The NSW Government will partner with Prince’s Trust Australia on a mixed tenure housing project to deliver 75 new dwellings in the inner-city suburb of Glebe, including additional social and affordable housing.
Minister for Water, Property and Housing, Melinda Pavey, said the landmark agreement between NSW Land and Housing Corporation and Prince’s Trust Australia will enable new housing for those most vulnerable.
“Today, we are releasing our vision to transform a 1,800 square metre site into a showcase housing project with significant community benefits,” Ms Pavey said.
“This project will include a multi-purpose community hub which will be managed by Prince’s Trust Australia.
“Importantly, the project will partner with local education and support services to help build career pathways for young people.”
Prince’s Trust Australia Trustee and sustainable communities champion, Dominic Richards said Prince’s Trust Australia was delighted to be working with the NSW Government on its first Sydney project (and its second in Australia).
“The ongoing challenges of increasing urban density, housing affordability and climate change mean we are all responsible for improving urban livability and minimising development impacts on our natural environment,” Mr Richards said.
“This project will help address these and other challenges – contributing to the wellbeing of the Glebe community through excellence in environmental sustainability, design, place making and community engagement.
“Our aim is for this project to be sustainable, respect local character and create a mixed income community which includes social and affordable housing.”
Prince’s Trust Australia, inspired by the values of its founder, His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, seeks to deliver social impact by transforming lives and building sustainable communities in Australia.
Architects Kiong Lee and Graeme Dix from Sydney-based firm Johnson Pilton Walker have prepared a project design that celebrates historic and iconic building forms.
The project is located on two blocks, on Cowper Street and Wentworth Park Road, separated by a laneway and adjacent to Wentworth Park and MJ Doherty Reserve. The 75 dwellings will include a mixture of social, affordable and private housing.
The NSW Government will engage with the local community and stakeholders prior to lodging a planning proposal with the City of Sydney Council.