June 2023 – The Glebe Society

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Monthly Archives: June 2023

New housing policy overrides heritage protection rules

Posted on 27th June 2023

In mid-June, NSW Premier Chris Minns announced a policy to allow developers to build higher and denser housing that will override local environment plans. It’s an attempt to solve Sydney’s housing affordability crisis. What will it mean for Glebe?

Bridge Road at the Fish Market not to be raised

Posted on 30th June 2023

Our May issue reported plans to raise the height of Bridge Road in front of the new Fish Market. Asa Wahlquist reports that the risk of flooding at the junction of Wentworth Park Road and Bridge Road has convinced the developer not to proceed with the plan.

Mystery photo: July 2023

Posted on 26th June 2023

Try your hand at this month’s mystery photo. And find the answer to last month’s.

Updates on current development applications (DAs) in Glebe

Posted on 30th June 2023

Updates about development applications (DAs) for Bidura, St Scholastica’s College, Wesley Lodge and 82 Wentworth Park Road, currently being referred to the Local Planning Panel by the City of Sydney.

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Membership renewals for 2023-2024 now due!

Posted on 27th June 2023

Don’t forget to renew your Glebe Society membership for next year!

The Blue Wrens Report – July 2023

Posted on 26th June 2023

The Glebe’s Hill research collaboration has hit a snag – due to contamination, the researchers must wear HAZMAT gear!

NAIDOC Week 2023

Posted on 27th June 2023

NAIDOC in the City is a free, family-friendly outing. Experience Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance, song, food and more in the heart of Sydney. NAIDOC week runs from 2 to 9 July 2023.

Glebe’s Blue Plaque Nominations, Part 15: 21 Ross St Forest Lodge

Posted on 30th June 2023

The Communist Party of Australia printed its newspaper Tribune in Forest Lodge from 1943 to 1981. The Glebe Society is nominating the building at 21 Ross Street for a Blue Plaque.

Who Lived in Your Street? The Herron and Ayre families of ‘alphabet’ house, Divo

Posted on 26th June 2023

The Herron then Ayre families occupied ‘Divo’, one of the ‘alphabet’ houses in the terrace at 433-445 Glebe Point Road. The other alphabet houses are Gaza, Favo, Edna, Cama and Boro.

From the President – July 2023

Posted on 26th June 2023

In his monthly report, Ian Stephenson, President of the Society, proposes that the building set aside for public housing at 82 Wentworth Park Road be refurbished and extended rather than demolished.

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Guided Walks Program 2023 – Exploring Glebe and surrounds

Posted on 30th June 2023

Glebe is a great place to walk, with heritage streetscapes, significant historical buildings, the foreshore walk, parklands and a rich social and industrial history. Post-COVID, the Glebe Society’s Events program is really hotting up. In June and July we have a heritage tour, a guided tour of a museum and a special visit to an architecturally spectacular home.

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