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New draft strategy a pathway for White Bay Power Station and Glebe Island Bridge renewal

By ALLISON HORE The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and the Environment have today released their new strategy for the Bays West Precinct.  The strategy, which promises to deliver a “new kind of Sydney urbanism”, outlines six “big moves” for the area which spans over three times the area of Barangaroo. The six moves outlined […]

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Glebe Island Bridge a critical link between the city and the Inner West

By ALLISON HORE If repaired and reinstated the historic Glebe Island Bridge could create a crucial active transport link between the city and the Inner West, says member for Balmain, Jamie Parker. Once a world-first feat of engineering and a testament to ingenuity of industrial Sydney, the Glebe Island Bridge has been allowed to fall […]

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Saving Glebe Island Bridge

By ALLISON HORE Once a world-first feat of engineering and a testament to ingenuity of industrial Sydney, the Glebe Island Bridge has been allowed to fall into disrepair over the quarter century since it has been decommissioned. Now, community groups and local politicians are amping up their efforts to save it. The now-disused Allan truss […]

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Bays Precinct threatens Glebe Island Bridge

By Elliott Brennan Community action groups are concerned the Glebe Island Bridge is set to be the first victim of the New South Wales Government's redevelopment of the Bays Precinct. Premier Mike Baird described the 80 square kilometre precinct as an ‘urban wasteland’ and stressed the need to redevelop the area. Mr Baird also mentioned […]

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Demolish Glebe Island Bridge: report

A report suggesting demolition of the old Glebe Island Bridge would be most cost-effective has been derided by Leichhardt Mayor Darcy Byrne as "biased and incomplete". The "Options for Glebe Island Bridge" report, by ACIL Allen Consulting, said savings would come from reduced maintenance costs and reductions in travel time for maritime vessels passing through […]

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Proposal launched to save Glebe Island Bridge

Local community groups have launched a joint proposal aimed at saving the Glebe Island Bridge. Signed off on Monday by a host of community activists in the Inner West, the proposal recommends the State Government redevelop the bridge forming a transport avenue incorporating light rail, cycleways and pedestrian access. President of the Pyrmont Community Group, […]

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Glebe Island Bridge may face the chop

By Anne von Ferhn One of Sydney's oldest bridges is under threat of demolition in favour of more big-spending development of the Rozelle and Blackwhattle Bay. Glebe Island Bridge, underneath the busy ANZAC bridge, is rumoured to be taken off the map leaving many locals concerned that commercial bidding will result in more water traffic […]

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Advertising company seeks ten-year lease for signage on Glebe Island Silos

By EVA BAXTER Advertising company oOh!media is seeking approval for a ten-year consent term for the display of the existing advertising signage on the Glebe Island Silos. Roof signage has existed on the Glebe Island Silos for 29 years from 1992 when the southern and western facades of the silos were decorated with an Olympic […]

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Clean-up ‘contagious’ on Shark Island

By ALLISON HORE In the spirit of Clean-Up Australia day, a group of Sydney locals took their efforts to one of Sydney’s iconic harbour islands.  This year there were over 500 official clean-up events held across Sydney. But Debbie Neilson, a Sydney-based actor, was inspired to organise a clean-up of her own by her mother, […]

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Swinging sisters: a tale of two bridges

BY ALEC SMART Calls to repair Glebe Island Bridge and reactivate the 1899-built electric swing bridge over Rozelle Bay will likely go unheeded for the foreseeable future. Bicycle NSW are among those lobbying for the heritage-listed bridge to be put back into permanent service as a combined cycle path and light rail route from Pyrmont […]

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