Bays & Foreshores
Glebe Island Bridge – Give It Back public meeting a great success
Posted on 1st January 2021
The Glebe Society has for many years called for the restoration and repair of the now-disused Glebe Island Bridge for use as a pedestrian walkway and cycleway. The Society organised a meeting at the Pyrmont end of the Bridge on Thursday 3 December, the 25th anniversary of the decommissioning of the Bridge and its replacement by the Anzac Bridge.
Modified Blackwattle Bay Plan still not good enough
Posted on 12th September 2022
The Blackwattle Bay Plan has been revised after more than 2,000 objections to the first plan were lodged. While there are some improvements, the site will still be massively overdeveloped.
Harbour triumph for the Sydney Heritage Fleet
Posted on 9th August 2022
After years of restoration and planning, the ‘John Oxley’ and ‘Kanangra’, two of the stars of the Sydney Heritage Fleet, were manoeuvred to and from Garden Island and returned to Rozelle Bay.
Have you caught the ferry yet?
Posted on 7th July 2022
Use it or lose it! The trial of the Blackwattle Bay ferry continues. Find out what you can do to help make the service permanant.
Chaos on Bridge Rd ahead
Posted on 6th July 2022
What happens when you move a busy fish market, visited daily by hundreds of trucks and vans, buses and thousands of private vehicles, from a side street to a major arterial road? Traffic chaos, with an expected double the number of customers as the current Sydney Fish Market and almost double the retail space. The Glebe Society has also deep concerns about the impact of early morning fish industry traffic. The new market will have one vehicular entrance, opposite Wentworth Park Rd.
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.
Pedestrian safety still at risk at new Sydney Fish Market site
Posted on 7th March 2022
Transport for NSW officials have responded to urgent concerns over pedestrian safety along Bridge Rd, next to the construction site of the New Sydney Fish Market. Transport for NSW plans to improve signage ‘within a few weeks’, and that they were currently undertaking a pedestrian safety review, which they aim to implement ‘sooner rather than later’. The results of the review will not be publicly available.
Update: proposed eco-corridor as part of the future for Bays West
Posted on 7th March 2022
A wildlife corridor is being proposed for the foreshores of our bays. The corridor, which would link to similar corridors in Glebe, Annandale, the Greenway and Callan Park, should be included in the government’s Bays West plans.
Fish Markets: no pedestrian crossing until late 2022
Posted on 6th November 2021
Pedestrians walking along the Blackwattle Bay side of Bridge Rd will have to wait until the fourth quarter of next year, 2022, for a temporary pedestrian crossing to be installed near Wentworth Park Rd. A permanent crossing is scheduled for 2024, when the new Sydney Fish Markets will open.
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.
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.
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
Report on Fish Market redevelopment
Posted on 9th August 2021
Our representative on Fish Markets Community Consultative Committee reports on what’s happening on the site.
Report from new Fish Markets Community Consultative Committee
Posted on 12th July 2021
The Glebe Society is keeping an eye on what’s happening at the new Fish Markets site, through our representative on the New Sydney Fish Markets Community Consultative Committee
Glebe Island Bridge update, July 2021
Posted on 5th July 2021
The 2nd July 2021 marked 118 years since the opening of Glebe Island Bridge in 1903….
Glebe Society goes in to bat for the Bay
Posted on 5th June 2021
A report from the Community Consultative Committee for the construction of new Sydney Fish Market. Issues with dust, noise, heavy metal pollution, traffic and the impact on rowers were raised.