Hunter’s Hill Council
Hunters Hill is a leafy sandstone peninsula stretching from Pittwater Road to Onions Point, at the confluence of the Lane Cove and Parramatta Rivers, located approximately 7 kilometer from the CBD of Sydney.
Hunters Hill is both the smallest local government area in Metropolitan Sydney, as well as one of the oldest European-settled areas on the north side of the harbour. Hunters Hill is recognised as Australia’s oldest garden suburb.
The Municipality contains part of Gladesville and whole of the suburbs of Henley, Hunters Hill, Huntleys Cove, Huntleys Point and Woolwich.
Early French settlers, among them the brothers Joubert and the exiled Comte Gabriel de Milhau, were influential in gaining the proclamation of Hunter‚Äôs Hill as a separate Borough in January 1861 and much of the character of the Municipality, as we know it, developed from that time until the years of World War I. Many of the buildings date back to that period and were constructed from local sandstone – these buildings, typical of development at that time, not only remain but refuse to be submerged by modern development.
The character of the Municipality of Hunters Hill is distinguished by free-standing houses set in their own gardens and dominated by trees. Except for a few historic institutional buildings, the buildings of Hunters Hill are domestic in scale, and articulated in form. The free-standing small-scale buildings respect and reveal the land-form of the Hunters Hill peninsula, and views to and from the water are retained. Successive subdivisions have given the Municipality a range of different house styles. Building materials and man made surfaces are unobtrusive.
Hunter’s Hill Council is committed to preserving and maintaining the unique natural environment and heritage of the local area. The many sites are situated amongst quaint residential and productive commercial areas that make this diverse Sydney Harbour peninsula a great place to live.
With the help of the community, Council takes pride in managing, enhancing and maintaining its areas of bushland and waterways for residents to enjoy. Council is working on programs to increase knowledge and respect for environmental services amongst the community, ensuring they are used in a sustainable manner for our future generations and beyond.