Monthly Archives: November 2017
Eleven keen birdwatchers gathered at 6.45am on Sunday 8 October in Paddy Gray Reserve, Hereford St, to commence Glebe’s fifth annual spring bird survey. The total number of birds recorded was 329 and 25 species were seen.
Glebe Society Bulletins – a great resource; and
City of Sydney is reviewing its ‘Neighbourhood Parking Policy’ and is seeking comments on its proposed changes.
Amended Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 2017 and response to the Grenfell Tower fire
A good number of Glebe Society members and a smattering of non-members – around 30 in all – were both entertained and enlightened by a series of short presentations from several of the Society’s amateur ‘house history’ buffs.
A second and very successful ‘Our House’ event was held at Rothwell Lodge on 12 November 2017 on an afternoon of springtime sunshine.
At this years Glebe Society ceremony for Remembrance Day, historian Max Solling spoke of how in 1919 the local community grappled with the proper way to remember their lost generation.
There are families and individuals who reside temporarily in Glebe while overcoming difficulties life has thrown into their paths. This year the community committee of TGSI would like to be able to take gifts for residents to Elsie Women’s refuge and to one or two other residential facilities.
This year the Glebe Society ceremony for Remembrance Day was held behind the Diggers’ Memorial in the D.J. Foley Rest Park. The ceremony marked the centenary of a year that saw tragic losses by Australian troops fighting on the Western Front.
There was a full house for our annual fundraiser for Centipede at Glebe Public School this year.
This is the only wooden building surviving in Glebe Point Road, and the only wooden shop in Glebe. There is a case for retaining elements of the late Victorian facade, such as the splayed doorway, iron columns and associated windows, and certainly for recording the building comprehensively and attaching an interpretative plaque
The Greater Sydney Commission has hit the headlines with its release of the draft Future Transport Strategy. The key promise is that with the division of Sydney into three hubs, the Western Parkland City based on Badgerys Creek Airport, the Central River City based on Parramatta, and the Eastern Harbour City based on the current CBD, by 2056, most people will enjoy a thirty minute commute.
Submissions on the Environmental Impact Statement for the M4-M5 Link closed on 16 October. The Department of Planning and Environment has received a huge number of submissions opposing the project.