December 2014 – The Glebe Society

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2 Tickets to the Lord Mayor’s NYE Party

2 Tickets to the Lord Mayor’s NYE Party

Posted on 26th December 2014

We have two tickets to the Lord Mayor’s New Years Eve Party to be held at the Opera House. Janice Challinor, our Community Convenor has been given two tickets but is unable to attend, and with the Lord Mayor’s approval, she is offering them to the highest bidder.  The proceeds will go to CENTIPEDE at GLEBE […]  Read more »

Dorothy Hoddinott receives Australian Human Rights Medal

Dorothy Hoddinott receives Australian Human Rights Medal

Posted on 13th December 2014

Dorothy Hoddinott a long time resident of Glebe and member of The Glebe Society has received wonderful recognition for her outstanding work with refugees. Principal attacks treatment of asylum-seeking children   A school principal honoured with the 2014 Australian Human Rights Medal has accused the Federal Government of placing cruel limitations on child asylum seekers and […]  Read more »

Taking Part in the Garage Sale Trail

Posted on 8th December 2014

We called our garage sale ‘Glebe Grunge and Glory’ and were able to use the Glebe Justice Centre building on St Johns Rd as the venue. Held on Saturday 25 October, a dazzling range of pre-loved goods was offered for sale or donation.   Read more »

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee – December 2014

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee – December 2014

Posted on 8th December 2014

Under the leadership of Sophie Golding, Urban Ecology Coordinator, City of Sydney, 16 keen birders undertook a bird survey in seven of our local parks or reserves….  Read more »

Soiree for Centipede 2014

Posted on 8th December 2014

The annual ‘Sunset Soiree’ for Centipede was held on Friday 7 November at the Glebe Rowing Club. A little over 50 people in attendance enjoyed live music provided by local chanteuse Hannah Robinson, the well-chosen words of Glebe Public School’s principal Vicki Pogulis and a most convivial evening under the full moon.  Read more »

Initiative to Support Mental Health in Glebe

Initiative to Support Mental Health in Glebe

Posted on 8th December 2014

The objective of this program is to educate and inform the community about positive service provision and constructive interaction with mental health consumers in our midst.  Read more »

Glebe Street Fair 2014

Posted on 8th December 2014

Despite a worrying downpour of rain the 31st anniversary of the Glebe Street Fair saw the expected thousands of visitors head to Glebe Point Rd to enjoy free entertainment across three stages, more than 250 stalls and the 100 or so businesses that line the street.  Read more »

Glebe Island Bridge Web Site

Posted on 8th December 2014

The Glebe Society has established a website at https://glebeislandbridge.com to celebrate the potential of the heritage-listed Glebe Island Bridge in grid-locked inner Sydney. The bridge potentially offers pedestrians and cyclists a safe, level and picturesque alternative to the noisy and traffic-laden Anzac Bridge.  Read more »

Remembrance Day 2014

Posted on 8th December 2014

About 60 people gathered at Glebe’s Diggers’ Memorial for the Remembrance Day service on Tuesday 11 November. It was heart-warming that children from Glebe Public School and officers from the Fire Station were present.  Read more »

Opening the Glebe Aboriginal Cultural Space

Opening the Glebe Aboriginal Cultural Space

Posted on 8th December 2014

On the afternoon of Tuesday, 11 November, a large crowd gathered at the Glebe Town Hall for this combined event.  Read more »

December 2014

December 2014

Posted on 8th December 2014

Undoubtedly, the most significant matter this month has been the so-called Bays and Foreshores Experts Summit on 19 and 20 November. The development of this huge site is going to affect all of us and our families for the next 30 years at least, and it is important that the government gets it right by actually listening to the community.  Read more »

87 Bay Street (Beauty College Site)

Posted on 8th December 2014

The City has decided to rezone 87 Bay St, with the aim of permitting greater height and density, but including a significant amount of affordable housing. … The proposal consists of a two-storey podium, mainly for commercial uses, and a series of towers to accommodate 213 units, of which 25 are affordable.  Read more »

Terrific Summit! Now What??

Posted on 8th December 2014

It was a terrific Summit. Almost all the presentations from the overseas experts were both fascinating and highly relevant. UrbanGrowth had gathered an impressive array of experts from around the world with hands-on experience of very similar urban renewal projects and their analyses of what worked and what didn’t were sharply relevant to our context.  Read more »