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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: Planning Proposal approved. Development Application lodged in May 2021

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

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

The $34 million project, which initially expected to increase the number of social housing dwellings from 19 to 35, will now deliver 75 new social homes, including five three-bedroom terraces for larger families.

The project's use has changed from mixed-tenure to 100 per cent social homes, which will provide additional social homes in this 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.

The planning proposal incorporates feedback received from consultation with the community and other stakeholders in November-December 2019, regarding the preliminary proposal.

LAHC also collaborated with The Prince’s Trust Australia, a leading advocate for quality, sustainable urban design, has worked with LAHC on the project’s design, including providing expert advisory services, particularly on the use of regarding traditional architecture design and to enhanced sustainability.

The 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 the subsequent 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 housing units in a new eight-storey building on Cowper Street, and
  • 5 new social housing terraced homes on Mitchell Lane.

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

General enquiries

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