TRUST Board Meeting in Public – 20 December 2017

TRUST Board Meeting in Public – 20 December 2017

Dear HPG Members and Friends

Mary Darwell, CEO of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, kindly came to our HPG AGM. Now it’s our opportunity to attend the Trust Board Meeting in Public.

This email is a reminder that the Board Meeting in public will be held next

Wednesday 20th December 2017 at 3.30pm at the SHFT offices in Best Avenue, Georges Heights.

If you wish to attend you are asked to RSVP to [email protected] or phone 8969 2100 by Friday 15th December 2017. 

For further details go to SHFT website at: http://www.harbourtrust.gov.au/news/2017/11/06/notice-board-meeting-public

This …

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President’s Report from the First AGM

President’s Report from the First AGM

Read the President’s Report, delivered by Linda Bergin at the first AGM in July, discussing the first 20 months of the re-incorporated Headland Preservation Group.

Click here to read the President’s Report 2015

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Photos from the AGM

Photos from the AGM

HPG’s “first” (re-incorporated in 2014) AGM was well-attended with a full house and a fascinating talk by TV star Shane Withington, who led the 15-year turbulent battle to save iconic Currawong from sale and development. Currawong, on the foreshore of Pittwater, is now a state park. Shane’s battle tactics are legendary.

Congratulations to the newly elected committee and to the re-elected President Linda Bergin OAM.

Shane Withington, TV Star and Environmental Activist

Linda Bergin OAM reads the President’s Report

First AGM was well attended

Tony …

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Please Join Us – HPG AGM and Public Meeting

Please Join Us – HPG AGM and Public Meeting

HPG Annual General Meeting and Public Meeting

Thursday July 23rd, 6:30 – 7:30 pm Mosman

Guest Speaker Shane Withington Actor and Environmental Activist

We look forward to seeing you this coming Thursday night.

We are fortunate to have Guest Speaker Shane Withington, star of Home and Away and A Country Practice. Hear about Shane’s long and arduous 15-year successful campaign to save Currawong Beach, Pittwater for the public.

Location: Mosman Senior Citizen’s Room (Adjacent Mosman Town Hall), Mosman Square, Mosman

Agenda

Election of Committee
President’s Report
Campaign Update
Guest Speaker Shane Withington
Refreshments

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Help save Middle Head please attend Trust Public Board Meeting

Help save Middle Head please attend Trust Public Board Meeting

The Harbour Trust’s last Public (open) Board Meeting will be held at 12 noon Tuesday 9 December 2014 at the Drill Hall in Cross Street Mosman.

HPG believes it is going to be a very lively meeting and THE MOST IMPORTANT one we have ever had so please come!

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Hundreds rally in protest against Harbour Trust approval of aged care development

Hundreds rally in protest against Harbour Trust approval of aged care development

Share the link (http://youtu.be/aCl8QN6aIuc) to this excellent video made by HPG supporter John Illingsworth of last Sunday’s Save Middle Head Rally.

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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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Public meeting to Save Middle Head Tuesday 11 Nov

Public meeting to Save Middle Head Tuesday 11 Nov

Public meeting tomorrow Tuesday 11 November

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Mosman RSL Auditorium, 719 Military Road, Mosman

“Any objective Board would NOT have considered this proposal.”
Brigadier Kevin O’Brien (pictured below), Member Harbour Trust Board 1998-2010.

Meeting Agenda:

Campaign update
Special guest speaker Brigadier Kevin O’Brien who strongly voiced his oppositon on Alan Jones 2GB show last week
Slideshow – Our alternate proposal
Fighting fund for legal expense

Protest rally Sunday 16 November 2014

The Headland Preservation Group is leaving no stone unturned in the continuing campaign to stop this inappropriate aged care home development …

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Next Save Middle Head Public Meeting 11 November 2014

Next Save Middle Head Public Meeting 11 November 2014

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King

The September 16 Board Minutes, which records the approval of the aged care decision facility by the Board Members, have now been published.

You can read them HERE…

Although Chair Tinney congratulates the Trust on its “comprehensive assessments”, I do not congratulate Ms Tinney or the rest of the Board on its erroneous and dismaying decision to approve aged care, by a 7-1 vote.

