Monthly Archives: June 2021
Program of walks in Glebe, starting 11 July 2021
New website highlights the past and potential of this wonderful asset, sadly now falling into greater and greater disrepair. The Society wants to see it restored and put into use as an attractive green pedestrian and cycleway linking Rozelle and Pyrmont.
The Glebe Society has collaborated with postgraduate students from The University of Sydney to produce a new video. It includes some fresh perspectives on Glebe as well as exploring current threats to this special place.
A report from the Community Consultative Committee for the construction of new Sydney Fish Market. Issues with dust, noise, heavy metal pollution, traffic and the impact on rowers were raised.
Crime statistics for 2021 from Leichhardt Area Command.
Mystery photo for June 2021 – can you guess where we are?
100 years ago, June 1921: Double shipping tragedy off the NSW North Coast felt in Glebe & Forest Lodge
Real estate salesman Peter Tighe enjoyed a fleeting moment of celluloid fame in 1913 when he featured in Picturesque Stanwell Park a 20-minute silent film advertising a new land release. Tighe and his family are seen leaving their home Kareela 154 Glebe Point Rd and squeezing into a taxi waiting outside.
Transport NSW plans to shorten the 370 bus route meaning that Glebe residents will no longer be able to get a single bus to the eastern suburbs and Coogee. The 370 would end at Sydney University and a new bus route would run from Sydney University through Glebe, to and from Leichhardt.
Assumptions that Glebe’s Aboriginal community disappeared shortly after British settlement need revisiting.
The Glebe Society has objected to a proposal for a Concrete Batching Plant and Handling Facility at White Bay. Among other things, it could have a negative impact on the desirability of restoring the Glebe Island Bridge as a pedestrian and cycleway.
Sydney City Council are considering a development application (DA) from the NSW Land and Corporation for the construction of a high-rise development in Cowper Street in what, until very recently, was a Heritage Conservation Area. Submission closing date is 23 June 21
A key principle underlying Glebe’s conservation areas are that if a Neutral building is to be replaced, the replacement must be sympathetic to its Contributory neighbours, rather than to any Detracting neighbours. This principle seems to have got lost in a recent development approval decision by City of Sydney Council.