About Us

About Us

Hunter’s Hill is Australia’s oldest garden suburb and a place of national heritage significance. It has a fascinating history. When proclaimed a borough in 1861 it was already known as the ‘French Village’. The many early stone houses and buildings are still set in leafy gardens and streets and are close to enchanting bushland areas, including Kelly’s Bush and Boronia Park. The area is renowned for its village atmosphere and the sense of belonging shared by the community.

Discover Hunters Hill (DHH) is celebrating 15 years of ongoing discovery in the Hunters Hill Municipality and we’d love you to join us. Since 2005 DHH has been the most comprehensive “one stop information shop” for local matters, promoting local with:

  • an extensive free business and community group directory
  • business networking opportunities
  • a close working relationship with Hunters Hill Council
  • free community announcements
  • an up-to-date “what’s on” events and activities calendar
  • local news and matters
  • history and conversations around our heritage and community
  • support and planning for local events

Discover Hunters Hill is managed by a committee made up of business and community members who represent the five(?) precincts of the Hunters Hill Municipality:

  • Gladesville
  • Henley
  • Boronia Park
  • Hunters Hill Overpass
  • Hunters Hill and Woolwich Peninsula

As a non-profit community organisation, DHH uses funds raised through memberships and advertising to maintain our business directory and build our online presence, subsidise local business promotions and broader marketing. We have several promotional packages to choose from, all representing outstanding value and excellent local community reach.

The many community groups, always welcoming to new members, embrace diverse interests – history, heritage, theatre, music, arts, sports, seniors, youth and the environment to name a few.

A wide variety of shops and businesses, including restaurants, cafes, pubs, clubs and specialty shops, can be found in the village areas of Hunter’s Hill, Woolwich and Boronia Park, or in the major shopping district at Gladesville. Transport on the harbour by ferry is a real delight.

The 2019 Committee

Discover Hunters Hill is a not-for-profit association of community and business groups in Sydney, Australia including: Hunters HillGladesvilleBoronia ParkHenleyHuntley’s Cove,Huntley’s Point  and Woolwich.
Committee:
Chair: Adele Westlake
Deputy Chair: Vacant
Treasurer: Matt MacFarlane
Secretary: Matthew Ward
Ross Williams
Dean Letcher (Public Officer)
Toby Wiche
Christine Davis
Gael Czinner
Alison Voulgaris
Support:
Phil Jenkyn
Coordinator – Vacant

Constitution

The committee of this Incorporated Association, subject to the Act, the Regulation and the Constitution and to any resolution passed by the Association in general meeting:

(a) Is to control and manage the affairs of the Association, and
(b) May exercise all such functions as may be exercised by the
Association, other than those functions that are required by this
Constitution to be exercised by a general meeting of members of the
Association, and
(c) May exercise all the powers of the Association including the power to
perform all such acts and do all such things as appear to the committee
to be necessary or desirable for the proper management of the affairs
of the Association.

Office Bearers

The office bearers of the Association are to be the:

(a) Chair,
(b) Deputy Chair,
(c) Treasurer, and
(d) Hon Secretary.

The aims of the association are to preserve the unique character of the Hunters Hill area, to maintain its independence as a Municipality and to ensure the viability of its local businesses, professionals and services.

Our Aims

DHH’s aims are to:
(a) Preserve and protect the unique character of Hunters Hill, and
(b) Maintain its independence as a Municipality, and
(c) Ensure the viability of its local businesses, professionals and services, and
(d) Do all things which the committee considers are in furtherance of, or are necessary to achieve, the above aims.

Our Functions

DHH’s functions are to:
(a) Provide information relevant to Hunters Hill to the local and wider community, and for visitors,
(b) Support the activities and events of community groups,
(c) Encourage community and visitor use of the facilities and services provided by local businesses, and other bodies and organisations,
(d) Seek the provision of needed facilities and services that benefit the community and visitors,
(e) Promote a greater awareness and recognition of the natural, cultural, heritage and community values of Hunters Hill,
(f) Preserve and enhance the village atmosphere of Hunters Hill,
(g) Enhance the community spirit and sense of belonging that exists within the Municipality,
(h) Identify and promote places and events of interest to the community and visitors,
(i) Endeavour to work closely with other associations, bodies and organisations in furtherance of the aims of the Association, and
(j) Pursue such other functions that are consistent with the aims of the Association

A full copy of our Constitution is available on request (click link below to make a request).