposed at the Priory and a date to be determined
level 1
Aug-20
Aug-20
Ongoing
Council's Flying-fox webpage which includes information on living with flying-foxes and links to the NSW Health webpage on flying-foxes and diseases.
Routine camp management e.g. trimming overhanging branches from pathways will be done in winter when the Flying-foxes are be absent or numbers are very low
level 1
Jul-21
Ongoing
Council will reassess opportunity to trim or remove vegetation shortly.
Bush regeneration contractors are removing weedy understorey along the slopes as part of their annual contract. The strategy is to leave a strip of weedy understorey along the creek line to move Flying-foxes away from the boundaries and into the creek line
level 1
Aug-19
Sep-19
Ongoing
Weedy understorey has been limited to the creekline to encourage Flying-foxes away from reserve boundaries
Council to provide factual information on living near FF camps.
level 1
Jun-18
Jun-18
Ongoing
Council's Flying-fox webpage and brochures distributed during community consultation surveys.
Specifically on disease, as it was a top community concern
level 1
Jun-18
Jun-18
Ongoing
Links to NSW Health webpage on Flying-foxes and disease on Councils website and information sheet distrubuted during community consultation surveys
Council host Walks and Talks at least annually covering all aspects of ecology of the park including the FF.
level 1
Dec-17
Dec-17
Ongoing
Bat talk held December 2017 and further workshop planned.
Continue with routine maintenance.
level 1
Ongoing
Council staff continue with routine reserve maintenance.
Identify priority areas for planted vegetation – away from dwellings but within camp vicinity
level 1
Mar-20
Mar-20
Buffer plantings of low vegetation installed along Richmond Crescent and rainforest plants along the creekline with grant funds.
Implement immediately, seek advice from ecologists for planting opportunities, species, costs, maintenance.
level 1
Mar-20
Mar-20
Advice sought. There is limited opportunity for further planted vegetation at the location, except for planting native grasses and low groundcovers to the reserve pathway as per Riverglade Reserve PoM. 140 Rainforest species planted along the creekline.
Develop action plan - Alternative habitat design, location, implementation strategy.
level 1
Mar-20
Mar-20
Artficial roosts such as old telegraph poles in the reserve have been proposed by the consultant. A REF and grant funding would be required.
Build on existing guidelines as required.
level 1
Ongoing
Council staff continue to be guided by Flying-fox Camp Management Code of Practice 2018 and NSW Flying-fox Camp Management Policy 2015.
Research should be implemented in conjunction with other management actions such as; alternative habitat creation and provision of artificial roosting habitat.
level 1
Mar-21
Ongoing
Council open to contributing in-kind to Flying-fox research. Installation of automatic irrigation system will be monitored for impact on Flying-fox camp and native vegetation.
Council can provide in-kind contribution to research. External funding from public and/or private organisations would be required for council to facilitate this option internally.
level 1
Mar-21
Ongoing
Council open to contributing in-kind to Flying-fox research.
Consider any proposed re-zoning within 100m of the camp.
level 1
N/A
There is no opportunity for rezoning. Church land is E2 zoning along the foreshore.
Recommendations for appropriate mitigation provisions in DAs.
level 1
Mar-21
Ongoing
Require discussion with development section of Council to include provisions in updated DCP.
Level 2
Investigate and develop options paper for managing and reducing roost trees adjoining residence – ensure no net loss of habitat.
level 2
May-21
May-21
Vegetation trimming and removal is likely to be approved in winter months when FFs are absent or in low numbers.
Seek approval from DPIE for level two actions
level 2
Apr-21
Apr-21
18/05/2021
Report to DPIE for level 1 actions has been submitted. Threatened Species Licence received with conditions for implementing use of sprinklers along Richmond Crescent i.e. level 2 action.
Investigate and develop action plan – identify buffers to be used and priority residence identified.
level 2
Mar-21
Mar-21
Jun-21
Action plan developed for use of automatic sprinklers along Richmond Crescent. Council has sought advice from DPIE and engaged successful irrigation contractor. Installation commenced 26 May and completed 11 June 2021.
Actions may form part of external funding - i.e. buffer
trials and/or research
level 2
Jul-21
May-21
Ongoing
Regular meetings held with DPIE staff and seeking advice from other Councils with Flying-fox camps. DPIE funding received to install automatic sprinkler system along Richmond Crescent.
Level 3
Investigate and develop action plan for when trigger point is reached.
level 3
Mar-21
Mar-21
OngoingInvestigation and action planning is ongoing.
Implement level one and two actions prior
level 3
Sep-19
Sep-19
Level 1 actions have been considered and most implemented to date. Other level 2 actions e.g. vegetation trimming and/or removal are currently being considered.
Not recommended and it would require State and
Federal government approval.
level 3
2022 +
Advice sought from DPIE on likely approvals and licencing for management action options. Currently Council must consider and implement where feasible, all level 2 actions before applying for a threatened species licence for level 3 actions e.g. noise
Often ineffectivelevel 3
2022 +
70% of cases active dispersal doesn't work or Flying-foxes move within 1 km of the original site
Option if other camps form in the Council arealevel 3
2022 +
No new camps formed to date
Securing funding and identify potential areas for where
FF camps may naturally establish.
level 3
Jul-20
Jul-20
Jul-20
Potential habitat mapping has been completed and Council has received some external funds from DPIE and LGNSW.
HHC General Manager advocates in writing to DPIE to move to Phase 3extra
Mar-21
May-21
May-21
Mayor has written to the Minister requesting assistance to move the level 3 actions

Advice of upcoming temporary traffic and parking changes to facilitate the remediation of sites in Nelson Parade.

Our Council is working with the NSW Government on a traffic management plan as part of the broader State-led project to remove contaminated waste from properties at 7-11 Nelson Parade.

The properties are contaminated because of previous industrial activities that operated on the site in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Property NSW has been granted planning approval to proceed with its remediation plans, including the offsite disposal of contaminated material at a licensed facility in Idaho, USA.

A traffic management plan outlines the route that vehicles will take when establishing the site, removing the contaminated waste and during demobilisation from the site. The entry and exit route to and from the site is: Burns Bay Road, Church Street, Alexandra Street, Ferry Street, Woolwich Road, Gladstone Avenue, Prince George Parade and Nelson Parade.

The traffic generated by the project will be limited, however parking changes will be required to ensure that trucks are able to pass through the route unimpeded.

It is expected that there will be three loaded trucks departing the site each day, with the first departing at about 7.30am – 8am and the last leaving by about 2pm – 2.30pm. The project team estimates that it will take approximately 7 – 13 months to complete the project.

In order to facilitate the movement of construction vehicles, the traffic management plan proposes that a number of changes be made to the local parking restrictions from Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm and Saturday 8am to 1pm for the duration of the project. (See the map below).

Access to properties along the route will be maintained during the works. Traffic control will be in place to manage truck access into and out of the site.

To help minimise disruption to parking near residences and schools, a temporary parking site is proposed in Weil Park.

The project team is aiming to start work as soon as possible (potentially July), following the approval of all of the relevant management plans.

Proposed temporary parking restrictions

If you require further information, please contact William Tai at Property NSW on 0410 539 269.

An intergenerational workout space is coming to Boronia Oval in the next fortnight.

It follows a participation opportunity in late 2020 in which we asked our community about the style of exercise equipment you would like to see.

The 2020 Plan of Management for Boronia Park provides for outdoor exercise equipment to be installed at Boronia Park, near the netball courts.

About 50 mature trees will be planted in Riverglade Reserve in the week starting 7 June 2021.

This work has been funded by the Department of Planning’s Greening Our City grant program.

Trees that will be planted include Melaleuca (Snow in Summer), Waterhousea (Weeping Lilly Pilly) and Lophostemon (Brush Box).

The Riverglade Reserve Plan of Management Landscape Concept Plan identified the need for increased tree canopy along the shared pathway and proposed playground to provide additional shade and habitat in the reserve.

The following is an update on work being undertaking to manage Flying-foxes in the Tarban Creek area.

Council recently received a Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) grant to install an automatic irrigation system along Richmond Crescent to deter Flying-foxes from the bushland edge and foraging in adjacent residential properties.

