Ironbark Apartments

Ironbark Apartments

Completed in 2020, Ironbark Apartments, Forest Lodge is our most recent development, providing 75 high-quality affordable rental apartments for approximately 100 residents. 

This award-winning project is the final stage of the Harold Park urban renewal precinct redevelopment. Ironbark provides a high-quality architectural design fit-for-purpose for affordable housing that complements Harold Park and the broader neighbourhood, ensuring that the building is indistinguishable from market housing.

If you have additional questions regarding Ironbark Apartments, you can contact the development team.

Last updated: August 2022

The Harold Park precinct was home to the Harold Park Paceway (1911-2010) and the Rozelle Tram Depot (1904-1960s). The developer of the urban renewal master plan, Mirvac, entered into a voluntary planning agreement with the City of Sydney which required dedication of a parcel of land to the City of Sydney for affordable housing to enable greater diversity of residents and housing. City West Housing won the tender to purchase this land from the City of Sydney.

The award-winning development exhibits design excellence in response to its context through scale, built form and materiality, while also providing a high quality, robust architectural design fit-for-purpose for affordable housing that complements Harold Park and the broader neighbourhood.

Ironbark Apartments has been created specifically for long-term rental housing with a focus on the residents’ cost of living and amenity, providing:

  • 75 purposely designed build-to-rent apartments with 100% dedicated for affordable housing in perpetuity
  • Apartment mix representative of local demand (1 x studio, 39 x 1-bedroom, 31 x 2-bedroom, 4 x 3-bedroom)  
  • Three private accessible external common areas that include a barbecue under a pergola, community garden, outdoor play and gym equipment, and also free Wi-Fi in common areas

Ironbark Apartments are located at 110-112 Ross Street, Forest Lodge within the City of Sydney Local Government Area. 

The site serves as the gateway site for the precinct which includes a 3.8-hectare public park opposite Ironbark Apartments, market residential buildings, and the refurbished Tramsheds which serves as a local convenience and restaurant hub. It is well serviced by public transport with Jubilee Light Rail Station and bus stops nearby, and it is close to Glebe and Annandale strip shop precincts. 

The site’s traditional custodians are the Gadigal people of the Eora nation.

Developer, Owner and Manager: City West Housing

Architect: Scott Carver

Builder: PBS Building NSW

Project Manager: Archile Projects

Certifier: McKenzie Group

Planner: Architectus

Quantity Surveyor: Altus Group

Landscape Architect: Scape Design

Structural Engineer: Waterman

Civil Engineer: Woolacotts

Building Services Engineer: JHA Consulting Engineers

BCA, Access & Fire Consultant: Design Confidence

Façade Engineer: Inhabit

City West Housing strives to minimise our environmental impact and reduce operating costs for our residents.  Sustainability initiatives at Ironbark Apartments include:


  • High-efficiency electrical and water fixtures and fittings
  • Rainwater harvesting reuse for landscape irrigation and hose taps
  • Native and drought-resistant landscaping
  • Exceeds BASIX energy and water efficiency requirements


  • Use of passive design principles to improve resident comfort and reduce energy costs
  • Solar PV panels with SolShare ability
  • Ceiling fans, flyscreens  and blinds throughout to reduce reliance on air-conditioning
  • Average 6.6 NatHERS rating for thermal comfort 


  • GoGet Car share pods in front of the building 
  • 650m to Jubilee Park light rail station and nearby bus stops
  • Bicycle parking for 84 bicycles
  • Residents have access to free GoGet car share membership and low usage rates, with two GoGet car share pods located at the front of the building
  • Competitive rates for internet and free utilities connections to relieve move-in pressures, in partnership with Tangerine Telecom and MyConnect
  • Partnership with Valiant Furniture who furnished an apartment for a resident in need, using rental furniture that was still in good condition but had reached the end of its styling hire life

Ironbark Apartments has been recognised in the property development industry for innovation and design excellence, demonstrating that affordable housing can deliver high quality housing that is indistinguishable from market housing. 

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