Interpretation Strategy – deadline for comment extended

Interpretation Strategy – deadline for comment extended

A few items to update you on and also recap on after our Member Update of two weeks ago.

Headland Park Interpretation Strategy – deadline for comment extended

Following an approach by HPG the Trust has agreed to extend the deadline for responses to the Harbour Trust’s draft Interpretation Strategy for Headland Park until Monday 16th October. The draft Strategy is available on the Harbour Trust website –  see Link Interpretation Strategy.

We encourage you to make your comments known. HPG will be making a formal submission.

Middle Head Oval

Have Your Say: Save Middle Head

Have Your Say: Save Middle Head

In her recent newsletter The Hon Jillian Skinner is asking for feedback. Please respond by completing the ‘Have your say’ form and tick the box marked “better maintenance of our local environment/heritage”.

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Headland Preservation Group Inc has now officially re-formed and incorporated

Headland Preservation Group Inc has now officially re-formed and incorporated

The Headland Preservation Group Inc (HPG) has been re-formed in response to the proposed large scale private development of an Aged Care Home at the 10 Terminal site on Middle Head (Headland Park). At the same time, the Sydney Federation Harbour Trust is also proposing amendments to its own Management Plan (for the first time ever since it was written in 2007) so that the aged care proposal can proceed. The proposal has been carefully studied by our group and also by people in the wider community (of all ages and …

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Save Middle Head 3rd Public Meeting

Save Middle Head 3rd Public Meeting

Almost 200 people attended our 3rd public meeting on Thursday 20 February to continue the campaign against the proposed aged care residential complex in Headland Park on Middle Head.

We heard about the campaign progress from Linda Bergin OAM, President of the recently re-formed Headland Preservation Group Inc, and reviewed errors and omissions on the proponents proposed development application documents. Guest speakers included Mr David Shoebridge, Greens MP NSW Parliament, and Ms Ilona Millar, Special Counsel Baker & McKenzie. We’ll be making transcriptions of these presentations available …

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Attend our 3rd public Meeting to save Middle Head

Attend our 3rd public Meeting to save Middle Head

Dear Community Member,

We urge you to attend our 3rd public meeting to Save Middle Head to will be held next Thursday 20 February, 6.30-7.30pm at the Mosman Senior Citizen’s Centre (next to Mosman Town Hall, Mosman Square, Spit Junction).

Agenda

Mr David Shoebridge, MLC NSW Parliament, Australian Greens, will speak to the proposal to build a large private aged care residential facility on Middle Head.
Special Counsel Ilona Millar, Baker & McKenzie, will speak and take questions about why the proposal is unlawful.
We have uncovered some mistakes and …

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Large turnout for public meeting held on January 23

Large turnout for public meeting held on January 23

Turnout for the public meeting to Save Middle Head held on January 23 was unusually large and we counted 180-190 with many standing and some unfortunately being turned away. There was no evident support for the aged-care proposal at the meeting, and much applause in opposition to the proposal.

Our President Linda Bergin OAM returned early from overseas to be able to Chair the meeting, in light of the urgency of the campaign.

The Harbour Trust did not attend with the exception of Board Member Peter Lowry …

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Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Act of Parliament 2001

Save Middle Head Team comment 14 December 2013

Attendees at the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Public Board meeting 3pm Wednesday 11/12/13 demonstrated a deep understanding and commitment to the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Act.

In the questions and comments from the floor following 10 minute presentations to the Board by Linda Bergin OAM, Coordinator Save Middle Head and the proponent of the Development, Teelia Peploe, several members of the community requested the process be suspended to allow for an extension of community consultation.

They challenged the legality of …

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Save Middle Head from Developer

By Linda Bergin OAM

Like me you probably only recently heard about plans for the construction of a large new aged-care facility on Middle Head (Headland Park, Sydney Harbour Federation Trust). A small news story appeared in the Mosman Daily on 14 November 2013.

I was one of the founders of the Headland Preservation Group, which back in 1996-2001 successfully prevented the sale of Middle Head and Georges Heights, and assisted in the subsequent creation of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust.

Since that time, the Trust has done …

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