March 2015 – The Glebe Society

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Fish ’n’ Ships Event Went Off Swimmingly

Posted on 28th March 2015

The Fish ’n’ Ships event on Tuesday 17 March was a great success. Alan Linklater kindly sent us a a photo of his sketch of Strides Shipbreaking yard, which he drew in 1964.  Read more »

Could We Return a Tram to Glebe Point Rd?

Posted on 28th March 2015

The proposal is to create a very large mural, duplicated from an historic photo, on a large wall near the end of the ‘tram lines’ that are visible in the bitumen in Glebe Point Rd.  Read more »

The Gallipoli Pine

Posted on 28th March 2015

The Glebe Society has donated a Gallipoli Pine sapling (Pinus halepensis) to the University of Sydney to commemorate those who served in World War I .  Read more »

Bernard Smith’s Photographs

Posted on 28th March 2015

The City of Sydney has digitised the Bernard Smith Collection of photographs of Glebe. The collection of about five hundred images catalogues Glebe’s built environment ca 1970. The photographs can be viewed on the City of Sydney website.  Read more »

Flowerpots for Diversity

Posted on 28th March 2015

Enter the flower pot: the latest in habitat creation.  Read more »

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – March 2015

Posted on 28th March 2015

A major difficulty for the Glebe Bushcare Group has been the arrival of groups of backpackers/campers who are now living in the parking area near the wetlands adjacent to Chapman Rd.
The City has completed the restoration and repair of the wall on the western boundary of the John Street Reserve and the native flora in the adjacent area is thriving.
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What Will Happen to the Bidura Children’s Court?

Posted on 28th March 2015

A number of people have asked the Society what will happen to the Children’s Court as a result of the sale of the Bidura site. I was told that the Children’s Court is being relocated to the Albion St Children’s Court site, which was closed in 1983 when Bidura Children’s Court opened.  Read more »

Millers Point – Community or Commodity?

Posted on 28th March 2015

The public screening of the documentary ‘Millers Point – Community or Commodity’ served to illustrate the inherent injustice in the current policies impacting upon public housing tenants.  Read more »

NSW Needs to Get Serious about Social Housing

Posted on 28th March 2015

Glebe as a community is committed to public housing, including the Glebe Estate which is fundamental to Glebe’s built and social character.
The NSW government has decided to develop a long overdue social housing policy. They produced a discussion paper on Social Housing in NSW and called for responses.  Read more »

The Abbey site, 156 Bridge Rd

The Abbey site, 156 Bridge Rd

Posted on 28th March 2015

The derelict cottage, Hamilton, one of the buildings of Ferdinand Reuss Jr, would be demolished and the site excavated to permit underground car parking. The cottage would then be rebuilt on the original footprint and with the same height and design. This is now taking place in accordance with the approval.  Read more »

An Inner West Transport Solution?

Posted on 28th March 2015

The inner West faces worsening traffic congestion with redevelopment of the Bays Area and Plans for WestConnex to feed vehicles onto the Anzac Bridge and Victoria Rd.
Yet there is a simple, low-cost way to reduce congestion in our neighbourhood: re-open Glebe Island Bridge as a level, broad, safe pedestrian link between Rozelle and Pyrmont.  Read more »

Meet the Candidates – NSW Election 2015

Posted on 28th March 2015

The Glebe Society hosted a ‘Meet the Candidates’ event at Glebe Town Hall on Friday 27 February. Candidates for the seat of Balmain were invited to attend and speak with the local community. All candidates who had registered in time were invited, including Verity Firth (ALP), Patrick Fogarty (Australian Cyclists Party), Lyndon Gannon (Liberal) and […]  Read more »

Glebe Society Response to the Social Housing Discussion Paper

Glebe Society Response to the Social Housing Discussion Paper

Posted on 23rd March 2015

The NSW social housing system faces many challenges – funding is decreasing, operating costs are rising and homes are ageing. This makes it difficult to maintain existing properties as well as to build more homes to meet the increasing demand for housing assistance. The NSW Government has released a paper, “Social Housing in NSW: a […]  Read more »

International Focus on Glebe

Posted on 14th March 2015

Glebe’s charms are about to be given an international focus through two separate projects, one interested in Glebe Walks, and the other in St Helen’s Community Garden.  Read more »

Full House for Glebe Voices at Blackwattle Cafe

Full House for Glebe Voices at Blackwattle Cafe

Posted on 14th March 2015

Gale Edwards, international theatre director, led a highly successful Glebe Voices at the Blackwattle Café on 18 February. The capacity crowd, sitting in every nook and cranny (including the outside areas, peering in through doorways), listened enthralled to Gale’s account of her career in theatre.  Read more »