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Premier’s Bays Precinct Development

Premier’s Bays Precinct Development

Posted on 21st July 2014

The Premier’s announced bays precinct development will be an enormous opportunity IF it is based on sustainable development principles and community engagement. We are determined we will not permit another Barangaroo –  with little consideration of community wishes,  secret decision making and a development outcome which blatantly favoured private interests over that of the community. […]  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 »

Bidura Site Re-development

Posted on 4th 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 more »

Cold Case of the Missing Palms Solved

Posted on 28th May 2017

A story in the Bulletin from 30 years ago (Bulletin 3 of 1987) concerns a case of five missing Washingtonia palms, which apparently went missing from the corner of Wigram Rd and Glebe Point Rd, the site of the former Children’s Hospital. Where are these trees today?  Read more »

What about the Park at Harold Park?

Posted on 1st May 2017

Locals will have noticed that turfing and tree planting in the open space at Harold Park, from the Tramsheds to Wigram Rd, was completed some months ago, and people are asking: ‘When will the park be opened?’  Read more »

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – May 2017

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – May 2017

Posted on 1st May 2017

All members of the Society and their friends are invited to hear Professor Chris Dickman, Professor in Ecology, Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney, talk about the ‘Impacts and local management of cats, dogs and foxes’.  Read more »

Restoring Rothwell Lodge’s Rare Fretwork Verandah Post Infills

Posted on 1st May 2017

Rothwell Lodge, at 24 Ferry Rd, was built around 1847. Veranda posts with fretwork infills unique for Glebe and now rare for Sydney.  Read more »

From the President (May 2017)

From the President (May 2017)

Posted on 1st May 2017

Historic Buildings Top the Charts in Glebe Society Survey and
End of an era: Liz Simpson-Booker retires as Heritage Convenor  Read more »

Aunty Kathy Dodd Farrawell, NSW Local Woman of the Year

Posted on 1st April 2017

Glebe local, Aunty Kathy Dodd Farrawell, was announced as NSW Local Woman of the Year for the Balmain Electorate on International Women’s Day in March.   Read more »

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – April 2017

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – April 2017

Posted on 1st April 2017

Professor Chris Dickman, Professor in Ecology, Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney has accepted an invitation to talk to the Society on ‘Impacts and local management of cats, dogs and foxes’. The talk will be in the downstairs meeting room at Benledi, Glebe Library commencing at 6pm on Wednesday 24 May 2017.  Read more »

Tram Mural Officially Launched

Posted on 1st April 2017

The unveiling of the Glebe Tram Mural by Lord Mayor Clover Moore on Wednesday 8 March was the culmination of four years of planning.   Read more »

Bidura Meeting 22 March 2017

Posted on 1st April 2017

The President and Convenors of the Planning and Heritage Subcommittees met with Nigel Fox, Development Director of Visionland. This was the second meeting, and we would expect a development application to be lodged within a month or two.  Read more »

Planning Report (April 2017)

Planning Report (April 2017)

Posted on 1st April 2017

Better Planning Network Workshop, Changes and Their Impacts, Independent Planning Commission, Code-based Approvals and Private Certification, and Environmental Protection  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 »