June 2015 – The Glebe Society

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Glebe Society Opposes Amalgamation of City of Sydney into a ‘Mega-council’

Posted on 30th June 2015

Before the last election the incoming government promised there would be no forced amalgamations, but no one seems to believe them. Councils are now required, on a very short timeframe, to undertake a self-analysis entitled ‘Fit for the Future’. These documents will be assessed by IPART, the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal, which will make […]  Read more »

June 2015

June 2015

Posted on 30th June 2015

Sydney City Council – Fit for the Future There was an extraordinary meeting of the Council on Thursday 18 June to consider the Council’s submission to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) concerning the NSW Government’s ‘Fit for the Future’ local government review process designed to reduce the number of Councils in NSW. Without […]  Read more »

Bidura – a House with a Future

Posted on 30th June 2015

Late in 2014 the NSW Government quietly added one of Glebe’s best known historic houses to its For Sale list of publicly owned properties. Bidura, 357 Glebe Pt Rd, was for sale by tender; November was the deadline for bids and in February this year the identity of the new owners was disclosed. Bidura had […]  Read more »

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee (June 2015)

Posted on 30th June 2015

Twenty four Society members and friends attended a lecture (Thursday 7 May in the downstairs meeting room at Benledi) given by Dr Holly Parsons entitled ‘Little birds in a big city – the lives and times of Superb Fairy-wrens’. The President introduced Dr Parsons, who is the Program Manager for Birds in Backyards, and Andrew […]  Read more »

Our New Logo

Posted on 30th June 2015

Early last year, a decision was taken by the Management Committee to review our logo, fondly referred to as ‘the Door’, partly because, like some members of the Committee themselves, it was looking a bit tired and over-exposed, and partly because it only really referred to one aspect of our activities, namely heritage conservation. It […]  Read more »

Discovering the Chippendale Creative Precinct

Posted on 30th June 2015

What an interesting afternoon it was for 14 of us who joined the Glebe Society’s leisurely stroll through the Chippendale Creative Precinct on Thursday 11 June. After a delicious lunch of home-made dumplings and really special teas at the White Rabbit Gallery we were taken on a guided tour of the current exhibition at this […]  Read more »

Glebites Make Honours List Once Again

Glebites Make Honours List Once Again

Posted on 30th June 2015

Once again, Glebe Society members and other Glebites are represented among the Queen’s Birthday 2015 honours list. Glebe Society member David Fraser was made a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) for ‘significant service to tertiary science education, as an academic and researcher, and to the study of human disease […]  Read more »

UrbanGrowth’s Bays Precinct Consultation – Should We Be Worried?

Posted on 2nd June 2015

UrbanGrowth NSW held a marathon consultation – the Sydneysiders Summit and related forums – over five days (14-18 May) on the ‘transformation’ of the Bays Precinct.  Read more »

Glebe Society objections re Superyacht Marina

Glebe Society objections re Superyacht Marina

Posted on 17th June 2015

Glebe Society Objects to SYM Over-Development Proposal. The Glebe Society has lodged its objection to the proposed modification to the Superyacht Marina in Rozelle Bay.  The modifications constitute a major increase in the scale of both water-based and on-land development, as well as much more intensive activities.  If approved, the previously identified negative impacts- especially […]  Read more »

More than 15 years on, Olympic-related Impositions Are Still with Us

Posted on 2nd June 2015

The massive advertising billboard which sits atop the heritage-listed silos at Glebe Island was erected in the 1990s to help promote the Olympics. The lessee of the billboard, Eye Drive, has sought approval (from the Department of Planning) to extend the timeframes for the approved advertising signage.  Read more »

Explore Glebe with an Audio Guide

Posted on 2nd June 2015

The first two of Glebe Walks have been converted to audio walks, available on the izi.TRAVEL app.  Read more »