June 2014 – The Glebe Society

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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Council Responds to Harold Park Parkland Submission

Council Responds to Harold Park Parkland Submission

Posted on 2nd June 2014

The Glebe Society’s submission to Council on the design for the Harold Park Public Parkland was published in the April Bulletin. It is pleasing that Council has responded in specific terms to our submission. Council’s response is below, together with our further comments.  Read more »

Glebe Is Ready to Respond to Millers Point Sell-off

Posted on 2nd June 2014

Residents of Millers Point are making it abundantly clear that their continuing objections to the announcement by the former NSW Community Services Minister, Pru Goward, that ‘almost 300 public housing properties at Miller’s Point, the Rocks and Gloucester St would be sold within two years’ are seen by the public.  Read more »

Broadway Centre

Posted on 2nd June 2014

Mirvac, the owner, has proposed changes to the Bay St facade, which include replacing the posted awning with a clear, cantilevered one. This will make the facade more compatible with the Heritage-listed Model and Moxham building on the corner of Broadway, and the approach lighter and safer. The granite paving will be extended to replace the bitumen. Unfortunately, their plans do not go as far as remodelling the entrance itself.  Read more »

Students and Glebe

Posted on 2nd June 2014

The City of Sydney is under pressure to approve new student accommodation, but it does not have a specific set of controls. Instead, it attempts to deal with proposals under its existing Boarding House controls. Clearly this is not satisfactory.  Read more »

From the Blue Wren Subcommittee

Posted on 2nd June 2014

The rebuilding of the eastern tennis court in St James Park will be completed next month. Work will then commence on the western court with the excavation of the site for construction of an 80,000 litre water tank beneath the court; the retaining wall on the western side of the court adjacent to St James Ave will be removed and rebuilt. The water will be used to irrigate St James Park. Local residents are concerned about the adverse impact of a proposed increase in use by St James School of St James Park and John Street Reserve as playgrounds during school hours.  Read more »

What Should We Do about the Large Numbers of Indian Mynas in Glebe?

Posted on 2nd June 2014

Bird in Backyards states: “The Indian or Common Myna was introduced from south-east Asia into the cane fields of north-eastern Queensland in 1883, to combat insect pests, particularly plague locusts and cane beetles. Other releases occurred, and by the 1940s and 1950s it was established in many eastern metropolitan areas.”  Read more »

The Mauling of Max’s Garden

Posted on 2nd June 2014

Last December I took some pictures of the garden created by Max Solling adjacent to the Glebe Rowing Club. Max had carefully selected natives, particularly those which were drought resistant. His garden prospered through a tough period, until … well you can see for yourself. We knew that the last section of the Foreshore Walk […]  Read more »

A Justice Centre Established in Glebe

Posted on 2nd June 2014

The Glebe Justice Centre is a newly established non-government organisation with a rights-based approach to community development. It aims to increase access to justice through advocacy, strengthening pathways to existing legal services while providing additional services as needed and facilitating community leadership programs to enable all citizens to respond more effectively to local issues and concerns.  Read more »

Using LED Lighting – a Bright Idea

Posted on 2nd June 2014

David Winterton gave a well attended presentation on ‘Understanding LEDs’ at Benledi on Thursday evening, 8 May, organised by the Society’s Environment Subcommittee. David is convenor of the Sydney branch of the Alternative Technology Association, the oldest organisation promoting sustainable technology in Australia, and director of Ecological Design, a sustainability consultancy business.  Read more »