The aim of the automatic irrigation system is to gradually nudge Flying-foxes from the bushland edge downslope into the creek line vegetation.

This action is part of our Tarban Creek Flying-fox Camp Management Plan, which provides for buffers without vegetation removal, and follows successful trials in other areas, such as Camelia Gardens in the Sutherland Shire.

The Richmond Crescent sprinklers are being installed at the top of 40-millimetre diameter black powder coated steel posts, and once installed will be about six metres high.

There will be six posts with about 15 metres spacing. High density poly pipe will be installed within the steel poles to minimise damage or vandalism.

Battery timers will be installed for each post and will have a number of different start times per day. Sprinklers will initially be trialled with a 180-degree angle into the bush, for five minutes every two to three hours, commencing at dawn and won’t operate overnight.

The irrigation system will not be used during the Flying-fox pre- and post-birthing season (August to January). Council staff will monitor for young before and after this period.

It is anticipated that the irrigation system will be fully operational from February to May 2022, during the mating season when the noise, smell and density of Flying-foxes has the greatest impact on the adjoining residential properties.

Council staff, with the advice of local wildlife groups (Sydney Wildlife and WIRES), will monitor the impact on the Flying-fox camp and native vegetation as per DPIE conditions and guidelines when sprinklers are on and off.

It is anticipated that monitoring will be conducted for a 12-month period after which time the use of the irrigation system will be reviewed.

Council has received approval from Sydney Water and a threatened species licence for the automatic irrigation system.

For more information on the Flying-Fox Camp Management Plan, please visit: www.huntershill.nsw.gov.au/flying-fox-camp-management-plan

Notification of road works, Campbell Drive, Gladesville, 21 – 24 May.

As indicated on the site plan (pictured below) a section of the road will be blocked from Thursday night to allow access for contractors to start work on Friday 21 May at 6am.

Works are expected to be complete by Friday night, however the road will need to stay closed for the weekend an is scheduled to re-open on Monday morning 24 May.

Filming will take place at Clarkes Point on Friday 21 May.

The parking area will be unavailable during this time.

See map of area (below):

We wish to advise of drainage works that will be undertaken on behalf of Council in the near future across Hunters Hill.

The aim of the works it to improve the safety, quality and condition of the drainage that leads to pits near properties.

The scope of the works includes:

  • Relining the drainage with a sock-like layer on the inside of the pits. This will be done by feeding this material through one pit and collecting it from a pit on the other side.
  • A minimally invasive job that will work within the pit limits and is not expected to have a significant impact on residents.
  • As part of the process of curing and drying the material that is fed through the pits, heat may be rising out of the pits, however this will be controlled by professionals tending to this on site at all times

The works will be undertaken by Downer EDI, contracted to Council.

Works are estimated to start around mid-June and may potentially cause some minor traffic congestion at times. Traffic management professionals will be on site to assist in minimising the impact.

I would like to make myself available if you have any feedback, and would welcome your call on 9879 9418. Alternatively, you can reach me via email: servicedelivery@huntershill.nsw.gov.au.

Christopher Azzi

PROJECT MANAGER

13 May 2021:

A new order, Environmental Planning and Assessment (COVID-19 Development—Construction Work Days) Order 2021, has been gazetted.  The purpose of this Order is to change the commencement date of the previous Order from 19 May 2021 to 7 June 2021.

From 7 June 2021, construction work days and hours will return to those set out in a development consent or hours permitted under the Codes SEPP for certain types of complying development. Construction will no longer be able to take place on Sunday or public holidays, unless specifically permitted in a development consent.

10 May 2021:

An update on the status of the Environmental Planning and Assessment (COVID-19 Development – Construction Work Days) Order 2020.

In March 2020 the NSW Government introduced the Environmental Planning and Assessment (COVID-19 Development – Construction Work Days) Order 2020, allowing weekday construction site operating hours to be extended to weekends and public holidays to ensure workers could practice social distancing without a loss of productivity or jobs.

This Order was originally for a period of 12 months, but was extended in March 2021.

Now, the Minister has signed Environmental Planning and Assessment (COVID-19 Development—Construction Work Days) Order (No 1) 2021 which revokes the Construction Work Days Order.

The new Order will commence in 14 days. Once the Order commences, construction work days and hours will return to those set out in a development consent, or hours permitted under the Codes SEPP (7am – 5pm, Monday to Saturday) for certain types of complying development. Construction will no longer be able to take place on Sunday or public holidays, unless specifically permitted in a development consent.

As there are no health orders that are currently in place that mandate social distancing on work sites, the Order allowing weekday construction site operating hours to be extended to weekends and public holidays has been revoked by the Environmental Planning and Assessment (COVID-19 Development – Construction Work Days) Order (No.1) 2021, commencing on 18 May 2021.

Therefore, from Tuesday 18 May 2021 construction site operating hours on weekends and public holidays will again be restricted in accordance with conditions of the Development Consent or Complying Development Certificate for the development.

We wish to advise of proposed works to install a new stormwater system and upgrade streetscapes along Ryde Road.

The purpose of this project is to address the poor condition of the stormwater system that is currently causing minor flooding events.

The scope of the works will include addressing the flood issue by installing a new stormwater system and upgrading the surrounding streetscapes.

Please find design drawings below, as well of precedent images of the style of works proposed.

If you would like to provide feedback, please do so by 10 May, 2021.

For further information in relation to the project, or to provide feedback, please contact me at badaranim@huntershill.nsw.gov.au or on 9879 9400.

Yours sincerely,

Mohamad Badarani
MANAGER ASSETS AND DESIGN

Ryde Road stormwater and streetscapes upgrade drawings

Precedent images

Before

After

Property NSW, now part of Property & Development NSW, has been granted planning approval to proceed with its remediation plans for the Old Radium Hill Refinery site at Nelson Parade, Hunters Hill, including the offsite disposal of contaminated material at a licensed facility in Idaho, USA.

This remediation approach received overwhelming support from Hunter’s Hill Council and the Hunters Hill community and will solve a century-old contamination issue created by the private sector.

Excavation works are expected to start by mid-2021, with remediation works expected to take 13 months to complete.

The health and safety of the community will be the number one priority during site remediation works and the transportation of material.

An Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) representative will be onsite to supervise the excavation and packing of the contaminated material into sealed bags and containers prior to transport to the USA.

Once onsite excavation works begin, dust monitoring reports will be regularly published on the NSW Planning Industry and Environment webpage, along with other project updates and relevant reports.

Nelson Parade residents will also continue to be kept up to date directly as the project progresses.

Copy of notification to residents:

As part of our commitment to improving local infrastructure, please be advised of a scheduled tree removal of a Ficus Microcarpa Hillii Tree on the corner of Wybalena and Fern road, Hunters Hill.

The tree removal will be commencing 23/4/2021, weather permitting. This tree is required for removal due to signs of splitting in the trunk and decay throughout the trunk base.

These initial works will involve:

  • Tree Removal
  • Stump Grinding

Due to the location of the tree and its size, Councils contractors will have traffic controllers on site from 7:30am and will have to close the road during the removal so that they can work safely, they will also have a crane on site to help with the removal. I understand this may cause some inconvenience for you and we appreciate your understanding at this time.

Please be advised this may affect access to your property, however every endeavour will be made by Councils contractor to minimise disruptions and inconvenience for the local residents. You are advised to remove your vehicle from your driveway prior to the work commencing as Wybalena Road will be closed at the intersection of St Malo Avenue, this is to ensure accessibility to your vehicle is not affected.

If you have any further questions regarding this please contact Customer Service on 9879 9400.

Yours sincerely,

Matthew Vidmar

Parks and Landscape Coordinator

Update – 24 June 2021: the COVID testing clinic has been extended to December.

A COVID testing clinic is soon to begin operating from Boronia Park.

From 26 April, the drive-through clinic will be located in Princes Street.

It will be run by Clinical Labs for a two-month period.

The clinic will be held under an 8metre x 6metre marquee and a small container will be kept on site.

The opening hours for this testing clinic are 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 12noon on Saturdays.

For more information please contact customerservice@huntershill.nsw.gov.au or 9879 9400.

Scheduled works in Gaza Avenue are to be undertaken on behalf of Council.

This project is in response to matters that arose following previous works in Gaza Avenue in November-December 2020.

