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Guided Walks Program 2022 – Exploring Glebe and surrounds
Posted on 22nd December 2021

Glebe and Forest Lodge are great places to walk, with heritage streetscapes, significant historical buildings, the foreshore walk, parklands and a rich social and industrial history. .See our program of Guided Walks for 2022 and book soon to secure your place!

Event Report: Harold Park to Rozelle Bay: layers of history and renewal
Posted on 8th April 2022

On 17 March, thirteen people joined Jan Macindoe for an afternoon stroll to learn about the history and development of the Tramsheds and the extensive tram network in Sydney, the recent naturalisation of Johnstons Creek, the construction and destruction of the Harold Park Raceway, the construction of the railway viaduct now used for light rail, and the reclamation of the creek alongside the Harold Park apartment development.

A foreshore journey with an ecological theme – Glebe Society Guided Walk
Posted on 6th April 2022

A report on a fascinating guided walk in March that focussed on the Blackwattle Bay foreshore and the ecology of the area.

Report on a Glebe Society Guided Walk: ‘The Good the Bad and the Ugly …’
Posted on 7th March 2022

The Glebe Society’s 2022 program of Guided Walks kicked off on 6 February with a walk led by our President, Ian Stephenson. This walk, titled The Good the Bad and the Ugly: a hundred years of infill housing in Glebe took us on a stroll through the Lyndhurst, St Phillips and Bishopthorpe Estates.

Glebe & Forest Lodge 9th Annual Spring Bird Survey 2021
Posted on 9th December 2021

The 2021 annual bird survey was held later than usual as a result of uncertainties regarding gatherings due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, it was also our largest team of surveyors with 20 people taking part, counting birds in 11 different parts of Glebe and Forest Lodge. 970 individuals from 28 species were observed.

Conservation and Change in the St Phillips estate, a talk by Philip Thalis
Posted on 16th December 2021

The starting point for good urban design lies in a deep understanding of how an area has evolved over time,, said architect and urban planner Philip Thalis, in a recent talk about the evolution of the St Phillips area of Glebe and ways in which future development could echo existing streetscapes and foster social connections between residents.

Report on the Lord Mayoral Candidate’s Debate 2021
Posted on 22nd December 2021

On Saturday 20 November, the Glebe Society hosted a debate by the six City of Sydney Lord Mayoral candidates. Over 130 people attended in person and online. Before the debate all the candidates provided written responses setting out their position on key areas affecting Glebe. See the candidates’ answers.

Candidates for Lord Mayor on key issues affecting Glebe
Posted on 30th November 2021

The six candidates for Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney Council took part in a debate hosted by the Glebe Society on November 20. They also provided written answers to the Glebe Society’s questions on key issues affecting Glebe.

2021 Christmas Event
Posted on 30th November 2021

The Glebe Society’s Christmas event will be held at Beckett’s Bar & Dining on Tuesday 7th December (5.30-7.30 pm).  Book now to avoid missing out!

A talk and walk around the St Phillips estate area of Glebe, 28 November
Posted on 11th November 2021

City of Sydney Councillor and architect Philip Thalis will give a talk about the design principles which should be applied to any development in the St Phillip’s estate area of Glebe, to take account of its overall character. Followed by a walk around the estate.

The 32nd annual Glebe Music Festival 2021
Posted on 6th November 2021

COVID restrictions have lifted in good time for the 32nd Annual Glebe Music Festival to go ahead. Five concerts will be happening in Glebe between 7th and 28th November. Details here.

Meet the Lord Mayoral Candidates – Glebe Society event, 20 November
Posted on 5th November 2021

The Glebe Society has organised a debate on Saturday 20 November with the candidates for the upcoming City of Sydney Mayoral election. Hear what they have to say at Glebe Town Hall or by Zoom. Book now….

A Special Christmas Treat …
Posted on 9th November 2021

Members and friends are invited to the Society’s end of year gathering on Tuesday 7 December. Please also consider contributing items for community Christmas gift packs (personal care items and children’s toys and books),

Glebe Society Commendations at the AGM 2021
Posted on 6th November 2021

Congratulations to the three members who received Commendations at the the 2021 AGM.

Tree planting ceremony to honour Norma Hawkins
Posted on 6th November 2021

On 19th October a commemorative tree was planted on behalf of the Glebe Society at John Street Reserve to recognise Norma Hawkins’ outstanding contributions to Glebe and the wider community. It was also the occasion of Norma’s 99th birthday.

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