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High Rise For Glebe’s St Phillips Heritage Conservation Area

Nearly forty years of good planning designed to conserve the scale of the St Phillips Heritage Conservation Area through height controls was overturned on 29 March when Sydney City Council approved the NSW Land and Housing Corporation’s application for a spot rezoning of 17-31 Cowper St and 2A-D Wentworth Park Rd.  Read more »

Update on Glebe Island Bridge and Bays West Place Strategy

It was with some surprise and also joy that we learned from the Minister for Planning, Rob Stokes, of his plan for White Bay, which also including a plan to open the Glebe Island Bridge to pedestrians and cyclists.  Read more »

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee

Find out about the 2021 Biodiversity Lecture, the great work done by Sydney Secondary College helped by the 2019 Craney Small Grant, and everything else the Subcommittee has been up to!  Read more »

100 Years ago in Glebe & Forest Lodge – this Month: April 1921

100 years ago this month – April 1921 – Opening of new Hostel for Girls at 29 Arundel St, Forest Lodge  Read more »

A missing transport link – let’s protest!

City buses from Glebe do not stop at the existing bus stop that’s key to accessing important services and transport infrastructure. Instead, passengers must alight at stops nearly ½ km away. What needs to be done.  Read more »

Fire in the Control Cabin on Glebe Island Bridge, 1983

According to NSW Transport’s archives (, a fire irreparably damaged the control cabin of the Glebe Island Bridge, necessitating its complete rebuild and technology upgrade.  Read more »

Laptops needed for Glebe Youth Service

Glebe Youth Service (GYS) is currently seeking donations of second-hand laptops and tablets.  Read more »

Latest photos by Philip Vergison

Recent photos of Glebe and surrounds by Phil Vergison.  Read more »

President’s Report for March 2021

Report from the Glebe Society President, Janet Wahlquist on the Society’s recent activities.  Read more »

eight-storey apartment buildings that NSW Land and Housing Corporation intend for 17-31 Cowper St and 2A-D Wentworth Park Rd Glebe

An update on the NSW Land and Housing Corporation’s rezoning application for high rise in the St Phillips Heritage Conservation Area

Numbers 17-31 Cowper St and 2A-D Wentworth Park Rd are part of the St Phillips Heritage Conservation Area. The current height limit is nine metres. NSW Land and Housing Corporation wants to construct tall buildings, which requires a spot rezoning. The Society has objected to the rezoning application, as has the National Trust.   Read more »

Franklyn St Estate demonstration

On 30 January our compatriot organisation Hands Off Glebe held a demonstration opposing the redevelopment of the Cowper St and Franklyn St estates. The Glebe Society was there.  Read more »

Update on Bridge Rd ‘pop-up’ cycleway

The COVID-19 legislation that enabled the introduction of a ‘pop-up’ cycleway on both sides of Bridge Rd Glebe/Forest Lodge terminates on 25 March 2021. A decision will be made within 8 weeks of this date to either remove it or establish it on a permanent basis.  Read more »

Bidura continues to deteriorate – February 2021 photos

In danger of demolition by neglect, heritage-listed Bidura in Glebe Point Road, continues to deteriorate  Read more »

Christmas Appeal 2020 results

The Glebe Society Christmas Appeal provided gifts for chlldren and parents living in supported accommodation in Glebe last year, and children undertaking programs at the Glebe PCYC  Read more »

News from Blue Wren Subcommittee

the Glebe Society has made a comprehensive submission to the City of Sydney on our Crown Lands.  Read more »

See the News Archive for earlier items.