The aim of the upcoming works is to improve the safety, quality and condition of Gaza Avenue.

Works include:

  • Re-asphalting the parking bays to meet a better standard.
  • Sandblasting the roll kerbs for grip purposes.
  • Changing all pit lids to a heel safe grate so they are safer to walk on.

The cost of the works will be undertaken by KK Civil, contracted to Council.

Works are estimated to start from 29 April and may cause some traffic congestion at times. Traffic management professionals will be on site to assist in minimising the impact.

I would like to make myself available if you have any feedback, and would welcome your call on 9879 9418. Alternatively, you can reach me via email servicedelivery@huntershill.nsw.gov.au.

Christopher Azzi

PROJECT MANAGER

Grey-headed Flying-foxes are important pollinators and seed dispersers. They will travel large distances often up to 30km from their camp to forage. Grey-headed Flying-fox numbers fluctuate annually and seasonally as they migrate in response to the seasonal availability of food resources. The noise and smell is related to their behaviour at the moment i.e. mainly males are defending territories throughout the night. This noise is likely to be reduced from around mid-May.

The Grey-headed Flying-foxes are listed as a threatened species both state wide and nationally. Therefore Council must prepare a Camp Management Plan before undertaking any management actions. In August 2020 Council adopted a Camp Management Plan for the Tarban Creek Grey-headed Flying-fox camp and engaged Ecological Consultants Australia Pty Ltd to provide expert input into the Plan. Extensive community consultation was undertaken and there were 111 responses to the online survey, 49 household surveys adjoining Riverglade Reserve, 99 in park surveys, 85 responses to a second online flying-fox engage survey (where the community  ranked management options) and 17 submissions received from public exhibition period in July-August 2019.

Level one actions identified in table 1.0a page 2 from the Tarban Creek Flying Fox Camp Management Plan (CMP) are currently being implemented.

Grey-headed Flying-fox pose no health risks unless you are bitten or scratched, so never directly handle them. The risk of animals’ transmitting disease to humans is extremely low.  Coming into contact with faecal matter or urine will not transmit diseases and apply basic hygiene measures.

Below is detail of the progress on the action plan at Friday 7 May 2021

 

Action Phase Proposed start Actual Completed Evidence
Engage a (Ecological Consultants Australia Pty Ltd) to provide expert input in the Management Plan pre planning Jan-18 Jan-18 Jan-18 Ecological Consultants Australia prepared the CMP
Community Consultation round 1, online survey pre planning Jun-18 Jun-18 Jun-18 111 online, 49 household, 49 park and 85 second online surveys
Community Consultation round 2, online survey – exhibitions pre planning Jul-19 Jul-19 Aug-19 17 public submissions received
Tarban Creek Flying Fox Camp Management Plan approved by Council pre planning Mar-20 Aug-20 Aug-20 Council adopted CMP
HHC successfully applied for a Local Government NSW grant to implement some actions pre planning Aug-19 Aug-19 Mar-20 LGNSW Grant acquitted
Arborist engaged to review trees for trim or removal extra Sep-19 Sep-19 Sep-19 Arborist inspected trees along reserve boundaries Richmond Crescent and Manning Road
We applied and were granted a licence to remove 2 Camphor laurels approved by an arborist (level 2 action) and we replaced with Banksias to limit their spread, completed DPIE. extra Sep-19 Sep-19 Sep-19 Two Camphor laurels removed and replaced with two Banksias adjacent to the Manning Road carpark
Some residents have taken up the option offered by letter to residents for odour/ screening and masking plants, that have been ordered and will be delivered shortly level 1 Oct-20 Apr-21 Apr-21 Plants have been ordered and delivered 22 April 2021. It was difficult to source appropriate plants hence the delay.
Community education and awareness is ongoing. Council has updated Councils Grey-headed Flying-fox webpage. A workshop was proposed at the Priory and a date to be determined level 1 Aug-20 Aug-20 Ongoing Councils Flying-fox webpage which includes information on living with flying-foxes and links to the NSW Health webpage on flying-foxes and diseases.
Routine camp management e.g. trimming overhanging branches from pathways will be done in winter when the Flying-foxes are be absent or numbers are very low level 1 Jul-21 Ongoing Council will reassess opportunity to trim or remove vegetation shortly.
Bush regeneration contractors are removing weedy understorey along the slopes as part of their annual contract.  The strategy is to leave a strip of weedy understorey along the creek line to move Flying-foxes away from the boundaries and into the creek line level 1 Aug-19 Sep-19 Ongoing Weedy understorey has been limited to the creekline to encourage Flying-foxes away from reserve boundaries
Council to provide factual information on living near FF camps. level 1 Jun-18 Jun-18 Ongoing Councils Flying-fox webpage and brochures distributed during community consultation surveys.
Specifically on disease, as it was a top community concern level 1 Jun-18 Jun-18 Ongoing Links to NSW Health webpage on Flying-foxes and disease on Councils website and information sheet distrubuted during community consultation surveys
Council host Walks and Talks at least annually covering all aspects of ecology of the park including the FF. level 1 Dec-17 Dec-17 Ongoing Bat talk held December 2017 and further workshop planned.
Continue with routine maintenance. level 1 Ongoing Council staff continue with routine reserve maintenance.
Identify priority areas for planted vegetation – away from dwellings but within camp vicinity level 1 Mar-20 Mar-20 Buffer plantings of low vegetation installed along Richmond Crescent and rainforest plants along the creekline with grant funds.
Implement immediately, seek advice from ecologists for planting opportunities, species, costs, maintenance. level 1 Mar-20 Mar-20 Advice sought. There is limited opportunity for further planted vegetation at the location, except for planting native grasses and low groundcovers to the reserve pathway as per Riverglade Reserve PoM. 140 Rainforest species planted along the creekline.
Develop action plan – Alternative habitat design, location, implementation strategy. level 1 Mar-20 Mar-20 Artficial roosts such as old telegraph poles in the reserve have been proposed by the consultant. A REF and grant funding would be required.
Build on existing guidelines as required. level 1 Ongoing Council staff continue to be guided by Flying-fox Camp Management Code of Practice 2018 and NSW Flying-fox Camp Management Policy 2015.
Research should be implemented in conjunction with other management actions such as; alternative habitat creation and provision of artificial roosting habitat. level 1 Mar-21 Ongoing Council open to contributing in-kind to Flying-fox research
Council can provide in-kind contribution to research. External funding from public and/or private organisations would be required for council to facilitate this option internally. level 1 Mar-21 Ongoing Council open to contributing in-kind to Flying-fox research
Consider any proposed re-zoning within 100m of the camp. level 1 N/A There is no opportunity for rezoning. Church land is E2 zoning along the foreshore.
Recommendations for appropriate mitigation provisions in DAs. level 1 Mar-21 Apr-21 Require discussion with development section of Council to include provisions in updated DCP.
Level 2
Investigate and develop options paper for managing and reducing roost trees adjoining residence – ensure no net loss of habitat. level 2 May-21 Vegetation trimming and removal is likely to be approved in winter months when FFs are absent or in low numbers.
Seek approval from DPIE for level two actions level 2 Apr-21 Apr-21 Report to DPIE for level 1 actions has been prepared excluding finalisation of schedule of works for level 2 actions.
Investigate and develop action plan – identify buffers to be used and priority residence identified. level 2 Mar-21 Mar-21 Action plan being developed for use of canopy mounted sprinklers along reserve boundaries. Council has sought advice and quotes from irrigation contractors.
Actions may form part of external funding – i.e. buffer
trials and/or research
level 2 Jul-21 Regular meetings held with DPIE staff and seeking advice from other Councils with Flying-fox camps and potential funding from DPIE.
Level 3
Investigate and develop action plan for when trigger point is reached. level 3 Mar-21 Mar-21 Investigation and action planning has commenced. Quotes sought from irrigation contractors and application and licence submitted to DPIE for grant funding.
Implement level one and two actions prior level 3 2022 +
Not recommended and it would require State and
Federal government approval.
level 3 2022 + Currently seeking advice on likely approvals and licencing for management action options.
Often ineffective. level 3 2022 + 70% of cases active dispersal doesn’t work or Flying-foxes move within 1 km of the original site
Option if other camps form in the Council area. level 3 2022 + No new camps formed to date
Securing funding and identify potential areas for where
FF camps may naturally establish.
level 3 Jul-20 Jul-20 Potential habitat mapping has been completed and Council currently seeking external funds
HHC General Manager advocates in writing to DPIE to move to Phase 3 extra Mar-21

If you have any further questions, please contact Jacqui Vollmer, Bushland Management Officer on 9879 9439

Council is undertaking multiple footpath restoration works within the local area, anticipated to commence from the 9 September 2021, weather and lockdown permitting.

