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Anna Couani’s Essay on Glebe

If you are interested in Glebe’s social history and in great writing, you will certainly be interested in Anna Couani’s feature piece in the Sydney Review of Books.  Read more »

Get your Glebe Society ‘Keep Cup’

The Society is doing its bit by making available Glebe Society-branded Keep Cups for the bargain price of $5. The cups are good quality and come in a mix of colours, sizes and material.  Read more »

Big Changes in Planning – Local Planning Panels

Big Changes in Planning – Local Planning Panels

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

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 »

Is There a Bays Precinct Strategy Anymore?

The sudden death of UrbanGrowth as a strategic player following its brave (and apparently justified) refusal to accept any of the developer proposals for the White Bay power station site has returned the Bays Precinct to uncoordinated development lacking visible strategic coherence.  Read more »

Kitchen Starter Packs – A New Glebe Society Project

This exciting new project will provide essential cooking and eating equipment for those who move from Glebe’s supported accommodation facilities into independent accommodation. Initially the project focuses on families who move from Elsie Women’s Refuge.  Read more »

Vale Nick

Nicholas Gerard John Hespe
17th June 1950 – 21 December 2017
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Residents’ Concerns over Bellevue Cottage

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

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 »

Submission on the City of Sydney’s Neighbourhood Parking Policy

The City’s current parking policy achieves a workable balance between discouraging commuter parking in Glebe and Forest Lodge and providing residents with priority access to parking.  Read more »

Review of City of Sydney’s Neighbourhood Parking Policy

City of Sydney is reviewing its ‘Neighbourhood Parking Policy’ and is seeking comments on its proposed changes.  Read more »

Remembrance Day 2017 Speech by Max Solling

At this years Glebe Society ceremony for Remembrance Day, historian Max Solling spoke of how in 1919 the local community grappled with the proper way to remember their lost generation.  Read more »

WestConnex: Communities Show Their Distaste for a Bad Project

Submissions on the Environmental Impact Statement for the M4-M5 Link closed on 16 October. The Department of Planning and Environment has received a huge number of submissions opposing the project.  Read more »

Gardening Australia Films in Glebe

Costa Georgiadis, host of ABC TV program ‘Gardening Australia’, and a film crew visited Glebe on 19 October. St Helen’s Community Garden and the kerb garden of Jock Keene in Toxteth Rd were the subjects.  Read more »

Submission to NSW Planning and Environment on WestConnex EIS

Attached is our submission to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment on the Environmental Impact Statement lodged by WestConnex for stage 3 of the project.  Read more »

See the News Archive for earlier items.