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Funding for inner city womens refuges doesn’t mask regional pain

By Georgia Kriz.   The NSW Government’s controversial plan to close homelessness services across the state have been watered down again, with Community Services Minister Gabrielle Upton reiterating last week that $8.6 million of funding would go towards supporting inner city homelessness outreach services. $2 million of this will go directly towards keeping five inner […]

Whitlam legacy lives on in Glebe

By Chris Sutton Edward Gough Whitlam passed away last week at age 98 but his influence on the revival of Glebe will not be forgotten. “Few places in Australia are richer in history than the inner-Sydney suburb of Glebe,” wrote Mr Whitlam. Mr Whitlam created the Department of Urban and Regional Development (DURD) which purchased […]

Bar Fly: The Record Crate

Booker T and the MGs is flooding the cosy courtyard of The Record Crate, where I’m surrounded by colourful randomness: Astroturf, beer keg tables, Hendrix posters, a hula hoop and a rather baffling chunk of concrete.

La Boheme Restaurant and Bar

La Boheme is a traditional mid-European restaurant boasting many years of experience providing an authentic experience to diners. Founded in 2007 by two couples from the Czech Republic, the restaurant has recently moved from Balmain to the Stonemason's Cottage in Glebe. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner as well as cocktails, beer and wine. La […]

Glebe community rallies as Sydney’s oldest women’s refuge closes

On Friday August 29, Elsie Refuge for Women and Children in Glebe was taken over by St Vincent de Paul Society. Established in 1974 by Dr Anne Summers, Elsie was the first women’s refuge to open in Australia. Over the 40 years since it opened, Elsie has remained independently-run and has specialised in providing care […]

Homeless community in Wentworth Park face property removal

Early on Tuesday (August 5), the City of Sydney Council informed occupants of Wentworth Park in Glebe their property would be removed as part of a council clean-up, according to a local resident. The occupants were informed all their personal items such as shelter and mattresses would be removed, excluding clothing items. The removal of […]

Council consults residents over Mirvac’s new suburb proposal

The residents of the City of Sydney local government area are currently being surveyed regarding a proposal by Harold Park developer Mirvac to create a new suburb for the Harold Park development. Mirvac has recommended that a new suburb be created, with boundaries bordering the development and also including the existing residential block of 71-90 […]

News Briefs

Page turner Sydney’s first “anarchist book fair” will take place at the Addison Road Community Centre in Marrickville on March 22. In addition to bookselling (ironically), attendees will be treated to talks, workshops and a selection of vegan and vegetarian foods. Speakers include academic and investigative journalist Wendy Bacon, who will talk about the anarchist-feminist […]

Youth service to return

Glebe Youth Service says Housing NSW and the Land and Housing Corporation have approached it with a proposal that would see the youth centre reopen in mid-February. The building at 84 Glebe Point Road was shut down in November because of concerns it did not comply with fire safety standards. GYS was given only a […]

Mirvac defers Harold Park supermarket bid

The controversial development application for a supermarket at the old Harold Park tram sheds has been deferred to give Mirvac more time to respond to revisions imposed by the City of Sydney. The development assessment, for which conditional approval was granted, contained 122 areas of regulation including hours of operation, bicycle parking, signage and noise. […]