November 2013 – The Glebe Society

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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 »

Blue Wrens Subcommittee News and Updates

Posted on 5th November 2013

The Subcommittee was featured in articles in two editions of the Inner West Courier (15 and 19 September 2013) concerning the City’s draft Urban Ecology Strategic Action Plan, including the following: ‘The Glebe Society’s Blue Wren Group was consulted on the plan and member Norma Hawkins said the volunteer group had been working on Arthur […]  Read more »

Photo of the Month

Posted on 5th November 2013

If you have a great image of Glebe or Forest Lodge (past or present), email to editor@glebesociety.org.au, and we’ll try to include it in an upcoming edition of the Bulletin and in our online Gallery  Read more »

Bernard Lane Named after Glebe Society Founder

Posted on 5th November 2013

Bernard Smith was one of the founders of the Glebe Society and was pivotal in the successful campaign of the early 1970s to stop a freeway being pushed through the suburb and the replacement of the Glebe Estate with high-rise office blocks.  Bernard and his wife Kate were responsible for producing The Architectural Character of […]  Read more »

Blackwattle Bay Wharves – Where is the Elias Group DA?

Posted on 5th November 2013

The Glebe Society understands that the Elias Group which runs All Occasion Cruises out of B1, B2 wharves adjoining the Fish Markets in Blackwattle Bay put in an amended DA proposal in relation to proposed developments at this site May 2013. We have not seen the DA so do not know what it proposes. The […]  Read more »