The works will include reconstruction and restoration in parts of the asphalt footpath to improve safety and overall aesthetics.

The scope of works will include:

Location 
Avenue RoadFrom Joubert Street to Figtree Road (left side)
Blaxland StreetFrom High Street to Barons Crescent (right side)
Ferdinand StreetFrom Woolwich Road to Muirbank Avenue (right side)
Ferry StreetFrom Woolwich Road to Muirbank Avenue (right side)
Futuna StreetFrom Crescent Street to end of the road (left side)
Woolwich RoadFrom Passey Avenue to Wybalena Road (right side)

The anticipated works are to be completed by mid-November 2021, however this is subject to change based on weather conditions.

Workers are expected, and trusted by Council, to provide the utmost respect in their works for the local infrastructure, residents, and the environment around them.

Council appreciates your cooperation throughout these works.

Should you have any concerns or questions you can contact Customer Service on 9879 9400.

Hunter’s Hill Council is undertaking multiple footpath restoration works within the local area and are anticipated to commence from the 31st August 2021 weather and lockdown permitting.

The works will include:

  • Reconstruction and restoration in parts of the concrete footpath to improve safety and overall aesthetics.

The location of works will include:

  • Victoria Road: From Junction St to Sunnyside Road (left side). This will be a NIGHT WORKS JOB so ensure safety of the works performing works there. It is simply too dangerous to work this site during the day.
  • The Point Road: From Valentia Street to Mount Morris Street (left side)
  • Mary Street: In front of ‘Holy Name of Mary’ Church, from the beginning of the loop to the end of the loop.

The anticipated works are to be completed by mid-November 2021, however this is subject to change based on weather conditions.

Workers are expected, and trusted by Council, to provide the utmost respect in their works for the local infrastructure, residents, and the environment around them. Council appreciates your cooperation throughout these works. Should you have any concerns or questions you can contact Customer Service on 9879 9400.

Hunter’s Hill Council would like to advise that there is planned upgrade works scheduled for the start of September 2021 between the properties 31 – 43 Ryde Road, Hunters Hill.

The project will involve an upgrade of the stormwater system, kerb and gutter and resurfacing of the roadway (inside lane). As part of this there will be instances that some sections of driveways will need to be replaced, residents affected will be notified separately closer to the start date.

Even though the commencement date has been set there could be potentially some delays due to the Weather, COVID restriction changes by the State Government, or any other force majeure.

Work will generally be performed between the hours of 7:00am and 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday. However, there may be instances that we will require to work outside these hours due to unforeseen circumstances.

Council apologises for any inconvenience these works may cause and would like to thank you for your patience during construction.

Should you have any further enquiries please contact Council’s Asset Engineering Officer, Chris Azzi (02 9879 9418)

As at 21 July 2021.

For more information see the Flying-Fox Camp Management Plan project page.

ActionPhaseProposed startActual CompletedFurther actionEvidence
Engage a (Ecological Consultants Australia Pty Ltd) to provide expert input in the Management Planpre planningJan-18
Jan-18
Jan-18
Ecological Consultants Australia prepared the CMP
Community Consultation round 1, online survey
pre planningJun-18
Jun-18
Jun-18
Jun-21
111 online, 49 household, 49 park and 85 second online surveys. Another online survey was commissioned in June 2021 and will close on Friday 23 July.
Community Consultation round 2, online survey - exhibitions
pre planningJul-19
Jul-19
Aug-19
17 public submissions received
Tarban Creek Flying Fox Camp Management Plan approved by Council
pre planningMar-20
Aug-20
Aug-20
Council adopted CMP
HHC successfully applied for a Local Government NSW grant to implement some actions
pre planningAug-19
Aug-19
Mar-20
LGNSW Grant acquitted
Arborist engaged to review trees for trim or removal
extra
Sep-19
Sep-19
Sep-19
Arborist inspected trees along reserve boundaries Richmond Crescent and Manning Road
We applied and were granted a licence to remove 2 Camphor laurels approved by an arborist (level 2 action) and we replaced with Banksias to limit their spread, completed DPIE.
extra
Sep-19
Sep-19
Sep-19
Two Camphor laurels removed and replaced with two Banksias adjacent to the Manning Road carpark
Some residents have taken up the option offered by letter to residents for odour/ screening and masking plants, that have been ordered and will be delivered shortly
level 1
Oct-20
Apr-21
Apr-21
Plants have been ordered and delivered 22 April 2021. It was difficult to source appropriate plants hence the delay.
Community education and awareness is ongoing. Council has updated Councils Grey-headed Flying-fox webpage. A workshop was proposed at the Priory and a date to be determined
level 1
Aug-20
Aug-20
Ongoing
Council's Flying-fox webpage which includes information on living with flying-foxes and links to the NSW Health webpage on flying-foxes and diseases.
Routine camp management e.g. trimming overhanging branches from pathways will be done in winter when the Flying-foxes are be absent or numbers are very low
level 1
Jul-21
Ongoing
Council will reassess opportunity to trim or remove vegetation shortly.
Bush regeneration contractors are removing weedy understorey along the slopes as part of their annual contract. The strategy is to leave a strip of weedy understorey along the creek line to move Flying-foxes away from the boundaries and into the creek line
level 1
Aug-19
Sep-19
Ongoing
Weedy understorey has been limited to the creekline to encourage Flying-foxes away from reserve boundaries
Council to provide factual information on living near FF camps.
level 1
Jun-18
Jun-18
Ongoing
Council's Flying-fox webpage and brochures distributed during community consultation surveys.
Specifically on disease, as it was a top community concern
level 1
Jun-18
Jun-18
Ongoing
Links to NSW Health webpage on Flying-foxes and disease on Councils website and information sheet distrubuted during community consultation surveys
Council host Walks and Talks at least annually covering all aspects of ecology of the park including the FF.
level 1
Dec-17
Dec-17
Ongoing
Bat talk held December 2017 and further workshop planned.
Continue with routine maintenance.
level 1
Ongoing
Council staff continue with routine reserve maintenance.
Identify priority areas for planted vegetation – away from dwellings but within camp vicinity
level 1
Mar-20
Mar-20
Buffer plantings of low vegetation installed along Richmond Crescent and rainforest plants along the creekline with grant funds.
Implement immediately, seek advice from ecologists for planting opportunities, species, costs, maintenance.
level 1
Mar-20
Mar-20
Advice sought. There is limited opportunity for further planted vegetation at the location, except for planting native grasses and low groundcovers to the reserve pathway as per Riverglade Reserve PoM. 140 Rainforest species planted along the creekline.
Develop action plan - Alternative habitat design, location, implementation strategy.
level 1
Mar-20
Mar-20
Artficial roosts such as old telegraph poles in the reserve have been proposed by the consultant. A REF and grant funding would be required.
Build on existing guidelines as required.
level 1
Ongoing
Council staff continue to be guided by Flying-fox Camp Management Code of Practice 2018 and NSW Flying-fox Camp Management Policy 2015.
Research should be implemented in conjunction with other management actions such as; alternative habitat creation and provision of artificial roosting habitat.
level 1
Mar-21
Ongoing
Council open to contributing in-kind to Flying-fox research. Installation of automatic irrigation system will be monitored for impact on Flying-fox camp and native vegetation.
Council can provide in-kind contribution to research. External funding from public and/or private organisations would be required for council to facilitate this option internally.
level 1
Mar-21
Ongoing
Council open to contributing in-kind to Flying-fox research.
Consider any proposed re-zoning within 100m of the camp.
level 1
N/A
There is no opportunity for rezoning. Church land is E2 zoning along the foreshore.
Recommendations for appropriate mitigation provisions in DAs.
level 1
Mar-21
Ongoing
Require discussion with development section of Council to include provisions in updated DCP.
Level 2
Investigate and develop options paper for managing and reducing roost trees adjoining residence – ensure no net loss of habitat.
level 2
May-21
May-21
Vegetation trimming and removal is likely to be approved in winter months when FFs are absent or in low numbers.
Seek approval from DPIE for level two actions
level 2
Apr-21
Apr-21
18/05/2021
Report to DPIE for level 1 actions has been submitted. Threatened Species Licence received with conditions for implementing use of sprinklers along Richmond Crescent i.e. level 2 action.
Investigate and develop action plan – identify buffers to be used and priority residence identified.
level 2
Mar-21
Mar-21
Jun-21
Action plan developed for use of automatic sprinklers along Richmond Crescent. Council has sought advice from DPIE and engaged successful irrigation contractor. Installation commenced 26 May and completed 11 June 2021.
Actions may form part of external funding - i.e. buffer
trials and/or research
level 2
Jul-21
May-21
Ongoing
Regular meetings held with DPIE staff and seeking advice from other Councils with Flying-fox camps. DPIE funding received to install automatic sprinkler system along Richmond Crescent.
Level 3
Investigate and develop action plan for when trigger point is reached.
level 3
Mar-21
Mar-21
OngoingInvestigation and action planning is ongoing.
Implement level one and two actions prior
level 3
Sep-19
Sep-19
Level 1 actions have been considered and most implemented to date. Other level 2 actions e.g. vegetation trimming and/or removal are currently being considered.
Not recommended and it would require State and
Federal government approval.
level 3
2022 +
Advice sought from DPIE on likely approvals and licencing for management action options. Currently Council must consider and implement where feasible, all level 2 actions before applying for a threatened species licence for level 3 actions e.g. noise
Often ineffectivelevel 3
2022 +
70% of cases active dispersal doesn't work or Flying-foxes move within 1 km of the original site
Option if other camps form in the Council arealevel 3
2022 +
No new camps formed to date
Securing funding and identify potential areas for where
FF camps may naturally establish.
level 3
Jul-20
Jul-20
Jul-20
Potential habitat mapping has been completed and Council has received some external funds from DPIE and LGNSW.
HHC General Manager advocates in writing to DPIE to move to Phase 3extra
Mar-21
May-21
May-21
Mayor has written to the Minister requesting assistance to move the level 3 actions

