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Work at Sydney Fish Market site is putting pedestrians at risk
Posted on 2nd October 2021

Work at Sydney Fish Market (SFM) site is putting pedestrians at risk. It has been described as ‘an accident waiting to happen’. The footpath next to the new SFM site is frequently blocked, with pedestrians told to cross Bridge Rd, but with no assistance to do so.

Our new video series ‘In Sydney, it’s Glebe’
Posted on 1st October 2021

‘In Sydney it’s Glebe’, six Glebe Society videos about our suburb, its history and heritage and the risks it faces from overdevelopment, have now been released.

How the Glebe Youth Service is supporting our community during COVID
Posted on 4th October 2021

The Glebe Youth Service (GYS) is currently supporting many households affected by COVID-19. Broadway Shopping Centre has set up a Community Donation and Food Drive bin on the ground floor of the shopping centre. Please contribute items for GYS to distribute – a list of suitable items is provided in this article.

Position vacant – environment convenor
Posted on 4th October 2021

The Glebe Society is looking for a new convenor for the Environment Subcommittee. Are you interested?

Cash donations to Glebe Youth Service
Posted on 4th October 2021

Glebe Youth Service are providing vital support to young people and families in Glebe affected by Covid or having to isolate. With the help of Glebe Society members and others, donations have reached $20,000 with a goal of $40,000. Support provided includes food, cleaning products and other essentials, phone/data credit, phone support and advocacy.

Trauma Teddies for COVID-affected people in 2037
Posted on 4th October 2021

October 2021, Bulletin 8/2021   Glebe Society member, Edwina Doe (seated), co-ordinates Red Cross’s Trauma Teddy program.   On Monday 27 September, Edwina delivered a donation of 50 Trauma Teddies to GYS. (Photo: Red Cross)  

COVID19 in Glebe / Forest Lodge – How you can help
Posted on 13th September 2021

In response to the current Covid19 situation in Glebe/Forest Lodge, members and others are asked to consider making a financial donation to Glebe Youth Service (GYS). GYS is providing food and other essential items to families who are positive or who are having to isolate.

Blue Wren sighting in Glebe!
Posted on 7th September 2021

In May this year two Superb Fairywrens were spotted at Glebe Point, the first confirmed sighting since 2016

Blackwattle Bay State Significant Precinct Study
Posted on 13th September 2021

Blackwattle Bay opens Glebe up to the sky and water, and gives the suburb a wonderful aspect and the opportunity for water sports like rowing, dragon boating and canoeing. The incredible popularity of the foreshore walk is due to its proximity to the water and the sense of space and relaxation that it brings. All this is threatened by the Blackwattle Bay Precinct Plan.

Inspirational artwork from the students of Glebe Public School
Posted on 13th September 2021

The students of Glebe Public School provide the community with some inspirational words during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The decline in community services ‒ Council election issue
Posted on 13th September 2021

One of the candidates in the Mayoral election, Labor candidate Linda Scott, has a policy commitment to ‘Re-Establish Community Centres and City of Sydney Town Halls’. This is directly in line with the Glebe Society’s proposal to Council that a staffed community centre be established in Glebe Town Hall.

Protecting our environment – sewage pumping stations serving Glebe
Posted on 14th September 2021

Four low level sewage pumping stations serve Glebe and surrounding areas, part of a network constructed at the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries in response to the outbreaks of typhoid which plagued Sydney from the 1870s to 1890s. Built at a time when small-scale utilitarian buildings were given as much careful attention as public buildings.

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

Proposed development at 7 Franklyn St and 49-51 Greek St, Glebe
Posted on 5th August 2021

A DA under consideration for these sites, involves demolishing two former warehouses and replacing them with 84 self-contained boarding rooms. The proposed development is out of character with the neighbouring houses. Adaptive reuse of the warehouses would be a better solution.

Bidura: The Bitter Sweet DA
Posted on 3rd August 2021

The DAs for the demolition of the Metropolitan Remand Centre and construction of a new housing development behind the heritage-listed Bidura House are now on public exhibition. We explain the plans and why we are concerned about them.

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