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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.

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.

Biodiversity lecture is fully booked, but you can put your name on the waiting list!
Posted on 26th May 2021

Put your name on the waiting list for this fascinating 2021 Biodiversity lecture.

Update on Glebe Island Bridge and Bays West Place Strategy
Posted on 8th April 2021

It was with some surprise and also joy that we learned from the Minister for Planning, Rob Stokes, of his plan for White Bay, which also including a plan to open the Glebe Island Bridge to pedestrians and cyclists.

Fire in the Control Cabin on Glebe Island Bridge, 1983
Posted on 8th April 2021

According to NSW Transport’s archives (https://historicalarchive.transport.nsw.gov.au/), a fire irreparably damaged the control cabin of the Glebe Island Bridge, necessitating its complete rebuild and technology upgrade.

Latest photos by Philip Vergison
Posted on 8th April 2021

Recent photos of Glebe and surrounds by Phil Vergison.

Progress on Johnstons Creek naturalisation
Posted on 27th February 2021

Construction started in January 2020 and is expected to finish mid-2021, weather permitting (according to Sydney Water’s website).

Earth v Sky art installation at Glebe Point

Report from the Point
Posted on 7th March 2021

In an occasional piece, former Heritage Convenor, Liz Simpson-Booker, brings us up-to-date on some issues from her perspective.

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.

HOT TOPIC: Momentum is growing for the restoration of Glebe Island Bridge and The Glebe Society plans to give it a good push
Posted on 4th November 2020

Proposals to restore the Glebe Island Bridge for use as a walkway and cycle path are mounting. The latest is from the McKell Institute, which has proposed an active transport path linking the Opera House and Paramatta along the harbour foreshores and southern bank of the Parramatta River.

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