May 2010 – The Glebe Society

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Welcome the Rozelle Rocket, but will it affect Bellevue?

Welcome the Rozelle Rocket, but will it affect Bellevue?

Posted on 30th May 2010

Many of you will know about the commencement of the water taxi service ferrying passengers to the pontoon at Campbell’s Cove from Rozelle Bay, Blackwattle Bay and Jackson’s Landing. The water taxis can take up to 50 passengers and currently are programmed to run three services to Campbell's Cove every morning and evening on weekdays. The […]  Read more »

Barangaroo protest meeting

Barangaroo protest meeting

Posted on 29th May 2010

The Friends of Barangaroo, along with a number of other groups, will stage a protest at the Barangaroo site, 47–51 Hickson Road at 11am – 2pm on Saturday 26 June.  Invited speakers include Jack Mundey, the Green Bans activist; Genia McCaffrey, Mayor of North Sydney; John McInerney, Independent Councillor, City of Sydney; and Shayne Mallard, Liberal Councillor, […]  Read more »

NSW Maritime announces plan for Blackwattle Bay wharves

NSW Maritime announces plan for Blackwattle Bay wharves

Posted on 27th May 2010

NSW Maritime announced the successful bid for development of the Blackwattle Bay wharves on 27 May, 2010. The announcement is light on detail, but judging by the artist’s impression the concerns previous expressed by the Blackwattle Coalition (BCC) are justified.  Read more »

Transport and Traffic

Transport and Traffic

Posted on 26th May 2010

The goal for the future of Glebe is to develop a broad based public philosophy to transition our streets away from an auto-centric approach to one that treats streets as public places and prioritises them for walking, cycling and transit. Glebe’s urban form and low to medium density housing means that people are close to […]  Read more »



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Earth v Sky

Earth v Sky

Posted on 25th May 2010

At its Committee meeting on Monday 24 May, Sydney City Council recommended a go-ahead for installation of the public art work, Earth v Sky. This is the third of the three public artworks commissioned by the City of Sydney for Glebe, the first two being the Glebe Public School fence and the audio reactivation of […]  Read more »

Harold Park Redevelopment

Harold Park Redevelopment

Posted on 26th May 2010

Redevelopment of the Harold Park Paceway and former Rozelle Tram Depot site is proposed. The Harold Park Paceway comprises an 800m track, a 3000 seat grandstand and administration and parking facilities. The former Rozelle Tram Depot includes a heritage listed Federation warehouse with saw-tooth roofed tram sheds, a large cast iron water tank and Federation […]  Read more »

Thirsty Thursday – Flying Fajita Sistas

Thirsty Thursday – Flying Fajita Sistas

Posted on 24th May 2010

Meet old friends and meet new people on Thirsty Thursday at the Flying Fajita Sistas.  Read more »

Thirsty Thursday – Deus ex Machina

Thirsty Thursday – Deus ex Machina

Posted on 24th May 2010

Meet old friends and meet new people on “Thirsty Thursday”. These occasions are held monthly (first Thursday of the month) are an opportunity to dine informally at a Glebe restaurant. On 1 July join us at Deus ex Machina 98-104 Parramatta Road, at 7pm. No booking necessary, but if you are attending for the first time please […]  Read more »

“First Inhabitants” an extract by Max Solling and Peter Reynolds

“First Inhabitants” an extract by Max Solling and Peter Reynolds

Posted on 21st May 2010

An extract from “Leichhardt: on the margins of the city” by Max Solling and Peter Reynolds, Allen and Unwin, Sydney, 1997:  Read more »

Campaign for a better plan for Harold Park

Campaign for a better plan for Harold Park

Posted on 19th May 2010

Glebe and Forest Lodge residents overwhelmingly support a better plan for the redevelopment Harold Park and the heritage Tramsheds.
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Secondary College walkway

Secondary College walkway

Posted on 18th May 2010

The Glebe Society is actively pursuing the completion by Sydney City Council of the foreshore walk in front of the Blackwattle Campus of the Sydney Secondary College. This final section of the Glebe foreshore walk had been scheduled to follow completion of the major section that ends at the rowing clubs. However delays occurred – […]  Read more »

Heritage Fleet may move to Pyrmont

Heritage Fleet may move to Pyrmont

Posted on 18th May 2010

A move to Pyrmont is on the cards for the Sydney Heritage Fleet. For several years the Fleet has been under notice from NSW Maritime to move from its current site in Rozelle Bay. This site is quite valuable and clearly the Government would prefer to lease it to a commercial tenant. The site suggested […]  Read more »

Blackwattle Bay wharves

Blackwattle Bay wharves

Posted on 18th May 2010

The announcement of Government assistance to the Fish Market redevelopment has prompted the Blackwattle Cove Coalition (BCC) to wonder what is happening with the adjacent Blackwattle Bay wharves. Some time ago NSW Maritime sought registrations of interest in the development of sites known as B1 and B2 – the derelict coal bunker and the wharves […]  Read more »

Preservation and protection a priority

Preservation and protection a priority

Posted on 17th May 2010

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 »

Wentworth Park: upgrade planned for Wattle Street and viaduct arches

Wentworth Park: upgrade planned for Wattle Street and viaduct arches

Posted on 12th May 2010

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