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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 »

Sanitary lanes (aka dunny lanes)
Posted on 18th April 2021

Once an integral and necessary part of the layout among the terrace house development of Glebe (and other inner west suburbs) was the sanitary lane.   Read more »

Eglintoun Village at Glebe Point
Posted on 18th April 2021

In the 1840a, a grand plan for ‘Eglintoun Village’ on land at Glebe Point, was produced by businessman Alexander Brodie Spark. He went bankrupt and it never eventuated, but echoes of the plan remain in today’s street pattern – Eglinton Rd, Pendrill Rd and Edward St. This article traces some of the 19th and early 20th
century residents of this part of Glebe Point.  Read more »

Who worked in your street? 21 Ross St, Forest Lodge
Posted on 17th April 2021

21 Ross St’s ‘red’ history as home of the Communist Party of Australia’s Tribune newspaper  Read more »

Updates on Bridge Rd Pop-Up Cycleway
Posted on 17th April 2021

Transport for NSW’s survey about the Bridge Road cycleway left much to be desired.  Read more »

High Rise For Glebe’s St Phillips Heritage Conservation Area
Posted on 8th April 2021

Nearly forty years of good planning designed to conserve the scale of the St Phillips Heritage Conservation Area through height controls was overturned on 29 March when Sydney City Council approved the NSW Land and Housing Corporation’s application for a spot rezoning of 17-31 Cowper St and 2A-D Wentworth Park Rd.  Read more »

Update on Glebe Island Bridge and Bays West Place Strategy
Posted on 8th April 2021

It was with some surprise and also joy that we learned from the Minister for Planning, Rob Stokes, of his plan for White Bay, which also including a plan to open the Glebe Island Bridge to pedestrians and cyclists.  Read more »

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee
Posted on 8th April 2021

Find out about the 2021 Biodiversity Lecture, the great work done by Sydney Secondary College helped by the 2019 Craney Small Grant, and everything else the Subcommittee has been up to!  Read more »

100 Years ago in Glebe & Forest Lodge – this Month: April 1921
Posted on 8th April 2021

100 years ago this month – April 1921 – Opening of new Hostel for Girls at 29 Arundel St, Forest Lodge  Read more »

A missing transport link – let’s protest!
Posted on 8th April 2021

City buses from Glebe do not stop at the existing bus stop that’s key to accessing important services and transport infrastructure. Instead, passengers must alight at stops nearly ½ km away. What needs to be done.  Read more »

Fire in the Control Cabin on Glebe Island Bridge, 1983
Posted on 8th April 2021

According to NSW Transport’s archives (https://historicalarchive.transport.nsw.gov.au/), a fire irreparably damaged the control cabin of the Glebe Island Bridge, necessitating its complete rebuild and technology upgrade.  Read more »

Laptops needed for Glebe Youth Service
Posted on 8th April 2021

Glebe Youth Service (GYS) is currently seeking donations of second-hand laptops and tablets.  Read more »

Latest photos by Philip Vergison
Posted on 8th April 2021

Recent photos of Glebe and surrounds by Phil Vergison.  Read more »

President’s Report for March 2021
Posted on 7th March 2021

Report from the Glebe Society President, Janet Wahlquist on the Society’s recent activities.  Read more »

eight-storey apartment buildings that NSW Land and Housing Corporation intend for 17-31 Cowper St and 2A-D Wentworth Park Rd Glebe

An update on the NSW Land and Housing Corporation’s rezoning application for high rise in the St Phillips Heritage Conservation Area
Posted on 7th March 2021

Numbers 17-31 Cowper St and 2A-D Wentworth Park Rd are part of the St Phillips Heritage Conservation Area. The current height limit is nine metres. NSW Land and Housing Corporation wants to construct tall buildings, which requires a spot rezoning. The Society has objected to the rezoning application, as has the National Trust.   Read more »

Franklyn St Estate demonstration
Posted on 27th February 2021

On 30 January our compatriot organisation Hands Off Glebe held a demonstration opposing the redevelopment of the Cowper St and Franklyn St estates. The Glebe Society was there.  Read more »