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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 »

A Tram is a Tram is a Tram …?
Posted on 1st April 2019

After a life of no more than 18 years, the last of the Variotrams, No. 2107 has gone into retirement at the Sydney Tramway Museum at Loftus.  Read more »

Recycling Success Story: Cast-iron Frypans
Posted on 1st April 2019

The Kitchen Pack Project was desperately short of frypans over the summer, so I asked Wayne Carveth (project supporter and cast-iron cookware devotee) to refurbish a set of cast-iron frypans.  Read more »

Proposal to Make Harold Park Off-leash for Dogs
Posted on 1st April 2019

The City of Sydney invites feedback on a proposal to make the grass lawn of Harold Park ‘off-leash’.   Read more »

A Total Disregard for Our Heritage Streetscapes?
Posted on 1st April 2019

Unsightly plastic NBN conduit and cabling.  Read more »

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee (March 2019)
Posted on 14th March 2019

The City will soon be installing hives for native stingless bees in Orphan School Creek and Palmerston Ave parks.  Read more »

I’m Dying to Tell You
Posted on 14th March 2019

Searching for a way of ensuring that there is a method available for essential contacts to be found and made in the event of an emergency.  Read more »

Community Report (March 2019)
Posted on 14th March 2019

Christmas appeal, “craft and catch-up” and Kitchen Starter Pack project  Read more »

Ageing in Place

Ageing in Place
Posted on 14th March 2019

The Community Development Subcommittee hosted a round table afternoon tea and discussion in October last year to gather information from Glebe Society members about their experience and those of friends and relatives with respect to Ageing in Place in Glebe.  Read more »

From the Heritage Subcommittee (March 2019)

From the Heritage Subcommittee (March 2019)
Posted on 14th March 2019

Heritage Audit commenced and Toxteth Hotel well  Read more »

Council’s new community strategic plan – Sustainable Sydney 2050

Council’s new community strategic plan – Sustainable Sydney 2050
Posted on 14th March 2019

City of Sydney is undertaking an extensive community consultation program for everyone who lives, works and studies in or visits the city.   Read more »

Planning Report (March 2019)
Posted on 14th March 2019

Archbishop moves to Glebe, Bellevue Cafe, Opal Tower and Late-night trading  Read more »

Revisiting the Fish Market Relocation

Revisiting the Fish Market Relocation
Posted on 14th March 2019

This may be a useful moment to consider the state of things with the Bays Precinct, including the new Fish Market site and how effectively the public interest is being protected in relation to critical matters such as housing, transport, open space and other social infrastructure needs.   Read more »

Kitchen Pack Project Update (November 2018)
Posted on 3rd December 2018

We’ve now delivered 21 Kitchen Packs to Elsie families and Rainbow Lodge men moving into their new homes but, after a recent surge in deliveries, we are running short of stock. We really need the surplus kitchen items you have in your own cupboards, or those you can source from neighbours or friends, or maybe […]  Read more »

Please Support Christmas Gifts for Glebe Residents

Please Support Christmas Gifts for Glebe Residents
Posted on 3rd December 2018

Due to the wonderful response last year to our Christmas appeal for children and their parents living in supported accommodation in Glebe we would again like to support Elsie Women’s Refuge, Rainbow Lodge, Detour House and Kathleen York House with the addition of people in the Youth Programs run by Glebe Police.  Read more »

The Oppy
Posted on 3rd December 2018

What are you going to do with all those surplus-to-requirement items you find in your Christmas stocking this year?   Read more »