2017 – The Glebe Society

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Yearly Archives: 2017

Glebe Voices – Artificial intelligence: Should you be scared?

Posted on 1st August 2017

Andrew Botros gave us an introduction to signals, neurons and aspects of artificial intelligence (AI). Among many points, he touched on the future of work, the transience of careers and the control of many areas of endeavour by a few very rich individuals or companies.  Read more »

Letter to the City of Sydney on Bellevue Lease – October 2017

Posted on 17th December 2017

The Society believes the time has come to relax those conditions to allow the venue to operate for longer hours, and also to take bookings. It may be possible to relax others as well, at least for a trial period.  Read more »

Correspondence with the City of Sydney on Harold Park completion

Posted on 17th December 2017

The Glebe Society is aware of wide-spread concern expressed by local residents about the lack of progress in completion of Harold Park. We are seeking information from you about the timeframe for drainage remediation and the opening of the park.  Read more »

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee (November 2017)

Posted on 29th November 2017

Eleven keen birdwatchers gathered at 6.45am on Sunday 8 October in Paddy Gray Reserve, Hereford St, to commence Glebe’s fifth annual spring bird survey. The total number of birds recorded was 329 and 25 species were seen.  Read more »

History & Heritage Report (November 2017)

Posted on 28th November 2017

Glebe Society Bulletins – a great resource; and
Eileen Lacey  Read more »

Review of City of Sydney’s Neighbourhood Parking Policy

Posted on 28th November 2017

City of Sydney is reviewing its ‘Neighbourhood Parking Policy’ and is seeking comments on its proposed changes.  Read more »

Planning Report (November 2017)

Planning Report (November 2017)

Posted on 28th November 2017

Amended Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 2017 and response to the Grenfell Tower fire  Read more »

“House History Research” Event

Posted on 28th November 2017

A good number of Glebe Society members and a smattering of non-members – around 30 in all – were both entertained and enlightened by a series of short presentations from several of the Society’s amateur ‘house history’ buffs.  Read more »

A Very Enjoyable Springtime Afternoon at Rothwell Lodge!

Posted on 28th November 2017

A second and very successful ‘Our House’ event was held at Rothwell Lodge on 12 November 2017 on an afternoon of springtime sunshine.  Read more »

Remembrance Day 2017 Speech by Max Solling

Posted on 26th November 2017

At this years Glebe Society ceremony for Remembrance Day, historian Max Solling spoke of how in 1919 the local community grappled with the proper way to remember their lost generation.  Read more »

Remembrance Day in Glebe 2017

Posted on 28th November 2017

This year the Glebe Society ceremony for Remembrance Day was held behind the Diggers’ Memorial in the D.J. Foley Rest Park. The ceremony marked the centenary of a year that saw tragic losses by Australian troops fighting on the Western Front.  Read more »

Christmas Gifts for Glebe’s Temporary Residents

Posted on 7th November 2017

There are families and individuals who reside temporarily in Glebe while overcoming difficulties life has thrown into their paths. This year the community committee of TGSI would like to be able to take gifts for residents to Elsie Women’s refuge and to one or two other residential facilities.  Read more »

Sunset Soirée for Centipede

Posted on 7th November 2017

There was a full house for our annual fundraiser for Centipede at Glebe Public School this year.   Read more »

147-9 Glebe Point Road (former Sushi Garden)

Posted on 7th November 2017

This is the only wooden building surviving in Glebe Point Road, and the only wooden shop in Glebe. There is a case for retaining elements of the late Victorian facade, such as the splayed doorway, iron columns and associated windows, and certainly for recording the building comprehensively and attaching an interpretative plaque  Read more »

Three CBDs?

Three CBDs?

Posted on 7th November 2017

The Greater Sydney Commission has hit the headlines with its release of the draft Future Transport Strategy. The key promise is that with the division of Sydney into three hubs, the Western Parkland City based on Badgerys Creek Airport, the Central River City based on Parramatta, and the Eastern Harbour City based on the current CBD, by 2056, most people will enjoy a thirty minute commute.  Read more »