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Yearly Archives: 2020

Brush Turkey sightings!

Posted on 29th December 2020

It seems they are everywhere…

Update on Bridge Rd cycleway: Council and State Government drag their feet on serious safety concerns

Posted 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.

NSW Heritage protection is flawed

Posted on 29th December 2020

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.

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee

Posted on 29th December 2020

Updates about recent activities of the Society’s busy Blue Wren subcommittee and volunteers.

Heritage Conservation Areas – Repainting Guidelines

Posted on 29th December 2020

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 amenity

Posted 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

HOT TOPIC: Give us back Glebe Island Bridge – Meeting on 3 December 2020

Posted on 5th November 2020

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.

Have you seen a Striated Heron in Federal Park?

Posted on 4th November 2020

Calling all twitchers

A new ‘Men’s Table’ in Glebe

Posted on 4th November 2020

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 […]

100 years ago in Glebe & Forest Lodge this month: November 1920

Posted on 4th November 2020

A snippet of history…

Exhibition to mark 150 Year anniversary of the current St John’s Church

Posted on 4th November 2020

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 push

Posted 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.

EVENT: 31st Annual Glebe Music Festival, November 21-22

Posted on 4th November 2020

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.

EVENT: Federation Architect: Walter Liberty Vernon

Posted on 4th November 2020

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.

Norma Hawkins receives Honorary Fellowship from UNSW

Posted on 4th November 2020

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.

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