May 2015 – The Glebe Society

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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Blackwattle Park Picnic

Posted on 8th May 2015

The sun shone on our small group of Glebe Society members enjoying a picnic by Blackwattle Bay on Sunday 29 March – good food, wine, conversation, views –- a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.  Read more »

Energy Efficiency Master Plan

Energy Efficiency Master Plan

Posted on 8th May 2015

The draft Energy Efficiency Master Plan for the City of Sydney is open for comment until 4 May. The Master Plan is a good news story as it provides strategies that will achieve significant greenhouse gas reductions while saving money for business and residents.  Read more »

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – May 2015

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – May 2015

Posted on 8th May 2015

On Thursday 7 May 2015 at 6:30 pm in the downstairs meeting room at Benledi (Glebe Library), Dr Holly Parsons from BirdLife Australia, will give a talk to the Society entitled ‘Little birds in a big city – the lives and times of Superb Fairy-wrens’. Dr Parsons is the Program Manager for Birds in Backyards […]  Read more »

Extreme Weather Events and Public Housing

Posted on 8th May 2015

The City of Sydney unit of SES was called on to respond to scores of requests for assistance (RFAs) during the recent torrential rains. At some HNSW properties the lack of maintenance by HNSW had obviously increased the potential for such problems.   Read more »

How Are Women’s Refuges Faring?

How Are Women’s Refuges Faring?

Posted on 8th May 2015

It is just a year since the much repudiated ‘Going Home Staying Home’ initiative of the NSW State Government radically altered the way in which social services to the homeless and most needy in our community are managed.  Read more »

Bays Precinct Sydneysiders Summit

Posted on 8th May 2015

Urban Growth is holding the Bays Precinct Sydneysiders Summit on Saturday 16 May and Sunday 17 May 2015. Members are urged to register for this Summit. It may be our last chance to influence what goes into UrbanGrowth’s strategic plan for the Bays Precinct!  Read more »

Planning Matters (May 2015)

Posted on 8th May 2015

The Tramshed and Harold Park Precinct 5  Read more »

Anzac Centennary Grant

Posted on 8th May 2015

The Society has received a grant of $28,796 from the Federal Government under the Anzac Centenary Program. The grant is to be used to mount an exhibition entitled Sacrifice, Struggle and Sorrow: Glebe’s Great War 1914-1918. The exhibition will examine the impact of the First World War and its immediate aftermath on the Glebe community.  Read more »

Lone Pine for Sydney University

Lone Pine for Sydney University

Posted on 8th May 2015

On the eve of Anzac Day, a special planting ceremony took place in the grounds of Sydney University. The Glebe Society had donated a Gallipoli Pine sapling to the University in memory of all who fought, but particularly in memory of the Glebe men who were associated with the University of Sydney as academics, support staff or students and who enlisted in World War I.  Read more »

Lone Pine for Foley Park

Posted on 8th May 2015

To commemorate the centenary of Anzac, a Lone Pine was planted in Foley Park on Thursday 23 April by Lord Mayor Clover Moore. The pine tree was grown from seed collected from the lone pine at the Australian War Memorial, which in turn was grown with a seed from a pine cone taken from Gallipoli in 1915.  Read more »