Monthly Archives: March 2012
Richard Spencer will be the guest speaker at “Glebe Voices” on 19th April, at 6.00 p.m. for a 6.30 p.m. start. The location for the April event will be at the Ancient Briton hotel, in the private Upstairs room, corner of Glebe Point Road and Bridge Road. The title of his talk is “Do we really care? Investing in our communities.”
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Two giant Moreton Bay fig trees on the Glebe foreshore will be illuminated at sunset, when a new artwork powered by state-of-the-art lighting and wind turbine technology is switched on this month. Earth V Sky will operate each night at dusk, with the lights programmed to switch on at sunset and stay illuminated for about 90 minutes. Earth V Sky is the third public art project developed by the City of Sydney with the local Glebe community since 2006. The Lord Mayor will officially open Earth V Sky for members of the community on Tuesday, 24 April, at 5pm. Read more »
Our first social event for the year will be a Twilight Wine-tasting at the Glebe Rowing Club, Ferry Road, from 4.30 – 6.30pm on Sunday 25 March. Enjoy the last daylight-saving Sunday of the season and taste some beautiful wines from the Mediterranean and bar food from “Timbah” (Forsyth Street, Glebe). An informal occasion to meet with other members and friends. Read more »
A further Development Application (DA) has been lodged with Council for redevelopment of “Durham Court”, 417 Glebe Point Road. Council received many objections from local residents against the previous DA for this property, and the owner has now submitted this new application. The full details of the application can be viewed here. Any objections against this DA close on 13th March 2012.
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The NSW Government began a comprehensive review of the state’s planning system in July 2011. The aim of the review is to create a new planning system in consultation with stakeholders and the community that meets today’s needs and priorities. The Glebe Society has made a formal submission to the review, and it can be viewed here. Read more »
Presented by the Glebe Schools Community Centre, NSW Reconciliation Council and Tranby College. This is an exciting opportunity is coming “Sundays in Glebe” for families in the Glebe area – please alert them to these events, especially the ART and MUSIC days on Sundays the 18th and 25th March respectively. There will be many great opportunities, a feed and lots of fun to be had for all!!! These events are open to the whole community. Read more »
Is planning speak a fog to you? Do you want to know how building designs are determined and how the Planning system works? If so then you may be interested in a Community Workshop REDWatch is putting on with Professor Peter Phibbs, to help everyday residents find out who decides what, how to find meaning in all that jargon – terms like DA, LEP, DCP, Master Plan, SEPP – and how residents can influence planning decisions. Peter Phibbs runs a day course at UWS aimed at non-planners and we have asked him to come to Redfern and run a session for any residents who would like to know more about planning. Read more »
Members and friends are invited to meet in restaurants in and around Glebe, usually on the first Thursday of each month at 7pm, to eat and talk with other people who live in Glebe. We visit a different restaurant each month, with varying cuisines. Our next event will be on Thursday 12th April when we will share a meal at Darbar, 134 Glebe Point Road. Please email Edwina Doe or call her on 9660 7066 at least 24 hours before the dinner to let her know if you are coming, or if you are likely to be late.
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