August 2021 – The Glebe Society

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Monthly Archives: August 2021

From the President, August 2021

Posted on 2nd August 2021

Glebe Society President, Janet Wahlquist, provides an update on the Society’s recent activities and what’s new in Glebe and Forest Lodge

Proposed development at 7 Franklyn St and 49-51 Greek St, Glebe

Posted on 5th August 2021

A DA under consideration for these sites, involves demolishing two former warehouses and replacing them with 84 self-contained boarding rooms. The proposed development is out of character with the neighbouring houses. Adaptive reuse of the warehouses would be a better solution.

Bidura: The Bitter Sweet DA

Posted on 3rd August 2021

The DAs for the demolition of the Metropolitan Remand Centre and construction of a new housing development behind the heritage-listed Bidura House are now on public exhibition. We explain the plans and why we are concerned about them.

Coming soon: Exciting new videos on Glebe

Posted on 6th August 2021

Watch out for a series of six videos on the history of Glebe and threats to its future. Coming later in August.

New artwork on Glebe Foreshore Walk

Posted on 11th August 2021

A wonderful new artwork highlights the special place of Glebe Rowing Club on Blackwattle Bay and adds a new point of interest to the foreshore walk.

Laurel Tree House parents keep up the fight

Posted on 3rd August 2021

Parents of children attending Laurel Tree House in Forest Lodge are trying to reverse KU Children’s Services decision to close the Centre in response to the NSW Land and Housing Corporation’s decision to sell the building.

A meeting with the NSW Minister for Housing

Posted on 4th August 2021

Brian Fuller and Ian Stephenson of the Society’s Management Committee, met with Deputy Lord Mayor, Linda Scott and the Hon. Melinda Pavey, Minister for Water, Property and Housing. The Society expressed its opposition to the spot rezoning of 17-31 Cowper St and 2A-D Wentworth Park Rd to allow the NSW Land and Housing Corporation to erect two eight-storey apartment buildings in the St Phillip’s Heritage Conservation Area.

Report on Fish Market redevelopment

Posted on 9th August 2021

Our representative on Fish Markets Community Consultative Committee reports on what’s happening on the site.

Update from the Treasurer

Posted on 3rd August 2021

The treasurer provides an update on membership renewals and plans to upgrade the Glebe Society website.

Glebe Society Events update for August 2021

Posted on 3rd August 2021

The Glebe Society’s events, including the AGM, have been impacted by the second Sydney lockdown. Here are the details.

Mystery photo – August 2021

Posted on 14th August 2021

Mystery photo for August 2021 – This month’s mystery photo. Somewhere in Glebe or Forest Lodge!

Yelvertoft, 75 Hereford St, Sells

Posted on 3rd August 2021

The heritage-listed 1858 Victorian Regency sandstone villa, Yelvertoft, has been saved from the developers.

Queen’s Birthday Honours for Glebe local, Ann Curthoys

Posted on 4th August 2021

In the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List Glebe local, Ann Curthoys, received the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her significant service to tertiary education, to social history, and to research. Ann has a long association with Glebe, both as a resident and as an intellectual and an activist participating in Glebe’s progressive environment. Find out more about this Glebe treasure.

Who lived in your street? Catherine Anna Korff (1862-1938)

Posted on 4th August 2021

Catherine (Kate) Korff was one of eight daughters of Frederick James Robert Korff. The last unmarried sister to die, Kate’s passing marked the end of her family’s 80-years’ residency on Hereford St. In 1940 two brick semi-detached houses replaced the old home. They remain standing, as numbers 19 and 19A.

A big thankyou to Society members from the Glebe Youth Service

Posted on 4th August 2021

GYS thanks Glebe Society members who donated used laptops to local students needing them for schoolwork during lockdown. Keiran Kevans, Manager Glebe Youth Service, says they will make a big difference to quite a few local young people’s lives.

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