Council will provide details of notifications from time to time.

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.

 

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 Jan18 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 Mar 20 Mar-20 LGNSW Grant acquitted
Arborist engaged to review trees for trim or removal level 1 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. 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 Sep 19 Council will reassess opportunity to trim or remove vegetation
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 Jun 18 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 distributed 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
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 with grant funds. education and awareness programs
Implement immediately, seek advice from ecologists for planting opportunities, species, costs, maintenance. level 1 Mar-20 Mar 20 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. Routine camp management
Develop action plan – Alternative habitat design, location, implementation strategy. level 1 Mar-20 Mar 20 Artificial roosts such as old telegraph poles in the reserve have been proposed by the consultant. A REF and grant funding would be required. Routine camp management
Build on existing guidelines as required. level 1 Ongoing
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 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 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-18 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
Investigate and develop action plan – identify buffers to be used and priority residence identified. level 2 Mar-21 Mar 21 Action plan being developed
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 currently seeking advice from other Councils with Flying-fox camps.
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. Seeking quotes from contractors.
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
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: opens in a new windownationalparks.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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Hunter’s Hill Council

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