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More social housing for inner-city

The NSW Government is delivering a record 4,250 new homes across the City of Sydney LGA, with the addition of two new housing renewal projects at Franklyn Street Glebe and Explorer Street South Eveleigh said the LAHC and NSW Government on 11 November 2020 when announcing the Explorer Street South Eveleigh redevelopment.

Social housing renewal in central Sydney

The NSW Government is delivering a record 4,250 new homes across the City of Sydney LGA, with the addition of two new housing renewal projects at Franklyn Street Glebe and Explorer Street South Eveleigh.

Since February, the NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) has lodged planning proposals with the City of Sydney to advance three other major housing revitalisation projects including Elizabeth Street Redfern, Waterloo South and Cowper Street, Glebe.

Minister for Water, Property and Housing, Melinda Pavey said these two new projects of around 850 dwellings, will bring the total number of new homes in the City of Sydney to around 4,250, of which around 1,260 will be social - a 38 per cent increase in social homes over the five projects’ current social housing numbers.

“Housing is key to the economic recovery of NSW with these five projects creating around 9,400 direct and indirect jobs over the lifespan of the projects,” Mrs Pavey said.

“These two new renewals will not only increase new housing supply, but provide more and better open space and better connectivity to essential services such as shops, transport, jobs, parks and schools – which is emblematic of the work the Government is doing.

“By deconcentrating disadvantage, we can breathe new life into local economies and deliver more jobs, provide better connections to education outcomes and improve amenities for all residents.”

LAHC is working with the City of Sydney and expert local architects to develop the concepts for these new projects. The Projects will start with a community engagement process over the coming weeks, seeking feedback from the residents and local community prior to lodgement.  After lodgement, the City of Sydney will manage community engagement.

“All residents will be able to choose to return to a new home in the project areas and we will be working closely with social housing residents to support them through the changes arising from the renewal,” Mrs Pavey said.

Read more about the Franklyn Street, Glebe project

Read more about the Explorer Street, Eveleigh, project

Read more on the NSW Government's other social housing renewal projects in the City of Sydney

Source: https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/land-and-housing-corporation/news/social-housing-renewal-in-central-sydney


Initially the only information available to REDWatch on this announcement was the article below in The Daily Telegraph:

More social housing for inner-city

ALMOST $200m will be spent on revamping social housing and building new residential properties in inner-Sydney reports Matthew Benns in the Daily Telegraph of 20 November 2020.

Two new housing projects at Glebe and Eveleigh are part of a $1.91bn spend on housing that will create almost 10,000 jobs across five housing projects.

“Housing is key to the economic recovery of NSW, with these five projects creating around 9400 direct and indirect jobs over the lifespan of the projects,” NSW Housing Minister Melinda Pavey said.

The new projects at Franklyn Street, Glebe, and Explorer Street, South Eveleigh, will together provide about 850 homes — including 129 social housing properties.

The two new projects add to housing projects in Cowper Street, Glebe, Elizabeth Street, Redfern and the Waterloo Estate at Waterloo that will together provide 4250 new homes. Ms Pavey said among that number would be a total of 514 new social housing dwellings and 922 replaced social housing dwellings — an increase in social housing of almost 40 per cent.

“By deconcentrating disadvantage, we can breathe new life into local economies and deliver more jobs, provide better connections to education outcomes and Melinda Pavey. improve amenities,” she said.