October 2020 – The Glebe Society

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Monthly Archives: October 2020

Saving a Sydney suburb

Posted on 21st October 2020

Current residents are perhaps not aware of how close Glebe came to virtual annihilation by the NSW Department of Main Roads in the 1970s.   Read more »

Glebe’s tram ‘sign’

Posted on 21st October 2020

A little snippet  Read more »

Public Spaces Ideas Competition

Posted on 21st October 2020

Glebe Society member, Asa Wahlquist has entered the Idea for a public walk around the foreshores of Blackwattle and Rozelle Bays into the Public Space Ideas competition.  Read more »

2020 Glebe Society Christmas Gathering

Posted on 16th October 2020

The Glebe Society Christmas Gathering 2020 will take place at St John’s Church Friday 11 December 5 to 7 pm. More details to come.  Read more »

Forest Lodge school students at work on the Painted River project

Painted River Project – Updated

Posted on 11th October 2020

The year six students at Forest Lodge have a tradition of leaving a gift for the students who follow them. The plan this year is for a mural featuring Johnstons Creek  Read more »

Housing Diversity State Environmental Planning Policy

Posted on 17th October 2020

Will the State Government’s proposed Housing Diversity Planning Policy help redress the current desperate shortage of social and affordable housing in Glebe and across the state?  Read more »

Bridge Road pop-up cycleway

Posted on 15th October 2020

The Glebe Society is serious about cycling but serious safety risks with the cycleway have become apparent. A comprehensive article on the issues and what needs to happen.  Read more »

Letter to the editor on the pop-up cycleway

Posted on 15th October 2020

From a family that has lived on Bridge Rd Glebe (near Clare St) for five generations  Read more »

Screenshot of Birdlife Australia's webpage for the Spring Bird Count 2020

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee – October 2020

Posted on 16th October 2020

Get involved with the Spring Bird Survey on Sunday 1 November 2020; and hear what’s been happening in local habitat creation.  Read more »

Palmerston Avenue Park Upgrade

Posted on 16th October 2020

The City of Sydney began its works to improve the park land in Palmerston Ave in late July. It should be finished by the end of the year. The plan is multifaceted. It will provide a greener space, remove noxious weeds, improve drainage and allow people to move around more easily.   Read more »

Presidents’ Annual Reports to 2020 Annual General Meeting

Posted on 16th October 2020

Three members performed the role of Glebe Society President in 2019-2020. Here are their reports to the 2020 AGM.  Read more »

Heritage Subcommittee Annual Report 2019-2020

Posted on 17th October 2020

I wish to express my appreciation to all subcommittee members for their passion, dedication and collaboration as a team. Some of our work is highlighted below.  Read more »

Community Development Subcommittee Annual Report 2019-2020

Posted on 17th October 2020

This past year the Community sub-group has continued to undertake actions and projects aimed at strengthening links with the wider Glebe community wherever possible. This continues to be one of the guiding principles behind our activities. This report will essentially outline those activities according to the type of activity and the community partner(s) with which we have engaged.  Read more »

Environment Subcommittee Annual Report 2019-2020

Posted on 16th October 2020

The proposed new Sydney Fish Market building has been the main focus of the Environment Subcommittee for the past year. Activities have included attending stakeholder meetings about the proposed plan and lobbying politicians.   Read more »

Bays & Foreshores Subcommittee Annual Report 2019-2020

Posted on 16th October 2020

The past year has been both intensive and possibly the most significant in the 12 years of my engagement with the redevelopment of the Bays Precinct. The central agenda has been the acceleration of planning for the redevelopment of the Blackwattle Bay foreshores as part of the NSW Government’s larger agenda for the redevelopment of the Western Harbour Precinct including the Pyrmont Peninsula.  Read more »