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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 »

How WestConnex Will Affect You

Posted on 4th October 2017

By Jan Wilson, on behalf of StopWestConnex-Glebe Forest Lodge, a group of concerned locals campaigning against the $17 billion+ WestConnex toll road and for better public and active transport.  Read more »

Keep Blackwattle Bay a Safe Place for Passive Boating

Keep Blackwattle Bay a Safe Place for Passive Boating

Posted on 3rd October 2017

Glebe Society member (and Environment subcommittee convenor) Åsa Wahlquist has written to the NSW Minister for Planning, Anthony Roberts, about NSW Roads and Maritime Services’ (RMS) plans for the Sydney Heritage Fleet facility at Bank St, Pyrmont.   Read more »

Damage to Mangroves in the Mangrove Area of Bicentennial Park

Posted on 7th September 2017

Damage to some of the saplings has occurred recently and I suspect dogs. So dog owners please keep your dogs out of the area and if you see dogs in the area, please alert their owners to the potential for damage.  Read more »

Bays and Foreshores Subcommittee Annual Report 2016-17

Bays and Foreshores Subcommittee Annual Report 2016-17

Posted on 7th September 2017

Bays Precinct Urban Renewal Project; Sydney Fishmarket; Relocation of Occasional Cruises to Bank St; Industrial Operations to Glebe Island; Masterplan for the Bays Market District; and Google departs White Bay.  Read more »

Environment Subcommittee Annual Report 2016-17

Environment Subcommittee Annual Report 2016-17

Posted on 7th September 2017

Alienation of public land for Blackwattle Bay Marina (trading as All Occasion Cruises) and plastic bags and non-recyclable coffee cups in Glebe.  Read more »

Community Development Subcommittee Annual Report 2016-17

Community Development Subcommittee Annual Report 2016-17

Posted on 7th September 2017

Appeal from a carer/mother of an intellectually disabled young Glebe adult came to our attention; Christmas gifts for families at the Elsie refuge again last year; ‘Shaping the Future of Glebe’ Forum; Glebe Tram Mural; and Glebe Exchange Platform.  Read more »

The Shared Cycle and Pedestrian Foreshore Path

Posted on 7th September 2017

We have some concerns about the safety of pedestrians and cyclists on the shared cycle and pedestrian path that runs along the foreshore of Blackwattle Bay from the end of Glebe Point Road to Bridge Road.  Read more »

Why Orphan School Creek is Important

Posted on 7th September 2017

Fifty years ago the bays’ foreshores, and all the watercourses that drained into them, were lined with industrial uses, most of them in terminal decline, and many already defunct and derelict. The biggest drain was the concreted Johnstons Creek. At the Children’s Hospital, Camperdown, it was joined by a tributary, Orphan School Creek.  Read more »

Draft Planning Changes for 2-32 Junction Street, Forest Lodge

Posted on 7th September 2017

Proposed changes for this key development site are being exhibited for comment on the Sydney Your Say website until 4 September.  Read more »

Letter to the Minister for Planning and Environment on the Bank St Site

Posted on 27th August 2017

The Glebe Society is pleased to provide its objections to the request for modification of the current development approvals at the Bank St site to allow a change of use to a harbor cruise business and for associated on land changes.  Read more »

Public Meeting on Record Reign Hall

Posted on 7th September 2017

About thirty residents turned out to hear about the proposal for a 68-place Childcare Centre to be located in this remarkable Late Victorian Church Hall, a Heritage Item and landmark that has served the Glebe community in many capacities over it long life.  Read more »

President’s 2017 AGM Report

Posted on 25th August 2017

By Allan Hogan, August 20, 2017. It’s been a busy year for the Society, with many notable achievements, but we’re not sitting on our laurels, there are ongoing issues that require continuing attention.  Read more »

UrbanGrowth Consultation on Bays

Posted on 29th July 2017

UrbanGrowth NSW will be seeking feedback on draft principles that will inform the creation of a masterplan for the Bays Market District, including a rejuvenated Sydney Fish Market.  Read more »

Transport and Traffic Subcommittee Annual Report 2016-2017

Posted on 28th July 2017

This has been a busy year for the Transport and Traffic Group. We have been involved with several matters including working to limit the adverse impact of the WestConnex project on Glebe and Forest Lodge, seeking improvements to the cycle amenities in our suburb and making our concerns known to the State Government about its proposal to privatise our bus services.  Read more »

Heritage Subcommittee Annual Report 2016-2017

Posted on 28th July 2017

In Sydney, we are currently mired in an era of rush-to-build. It is a given that arguments for better public transport and more social and affordable housing in Sydney are not disputed. And yes, the issues are complex. But the problem is the abject willingness of government to abandon their own heritage principles and conservation areas and displace long-standing communities in order to ‘cut through’.  Read more »