Advice of upcoming temporary traffic and parking changes to facilitate the remediation of sites in Nelson Parade.

Our Council is working with the NSW Government on a traffic management plan as part of the broader State-led project to remove contaminated waste from properties at 7-11 Nelson Parade.

The properties are contaminated because of previous industrial activities that operated on the site in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Property NSW has been granted planning approval to proceed with its remediation plans, including the offsite disposal of contaminated material at a licensed facility in Idaho, USA.

A traffic management plan outlines the route that vehicles will take when establishing the site, removing the contaminated waste and during demobilisation from the site. The entry and exit route to and from the site is: Burns Bay Road, Church Street, Alexandra Street, Ferry Street, Woolwich Road, Gladstone Avenue, Prince George Parade and Nelson Parade.

The traffic generated by the project will be limited, however parking changes will be required to ensure that trucks are able to pass through the route unimpeded.

It is expected that there will be three loaded trucks departing the site each day, with the first departing at about 7.30am – 8am and the last leaving by about 2pm – 2.30pm. The project team estimates that it will take approximately 7 – 13 months to complete the project.

In order to facilitate the movement of construction vehicles, the traffic management plan proposes that a number of changes be made to the local parking restrictions from Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm and Saturday 8am to 1pm for the duration of the project. (See the map below).

Access to properties along the route will be maintained during the works. Traffic control will be in place to manage truck access into and out of the site.

To help minimise disruption to parking near residences and schools, a temporary parking site is proposed in Weil Park.

The project team is aiming to start work as soon as possible (potentially July), following the approval of all of the relevant management plans.

Proposed temporary parking restrictions

If you require further information, please contact William Tai at Property NSW on 0410 539 269.

An intergenerational workout space is coming to Boronia Oval in the next fortnight.

It follows a participation opportunity in late 2020 in which we asked our community about the style of exercise equipment you would like to see.

The 2020 Plan of Management for Boronia Park provides for outdoor exercise equipment to be installed at Boronia Park, near the netball courts.

About 50 mature trees will be planted in Riverglade Reserve in the week starting 7 June 2021.

This work has been funded by the Department of Planning’s Greening Our City grant program.

Trees that will be planted include Melaleuca (Snow in Summer), Waterhousea (Weeping Lilly Pilly) and Lophostemon (Brush Box).

The Riverglade Reserve Plan of Management Landscape Concept Plan identified the need for increased tree canopy along the shared pathway and proposed playground to provide additional shade and habitat in the reserve.

The following is an update on work being undertaking to manage Flying-foxes in the Tarban Creek area.

Council recently received a Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) grant to install an automatic irrigation system along Richmond Crescent to deter Flying-foxes from the bushland edge and foraging in adjacent residential properties.

The aim of the automatic irrigation system is to gradually nudge Flying-foxes from the bushland edge downslope into the creek line vegetation.

This action is part of our Tarban Creek Flying-fox Camp Management Plan, which provides for buffers without vegetation removal, and follows successful trials in other areas, such as Camelia Gardens in the Sutherland Shire.

The Richmond Crescent sprinklers are being installed at the top of 40-millimetre diameter black powder coated steel posts, and once installed will be about six metres high.

There will be six posts with about 15 metres spacing. High density poly pipe will be installed within the steel poles to minimise damage or vandalism.

Battery timers will be installed for each post and will have a number of different start times per day. Sprinklers will initially be trialled with a 180-degree angle into the bush, for five minutes every two to three hours, commencing at dawn and won’t operate overnight.

The irrigation system will not be used during the Flying-fox pre- and post-birthing season (August to January). Council staff will monitor for young before and after this period.

It is anticipated that the irrigation system will be fully operational from February to May 2022, during the mating season when the noise, smell and density of Flying-foxes has the greatest impact on the adjoining residential properties.

Council staff, with the advice of local wildlife groups (Sydney Wildlife and WIRES), will monitor the impact on the Flying-fox camp and native vegetation as per DPIE conditions and guidelines when sprinklers are on and off.

It is anticipated that monitoring will be conducted for a 12-month period after which time the use of the irrigation system will be reviewed.

Council has received approval from Sydney Water and a threatened species licence for the automatic irrigation system.

For more information on the Flying-Fox Camp Management Plan, please visit: www.huntershill.nsw.gov.au/flying-fox-camp-management-plan

Notification of road works, Campbell Drive, Gladesville, 21 – 24 May.

As indicated on the site plan (pictured below) a section of the road will be blocked from Thursday night to allow access for contractors to start work on Friday 21 May at 6am.

Works are expected to be complete by Friday night, however the road will need to stay closed for the weekend an is scheduled to re-open on Monday morning 24 May.

Filming will take place at Clarkes Point on Friday 21 May.

The parking area will be unavailable during this time.

See map of area (below):

We wish to advise of drainage works that will be undertaken on behalf of Council in the near future across Hunters Hill.

The aim of the works it to improve the safety, quality and condition of the drainage that leads to pits near properties.

The scope of the works includes:

  • Relining the drainage with a sock-like layer on the inside of the pits. This will be done by feeding this material through one pit and collecting it from a pit on the other side.
  • A minimally invasive job that will work within the pit limits and is not expected to have a significant impact on residents.
  • As part of the process of curing and drying the material that is fed through the pits, heat may be rising out of the pits, however this will be controlled by professionals tending to this on site at all times

The works will be undertaken by Downer EDI, contracted to Council.

Works are estimated to start around mid-June and may potentially cause some minor traffic congestion at times. Traffic management professionals will be on site to assist in minimising the impact.

I would like to make myself available if you have any feedback, and would welcome your call on 9879 9418. Alternatively, you can reach me via email: servicedelivery@huntershill.nsw.gov.au.

