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Protesters disrupt Glebe auction

By ALLISON HORE The auction of a three bedroom terrace house in Glebe was disrupted by protesters. On the evening of the 10th of March, public housing residents and advocates surrounded the front of a terrace house at 92 Cowper Street in Glebe in an attempt to disrupt an auction which was planned to take […]

‘No progression at all’: renewal proposal threatens Glebe’s Franklyn Street

By DANIEL LO SURDO The NSW Government’s plans to renew social housing in Glebe has been met with strong opposition by Inner West community leaders believing the project will amplify the vulnerabilities of the residential community. The State Government officially proposed redevelopment on Glebe’s Franklyn Street social housing estate in November of last year, with […]

Fish market plans coming out of our gills

By JOAN HENSON City of Sydney councillors have rejected Deputy Lord Mayor Linda Scott’s call to propose an alternate plan for the Sydney Fish Market’s redevelopment, but will lobby instead to release the overdue Bays Precinct master plan. A Monday June 24 motion affirmed that principles developed over the last 20 years as guidelines for […]

Homeless hounded in park

BY ISABELLE BASTIAN The NSW Government removed the homeless population from Glebe’s Wentworth Park in a similar manner to the mass eviction at Martin Place earlier this year. The evictions took place approximately a week ago. According to Denis Doherty from Hands Off Glebe, some of the former residents of Martin Place, including their unofficial […]

Street fair lights up changing face of Glebe

The sleepy streets of Glebe will spring to life with music, food and dance this Sunday as thousands of Sydneysiders descend on Glebe Point Road for the 31st annual Glebe Street Fair. While the footpaths fill with food vendors and artisans, an eclectic live soundtrack of jazz, blues, folk, and rock will fill the air. […]

Developments on the Cowper St vacant block

The Baird state government is poised to sign over the title to the social housing section of the Glebe Affordable Housing Project to community housing provider Bridge Housing. The site of the project on Cowper Street has been vacant for the past few years, ever since the previous public housing block which occupied the site […]

News in brief

Leong prevails Jenny Leong has won Greens preselection for the newly-created seat of Newtown ahead of next year's state election. The seat should be an easy win for the minor party, according to election analyst Antony Green, with a nominal margin of more than four per cent. Ms Leong narrowly beat former Marrickville mayor Fiona […]

Moore promises for Sydney

Clover Moore and Sydney are indivisible. Love her or loathe her, Clover is enmeshed with the fabric of this city. Much like the Waratah flower symbolises NSW, she’s virtually an emblem of Sydney. Plenty of people love her. The fact that she’s never lost an election (despite being Member for Sydney since 1988 and Lord […]

Housing action group says: ‘No Moore’

Housing affordability has emerged as an issue in the upcoming local government elections, with a new group called Housing Action for Sydney set to run against Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore’s Independent Team. While traditionally seen as the domain of the state government, the group said local government also had a role to play in […]