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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 »

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 »

Bidura – Potential Listing on the State Heritage Register

Posted on 24th February 2017

The Heritage Council of NSW is considering whether to recommend the Bidura House Group for listing on the State Heritage Register in acknowledgement of its heritage significance.   Read more »

Key Book for Glebe History

Posted on 24th February 2017

This book is the second edition of Green Bans, Red Union: Environmental Activism and the New South Wales Builders Labourers’ Federation, which was published in 1998 and was an immediate success. It is the story of the NSW branch of the BLF under the leadership of Jack Mundey, Bob Pringle, Joe Owens and others.   Read more »

Sandstone Retaining Walls

Posted on 24th February 2017

The ‘contained portal’ option in Arundel St threatened by WestConnex has been ditched to the vast relief of Glebe residents.
We understand that the repair of the sandstone retaining wall at Forest Lodge will be assessed for funding under the Department’s ‘10 year Schools Stonework Program’.  Read more »

Sydney Fishmarket

Posted on 24th February 2017

While it is a great asset to have on our doorstep, there are numerous problems with the proposed move to the head of the Bay.  Read more »

10 Bridge Road

Posted on 24th February 2017

This controversial proposal is to convert an industrial building into a largely residential development in the Business Zone opposite Sydney Secondary College (Blackwattle Campus). This site is located within Wentworth Park. The proposal has been refused.  Read more »

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – December 2016

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – December 2016

Posted on 2nd December 2016

Glebe’s fourth annual spring bird survey and Arthur (Paddy) Gray Reserve  Read more »

WestConnex Revamp: Camperdown Traffic Portals Abandoned

Posted on 1st December 2016

WestConnex has announced a revamp of the proposed M4-M5 Link.  Read more »

Bidura Redevelopment

Posted on 1st December 2016

On 26 November 2016 the Land and Environment Court handed down a judgment on the Vision Land proposal for the redevelopment of the rear of the Bidura site.   Read more »

Christmas Gifts for Elsie Residents

Christmas Gifts for Elsie Residents

Posted on 2nd December 2016

The Glebe Society would like to support Elsie Women’s Refuge and welcome these strangers to Glebe. We are again doing so by co-ordinating Christmas gifts for resident families.   Read more »

Memories of Trams in Glebe Needed

Posted on 2nd December 2016

Several people have elected to share their memories of trams in Glebe and to be recorded for the Glebe Society web site. If you or someone you know have stories to tell about trams in Glebe then please contact us at community@glebesociety.org.au  Read more »

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – November 2016

Posted on 1st November 2016

Kevin Simpson’s, Landscape Architect, Design, firm has recently completed the establishment of the habitat garden in John Street Reserve. Plus recent bird sightings in Glebe’s parks.
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No WestCONnex Portals Please!

Posted on 28th October 2016

Over 250 Glebe and Forest Lodge residents attended a ‘Stop WestConnex’ meeting on Monday 24 October at Glebe Town Hall which was organised by the Coalition of Glebe Groups.  Read more »