April 2019 Grapevine – Waterloo model

A better way for Waterloo

The Grapevine enthusiastically supports the Sydney City Council (SCC) alternative proposal for redevelopment of the Waterloo public housing estate. The Council model is a great improvement on the Cowper Street development.

The Government wants to triple the number of apartments on the site at a scale we have not seen before – from 2,012 to 6,800 in towers up to 40 storeys. On the adjoining metro site, they are proposing another 700 homes and towers of 25, 27 and 29 storeys.

The Council plan is for 50% public housing, 20% affordable and 30% private. This compares with the Government’s pitiful proposal of 35% social and affordable housing.

The SCC proposal ensures residents will have access to a community centre and a 2.2 hectare park, drenched in sunshine for most of the day, every day. The park would be surrounded by shops and cafes, the metro station and streets.

The Waterloo Housing Estate is on public land and Sydney Council is demanding that the land be used for public good and that the State retains public ownership of the land rather than selling it off to the highest bidder.

Council is also calling for planning authority of the site to be returned to the City, allowing consultation with residents to ensure any redevelopment responds to community needs.

More details at: www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/vision/changing-urban-precincts/waterloo-precinct

 

April 2019 Grapevine – Is Glebe Pt Rd dying?

A Renewed Focus on Glebe Point Road

Is Glebe Point Road slowly dying? – Walk its length and you will see over 15% of all shops are closed. The impact of Broadway Shopping Centre, Tramsheds, and the yet to open relocated Fish Markets will only accelerate this demise without community focus and action.

Glebe has been recognised for its vibrant and diverse culture. Without a buzzing and healthy Glebe Point Road, we are at risk of losing the heart and vitality within our community.

There doesn’t seem to be enough currently being done to address this downward trend. The annual Glebe Street Fair has vanished. Excellent positive initiatives such as the recent Vegan Day Out in Glebe are few and far between.

Glebe has a wonderful diversity of residents with incredible skill sets. We are all busy juggling our lives, but if you have ideas and skills that could contribute to driving our community and Glebe Point Road forwards, perhaps it’s time to step up and do something about it.

If you have ideas, get in touch with us.  Lets come together to create something exciting.

April 2019 Grapevine – Fish Market

 

Fish Statue in Ulladulla NSW

More on the fish markets

Hands off Glebe Inc held an information evening on 13 February about the fish market development. Over 70 people attended and discussed the many community concerns. UrbanGrowth NSW then sent Hands off Glebe a letter responding to some of these issues (see pages 2 & 3). Unfortunately the letter does not answer many of our concerns about traffic congestion, Wentworth Park, noise, contamination of the bay and more.

Curious

The letter from UrbanGrowth NSW includes replies to “masterplan questions from Hands off Glebe”. But the “questions” are in fact community views that came out of a survey. The survey results were sent to UrbanGrowth on three occasions but they denied ever receiving them. Now UrbanGrowth has apparently got the survey results but has turned our views into “questions”. Very curious.

If you want a copy of the survey results, email us at glebegrapevine@gmail.com

UrbanGrowth NSW replies to community concerns about the fish markets

UrbanGrowth NSW wrote to Hands off Glebe with the following comments on the issues raised at our public meeting. Below we publish extracts from this letter.  If you would like a full copy of the letter, email us at glebegrapevine@gmail.com

Wentworth Park

There will be no development on Wentworth Park or impact on the existing Fig trees. Wentworth Park will remain as public open space managed by the City of Sydney.

Visual connections between the park and Blackwattle Bay will also be improved at the Bridge Road intersections of Wentworth Park Road and Wattle Street so you can see the water which is currently blocked by industrial structures.

Bridge Road and traffic

The traffic lanes on Bridge Road will be widened to current standards and will accommodate drop off zones. A new footpath, which will be approximately 12 metres wide on the same side as the fish market, will include shared cycle lanes and provide safer access for pedestrians.

The new market will have greater light rail access with three stations within 400 m, as well as a ferry service. We are working with government and a range of stakeholders on a precinct-wide parking and transport mobility strategy for the future, which includes improved bus services.

Contamination

There will be no dredging, instead a piling method with a cofferdam and silt curtains will be used. Piling is preferred over dredging in most Sydney Harbour projects to minimise interface risks associated with existing pollutants. It is successfully used for most wharf structures in Sydney Harbour.

