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City of Sydney Council reveals plans for 450 new affordable homes Published by: 27 August 2016

Key Sydney workers battling to find housing on low incomes such as nurses, cleaners, security people, teachers and police are to be offered 450 affordable new homes.

The City of Sydney Council has announced plans to build 300 units at Green Square on vacant land, and 150 at the soon-to-close Marian Street council cleaning depot at Redfern.

City of Sydney chief executive Monica Barone said: “If people on low to moderate incomes can’t find reasonable affordable housing…

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Basis for an estimated need of 100,000 social housing dwellings in NSW over the next two decades.

Household and dwelling projections

The NSW State government, Department of Planning & Environment (DP&E) projects the number of households in NSW to be 3.815m by 2036, up from an estimated 2.751m in 2011.

These projections are marginally higher than the ABS projections of 3.721m. 

The data in this article is based on DP&E estimates which suggest a projected average increase of around 43,000 households per year over the next 25 years.

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Photo: CWH is proud to have won the Affordable and Not-for-Profit Housing Award
City West Housing recognised for latest affordable housing development by Urban Development Institute of Australia NSW (UDIA NSW)

City West Housing is proud to have won the Affordable and Not-for-Profit Housing Award in the 2016 UDIA NSW Awards for Excellence for its latest development, The Exordium Apartments in Zetland, Sydney. 

The Exordium Apartments provides contemporary, high quality accommodation and comprise 104 apartments, in a mix of one, two and three bedroom units, which cater for the primary needs of key workers in Sydney, including nurses, police and teachers. There are also…

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Photo: The Exordium apartments at Zetland
Affordable housing shortage in inner Sydney leaves workers sleeping rough Published by: 9 August 2016. 

Lower-income earners in Sydney who can’t afford to rent are resorting to sleeping in their vehicles because of a shortage of affordable housing, according to a non-for-profit leader.

With affordable housing accommodation being filled up quicker than it can be built, low- to medium-income earners are struggling to keep up withincreasing rents in Sydney.

City West Housing CEO Janelle Goulding said people who faced very long commutes into the…

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