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CWH CEO Leonie King (left) and Lord Mayor Clover Moore at the sod-turning ceremony.


Published by:  |  December 7, 2017

Work is finally set to begin on a $35 million apartment development that will help address the “serious shortage” of affordable housing in inner Sydney. 

Construction for the project that will provide 99 homes for low to middle-income earners was launched at the Cowper Street Glebe redevelopment precinct on Thursday. 

“We do have a serious shortage of affordable rental housing [in Sydney], the figures are really quite shocking,” Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore…

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Ms Leonie King appointed new CWH CEO

City West Housing has today (20 September 2017) announced the appointment of Ms Leonie King as its new CEO, effective 13 November 2017. 

City West Housing, a not-for-profit organisation, is one of Australia’s leading affordable rental housing providers and currently celebrating its 22nd year of offering high-quality and affordable rental properties to key city infrastructure workers in the Ultimo, Pyrmont, Green Square, Eveleigh and Harold Park areas of Sydney.

Ms King’s executive career, in both government and…

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Release on actions and solutions from July 2017 Affordable Housing Forum

Affordable Housing Forum releases Communique on actions and solutions 

Sydney is the second-most unaffordable city in the world was not lost on close to 200 people who came together to discuss practical solutions to the chronic underinvestment in social and affordable Housing crisis in Sydney.  Diverse participants from all levels of government, development industry, community housing sector, NGOs, private sector, urban development and planning professionals, and housing researchers were in attendance and worked collaboratively to develop a Communique on Affordable Housing. The Hon Anthony…

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Save the date - October 28th 2017!  @uptownfestival returns this spring

UPtown Festival: Our Stories is a celebration of the Ultimo and Pyrmont community and their stories, music, dance, food, art and culture. The festival ran for 31 years until 2012, and this year the Pyrmont Ultimo Network of Services (PUNS) is excited to be bringing it back. It will be held on Saturday, October 28th, 2017 from 11am-5pm.

The festival will have two stages for performances from a variety of talented artists. This includes local choirs and bands, Aboriginal performances, a Flamenco performance, a DJ, and bands on the main stage, as well as performances for children on the kid’s…

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Affordable housing: City of Sydney sells Alexandria land to community providers Published by: - 19 June 2017. Story by Michael Bleby

The City of Sydney is selling more than 8900 square metres of surplus land to community housing providers to boost the stock of affordable housing in the southern suburbs.

Under terms of the discounted sale, provider City West Housing will purchase the larger part of the site on Botany Road in Alexandria, earmarked for 200 apartments, for $18 million. It will create ground-floor commercial space below the apartments. 

A number of…

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