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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 »

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 »

Blue Wrens Subcommittee Annual Report 2016-2017

Posted on 28th July 2017

Five landcare/bushcare groups worked in Glebe throughout the year to support the establishment and maintenance of biodiversity in our suburb’s parks.   Read more »

Planning Subcommittee Annual Planning Report 2016-2017

Posted on 28th July 2017

Some of the most significant changes of 2017 have had no direct impact on Glebe, though they will certainly have flow-on effects. WestConnex will not go near Glebe, though its impact on some nearby suburbs is already obvious.   Read more »

Our Greenest Greengrocer – Glebe’s Galluzzos

Posted on 28th July 2017

The well-known Glebe institution, Galluzzo Fruiterers, is arguably the greenest greengrocer in Sydney.  Read more »

Invitation to the Glebe Society’s 48th AGM

Posted on 28th July 2017

All members of the Society, and especially new members, are cordially invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Society at Glebe Town Hall, St Johns Rd Glebe on Sunday 20 August at 11am.  Read more »

An Exchange Platform for Glebe?

Posted on 26th July 2017

It is Janice Challinor’s belief that many people would willingly donate useful goods to others who could use them if a relatively easy way of doing so could be found. To this end, she’s been investigating how it might be done.  Read more »

Letter to the Premier on the privatisation of bus services

Posted on 25th July 2017

Attached is our letter to the NSW Premier questioning the Government’s recent decision to appoint a private operator to run the Glebe and Forest Lodge bus services.  Read more »

Letter to the City of Sydney on cycle ways

Posted on 25th July 2017

Attached is our submission to the City of Sydney seeking an improvement to the cycling amenities in Glebe and Forest Lodge. The City is currently reviewing the outcome of its 10 year plan to build a network of integrated cycle ways in central Sydney.  Read more »

What Are We Going To Do about Plastic Bags?

Posted on 29th June 2017

Lightweight supermarket bags are used, on average, for 12 minutes. But they take hundreds, perhaps 1,000, years to break down.
Far too many plastic bags end up as litter. In the water the bags become a danger to marine life. Glebe, as a waterfront suburb, has a special responsibility to ban plastic bags.  Read more »

One-of-a-kind 1871 Photographs of Strathmore

Posted on 29th June 2017

The Glebe Society was very fortunate to have been shown two photos of Strathmore [1] (once the home of George Wigram Allen). They seem to be the only existing photographic records of Strathmore as a two-storey building.  Read more »

Planning Report (June 2017)

Posted on 29th June 2017

16 Creek Street Forest Lodge, 1 Ferry Road, new park for Harold Park and childcare at Record Reign Hall.  Read more »

Design Team Appointed for Fish Markets Redevelopment

Posted on 29th June 2017

The Premier’s announcement that a Danish architectural firm, 3XN (with Australian partners) has been selected from a short list of six contenders to design the new Sydney Fish Markets is important and potentially positive news.   Read more »

Another Dud Decision on Transport

Posted on 29th June 2017

The NSW Government recently announced its decision to privatise the bus services in Glebe and Forest Lodge. The concern is that privatising bus routes will mean a decline in services.  Read more »