Action for Public Housing (NSW)

Action for Public Housing

Cowper Street

The Cowper Street estate redevelopment was the first project targeting Glebe’s 1980s infill apartment complexes, built following Tom Uren’s post-Green Ban vision for the area.  It first involved demolition of 134 public homes along the east side of Cowper St — replaced by 153 community, 250 private and 90 affordable homes in their place. This was followed by demolition of the complexes on the opposite side of Cowper St (17-31 Cowper St and 2A-2D Wentworth Park Road) – their 19 public homes to be replaced by 75 community housing homes in 2025. This second development only became 100% social housing after a campaign led by Hands Off Glebe.

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