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Glebe Foreshore Walk to Represent Australia at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

The Glebe Foreshore Walk has been selected as one of three City of Sydney projects for inclusion in the ‘Repair’ exhibit in the Australian Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.  Read more »

Elsie Walk Mural

A small neighbourhood celebration was recently held to mark the completion of a Mural along Elsie Walk.  Read more »

Submission opposing aspects of the DA for the Glebe Island concrete facility

The Glebe Society accepts that Glebe Island appears to be the most appropriate site for the needed supply of concrete to the CBD and Bays area. However, the planned concentration of industrial related activities on Glebe Island will create major problems for the amenity of the many current and planned nearby residents.  Read more »

Kitchen Starter Packs (May 2018)

Since the inception of this project, to provide kits of basic kitchen equipment for families moving out of supported accommodation, the Glebe Society has delivered six packs to Elsie Refuge.  Read more »

Another Free Kick for Developers

Another Free Kick for Developers

The State Government has recently extended Complying Development to include medium-density housing – terraces, dual occupancy dwellings, or buildings containing up to three or four dwellings. The point about Complying Development is that it doesn’t have to meet the requirements of a normal development application.   Read more »

Older Homes in Glebe – Tell Us What Help You’d Like

If you own an older house, you may have found that carrying out maintenance, repairs or restoration – or all three – isn’t always straightforward.  Read more »

Anzac Day Glebe 2018

The Anzac Day service was held at Foley Park at 7.30am on Wednesday 25 April. The service was led by Rev Mark Wormell, Rector of St John’s, Glebe. Max Solling addressed the gathering.  Read more »

Submission to the Inquiry into the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017

The Glebe Society calls on the Government to reject this Bill. The proposed changes go far beyond the stated intent in relation to foreign donations, and will result in unintended consequences that stifle social advocacy and democratic debate.  Read more »

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 »

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 »



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