Planning for the future

Paving the way for more social housing in inner Sydney

We’re supporting a proposal for more social housing in Glebe.

We have backed a proposal for more social housing in the inner-city suburb of Glebe.

The proposal from the NSW Land and Housing Corporation will pave the way for a redevelopment at 17–31 Cowper Street and 2A–2D Wentworth Park Road, Glebe.

The site currently provides 19 social housing dwellings in 2-storey townhouses. Under the new proposal, this could increase to 35 social housing units.

There are 2 new residential buildings proposed for the site, with a total of 74 apartments. One building will offer social housing and the other will be market housing.

The corporation has proposed up to 47% of the apartments on the site will be social housing.

The Glebe site is close to public transport, parklands, jobs and services. It will also offer non-residential spaces on the ground level.

There are around 60,000 people on the NSW Government’s social housing waitlist. People can often wait 5 to 10 years for social housing to become available in the inner city.

We’ve identified the need for a further 14,000 affordable and social housing dwellings by 2036.

That’s why we’re working hard to create new opportunities for more social housing in our local area.

The proposal will be open for public comment after Gateway determination from the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

Published 13 August 2020

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