Monthly Archives: September 2013
Now that the clocks are going forward (on 6th Oct), the next Glebe Voices has been scheduled to take advantage of summer evenings at the delightful Blackwattle Cafe. Dr Alex Byrne, State Librarian (and local resident) will lead an informal session on the controversial topic of intellectual freedom and how libraries strive to counter […]
Members may have noted with concern an article in the Sydney Morning Herald of 7 September titled ‘Lead threat to children from home veggie patches’. Lead contamination of soil in the inner-city, including Glebe, can be a particular danger to children and may arise from soil being walked into the house from gardens or streets. […]
The foreshores of Blackwattle Bay are likely to see a major new development phase in the next few years. As much of these foreshores is publicly owned, the community rightly expects that it will have a strong voice in decisions as to future uses/development and that the public interest is protected. This, of course, is not a guaranteed outcome.
We attended the launch of the City’s Urban Ecology Strategic Action Plan at the Royal Botanic Gardens on 24 August and support the approach and recommendations in the Plan.
The City of Sydney has developed a concept design to extend the Glebe foreshore walk to complete a missing link in the path around the Glebe Peninsula.
The City of Sydney has released the final draft of its Urban Ecology Strategic Action Plan. Urban ecology is described as ‘the study of the relationship between living organisms and their environment in an urbanised context’.
Update on the Fish Markets, Rozelle Bay Access, Exhibition Centre on Glebe Island and Implementation of the Bays Precenct Task Force Report
Bernard and Kate Smith were founding members of The Glebe Society, and were prominent in campaigns in the early 1970s to retain the fabric of the Glebe Estate, and to stop a freeway through the suburb. To honour Bernard’s memory the City of Sydney has approved the naming of a lane off St John’s Road as Bernard Lane. The lane runs along the back of 80-85 Broughton Street. Join the Glebe Society celebration and official naming of BERNARD LANE, on Sunday 22 September, 2013, from 2 – 3pm.
Thus far in September I have: tabled the President’s Report to the Management Committee. It talks about a number of important issues including The Glebe Estate; established a Membership Project to continually improve the membership experience; put the 2013/2014 Terms of Reference for Environment, Heritage, Planning, Transport and Traffic on this page for members’ feedback.
About 40 members attended the Glebe Society’s AGM on Sunday 25 August, in the beautifully renovated Glebe Town Hall. They were welcomed by our President, John Gray, who pointed out that the meetings in 1969 which led to the establishment of the Glebe Society were also held in our Town Hall.