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Save Hunters Hill Municipality Co-alition (SHHMC) was formed in August 2003 to prevent an attempt to amalgamate Hunters Hill Council with Ryde Council. The Co-alition consited of a large number of residents, community groups and local businesses within the Municipality. The area was divided into eight precincts, each lad by two co-ordinators. SHHMC was separate from but worked closely to support the Council.
A huge community battle ensued involving one of the largest public meetings in the history of the Municipality, the making of numerous submissions and representations, a signed petition and wide publicity. The whole area was covered in ribbons the colour of our Coat of Arms, with banners prominently on display. The campaign was extremely sucessful. This campaign has been achived on the Discover Hunters Hill Website – see www.huntershill.com.au – Hunters Hill – publications.
Due to the new and immediate threat to Hunters Hill’s independence and heritage, SHHMC and its structure has been reactivated (Dec 2012) with Co-convenors, former Mayor Ross Williams and environmentalist Phil Jenkyn OAM.