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Glebe Youth Service closed

A fire safety report has forced the closure of Glebe Youth Service (GYS), which provided recreation and support to young people in the area. The report was commissioned by the NSW Land and Housing Corporation, the body responsible for 144,000 social housing dwellings across the state. According to GYS, the report found "some safety issues" […]

Heritage listing divides government, appeases communities

Community groups and local councils have welcomed NSW Heritage Minister Robyn Parker’s decision to place Glebe Island Bridge on the state’s heritage list. But the move has sparked resistance from the government’s roads minister, Duncan Gay, who recommended it be demolished based on an independent cost-benefit analysis. Ms Parker said the bridge, which is one […]

Backing for Indigenous Talented Athletes program

The Glebe PCYC will receive a $4880 grant from the City of Sydney for its Indigenous Talented Athletes Program. The program aims to encourage young people with disadvantaged backgrounds to participate in a regular structured basketball sporting competition. In association with Glebe police, the PCYC will run the weekly program for both boys and girls […]

Try again, Tony: your say on the new government

Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s new government has met a skeptical reception on the streets of Sydney’s inner west, with locals expressing concern about its first week priorities. The Inner West Independent spoke to shoppers in Glebe, Balmain and Leichhardt on Sunday, four days after the new administration was sworn in. The government’s decisions to cut […]

THINKING OUTSIDE THE SQUARE

With any luck the State government’s plans to bulldoze a row of 19th century terraces to make way for a train station in Pyrmont will be derailed. Under a hastily prepared and still unfunded $5.3 billion proposal, the government announced that a Sydney Metro station and ventilation stack would be located on the southeastern side […]