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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 »

Letter to the City of Sydney on Bellevue DA – January 2018
Posted on 2nd February 2018

The Glebe Society welcomes a proposal that has a good chance of success, and thus ensuring the permanent occupation and conservation of Bellevue, and continuing amenity for the community, and in particular users of the popular Waterfront Walk. However, there are matters that need further clarification and additional issues that should be addressed.  Read more »

Submission on the City of Sydney’s Neighbourhood Parking Policy
Posted on 20th January 2018

The City’s current parking policy achieves a workable balance between discouraging commuter parking in Glebe and Forest Lodge and providing residents with priority access to parking.  Read more »

Letter to the City of Sydney on Bellevue Lease – October 2017
Posted on 17th December 2017

The Society believes the time has come to relax those conditions to allow the venue to operate for longer hours, and also to take bookings. It may be possible to relax others as well, at least for a trial period.  Read more »

Correspondence with the City of Sydney on Harold Park completion
Posted on 17th December 2017

The Glebe Society is aware of wide-spread concern expressed by local residents about the lack of progress in completion of Harold Park. We are seeking information from you about the timeframe for drainage remediation and the opening of the park.  Read more »

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee (November 2017)
Posted on 29th November 2017

Eleven keen birdwatchers gathered at 6.45am on Sunday 8 October in Paddy Gray Reserve, Hereford St, to commence Glebe’s fifth annual spring bird survey. The total number of birds recorded was 329 and 25 species were seen.  Read more »

History & Heritage Report (November 2017)
Posted on 28th November 2017

Glebe Society Bulletins – a great resource; and
Eileen Lacey  Read more »

Review of City of Sydney’s Neighbourhood Parking Policy
Posted on 28th November 2017

City of Sydney is reviewing its ‘Neighbourhood Parking Policy’ and is seeking comments on its proposed changes.  Read more »

Planning Report (November 2017)

Planning Report (November 2017)
Posted on 28th November 2017

Amended Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 2017 and response to the Grenfell Tower fire  Read more »

Remembrance Day in Glebe 2017
Posted on 28th November 2017

This year the Glebe Society ceremony for Remembrance Day was held behind the Diggers’ Memorial in the D.J. Foley Rest Park. The ceremony marked the centenary of a year that saw tragic losses by Australian troops fighting on the Western Front.  Read more »

Christmas Gifts for Glebe’s Temporary Residents
Posted on 7th November 2017

There are families and individuals who reside temporarily in Glebe while overcoming difficulties life has thrown into their paths. This year the community committee of TGSI would like to be able to take gifts for residents to Elsie Women’s refuge and to one or two other residential facilities.  Read more »

Sunset Soirée for Centipede
Posted on 7th November 2017

There was a full house for our annual fundraiser for Centipede at Glebe Public School this year.   Read more »

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 »

WestConnex: Communities Show Their Distaste for a Bad Project
Posted on 7th November 2017

Submissions on the Environmental Impact Statement for the M4-M5 Link closed on 16 October. The Department of Planning and Environment has received a huge number of submissions opposing the project.  Read more »

Gardening Australia Films in Glebe
Posted on 7th November 2017

Costa Georgiadis, host of ABC TV program ‘Gardening Australia’, and a film crew visited Glebe on 19 October. St Helen’s Community Garden and the kerb garden of Jock Keene in Toxteth Rd were the subjects.  Read more »