NSW Government greenlights Darlington Terraces rebuild for affordable student housing

Owned by the University of Sydney, the terraces will offer 336 students and visiting academics affordable single and double room accommodation

NSW Government greenlights Darlington Terraces rebuild for affordable student housing
University of Sydney

A $40 million project to refurbish university-owned residences in Sydney’s inner-city Darlington has been approved by the NSW Government in an attempt to provide more safe and affordable accommodation to students.

Owned by the University of Sydney, the terraces will offer 336 students and visiting academics affordable single and double room accommodation across the original Darlington Road complex and four new buildings, between two and four storeys.

“Darlington Terraces will be renovated and four new buildings built providing new and improved student housing in the heart of the inner-city and within minutes of public transport,” Stokes said.

The development will also include new landscaping, park upgrades and public art, delivering broader benefits to the local area.

University of Sydney vice-chancellor Professor Stephen Garton welcomed the approval.
 

Other residences ideal for students or investors in Sydney

While COVID-19 may have halted the flow of international students to Sydney’s inner-city, suburbs, an off-the-plan purchase offers investors an affordable asset as they wait for the borders to reopen.

Urban takes a look at three residences located in high-student populated areas nearby the city’s leading universities:

1. Eminence, Zetland
Address: 811 Elizabeth Street, Zetland NSW 2017
One-bedroom apartments from $745,000

Delivering some of Zetland's most luxurious oversized apartments, Eminence is a new offering from Meriton

Located a short 600-metres from Green Square and 3.5-kilometres from the CBD, Eminence brings together beautifully-considered living environments with vibrant onsite amenities, including a childcare centre, podium gardens and retail. 
 

2. Polo Collection, Rosebery
Address: 55 Rothschild Avenue, Rosebery NSW 2018
One-bedroom apartments from $710,000

Designed by award-winning architects SJB, Polo Collection comprises 275 luxury apartments in the conveniently-located Rosebery. 

Also delivered by Meriton, the four-building complex enjoys connected inner-city living, an expansive floorplan and green vistas thanks to the neighbouring Rosebery Park.
 

3. Spectrum, Mascot
Address: 42 Church Avenue, Mascot NSW 2020
One-bedroom apartments from $620,000

Strategically located under approximately five kilometres from both the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales, Spectrum presents 367 spacious apartments across four boutique residential towers. 

Spectrum is surrounded by leafy walkways and podium gardens and offers ideal north and east aspects over the lush central park towards Sydney CBD in over 75 per cent of residences.

Max Kwok

Max Kwok

Max Kwok is a staff contributor at urban.com.au. Based in Sydney, Max has previously worked at Property Observer where he specialised in content creation and editorial research.

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