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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 »

Christmas Gifts for Glebe’s Temporary Residents
Posted on 7th November 2017

There are families and individuals who reside temporarily in Glebe while overcoming difficulties life has thrown into their paths. This year the community committee of TGSI would like to be able to take gifts for residents to Elsie Women’s refuge and to one or two other residential facilities.  Read more »

Sunset Soirée for Centipede
Posted on 7th November 2017

There was a full house for our annual fundraiser for Centipede at Glebe Public School this year.   Read more »

147-9 Glebe Point Road (former Sushi Garden)
Posted on 7th November 2017

This is the only wooden building surviving in Glebe Point Road, and the only wooden shop in Glebe. There is a case for retaining elements of the late Victorian facade, such as the splayed doorway, iron columns and associated windows, and certainly for recording the building comprehensively and attaching an interpretative plaque  Read more »

Three CBDs?

Three CBDs?
Posted on 7th November 2017

The Greater Sydney Commission has hit the headlines with its release of the draft Future Transport Strategy. The key promise is that with the division of Sydney into three hubs, the Western Parkland City based on Badgerys Creek Airport, the Central River City based on Parramatta, and the Eastern Harbour City based on the current CBD, by 2056, most people will enjoy a thirty minute commute.  Read more »

WestConnex: Communities Show Their Distaste for a Bad Project
Posted on 7th November 2017

Submissions on the Environmental Impact Statement for the M4-M5 Link closed on 16 October. The Department of Planning and Environment has received a huge number of submissions opposing the project.  Read more »

Gardening Australia Films in Glebe
Posted on 7th November 2017

Costa Georgiadis, host of ABC TV program ‘Gardening Australia’, and a film crew visited Glebe on 19 October. St Helen’s Community Garden and the kerb garden of Jock Keene in Toxteth Rd were the subjects.  Read more »

Submission to NSW Planning and Environment on WestConnex EIS
Posted on 27th October 2017

Attached is our submission to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment on the Environmental Impact Statement lodged by WestConnex for stage 3 of the project.  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 »