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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.

2021 Annual General Meeting: 10 October
Posted on 8th September 2021

The Glebe Society’s 2021 AGM will be held at 11 am on 10 October by Zoom. All members are welcome. Nominations for membership of the Management Committee should be submitted by 1 October.

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

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.

We are looking for a new Bulletin editor (or editors) – interested?
Posted on 17th July 2021

The Glebe Society is looking for a new Bulletin editor (or editors). No editing experience is necessary but proficiency with Microsoft Word  (or better still, graphic design software) is required.

Position Vacant: Editor(s) for the Bulletin
Posted on 10th July 2021

The publication of the Bulletin is one of the most important functions of the Society.

Glebe Island Bridge has a website!

New website highlights the past and potential of this wonderful asset, sadly now falling into greater and greater disrepair. The Society wants to see it restored and put into use as an attractive green pedestrian and cycleway linking Rozelle and Pyrmont.

HOT TOPIC: Give us back Glebe Island Bridge – Meeting on 3 December 2020
Posted on 5th November 2020

On 3rd December 2020 it will be 25 years since the Glebe Island Bridge closed. Invitation to be part of action to lobby for the it to be restored and reopened for pedestrians and cyclists.

100 years ago in Glebe & Forest Lodge this month: November 1920
Posted on 4th November 2020

A snippet of history…

Saving a Sydney suburb
Posted on 21st October 2020

Current residents are perhaps not aware of how close Glebe came to virtual annihilation by the NSW Department of Main Roads in the 1970s.

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