Christopher Azzi

PROJECT MANAGER

13 May 2021:

A new order, Environmental Planning and Assessment (COVID-19 Development—Construction Work Days) Order 2021, has been gazetted.  The purpose of this Order is to change the commencement date of the previous Order from 19 May 2021 to 7 June 2021.

From 7 June 2021, construction work days and hours will return to those set out in a development consent or hours permitted under the Codes SEPP for certain types of complying development. Construction will no longer be able to take place on Sunday or public holidays, unless specifically permitted in a development consent.

10 May 2021:

An update on the status of the Environmental Planning and Assessment (COVID-19 Development – Construction Work Days) Order 2020.

In March 2020 the NSW Government introduced the Environmental Planning and Assessment (COVID-19 Development – Construction Work Days) Order 2020, allowing weekday construction site operating hours to be extended to weekends and public holidays to ensure workers could practice social distancing without a loss of productivity or jobs.

This Order was originally for a period of 12 months, but was extended in March 2021.

Now, the Minister has signed Environmental Planning and Assessment (COVID-19 Development—Construction Work Days) Order (No 1) 2021 which revokes the Construction Work Days Order.

The new Order will commence in 14 days. Once the Order commences, construction work days and hours will return to those set out in a development consent, or hours permitted under the Codes SEPP (7am – 5pm, Monday to Saturday) for certain types of complying development. Construction will no longer be able to take place on Sunday or public holidays, unless specifically permitted in a development consent.

As there are no health orders that are currently in place that mandate social distancing on work sites, the Order allowing weekday construction site operating hours to be extended to weekends and public holidays has been revoked by the Environmental Planning and Assessment (COVID-19 Development – Construction Work Days) Order (No.1) 2021, commencing on 18 May 2021.

Therefore, from Tuesday 18 May 2021 construction site operating hours on weekends and public holidays will again be restricted in accordance with conditions of the Development Consent or Complying Development Certificate for the development.

We wish to advise of proposed works to install a new stormwater system and upgrade streetscapes along Ryde Road.

The purpose of this project is to address the poor condition of the stormwater system that is currently causing minor flooding events.

The scope of the works will include addressing the flood issue by installing a new stormwater system and upgrading the surrounding streetscapes.

Please find design drawings below, as well of precedent images of the style of works proposed.

If you would like to provide feedback, please do so by 10 May, 2021.

For further information in relation to the project, or to provide feedback, please contact me at badaranim@huntershill.nsw.gov.au or on 9879 9400.

Yours sincerely,

Mohamad Badarani
MANAGER ASSETS AND DESIGN

Ryde Road stormwater and streetscapes upgrade drawings

Precedent images

Before

After

Property NSW, now part of Property & Development NSW, has been granted planning approval to proceed with its remediation plans for the Old Radium Hill Refinery site at Nelson Parade, Hunters Hill, including the offsite disposal of contaminated material at a licensed facility in Idaho, USA.

This remediation approach received overwhelming support from Hunter’s Hill Council and the Hunters Hill community and will solve a century-old contamination issue created by the private sector.

Excavation works are expected to start by mid-2021, with remediation works expected to take 13 months to complete.

The health and safety of the community will be the number one priority during site remediation works and the transportation of material.

An Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) representative will be onsite to supervise the excavation and packing of the contaminated material into sealed bags and containers prior to transport to the USA.

Once onsite excavation works begin, dust monitoring reports will be regularly published on the NSW Planning Industry and Environment webpage, along with other project updates and relevant reports.

Nelson Parade residents will also continue to be kept up to date directly as the project progresses.

Copy of notification to residents:

As part of our commitment to improving local infrastructure, please be advised of a scheduled tree removal of a Ficus Microcarpa Hillii Tree on the corner of Wybalena and Fern road, Hunters Hill.

The tree removal will be commencing 23/4/2021, weather permitting. This tree is required for removal due to signs of splitting in the trunk and decay throughout the trunk base.

These initial works will involve:

  • Tree Removal
  • Stump Grinding

Due to the location of the tree and its size, Councils contractors will have traffic controllers on site from 7:30am and will have to close the road during the removal so that they can work safely, they will also have a crane on site to help with the removal. I understand this may cause some inconvenience for you and we appreciate your understanding at this time.

Please be advised this may affect access to your property, however every endeavour will be made by Councils contractor to minimise disruptions and inconvenience for the local residents. You are advised to remove your vehicle from your driveway prior to the work commencing as Wybalena Road will be closed at the intersection of St Malo Avenue, this is to ensure accessibility to your vehicle is not affected.

If you have any further questions regarding this please contact Customer Service on 9879 9400.

Yours sincerely,

Matthew Vidmar

Parks and Landscape Coordinator

Update – 24 June 2021: the COVID testing clinic has been extended to December.

A COVID testing clinic is soon to begin operating from Boronia Park.

From 26 April, the drive-through clinic will be located in Princes Street.

It will be run by Clinical Labs for a two-month period.

The clinic will be held under an 8metre x 6metre marquee and a small container will be kept on site.

The opening hours for this testing clinic are 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 12noon on Saturdays.

For more information please contact customerservice@huntershill.nsw.gov.au or 9879 9400.

Scheduled works in Gaza Avenue are to be undertaken on behalf of Council.

This project is in response to matters that arose following previous works in Gaza Avenue in November-December 2020.

The aim of the upcoming works is to improve the safety, quality and condition of Gaza Avenue.

Works include:

  • Re-asphalting the parking bays to meet a better standard.
  • Sandblasting the roll kerbs for grip purposes.
  • Changing all pit lids to a heel safe grate so they are safer to walk on.

The cost of the works will be undertaken by KK Civil, contracted to Council.

Works are estimated to start from 29 April and may cause some traffic congestion at times. Traffic management professionals will be on site to assist in minimising the impact.

I would like to make myself available if you have any feedback, and would welcome your call on 9879 9418. Alternatively, you can reach me via email servicedelivery@huntershill.nsw.gov.au.

Christopher Azzi

PROJECT MANAGER

Grey-headed Flying-foxes are important pollinators and seed dispersers. They will travel large distances often up to 30km from their camp to forage. Grey-headed Flying-fox numbers fluctuate annually and seasonally as they migrate in response to the seasonal availability of food resources. The noise and smell is related to their behaviour at the moment i.e. mainly males are defending territories throughout the night. This noise is likely to be reduced from around mid-May.

The Grey-headed Flying-foxes are listed as a threatened species both state wide and nationally. Therefore Council must prepare a Camp Management Plan before undertaking any management actions. In August 2020 Council adopted a Camp Management Plan for the Tarban Creek Grey-headed Flying-fox camp and engaged Ecological Consultants Australia Pty Ltd to provide expert input into the Plan. Extensive community consultation was undertaken and there were 111 responses to the online survey, 49 household surveys adjoining Riverglade Reserve, 99 in park surveys, 85 responses to a second online flying-fox engage survey (where the community  ranked management options) and 17 submissions received from public exhibition period in July-August 2019.

Level one actions identified in table 1.0a page 2 from the Tarban Creek Flying Fox Camp Management Plan (CMP) are currently being implemented.

Grey-headed Flying-fox pose no health risks unless you are bitten or scratched, so never directly handle them. The risk of animals’ transmitting disease to humans is extremely low.  Coming into contact with faecal matter or urine will not transmit diseases and apply basic hygiene measures.

