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The Glebe Society’s Annual General Meeting 2023
Posted on 2nd August 2023

Don’t forget! The Glebe Society AGM will be held at the Glebe Town Hall on Sunday 3 September at 10-12 noon. Kobi Shetty MP for Balmain will be the guest speaker. All are welcome.

From the President: September 2023
Posted on 28th August 2023

The Glebe Society has been very fortunate to have Ian Stephenson at the helm for the last two years. In his final report he reviews the Society’s activities and thanks members for their support.

In Focus: Monthly photo competition, September 2023
Posted on 29th August 2023

The verdict is in! We have a winner in our competition for this month’s best photo of Glebe or Forest Lodge.

New Sydney Fish Market under constructiom

New Sydney Fish Market Community Consultative Committee 2023 Annual Report
Posted on 27th August 2023

The CCC achieved its biggest win this year, successfully objecting to raising Bridge Road in front of the new Sydney Fish Market. Members of the CCC argued raising Bridge Road would result in months of traffic disruption and could result in worse flooding at the Wentworth Park Road and Bridge Road intersection.

Heritage Subcommittee 2023 Annual Report
Posted on 27th August 2023

The Glebe Society’s Heritage Subcommittee is tasked with improving the amenity of Glebe and Forest Lodge by opposing development detrimental to heritage values or contrary to community interests; with encouraging sound town planning, architectural and conservation practices; and stimulating interest in the history and character of Glebe and Forest Lodge.

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Planning Subcommittee 2023 Annual Report
Posted on 27th August 2023

Ian Stephenson, who steps down as President of the Society at this year’s AGM, has had a busy year wearing his other hat as Convenor of the Planning subcommittee.

Blue Wren Subcommittee 2023 Annual Report
Posted on 27th August 2023

This year, the tenth annual Glebe/Forest Lodge spring bird survey counted birds in 10 different locations. 33 different bird species were identified, equally the highest diversity of species recorded over the last 10 years. The two most common birds were again the native Noisy Miner and the Rainbow Lorikeet.

Peru Perumal; Glebe Society Planning Committee; Wigram Road September 1972

Celebrating Peru Perumal, a major figure in Glebe’s conservation
Posted on 17th August 2023

The Glebe Society is delighted to have received a substantial donation in memory of Peru Perumal. Peru was elected our President in 1972 and was a major figure in the conservation of Glebe.

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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!

Welcome to the new look Bulletin
Posted on 26th February 2023

The Bulletin has a new format. Instead of being emailed to you as a pdf document, the publication is now sent by Mailchimp. Each story has its own headline and an introductory paragraph like this one and then a link (‘read more’) to the full story. You can still find a complete pdf of the latest Bulletin on the website under Latest Bulletin.

The Glebe Society’s 2022 Annual General Meeting
Posted on 11th September 2022

Read about the Society’s 2022 AGM held in September at Glebe Youth Service, access last year’s AGM minutes and click on the links to go to the annual reports by the President and each of Subcommittees.

President’s 2022 Annual Report
Posted on 11th September 2022

The Society has been working to nurture Glebe’s special magic for over 50 years. Our three pillars, community, environment and heritage, remain as relevant as ever. The fact that our membership grew by 10% to 449 shows we continue to engage the people of Glebe.

Bays and Foreshores Subcommittee 2022 Annual Report
Posted on 11th September 2022

The Convenor of the Bays & Foreshores Subcommittee had her work cut out for her in 2021-2022, fighting massive overdevelopment in a number of locations around our foreshores.

Superb fairy wren

Blue Wren Subcommittee 2022 Annual Report
Posted on 11th September 2022

The sighting of a superb fairy wren in a Glebe garden in early 2022 was a cause for great celebration by the Blue Wren Subcommittee. This last year, the Subcommittee continued its work on habitat as well as the annual Spring Bird Survey, the annual Biodiversity Lecture, the Craney Small Grant and many hours of volunteering by the Bushcare teams. Add to that the Subcommittee’s input on planning around The Hill, a wildlife corridor, Council’s Street Tree Plan and local Crown Lands.

Communications Subcommittee 2022 Annual Report
Posted on 11th September 2022

The Communications Subcommittee has overseen the Society’s media activities in 2021-22, including the Bulletin, website, Facebook pages, Twitter, YouTube and the President’s Update email. Convenor Allan Hogan reports on who we engaged with, how we engaged with them and how successful we were in getting our message out to the wider community.

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