Draft Community Strategic Plan a vision for the future

THE Local Government Act 1993 Sections 402 and 405 provide that a council must complete a review of its Community Strategic Plan, Delivery Program and Operational Plan by June 30 in the year following the local government elections and its Budget and Fees & Charges on an annual basis.

The suite of plans are now on public exhibition for a period of 28 days and comments from the community will be considered prior to final endorsement by Council.

The Draft Community Strategic Plan (10 year plan) gives both Council and the community a vision for the main priorities and aspirations for the future of the Hunters Hill local government area and includes the draft budget proposing an increase of 2.3 per cent in ordinary and special rates, which is the maximum allowable rate pegging limit announced by the Minister for Local Government.

If you wish to view copies of the documents and provide feedback to Council they are available from the Council website , the Council Administration Centre, 22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill and the Gladesville Branch Library, Pittwater Road, Gladesville

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HUNTERS Hill Council is preparing a Camp Management Plan for the Tarban Creek Grey-headed Flying-fox camp which will guide its future management.

Community feedback will help Council develop this Management Plan. 

Council is seeking community views on both the impacts of the flying-fox camp and the outcomes people hope management of the flying-fox camp will achieve.

Extensive consultation is planned and there are a number of ways for residents, park users and stakeholders to become involved in the development of the Plan.

If you are interested in the future of the Tarban Creek Grey-headed Flying-fox colony, please get involved and complete the online survey at

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LOT size, floor space, landscaped area, setback controls and storey controls determine the local character of an area and the recent changes to the state-wide Low-Rise Medium Density Housing Code simply cannot address all the permutations of individual area controls.

The impact on local character will be significant and Council has written to the Minister for Planning Anthony Roberts advising that it is concerned about the expanded enforcement duties that all councils will be expected to undertake and the lack of consultation/education surrounding this change and requested that Council seek an ongoing exemption from the Code.