June 2016 – The Glebe Society

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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Public Meeting about WestConnex for Glebe-Forest Lodge

Posted on 17th June 2016

A meeting has been organised by COGG (Coalition of Glebe Groups) in order to provide information to residents about the potential impact on Glebe-Forest Lodge. Date: Monday 20th June, Time: 6:30-8:00pm Location: Glebe Town Hall  Read more »

Glebe’s War Memorial

Posted on 12th June 2016

The City of Sydney’s restoration of the Glebe War Memorial in Foley Park was ‘highly commended’ in the recently announced National Trust’s 2016 annual Heritage Awards. The Glebe War Memorial restoration project involved the conservation of almost every element of the memorial. It was built in 1921 in honour of 174 local residents who did […]  Read more »

RMS Tries Again

RMS Tries Again

Posted on 12th June 2016

The Glebe Society lodged an objection to a proposal by Roads & Maritime (RMS) for the installation of a permanent electronic message sign on Parramatta Rd, near Derwent St.  Read more »

Wentworth Park – ‘Jewel in Glebe’s Crown’ (by Ted McKeown)

Posted on 12th June 2016

As you no doubt know, I was a community representative on the Board of Wentworth Park Sporting Complex Trust for something over ten years, the last fifteen months as Chair.My last act as Chair of the Trust was to thank my Board members, and I thought it might interest you to read my email to them. It sets out in some detail the challenges we have faced over the last three years, and the challenges that remain for the future.  Read more »

Opposition to WestConnex Heats Up

Posted on 12th June 2016

WestConnex recently released its plans for the Glebe/Forest Lodge sections of the WestConnex project. These involve road tunnels running beneath our suburb, with spaghetti junction interchanges centered around the Rozelle goods yards and on Parramatta Road in Camperdown.  Read more »

Locals Don’t Want Fries with That!

Posted on 10th June 2016

The iconic Valhalla Cinema building (166 Glebe Point Rd) has been the centre of a battle between a group of Glebe locals and McDonald’s Australia.  Read more »

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – May 2016

Posted on 12th June 2016

Simon Griffith, Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University gave a talk at Benledi to 30 members of the Society   Read more »

Glebe Walks Website Upgrade: Request for Quote or Volunteer

Posted on 12th June 2016

The Glebe Society is seeking to upgrade the security and backup plan of its Glebe Walks web site, as well as making some minor format changes.  Read more »

The Robyn Kemmis Indigenous Student Scholarship

Posted on 10th June 2016

Family and friends of Robyn have decided to honour Robyn’s commitment to social change by establishing a scholarship in her name.  Read more »

Glebe’s Tribute to Robyn Kemmis

Posted on 7th June 2016

As a long term resident and active member of the Glebe community Robyn was known, respected and admired by all with whom she came into contact. This was made evident by the number and diversity of people who rose to speak about her impact on them and their corner of Glebe, and to offer their condolences to Lynne, her partner.  Read more »

Save Our Local Community Services Rally, 10th June

Save Our Local Community Services Rally, 10th June

Posted on 6th June 2016

Join the Community Rally to Save our Local Community Services, on Friday 10th June 12noon till 2.00 pm, at the park opposite the Prime Minister’s Electorate Office, 287-289 New South Head Road, Edgecliff.  Click here to see the flyer for more details.  Read more »