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Bidura neglect

Bidura, 357 Glebe Point Road – demolition by neglect?
Posted on 17th May 2020

State Heritage listed Bidura is showing the tell-tale signs of neglect. No maintenance or upkeep is evident, which may result in leaks, further dilapidating the building. Left unchecked, Bidura runs the risk of being demolished by neglect. A cursory look at the building and its curtilage has identified the following issues: The front fence, the […]  Read more »

Kate Brennan Glebe TreeHouse

Farewell to Kate Brennan (Glebe TreeHouse)
Posted on 8th April 2020

Kate Brennan is planning to move on from her role as Coordinator Glebe TreeHouse, based at Glebe Public School. Those of you who know Kate or have worked with her will be only too well aware of how much she contributed to the Glebe community over many years. The Society sent Kate a letter of […]  Read more »

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee (April 2020)

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee (April 2020)
Posted on 7th April 2020

Margaret Sheppard Margaret Sheppard, a retired librarian and long-time member of the Society and our Subcommittee, died on 10 March surrounded by her family. A wake to celebrate Margaret’s life and to say thankyou to the community for being so kind to her over the years was held at Rothwell Lodge in Ferry Rd, the […]  Read more »

Glebe Town Hall

City of Sydney Council to consider uses of Glebe Town Hall
Posted on 8th April 2020

Following our submission to the Council of the City of Sydney concerning the concept of transforming Glebe Town Hall into a fully funded and fully staffed community centre some developments have taken place. Cr Jess Scully, following approaches from the Glebe Society President and the Community Subcommittee Convenor, as well as other interested community groups, […]  Read more »

View of Yelvertoft’s southern façade

Posted on 30th March 2020

Some members will be aware the owner / developer of Yelvertoft, recently lodged another DA in relation to this property. Yelvertoft is a Locally Listed Heritage Item No 1637 and is located at 75 Hereford Street Forest Lodge. The previous 2017 DA was refused by City of Sydney, and the developer subsequently appealed to the Land […]  Read more »

Kitchen Pack Project Passes the Half Century
Posted on 27th February 2020

We delivered our 50th pack of kitchen essentials in January; this week the total is likely to reach 55 – all in just over two years. This is a wonderful achievement for a project that began with a target of providing packs for just 11 new households per year. Thank you to all who have […]  Read more »

Ernest Pedersen Reserve in Ferry Rd

Ernest Pedersen Reserve in Ferry Rd
Posted on 16th December 2019

The working group (Ferry Road Bushcare Group – Jenna Reed Burns and Iain Gibson; Glebe Society – Andrew Wood; City of Sydney – Chris Thomas [Manager Design] and Helen Rogers [Design Manager]) met in Town Hall House on Thursday 21 November to consider the City’s revised plans for the Reserve. The new plans have fully […]  Read more »

City of Sydney’s revised plans for Ernest Pedersen Reserve

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee (February 2020)
Posted on 27th February 2020

The City of Sydney’s Working Group has drawn up revised plans for Ernest Pedersen Reserve which incorporate the design of the original front garden of the adjacent Rothwell House. The Group was chaired by Chris Thomas, Manager Design, City of Sydney and the other members were Helen Rogers, Design Manager, City of Sydney, local Ferry […]  Read more »

The Sydney Fish Market redevelopment update

The Sydney Fish Market redevelopment update
Posted on 27th February 2020

In early January 2020 The Glebe Society was invited to meet with representatives of Infrastructure NSW to engage in early discussions on the redevelopment of the current Sydney Fish Market and the Bank St precinct. Representing the Glebe Society were Lesley Lynch, Asa Wahlquist and Brian Fuller. Whilst there was not a significant advance on […]  Read more »

Glebe Town Hall

Glebe Town Hall – A Great Venue for a Glebe Community Centre!
Posted on 27th February 2020

One of the most obvious omissions in the suburb of Glebe is a dedicated, fully staffed, full-time community centre. In a 2019 survey of older Glebe residents over 90% of responders identified that as an impediment to the availability of local activities for groups of all ages. The Community Development Subcommittee of the Glebe Society […]  Read more »

Diana Lauzi and Kim Hague-Smith with two Red Wattlebird nestlings found in St Johns Rd Glebe

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee (December 2019)
Posted on 16th December 2019

Glebe’s 7th spring bird survey – report from Judy Christie This year’s annual bird survey took place on Sunday 20 October in cool, sunny conditions with 17 people meeting in Paddy Gray Reserve at 6.45 am to sign on and be allocated sites. A total of 9 teams set out to survey sites across Glebe […]  Read more »


The Glebe Society Christmas Appeal
Posted on 2nd December 2019

Each year members of the Glebe Society provide gifts for residents of Glebe supported accommodation. This year we hope to provide gifts for 43 girls aged 6 months to 17 years, and 32 boys aged 1 year to 14 years. There are also 28 women and 20 men associated with these children. Please do not […]  Read more »

Wesley RJ Williams refurbishment

RJ Williams Lodge – 274 Glebe Point Rd
Posted on 27th February 2020

The Glebe Society would like to thank Jamie Parker MP for attending a meeting organised by local residents to discuss Wesley Mission’s proposed plans for the redevelopment of RJ Williams Lodge. More than 70 residents attended this meeting. This site has been vacant since 2010, following the death of a resident who fell from his […]  Read more »

The multi-user facility of Glebe Island.

Glebe Island Multi-User Facility (MUF)
Posted on 21st February 2020

The NSW Port Authority has now approved its plan for a 24-hour shipping port and storage facility for construction materials at Glebe Island. There were many submissions opposing the inadequate amenity protections, particularly at night. In response, the Port Authority promised a precinct-wide noise policy and mandatory protocols for all vessels with 24-hour monitoring and […]  Read more »

Sydney Fish Markets from rowing club

Public submissions show strong opposition to Infrastructure NSW’s plans for the new Sydney Fish Market
Posted on 16th December 2019

The deadline for submissions in response to the DAs for the redevelopment of the Sydney Fish Market (SFM) was 13 November 2019. The Society’s submission concentrated on the following issues: A lack of an acceptable financial business case that justifies the additional expenditure of building over water versus redeveloping the current land site. The early […]  Read more »