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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 »

DA is Out But Moving the Sydney Fish Market Makes No Sense!
Posted on 28th October 2019

The objections to the new site relate to the lack of a business case, loss of unrestricted 24 hour access to the foreshore, loss of potential for a waterfront to Wentworth Park amenity, and access and transport implications.  Read more »

Submission to City of Sydney about Retail on Glebe Point Road

Submission to City of Sydney about Retail on Glebe Point Road
Posted on 28th October 2019

The Society recently made a submission the City of Sydney in relation to Glebe Point Road retail.  Read more »

Society’s 1972 Plan for Public Transport, Not Expressways

Society’s 1972 Plan for Public Transport, Not Expressways
Posted on 28th October 2019

In its ultimately successful campaign to prevent the two expressways that would have trifurcated Glebe, the Society produced its first monograph in 1972.  Read more »

My NBN Story – a cautionary tale
Posted on 8th August 2019

Apparently about 75% of homes are now connected to NBN. That means that in 25%, including many in Glebe, people are waiting anxiously to find out what happens next. When I mention NBN most people have experienced or know of horror stories, for instance back to base burglar alarms seem to be incompatible with NBN. […]  Read more »

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee (May 2019)
Posted on 3rd May 2019

Importantly, the Glebe Palmerston and Surrounds Landcare Group has reported that the City has set up some personal accident insurance to cover all volunteers, up to the age of 75, working in Glebe’s parks.  Read more »

Looking for a Convenor, Transport and Traffic Subcommittee
Posted on 3rd May 2019

The role of Convenor, Transport and Traffic for the Glebe Society will interest you.  Read more »

Planning Report (May 2019)
Posted on 3rd May 2019

Yelvertoft, 75 Hereford St  Read more »

NBN Rollout
Posted on 3rd May 2019

A window of opportunity exists to get the NBN rolled-out right in Glebe & Forest Lodge – can you help?  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 »