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Planning matters
Posted on 27th March 2024

The Glebe Society has made several presentations and submissions to planning authorities in the last month or so. These include responding with our concerns about the State government’s plans to increase the number of low- and mid-rise multi-dwelling residences, and the Society’s opposition to a developer’s attempt to demolish an early cottage in the Hereford and Forest Lodge Heritage Conservation Area. There’s also good news: the Glebe Society’s efforts to stop the demolition of 181 St Johns Road have been successful.

82 Wentworth Park Road Glebe DA approved
Posted on 27th March 2024

The Glebe Society submitted innovative proposals for improving public housing at 82 Wentworth Park Road. The State Government had other plans and their proposal to demolish and replace the existing housing was approved. It is discussed in this article.

Bays West diagram

NSW Government Planning Proposals
Posted on 28th February 2024

Two recent proposals will have impacts on Glebe. ‘Transport Oriented Development’ is for eight priority high growth areas which have been identified for accelerated rezoning. ‘Diverse and Well-Located Homes’ proposes increased densities within 800 metres of light rail stations, mixed use zones and local centres.

Friend in Hand Hotel

Submission regarding outdoor dining at hotels
Posted on 28th November 2023

The Society has made a submission about regulations for outdoor dining at Glebe’s hotels.

Council refuses DA for 181 St Johns Road
Posted on 5th October 2023

The development application for 181 St Johns Road has been refused. You can read the Society’s submission and the Council’s determination here.

Planning Subcommittee Annual Report 2022-2023
Posted on 27th August 2023

Ian Stephenson, who steps down as President of the Society at this year’s AGM, has had a busy year wearing his other hat as Convenor of the Planning subcommittee.

From the President, August 2023
Posted on 2nd August 2023

In his monthly report, Ian Stephenson, President of the Glebe Society, supports prominent architects who strongly favour the retention and repair of public housing, rather than its demolition and replacement with new construction.

Peru Perumal; Glebe Society Planning Committee; Wigram Road September 1972

Celebrating Peru Perumal, a major figure in Glebe’s conservation
Posted on 17th August 2023

The Glebe Society is delighted to have received a substantial donation in memory of Peru Perumal. Peru was elected our President in 1972 and was a major figure in the conservation of Glebe.

Updates on current DAs in Glebe and Forest Lodge: August 2023
Posted on 2nd August 2023

Updates about development applications (DAs) for a group of buildings in Forest and Ross Street Forest Lodge; and the R J Williams (Wesley Mission) building at 274-276 Glebe Point Road.

New housing policy overrides heritage protection rules
Posted on 27th June 2023

In mid-June, NSW Premier Chris Minns announced a policy to allow developers to build higher and denser housing that will override local environment plans. It’s an attempt to solve Sydney’s housing affordability crisis. What will it mean for Glebe?

Updates on current development applications (DAs) in Glebe
Posted on 30th June 2023

Updates about development applications (DAs) for Bidura, St Scholastica’s College, Wesley Lodge and 82 Wentworth Park Road, currently being referred to the Local Planning Panel by the City of Sydney.

The Glebe Society’s submissions to City of Sydney Council, 2023
Posted on 1st March 2023

The Management Committee believes Glebe Society members benefit if they are informed of the Society’s submissions concerning development applications that may impact local Heritage Conservation Areas, the streetscape, the public domain or local amenity. This article contains links to recent submissions, and is updated monthly.

From the President – July 2023
Posted on 26th June 2023

In his monthly report, Ian Stephenson, President of the Society, proposes that the building set aside for public housing at 82 Wentworth Park Road be refurbished and extended rather than demolished.

Friend in Hand Hotel

Renewal of outdoor dining at The Friend in Hand
Posted on 30th May 2023

The Society recently lodged a submission in relation to an application for renewal of outdoor dining at The Friend in Hand Hotel. The key issue was whether, given its close proximity to houses, footpath dining should cease at 8 pm rather than 10 pm.

From the President – May 2023
Posted on 29th April 2023

In his monthly report, Ian Stephenson, President of the Glebe Society, welcomes the new government’s decision to place a moratorium on the sale of historic housing in the St Phillips and Lyndhurst Estates. And he’s come up with a new name for the developments in Cowper St and Wentworth Park Rd.

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