March 2016 – The Glebe Society

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Some Things You May Have Missed (March 2016)

Some Things You May Have Missed (March 2016)

Posted on 30th March 2016

In the past month or so, we’ve had some excellent contributions to the web site and the Bulletin that you have missed because they are not “news”. Barry Johnson has contributed a fascinating article about Conscription in Glebe during the First World War. It’s here in our Glebe’s Social History Section. Also in our Glebe’s […]  Read more »

The Johnstons Creek Parklands – Disappearing Projects?

Posted on 29th March 2016

The Johnstons Creek Parkland Master Plan, includes:
– the Hill (currently inaccessible).
– the canal naturalisation.
– the large freshwater wetland – ‘a highly visible expression of the parklands’ signature character’.
– various upgrades to existing parks, including a fountain, a kayak and canoe launching pontoon and a new bridge close to the Bay.
A lovely vision for this critical area, which we need to ensure becomes reality.  Read more »

What Heartless Person Saw Fit to Cut the Ribbons Down?

Posted on 29th March 2016

On Saturday 12 March people gathered at Bidura, the former Children’s Court and remand centre located at 357 Glebe Point Rd to raise awareness and lend support to people who survived the injustices perpetrated against them when they were children. A miserable few chose to belittle the survivors’ experiences by cutting down the ribbons .  Read more »

The Past and Future Trams of Glebe

Posted on 29th March 2016

Steam trams ran from 1882 to Cook St, Glebe; with a small extension to Pendrill/Leichhardt Sts in 1896. Horse buses were more widespread, from Millers Point to Lyndhurst and to Forest Lodge. Electric trams ran from 1900.  Read more »

Bidura Stage 1 DA

Posted on 29th March 2016

The old Bidura building, including the garden fronting Glebe Point Rd, is safe because it is a Heritage Item. The controversial part of the DA involves the proposed new building behind Bidura.  Read more »

Size of Households

Size of Households

Posted on 29th March 2016

In the past, demographers assumed that flat or apartment dwellers would move from apartments to houses once they had children. The experience of Pyrmont/Ultimo, which has been redeveloped over the last few decades entirely with apartments, is that this assumption is incorrect. This is the main reason why there is such concern in Pyrmont/Ultimo about the lack of facilities, especially schools.  Read more »

Josie & the Emeralds perform at Glebe Town Hall 20th March

Josie & the Emeralds perform at Glebe Town Hall 20th March

Posted on 11th March 2016

Josie and the Emeralds in “The Equinox”: Chamber Hall at the Glebe Town Hall, 160 St John’s Road, Glebe, Sunday 20th March at 2pm. Music from 17th century Europe and 21st century Australia, by Hume, Byrd, Morley, Dowland, Edwards, Kats-Chernin, and the premiere of “Reza Barati” by Brooke Green. And celebrating 400 years since Dirk Hartog’s Dutch expedition […]  Read more »

Loud Fence Ribbon Campaign at Bidura & Royleston 12th March

Loud Fence Ribbon Campaign at Bidura & Royleston 12th March

Posted on 11th March 2016

A Special Invitation To all Forgotten Australian’s Their Families & Friends and a special welcome to all Community Supporters TO ATTEND THE SYDNEY LAUNCH OF THE NATIONAL LOUD FENCE Ribbon Campaign. In memory of victims of childhood physical mental and sexual abuse who are no longer with us, and in support of victims still struggling to survive to […]  Read more »

Czech Philharmonic Children’s Choir – the Centrepiece of the 26th Annual Glebe Music Festival

Posted on 8th March 2016

How did one of Europe’s pre-eminent choirs come to perform at the Glebe Town Hall in November 2015, as part of the 26th Annual Glebe Music Festival?  Read more »

What’s Next at Harold Park?

Posted on 8th March 2016

With almost all of the Harold Park development due to be finished this year, a quick reminder of what will be involved may be useful.  Read more »

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – February 2016

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – February 2016

Posted on 8th March 2016

The Glebe Bushcare Group has been removing litter and weeds from the wetlands area near Chapman Rd. In John Street Reserve, work has commenced as scheduled on the establishment of the biodiversity garden.  Read more »

Status of ‘Priority Destinations’

Status of ‘Priority Destinations’

Posted on 8th March 2016

Preparatory work on the Pyrmont to Blackwattle Bay Waterfront Promenade is well underway. There is considerable activity in relation to the Bays Market District. A equest for proposals for the repurposing of the huge landmark and heritage classified White Bay Power Station was put out in October 2015. The heritage Glebe Island Bridge is at last included as a formal project within the Bays Precinct.  Read more »

The Bays Precinct Urban Renewal Project

The Bays Precinct Urban Renewal Project

Posted on 8th March 2016

UrbanGrowth NSW has produced its third public information glossy – The Bays Precinct Sydney Transformation Plan which provides some new information, although still mainly at the level of options or high level plans. This version identifies seven key action areas and it is of significance that these now incorporate Wentworth Park (long rumoured) and ‘working towards repurposing Glebe Island Bridge’(previously invisible) into the Bays Precinct project.  Read more »

Better Planning Network, Parliament House, 17 February

Better Planning Network, Parliament House, 17 February

Posted on 8th March 2016

This large meeting was in two parts. In the first, Bob Meyer AM, explained the need to review Sydney plans every five years. Prof. Anna Yeatman then gave her analysis of what was wrong with the present planning situation  Read more »