Sharing ideas for more affordable housing

City West Housing welcomed the team responsible for planning at the City of Canterbury-Bankstown to learn more about affordable housing this week.

The group, comprising strategic planners, urban designers and urban renewal specialists, toured Platform Apartments, our 88-unit affordable housing development in Eveleigh. This was an opportunity to highlight City West Housing’s development capabilities, which was part of the first stage of the urban renewal of a government-owned site in the North Eveleigh precinct.

City of Canterbury Bankstown and CWH staff outside Platform Apartments

Completed in 2015, Platform Apartments was an award-winning example of a development created specifically for long-term affordable rental housing with a focus on the residents’ cost of living and amenity. We have also purchased 42 units in Bankstown for future redevelopment as affordable housing.

The information session, run by CEO Leonie King, gave City West Housing the chance to share insights on how local government and the community housing sector can work collaboratively to ensure people on lower incomes can live and work locally.

City West Housing hopes the afternoon provided food for thought for Council’s planners as Canterbury-Bankstown develops an affordable housing policy for this vibrant, growth area of Sydney.

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