Flood lighting on Trust Land

Flood lighting on Trust Land

Dear Members and Supporters.

Floodlighting at Mosman Drill Hall Common

​Mosman Council is inviting public comment on a proposal to install floodlighting at the three existing netball courts at Mosman Drill Hall Common.

The Common is managed by Mosman Council under an agreement with the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, which is the owner and consent authority for the site.

Council is seeking community input into the floodlighting concept. Three options are provided, all of which, Council says, have little to no light spill to adjoining properties.

Under the Harbour Trust’s Management Plan the courts …

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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

HPG Submission 3 August 2014

HPG Submission 3 August 2014

HPG pulled out all stops and our submission contains 19 documents and over 300 pages. It includes expert reports on heritage, ecology and bushfire. In addition, HPG members and volunteers did a combined analysis of over 70 pages in length.

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Julie Goodsir: A Meaningful Vision for the 10 Terminal Complex

Julie Goodsir: A Meaningful Vision for the 10 Terminal Complex

At the Harbour Trust Public Board Meeting on Tuesday 17 June 2014 HPG Vice President Julie Goodsir gave an outstanding speech (reproduced in full below) to the board and approximately 120 members of the community. The Harbour Trust revealed little but mentioned a new display and approval process involving the Department of the Environment, the Trust and the proponent separately but simultaneously. HPG is investigating and will keep you posted.

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HPG Comment on letter from Geoff Bailey to Clr Peter Abelson

HPG Comment on letter from Geoff Bailey to Clr Peter Abelson

To: Mosman Councillors

Ms. Veronica Lee, General Manager Mosman Council

March 4, 2014

Re: Comment on Letter from Geoff Bailey to Clr Peter Abelson, Mayor March 3, 2014

Dear Councillors,

Late last night Mayor Abelson forwarded to us a letter from Geoff Bailey at the Harbour Trust. The letter had 2 parts. First a request to defer tonight’s motion until some new foreshadowed amended application is received. Secondly, a defence of the present application from the Trust’s point of view.

Request to defer the Motion (Paragraphs 1-4)

The present application has not …

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Comments on errors in the Middle Head Health Care “Planning Assessment Report”

Comments on errors in the Middle Head Health Care “Planning Assessment Report”

The Planning Assessment Report by Evolution Planning, October 2013 was prepared for Middle Head Health Care for the Development Application of the proposed residential Aged Care Home (The Cove at Middle Head).

Headland Preservation has studied this document, at the recent public meeting on 20 February we highlighted the following errors and omissions in this report.

OMMISSION
1. page 1 states: “the report accompanies an Action Application, made under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.”

COMMENT: No details of the Action Application were provided. …

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Phil Jenkyn OAM – why the proposal should not proceed

Phil Jenkyn OAM – why the proposal should not proceed

Phil Jenkyn OAM is a retired barrister and former alderman. Over the years he has been involved in many environmental and heritage battles. He was the first Chair of Defenders of Sydney Harbour Foreshores and the Joint Convener of Protectors of Public Lands. He was awarded an OAM (2005) for services to the protection and preservation of the environment, particularly heritage sites on the Sydney Harbour foreshore. In 2010 he received the National Trust’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to heritage conservation. He is a …

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Astounded the Trust is considering development proposal

Astounded the Trust is considering development proposal

Submission reproduced with permission

To: The Directors, Sydney Harbour Federation Trust
PO Box 607 Mosman 2088

26 January 2014

Re Aged Care Proposal Middle

I attended the Save Middle Head meeting on 23rd January and it was only then that the full magnitude of the aged care facility was revealed in graphic detail showing the increase in scale of the proposal relative to the footprint and bulk of the existing buildings. I have to say that I was astounded that the management and board were even considering such a proposal given …

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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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Objection Submission

Submission to The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust
David and Paulette Fiddes
Published with permission
27th November 2013

The Manager, Planning
Sydney Harbour Federation Trust
PO Box 607
MOSMAN NSW 2088

Sir,
Re: Objection Submission to both of
Middle Head Precinct – Draft Management Plan
Development Application – Aged Care Facility
And re: The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust (the Trust)

We object to the draft management plan upon the following grounds:-

It appears to be solely for the purpose of facilitating the proposed commercial aged care facility and is solely for the benefit of the applicant in the development. At …

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Proposed private development at Middle Head SHFT (Sydney Harbour Federation Trust) Precinct

Submission to Sydney Harbour Federation Trust 27/11/13

By David Briggs
Published with permission

The Manager,

My name is David Briggs, I am retired and live locally. I register my objection to the proposed aged-care facility and the ancillary uses now before the SHFT.

A summary of my opinion is stated as follows, To submit a full statement is now well beyond my personal resources, but hopefully the concepts and philosophy therein will be fully considered by your Board and other environmental and urban planning professionals.

1)  The Architectural and space planning …

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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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