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Planning Overview

Planning Overview

In the 1960s, Glebe was viewed as a slum, ripe for demolition. Today it is a sought after residential suburb. The story of this transformation is not only a story of changing tastes and lifestyles, but also the story of a determined group of residents who saw the potential beauty and amenity of their suburb and fought to preserve it from the bulldozers.  Read more »



Posts about Planning

Planning Matters (June 2018)
Posted on 31st May 2018

Complying medium density development, National Trust Heritage Award and Harold Park Affordable Housing  Read more »

Another Free Kick for Developers

Another Free Kick for Developers
Posted on 4th May 2018

The State Government has recently extended Complying Development to include medium-density housing – terraces, dual occupancy dwellings, or buildings containing up to three or four dwellings. The point about Complying Development is that it doesn’t have to meet the requirements of a normal development application.   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 »

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 »

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 »

Letter to the City of Sydney on Bellevue DA – January 2018
Posted on 2nd February 2018

The Glebe Society welcomes a proposal that has a good chance of success, and thus ensuring the permanent occupation and conservation of Bellevue, and continuing amenity for the community, and in particular users of the popular Waterfront Walk. However, there are matters that need further clarification and additional issues that should be addressed.  Read more »

Letter to the City of Sydney on Bellevue Lease – October 2017
Posted on 17th December 2017

The Society believes the time has come to relax those conditions to allow the venue to operate for longer hours, and also to take bookings. It may be possible to relax others as well, at least for a trial period.  Read more »

Correspondence with the City of Sydney on Harold Park completion
Posted on 17th December 2017

The Glebe Society is aware of wide-spread concern expressed by local residents about the lack of progress in completion of Harold Park. We are seeking information from you about the timeframe for drainage remediation and the opening of the park.  Read more »

Planning Report (November 2017)

Planning Report (November 2017)
Posted on 28th November 2017

Amended Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 2017 and response to the Grenfell Tower fire  Read more »

147-9 Glebe Point Road (former Sushi Garden)
Posted on 7th November 2017

This is the only wooden building surviving in Glebe Point Road, and the only wooden shop in Glebe. There is a case for retaining elements of the late Victorian facade, such as the splayed doorway, iron columns and associated windows, and certainly for recording the building comprehensively and attaching an interpretative plaque  Read more »

Three CBDs?

Three CBDs?
Posted on 7th November 2017

The Greater Sydney Commission has hit the headlines with its release of the draft Future Transport Strategy. The key promise is that with the division of Sydney into three hubs, the Western Parkland City based on Badgerys Creek Airport, the Central River City based on Parramatta, and the Eastern Harbour City based on the current CBD, by 2056, most people will enjoy a thirty minute commute.  Read more »

Why Orphan School Creek is Important
Posted on 7th September 2017

Fifty years ago the bays’ foreshores, and all the watercourses that drained into them, were lined with industrial uses, most of them in terminal decline, and many already defunct and derelict. The biggest drain was the concreted Johnstons Creek. At the Children’s Hospital, Camperdown, it was joined by a tributary, Orphan School Creek.  Read more »

Draft Planning Changes for 2-32 Junction Street, Forest Lodge
Posted on 7th September 2017

Proposed changes for this key development site are being exhibited for comment on the Sydney Your Say website until 4 September.  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 »