The NSW government is planning a massive over-development on the Pyrmont side of Blackwattle Bay. The plan is that once the new Fish Market on Bridge Road is finished (and there are now a lot of ‘ifs’ around this, given the cessation in Chinese tourism that the new market was going to rely on, the traffic problems and the falling market for apartments), the old Fish Market site would be ‘sold off’ (i.e. leased for 99 years) to developers.
The Government proposes three alternatives: all have buildings of 44 or 45 storeys. These would be taller than the pylons of the Anzac Bridge, which is 120 metres tall! A 45-storey building is 156 metres tall.
The plans have a mix of residences and businesses, resulting in 1,045 to 1,700 homes and 4,000 to 7,000 jobs. The plan includes the promised extension of the Foreshore Walk - of undisclosed width - to be shared by pedestrians, cyclists and skateboarders.
It is with great sadness we heard today about the death of Jack Mundey. As head of the BLF, Jack was a key player in the protection of Glebe during the early 70s. His green bans were instrumental in stopping the radial expressways that would have carved Glebe into three sections and decimated our heritage and community.
The Glebe Society was absolutely chuffed that Jack was able to attend our Community Festival last year.