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IBM Demolition To Go Ahead

By Bev Jordan Environmentalists and locals are devastated that The Hills Planning Panel has agreed to an application by Mirvac Projects Pty to demolish the former IBM buildings at 55 Coonara Ave, West Pennant Hills which will include the clearing of 1,253 trees. The site contains Blue Gum High Forest and Sydney…

Council Calls Out Delays

More than five months after major flooding in the Hawkesbury area residents are still waiting for a more streamlined approval process to enable repairs to riverbanks to go ahead. Hawkesbury City Council is urging the State Government to get a move on, saying delays in establishing such a process is…

Wild Dog And Fox Control

Biosecurity experts have joined forces with landholders in the Hills, Hawkesbury and Hornsby regions to launch a pest animal control campaign throughout spring. Led by Greater Sydney Local Land Services, the program is set to target wild dogs and foxes threatening livestock, wildlife, and domestic pets in the area. Project…

Lola’s Lockdown Adventures

By Bev Jordan Little Lola Boyd is enjoying some great lockdown adventures on her driveway thanks to her mother’s creativity with children’s chalk and her dad’s expertise with holding ladders. The 6-year-old stars in her own chalk adventures which her mum Karina creates, photographs and then uploads onto Instagram and…

Green Corridor Plan

Green Space Corridor Plan
A plan for a green link between Middleton Avenue through to Carrington Road, and onto Showground Road, Castle Hill for walkers and cyclists is a step nearer. Green Space The Hills Shire Council has adopted a Draft Concept Master Plan that will transform what is considered an underutilised corridor into…

Garden Orange Blossom Festival Blooms

Orange Blossom Festival
By BEV JORDAN While most of the much-loved Orange Blossom Festival has been cancelled due to COVID restrictions, one signature event that is very much blooming is the annual Sydney Hills Garden Competition. This year’s event, which started in 1959 as the forerunner of the Orange Blossom Festival, is ready…

Fire Danger warning … Be Prepared

Fire Danger
RFS Commissioner, Rob Rogers is warning that we are heading towards what could potentially be a very active 21/22 bushfire season. Fire Danger  After a quiet fire season last summer and with steady rain falling over autumn and winter, increased grass and crop growth across NSW will bring fresh challenges…

Christmas Card Comp

Christmas Card
Primary School students in the Baulkham Hills electorate are being invited to design a Christmas card for local MP David Elliott who is also Minister for Police and Emergency Services. It will be the 11th year that the State MP has held the competition to design his parliamentary Christmas Card,…
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