Relocating the Fish Market

The NSW Government’s vision is to create an authentic, rejuvenated fish market on Sydney’s inner harbour that will be dynamic, sustainable, and sympathetic to the local area. This vision has been informed by the community’s aspirations and feedback from the extensive public consultation that UrbanGrowth NSW has undertaken since 2014.

Glebe Grapevine comments:

The Glebe Grapevine does not think that the UrbanGrowth responses adequately answer the many community concerns about the fish market development.

We recommend that readers go to Issue 1 of 2019 of the Glebe Society newsletter which has an excellent article on the fish market by Lesley Lynch.

Go to www.glebesociety.org.au/publications/bulletin to access the article.

Glebe Grapevine January 2019

 

 

January 2019

Happy New Year!

The Glebe Grapevine sends its best wishes to all our readers and supporters for a healthy and happy 2019.
We look forward to another year campaigning with you for the interests of our community.

Can you spare a minute …

The NSW Government is selling off public housing stock and transferring other homes to community housing providers – without tenants having any choice – at an alarming rate.

Have you heard of any plans or rumours of more sales and/or transfers?

If you have, please contact the Grapevine (details below) and let us know.

We will let the community know about these developments and try to develop campaigns to protect and expand public housing and to encourage the NSW Government to adopt policies which prioritise decent housing for all members of our community, protection of heritage, ending over development, and providing public transport and green space.

 

Some questions about the fish markets proposal

In late November last year the NSW Government unveiled its plans for the new fish markets located on a 3.6 hectare precinct in Blackwattle Bay on Bridge Road in Glebe and planned to open in 2023.

However, there are many outstanding matters of concern. Readers might contact the Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Anthony Roberts, the NSW Minister for Planning and ask them the questions below.

If you get answers please let us know so the Grapevine can share the information across our community.

Funding

The original cost of $250 million for the development is widely expected to increase significantly. How is the government going to pay for this?

Traffic congestion

With an expected 6 million visitors a year, what is being done to mitigate the potential traffic and parking congestion in the area? Where will the increased number of tourist buses park? What steps are being taken to mitigate traffic heading to and from Westconnex?

Housing

The high rise development of up to 2760 new apartments (much larger than Harold Park) on the old site had been excised from any consultation. Why? What are the numbers and types of dwellings for this small sliver of land?  What will the numbers of a) private b) affordable and c) social housing be?  What extra infrastructure will be available for schools, hospitals, parkland and other services?

Retail space

How will the government deal with increased traffic and parking pressures as a result of the planned 3,000 square metres of extra retail space?

Noise

There are concerns about the noise impacts in the area.. What noise abatement plans, if any, does the government have? How will the distraction of shopping, cafes, etc right next to Glebe Secondary College be dealt with?

Contamination

The development will extend over 140m over the water. This will require dredging and other construction work in Blackwattle Bay which is heavily contaminated. How will the government deal with these pollution issues?

What impact will pylons 140 metres out into the bay have on: tidal flows? Will rubbish collect under the markets?  What is to stop a stagnant area created under the markets becoming a pollutant?

Parkland

The proposed building will fill most of the waterfront along Bridge Road between the Wentworth Road and Wattle Street inter-sections, leaving a small plaza at the eastern end.

At 4 storeys high (about as high as the fig trees across the road), it will almost completely eliminate any visual connection between Wentworth Park and Blackwattle Bay. Is this an acceptable sacrifice for residents and park users?

Local MP Jamie Parker comments:

“The details of the new fish market development … are designed to deliver public waterfront land to property developers at the expense of our local community….

The much-needed renewal of Sydney’s waterfront must not come at the price of community access to publicly owned waterfront land or the liveability of our city.”

 

 

 

You are invited to an

INFORMATION EVENING

Answering your questions about the Fish Market plans

Wednesday 13 February

84 Glebe Point Road

6pm

Speakers have been invited from the ALP, the Greens and the community

 

The Night Economy

Plans are well under way for Glebe Point Road to become a special area for the city’s night economy.

The plans mean Broadway can become a special zone with 24 hour trading and businesses in Glebe Point Road from Broadway down to about the Ancient Briton will have the right to open from 7am till 2 am.

You can see the plans in the Glebe Library.

