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Forest Rd, Lugarno

Forest Rd

16 new social housing apartments will be home to around 20 new residents in a low-scale building that offers privacy to surrounding homes as well as close proximity to Lugarno neighbourhood centre.




851-857 Forest Road, Lugarno

Proposed new homes:

16 social housing apartments

New tenants:

20 new residents (estimate only)

Construction cost:

5.58 million total construction cost

Project updates

Construction is now underway and works will continue towards the end of 2021. Tom Zeaiter Constructions is the construction partner on this project.

Around 28 jobs will be created as part of this project.

This development is one of about 50 projects being delivered under the NSW Government’s $400 million Fast-Track Housing Construction Package, to help boost economic recovery from COVID-19 in local communities throughout the state.

The site is situated 410m from Lugarno neighbourhood centre and 100m of bus stops to surrounding central business districts of Hurstville, Campsie, Lakemba and Riverwood. It is also close to bushland, parks and playing fields.

NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) is redeveloping the site, which previously comprised four ageing bungalows, into a contemporary two-storey residential apartment building for seniors.

The social housing development will be consistent with the low scale renewal underway in the nearby area.

The project is located in a prominent location at the main northern entry point to the southern Sydney suburb of Lugarno.

The development will deliver eight one-bedroom and eight two-bedroom social housing units for seniors. Ground level parking for 11 vehicles will be provided, including four disabled spaces.

The design provides private open spaces, natural light and well-ventilated rooms. It also ensures visual and acoustic privacy for residents and for adjoining properties. The privacy of neighbours has been protected through generous boundary building setbacks, the use of privacy screens, landscaping and careful placement of windows and doors.

The project has a contemporary design, including through the provision of architectural elements such as balconies, porches and columns and the use of varying building materials, colours and roof profiles.

The proposed landscaping will soften the building’s appearance.