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April 2014

April 2014
Posted on 27th March 2014

The Glebe Society made a thorough submission to the NSW Parliament Inquiry into Social and Affordable Housing, in which (among other matters) we noted that NSW faces a crisis in public housing, urgently needs a coherent housing strategy that sets targets and provide incentives to public and private developers, must establish improved governance based upon […]  Read more »

Submission to Council Regarding Tram Shed Use

Submission to Council Regarding Tram Shed Use
Posted on 20th March 2014

This month The Glebe Society has sent a submission to Council re the adaptive reuse of the Rozelle Tram Depot.  We continue to have concerns about traffic management, the impact on nearby retail centres, and the inadequate size of the community space in the tramsheds.  You can view the Submission by clicking here.  Read more »

Introduction

Introduction

I have established this page so that:
– significant correspondence, which represents Society positions, is directly and rapidly available for your comment and actions in your broader network;
– you get updates on projects as they proceed and you can get involved;
– you can comment on matters about the Society and we can start a conversation; and
– you can get involved in strategic campaigns.  Read more »

Strategic Plan 2013-2019

Strategic Plan 2013-2019
Posted on 10th March 2014

As I told you recently, we have as a Society committed to our Strategy 2013-2019: Engaging Glebe. The strategy is here on our website. So we could get our strategy right and all commit to it, we held workshops and discussions and broadcast drafts. We put a lot of effort and time into getting it […]  Read more »

February 2014

February 2014
Posted on 10th February 2014

Engaging Glebe: Strategy 2013-2019 Every five years or so we conduct a major review of our strategy. During 2013 we held meetings, published drafts and gained members’ commitment to our strategy for 2013-2019. It will guide our activity, though of course we expect short term changes.  We implement our strategy chiefly through our subcommittees. Each […]  Read more »

December 2013

December 2013
Posted on 10th December 2013

Oh frabjous joy, calloo callay; Glebe Island Bridge is here to stay. “And so this is Christmas and what have you done?” We have been very busy and our campaigns are listed on the website. In particular I mention our work with the Better Planning Network to ameliorate excesses in the proposed planning legislation and […]  Read more »

November 2013

November 2013
Posted on 10th November 2013

I recently wrote to the Transport Roads and Maritime Services (used to be the RTA) with our submission on the future of the Glebe Island Bridge.  Click here to see our submission, and a subsequent letter to the Minister for Heritage when she announced that it would be placed on the State Heritage Register. The final version […]  Read more »

October 2013

October 2013
Posted on 10th October 2013

“The Bays convenor is working on The Glebe Society’s official submission to RMS on its proposal to demolish the Glebe Island Bridge. The following is my early draft to help in that task. It is bare and polemical. It will not be our official submission. However as you prepare your individual submission you may find […]  Read more »

September 2013

September 2013
Posted on 10th September 2013

Thus far in September I have: tabled the President’s Report to the Management Committee. It talks about a number of important issues including The Glebe Estate; established a Membership Project to continually improve the membership experience; put the 2013/2014 Terms of Reference for Environment, Heritage, Planning, Transport and Traffic on this page for members’ feedback.  Read more »

President’s Report to the 2013 AGM

President’s Report to the 2013 AGM
Posted on 29th August 2013

This has been a year in which the Glebe Society has been very active in policy analysis, community engagement and strategy development. The core of what we do is heritage, environment and planning. Support for Heritage at Federal and State government level continues to decline; agencies’ staff and funds are cut, and it would seem […]  Read more »

August 2013

August 2013
Posted on 10th August 2013

AGM The AGM was successfully completed on August 25, 2013. Reports from subcommittees had been published and I gave the President’s annual report. Officers were elected by the AGM which welcomed Jan Wilson as Vice President; Di Gray as Secretary; Tess Nicholls as Treasurer; and me as President. Rozzie Hecker, Jock Keene, Bill Simpson Young […]  Read more »

June/July 2013

June/July 2013
Posted on 10th July 2013

I was away for June and July and thank the Vice President for her work during that time. Since I have been back during this month August I have posted the following notices. The Glebe Society submission concerning Development Application for the Tramsheds at Harold Park.  Read more »

May 2013

May 2013
Posted on 10th May 2013

This month (May 2013) I have posted the following: The NSW Government is introducing legislation which will remove much of Local Government controls of residential planning. It favours developers over residents. A Community Planning Forum will be held at the Glebe Town Hall on 16th May at 7.00 p.m. See the Planning Forum Flyer – […]  Read more »

April 2013

April 2013
Posted on 10th April 2013

In April 2013 I posted the following: Copy of a Letter to Fred Nile re Planning Legislation – 2013, MLC, expressing our views about the proposed Planning Legislation. Copies of this letter were also addressed to Paul Green MLC, and to Matt Kean, MLC. The long-anticipated Planning White Paper was released on Tuesday, 16 April. […]  Read more »

February 2013

February 2013
Posted on 10th February 2013

This month I have posted the following: Minister Hazard has replied to my letter of December 2012, regarding the long-awaited Bays Task Force Report and his promises about community consultation. His letter to me, which is almost identical to replies he has sent to other correspondents regards the same issues, will be available here shortly.  Read more »