The community should have a view about such a major change in trading hours. Send your ideas to Council — but be quick!  Submissions close on February 8. Contact Julie Prentice Specialist Planner on 9265 9333 or at jprentice@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.  Ms Prentice will accept late submissions if individuals ask her for more time.

Visit: https://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/council/your-say/sydneys-late-night-trading-draft-planning-controls

Glebe Grapevine Sept 2018

We need a genuine strategic vision
for the Bays Precinct

 

By Jamie Parker MP

In 2015 the government released their ‘Transformation Plan’ for the Bays Precinct which promised to turn the area into a bustling hub of enterprise, activity and beautiful spaces. But rather than transformation, we’re now seeing a list of ad hoc developments that are being pushed independently without any consideration of their cumulative impact on our community and wider Sydney.

In the last year, the government has announced plans to turn sections of White Bay into a massive construction site and dumping ground for their Western Harbour Tunnel. There is also a plan in place to ramp up industrial activities on Glebe Island with a new multi-user facility and the relocation of the Hanson Cement batching facility from the current site at Bridge Street. Some of these new facilities will operate 24/7 with associated noise, air pollution and truck movements.

What we don’t have yet is an idea of the cumulative impact that all these various proposals will have on our roads, air and waterways.

We need a genuine strategic vision for the Bays Precinct that prioritises public transport, green space and employment, rather than more short-sighted schemes that will only impact the liveability of our suburbs.

 

What will be the cumulative impact of all these proposals?

KEY

  1. The new Fish Markets – a 3 story building that protrudes into the bay further than the existing wharf. Construction starts 2020.
  2. Mixed use (residential and commercial) develop-ment, including 2760 apartments. Construction starts 2020.
  3. Multi-use facility at Glebe Island 24 hour, 7 days a week bringing building materials into Sydney by sea. Construction starts 2020.
  4. Hanson Concrete batching facility. To move to Glebe Island in 2020.
  5. 3 smoke stacks. Each WestConnex tunnel smoke stack will be 35 metres tall. The smoke will be unfiltered. A green space is currently under construction adjacent to the proposed smoke stack location.
  6. Sydney Metro West. Construction commences 2022. Underground.
  7. Western Harbour Tunnel. Construction commences 2020/21 and due to open in 2025/26. Underground.
  8. WestConnex tunnel exit. Tunnelling planned to commence 2019 and cease 2021.
  9. WestConnex M4-M5 Rozelle Interchange. Tunnelling planned to commence 2020 and cease 2022. Interchange due open in 2023. Underground.
  10. White Bay Power Station renewal. Details of ‘renewal’ are not available to the public. ‘Renewal’ commences in 2020.
  11. Rozelle Bay. Rozelle Bay is included in the Bays West project. Future status of this site is currently unavailable to the public.
  12. Wentworth Park. The park has been integrated into the Bays Market District development to falsely meet the ‘green space quota’. Integrating Wentworth Park in the Bays Market District’ begins 2020. Details of what this means is not available to the public.
  13. White Bay. White Bay is included in the Bays West project. Part of White Bay will be utilised as a car park and heavy vehicle marshalling area during the construction of the WestConnex tunnel. The future of this site is currently unavailable to the public.

Get active!

Don’t allow this attack on our community and our environment to go ahead. Join Hands off Glebe Inc and join the fight back.

Our next meeting will be held at the Old Fire Station in Mitchell Street at 6pm on Wednesday 17 October. You are warmly invited to attend.

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The “Build to Rent” Con

The NSW Government plan to hand over to a developer, free of charge, public land at 600 Elizabeth Street, Redfern must be stopped. Social Housing Minister Pru Goward claims this is a great development but it is con.

The “Build to Rent” model gives a lease, with no charge and no land tax/  This new version of using public land to enrich private developers is expected to produce 400 to 500 dwellings. Of these 70 per cent will be earmarked for renters at market prices and 30 per cent will be social and affordable housing.

The developer will benefit from the profits made from rents, can borrow against the property and extend the lease under a different government in 2058. What benefit does the public get?

The government says all land and dwellings will be returned to the NSW community after the lease expires. But even if the property is actually handed back after 40 years it will be in need of repair and ready for demolition.

Keep public land for public housing!

The Grapevine calls on the government to shoulder its response-bilities and to spend some of the billions it gets from land tax and stamp duty to build public housing on this public land – no private developments for private profit.

The “market” should no longer be allowed to determine the availability of shelter for our people — the common good is superior to the right of private property.

