ANZAC Day Dawn Service 2018 – Georges Heights

ANZAC Day Dawn Service 2018 – Georges Heights

The HPG Committee were honoured to be able to lay a wreath at the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Georges Heights this year.  Special thanks to Jill L’Estrange for laying the wreath on behalf of the HPG Committee and to Eve and Janet Bagnall for preparing the wreath.

 

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Mosman Daily WRONG! Lease NOT signed!

Mosman Daily WRONG! Lease NOT signed!

The Mosman Daily story page 5 Thursday 27 November 2014 ‘Cove will care for site’ states the lease for the private aged care development has been signed. Geoff Bailey, Executive Director, Harbour Trust has confirmed this is incorrect.

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Alan Jones 2GB: “The public are here to be heard.”

Alan Jones 2GB: “The public are here to be heard.”

Today Alan Jones said on his 2GB Breakfast Show “all hell will break lose if this goes ahead!” During an interview with Senator Simon Birmingham Alan Jones said “I can’t articulate the anger that you people have generated in this part of Australia.”

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Mosman Rally To Save Middle Head

Mosman Rally To Save Middle Head

Following a week of solid media support from the likes of 2GB’s Alan Jones, The Sydney Morning Herald’s Deborah Snow and 2UE’s Tim Webster, Save Middle Head supporters across Sydney, from primary school students to nonagenarians, gathered in their hundreds today to make it clear to Tony Abbott, Joe Hockey and Harbour Trust executive director Geoff Bailey, they are not going away!

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Alan Jones: “It [Middle Head Development] is now down to an issue of integrity”

Alan Jones: “It [Middle Head Development] is now down to an issue of integrity”

Today Alan Jones on 2GB Breakfast Show made the call “for all work on the lease and associated matters be suspended immediately!”

You can listen to the discussion on today’s show here:

http://www.headlandpreservationgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Alan-Jones-7-Nov-2014.mp3

Please support his call and send emails to Abbott, Birmingham and Hunt.

Details of email addresses can be found HERE…

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Alan Jones takes up issues: “it’s a nightmare!”

Alan Jones takes up issues: “it’s a nightmare!”

This morning, Alan Jones (2GB The Alan Jones Breakfast Show) took up the issues on the approval for a private residential aged care development on Middle Head and expressed his concern. He spoke to a number of callers including Brigadier Kevin O’Brien, founding Board Member, and also Mosman Councillor Carolyn Corrigan.

You can listen here: http://www.headlandpreservationgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/alan-jones-discusses-aged-care-middle-head-6-nov-2014.mp3.

Alan Jones has said he will continue an on air discussion tomorrow Friday 7 November. You can send emails to [email protected] and/or phone the talkback line on 131 873.

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Media response to Middle Head aged care approval

Media response to Middle Head aged care approval

Recent radio interviews

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Brigadier Kevin O’Brien says proposal should be stopped

Brigadier Kevin O’Brien says proposal should be stopped

Brigadier Kevin O’Brien (Ret) has come out strongly against the proposed private aged care facility development in Headland Park on Middle Head. He said today on ABC’s Mornings with Linda Mottram that “Greg [Hunt] should immediately stop this.”

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Are there conflicts of interest for Trust Board members?

Are there conflicts of interest for Trust Board members?

On Saturday, Sydney Morning Herald Senior Writer Deborah Snow reported on the aged care proposal in her story “Battle looms over former military HQ at Middle Head”. READ MORE HERE.

The story confirmed that Board Member Sandra Hook is also the Chairman of Retirement Living Today Pty Ltd, which will also market aged care homes, www.agedcareaustralia.tv.

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Decision looms for former military headquarters on Sydney Harbour’s Middle Head

Decision looms for former military headquarters on Sydney Harbour’s Middle Head

Today’s story by Deborah Snow, Sydney Morning Herald 11-12 October, 2014 shows that the fight is far from over, the article raises some further serious questions about the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust’s processes. 

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Tim Webster of Radio 2UE writes to Prime Minister

Tim Webster of Radio 2UE writes to Prime Minister

The Hon Tony Abbott MP
PO Box 450
MANLY NSW 2095

The Hon Greg Hunt MP
PO Box 274 HASTINGS VIC 3915

Mr Warren Mundine C/- CEDA
GPO Box 2100 SYDNEY 2001

Re:Proposed Aged Care facility at Middle Head 10 Terminal.
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Dear Prime Minister,

I’m sure you’re aware there is a lot of opposition to the proposed Aged Care Facility at Middle Head. You would, of course, be very familiar with the area.

