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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.

Public Spaces Ideas Competition
Posted on 21st October 2020

Glebe Society member, Asa Wahlquist has entered the Idea for a public walk around the foreshores of Blackwattle and Rozelle Bays into the Public Space Ideas competition.

Forest Lodge school students at work on the Painted River project

Painted River Project – Updated
Posted on 11th October 2020

The year six students at Forest Lodge have a tradition of leaving a gift for the students who follow them. The plan this year is for a mural featuring Johnstons Creek

Environment Subcommittee Annual Report 2019-2020
Posted on 16th October 2020

The proposed new Sydney Fish Market building has been the main focus of the Environment Subcommittee for the past year. Activities have included attending stakeholder meetings about the proposed plan and lobbying politicians.

Bays & Foreshores Subcommittee Annual Report 2019-2020
Posted on 16th October 2020

The past year has been both intensive and possibly the most significant in the 12 years of my engagement with the redevelopment of the Bays Precinct. The central agenda has been the acceleration of planning for the redevelopment of the Blackwattle Bay foreshores as part of the NSW Government’s larger agenda for the redevelopment of the Western Harbour Precinct including the Pyrmont Peninsula.

Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy
Posted on 3rd September 2020

On 31 July 2020 the NSW Government issued its 96-page draft Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy. The Planning Strategy is intended to guide the transformation of the Pyrmont Peninsula over the years to 2041

How the Blackwattle Bay Precinct and Fish Market Developments intend to deal with increased traffic and transport needs
Posted on 3rd September 2020

Infrastructure NSW has released the Traffic and Transport Strategy proposed for the new Fish Market and Blackwattle Bay Developments. This article summarises what is proposed and what it might mean for Glebe/Forest Lodge

Glebe Island Bridge – Demolition by Neglect
Posted on 4th June 2020

The old Glebe Island Bridge sits at the entrance to Blackwattle Bay, permanently open and looking neglected, with grass growing through the cracks, peeling paint and rotting wood – ignored in the Blackwattle Bay Revitalisation Plan. The Glebe Island Bridge was built in 1903 and is regarded as a twin to Pyrmont Bridge which has […]

Revisiting the Fish Market Relocation

Revisiting the Fish Market Relocation
Posted on 14th March 2019

This may be a useful moment to consider the state of things with the Bays Precinct, including the new Fish Market site and how effectively the public interest is being protected in relation to critical matters such as housing, transport, open space and other social infrastructure needs.

New Sydney Fish Market: Smart Building, Challenged Site
Posted on 3rd December 2018

The design for the new Sydney Fish Market is now on display and Urban Growth NSW is holding public information sessions to boast about its attractive features.

Wentworth Park – a ‘growth centre’?
Posted on 3rd December 2018

Concern has been expressed on the Glebe Society’s Facebook page about the inclusion of Wentworth Park in Urban Growth’s ‘The Bays Growth Area’.

Submission opposing aspects of the DA for the Glebe Island concrete facility
Posted on 30th May 2018

The Glebe Society accepts that Glebe Island appears to be the most appropriate site for the needed supply of concrete to the CBD and Bays area. However, the planned concentration of industrial related activities on Glebe Island will create major problems for the amenity of the many current and planned nearby residents.

Is There a Bays Precinct Strategy Anymore?
Posted on 3rd April 2018

The sudden death of UrbanGrowth as a strategic player following its brave (and apparently justified) refusal to accept any of the developer proposals for the White Bay power station site has returned the Bays Precinct to uncoordinated development lacking visible strategic coherence.

Keep Blackwattle Bay a Safe Place for Passive Boating

Keep Blackwattle Bay a Safe Place for Passive Boating
Posted on 3rd October 2017

Glebe Society member (and Environment subcommittee convenor) Åsa Wahlquist has written to the NSW Minister for Planning, Anthony Roberts, about NSW Roads and Maritime Services’ (RMS) plans for the Sydney Heritage Fleet facility at Bank St, Pyrmont.

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