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Student Accommodation for 157 Cleveland Street

A proposal for student accommodation at 157 Cleveland Street has seen student accommodation provider urbanest commenced door-knocking and letter boxing (of the letter below) for the 157 Cleveland St project on 30 August 2011. This lead up to a community meeting on Saturday 17 September 2011 in the Redfern Community Centre at 9.30am. The plans being considered are on the urbanest website at the link at the bottom of this item.

Student Accommodation for Cleveland Street

This information is to let you know that the student accommodation provider, urbanest wishes to provide a new student facility in Redfern at 157 Cleveland Street, on the corner of Abercrombie Street.

With the inner city private rental market subject to increasing demand, there is a real need for student accommodation to ease pressures in areas like Redfern, Chippendale and Darlington, close to our major universities and tertiary institutions. 

The urbanest project at 157 Cleveland Street would bring activity and benefits to the neighbourhood as well as providing this much needed quality accommodation.  Some of the benefits of local student housing include:

  • between $8,000-$10,000pa per student being spent in local shops, restaurants and gyms
  • bringing new life to this currently empty industrial site and
  • releasing private rental housing back for the local population.

About urbanest

urbanest is a leading provider of high quality, serviced student accommodation.  Unlike developers, urbanest doesn’t just build, sell and move on.  Once completed, they continue to own, operate and manage their buildings with highly trained and dedicated management teams onsite 7 days a week. 

urbanest invests for the long term so they work to establish good relationships with neighbours and engage with the local community, businesses and organisations.

Quality reputation

The concept for Cleveland Street is based on urbanest’s existing high quality student accommodation facilities in Haymarket (Sydney), Brisbane and Adelaide.  They have a strong focus and a proven track record of;

  • high quality design and environmental sustainability
  • safe and professional management
  • respect for neighbours and continuing community engagement.

Community Open Day

urbanest will hold a Community Open Day to provide more information about the project.  It will be an opportunity to look at site and project details, talk to the project team and provide feedback.


Saturday September 17th 2011

Time:                    9.30am to 12.30pm
Venue:                  Redfern Community Centre 29-53 Hugo Street, Redfern

The details of the Story Boards with the proposal can be down loaded from this link to the Urbanest site - 
click here.

Questions or comments

urbanest is keen to hear your views on the Cleveland Street project.  For more information or to provide feedback, please visit the project website www.urbanest.com.au/157cleveland or call the enquiry line on Ph:  0435 830 868.