Bays & Foreshores
Preservation and Protection
Posted on 28th February 2012
Bruce Davis, 2012 Glebe has extensive foreshores stretching from the beginning of Pyrmont Bridge Road opposite Wentworth Park to the head of Rozelle Bay. The adjoining foreshores in Pyrmont and Rozelle are also important as they are highly visible from Glebe and link to the walk and cycleways that fringe Glebe’s shores. The preservation of […]
New Sydney Fish Market Community Consultative Committee 2023 Annual Report
Posted on 27th August 2023
The CCC achieved its biggest win this year, successfully objecting to raising Bridge Road in front of the new Sydney Fish Market. Members of the CCC argued raising Bridge Road would result in months of traffic disruption and could result in worse flooding at the Wentworth Park Road and Bridge Road intersection.
Bridge Road at the Fish Market not to be raised
Posted on 30th June 2023
Our May issue reported plans to raise the height of Bridge Road in front of the new Fish Market. Asa Wahlquist reports that the risk of flooding at the junction of Wentworth Park Road and Bridge Road has convinced the developer not to proceed with the plan.
Plans to Raise Bridge Rd in front of the new Sydney Fish Market
Posted on 30th April 2023
Infrastructure NSW plans to raise the height of Bridge Rd by one metre alongside the new Sydney Fish Market. Community representatives are raising questions about the impact on traffic, the risk of increased flooding where the raised road tapers off, and the impact on the majestic Moreton Bay figs in Wentworth Park alongside the road.
Bays and Foreshores Subcommittee 2022 Annual Report
Posted on 11th September 2022
The Convenor of the Bays & Foreshores Subcommittee had her work cut out for her in 2021-2022, fighting massive overdevelopment in a number of locations around our foreshores.
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.
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.
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