Below is detail of the progress on the action plan at Friday 7 May 2021

 

Action Phase Proposed start Actual Completed Evidence
Engage a (Ecological Consultants Australia Pty Ltd) to provide expert input in the Management Plan pre planning Jan-18 Jan-18 Jan-18 Ecological Consultants Australia prepared the CMP
Community Consultation round 1, online survey pre planning Jun-18 Jun-18 Jun-18 111 online, 49 household, 49 park and 85 second online surveys
Community Consultation round 2, online survey – exhibitions pre planning Jul-19 Jul-19 Aug-19 17 public submissions received
Tarban Creek Flying Fox Camp Management Plan approved by Council pre planning Mar-20 Aug-20 Aug-20 Council adopted CMP
HHC successfully applied for a Local Government NSW grant to implement some actions pre planning Aug-19 Aug-19 Mar-20 LGNSW Grant acquitted
Arborist engaged to review trees for trim or removal extra Sep-19 Sep-19 Sep-19 Arborist inspected trees along reserve boundaries Richmond Crescent and Manning Road
We applied and were granted a licence to remove 2 Camphor laurels approved by an arborist (level 2 action) and we replaced with Banksias to limit their spread, completed DPIE. extra Sep-19 Sep-19 Sep-19 Two Camphor laurels removed and replaced with two Banksias adjacent to the Manning Road carpark
Some residents have taken up the option offered by letter to residents for odour/ screening and masking plants, that have been ordered and will be delivered shortly level 1 Oct-20 Apr-21 Apr-21 Plants have been ordered and delivered 22 April 2021. It was difficult to source appropriate plants hence the delay.
Community education and awareness is ongoing. Council has updated Councils Grey-headed Flying-fox webpage. A workshop was proposed at the Priory and a date to be determined level 1 Aug-20 Aug-20 Ongoing Councils Flying-fox webpage which includes information on living with flying-foxes and links to the NSW Health webpage on flying-foxes and diseases.
Routine camp management e.g. trimming overhanging branches from pathways will be done in winter when the Flying-foxes are be absent or numbers are very low level 1 Jul-21 Ongoing Council will reassess opportunity to trim or remove vegetation shortly.
Bush regeneration contractors are removing weedy understorey along the slopes as part of their annual contract.  The strategy is to leave a strip of weedy understorey along the creek line to move Flying-foxes away from the boundaries and into the creek line level 1 Aug-19 Sep-19 Ongoing Weedy understorey has been limited to the creekline to encourage Flying-foxes away from reserve boundaries
Council to provide factual information on living near FF camps. level 1 Jun-18 Jun-18 Ongoing Councils Flying-fox webpage and brochures distributed during community consultation surveys.
Specifically on disease, as it was a top community concern level 1 Jun-18 Jun-18 Ongoing Links to NSW Health webpage on Flying-foxes and disease on Councils website and information sheet distrubuted during community consultation surveys
Council host Walks and Talks at least annually covering all aspects of ecology of the park including the FF. level 1 Dec-17 Dec-17 Ongoing Bat talk held December 2017 and further workshop planned.
Continue with routine maintenance. level 1 Ongoing Council staff continue with routine reserve maintenance.
Identify priority areas for planted vegetation – away from dwellings but within camp vicinity level 1 Mar-20 Mar-20 Buffer plantings of low vegetation installed along Richmond Crescent and rainforest plants along the creekline with grant funds.
Implement immediately, seek advice from ecologists for planting opportunities, species, costs, maintenance. level 1 Mar-20 Mar-20 Advice sought. There is limited opportunity for further planted vegetation at the location, except for planting native grasses and low groundcovers to the reserve pathway as per Riverglade Reserve PoM. 140 Rainforest species planted along the creekline.
Develop action plan – Alternative habitat design, location, implementation strategy. level 1 Mar-20 Mar-20 Artficial roosts such as old telegraph poles in the reserve have been proposed by the consultant. A REF and grant funding would be required.
Build on existing guidelines as required. level 1 Ongoing Council staff continue to be guided by Flying-fox Camp Management Code of Practice 2018 and NSW Flying-fox Camp Management Policy 2015.
Research should be implemented in conjunction with other management actions such as; alternative habitat creation and provision of artificial roosting habitat. level 1 Mar-21 Ongoing Council open to contributing in-kind to Flying-fox research
Council can provide in-kind contribution to research. External funding from public and/or private organisations would be required for council to facilitate this option internally. level 1 Mar-21 Ongoing Council open to contributing in-kind to Flying-fox research
Consider any proposed re-zoning within 100m of the camp. level 1 N/A There is no opportunity for rezoning. Church land is E2 zoning along the foreshore.
Recommendations for appropriate mitigation provisions in DAs. level 1 Mar-21 Apr-21 Require discussion with development section of Council to include provisions in updated DCP.
Level 2
Investigate and develop options paper for managing and reducing roost trees adjoining residence – ensure no net loss of habitat. level 2 May-21 Vegetation trimming and removal is likely to be approved in winter months when FFs are absent or in low numbers.
Seek approval from DPIE for level two actions level 2 Apr-21 Apr-21 Report to DPIE for level 1 actions has been prepared excluding finalisation of schedule of works for level 2 actions.
Investigate and develop action plan – identify buffers to be used and priority residence identified. level 2 Mar-21 Mar-21 Action plan being developed for use of canopy mounted sprinklers along reserve boundaries. Council has sought advice and quotes from irrigation contractors.
Actions may form part of external funding – i.e. buffer
trials and/or research
level 2 Jul-21 Regular meetings held with DPIE staff and seeking advice from other Councils with Flying-fox camps and potential funding from DPIE.
Level 3
Investigate and develop action plan for when trigger point is reached. level 3 Mar-21 Mar-21 Investigation and action planning has commenced. Quotes sought from irrigation contractors and application and licence submitted to DPIE for grant funding.
Implement level one and two actions prior level 3 2022 +
Not recommended and it would require State and
Federal government approval.
level 3 2022 + Currently seeking advice on likely approvals and licencing for management action options.
Often ineffective. level 3 2022 + 70% of cases active dispersal doesn’t work or Flying-foxes move within 1 km of the original site
Option if other camps form in the Council area. level 3 2022 + No new camps formed to date
Securing funding and identify potential areas for where
FF camps may naturally establish.
level 3 Jul-20 Jul-20 Potential habitat mapping has been completed and Council currently seeking external funds
HHC General Manager advocates in writing to DPIE to move to Phase 3 extra Mar-21

If you have any further questions, please contact Jacqui Vollmer, Bushland Management Officer on 9879 9439

Information regarding access to to the UNSW Rowing sheds and Lot 3 of Huntley’s Cove is included below.

  • There is a right of carriage way, that is for vehicles for the benefit of lot 3 (the farm house) and the rowing Club, with the burden on Council (i.e. it is our carriage way and there is nothing to preclude others from using this)
  • There is a right of footway between lot 3 and the water way for the benefit of lot 3 however again there is nothing to preclude others from using.
  • The unformed car park as referenced in the adopted Riverglade POM is under Council’s care control and management and therefore there is nothing to preclude that being used by members of the public.  As set out in the adopted POM it is planned that this car park be formalised:  ‘Upgraded car parking layout to be formalised with permeable hard surface’.  Given the concerns raised Council are obtaining quotes for this work to assess if we are able to bring forward.
  • There is a small car park area that has signage to advise it is for residents and visitors.  This is incorrectly sign posted.  The area is road reserve and again under Council’s management under the Roads act.

Council has recently commenced a shared depot arrangement with Lane Cove Council.

Following this change, we are looking at short-term leasing options for the Hunters Hill depot in D’Aram Street while its longer-term future is resolved.

Future opportunities for the depot site were included in the Draft Community Infrastructure Plan, which was publicly exhibited for community review and feedback in late 2020. Collation of this feedback is currently under way.

At present, we are working through a process to lease the depot for approximately the next two to three (2-3) years. This will allow us to deliver additional income to our community.

A selected agent will begin marketing the premises for lease in mid-April.

There is no change to the zoning or the range of allowable uses on the site. These are largely confined to depot or related facilities hence we anticipate no change, nor impacts on the surrounding properties.

We anticipate the marketing process will likely attract some occupier interest. Any interest received would be carefully scrutinised for its impact on the surrounding amenity.

Please feel free to contact hob@huntershill.nsw.gov.au or on 9879 9400 if you would like to discuss the matter further.

 

Investigations are continuing around the Collingwood Street roadway above Woolwich Baths, in relation to the damage that occurred there following recent storms and heavy rain.

We engaged an engineer to test the roadway. An inspection on 25 March deemed the roadway unsafe until reconstruction can occur.

Tests must be carried out before design work can start.

This will include some drilling into the embankment to test the stability of the roadway.

These tests are booked for the week of 12 April 2021, weather permitting. We are unable, at this stage, to get the drilling machine at an earlier date.

Once these tests are completed we will be able to organise an engineering report for Council to determine the next steps to make the area safe again.

We thank you for your cooperation and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Please contact us on 9879 9400 or at customerservice@huntershill.nsw.gov.au if you have any further questions.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife is advising that the Bedlam Bay wharf and adjacent pedestrian boat ramp, Parramatta River Regional Park, will be closed from mid-April to late June 2021 while essential repairs are undertaken to these facilities.

