Mark Bennett, Mayor, Hunters Hill Council

Information Evening on Gladesville Shopping Village

AN INFORMATION evening was held last Tuesday when around 90 people attended Hunters Hill Council to be briefed on the current Gladesville Shopping Village planning proposal.

The planning proposal is being publicly exhibited until March 20, 2018 and during this period the exhibition documentation including an explanation of the Planning Proposal, Traffic Impact Assessment and background information will be available at or at the Council Administration Centre.  As expressed at the meeting, residents are encouraged to forward their submissions on the proposal to Council before March 20.

There are also three Development Applications for new development on Victoria Road and if you have not as yet forwarded, your submissions, Council encourages you to do so as soon as possible and will now accept late submissions.

(1) 219-221 Victoria Road Gladesville (existing Commonwealth Bank). Demolition of existing two-storey commercial building, reinstatement of the Heritage facade and construction of a five storey shop top housing development with 2 levels of basement parking and associated landscaping.

(2) 223-227 Victoria Road Gladesville (existing Gladesville Arcade). Demolition of all existing improvements/structures, erection of six storey shop top housing consisting of 30 units, 10 retail spaces, 66 parking spaces.

(3) 233-235 Victoria Road Gladesville (existing BWS shop). Demolition of existing buildings, construction of 24 six storey shop top residential units, 3 retail spaces, 1 office space and 44 parking spaces.

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THE NSW Container Deposit Scheme, Return & Earn, commenced on December 1, 2017 and as of February 20, 2018, some 120 million containers have been returned through the scheme.

The overarching goal of Return and Earn is to reduce litter in the environment with a 40 per cent litter volume reduction by 2020.

Collection points are being rolled out across the state and currently our closest Reverse Vending Machines are at Woolworths on Badajoz Road Marsfield and at the Briars Sports Club Concord, adjacent to Massey Park Golf Club.

Hunters Hill Council has been talking to TOMRA/Cleanaway about possible sites where it could locate an RVM but a lot of logistics go into selection of locations including noise levels, safety issues, accessibility and access to power.

In addition to the RVM’s there are over the counter locations but some of these locations have pulled out due to logistical difficulties in managing the scheme requirements – the IGA Hunters Hill is no longer participating.

Check the website at but always call over the counter locations first to check if they are operating.

The scheme is not designed to change your kerbside recycling behavior – the overarching goal of Return and Earn is to reduce litter in the environment with a 40% litter volume reduction by 2020.

The idea is to encourage people to take their eligible containers away with them when they visit public spaces and to return and earn.