Yearly Archives: 2020
It seems they are everywhere…
Update on Bridge Rd cycleway: Council and State Government drag their feet on serious safety concernsPosted on 29th December 2020
The cycleway remains dangerous and neither the City nor the State Government has explained how and when the problems will be addressed.
When the NSW Heritage Act was introduced in 1977 it was a turning point in the protection of our built heritage. However, all is not as it should be, and important heritage listed buildings in Glebe continue to deteriorate.
Updates about recent activities of the Society’s busy Blue Wren subcommittee and volunteers.
Thinking of repainting? The City of Sydney has guidelines for repainting, if your house is in a heritage conservation area.
Plans to shrink the St Phillips Heritage Conservation Area will undermine heritage values, liveability and amenityPosted on 29th December 2020
The Society has lodged an objection the NSW Government s plans to remove the parts of the St Phillips Heritage Conservation Area, paving the way for building heights up to the equivalent of eight storeys. T
On 3rd December 2020 it will be 25 years since the Glebe Island Bridge closed. Invitation to be part of action to lobby for the it to be restored and reopened for pedestrians and cyclists.
Calling all twitchers
By Jan Macindoe, Community Development Convenor, Glebe Society Bulletin November 2020 The Men’s Table invites men to pull up a chair at The Glebe Hotel, 63 Bay St, on Monday 23 November at 6.30 pm as we introduce a new way to support your community. It is a charity dedicated to creating a unique […]
A snippet of history…
From 8th December 2020
Exploring the work of architect Edmund Blacket in Glebe.
HOT TOPIC: Momentum is growing for the restoration of Glebe Island Bridge and The Glebe Society plans to give it a good pushPosted on 4th November 2020
Proposals to restore the Glebe Island Bridge for use as a walkway and cycle path are mounting. The latest is from the McKell Institute, which has proposed an active transport path linking the Opera House and Paramatta along the harbour foreshores and southern bank of the Parramatta River.
The three concerts for this year’s Glebe Music Festival will occur at St John’s Church (corner St John’s Rd and Glebe Point Rd). Entry will be free of charge but bookings are essential on TryBooking.
Historic Houses Association of Australia is hosting an online seminar called ‘Seeking Out Walter Liberty Vernon: Monuments of Art and a Distinctly Australian Architecture’. The seminar will take place on Thursday 3 December 2020 from 12.30 pm – 2.00 pm.
The University of NSW has awarded Norma Hawkins with an Honorary Fellowship. Norma is a member of the Glebe Society and active member of the Blue Wren Subcommittee.