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Preservation and Protection

Preservation and Protection

Glebe has extensive foreshores stretching from the beginning of Pyrmont Bridge Road opposite Wentworth Park to the head of Rozelle Bay.  The  adjoining foreshores in Pyrmont and Rozelle are also important as they are highly visible from Glebe and link to the walk and cycleways that fringe Glebe’s shores.  The preservation of these foreshores for […]  Read more »



Posts about Bays & Foreshores

Submission opposing aspects of the DA for the Glebe Island concrete facility
Posted on 30th May 2018

The Glebe Society accepts that Glebe Island appears to be the most appropriate site for the needed supply of concrete to the CBD and Bays area. However, the planned concentration of industrial related activities on Glebe Island will create major problems for the amenity of the many current and planned nearby residents.  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 »

Keep Blackwattle Bay a Safe Place for Passive Boating

Keep Blackwattle Bay a Safe Place for Passive Boating
Posted on 3rd October 2017

Glebe Society member (and Environment subcommittee convenor) Åsa Wahlquist has written to the NSW Minister for Planning, Anthony Roberts, about NSW Roads and Maritime Services’ (RMS) plans for the Sydney Heritage Fleet facility at Bank St, Pyrmont.   Read more »

Bays and Foreshores Subcommittee Annual Report 2016-17

Bays and Foreshores Subcommittee Annual Report 2016-17
Posted on 7th September 2017

Bays Precinct Urban Renewal Project; Sydney Fishmarket; Relocation of Occasional Cruises to Bank St; Industrial Operations to Glebe Island; Masterplan for the Bays Market District; and Google departs White Bay.  Read more »

Letter to the Minister for Planning and Environment on the Bank St Site
Posted on 27th August 2017

The Glebe Society is pleased to provide its objections to the request for modification of the current development approvals at the Bank St site to allow a change of use to a harbor cruise business and for associated on land changes.  Read more »

UrbanGrowth Consultation on Bays
Posted on 29th July 2017

UrbanGrowth NSW will be seeking feedback on draft principles that will inform the creation of a masterplan for the Bays Market District, including a rejuvenated Sydney Fish Market.  Read more »

Design Team Appointed for Fish Markets Redevelopment
Posted on 29th June 2017

The Premier’s announcement that a Danish architectural firm, 3XN (with Australian partners) has been selected from a short list of six contenders to design the new Sydney Fish Markets is important and potentially positive news.   Read more »

Sydney Fishmarket
Posted on 24th February 2017

While it is a great asset to have on our doorstep, there are numerous problems with the proposed move to the head of the Bay.  Read more »

Bays Precinct Community Consultation Award
Posted on 28th October 2016

The Glebe Society’s Bays & Foreshores Convenor, Dr Lesley Lynch, responds to the news that UrbanGrowth NSW has won multiple awards for their community consultation on the Bays Precinct development.  Read more »

Bays & Foreshores Subcommittee Annual Report 2015-2016

Bays & Foreshores Subcommittee Annual Report 2015-2016
Posted on 7th September 2016

The Bays Precinct Urban Renewal Project is now in its third year and continues as a major focus for the Glebe Society.
The community’s and councils’ efforts to block significant aspects of the proposed on-land and on-water variations to the SSYM dragged into 2016  Read more »

White Bay Power Station
Posted on 5th July 2016

However on 9 June UrbanGrowth announced none of the proposals received for the renewal of the highly significant White Bay Power Station complied sufficiently with the Government’s evaluation criteria and that as a result, UrbanGrowth would itself become the master developer for the site.  Read more »

Bays Precinct Developments
Posted on 5th July 2016

I think UrbanGrowth has given up on the community process. However, I am still on a wait and see.  Read more »

Sydney Superyacht Marina – Over-development Will Go Ahead
Posted on 5th July 2016

On 15 June the NSW Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) released its determination on the contentious modifications sought by the Superyacht Marina in Rozelle Bay. Over the last year the Glebe Society and other community members had opposed the central elements of this proposal as inappropriate over-development of the site and contrary to public interest.
The PAC determination supported the SSYM proposals  Read more »

Status of ‘Priority Destinations’

Status of ‘Priority Destinations’
Posted on 8th March 2016

Preparatory work on the Pyrmont to Blackwattle Bay Waterfront Promenade is well underway. There is considerable activity in relation to the Bays Market District. A equest for proposals for the repurposing of the huge landmark and heritage classified White Bay Power Station was put out in October 2015. The heritage Glebe Island Bridge is at last included as a formal project within the Bays Precinct.  Read more »

The Bays Precinct Urban Renewal Project

The Bays Precinct Urban Renewal Project
Posted on 8th March 2016

UrbanGrowth NSW has produced its third public information glossy – The Bays Precinct Sydney Transformation Plan which provides some new information, although still mainly at the level of options or high level plans. This version identifies seven key action areas and it is of significance that these now incorporate Wentworth Park (long rumoured) and ‘working towards repurposing Glebe Island Bridge’(previously invisible) into the Bays Precinct project.  Read more »