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Yearly Archives: 2013

Christmas in the Glebe Town Hall Photo Album

Posted on 31st December 2013

The Society’s 2013 Christmas party was the first to be held in the gloriously refurbished Glebe Town Hall. About 90 members and friends attended and we had the pleasure of the company of the Lord Mayor, Cr Clover Moore, who drew the winners of our fund-raising raffle.
We were particularly pleased to welcome Marianne von Knobelsdorf, a long-time Glebe resident and member of the Society. Marianne returned to live in her home country of Germany a couple of years ago but is currently making an extended visit to Glebe.  Read more »

Off Broadway: Chippendale Small Gallery Tour Photo Album

Posted on 30th June 2013

About 20 Glebe Society members and friends ventured across Broadway into the comparatively unknown territory of Chippendale to explore its varied galleries and art spaces. The walking tour took in contemporary art, both Australian and Chinese, a local artists’ co-operative, public sculpture and a stunning US photographic exhibition – all just just 5 – 7 minutes’ walk from Broadway – and included lunch at Mission Restaurant & NG Gallery.  Read more »

Rally to save the Glebe Youth Service

Rally to save the Glebe Youth Service

Posted on 31st December 2013

On Saturday 14th December several hundred Glebe residents and friends gathered in front of Glebe Public School to protest about the closure of the Glebe Youth Service (GYS) premises at 84 Glebe Point Road by Housing NSW. There was a call to Housing NSW to upgrade 84 Glebe Point Road to appropriate fire standards and […]  Read more »

Changes on the Glebe Foreshore

Posted on 13th December 2013

The sign might say “Path ends here”, but not for much longer! Work began recently on the last section of the Glebe Foreshore Walk from Ferry Road to Bridge Road. When this section is completed in the New Year pedestrians will, unfortunately, have to take to the narrow and dilapidated footpath leading from the Hansons […]  Read more »

December 2013

December 2013

Posted on 10th December 2013

Oh frabjous joy, calloo callay; Glebe Island Bridge is here to stay. “And so this is Christmas and what have you done?” We have been very busy and our campaigns are listed on the website. In particular I mention our work with the Better Planning Network to ameliorate excesses in the proposed planning legislation and […]  Read more »

Getting into Veggie Gardening

Posted on 28th November 2013

Some very varied approaches to growing your own vegetables raised lively discussion at the well-attended talk on the Grow it Local theme.  Read more »

Update from the Blue Wren Group

Posted on 28th November 2013

In 8,000 responses to a national survey conducted during October by BirdLife Australia, the Superb Fairy-wren was voted as Australia’s favourite bird.  Read more »

Glebe Island Bridge Added to State Heritage Register

Posted on 28th November 2013

The State Minister for Heritage, The Hon Robyn Parker, has agreed to the Heritage Council’s recommendation that the 1903 Glebe Island Bridge be added to the State Heritage Register. This gives the bridge the highest level of heritage protection. The Glebe Society applauds the Minister’s decision.  Read more »

Photo of the Month

Posted on 28th November 2013

Taken on the first Thursday of the recent bushfires from the backyard of 79 Ferry Rd. There was a small patch of blue sky on the western horizon, which lit the Anzac Bridge and houses in a spooky bluish light against the background of a smoky sky.  Read more »

No.1 Sparkes Lane, Camperdown

No.1 Sparkes Lane, Camperdown

Posted on 28th November 2013

This proposal for 12 units is for a site that straddles the Orphan School Creek, which forms the border between Glebe and Camperdown.   Read more »

Strata Law Review

Strata Law Review

Posted on 28th November 2013

All parties have committed to an extensive review, for which 1900 submissions were received. Seventy changes are now proposed as a result.   Read more »

Refusal of Rear Lane Overdevelopment

Refusal of Rear Lane Overdevelopment

Posted on 28th November 2013

The City’s Planning Committee refused the development application for 117A Mitchell St unanimously because of its failure to address the nature of the Conservation Area.  Read more »

November 2013

November 2013

Posted on 10th November 2013

I recently wrote to the Transport Roads and Maritime Services (used to be the RTA) with our submission on the future of the Glebe Island Bridge.  Click here to see our submission, and a subsequent letter to the Minister for Heritage when she announced that it would be placed on the State Heritage Register. The final version […]  Read more »

Destroying Our Heritage? Glebe Island Bridge

Posted on 5th November 2013

‘Oh, no!’ I recoiled when I heard that the NSW Government was planning to sell two iconic heritage buildings in Bridge St, Sydney. My second thought, just a moment later, was ‘Yeah, well, governments don’t have a good track record as custodians of heritage items! Perhaps, the private sector may do better.’  Read more »

Blackwattle Bay Development Proposal – Update

Posted on 5th November 2013

Last month, we flagged the challenge to the public interest in Blackwattle Bay arising from a likely unsolicited development proposal encompassing much of the Bays publicly owned foreshores –including the Fish Markets. Our understanding is that this proposal is now well advanced and has been discussed at various levels of Government – with Ministers and […]  Read more »