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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 »

Bidura: The Bitter Sweet DA
Posted on 3rd August 2021

The DAs for the demolition of the Metropolitan Remand Centre and construction of a new housing development behind the heritage-listed Bidura House are now on public exhibition. We explain the plans and why we are concerned about them.  Read more »

Yelvertoft, 75 Hereford St, Sells
Posted on 3rd August 2021

The heritage-listed 1858 Victorian Regency sandstone villa, Yelvertoft, has been saved from the developers.  Read more »

Laurel Tree House parents keep up the fight
Posted on 3rd August 2021

Parents of children attending Laurel Tree House in Forest Lodge are trying to reverse KU Children’s Services decision to close the Centre in response to the NSW Land and Housing Corporation’s decision to sell the building.  Read more »

From the President
Posted on 2nd August 2021

Glebe Society President, Janet Wahlquist, provides an update on the Society’s recent activities and what’s new in Glebe and Forest Lodge  Read more »

Closure of Kitchen Pack Project
Posted on 12th July 2021

Since the end of 2017, we have supplied 80 packs to clients leaving Elsie Women’s Refuge and Rainbow Lodge for independent living in social or community housing.  Read more »

Report from new Fish Markets Community Consultative Committee
Posted on 12th July 2021

The Glebe Society is keeping an eye on what’s happening at the new Fish Markets site, through our representative on the New Sydney Fish Markets Community Consultative Committee  Read more »

2021 Craney Small Grants to support biodiversity projects in local preschools and schools
Posted on 11th July 2021

Small grants awarded to SDN Preschool Glebe, Explore and Develop Preschool, Annandale and Glebe Public School. to foster biodiversity. Thanks to the late Jan Craney, former convenor of the Society’s Blue Wren Subcommittee.  Read more »

What about wildlife corridors in the Bays West area?
Posted on 15th July 2021

Balmain resident and Society member Keith Stallard argues that establishing eco-corridors in the Bays West area could help with badly-needed ecological regeneration.   Read more »

Society meets with State Government to discuss affordable and social housing
Posted on 11th July 2021

Ian Stephenson and Brian Fuller, the Society’s Planning and Heritage convenors, recently joined Deputy Lord Mayor Linda Scott at a meeting with the Hon. Melinda Pavey MP, Minister for Water, Property and Housing, to discuss the State Government’s intentions in relation to the provision of affordable and social housing in Glebe.   Read more »

Damage to heritage-listed sandstone cobbled pavement
Posted on 11th July 2021

The City of Sydney is progressively upgrading the local green parks as part of the Greening Sydney 2030 Strategy. However, the upgrade the Cardigan St Reserve has come at the cost of the removal of some historic sandstone paving.  Read more »

Glebe Society submission for the review of the NSW Heritage Act 1977
Posted on 14th July 2021

In April 2021 the NSW government asked the Social Issues Standing Committee of Parliament to conduct an inquiry into the NSW Heritage Act. The Glebe Society made a submission to the review.  Read more »

Long-standing community childcare under threat
Posted on 11th July 2021

Laurel Tree House, a long-standing and much-loved not-for-profit childcare centre in Arundel St, Forest Lodge run by KU Children’s Services, is set to close at the end of the year after the NSW Land & Housing Corporation (LAHC) announced its intention to sell the site. Parents have been campaigning to bridge the issues between stakeholders to save this precious community asset.   Read more »

Gleebooks offers free postage during lockdown
Posted on 12th July 2021

In City of Sydney and Inner West LGAs  Read more »

Glebe needs a nursery for local native plants
Posted on 17th July 2021

On 1 May, Janet Wahlquist, President, wrote to the Lord Mayor on behalf of the Blue Wrens Subcommittee which has identified a need for a native plant nursery in the LGA. See the Lord Mayor’s response.  Read more »

What community activities would you like to see in Glebe?
Posted on 11th July 2021

What sort of activities would you like to see take place at the Glebe Town Hall, if it could again become a staffed community centre?  Read more »