March 2014 – The Glebe Society

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Posted on 27th March 2014

The Glebe Society made a thorough submission to the NSW Parliament Inquiry into Social and Affordable Housing, in which (among other matters) we noted that NSW faces a crisis in public housing, urgently needs a coherent housing strategy that sets targets and provide incentives to public and private developers, must establish improved governance based upon […]  Read more »

Millers Point Sell-off Threatens Glebe

Posted on 27th March 2014

The Glebe Society has a proud history of campaigning to support public housing in Glebe, since our founding years. We will continue to campaign to preserve public housing and the diverse character of our community.  Read more »

Our Green Footpaths

Posted on 27th March 2014

The footpaths of Glebe have become much less bare thanks to Council’s tree planting and verge gardens. However, the contribution of residents is still very important in the ‘greening of Glebe’. What’s more, the gardening efforts of individuals are naturally more varied, and sometimes more quirky, than the mainly uniform look produced by Council contractors […]  Read more »

Sydney University’s Campus Improvement Program (CIP)

Posted on 27th March 2014

Come 2020, under the proposed Campus Improvement Program, the University wants to replace, inter alia, the Merewether, Wentworth and Wilkinson buildings as well as International House.  Read more »

Proposed Planning Bills

Proposed Planning Bills

Posted on 27th March 2014

It appears that the Government has withdrawn these proposed bills, which leaves the existing Act of 1979 (as amended) as the Act covering development in NSW. This is a very significant victory for the Better Planning Network (BPN), which the Society joined soon after its inception.   Read more »

Photo of the Month

Posted on 27th March 2014

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 »

Submission to Council Regarding Tram Shed Use

Submission to Council Regarding Tram Shed Use

Posted on 20th March 2014

This month The Glebe Society has sent a submission to Council re the adaptive reuse of the Rozelle Tram Depot.  We continue to have concerns about traffic management, the impact on nearby retail centres, and the inadequate size of the community space in the tramsheds.  You can view the Submission by clicking here.  Read more »

Introduction

Introduction

Posted on 19th March 2014

I have established this page so that:
– significant correspondence, which represents Society positions, is directly and rapidly available for your comment and actions in your broader network;
– you get updates on projects as they proceed and you can get involved;
– you can comment on matters about the Society and we can start a conversation; and
– you can get involved in strategic campaigns.  Read more »



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Strategic Plan 2013-2019

Strategic Plan 2013-2019

Posted on 10th March 2014

As I told you recently, we have as a Society committed to our Strategy 2013-2019: Engaging Glebe. The strategy is here on our website. So we could get our strategy right and all commit to it, we held workshops and discussions and broadcast drafts. We put a lot of effort and time into getting it […]  Read more »

Events Policy

Events Policy

Posted on 9th March 2014

A significant way the Glebe Society promotes the objects of its Constitution is by organising a variety of events and activities throughout the year. A number are free and open to the wider community. However most are fee paying functions that raise funds to ensure the financial viability of the Society.  Read more »

Management of Assets Policy

Management of Assets Policy

Posted on 9th March 2014

The Asset Management Policy covers all fixed and intangible assets owned by The Glebe Society. It covers the full life of the asset including acquisition, depreciation, enhancement & modification and disposal.  Read more »

Donation-Financial Assistance Policy

Donation-Financial Assistance Policy

Posted on 9th March 2014

From time to time the Society receives requests for financial assistance from individuals or other Organisations.   Read more »

Submission to NSW Social & Affordable Housing Inquiry

Submission to NSW Social & Affordable Housing Inquiry

Posted on 4th March 2014

The Glebe Society submission to the NSW Parliament’s Inquiry into Social and Affordable Housing can be found here.  Read more »

The Divide Is Narrowing

Posted on 4th March 2014

Glebe Public School has been lauded in the media for its exceptional success in engaging its students and in increasing attendance rates!   Read more »

Proposed New Planning Laws

Proposed New Planning Laws

Posted on 4th March 2014

We are asking members to reaffirm their demand that the Government keep its election promise and produce Planning Legislation that eliminates corruption and abuse of power  Read more »