Lord Mayor Clover Moore launches construction of City West Housing’s latest affordable housing development

Lord Mayor Clover Moore launches construction of City West Housing’s latest affordable housing development
Lord Mayor Clover Moore launches construction of City West Housing’s latest affordable housing development

Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, will officially launch the start of construction of City West Housing’s latest affordable housing development today.

The development is part of the Cowper Street Glebe redevelopment precinct.

The apartment complex, located on the corner of Wentworth and Bay Street in Glebe, is the latest development in City West Housing’s offering of affordable housing in the Sydney LGA.

The new development will offer 99 affordable housing units in a mix of one, two and three-bedroom configurations. The project is due for completion in mid-2019.

The development will feature basement car park facilities and bike storage, ground floor commercial premises and two large communal areas including a lush communal roof terrace.

The roof terrace has been designed as an open environment for communal gathering, with the views from the terrace reinforcing the connection to Wentworth Park and the Sydney city skyline.

The NSW Government vested the land to City West Housing.

The City of Sydney Council has also demonstrated its commitment to the project through ongoing support of City West Housing’s development activity.

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the cost of housing is at crisis point across metropolitan Sydney and especially in inner Sydney.

"We are committed to tackling this crisis with every mechanism available to us, particularly in partnership with housing providers like City West Housing as well as state and federal governments.

“This development in the Cowper Street precinct, Glebe, will provide long term affordable rental housing to city workers who would otherwise be unable to live close to their place of work.

"Identified in our long-term strategy Sustainable Sydney 2030, the Cowper Street development represents a good case study of a cooperative approach between the City, State Government and community housing providers like City West Housing, that will deliver direct social benefits, increase the supply of market housing and provide a diversity of housing options.

Leonie King, CEO of City West Housing, welcomed the commencement of this project.

“The team at City West Housing is extremely pleased to launch construction for our latest affordable housing development within the Sydney LGA.

Kane Construction is leading the development of the complex, with work beginning after the official sod turning.

 

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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