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Inspirational artwork from the students of Glebe Public School
Posted on 13th September 2021

The students of Glebe Public School provide the community with some inspirational words during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The decline in community services ‒ Council election issue
Posted on 13th September 2021

One of the candidates in the Mayoral election, Labor candidate Linda Scott, has a policy commitment to ‘Re-Establish Community Centres and City of Sydney Town Halls’. This is directly in line with the Glebe Society’s proposal to Council that a staffed community centre be established in Glebe Town Hall.

Protecting our environment – sewage pumping stations serving Glebe
Posted on 14th September 2021

Four low level sewage pumping stations serve Glebe and surrounding areas, part of a network constructed at the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries in response to the outbreaks of typhoid which plagued Sydney from the 1870s to 1890s. Built at a time when small-scale utilitarian buildings were given as much careful attention as public buildings.

From the President, August 2021
Posted on 2nd August 2021

Glebe Society President, Janet Wahlquist, provides an update on the Society’s recent activities and what’s new in Glebe and Forest Lodge

Proposed development at 7 Franklyn St and 49-51 Greek St, Glebe
Posted on 5th August 2021

A DA under consideration for these sites, involves demolishing two former warehouses and replacing them with 84 self-contained boarding rooms. The proposed development is out of character with the neighbouring houses. Adaptive reuse of the warehouses would be a better solution.

Bidura: The Bitter Sweet DA
Posted on 3rd August 2021

The DAs for the demolition of the Metropolitan Remand Centre and construction of a new housing development behind the heritage-listed Bidura House are now on public exhibition. We explain the plans and why we are concerned about them.

Coming soon: Exciting new videos on Glebe
Posted on 6th August 2021

Watch out for a series of six videos on the history of Glebe and threats to its future. Coming later in August.

New artwork on Glebe Foreshore Walk
Posted on 11th August 2021

A wonderful new artwork highlights the special place of Glebe Rowing Club on Blackwattle Bay and adds a new point of interest to the foreshore walk.

Laurel Tree House parents keep up the fight
Posted on 3rd August 2021

Parents of children attending Laurel Tree House in Forest Lodge are trying to reverse KU Children’s Services decision to close the Centre in response to the NSW Land and Housing Corporation’s decision to sell the building.

A meeting with the NSW Minister for Housing
Posted on 4th August 2021

Brian Fuller and Ian Stephenson of the Society’s Management Committee, met with Deputy Lord Mayor, Linda Scott and the Hon. Melinda Pavey, Minister for Water, Property and Housing. The Society expressed its opposition to the spot rezoning of 17-31 Cowper St and 2A-D Wentworth Park Rd to allow the NSW Land and Housing Corporation to erect two eight-storey apartment buildings in the St Phillip’s Heritage Conservation Area.

Report on Fish Market redevelopment
Posted on 9th August 2021

Our representative on Fish Markets Community Consultative Committee reports on what’s happening on the site.

Yelvertoft, 75 Hereford St, Sells
Posted on 3rd August 2021

The heritage-listed 1858 Victorian Regency sandstone villa, Yelvertoft, has been saved from the developers.

A big thankyou to Society members from the Glebe Youth Service
Posted on 4th August 2021

GYS thanks Glebe Society members who donated used laptops to local students needing them for schoolwork during lockdown. Keiran Kevans, Manager Glebe Youth Service, says they will make a big difference to quite a few local young people’s lives.

Closure of Kitchen Pack Project
Posted on 12th July 2021

Since the end of 2017, we have supplied 80 packs to clients leaving Elsie Women’s Refuge and Rainbow Lodge for independent living in social or community housing.

Report from new Fish Markets Community Consultative Committee
Posted on 12th July 2021

The Glebe Society is keeping an eye on what’s happening at the new Fish Markets site, through our representative on the New Sydney Fish Markets Community Consultative Committee

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