The NSW Government has announced a proposal to renew the Franklyn Street social housing estate in Glebe.
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 redevelopment boundary
Planning will take up to two years, so, if approved, there will be no relocation of residents before mid to late 2022 at the earliest and residents will receive at least six months’ notice before moving.
If the proposal is approved, residents will be supported through the relocation process and have the right to return. More information about the social housing relocations process is provided by the Department of Communities and Justice.
Over the next two years, we will work with the City of Sydney to seek feedback from residents and the local community at key stages throughout the planning process.
The first step is community engagement before we submit our planning proposal request with the City of Sydney in the coming months.
All local residents of the Franklyn Street social housing estate have been directly contacted and offered an opportunity to discuss the project with the project team.
The local community, local stakeholders, and local service providers have been directly invited to an online information session (webinar) or an online briefing so we can share our preliminary plans, gather feedback, and answer questions. The webinars are available to all people who register to participate.
Webinars were held on 19, 24 and 26 November, 2020. If you were unable to attend, please view the webinar presentation which was created from the more detailed community information pack as below.
During the webinars, the project team committed to providing follow up responses to these questions.
Social impact assessment interviews
A social impact assessment is being prepared for this proposal. Please follow this link or call 1800 738 718 to register for your preferred session. Only Franklyn Street social housing residents who have registered via the link or telephone will be admitted. Online bookings will be confirmed by email.