Alternative boating facilities are available at the Banjo Patterson Wharf, Punt Road, Gladesville or Kissing Point Park Boat Ramp and Jetty, Waterview Street, Putney.

All other areas of the park remain open.

Updates will be available at: nationalparks.nsw.gov.au

(search Parramatta River then local alerts).

For more information, please contact the NPWS office at Lane Cove National Park: (02) 8448 0400 or npws.northwesternsydney@environment.nsw.gov.au.

The project is to remove the raised threshold on Manning Road and replace with a new pedestrian refuge island, with aim to improve the safety, quality and condition of the Manning Road pedestrian crossing.

Works include:

  • Installation of speed cushion including linemarking
  • Construct flush curb
  • Excavate existing concrete curb and gutter, form and lay new concrete curb and gutter
  • Construction of two new concrete refuge islands
  • Installation of pedestrian holding rails
  • Reconstruct bitumen access ramps
  • Install lines and signs.

The cost of the works will be $55,000 and will be undertaken by Stateline Asphalt, contracted to Council. Works are estimated to start between the 8-10 March and will cause some traffic congestion at times. Traffic management professionals will be on site to assist in minimising the impact.

Project contact is azzic@huntershill.nsw.gov.au.

 

 

 

A reverse vending machine will be installed in Henley Community Centre car park, following a decision of Hunter’s Hill Council at the Council meeting held 23 November, 2020). This was advertised by enewsletter, in printed communication and a dedicated news item. Key stakeholders were informed by email.

The machine accepts empty drink containers from users and provides them with a refund.

It will form part of the NSW Government’s Container Deposit Scheme, known as Return and Earn.

It is expected that installation of the reverse vending machine kiosk will provide benefits in terms of minimising waste and reduction of waste costs.

Installation work will be undertaken by Council works team, Tomra and Stateline, and will commence from 11 March.

 

Updated 22 February 2021

We wish to advise the community of upcoming works at the end of De Milhau Road as part of a project designed to protect the bank and waterway, improve access and enhance safety for recreational activities.

Council has engaged authorised contractor All Civil Works Group Pty Ltd to undertake the works, which are expected to commence from 1 March 2021.

The scope of the works includes:

  • Milling and restoration of the road, including construction works to the kerb and gutter and footpaths to meet new design levels;
  • Building sandstone steps with a concealed concrete base;
  • Building retaining walls;
  • Landscaping works to the Reserve.

This project will improve access to the water, making it safer to carry watercraft such as dinghies and paddle boards to the shore for recreational purposes.

The works will also help protect the bank from collapsing and potentially causing sediment to spill into the waterway.

All Civil Works Group Pty Ltd is an authorised contractor selected from Council’s Civil Works and Associated Services Supplier Panel.

The estimated construction period is eight (8) weeks, subject to change weather depending.

The project is jointly funded by Council and Transport for NSW, with a construction cost of $310,743.

The map (see yellow shaded area) and photos show the location of the works.

The Development Application Consent was issued on 18 June 2020, DA no. 2020-1041.

For further information or enquiries please contact Customer Service on 9879 9400.

Asphalt road restoration and associated works at Yerton Avenue, Hunters Hill

11 February 2021

Stateline Asphalt Pty Ltd has been contracted to carry out the Asphalt Restoration Works for Hunter’s Hills Council at the following location:

  • Street :          Yerton Avenue, Hunters Hill
  • Section :           See below
  • Start Date :          Wednesday 17/02/2021
  • Working Time :           7:00am – 5:00pm
  • Duration :           1-2 Days (Weather Permitting)

During construction we ask that no vehicles to be parked within the work zone.

The work to be undertaken is noisy, however every effort will be made to minimise the impact to residents.

I apologise for any inconvenience that may arise as a result of these works. Your co-operation and patience will help us finish our work quickly and allow conditions to return to normal.

Should you wish to discuss the above, please do not hesitate to contact our project manager Nasser on 0405 053 137.

 

Alex Zar Manager / Engineer

P: 02 9556 3602 E: alex@statelineasphalt.com.au

 

Location map

 

Asphalt road restoration and associated works at Muribank Avenue & Tookooya, Hunters Hill

11 February 2021

Stateline Asphalt Pty Ltd has been contracted to carry out the Asphalt Restoration Works for Hunter’s Hills Council at the following location:

  • Street :          Muribank Avenue & Tookooya Lane, Hunters Hill
  • Section :           See below
  • Start Date :          Wednesday 17/02/2021
  • Working Time :           7:00am – 5:00pm
  • Duration :           1-2 Days (Weather Permitting)

During construction we ask that no vehicles to be parked within the work zone.

The work to be undertaken is noisy, however every effort will be made to minimise the impact to residents.

I apologise for any inconvenience that may arise as a result of these works. Your co-operation and patience will help us finish our work quickly and allow conditions to return to normal.

Should you wish to discuss the above, please do not hesitate to contact our project manager Nasser on 0405 053 137.

 

Alex Zar Manager / Engineer

P: 02 9556 3602 E: alex@statelineasphalt.com.au

 

Location map

 

Asphalt road restoration and associated works at Tarban Street, Gladesville 

8 February 2021

Stateline Asphalt Pty Ltd has been contracted to carry out the Construction Works for Hunter’s Hills Council at the following location:

  • Street :          Tarban Street, Gladesville (see below)
  • Section :           Between Manning Road and Downing Place
  • Start Date :          Thursday 11/02/2021
  • Working Time :           8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Duration :           1-2 Days (Weather Permitting)

During the period of construction, it is urged and requested that no vehicles be parked within the work zone.

The work to be undertaken is noisy, however every effort will be made to minimise the impact to residents.

I apologise for any inconvenience that may arise as a result of these works. Your co-operation and patience will help us to finish our work quickly and allow conditions to return to normal.

Should you wish to discuss the above, please do not hesitate in contacting our project manager Nasser on 0405 053 137.

 

Alex Zar Manager / Engineer

P: 02 9556 3602 E: alex@statelineasphalt.com.au

 

Location map

 

Hunter’s Hill Council would like to advise that works to upgrade the street and footpaths in Gaza Ave is anticipated to start on 12 October 2020 and be completed by the end of November 2020.

The project involves a full upgrade to the street, new storm water lines, new curb and turfing, and replacement of some sections of driveways.

Work will generally be performed between the hours of 7:00am and 4:00pm, Monday to Friday. Construction signage and site delineation will be in place during the construction period to ensure the safety of workers and the public. There will be road closures when works are happening. Council suggests residents consider parking on High Street or Barons Crescent during construction period. Contractors will provide 24 hour notice to residents of any direct impacts of the works.

Please adhere to signage and any instructions issued by Council employees or the on-site Contractor.

 

Council has been advised by CPS Global acting on behalf of Vodafone and Optus of a proposal for a mobile phone base station to be located on the rooftop of the building at 107 Pittwater Road, Hunters Hill NSW 2110. The proposal is classified as a low impact facility under the Telecommunications (Low-impact Facility) Determination 2018. Community Consultation is undertaken in accordance with Section 6 of the C564:2018 Mobile Phone Base Station Deployment Code.

The proposal is to relocate the existing facility located on the light pole in front of the building at 107 Pittwater Road, onto the rooftop of the newly redeveloped building. The existing facility on the light pole has been in place since 2011, however the new building has obstructed the signals, resulting in diminished coverage to residents and businesses in the local area. The purpose of this proposal is to improve mobile network coverage in the area that suffered coverage losses due to the redevelopment of the building. In addition to providing coverage losses, the proposal will provide enhanced in-building coverage and mobile data capacity to residences and commercial properties in the area.

Alternative options and opportunities for co-location was considered as part of the site selection process, however no suitable existing facilities or structures are available in the area that could provide adequate replacement coverage to meet the target coverage objective. Consultation is open until 26 October 2020.

Consultation Plan – RFNSA site 2110027

Preliminary Drawings – RFNSA site 2110027

Environmental EME Report – RFNSA site 2110027

Boronia Park West 2 Deployment Code Notification Letter to Hunters Hill Council

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

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