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From the President: April 2024
Posted on 27th March 2024

Duncan reports some positive developments for the conservation of Bidura House and the Glebe Island Bridge. Less positive are the State government’s latest announcements on parking at the new Sydney Fish Market and plans to rezone parts of Glebe.

Wentworth Park revisited
Posted on 27th March 2024

Will greyhound racing depart from Wentworth Park when the Greyhound Breeders Owners and Trainers Association’s lease expires? Ted McKeown, Glebe Society member and former chairman of the Wentworth Park Sporting Complex Trust, revisits decisions about Wentworth Park and examines the Park’s possible futures.

Society’s 8th annual biodiversity lecture
Posted on 27th March 2024

The Society’s annual biodiversity lecture will this year be delivered by Professor Thomas Astell-Burt on Wednesday 29 May 2024. His talk will be on ‘Regenerative Cities and Flourishing Communities: why more trees might mean less loneliness and better health’. Book now.

Planning matters
Posted on 27th March 2024

The Glebe Society has made several presentations and submissions to planning authorities in the last month or so. These include responding with our concerns about the State government’s plans to increase the number of low- and mid-rise multi-dwelling residences, and the Society’s opposition to a developer’s attempt to demolish an early cottage in the Hereford and Forest Lodge Heritage Conservation Area. There’s also good news: the Glebe Society’s efforts to stop the demolition of 181 St Johns Road have been successful.

Glebe’s Hill, viewed across Johnstons Creek

Work underway on the Glebe’s Hill biodiversity project
Posted on 27th March 2024

The grant cheque is in the bank and the Glebe’s Hill biodiversity research project is ready to go. Andrew Wood sets out the work plan for the project, including opportunities for local community members to get involved.

82 Wentworth Park Road Glebe DA approved
Posted on 27th March 2024

The Glebe Society submitted innovative proposals for improving public housing at 82 Wentworth Park Road. The State Government had other plans and their proposal to demolish and replace the existing housing was approved. It is discussed in this article.

Bays West diagram

NSW Government Planning Proposals
Posted on 28th February 2024

Two recent proposals will have impacts on Glebe. ‘Transport Oriented Development’ is for eight priority high growth areas which have been identified for accelerated rezoning. ‘Diverse and Well-Located Homes’ proposes increased densities within 800 metres of light rail stations, mixed use zones and local centres.

Amorbus Alternatus, a ‘Eucalyptus Tip-wilter Bug’

A nymph at Orphan School Creek!
Posted on 28th February 2024

Have you spotted one of our colourful denizens? Amorbus Alternatus.

Asbestos-contaminated mulch in Bicentennial Park (Image: Virginia Simpson-Young)

From the President March 2024
Posted on 28th February 2024

Duncan Leys with news from The Glebe Society.

From the Blue Wrens, March 2024
Posted on 28th February 2024

An update from the busy Blue Wren’s group and Bushcare volunteers.

Heritage and the housing crisis: higher density must respect amenity
Posted on 28th November 2023

What’s the common ground between YIMBYs and NIMBYs? This article is reproduced with the permission of the Marrickville Heritage Society.

King Parrots discover Orphan School Creek
Posted on 28th November 2023

Rare visitors to Glebe and Forest Lodge. King Parrots discover Orphan School Creek

Friend in Hand Hotel

Submission regarding outdoor dining at hotels
Posted on 28th November 2023

The Society has made a submission about regulations for outdoor dining at Glebe’s hotels.

Update on Innovation and Ideas Grant: The Hill project

Update on Innovation and Ideas Grant: The Hill project
Posted on 28th November 2023

By Andrew Wood, convenor, Blue Wren subcommittee, Bulletin 10/2023, December At last, some good news – on Wednesday 15 November the final contract (Approval Temporary Access over Council Land) to permit the start of work on the Innovation and Ideas Grant was signed by the City of Sydney and the Society. It will enable the […]

From The President: November 2023
Posted on 29th October 2023

In his message to members, the Society’s President calls for volunteers to fill important roles on the Management Committee

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