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Candidates for Lord Mayor on key issues affecting Glebe

The six candidates for Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney Council in this week’s election have provided answers to the Glebe Society’s questions on key issues affecting Glebe. Glebe is within the City of Sydney local government area.

2021 Christmas Event

The Glebe Society’s Christmas event will be held at Beckett’s Bar & Dining on Tuesday 7th December (5.30-7.30 pm).  Book now to avoid missing out!

From the President

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.

A talk and walk around the St Phillips estate area of Glebe, 28 November

City of Sydney Councillor and architect Philip Thalis will give a talk about the design principles which should be applied to any development in the St Phillip’s estate area of Glebe, to take account of its overall character. Followed by a walk around the estate.

The 32nd annual Glebe Music Festival 2021

COVID restrictions have lifted in good time for the 32nd Annual Glebe Music Festival to go ahead. Five concerts will be happening in Glebe between 7th and 28th November. Details here.

Water tower heritage interpretation artwork

One of the requirements of the DA for the development of Harold Park was that the water tank associated with the Rozelle Tram Yards be reinstated. The tank has been reinstated as an artwork by Chris Fox called ‘Immerge’.

Meet the Lord Mayoral Candidates – Glebe Society event, 20 November

The Glebe Society has organised a debate on Saturday 20 November with the candidates for the upcoming City of Sydney Mayoral election. Hear what they have to say at Glebe Town Hall or by Zoom. Book now….

A Special Christmas Treat …

Members and friends are invited to the Society’s end of year gathering on Tuesday 7 December. Please also consider contributing items for community Christmas gift packs (personal care items and children’s toys and books),

Fish Markets: no pedestrian crossing until late 2022

Pedestrians walking along the Blackwattle Bay side of Bridge Rd will have to wait until the fourth quarter of next year, 2022, for a temporary pedestrian crossing to be installed near Wentworth Park Rd. A permanent crossing is scheduled for 2024, when the new Sydney Fish Markets will open.

Glebe Society Commendations at the AGM 2021

Congratulations to the three members who received Commendations at the the 2021 AGM.

Glebe’s environmental assets

Eva Ancher, who is in Year 6 at school, lives in Glebe. Read her thoughts on the our local environment.

The Glebe Society’s 2021 AGM

Find out what the Glebe Society has been doing over the past year. Read about or watch the 2021 AGM including reports from the President and each subcommittee. See who received a Commendation this year.

Who worked in your street? 37 Glebe Point Rd

Badde Manors, Glebe Point Rd’s oldest café trading under the same name, was vandalised in late September 2021. Fortunately, emergency services arrived quickly and fire damage was minor. A variety of businesses operated at 37 Glebe Point Rd before Badde Manors opened in 1982 …

Work at Sydney Fish Market site is putting pedestrians at risk

Work at Sydney Fish Market (SFM) site is putting pedestrians at risk. It has been described as ‘an accident waiting to happen’. The footpath next to the new SFM site is frequently blocked, with pedestrians told to cross Bridge Rd, but with no assistance to do so.

Our new video series ‘In Sydney, it’s Glebe’

‘In Sydney it’s Glebe’, six Glebe Society videos about our suburb, its history and heritage and the risks it faces from overdevelopment, have now been released.

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