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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Troubled bridge needs to go over water: council

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS It is a short distance as the crow flies, but a long way from any notion of a tech hub slated for the site of the former White Bay Power station, according to Leichhardt Mayor Darcy Byrne. He called on the NSW Government last week to reopen the Glebe Island Bridge to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]