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Bays & Foreshores

Preservation and Protection

Preservation and Protection

Glebe has extensive foreshores stretching from the beginning of Pyrmont Bridge Road opposite Wentworth Park to the head of Rozelle Bay.  The  adjoining foreshores in Pyrmont and Rozelle are also important as they are highly visible from Glebe and link to the walk and cycleways that fringe Glebe’s shores.  The preservation of these foreshores for […]  Read more »



Posts about Bays & Foreshores


Sydney Fishmarket

Posted on 24th February 2017

While it is a great asset to have on our doorstep, there are numerous problems with the proposed move to the head of the Bay.  Read more »

Bays Precinct Community Consultation Award

Posted on 28th October 2016

The Glebe Society’s Bays & Foreshores Convenor, Dr Lesley Lynch, responds to the news that UrbanGrowth NSW has won multiple awards for their community consultation on the Bays Precinct development.  Read more »

Bays & Foreshores Subcommittee Annual Report 2015-2016

Bays & Foreshores Subcommittee Annual Report 2015-2016

Posted on 7th September 2016

The Bays Precinct Urban Renewal Project is now in its third year and continues as a major focus for the Glebe Society.
The community’s and councils’ efforts to block significant aspects of the proposed on-land and on-water variations to the SSYM dragged into 2016  Read more »

White Bay Power Station

Posted on 5th July 2016

However on 9 June UrbanGrowth announced none of the proposals received for the renewal of the highly significant White Bay Power Station complied sufficiently with the Government’s evaluation criteria and that as a result, UrbanGrowth would itself become the master developer for the site.  Read more »

Bays Precinct Developments

Posted on 5th July 2016

I think UrbanGrowth has given up on the community process. However, I am still on a wait and see.  Read more »

Sydney Superyacht Marina – Over-development Will Go Ahead

Posted on 5th July 2016

On 15 June the NSW Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) released its determination on the contentious modifications sought by the Superyacht Marina in Rozelle Bay. Over the last year the Glebe Society and other community members had opposed the central elements of this proposal as inappropriate over-development of the site and contrary to public interest.
The PAC determination supported the SSYM proposals  Read more »

Status of ‘Priority Destinations’

Status of ‘Priority Destinations’

Posted on 8th March 2016

Preparatory work on the Pyrmont to Blackwattle Bay Waterfront Promenade is well underway. There is considerable activity in relation to the Bays Market District. A equest for proposals for the repurposing of the huge landmark and heritage classified White Bay Power Station was put out in October 2015. The heritage Glebe Island Bridge is at last included as a formal project within the Bays Precinct.  Read more »

The Bays Precinct Urban Renewal Project

The Bays Precinct Urban Renewal Project

Posted on 8th March 2016

UrbanGrowth NSW has produced its third public information glossy – The Bays Precinct Sydney Transformation Plan which provides some new information, although still mainly at the level of options or high level plans. This version identifies seven key action areas and it is of significance that these now incorporate Wentworth Park (long rumoured) and ‘working towards repurposing Glebe Island Bridge’(previously invisible) into the Bays Precinct project.  Read more »

Bays & Foreshores Report to the Glebe Society AGM 2015

Bays & Foreshores Report to the Glebe Society AGM 2015

Posted on 25th September 2015

The community campaign to defend the public interest in the State Government’s huge Bays Precinct Urban Renewal Project was the major ongoing Bays and Foreshores issue this year. We have continued to work with other residents’ groups and both the City of Sydney and Leichhardt councils to influence this important project.  Read more »

Glebe Society objections re Superyacht Marina

Glebe Society objections re Superyacht Marina

Posted on 17th June 2015

Glebe Society Objects to SYM Over-Development Proposal. The Glebe Society has lodged its objection to the proposed modification to the Superyacht Marina in Rozelle Bay.  The modifications constitute a major increase in the scale of both water-based and on-land development, as well as much more intensive activities.  If approved, the previously identified negative impacts- especially […]  Read more »

UrbanGrowth’s Bays Precinct Consultation – Should We Be Worried?

Posted on 2nd June 2015

UrbanGrowth NSW held a marathon consultation – the Sydneysiders Summit and related forums – over five days (14-18 May) on the ‘transformation’ of the Bays Precinct.  Read more »

Flowerpots for Diversity

Posted on 28th March 2015

Enter the flower pot: the latest in habitat creation.  Read more »

An Inner West Transport Solution?

Posted on 28th March 2015

The inner West faces worsening traffic congestion with redevelopment of the Bays Area and Plans for WestConnex to feed vehicles onto the Anzac Bridge and Victoria Rd.
Yet there is a simple, low-cost way to reduce congestion in our neighbourhood: re-open Glebe Island Bridge as a level, broad, safe pedestrian link between Rozelle and Pyrmont.  Read more »

Glebe Island Bridge Web Site

Posted on 8th December 2014

The Glebe Society has established a website at http://glebeislandbridge.com to celebrate the potential of the heritage-listed Glebe Island Bridge in grid-locked inner Sydney. The bridge potentially offers pedestrians and cyclists a safe, level and picturesque alternative to the noisy and traffic-laden Anzac Bridge.  Read more »

Terrific Summit! Now What??

Posted on 8th December 2014

It was a terrific Summit. Almost all the presentations from the overseas experts were both fascinating and highly relevant. UrbanGrowth had gathered an impressive array of experts from around the world with hands-on experience of very similar urban renewal projects and their analyses of what worked and what didn’t were sharply relevant to our context.  Read more »