Mr. Peter Lowry OAM, founding Trust Board Member …

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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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Tim James: Middle Head proposal breaches essential tenets

Tim James: Middle Head proposal breaches essential tenets

Transcript of speech by Tim James made at HPG Public Meeting Thursday 17 July 2014

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Call to Arms! Public Meeting 17 July Slide Presentation

Call to Arms! Public Meeting 17 July Slide Presentation

Fantastic attendance at the HPG Public Meeting last night with standing room only! Presentations from HPG members, Charlie Lynn and Tim James (pictured above) were inspirational. We will post some transcriptions as soon as they are available.

Below: Slide presentation from Save Middle Head Public meeting 17 July 2014

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR SUBMISSION DUE SUNDAY AUGUST 3

DOWNLOAD “INVITATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT” DOCUMENT HERE…

DOWNLOAD PUBLIC EXHIBITION DOCUMENTS HERE…

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Submissions under EPBC and SHFT Acts combined on proposed residential aged care facility, Middle Head Mosman, are due 5pm Sunday 3 August 2014 – we recommend 5pm Friday 1 August 2014.

2. Read THIS PAGE for guidelines for writing a SINGLE LETTER to send to both parties.

3. You will need to send your letter to 2 places, to BOTH Middle Head Healthcare Pty Ltd and The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust.

4. Copy and Paste this heading on …

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Public Rally 11 am Sunday 27 July 2014

Public Rally 11 am Sunday 27 July 2014

Stop the private development of public parkland!
Join us at 11 am on Sunday 27 July 2014 at the 10 Terminal complex on Middle Head Road, Mosman (opposite Middle Head Cafe near the Middle Head Oval past the Naval Base).

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Save Middle Head – Call to Arms!

Save Middle Head – Call to Arms!

Public Meeting 6.30 – 7.30 pm, Thursday 17 July 2014

We urge you to come to the meeting.

We are in the final phase of the battle.

We only have until August 3rd to make our voice heard.

AGENDA

Update from Julie Goodsir, Acting President
Hon Charlie Lynn, MLC, ex Squadron Leader 10 Terminal will speak
Final submissions opportunity from now until August 3rd – learn how to do it, what to say, where to send it!
Q & A

This is our last opportunity to make submissions to Canberra protesting that the 10 terminal …

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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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Public Meeting Thursday 8 May 2014

Public Meeting Thursday 8 May 2014

Come to our next public meeting – 6.30 pm Thursday 8 May

At the Mosman Senior Citizens’ Centre,  Spit Junction, (next to Mosman Town Hall).

Get the full story and ask questions. Pick up draft letters you can send to the decision makers and politicians.

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Aged Care Selection Process Explained by Geoff Bailey…

Aged Care Selection Process Explained by Geoff Bailey…

Aged Care Selection Process Explained by Geoff Bailey at public meeting April 10 but still unanswered questions.

As a result of a question from Linda Bergin about the Trust’s “Boutique Hotel Leasing Opportunity … and … Expressions of Interest” (2012) document, Geoff Bailey explained how the aged care proposal, which was also given a green light in 2012, came before the Trust.

There was disagreement between Ms. Bergin and Mr. Bailey about this document.

Mr. Bailey said that the document was what the Trust calls “Open Leasing” and …

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Save Middle Head Urgent Public Meeting 10 April 2014 – Please attend!

Save Middle Head Urgent Public Meeting 10 April 2014 – Please attend!

When: 6:30 – 7:30 pm Thursday April 10 2014
Where: Mosman Council Senior Citizen’s Centre (next to Mosman Town Hall, Mosman Square, Spit Junction)

The Headland Preservation Group will have its 4th public meeting next week, continuing our campaign against an aged-care home on Middle Head. We will also discuss other threats to public parkland.

Special Guest Speaker: Colonel Geoff Brown PhD RAASC/RACT (retired) on the military heritage of the Middle Head precinct

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Linda Bergin address to Manly Council on aged care proposal for Middle Head

Linda Bergin address to Manly Council on aged care proposal for Middle Head

Address to Manly Council, March 10, 2014

Good evening my name is Linda Bergin and I am President of the Headland Preservation Group.

I have come to inform Council of a still-active1 proposal to build an aged care home on Middle Head. The development is called The Cove at Middle Head.

