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2021 Walks Program: Exploring Glebe on Foot

Program of walks in Glebe, starting 11 July 2021  Read more »

Glebe Island Bridge has a website!

New website highlights the past and potential of this wonderful asset, sadly now falling into greater and greater disrepair. The Society wants to see it restored and put into use as an attractive green pedestrian and cycleway linking Rozelle and Pyrmont.  Read more »

New Glebe Society video: Treasure in the City

The Glebe Society has collaborated with postgraduate students from The University of Sydney to produce a new video. It includes some fresh perspectives on Glebe as well as exploring current threats to this special place.  Read more »

Glebe Society goes in to bat for the Bay

A report from the Community Consultative Committee for the construction of new Sydney Fish Market. Issues with dust, noise, heavy metal pollution, traffic and the impact on rowers were raised.   Read more »

Mystery Photo – June 2021

Mystery photo for June 2021 – can you guess where we are?  Read more »

100 Years ago in Glebe & Forest Lodge – June 1921

100 years ago, June 1921: Double shipping tragedy off the NSW North Coast felt in Glebe & Forest Lodge  Read more »

370 bus route change – Have your say!

Transport NSW plans to shorten the 370 bus route meaning that Glebe residents will no longer be able to get a single bus to the eastern suburbs and Coogee. The 370 would end at Sydney University and a new bus route would run from Sydney University through Glebe, to and from Leichhardt.   Read more »

Glebe’s Aboriginal residents, 1788-1859

Assumptions that Glebe’s Aboriginal community disappeared shortly after British settlement need revisiting.   Read more »

Opposition to proposed Glebe Island concrete batching plant

The Glebe Society has objected to a proposal for a Concrete Batching Plant and Handling Facility at White Bay. Among other things, it could have a negative impact on the desirability of restoring the Glebe Island Bridge as a pedestrian and cycleway.   Read more »

architectural context of 17-31 Cowper St and 2A-D Wentworth Park Rd

Cowper St DA – consider making a submission

Sydney City Council are considering a development application (DA) from the NSW Land and Corporation for the construction of a high-rise development in Cowper Street in what, until very recently, was a Heritage Conservation Area. Submission closing date is 23 June 21  Read more »

Another Conservation Area in Glebe at risk

A key principle underlying Glebe’s conservation areas are that if a Neutral building is to be replaced, the replacement must be sympathetic to its Contributory neighbours, rather than to any Detracting neighbours. This principle seems to have got lost in a recent development approval decision by City of Sydney Council.  Read more »

NSW Planning’s proposed Design and Place SEPP is not going to work

NSW Planning’s proposed Design and Place SEPP is not going to work

Check out the Glebe Society’s submission on the state government’s proposed Design and Place planning policy  Read more »

Stop Cannibalising Glebe – Defend Public Housing Rally

The state government is getting it seriously wrong by doing high rise developments in heritage conservation areas in parts of Glebe.  Read more »

Glebe Society meets with Lord Mayor Clover Moore to discuss public housing

Glebe Society met with Lord Mayor Clover Moore to discuss social housing. The Glebe Society is opposed to LAHC’s unprincipled vision to create a tale of two suburbs: one which is low-rise and historic and the other which is high-rise and heartless.  Read more »

Just how far will LAHC go? Now they’re selling off a kindy!

The state government is selling off the building that houses a kindy that’s been in Glebe for almost 40 years.  Read more »



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