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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Blue Wren Subcommittee Annual Report 2019-2020
Posted on 17th October 2020

The Subcommittee has 13 members and met in person on four occasions during the year. The volunteers of our bushcare/landcare groups in Glebe continued to work to value, retain and enhance biodiversity in Glebe and Forest Lodge, and its bays and foreshores, for current and future generations. Not surprisingly COVID-19 impacted on our activities in the second half of the year. We did not hold our regular meetings, our autumn party (to which all our bushcare volunteers are invited) and the award of the Craney Biodiversity Grants to our local preschools and schools were cancelled, and the annual biodiversity lecture was postponed. Further, no planting days were organised by our buschcare volunteers from mid-March until July, when they recommenced in Orphan School Creek Park under the COVID-safe rules set-up by the City.

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

During the past year, we continued to coordinate and oversee the Society’s various media – the Bulletin, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter, YouTube, Update Emails to members and Eventbrite. We have also sought to assist the Society’s management committee and subcommittees with their communications.

2020 AGM: 11am on 20 September at Glebe Youth Service
Posted on 3rd September 2020

The host and guest speaker for the Glebe Society’s 2020 AGM was Keiran Kevans, Coordinator of the Glebe Youth Service

Valé Peter Thorogood
Posted on 1st September 2020

The July 2020 meeting of the Management Committee unanimously agreed to recommend Peter Thorogood’s nomination for Life Membership

Peru Perumal, the Society’s second president (after Bernard Smith), receives life membership from Glebe Society president, Andrew Craig, at the AGM in 2003. (photo: Bruce Davis)

Vale Peru Perumal
Posted on 13th July 2020

Sadly, the Glebe Society’s second president, ‘Peru’ Perumal died on 26 May 2020. Below is a copy of the speech given by Tony Strachan in support of Peru’s nomination for life membership at the Society’s AGM in 2003 (Bulletin 7/2003). I am delighted to be here today and honoured to have been asked to present […]

50 Years of the Glebe Society 1969-2019

The Glebe Society 50th Anniversary booklet
Posted on 7th April 2020

Our publication Fifty Years of the Glebe Society has been updated and is being delivered to all members. This 68-page booklet documents the major heritage and conservation battles of the past 50 years, as well as the major successes and positive changes that have occurred in Glebe and Forest Lodge. Most copies will be hand-delivered […]

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