Love the Bay Run? Imagine a circular walk/run on our very own foreshores! The Glebe Society is proposing the Blackwattle Bay Circular Walk. Currently it is possible to do a loop from the Glebe foreshores via the Anzac Bridge, but there are too many places where you are forced to deviate along ugly roads – not to mention having to scale the massive Anzac Bridge! Imagine how much better the walk would be if it were foreshore all the way and included the gorgeous heritage-listed Glebe Island Bridge. The bridge should be returned to operation so it can once again be opened and closed, and used as a pedestrian/cycling pathway. Currently the bridge is being demolished by neglect – an absolute scandal! Check out the map - the blue line represents the proposed walk and the red line shows what is currently possible. What do you think?
Like many organisations, Glebe Public School’s out of school hours care program, Centipede, is facing a cash crisis as a result of COVID-19. A further blow to their bottom line will result from the cancellation (for safety reasons) of the Friends of Centipede annual Soirée, normally held in November. Please consider a donation. ... See MoreSee Less
A pop-up cycleway is going in on Bridge Rd. City of Sydney says this cycleway forms an important link between the city centre and the inner west. It will provide access to health services, including Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and educational institutions such as Sydney Secondary College (Blackwattle Bay campus) and the University of Sydney. This cycleway will be a safe alternative to bus travel for commuters who would usually use Parramatta Road bus services. Kerbside lanes are being converted into a protected bike lane, which will be designated with painted lines, divider barriers and flexible posts. The speed limit is reduced to 40km/h along the cycleway corridor. Approximately 39 parking spaces are being removed along the northern side of the cycleway route, and approximately 44 on the southern side. The new connections, highlighted in orange on the map. ... See MoreSee Less
The NSW government changed its mind about the Powerhouse at the 11th hour. We want them to do the same about their ill-conceived plans for the Sydney Fish Market. @DPIEWE WON! 🙋♀️🍾
I’m so thrilled the NSW Government has today committed to saving the Powerhouse Museum. SHARE to spread the great news!
Since the NSW Liberals announced the proposed sale of the Powerhouse Museum in 2015, our City of Sydney community has been campaigning tirelessly to stop it. This was at one of the rallies in 2016 with Tanya Plibersek.
Thanks to the NSW CFMEU, whose commitment to impose a Green Ban was a significant step towards preserving this cultural institution.
Thanks also to the thousands of museum and creative professionals who stood with us to Save the Powerhouse, including Cate Blanchett and her husband Andrew Upton, who stood up to preserve one of Sydney’s significant cultural spaces.
Finally thanks also to the many in Western Sydney, including many councillors on City of Parramatta who have welcomed the investment in western Sydney but not at the expense of local heritage, and been so integral to this success.