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Cowper St, Glebe

Address: 17-31 Cowper Street and 2A-2D Wentworth Park Road, Glebe

Indicative Land Area: 1,800m²

Current Stage: Assessment of Planning Proposal continues. Development Application lodged in May 2021

The NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) is currently progressing a showcase new housing project at 17-31 Cowper Street and 2A-2D Wentworth Park Road, Glebe.

The design of the development was inspired by Glebe’s rich history and would see ageing terraces transformed into two apartment buildings and a row of five new terrace homes.

The $34 million project, initially expected to increase the number of social housing dwellings on site from 19 to 35, will now deliver more than twice that number again, with a total of 75 new social homes to be completed, including five three-bedroom terrace homes for larger families.

The reimagination of the project from mixed-tenure to 100 per cent social will provide additional homes in a popular urban area and provide the Government with greater flexibility to help bring forward other redevelopment projects in the City of Sydney.

Read the media release.

This proposal seeks to amend relevant development controls and guidelines to deliver a good planning outcome for the site and provide a sound platform for the assessment of a future project development application.

The proposed concept plan has been updated and includes:

  • 35 new social housing units in a new eight storey building on Wentworth Park Road
  • 35 new social units in a new eight storey building on Cowper Street, and
  • 5 new private terraced homes on Mitchell Lane.

The Prince’s Trust Australia has worked with LAHC on the project’s design, including providing expert advisory services, particularly on the use of traditional architecture and to enhance sustainability.

The proposal also includes our response to the community and stakeholder feedback we received following consultation regarding the preliminary proposal in November-December 2019.

We thank all community members and stakeholders who have provided us with feedback to date.

If the planning controls are supported, a development application will need to be lodged and approved before the project begins construction.

General enquiries

Please contact our project team on telephone 9354 1869 or email communityengagement@facs.nsw.gov.au with any enquiries.