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President’s annual report 2022-2023
Posted on 5th October 2023

After two years as President of the Society, Ian Stephenson is stepping down. But his commitment and capability will continue in his other role as Convenor of the Planning Subcommittee. In his report to the AGM, Ian spoke of the Society’s many achievements over the past two years.

Communications Subcommittee Annual Report 2022-2023
Posted on 5th October 2023

Now in its 54th year, the Bulletin continues to keep members informed about the activities and concerns of the Society and includes engaging articles about people and places remembered for their connection to our local community. The Society’s social media presence continues to grow and increases our reach beyond our membership.

Community Development Subcommittee Annual Report 2022-2023
Posted on 5th October 2023

The Community Development Subcommittee is planning a silent auction with proceeds going to Centipede, the out of school hours care program operating at Glebe Public School.

Transport and Traffic Subcommittee Annual Report 2022-2023
Posted on 5th October 2023

Continuing complaints by residents about the Bridge Road cycleway, and concern about the extra traffic generated by the new Sydney Fish Market, are issues covered in this report.

Annual reports from the 2023 AGM
Posted on 2nd August 2023

The Glebe Society AGM was held at the Glebe Town Hall on Sunday 3 September at 10-12 noon. Kobi Shetty MP for Balmain was the guest speaker. Read the various annual reports here as well as the minutes from last year’s AGM.

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.

New Sydney Fish Market under constructiom

New Sydney Fish Market Community Consultative Committee Annual Report 2022-2023
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 Annual Report 2022-2023
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.

Planning Subcommittee Annual Report 2022-2023
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 Annual Report 2022-2023
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.

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.

Heritage Subcommittee 2022 Annual Report
Posted on 11th September 2022

The Heritage Subcommittee continued their dedicated work towards the heritage preservation and enhancement of Glebe and Forest Lodge for the benefit of our community now and into the future. They contributed to the Review of the NSW Heritage Act 1977 and the Review of the Local Environmental Plan 2012, nominated properties for Blue Plaques and wrote numerous articles in the Bulletin relating to 2037’s history. They also responded to many community requests for heritage and historical information about Glebe and Forest Lodge.

Planning Subcommittee 2022 Annual Report
Posted on 11th September 2022

The Society has been working to nurture Glebe’s special magic for over fifty years. Active engagement with the planning process is an important part of this. The Planning Subcommittee has been very busy in this area over the last year. Our work has included making submissions on development applications, participating in meetings with the City of Sydney and the NSW Land and Housing Corporation, Infrastructure NSW and making detailed submissions on State Significant Developments.

Society’s audited financial statements for 2020-2021 now available
Posted on 4th March 2022

As those who attended the 2021 AGM will recall, the auditors were unable to complete their Report in time for the AGM because of unprecedented demand for their services by businesses affected by COVID-19.

The Glebe Society’s 2021 AGM
Posted on 14th September 2021

Find out what the Glebe Society has been doing over the past year. Read about or watch the 2021 AGM including reports from the President and each subcommittee. See who received a Commendation this year.

President’s Report to Annual General Meeting 2021
Posted on 5th November 2021

On Sunday 10 October, 46 members attended the 2021 AGM, via zoom. Below is the report by outgoing President, Janet Wahlquist, followed by details of the Commendations bestowed upon three members for their contributions to the Society.

Blue Wren Subcommittee Annual Report 2020-2021
Posted on 13th September 2021

The Blue Wren Subcommittee was active this year, despite COVID. Read about the subcommittee’s work on biodiversity and environmental protection.

Communications Subcommittee Annual Report 2020-2021
Posted on 1st October 2021

The big news from the Communications Subcommittee for 2021 is the upgrade of the Glebe Society’s website, which is now looking fantastic. It has also supported the Planning Convenor in producing a series of six videos about the issues affecting Glebe – see our YouTube channel. The subcommittee has also been busy with the Bulletin, Facebook and Twitter.

Community Development Subcommittee Annual Report 2020-2021
Posted on 13th September 2021

The Community Development Subcommittee maintained a range of activities in collaboration with other community groups during the year, despite restrictions related to COVID-19.

Heritage Subcommittee Annual Report 2020-2021
Posted on 14th September 2021

As ever, the Heritage Subcommittee has been working hard to preserve the heritage of Glebe and Forest Lodge – and never have the odds been so heavily stacked against heritage protection.

Planning Subcommittee Annual Report 2020-2021
Posted on 1st October 2021

Glebe is a special place. Its survival owes much to contingency. Social diversity created a remarkable architectural and cultural legacy. The year 2021 has reminded us that we cannot take the protection of Glebe’s social and urban character for granted. The City of Sydney’s well-considered Local Environment Plan and Development Control Plans are being undermined by State and Local governments.

Transport & Traffic Report for 2020-2021
Posted on 13th September 2021

The Management Committee continued working in transport and traffic matters even though the subcommittee did not have a convenor in 2020-2021. Particular concerns were the traffic associated with the building of the new Fish Markets and the Bridge Rd cycleway.

Presidents’ Annual Reports to 2020 Annual General Meeting
Posted on 16th October 2020

Three members performed the role of Glebe Society President in 2019-2020. Here are their reports to the 2020 AGM.

Heritage Subcommittee Annual Report 2019-2020
Posted on 17th October 2020

I wish to express my appreciation to all subcommittee members for their passion, dedication and collaboration as a team. Some of our work is highlighted below.

Environment Subcommittee Annual Report 2019-2020
Posted on 16th October 2020

The proposed new Sydney Fish Market building has been the main focus of the Environment Subcommittee for the past year. Activities have included attending stakeholder meetings about the proposed plan and lobbying politicians.

Community Development Subcommittee Annual Report 2019-2020
Posted on 17th October 2020

This past year the Community sub-group has continued to undertake actions and projects aimed at strengthening links with the wider Glebe community wherever possible. This continues to be one of the guiding principles behind our activities. This report will essentially outline those activities according to the type of activity and the community partner(s) with which we have engaged.

Bays & Foreshores Subcommittee Annual Report 2019-2020
Posted on 16th October 2020

The past year has been both intensive and possibly the most significant in the 12 years of my engagement with the redevelopment of the Bays Precinct. The central agenda has been the acceleration of planning for the redevelopment of the Blackwattle Bay foreshores as part of the NSW Government’s larger agenda for the redevelopment of the Western Harbour Precinct including the Pyrmont Peninsula.

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