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Planning Overview

Planning Overview

In the 1960s, Glebe was viewed as a slum, ripe for demolition. Today it is a sought after residential suburb. The story of this transformation is not only a story of changing tastes and lifestyles, but also the story of a determined group of residents who saw the potential beauty and amenity of their suburb and fought to preserve it from the bulldozers.  Read more »

Posts about Planning

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Bidura Site Re-development (Updated)
Posted on 27th 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 the Glebe Society’s submission on proposal.  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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »