Boronia Apartments

Boronia Apartments

The Boronia Apartments project is located in Waterloo and will provide much-needed housing, prioritising women and their children escaping domestic and family violence, as well as residents on very low to moderate incomes, in inner Sydney.

The affordable rental apartments are being developed under an innovative $55m funding partnership between City West Housing, the City of Sydney, NSW Government and the Australian Government’s Housing Australia (formerly the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation).

Once completed, the development will provide safe, secure, quality homes for 74 households. If you have additional questions regarding the development of Boronia Apartments, you can contact the development team.

Last updated: March 2024

Located in the Dank Street Precinct, the Boronia Apartments is a 5-storey development consisting of 74 residential apartments, one ground floor retail tenancy and car parking for 12 vehicles.

Construction is well underway with Growthbuilt appointed as the builder in 2023.

  • The Growthbuilt team commenced construction works in 2023.
  • The Bourke Street construction hoarding artwork is Colouring Memory by First Nations artist Dennis Golding and was selected from the City of Sydney’s creative hoardings program, as part of our focus on reconciliation, and to acknowledge and respect the rich cultural heritage of Australia’s First Nations people.
  • The ground floor slabs are nearing completion and works are progressing on level 1 concrete slabs. 

Boronia Apartments are located at 895-901 Bourke Street, Waterloo within the City of Sydney Local Government Area. The development is close to local amenities and public transport. The site’s traditional custodians are the Gadigal people of the Eora nation.


Using City West Housing’s Approach to Design, the project has been created specifically for long-term affordable rental housing with strong focus on creating great amenity for residents. The Boronia Apartments provides:

  • 100% affordable rental apartments
  • Apartment mix representative of local demand
  • Adaptable apartments
  • Use of passive design principles to improve resident comfort and reduce energy costs
  • Long-term sustainability initiatives including solar PV panels and all-electric homes, removing reliance on gas.
  • Close proximity to buses, trains and local amenities.

Developer, Owner and Manager: City West Housing

Architect: Turner Architects 

Builder: Growthbuilt

Planner: Sutherland & Associates Planning 

Landscape Architect: RPS Group 

Quantity Surveyor: Altus Group

Environmental Consultant: JBS&G 

Structural and Civil Engineer: Northrop

Building Services Engineer: JHA Consulting Engineers

As an organisation, City West Housing strives to minimise our environmental impact and reduce operating costs for our residents. Boronia Apartments is one of City West Housing’s first developments to be all-electric, including the retail,thus reducing our reliance on fossil fuels like natural gas. The roof top solar system helps reduce tenants electricity costs by providing power to some apartments during the daylight hours.

Other sustainability initiatives at Boronia Apartments include:


  • Ceiling fans, fly screens and blinds to reduce reliance on air-conditioning
  • High-efficiency water fixtures
  • Usable common spaces with natural shading
  • Native and drought-resistant landscaping.


  • Use of passive design principles to improve resident comfort by reducing demand on heating and cooling sources thus lowering energy costs
  • NatHERS ratings of 4.8-7.2, with a project average of 5.75
  • A sector-leading strategy to “de-gasify” apartments to lower carbon emissions through the use of:

    – electric heat pumps to replace gas for heating water
    – induction cooktops to replace gas cooktops.


  • Green Travel Plan, encouraging reduced reliance on car usage
  • 5 metres to a main bus stop and a 15 minute walk to Green Square Station
  • Modest parking allowance
  • Resident and visitor bicycle parking


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Please make an appointment if you wish to meet with your Housing Manager.