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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy

Posted on 3rd September 2020

On 31 July 2020 the NSW Government issued its 96-page draft Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy. The Planning Strategy is intended to guide the transformation of the Pyrmont Peninsula over the years to 2041  Read more »

How the Blackwattle Bay Precinct and Fish Market Developments intend to deal with increased traffic and transport needs

Posted on 3rd September 2020

Infrastructure NSW has released the Traffic and Transport Strategy proposed for the new Fish Market and Blackwattle Bay Developments. This article summarises what is proposed and what it might mean for Glebe/Forest Lodge  Read more »

A Wolf at the Door

Posted on 3rd September 2020

Readers of the Society’s Bulletin will be aware of the proposal to excise 2A-D Wentworth Park Rd and 17-31 Cowper St, Glebe from the St Phillips Heritage Conservation Area in order to change the existing height limit of 9 metres to 36 metres. This is to allow the demolition of a two-storey flat building and four 1980s terrace houses and their replacement by two eight-storey apartment buildings.
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Bridge Rd pop-up cycleway

Posted on 3rd September 2020

The City and Transport for NSW have installed new cycleways using barriers, line markings and lane dividers, with the first locations including Pyrmont Bridge Rd, Glebe. But there are serious questions about its implementation.  Read more »

Festering Heritage Sores

Posted on 3rd September 2020

No matter how hard we try, there are some heritage issues that seem to take forever to resolve. Here is a selection.  Read more »

2020 AGM: 11am on 20 September at Glebe Youth Service

Posted on 3rd September 2020

The host and guest speaker for the Glebe Society’s 2020 AGM was Keiran Kevans, Coordinator of the Glebe Youth Service  Read more »

2020 Glebe Society Christmas Gathering: St John’s Church, Friday 11 December 5-7 pm

Posted on 3rd September 2020

A date for your diary …..  Read more »

150 Year Anniversary of St John’s Church Exhibition: mid-December

Posted on 3rd September 2020

An exhibition exploring the work of colonial architect Edmund Blacket is to be held in mid-December 2020 as part of celebrations for this important historical milestone  Read more »

2020 Spring Bird Survey

2020 Spring Bird Survey

Posted on 3rd September 2020

The Society’s annual spring bird survey will be held on Sunday 1 November – all members and their friends are welcome to attend, and please meet in Paddy Gray Reserve in Hereford St at 6:45 am  Read more »

What’s in a Name? Women’s names ‒ Sarah Peninton Reserve

Posted on 3rd September 2020

By Helen Randerson Women are remembered in the names of a number of our valued small parks and playgrounds in Glebe/Forest Lodge. In 2020 these include the Alice Lee Reserve, the Jean Cawley Reserve, Kirsova Playground No 3, the May Pitt Playground, the Robyn Kemmis Reserve and the Sarah Peninton Reserve. (St Helen is also […]  Read more »

Carriers of Glebe and Forest Lodge – Meloys

Posted on 3rd September 2020

The first in an occasional series about the families behind the carriers of Glebe and Forest Lodge  Read more »

Last month’s mystery photo

Posted on 3rd September 2020

Last month’s mystery photo is of the stretch of buildings opposite the former Glebe Post Office on Glebe Point Rd near St Johns Rd  Read more »

Book review

Posted on 3rd September 2020

Vrasidas Karalis, The Glebe Point Road Blues: In Prose and Verse, Sydney, Australia (Brandl & Schlesinger 2019). Reviewed by Sybil Jack This is not my Glebe Point Rd. Nor are his blues my music despite the efforts of the many shifting cafes. There are places I think I know but the whole is unfamiliar. Forty […]  Read more »

Valé Peter Thorogood

Posted on 1st September 2020

The July 2020 meeting of the Management Committee unanimously agreed to recommend Peter Thorogood’s nomination for Life Membership  Read more »

City of Sydney: ‘No Greyhound Racing at Wentworth Park’

Posted on 1st September 2020

On 27 July 2020, City of Sydney Council passed a motion to oppose greyhound racing at Wentworth Park. Following this the Lord Mayor will write to NSW government ministers to request the removal of greyhound racing from Wentworth Park and reinstatement of the land as crown reserve for public recreation uses.  Read more »