The campaign leaders contacted me via my radio programme and I subsequently visited the old 10 Terminal site with them, and a …

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10 Terminal is located in designated 10/50 clearing area

10 Terminal is located in designated 10/50 clearing area

Although the Trust is not bound by NSW law according to the Trust Act, nevertheless the new rural fire service clearing laws raise many concerns and alarm bells and unanswered questions.

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400 joined arms to Save Middle Head at public rally

400 joined arms to Save Middle Head at public rally

400 people from all over Sydney joined arms at Middle Head on Sydney 27 July 2014 to show their opposition to the proposed development.

We hope that the decision makers, our politicians and the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust will listen to the people of Australia.

View Channel 9’s coverage of the Rally here…

 

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We have an opportunity NOW. Once lost gone forever.

We have an opportunity NOW. Once lost gone forever.

Headland Preservation Group Vice President Headland Preservation Group) Julie Goodsir was interviewed on radio 2UE this morning by Tim Webster about the Save Middle Head campaign and tomorrow’s Rally (Sunday 27 July at 11am).

Download the full interview (mp3 file approx. 3MB) here…

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Booming Nursing Home Scandal

Booming Nursing Home Scandal

Booming Nursing Home Scandal – Not on Middle Head in Tony Abbott’s electorate, surely! ABC’s Alan Kohler has written a disturbing story with portents for Middle Head, Mosman. See extract below and for full story ‘Retirement village rorts: the booming scandal’ published by ABC’s ‘The Drum’ go to: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/kohler-retirement-village-rorts-the-booming-national-scandal/5584412 you can also post comments on this page (see link below story).

You might also consider emailing Tony Abbott’s electoral office [email protected] to let him know ripping off the aged is wrong and must not be allowed to get …

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Mosman Daily: “Demolition derby”

Mosman Daily: “Demolition derby”

REPRODUCED FROM: MOSMAN DAILY 8 MAY 2014

Demolition derby
more rebuilds in plan for aged-care site
By Adam Bell

Residents fighting the aged-care facility proposed for Middle Head say the latest plans reveal that the developer intends to demolish and rebuild most of the buildings on the site.

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In the media: “Public spaces, private interests”

In the media: “Public spaces, private interests”

News Review, Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 29 March 2014

The body managing prime harbour sites faces a funding crunch, writes Deborah Snow.

‘It’s not our task to make a lot of money.’  Geoff Bailey

When a man fell to his death after toppling over a Cockatoo Island cliff face last March, it capped what had been a horror stretch for the island’s owner, the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust.

For months there had been internal angst over another, less public disaster for the trust: the staging of what was meant …

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Breaking News: Harbour Trust marketing sites for lease and redevelopment to Chinese investors

Breaking News: Harbour Trust marketing sites for lease and redevelopment to Chinese investors

WATCH TV COVERAGE TONIGHT ON CHANNEL 10 (5pm) and CHANNEL 9 (6pm)

Today, on the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald, it was revealed that the Harbour Trust had been marketing, since the middle of last year, the availability of 3 sites for lease and redevelopment. Two of the sites are in the Headland Park and 1 is on North Head..

The document can only be found on a Chinese government website and was still live on the internet as at 4pm today. The contact email address …

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The principle of not allowing private development on public land stands

The principle of not allowing private development on public land stands

Jim Slavin sent us a copy of his letter that was published in the Mosman Daily today:

I do not speak for the Headland Preservation Group, but David Fosters’ comments on the proposed development at Middle Head for an aged care facility (Mosman Daily 6/3/14 ‘Sense is Needed’) demonstrates a growing trend in our society. Attack the opposition, misconstrue the facts and generalise to make your point.

His reference to zealotry, propaganda , narrow- mindedness , greenies and fairies at the bottom of the garden, in relation to …

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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Elizabeth Farrelly’s article ‘Peat Island sale is a bridge too far’, Sydney Morning Herald (SMH), 6 February 2014, was met with a wave of dismay and disbelief at the tone and inaccuracies with regard to the Middle Head aspects of the story.

‘Rainer the cabbie – Darlo and beyond’ 6 Feb commented online “This piece of National Park is today the pearl of the harbour, to be enjoyed by locals, Sydneysiders and tourists alike.”

Fran Lester’s Letter to the SMH Editor 7 Feb  ‘Harbour’s beauty is for …

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Media Coverage: Mosman Daily

Headline: Residents ask PM to save park

From Mosman Daily Thursday 28 November 2013

Picture: BRADEN FASTIER
L-R: David Briggs, Marta Sengers and David Weekes at Middle Head.
(click image to see article)
Group outraged over development plan
Mosman residents have implored their federal MP, Prime Minister Tony Abbott, to halt a move which would alienate public open space at Middle Head.

Residents are outraged over a current plan to build an aged-care facility at a former defence site on Middle Head, saying it would result in the overdevelopment of the headland.

Mr …

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