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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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Photo: Botany Road is expected to provide homes for approximately 65 homes

City West Housing recently acquired a site on Botany Road in Alexandria. Botany Road is expected to provide homes for approximately 65 households with a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments as well as parking for cars and bicycles.

The site is located at the northern end of Alexandria and is bound to the east by Botany Road. It is in excellent proximity to a range of amenities and services available in the area including parks, educational establishments and community facilities. Green Square and Redfern Stations along with bus services are located within metres along Botany Road and surrounding major…

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