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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 »

Share and Save – in Glebe
Posted on 3rd April 2018

It was a joy to attend the ‘Share and Save – in Glebe’ event on Saturday, 24 March at Benledi House, supported by the City of Sydney. The workshop brought together people from the Glebe community to share the new and exciting Sydney Sharing Map   Read more »

Kitchen Starter Pack Update
Posted on 3rd April 2018

Glebe Society members’ response to this project has been wonderful – so many items delivered to the first drop-off session at St Helen’s and by pick-ups as well as cash donations. Thank you all.  Read more »

Get your Glebe Society ‘Keep Cup’
Posted on 3rd April 2018

The Society is doing its bit by making available Glebe Society-branded Keep Cups for the bargain price of $5. The cups are good quality and come in a mix of colours, sizes and material.  Read more »

William Carlton Gardens – A Secret Garden in the Heart of Glebe
Posted on 3rd April 2018

A Glebe Society member wanted to share with members what she and other locals have also been doing to protect and improve the vegetation and habitat in the William Carlton Gardens  Read more »

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee (April 2018)
Posted on 3rd April 2018

“Wild Sydney”. Planting day at Orphan School Creek and 10th anniversary of the publication of ‘Superb Fairy-Wren Habitat in Glebe & Forest Lodge”  Read more »

Big Changes in Planning – Local Planning Panels

Big Changes in Planning – Local Planning Panels
Posted on 3rd April 2018

In what is a monumental centralisation of the planning system in NSW, Planning NSW has made it mandatory from 1 March for all Sydney councils and Wollongong City Council to establish Local Planning Panels.  Read more »

The Best Scenario for Bellevue’s Future? It’s a Tough One
Posted on 3rd April 2018

A development application is before Council for a restaurant and café in the heritage listed cottage, Bellevue, in Blackwattle Park at Glebe Point. There are pros and cons with this.  Read more »

Is There a Bays Precinct Strategy Anymore?
Posted on 3rd April 2018

The sudden death of UrbanGrowth as a strategic player following its brave (and apparently justified) refusal to accept any of the developer proposals for the White Bay power station site has returned the Bays Precinct to uncoordinated development lacking visible strategic coherence.  Read more »

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee (March 2018)
Posted on 12th March 2018

2018 Blue Wren lecture Dr John Martin, Wildlife Ecologist from the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney has accepted an invitation to talk to the Society at 6pm on Monday 16 April at Benledi (Glebe Library). His lecture will cover his recent work on urban bird populations in Sydney and will be followed by a glass of […]  Read more »

Our Community’s Generous Response to Christmas Gift Appeal
Posted on 12th March 2018

Our 2017 appeal to members for Christmas gifts for families resident in Glebe received overwhelming support this year.  Read more »

Kitchen Starter Packs – A New Glebe Society Project
Posted on 12th March 2018

This exciting new project will provide essential cooking and eating equipment for those who move from Glebe’s supported accommodation facilities into independent accommodation. Initially the project focuses on families who move from Elsie Women’s Refuge.  Read more »

Backstage at the Glebe Society #1. Enquiries
Posted on 12th March 2018

One of the less visible aspects of the Glebe Society is its role in handling enquiries from the general public. On average, we handle about 50 enquiries a year  Read more »

Planning Report (March 2018)

Planning Report (March 2018)
Posted on 12th March 2018

Bellevue (55A Leichhardt St), Former Waratah Hotel (92 Glebe Point Rd), Yelvertoft (75 Hereford St), Bidura (357 Glebe Point Rd) and Harold Park  Read more »

Vale Nick
Posted on 12th March 2018

Nicholas Gerard John Hespe
17th June 1950 – 21 December 2017
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Residents’ Concerns over Bellevue Cottage
Posted on 12th March 2018

The Society demanded that issues of parking, noise, hours of operation, and landscaping be addressed before approval was granted.   Read more »