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News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee

Recent Bushcare, Landcare and biodiversity news, including the upcoming bird survey and recent plantings in Federal Park and at the Palmerston steps off Ferry Road.

The future of Wentworth Park when the greyhounds leave

The NSW Government has committed to relocating the Wentworth Park greyhound track, which is licenced to the Greyhound Breeders Owners & Trainers Association until 2027, to create one large, unified park. The City of Sydney is currently preparing a draft concept plan for the park, which at the moment is cut in two.

Save the Date: 2022 Christmas Party

The Glebe Society’s 2022 Christmas Party will take place on Sunday 11 December. More details to come.

Mystery photo – September 2022

Where are we? Somewhere in Glebe or Forest Lodge …

Help save the ferry – complete the survey

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.

Modified Blackwattle Bay Plan still not good enough

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.

33rd Annual Glebe Music Festival

The 33rd Annual Glebe Music Festival will take place from Friday 4 November to Sunday 27 November. At this year’s Festival, eight concerts are scheduled. Two concerts are highlighted this month: Home and Hearth by Thoroughbass and Florid Sentiments by Austral Harmony.

‘The Hill’ as a future wildlife refuge: Meeting with City of Sydney

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 – September 2022

Read the latest from the Glebe Society President.

Glebe’s Blue Plaque Nominations, Part 7: Matilda Steer

by Lyn Collingwood, from Bulletin 7/2022, September The seventh site nominated for a Blue Plaque is 79 Glebe Point Rd where the clairvoyant Matilda Steer (1858-1931) lived. Married to a van driver and mother of six, Steer augmented the family income by charging for private consultations and admission to her public seances at the turn […]

From the President, 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.

The Glebe Society Community Festival now has its own website!

Check out the website devoted to those eight memorable days of the Society’s 50th anniversary celebration. View a detailed snapshot of the activities and achievements of the Glebe Society over its 50-year history, through poster and photographic exhibitions, publications, videos, talks, walks and performances …

Forest Lodge home wins NSW Architecture Award

“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’?

‘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.

A new community centre for Forest Lodge?

Pyrmont Community Centre is temporarily using the Harold Park Community Hall while their premises are closed for renovations. Mary Mortimer brings us up to speed on the Pyrmont Community Centre so we can get to know our new, if temporary, neighbours.



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