Now is our final chance to prevent Glebe Island becoming an ugly and noisy eyesore

In January 2018, the Port Authority of NSW announced plans to turn Glebe Island into a long-term, heavy industrial shipping, storage and construction site.

 

The multi-user facility will be used for the import, storage and distribution of dry bulk materials. Hanson has also announced plans to open a Concrete Batching Plant and bulk aggregate distribution facility adjacent to the multi-user facility on Glebe Island.

Hanson denies the self-evident adverse environmental impacts of its project and offers no meaningful mitigation for those impacts. We believe the project should not be approved.

It would be a terrible waste for Glebe Island - which currently enjoys unspoiled harbourfront - to become an ugly and noisy eyesore. Any development on Glebe Island must be reasonable, thoughtful and unintrusive. Noise pollution must be kept at a minimum to allow Sydneysiders and tourists alike to enjoy Sydney's vibrant Bays Precinct.

 

This is why we are calling for four actions: 

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1. A curfew on arrivals & departures

There should be a curfew on ships arriving and departing Glebe Island between 9pm and 7am to reduce noise pollution

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3. Community input into design

The Multi User Facility must not become an unsightly steel or concrete shed, the community must have input into the design

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2. A curfew on ships moored at Glebe Island

There should be a curfew on ships moored at berth 1 and 2 at Glebe Island running their engines between 9pm and 7am so nearby residents can get uninterrupted sleep

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4. Visual impacts to be considered

If the Hanson Concrete Plant goes ahead it must not be an eyesore. A wall of shipping containers simply doesn't cut it. 

How you can help

Glebe Island must not become a noisy and ugly eyesore. Join us in the fight to protect Glebe Island.