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City West Housing recognised for latest affordable housing development in NSW UDIA awards

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 communal gardens, shared BBQ areas, a small café, bicycle storage and a single level basement with parking for 40 cars.

Janelle Goulding, CEO of City West Housing comments: “We’re thrilled to win this award, for the second successive year running. The vision for this development was to create a high quality and sophisticated building which sits comfortably and respectfully in its surroundings. The Exordium Apartments provides a mix of residential dwellings to help support the ever increasing demand for affordable rental accommodation in Sydney, whilst still delivering a top quality housing development.

“By the end of 2017 we plan to have over 1,052 properties in our portfolio. Our next development in Harold Park is already underway and is projected to open in 2017”.

City West Housing, launched in 1994, is one of the leading affordable housing developers in Australia and owns a portfolio of over 730 properties and currently provides homes for over 1,500 people in the Pyrmont, Ultimo, Green Square and North Eveleigh areas of Sydney. 

“With affordable housing, it’s easier to make the rooms small and to have a very plain building, but City West didn’t do either. They had good-sized rooms and the building architecture is good, the amenities are modest but all there”, said UDIA NSW judge Laurie Rose AM.

City West Housing was set up to provide affordable housing for people living in Sydney who are on low to moderate incomes and seeks to maintain social diversity in Inner City communities by a continuous development program and management of sustainable housing. 

Steven De Pasquale, Head of Development, City West Housing and Janelle Goulding, CEO, City West Housing pictured the Minister for Family and Community Services, and Minister for Social Housing, the Hon. Brad Hazzard.


For more information, high res images or interviews with Janelle Goulding, CEO of City West Housing, please contact:
Lillian Morrison
phone: 02 9281 4190 or email

Emma Kirkaldy
phone: 0406 025 771 or email