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Franklyn St, Glebe

The NSW Government has announced a proposal to renew the Franklyn Street social housing estate in Glebe.


Preliminary planning


Franklyn Street, Glebe Street, Bay Street and Greek Street Glebe

Indicative land area:

1.3 Ha

The proposed redevelopment area includes social housing dwellings in the area bounded by Franklyn Street, Glebe Street, Bay Street and Greek Street, as shown on the map below.

The renewal would mean:

  • New and better social housing, mixed with private housing in new apartment buildings
  • New pedestrian-friendly streets
  • New public art and open spaces
  • Retail shops on Bay Street
  • A community space for residents.
Franklyn Street

If the planning proposal is approved, residents will receive at least six months’ notice before any relocations and will be supported through the relocation process by the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) relocation team. More information about the social housing relocations process will be provided by the Department of Communities and Justice.

Community engagement

Community consultation for this stage of the process started on 11 November 2020 and ended on 23 December 2020.

The local community,stakeholders, and service providers were invited to attend online sessions where we shared preliminary plans, gathered feedback, and answered questions.

Read the community information pack which was prepared for local residents, businesses, community groups and interested community members, to provide more information about the proposal.

LAHC is considering the stakeholder and community feedback and will provide more information on next steps in the process in the coming months.


Email: FranklynSt@facs.nsw.gov.au

Call: 1800 738 718, between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday


Community information pack November 2020

Media releases:

Social housing renewal in central Sydney 11 November 2020