HPG was formed in 1996 by local Mosman residents to oppose the sell-off of Defence lands on Sydney Harbour.
All those years ago it was hard to imagine the amazing transformation that has now occurred on the former …

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Mosman Council Unanimous Against Proposed Aged Care Development

Mosman Council Unanimous Against Proposed Aged Care Development

The Headland Preservation Group was well prepared for Mosman Council’s meeting on Tuesday evening 4 March 2014 at which it was to consider and vote on a Motion tabled by Deputy Mayor Roy Bendall and Councillor Tom Sherlock. The Motion was to oppose the proposed development of a residential aged care facility on Middle Head and proposed amendments to the Harbour Trust’s management plan

However at around 10.30pm Monday 3 March 2014 the President of the HPG, Linda Bergin OAM was alerted by Mayor Peter Abelson …

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Middle Head aged care proposal: Letter from Geoff Bailey to the Mayor of Mosman

Middle Head aged care proposal: Letter from Geoff Bailey to the Mayor of Mosman

Below is the text from the letter sent by Geoff Bailey urging the Mayor to defer Mosman Council’s vote on the Motion on March 4.

See Headland Preservation Group’s response to this letter here.

Clr Peter Abelson
Mayor
Mosman Council
PO Box 211
SPIT JUNCTION NSW 2088

Dear Clr Abelson

Re: Proposed Aged Care Facility, Middle Head-Council’s Notice of Motion 4 March 2014

I refer to the proposal for an aged care facility at Middle Head currently being assessed by the Harbour Trust, and Council’s Notice of Motion to consider the proposal at its …

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Key points about trees and bushfire risks at Middle Head

Key points about trees and bushfire risks at Middle Head

Address by Marta Sengers, HPG Committee Member, to Mosman Council Meeting 4 March 2014

Before I start I must make the following disclaimer: at every stage of our campaign we have relied on the documentation given to us by the Trust. So if in interpreting the proposed actions we have made errors these are not intentional. To the best of our ability we are stating the facts as we know them.

At our previous public meetings held in Mosman I have spoken around key points in the …

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Linda Bergin addresses Mosman Council 4 March 2014

Linda Bergin addresses Mosman Council 4 March 2014

Good evening Mosman Council. I am Linda Bergin and the Headland Preservation Group was founded in 1996. Now we are in a position of having to save Middle Head again.

We believe this aged-care is a use which is unlawful under the Sydney Harbour Trust Act and certainly against the vision of John Howard, Tony Abbott and the Trust itself.

This proposal would effectively sell part of our precious world class park to a private company for the exclusive use of a few.

This proposal or a scaled …

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Julie Goodsir address to Mosman Council

Julie Goodsir address to Mosman Council

Julie Goodsir, Vice President, HPG, address to Mosman Council Meeting, 4 March 2014

My late husband Don Goodsir was one of the founding members of the Headland Preservation Group in 1996 – to prevent privatisation of public lands. A vigorous campaign by the public caused the Commonwealth to establish the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust.

The 2001 Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Act: “to preserve this land to provide a lasting legacy for the people of Australia by creating the finest foreshore park in the world and to provide …

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Mosman Council Meeting Tuesday March 4 at 7pm – please attend!

Mosman Council Meeting Tuesday March 4 at 7pm – please attend!

Mosman Council Meeting Tuesday March 4 at 7pm – please attend!

On Tuesday night, Council will vote on a Motion that the present aged care proposal should be rejected. Although Council is not a consent authority for this proposed development, a successful vote will send an important message to the Harbour Trust and government.

Please lobby Councillors prior to the meeting and give them your views.

Go to http://www.mosman.nsw.gov.au/council/about/councillors for contact details.

If you wish to speak at the Council meeting you must register, see details below.

Linda Bergin (campaign), …

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David Shoebridge: Save Middle Head from a fundamental attack on our natural and our historical heritage

Mr David Shoebridge, Greens MP NSW Parliament, spoke at our 3rd public Meeting, in addition to urging the campaign to continue to work towards fighting what he describes as a “fundamental attack on our natural and our historical heritage” he also brought up some important issues related to bushfire issues for the proposed development. Here is a transcript of what he said:

Thanks for that. And I thoroughly enjoyed the traffic on the way here, and I’m sorry for being a little late.

This is one of those …

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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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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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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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