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President’s Report for March 2021
Posted on 7th March 2021

Report from the Glebe Society President, Janet Wahlquist on the Society’s recent activities.

From the President
Posted on 11th November 2021

New Glebe Society President, Ian Stephenson, reports on a busy October for the Society. In this picture Ian stands to the left of Norma Hawkins at the tree planting ceremony in her honour.

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

Submission to the Inquiry into the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017
Posted on 28th April 2018

The Glebe Society calls on the Government to reject this Bill. The proposed changes go far beyond the stated intent in relation to foreign donations, and will result in unintended consequences that stifle social advocacy and democratic debate.

President’s 2017 AGM Report
Posted on 25th August 2017

By Allan Hogan, August 20, 2017. It’s been a busy year for the Society, with many notable achievements, but we’re not sitting on our laurels, there are ongoing issues that require continuing attention.

Invitation to the Glebe Society’s 48th AGM
Posted on 28th July 2017

All members of the Society, and especially new members, are cordially invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Society at Glebe Town Hall, St Johns Rd Glebe on Sunday 20 August at 11am.

From the President (May 2017)

From the President (May 2017)
Posted on 1st May 2017

Historic Buildings Top the Charts in Glebe Society Survey and
End of an era: Liz Simpson-Booker retires as Heritage Convenor

President’s Letter to Luke Foley re WestConnex

President’s Letter to Luke Foley re WestConnex
Posted on 27th October 2016

President’s Letter to Luke Foley re WestConnex

President’s Report to the 2015 AGM
Posted on 25th September 2015

During the year, we have been treated to an extraordinary amount of ‘consultation’, particular by UrbanGrowth NSW in relation to the Bays Precinct. But the substance has been entirely lacking.
I take this opportunity of wishing everyone well for the coming year. May it not be so busy.

June 2015

June 2015
Posted on 30th June 2015

Sydney City Council – Fit for the Future There was an extraordinary meeting of the Council on Thursday 18 June to consider the Council’s submission to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) concerning the NSW Government’s ‘Fit for the Future’ local government review process designed to reduce the number of Councils in NSW. Without […]

December 2014

December 2014
Posted on 8th December 2014

Undoubtedly, the most significant matter this month has been the so-called Bays and Foreshores Experts Summit on 19 and 20 November. The development of this huge site is going to affect all of us and our families for the next 30 years at least, and it is important that the government gets it right by actually listening to the community.

September 2014

September 2014
Posted on 23rd September 2014

I am reminded that I was nearly a quarter of a century younger when I last took over as President of our Society. And the Society was nearly a quarter of a century younger too, though the issues confronting Glebe were remarkably similar. Then, as now, the price of liberty was eternal vigilance.

President’s Report to the AGM 2014

President’s Report to the AGM 2014
Posted on 1st September 2014

At this AGM I will argue that The Glebe Society faces challenges as great as when Askin chose Glebe as the site for a motorway. But The Glebe Society is now better prepared to turn them into opportunities. Today won’t be used for detailed recapping of what we have done during the year, for I […]

Letter to Leichhardt Mayor re Diggers Memorial

Letter to Leichhardt Mayor re Diggers Memorial
Posted on 27th August 2014

A letter was recently sent to the Mayor of Leichhardt Council regards a World War I memorial that was in memory of workers from the Rozelle Tramsheds.  The memorial was located at the Rozelle Tramsheds until 1958 when it was removed to the Leichhardt Bus depot.  Click here to see the letter in full, together with photos […]

Letter to NSW Premier re voting rights

Letter to NSW Premier re voting rights
Posted on 20th August 2014

Hon. Michael Baird, NSW Parliament, Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000.   18 August, 2014 Dear Premier, The Glebe Society is a community organisation first formed in 1969 to protect Glebe’s heritage, environment and community from what is universally recognised now as short sighted plans to build a motorway through Glebe. This is of more than […]

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