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Society’s 8th Annual Spring Bird Survey
Posted on 1st January 2021

This year’s annual bird survey took place on Sunday 1 November. A total of 16 people signed on at 6.45 am in Paddy Gray Reserve in Hereford St and were allocated to ten survey sites across Glebe and Forest Lodge including streets, parks and along waterways.  Read more »

Glebe Society goes in to bat for the Bay
Posted on 5th June 2021

A report from the Community Consultative Committee for the construction of new Sydney Fish Market. Issues with dust, noise, heavy metal pollution, traffic and the impact on rowers were raised.   Read more »

Opposition to proposed Glebe Island concrete batching plant
Posted on 4th June 2021

The Glebe Society has objected to a proposal for a Concrete Batching Plant and Handling Facility at White Bay. Among other things, it could have a negative impact on the desirability of restoring the Glebe Island Bridge as a pedestrian and cycleway.   Read more »

Draft Greening Sydney Strategy
Posted on 22nd May 2021

City of Sydney is currently consulting on their draft Greening Sydney Strategy. It would aim to increase overall green cover to manage urban heat, create more opportunities to connect with nature and create greater biodiversity.  Read more »

News from Blue Wren Subcommittee
Posted on 7th March 2021

the Glebe Society has made a comprehensive submission to the City of Sydney on our Crown Lands.  Read more »

Progress on Johnstons Creek naturalisation
Posted on 27th February 2021

Construction started in January 2020 and is expected to finish mid-2021, weather permitting (according to Sydney Water’s website).   Read more »

‘On the verge’ – it’s not easy being green
Posted on 2nd January 2021

“Some days I wish I had full PPE, as my days seem so long and the onslaught unrelenting. I live on the street, I have no money, few resources. I accept I am low in the pecking order.” Who am I?  Read more »

The next big thing in recycling is here
Posted on 1st January 2021

City of Sydney is partnering with RecycleSmart to make it easier for us to recycle items that can’t go in the yellow lid recycling bin.  Read more »

Brush Turkey sightings!
Posted on 29th December 2020

It seems they are everywhere…  Read more »

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee
Posted on 29th December 2020

Updates about recent activities of the Society’s busy Blue Wren subcommittee and volunteers.  Read more »

Have you seen a Striated Heron in Federal Park?
Posted on 4th November 2020

Calling all twitchers  Read more »

Public Spaces Ideas Competition
Posted on 21st October 2020

Glebe Society member, Asa Wahlquist has entered the Idea for a public walk around the foreshores of Blackwattle and Rozelle Bays into the Public Space Ideas competition.  Read more »

Forest Lodge school students at work on the Painted River project

Painted River Project – Updated
Posted on 11th October 2020

The year six students at Forest Lodge have a tradition of leaving a gift for the students who follow them. The plan this year is for a mural featuring Johnstons Creek  Read more »

Screenshot of Birdlife Australia's webpage for the Spring Bird Count 2020

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee – October 2020
Posted on 16th October 2020

Get involved with the Spring Bird Survey on Sunday 1 November 2020; and hear what’s been happening in local habitat creation.  Read more »

Palmerston Avenue Park Upgrade
Posted on 16th October 2020

The City of Sydney began its works to improve the park land in Palmerston Ave in late July. It should be finished by the end of the year. The plan is multifaceted. It will provide a greener space, remove noxious weeds, improve drainage and allow people to move around more easily.   Read more »