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How the Blackwattle Bay Precinct and Fish Market Developments intend to deal with increased traffic and transport needs
Posted on 3rd September 2020

Infrastructure NSW has released the Traffic and Transport Strategy proposed for the new Fish Market and Blackwattle Bay Developments. This article summarises what is proposed and what it might mean for Glebe/Forest Lodge  Read more »

Glebe Island Bridge – Demolition by Neglect
Posted on 4th June 2020

The old Glebe Island Bridge sits at the entrance to Blackwattle Bay, permanently open and looking neglected, with grass growing through the cracks, peeling paint and rotting wood – ignored in the Blackwattle Bay Revitalisation Plan. The Glebe Island Bridge was built in 1903 and is regarded as a twin to Pyrmont Bridge which has […]  Read more »

Revisiting the Fish Market Relocation

Revisiting the Fish Market Relocation
Posted on 14th March 2019

This may be a useful moment to consider the state of things with the Bays Precinct, including the new Fish Market site and how effectively the public interest is being protected in relation to critical matters such as housing, transport, open space and other social infrastructure needs.   Read more »

New Sydney Fish Market: Smart Building, Challenged Site
Posted on 3rd December 2018

The design for the new Sydney Fish Market is now on display and Urban Growth NSW is holding public information sessions to boast about its attractive features.  Read more »

Wentworth Park – a ‘growth centre’?
Posted on 3rd December 2018

Concern has been expressed on the Glebe Society’s Facebook page about the inclusion of Wentworth Park in Urban Growth’s ‘The Bays Growth Area’.  Read more »

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 »