December 2021 – The Glebe Society

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Guided Walks Program 2022 – Exploring Glebe and surrounds

Posted on 22nd December 2021

Glebe and Forest Lodge are great places to walk to see heritage streetscapes, significant historical buildings, the foreshore walk, parklands and to learn about a rich social and industrial history. See our program of Guided Walks for 2022.

Glebe & Forest Lodge 9th Annual Spring Bird Survey 2021

Posted on 9th December 2021

The 2021 annual bird survey was held later than usual as a result of uncertainties regarding gatherings due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, it was also our largest team of surveyors with 20 people taking part, counting birds in 11 different parts of Glebe and Forest Lodge. 970 individuals from 28 species were observed.

The most serious threat to Glebe’s scale and community in fifty years

Posted on 16th December 2021

In November, the Sydney City Council’s approved a Development Application by the NSW Land and Housing Corporation to erect two 8-storey apartment towers and five 3-storey terrace houses in the St Phillips estate in Glebe. This represents the most serious threat to the urban character and community of Glebe – what makes Glebe’s special – in almost fifty years.

The Glebe ferry is running again ‒ a faster and more convenient service

Posted on 17th December 2021

Great news! The ferry between the Blackwattle Bay wharf at the end of Leichhardt St and Barangaroo has been reinstated, now with a set timetable.

Glebe Island Bridge Slowly Falls Down

Posted on 9th December 2021

It is 12 months since the 25-year anniversary of the decommissioning of the Glebe Island Bridge and our rally calling for the restoration and rejuvenation of the Glebe Island Bridge. What has happened since?


Glebe Society Gift Membership

Posted on 8th December 2021

Are you looking for a gift for the person who has everything? A gift that they will enjoy but that will also help the community? Why not give them membership of The Glebe Society?

Who filmed in your street?

Posted on 22nd December 2021

Glebe and Forest Lodge have featured in a huge number of films, TV programs, documentaries, newsreels and advertisements.

This month’s mystery photo – December 2021

Posted on 22nd December 2021

with Lyn Collingwood, December 2021 from Bulletin 10/2021 Where are we? Please send your suggestions to            

Bridge Rd cycleway – updates

Posted on 17th December 2021

Access issues for residents and safety issues for cyclists remain unresolved. Lord Mayor Clover Moore’s statement about usage of the cycleway are challenged.

Vale Bob Armstrong

Posted on 22nd December 2021

The Society was saddened to hear of the death of Bob Armstrong. Read a little about his contribution to Glebe.

Conservation and Change in the St Phillips estate, a talk by Philip Thalis

Posted on 16th December 2021

The starting point for good urban design lies in a deep understanding of how an area has evolved over time,, said architect and urban planner Philip Thalis, in a recent talk about the evolution of the St Phillips area of Glebe and ways in which future development could echo existing streetscapes and foster social connections between residents.

Report on the Lord Mayoral Candidate’s Debate 2021

Posted on 22nd December 2021

On Saturday 20 November, the Glebe Society hosted a debate by the six City of Sydney Lord Mayoral candidates. Over 130 people attended in person and online. Before the debate all the candidates provided written responses setting out their position on key areas affecting Glebe. See the candidates’ answers.

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