July 2017 – The Glebe Society

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Monthly Archives: July 2017

UrbanGrowth Consultation on Bays

Posted on 29th July 2017

UrbanGrowth NSW will be seeking feedback on draft principles that will inform the creation of a masterplan for the Bays Market District, including a rejuvenated Sydney Fish Market.

Transport and Traffic Subcommittee Annual Report 2016-2017

Posted on 28th July 2017

This has been a busy year for the Transport and Traffic Group. We have been involved with several matters including working to limit the adverse impact of the WestConnex project on Glebe and Forest Lodge, seeking improvements to the cycle amenities in our suburb and making our concerns known to the State Government about its proposal to privatise our bus services.

Heritage Subcommittee Annual Report 2016-2017

Posted on 28th July 2017

In Sydney, we are currently mired in an era of rush-to-build. It is a given that arguments for better public transport and more social and affordable housing in Sydney are not disputed. And yes, the issues are complex. But the problem is the abject willingness of government to abandon their own heritage principles and conservation areas and displace long-standing communities in order to ‘cut through’.

Blue Wrens Subcommittee Annual Report 2016-2017

Posted on 28th July 2017

Five landcare/bushcare groups worked in Glebe throughout the year to support the establishment and maintenance of biodiversity in our suburb’s parks.

Planning Subcommittee Annual Planning Report 2016-2017

Posted on 28th July 2017

Some of the most significant changes of 2017 have had no direct impact on Glebe, though they will certainly have flow-on effects. WestConnex will not go near Glebe, though its impact on some nearby suburbs is already obvious.

Our Greenest Greengrocer – Glebe’s Galluzzos

Posted on 28th July 2017

The well-known Glebe institution, Galluzzo Fruiterers, is arguably the greenest greengrocer in Sydney.

Glenlea: First ‘Our House’ Event Was a Sell-out Success!’

Posted on 28th July 2017

The first ‘Our House’ event was held at Glenlea, 4 Mary St Glebe on Sunday 9 July. It was a great success with 50 members enjoying the view across Blackwattle Bay on a beautiful sunshine filled Sunday afternoon in the beautifully restored Glenlea.

Invitation to the Glebe Society’s 48th AGM

Posted on 28th July 2017

All members of the Society, and especially new members, are cordially invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Society at Glebe Town Hall, St Johns Rd Glebe on Sunday 20 August at 11am.

An Exchange Platform for Glebe?

Posted on 26th July 2017

It is Janice Challinor’s belief that many people would willingly donate useful goods to others who could use them if a relatively easy way of doing so could be found. To this end, she’s been investigating how it might be done.

Letter to the Premier on the privatisation of bus services

Posted on 25th July 2017

Attached is our letter to the NSW Premier questioning the Government’s recent decision to appoint a private operator to run the Glebe and Forest Lodge bus services.

Letter to the City of Sydney on cycle ways

Posted on 25th July 2017

Attached is our submission to the City of Sydney seeking an improvement to the cycling amenities in Glebe and Forest Lodge. The City is currently reviewing the outcome of its 10 year plan to build a network of integrated cycle ways in central Sydney.

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