August 2014 – The Glebe Society

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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Browsing at “The Library”

Posted on 29th August 2014

A guided tour of the State Library of New South Wales was the latest in our occasional Glebe Society series of getting to know Glebe’s neighbouring landmarks.  Read more »

Planning Matters (September 2014)

Posted on 29th August 2014

179 Glebe Point Road Shutter,
Harold Park Officially Opened,
University Motor Inn Site Proposal,
Bidura To Be Sold and
The Better Planning Network  Read more »

Bidura to Be Sold

Posted on 29th August 2014

The NSW Government proposes to sell Bidura as the site is significantly under-utilised in its current state. The NSW Minister for Finance and Services, Dominic Perrottet is quoted as saying that he expects the property to generate significant interest from developers for a residential project.  Read more »

Plaques Database – A Goldmine for the Curious

Posted on 29th August 2014

The Glebe Society Plaques Database is now ‘live’. There’s a link from the dropdown menu under ‘History & Heritage”.  Read more »

Welcome to Twitter – A How-to Guide

Posted on 30th August 2014

The Glebe Society is now on Twitter! So what does this mean for members and how can members use Twitter? Hopefully this article will clear some of the confusion surrounding twitter and allow members to start tweeting.  Read more »

Vale Peter Kolbe

Posted on 29th August 2014

Glebe Society and U3A member Peter Kolbe died on 11 Jul in the house he lived in from 1985: Coreen, 2 Leichhardt Ave. His amusing memories of numerous neighbourhood burglaries featured in the ‘Who Lived in Your Street’ article on Leichhart Avenue. Peter’s family and many friends farewelled him with a last drink at the Harold Park Hotel on 16 Jul.  Read more »

Advanced Waste Treatment – Community Consultation

Advanced Waste Treatment – Community Consultation

Posted on 29th August 2014

The City of Sydney has released its draft Advanced Waste Treatment Master Plan. The City’s resident consultation process was through in-depth workshops held over three weeks.  Read more »

St Helen’s Community Garden Completed

Posted on 29th August 2014

The garden attracts constant interest from local residents and visitors, with people wandering through the garden to keep track of the veggie plantings, or to sit on the convenient ledges for a rest or a chat.  Read more »

Letter to Leichhardt Mayor re Diggers Memorial

Letter to Leichhardt Mayor re Diggers Memorial

Posted on 27th August 2014

A letter was recently sent to the Mayor of Leichhardt Council regards a World War I memorial that was in memory of workers from the Rozelle Tramsheds.  The memorial was located at the Rozelle Tramsheds until 1958 when it was removed to the Leichhardt Bus depot.  Click here to see the letter in full, together with photos […]  Read more »

Report on Public Meeting on Bays Precinct Urban Renewal Project

Report on Public Meeting on Bays Precinct Urban Renewal Project

Posted on 23rd August 2014

 REPORT OF PUBLIC MEETING AND FOLLOW UP ACTION BAYS PRECINCTURBAN RENEWAL PROJECT PROTECT THE PUBLIC INTEREST The community meeting held in Glebe Town hall on the 4th August to defend the public interest in the Bays Precinct Urban Renewal Project announced by Premier Baird and UrbanGrowth NSW was a stunner. We expected about 40 but […]  Read more »

Letter to NSW Premier re Bays Precinct Urban Renewal & the Public Interest

Letter to NSW Premier re Bays Precinct Urban Renewal & the Public Interest

Posted on 23rd August 2014

21/8/2014 The Hon. Mike Baird , MP Premier NSW Level 40 Governor Macquarie Tower 1 Farrer Place SYDNEY NSW 2000   Dear Premier BAYS PRECINCT URBAN RENEWAL PROGRAM: PEOPLES CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC GOOD We are seeking an urgent meeting with you and the Minister for Planning on behalf of the communities surrounding the […]  Read more »

Bays Precinct Public Meeting Resolutions

Bays Precinct Public Meeting Resolutions

Posted on 23rd August 2014

BAYS PRECINCT URBAN RENEWAL PROJECT PROTECT THE PUBLIC INTEREST RESOLUTIONS FROM COMMUNITY MEETING The following preamble and resolutions were overwhelmingly endorsed by 200 plus members of the Bays Precinct communities at a public meeting held on the 4th August 2014 in Glebe Town Hall to protect the public interest in the planned urban renewal of […]  Read more »

Letter to NSW Premier re voting rights

Letter to NSW Premier re voting rights

Posted on 20th August 2014

Hon. Michael Baird, NSW Parliament, Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000.   18 August, 2014 Dear Premier, The Glebe Society is a community organisation first formed in 1969 to protect Glebe’s heritage, environment and community from what is universally recognised now as short sighted plans to build a motorway through Glebe. This is of more than […]  Read more »

Bulletin Editorial Policy

Bulletin Editorial Policy

Posted on 15th August 2014

The role of The Glebe Society Bulletin is to act as a primary means of communication with the membership and others by publishing: news about the activities of the Society, the Society’s views on issues of the day, which usually will be published as articles by the President, or relevant sub-committee convenor; news and notices about other events that are relevant to the aims and objectives of the Society, the views of members on issues of the day, usually as letters to the editor, and material submitted by other members of the community  Read more »

Subcommittee Financial Arrangement Policy

Subcommittee Financial Arrangement Policy

Posted on 15th August 2014

Subcommittees may spend and raise money only with the express approval of the Management Committee. When planning a project which may involve expenditure of Glebe Society funds the subcommittee should estimate the approximate amount involved as early as possible and seek Management Committee approval in principle.  Read more »