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Switch off the lights, a step in the right direction
Posted on 6th October 2022

The recent decision by the Independent Planning Commission regarding the advertising on the Glebe Island Silos, to have the lighting switched off at 11 pm, is a welcome improvement.

Help save the ferry – complete the survey
Posted on 14th September 2022

Please fill out this survey hosted by UTS Bachelor of Management students, who are trying to determine current and potential demand for the ferry service.

Planning Subcommittee 2022 Annual Report
Posted on 11th September 2022

The Society has been working to nurture Glebe’s special magic for over fifty years. Active engagement with the planning process is an important part of this. The Planning Subcommittee has been very busy in this area over the last year. Our work has included making submissions on development applications, participating in meetings with the City of Sydney and the NSW Land and Housing Corporation, Infrastructure NSW and making detailed submissions on State Significant Developments.

‘The Hill’ as a future wildlife refuge: Meeting with City of Sydney
Posted on 8th September 2022

Representatives of the Glebe Society and City of Sydney met recently to inspect ‘The Hill’, a fenced-off area of contaminated land between the Tramsheds and Jubilee Park station. While it currently contains a lot of weedy trees and rubbish, it has great potential to become a flourishing urban wildlife refuge.

From the President, August 2022
Posted on 8th August 2022

In his President’s Report, Ian Stephenson announced that the Society is looking for Convenors for two Subcommittees – Community Development and Environment. He also reports on the National Trust’s ‘No Time to Spare II’ exhibition at the Riverside Theatre, Parramatta.

Forest Lodge home wins NSW Architecture Award
Posted on 9th August 2022

“A joyful Forest Lodge home” in Wood St has been awarded the Australian Institute of Architects Wilkinson Award for the best new home in 2021. Stable House is owned and designed by Qianyi Lim, a Director at Sibling Architecture and Associate Professor of Practice (Architecture) at the University of Sydney.

What and where is ‘The Hill’?
Posted on 9th August 2022

‘The Hill’ is a fenced-off area of contaminated Crown land on the northern side of the Tramsheds near the Jubilee Park light rail station. The site of a local garbage tip in the 1890s, the Glebe Society has recommended that it should become an undisturbed urban nature refuge.

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.

News from our volunteer bushcare groups
Posted on 9th August 2022

A round-up (no pun intended) of the activities of the Glebe Society’s Bushcare Groups.

Craney Small Grant connects SDN Child Care Centre kids with the bush
Posted on 9th August 2022

SDN Child Care Centre in Glebe St have planted a vertical garden of native plants, with the support of a Craney Small Grant. It stimulated the problem-solving skills of the children having to deal with too much rain, not enough sun and visits from local possums.

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.

From the President
Posted on 7th July 2022

An update on what’s been happening in the last month, including recent and upcoming Glebe Society Guided Walks, musings on Glebe’s radical history, and info about Hands Off Glebe’s upcoming screening of the movie, ‘The Public’.

Preschoolers get up close to invertebrates in the classroom
Posted on 6th July 2022

Last year, courtesy of a grant from the Glebe Society, Explore and Develop Annandale Early Learning Centre acquired several new invertebrates. The animals were quickly adopted into the school menagerie.

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.

Community planting for National Tree Day
Posted on 7th July 2022

Celebrate National Tree Day on Sunday 31 July by attending the tree planting event at Federal Park.

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