SIGN OUR PETITION

Please go to change.org public lands in public hands and sign

 

Commuters continue to fight bus privatisation

Commuters are continuing to fight the privatisation of Sydney’s Inner West Public Buses.  Glebe Residents, RTBU-Bus Division, CPA Maritime and the local Member Jamie Parker Greens MP staged a protest at one of the busiest bus stops on Thursday 5th April 2018, and plan to continue to hold these protests on following Thursdays.

Hands of Glebe organised the action at the bus stop on Parramatta Road near Bay Street.

Over one third of Sydney’s buses are due to be privatised on the 1 July. The Transport Minister’s decision will see 1,200 bus drivers’ jobs threatened across the inner west bus region. On top of job threats, Transit Systems, which has won the contract for the inner west region, is planning on recruiting bus drivers from overseas.

The Secretary of Hands Off Glebe, Emily Bullock, said the privatisation of the inner west buses is part of a war on Sydney’s public transport.

“The privatisation of the inner west bus region will see an increase in fares, cancellations and delays.

“The privatisation of Sydney’s ferries saw increases in fares, two times the number of trips cancelled and a 36% increase in delays, all within the first year.

“Mike Baird promised that the privatisation of Newcastle’s buses would result in ‘better and more frequent’ services,” Ms Bullock said.

“Instead it has resulted in many commuters needing to catch two or three buses, when previously only one bus was needed. The new Sydney metro line is set to be the next casualty in this fight.

About Hands Off Glebe:

Hands off Glebe is an incorporated voluntary group meeting monthly in Glebe. Its ideals include expansion of public housing, protection of heritage, public discussion of development proposals; full community consultation by government; commitment to a liveable inner city environment for all residents and information sharing to all who live in our area.

 

Evictions in Wentworth Park

Media release

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 

Wentworth Park evictions Martin Place all over again

The Berejiklian Government is moving on the homeless people living under the arches in Wentworth Park.  It is a victory for appearance versus real action on homelessness in Sydney and smacks of a heartless Government.

“The homeless have been promised 7 day free accommodation and further month of free accommodation while a permanent home is found for them.  We welcome good accommodation for all people but we suspect that this approach is just superficial ‘tidying up’,” said Denis Doherty from Hands off Glebe.

“Police are in attendance from time to time to add muscle to the evictions while a 24 hour presence of security officers is employed to keep the arches ‘clean’ of people.  Investment in enforcement instead of investment in people.

“Almost within eyesight is the development where public housing land has been converted into ritzy apartments with names like West End and costing as much as $2.3 million each.

“But where is the NSW Government investment in housing for the homelessand the services they need to live successfully in new homes?

“Instead, as the waiting list for public housing goes over 60,000 the NSW Government has sold off about 4,000 public housing places in the inner city and failed to invest funds in public housing, Denis Doherty said.

“The actions of police backed up by the new laws is part of the process of preparing Wentworth Park for the new Fish Markets which will see the building of 2,760 apartments, not one of which will be for social housing.

“The time for a rethink about housing for lower social economic groups has long been with us.  The solution is not the use of police but investment in social housing,” he concluded.

 

 

Community Masterplan for the Market District of the Bays Precinct

FISH MARKETS and WENTWORTH PARK

PREAMBLE

A large community meeting held on May 3, 2017 in Glebe expressed deep concern about the development of the Bays Precinct, the lack of concrete information about what was about to be undertaken, and their anger that their voices were not being heard.

Community members agreed that it was necessary to genuinely consult the people of the area to find out what was important to them and then to develop a form of Community Master Plan which could be presented to the NSW Government, UrbanGrowth and their architects and planners.

The Glebe Grapevine agreed to develop a survey and this was done with some assistance from the office of the local MP Jamie Parker.

6,000 copies of the Grapevine containing the survey were letterboxed across the suburb. The survey was also sent out on line. Four drop off points along Glebe Point Road and two postal addresses were used for the survey collection in addition to on line responses.

We received back a response of 2% which is fairly standard for surveys.  Survey responses were collated and the results used as the basis for this Community Master Plan. 84% of the replies came from Glebe residents, 3% from Ultimo, the remaining 13% came from other suburbs.

