February 2017 – The Glebe Society

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Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Glebe Society Communications Policy

The Glebe Society Communications Policy

Posted on 25th February 2017

The Glebe Society’s Constitution provides for various powers, including to print and publish any newspapers, periodicals, books or leaflets or like material as the (Management) Committee may deem necessary or desirable for the promotion of the objects of the Society;  Read more »

Cycleways in Glebe – Not Satisfactory: What Happens Now?

Posted on 24th February 2017

The cycleways in Glebe and Forest Lodge are not satisfactory. The ones we have are disjointed and often put cyclists onto our busiest streets, where the risk of injury is a major concern.  Read more »

Glebe’s Tram Mural

Posted on 24th February 2017

Congratulations and thank you to mural creator, Kelly Wallwork. With the mural complete – thanks to the inspiration and hard work of the Society’s Janice Challinor.  Read more »

Iron Spearheads

Posted on 24th February 2017

19th and early 20th Century Glebe houses display a variety of boundary fences, most commonly wooden pickets and iron railings. Although the iron fence is a feature of many Glebe buildings there is a range of spearheads used with some common forms such as the fleur-de-lis and a few that are more individualised.  Read more »

Bidura – Potential Listing on the State Heritage Register

Posted on 24th February 2017

The Heritage Council of NSW is considering whether to recommend the Bidura House Group for listing on the State Heritage Register in acknowledgement of its heritage significance.   Read more »

Key Book for Glebe History

Posted on 24th February 2017

This book is the second edition of Green Bans, Red Union: Environmental Activism and the New South Wales Builders Labourers’ Federation, which was published in 1998 and was an immediate success. It is the story of the NSW branch of the BLF under the leadership of Jack Mundey, Bob Pringle, Joe Owens and others.   Read more »

Sandstone Retaining Walls

Posted on 24th February 2017

The ‘contained portal’ option in Arundel St threatened by WestConnex has been ditched to the vast relief of Glebe residents.
We understand that the repair of the sandstone retaining wall at Forest Lodge will be assessed for funding under the Department’s ‘10 year Schools Stonework Program’.  Read more »

Sydney Fishmarket

Posted on 24th February 2017

While it is a great asset to have on our doorstep, there are numerous problems with the proposed move to the head of the Bay.  Read more »

10 Bridge Road

Posted on 24th February 2017

This controversial proposal is to convert an industrial building into a largely residential development in the Business Zone opposite Sydney Secondary College (Blackwattle Campus). This site is located within Wentworth Park. The proposal has been refused.  Read more »