April 2018 – The Glebe Society

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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Glebe Voices kicks off for 2018

Posted on 1st April 2018

Lisa Pryor writes for the New York Times on ‘urbanism, politics, culture and medicine’. As well as other life experiences, she can draw opinions from her experiences over different careers and areas of study.

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

Posted on 28th April 2018

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.

The Seventies

Posted on 4th April 2018

How different things could have been, Expressways through Glebe, ‘The Glebe Ferry’, ‘The Ungreening of Glebe’, ‘Use the Library!’, a homecoming poem, Bidura site development, University Hotel and Opening Up the Glebe Foreshore.

The Eighties

Posted on 4th April 2018

Public transport v expressways, ‘Reflecting on the socio-economics changes in Glebe’, ‘Bicentennial Park Two Steps Closer’, ‘The incinerator to become a brewery’, ‘Traffic Petition from The Glebe Society’, ‘Army stands firm’, ‘Oops’, a Helipad for Glebe, Anzac Bridge plans unveiled, ‘As grand as the Botanic Gardens’ and “Sign to be removed from University Hall’

The Nineties

Posted on 4th April 2018

A hospital, prison or library, ‘Wentworth Park’, Report from Councillor Macindoe, ‘Sydney airport(s)’, “A Glebe Ferry’, ‘Light Rail’, ‘Claytons Public Consultation’, ‘4WDs in the Park’, ‘Progressive Dinner’, Tranby Aboriginal C-Operative College, ‘A bus to the airport’ and ‘The boxing gloves outside Gleebooks’

The Noughties

Posted on 4th April 2018

Events in Glebe, ‘Bellevue, 55 Leichhardt St’, ‘Wentworth Park: a changing Scene’, ‘Glebe Conservation Study’, ‘$30,000 to preserve Wireless House’, ‘Captain James Francis Hurley, OBE’, ‘Lucky Catch’, Guest Writer: Tom Uren, ‘Temple Fire’, ‘Public Art’, Fish Market upgrade and Glebe Point Road upgrade

Anna Couani’s Essay on Glebe

Posted on 3rd April 2018

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.

Share and Save – in Glebe

Posted on 3rd April 2018

It was a joy to attend the ‘Share and Save – in Glebe’ event on Saturday, 24 March at Benledi House, supported by the City of Sydney. The workshop brought together people from the Glebe community to share the new and exciting Sydney Sharing Map

Kitchen Starter Pack Update (April 2018)

Posted on 3rd April 2018

Glebe Society members’ response to this project has been wonderful – so many items delivered to the first drop-off session at St Helen’s and by pick-ups as well as cash donations. Thank you all.

Get your Glebe Society ‘Keep Cup’

Posted on 3rd April 2018

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.

William Carlton Gardens – A Secret Garden in the Heart of Glebe

Posted on 3rd April 2018

A Glebe Society member wanted to share with members what she and other locals have also been doing to protect and improve the vegetation and habitat in the William Carlton Gardens

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee (April 2018)

Posted on 3rd April 2018

“Wild Sydney”. Planting day at Orphan School Creek and 10th anniversary of the publication of ‘Superb Fairy-Wren Habitat in Glebe & Forest Lodge”

Big Changes in Planning – Local Planning Panels

Big Changes in Planning – Local Planning Panels

Posted on 3rd April 2018

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.

The Best Scenario for Bellevue’s Future? It’s a Tough One

Posted on 3rd April 2018

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.

Is There a Bays Precinct Strategy Anymore?

Posted on 3rd April 2018

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.

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