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The President’s Page

Introduction

Introduction

I have established this page so that:
– significant correspondence, which represents Society positions, is directly and rapidly available for your comment and actions in your broader network;
– you get updates on projects as they proceed and you can get involved;
– you can comment on matters about the Society and we can start a conversation; and
– you can get involved in strategic campaigns.  Read more »



Posts about The President’s Page


President’s Letter to Luke Foley re WestConnex

President’s Letter to Luke Foley re WestConnex

Posted on 27th October 2016

President’s Letter to Luke Foley re WestConnex  Read more »

President’s Report to the 2015 AGM

Posted on 25th September 2015

During the year, we have been treated to an extraordinary amount of ‘consultation’, particular by UrbanGrowth NSW in relation to the Bays Precinct. But the substance has been entirely lacking.
I take this opportunity of wishing everyone well for the coming year. May it not be so busy.  Read more »

June 2015

June 2015

Posted on 30th June 2015

Sydney City Council – Fit for the Future There was an extraordinary meeting of the Council on Thursday 18 June to consider the Council’s submission to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) concerning the NSW Government’s ‘Fit for the Future’ local government review process designed to reduce the number of Councils in NSW. Without […]  Read more »

December 2014

December 2014

Posted on 8th December 2014

Undoubtedly, the most significant matter this month has been the so-called Bays and Foreshores Experts Summit on 19 and 20 November. The development of this huge site is going to affect all of us and our families for the next 30 years at least, and it is important that the government gets it right by actually listening to the community.  Read more »

September 2014

September 2014

Posted on 23rd September 2014

I am reminded that I was nearly a quarter of a century younger when I last took over as President of our Society. And the Society was nearly a quarter of a century younger too, though the issues confronting Glebe were remarkably similar. Then, as now, the price of liberty was eternal vigilance.  Read more »

President’s Report to the AGM 2014

President’s Report to the AGM 2014

Posted on 1st September 2014

At this AGM I will argue that The Glebe Society faces challenges as great as when Askin chose Glebe as the site for a motorway. But The Glebe Society is now better prepared to turn them into opportunities. Today won’t be used for detailed recapping of what we have done during the year, for I […]  Read more »

Letter to Leichhardt Mayor re Diggers Memorial

Letter to Leichhardt Mayor re Diggers Memorial

Posted on 27th August 2014

A letter was recently sent to the Mayor of Leichhardt Council regards a World War I memorial that was in memory of workers from the Rozelle Tramsheds.  The memorial was located at the Rozelle Tramsheds until 1958 when it was removed to the Leichhardt Bus depot.  Click here to see the letter in full, together with photos […]  Read more »

Letter to NSW Premier re voting rights

Letter to NSW Premier re voting rights

Posted on 20th August 2014

Hon. Michael Baird, NSW Parliament, Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000.   18 August, 2014 Dear Premier, The Glebe Society is a community organisation first formed in 1969 to protect Glebe’s heritage, environment and community from what is universally recognised now as short sighted plans to build a motorway through Glebe. This is of more than […]  Read more »

The President’s Reports and Correspondence for June 2014

The President’s Reports and Correspondence for June 2014

Posted on 4th July 2014

June has been a busy month for correspondence, and I now make available the following items: 1. President’s Report for May 2014, 2. President’s Report for June 2014, 3. Letter to the Sydney Superyacht Marina, 4. Letter to the Minister for Family & Community Services, and 5. The Dictionary of Sydney  Read more »

May 2014

May 2014

Posted on 10th May 2014

Public housing, development of the Glebe Society logo and vale Hilary Larkum  Read more »

Proposal to develop Wentworth Park

Proposal to develop Wentworth Park

Posted on 13th April 2014

Since the SMH published its story about an unsolicited proposal to develop Wentworth Park I have had many emails from members . Today I gave the following to a Fairfax journalist. As a community we insist upon a strategic approach to large developments of public space. The Bays Precinct Task Force considered community recommendations that […]  Read more »

April 2014

April 2014

Posted on 27th March 2014

The Glebe Society made a thorough submission to the NSW Parliament Inquiry into Social and Affordable Housing, in which (among other matters) we noted that NSW faces a crisis in public housing, urgently needs a coherent housing strategy that sets targets and provide incentives to public and private developers, must establish improved governance based upon […]  Read more »

Submission to Council Regarding Tram Shed Use

Submission to Council Regarding Tram Shed Use

Posted on 20th March 2014

This month The Glebe Society has sent a submission to Council re the adaptive reuse of the Rozelle Tram Depot.  We continue to have concerns about traffic management, the impact on nearby retail centres, and the inadequate size of the community space in the tramsheds.  You can view the Submission by clicking here.  Read more »

Strategic Plan 2013-2019

Strategic Plan 2013-2019

Posted on 10th March 2014

As I told you recently, we have as a Society committed to our Strategy 2013-2019: Engaging Glebe. The strategy is here on our website. So we could get our strategy right and all commit to it, we held workshops and discussions and broadcast drafts. We put a lot of effort and time into getting it […]  Read more »