February 2011 – The Glebe Society

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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Government response on Bays planning ‘belated and depressing’

Government response on Bays planning ‘belated and depressing’

Posted on 18th February 2011

On 5 February the Minister for Planning Tony Kelly belatedly released his response to the community consultation on the future of the Bays Precinct. The report was slipped out without fanfare. It is too late to be of any significance in the life of this Government. And most depressingly, its proposed planning principles for the Bays are bland and weak where they most need to be tight and strong.   Read more »

Sydney Superyacht Marina – exhibition of plans

Sydney Superyacht Marina – exhibition of plans

Posted on 13th February 2011

A Major Project Assessment was opened for exhibition on 02 February and will close on 04 March 2011. Essentially, it is for the redevelopment of the land-based component of the Sydney Superyacht Marina. Tony Larkum, Convenor of the Bays and Foreshores Sub-committee, will coordinate and prepare a response from the Glebe Society. Glebe Society members are encouraged to also submit individual submissions.  Read more »

Have your Say re St James Park – 19th Feb

Have your Say re St James Park – 19th Feb

Posted on 13th February 2011

Many Glebe residents received a letter from the City of Sydney during the past week, requesting their input into the plan to upgrade St James Park, at Woolley Street, Forest Lodge. The letter from council included the following:  Read more »

“Love Your Park”, a community arts event – 20th Feb

“Love Your Park”, a community arts event – 20th Feb

Posted on 13th February 2011

Come and join other local Glebe residents decorate the MJ Dougherty Reserve in Mitchell Street, Glebe on Sunday 20th February. Feel free to come and give a hand on the day and share the bbq lunch which will be provided.   Read more »

Glebe Post Office closure – report of outcomes

Glebe Post Office closure – report of outcomes

Posted on 7th February 2011

Glebe Post Office closed on Friday 4th February. We outline the protests so far, the lack of response from Australia Post, and our plans for further action.  Read more »

Community Picnic in Wentworth Park – 27th Feb

Community Picnic in Wentworth Park – 27th Feb

Posted on 7th February 2011

Glebe Society members and their friends are invited to a Community Picnic in Wentworth Park, in the middle of the Blackwattle Bay side of the viaduct, on Sunday 27th February from 5 to 8 pm. to celebrate completion of a major stage in reclaiming Wentworth Park for residents of Glebe, Pyrmont and Ultimo.  Read more »

Australia Post digs in

Australia Post digs in

Posted on 2nd February 2011

Australia Post has confirmed that it will not bow to community pressure to maintain a proper post office in Glebe by issuing the following news release on 1 February 2011. The campaign to retain Glebe Post Office (POGA) is considering what further actions are open to it.  Read more »