THE BAYS PRECINCT

The areas designated as immediate priority destinations by UrbanGrowth are the Bays Waterfront Promenade Stage 1 Pyrmont to Blackwattle Bay, the White Bay Power Station, the Bays Market District including the Sydney Fish Market and Wentworth Park.

These areas are where we have lived, worked and played for generations. Many people in our “Glebe Village” have lived here for many years and are descendants of earlier Glebe residents. At the same time, with increasing high rise apartment developments in different parts of our suburb, we have welcomed in many new residents.

This has put new pressures on schools, health services, roads, parking, public transport and other services. There is concern that this will increase with new residents and many more visitors as a result of the Bays Precinct developments.

The greater part of the area to be developed is public land and should remain so. Wentworth Park should remain public land under the control of Sydney City Council.

 

 

WENTWORTH PARK

There is a passionate commitment to preserving Wentworth Park. Residents were strongly (60%) against any loss of green space and the loss of any trees. Concern was also expressed about the park becoming shaded on four sides by high rise developments.

Some community members favour expanding Wentworth Park so it crosses Bridge Road (with traffic sent underground) and reaches the foreshore, greening the Hanson cement site or an even wider area.

78% of respondents said they used the park regularly for walks, sports, training, exercising dogs and picnics.

22% reported that they did not use the park, citing age and fear of the homeless living under the viaduct. However, many of these people also stated that they value Wentworth Park because green space is important for a city and that Sydney does not have enough of it.

TRANSPORT

The second matter of greatest concern to the Glebe community is traffic.

With recent large residential developments in and around Glebe already congested roads have become even more crowded.

It is clear that any development of these areas of the Bays Precinct cannot progress without the development of an integrated traffic plan that deals with traffic congestion and plans future traffic flows.

The plan must include provision of bus and ferry links, improved access to and from the light rail, large parking facilities, and bicycle lanes.

A suggestion that a pedestrian bridge might link Wentworth Park to the foreshore received 72% support, providing that it did not involve the loss of any green space or trees.

FISH MARKET

The move of the Fish Market received some contradictory results.  When asked about the move of the market 37% opted for UrbanGrowth’s model on the Hanson site.  When asked about the Hanson site itself most opted for the walkway 49% while the Market gained 27% and low rise commercial 16%.

Some (23%) prefer that it be moved towards the old Glebe Island Bridge and others (23%) want it to go to the White Bay Power Station. One condition is a broad insistence that the foreshore walkway be retained with unimpeded access.

Provision of a ferry stop at the new Fish Market was raised as an important service by some respondents.

Concerns are expressed about increased pollution of the bay, distracting noise and smells for the school, public access to the foreshore, increased traffic and parking.

 

HOUSING

There is majority (54%) opposition to any high rise residential and/or commercial development on the foreshore.

However, 43% of residents indicated that they agree with high rise development (retail with residential above) on the old Fish Markets site.

There is strong support for any housing built in the area to include affordable and public housing.

93% of respondents wanted some public and affordable housing while only 7% wanted only private housing.

15% of respondents wanted different approaches which vary from all housing to be public housing through to no public housing at all.

HANSON CEMENT SITE

The survey indicated that the largest trend (65%) among the community for this site was for the area to converted to open space for a walkway or at the very least some opportunity for low rise commercial ventures.  27% did want the Fish Market there and a further 9% mentioned a ferry wharf, a town beach, and a bus depot

A constant theme was the call for public access to the foreshore and a walkway across the site, however it is developed.

A number of residents expressed the need for the development to include retention of the area’s historical and industrial features.

PUBLIC ACCESS – FORESHORE WALKWAY

Responses to several survey questions showed that there is strong support for unimpeded public access to the foreshore with a continuous walkway, including space for both pedestrians and cyclists. At present the walkway from Annandale finishes at the Hanson cement site. Residents wish it to continue unbroken to Woollooomooloo.


 

COMMUNITY MASTER PLAN

We hope that the rejuvenation of the Bays Precinct will create spaces that sit well with our Glebe Village lifestyle but also expand our horizons as more visitors arrive and more opportunities for employment and leisure are created.

We appreciate the vision of a new fresh food and fish market that can attract people from across Sydney and wider to shop, enjoy restaurants and entertainments and experience our beautiful harbour.

We hope that the Bays Precinct will indeed become a place that contributes to healthy, prosperous and resilient lifestyles.

