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From the President: May 2024
Posted on 1st May 2024

The Glebe Society is dealing with a number of substantive issues involving the State Government which were discussed with local MP Kobi Shetty before the last meeting of the Society’s Management Committee. These include WestConnex, the upheavals due to asbestos contamination, zoning laws, housing shortages and the new Sydney Fish Market. The Society is interested in the Bidura redevelopment and restoration of the Glebe Island Bridge. Duncan also wants to encourage attendance at our popular guided walks.

From the President: April 2024
Posted on 27th March 2024

Duncan reports some positive developments for the conservation of Bidura House and the Glebe Island Bridge. Less positive are the State government’s latest announcements on parking at the new Sydney Fish Market and plans to rezone parts of Glebe.

Asbestos-contaminated mulch in Bicentennial Park (Image: Virginia Simpson-Young)

From the President March 2024
Posted on 28th February 2024

Duncan Leys with news from The Glebe Society.

From The President: November 2023
Posted on 29th October 2023

In his message to members, the Society’s President calls for volunteers to fill important roles on the Management Committee

A message from the new President, Duncan Leys
Posted on 5th October 2023

Duncan Leys, the Society’s newly-elected President, offered his thanks at the AGM for the advice and support of members of the Management Committee. He said that the Presidency was an honour which he felt he had not yet earned, but committed to ‘earning his stripes’ by reaching out to people and organisations who shared common goals with the Society.

From the President: September 2023
Posted on 28th August 2023

The Glebe Society has been very fortunate to have Ian Stephenson at the helm for the last two years. In his final report he reviews the Society’s activities and thanks members for their support.

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.

From the President – June 2023
Posted on 30th May 2023

In his monthly report, Ian Stephenson, President, urges the state government to refurbish and extend 82 Wentworth Park Rd rather than demolish the building.

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.

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.

From the President – April 2023
Posted on 28th March 2023

Labor had a victory in the recent election and, despite a swing of nearly 8% against them, the Greens have held the seat of Balmain in which Glebe and Forest Lodge are located. In his monthly report, the President of the Society, Ian Stephenson, thanks Jamie Parker, the retiring MP, and welcomes his successor, Kobi Shetty.

From the President
Posted on 2nd March 2023

An update from Ian Stephenson, President of the Glebe Society, about recent community activities and issues of interest to members.

From the President – November 2022
Posted on 4th November 2022

Catch up with what’s been happening at the Glebe Society. After ten years doing an amazing job as editor of the Bulletin, Virginia Simpson-Young is standing down. Allan Hogan takes her place on an interim basis. Welcome also to three new committee convenors – Louis Taborda, Community, Tamira Stevenson, Environment and Duncan Leys, Transport.

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.

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’.

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