June 2017 – The Glebe Society

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Monthly Archives: June 2017

What Are We Going To Do about Plastic Bags?

Posted on 29th June 2017

Lightweight supermarket bags are used, on average, for 12 minutes. But they take hundreds, perhaps 1,000, years to break down.
Far too many plastic bags end up as litter. In the water the bags become a danger to marine life. Glebe, as a waterfront suburb, has a special responsibility to ban plastic bags.  Read more »

One-of-a-kind 1871 Photographs of Strathmore

Posted on 29th June 2017

The Glebe Society was very fortunate to have been shown two photos of Strathmore [1] (once the home of George Wigram Allen). They seem to be the only existing photographic records of Strathmore as a two-storey building.  Read more »

Planning Report (June 2017)

Posted on 29th June 2017

16 Creek Street Forest Lodge, 1 Ferry Road, new park for Harold Park and childcare at Record Reign Hall.  Read more »

Another Dud Decision on Transport

Posted on 29th June 2017

The NSW Government recently announced its decision to privatise the bus services in Glebe and Forest Lodge. The concern is that privatising bus routes will mean a decline in services.  Read more »

Design Team Appointed for Fish Markets Redevelopment

Posted on 29th June 2017

The Premier’s announcement that a Danish architectural firm, 3XN (with Australian partners) has been selected from a short list of six contenders to design the new Sydney Fish Markets is important and potentially positive news.   Read more »

Video of Glebe Point Road in 1913

Posted on 29th June 2017

We have recently uploaded to our YouTube channel an extract from a 1913 silent film with some great footage of Glebe Point Rd.  Read more »

Interpretative Walk in Orphan School Creek

Posted on 29th June 2017

To celebrate World Environment Day, Sophie Golding, Urban Ecology Coordinator with City of Sydney, facilitated a guided walk through Orphan School Creek, Forest Lodge on Sunday 4 June.   Read more »

Retention of Dying Ficus in Jubilee Park

Posted on 29th June 2017

Last year a Ficus obliqua (Moreton Bay Fig) in Jubilee Park, close to the western entrance to the light rail tunnel in Victoria St, had almost died. The Society wrote to the City asking that the tree be retained and made safe by pruning The City accepted our request and the Ficus has now been expertly pruned and we look forward to seeing its use by Glebe’s native fauna.  Read more »

Professor Chris Dickman and Does Your Moggie Have a Bib?

Posted on 29th June 2017

At Benledi on 24 May, Professor Chris Dickman, Professor in Ecology from the University of Sydney, spoke to 34 members and their friends about the ‘Impacts and local management of cats, dogs and foxes’. Cats have had a devastating effect on Australia’s smallest mouse-like marsupials.  Read more »

Bidura Site Re-development (Updated)

Posted on 27th June 2017

A new Development Application for the Vision Land’s planned development of the Bidura site has been lodged with the City of Sydney. read the Glebe Society’s submission on proposal.  Read more »

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – June 2017

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – June 2017

Posted on 4th June 2017

Insurance for Glebe’s Landcare and Bushcare Groups and
Interpretative walk in Orphan School Creek Park  Read more »

Harold Park, Harold Park ?!?

Posted on 4th June 2017

No, the heading above is not a typographical error. City of Sydney is proposing to name the newly created park in the Harold Park development, ‘Harold Park’. Is it just us, or is this very confusing?  Read more »

Tramsheds Wins the National Trust’s ‘Adaptive Re-use’ Heritage Award

Posted on 4th June 2017

Congratulations to Mirvac for receiving one of the National Trust’s Heritage Awards for the adaptive re-use of the Rozelle Tram Depot.   Read more »