We do not want our bay and its foreshores surrounded by high rise buildings created for profit rather than to meet the needs of the people of Sydney. We want low rise homes that are a mix of public housing, affordable housing and private housing, reflecting the current rich diversity in Glebe.

We welcome the appointment of 3XN as the architects firm to design the new Sydney Fish Market and hope that they will engage with us as the local community.

We also look forward to engaging with the urban designer to be appointed to develop a master plan for the Bays Market District.

We hope that these companies will acknowledge us as major stakeholders and take seriously into account the following priorities expressed by our community for the Bays Precinct development.

Priorities for the Bays Precinct development

  1. There must be no developments in the area without prior adoption of detailed plans for improved and expanded services including schools, public transport and roads/traffic.
  2. There must be no privatisation of public land.
  3. The Bays Market District and commercial/residential buildings must be designed and built without compromising Wentworth Park, with no loss of trees and no loss of green space.
  4. Using any part of Wentworth Park for these purposes cannot be offset by the provision of other green space (foreshore pocket parks, etc) and is not allowable.
  5. An integrated plan covering expanded public transport, traffic flows, cycle ways and provision of increased parking areas must be an essential element of the Bays Precinct developments and must be in place concurrently with other design and planning elements.
  6. The traffic plan must include dedicated public transport — bus, ferry and light rail — to the new Bays Market District.
  7. The Fish Markets do not necessarily have to move to the Hanson site. The new Fish Markets and Bays Market District should not be high rise buildings and should not intrude into the bay to too great an extent.
  8. The new Fish Markets and Bays Market District development should include a ferry stop.
  9. The development should acknowledge and retain industrial and historical features of the area. The coal loader should be replenished and conserved.
  10. The development of commercial and/or residential buildings on the shore line must be low rise. High rise is not to be allowed in this part of the Bays Precinct. (Limit to 5 storeys)
  11. Any residential development must include 20% affordable and 20% public housing.
  12. The development must not intrude too far into the bay and must not compromise Wentworth Park in any way.
  13. The development must include public access to a foreshore walkway and must also be greened to the maximum extent possible.
  14. Development of the Waterfront Promenade and the Bays Market District must include unimpeded public access to the foreshore including a continuous walkway from Annandale to Woolloomooloo.
  15. Serious attention must be given to providing full and free access to the foreshore and walkway for the disabled.

Media Release on Fish Market Survey – Community rejects Government Plans

Media Release

Monday July 3, 2017

Community Survey rejects Government’s plans for Fish Market.

The announcement of the architect for proposed changes to the Fish Market coincided with an extensive community survey being conducted by the local activist group Hands off Glebe Inc.  Surveys were on line and nearly 6,000 questionnaires were distributed throughout Glebe and Ultimo.

Hands off Glebe Inc runs a local newsletter called ‘The Glebe Grapevine’ which is a bi monthly publication placed in letterboxes around the suburb.

“This month’s edition of the Glebe Grapevine spurred on by a very successful public meeting about the Bays Precinct, the Fish Market and associated issues, decided to conduct a survey of Glebe and Ultimo residents using the hand delivered Grapevine. We also provided an electronic survey for people outside the suburb. The questions are the work and responsibility of the committee,”  Denis Doherty, convenor of Hands off Glebe, said.

“We had a good response to our survey and local businesses were prepared to be drop off points for completed surveys.  The responses were in the majority from Glebe (84%) while we received 3% from Ultimo, 3% from Drummoyne, 3% from Leichhardt, 2% from Annandale and the remaining 5% from other suburbs.

“Residents are alarmed that the very valuable park near the site is in danger of being eroded by the new development.

“They are not happy that the residential area is largely for the wealthy and does not make allowances for social housing.  This is an insensitive response to the current housing crisis in Sydney.  Local residents know that in direct eyesight of the new development nearly 100 homeless people are living in tents under the viaduct which cuts through Wentworth Park.

“The greater influx of traffic caused by the new expanded market will only result in further congestion of an already congested Glebe and Ultimo.

“There are other concerns highlighted by the survey such as pollution of the bay.  The effect on the school has not been considered.

“By far and away the most important issue to the community was access to the foreshore for passive and active recreation.  The community wants the walkway around the bays to the city extended through this site as well open space for all.

 

Copies of the survey results and questions are available on our website.

www.handsoffglebe.org

for more information

contact Denis Doherty 0418 290 663