First Stage of Dural Round Corner $85m Gateway Site Approved

Dural Round Corner

Dural is set to receive a major investment in its residential, commercial and transport infrastructure, with The Hills Shire Council granting ‘deferred development consent’ for the first stage of Skyline Dural, a luxury gateway development at 488 Old Northern Road Dural Round Corner. A rarity for Dural, a key part of the application that required […]

Sandstone Quarry Extension 125 Smallwood Road, Glenorie

Sandstone Quarry

Development Application number 492/2022/JP was lodged on 24th September 2021. To summarise very briefly, the application requests to extend the life of the existing quarry (DA1887/2002/ HE as amended by DA96/2021/HA) for a further 6 years beyond the expiry date of 22 October 2021. The main aspects of the application are as follows: 1. Quarry […]

Glenorie Progress Association

LABOUR SHORTAGE Glenorie Progress Association

THE HILLS SHIRE COUNCIL At our October meeting, we were the beneficiaries of a great presentation from The Hills Shire Council Group Manager Development & Compliance, Cameron Mackenzie, who informed us on three different sites in Glenorie that are of concern. 1. Boral Concrete Batching Plant, 2 Schwebel Lane 2. Refusal of DA for Service […]

CWA News – Kitchen School

CWA Kitchen School

A CWA GUIDE FOR MAKING FRESH PRODUCE LAST LONGER 01 Aluminium Foil Wrap your vegetables in foil to dramatically increase shelf life! Celery, lettuce, leek, zucchini, broccoli, asparagus, capsicum, cabbage, carrots, you name it. Separating and wrapping the stems of bananas will also slow down over-ripening. We recommend using a BPA free, eco-friendly foil and […]

Supersized acreage listed on the market in Sydney’s Hills District


An ultimate lifestyle acreage estate featuring two expansive luxury homesteads – one spanning 951sqm – has hit the market in Dural through Lumby Hampson. The multi-MBA award-winning property located at 2 Haven Place – surrounded by incredible gardens designed by Rolling Stone Landscapes – could set a new benchmark for the blue ribbon semi-rural suburb. […]

Win A Street Library – A Beautiful Tiny Home for Books in Your Front Yard

Street Library –

By Christopher Parsons Hornsby Shire Council is once again offering its free Street Library program, where up to 20 people living in the Hornsby Shire local government area can get their very own Street Library! Street Libraries are cute ’small build’ structures normally located on private property that allows public access for free book exchange […]

Liberal HQ Drops Mayor


By Bev Jordan Hills Shire Mayor Michelle Byrne may run as an Independent candidate for the post of Hills Mayor in the December 4th Local Government Elections after being dumped from the Liberal ticket by the Liberal State Executive in favour of North Ward councillor Peter Gangemi. Several current Liberal councillors also failed to win […]

Dural Bowls

Dural Country Club Bowling Club members

Rain, Rain Go Away…. But neither rain, hail nor snow could deter Dural Country Club Bowling Club members from returning to the greens on Tuesday October 12th when lockdown restrictions were lifted. Sadly, only two ends were able to be played before the heavens opened and play had to be stopped, whereupon most players adjourned […]

Annual Growth Rate Fastest Since 1989

Annual Growth Rate

Despite losing steam since the highs of the market in March, data from CoreLogic indicate an annual change in values for Sydney is 23.6%, with national values rising at the fastest pace since 1989. Despite the rise in new listings, the high rate of absorption i.e fast rate at which properties are being sold continues […]

Rare Property with one of the Largest Dams in the Hills District Sells

Rare Property

Strong competition for a unique Dural acreage – with its own lake-size dam – resulted in a $4.61m sale at auction through Lumby Hampson. property The 2.03ha estate at 4 San Remo Place attracted 19 registered bidders with an opening offer of $3.35m. It quickly jumped above $4m and sold above expectations under auctioneer Kate […]