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Blackwattle Bay: Renewal plan sparks community outrage over ‘unnecessary’ high-rise development

By TESSA PELLE Inner-city locals are outraged over the NSW Government's plans to redevelop Blackwattle Bay and the Sydney Fish Markets. The proposed vision of the new site went on public exhibition last week and includes 1150 new residential apartments and high-rise towers of up to 45 storeys. Convenor of Pyrmont Action Group Elizabeth Elenius […]

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 […]

Blackwattle Bay scenarios unacceptable

Opinion by Dr Hannah Middleton Infrastructure NSW has issued a shiny brochure with three “scenarios” for the development of the Blackwattle Bay Precinct. Hands off Glebe Inc argues that none of the three options is acceptable as a vision for Blackwattle Bay. In line with the Sydney Harbour Regional Environmental Plan, we value the harbour […]

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. […]

Rally in Glebe as poverty rates rise

By Chris Sutton A rally was held on the 25th of October in Glebe to call for a major increase in spending on public housing and maintenance. A new NSW Council of Social Service (NSWCOSS) report revealed that NSW has the highest poverty rate of any state (14.6 percent) as public house waiting lists grow. […]

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 […]