Skip to Content

The NSW Government has announced a proposal to renew the Franklyn Street social housing estate in Glebe.

Franklyn Street Glebe artist impression

The proposed redevelopment area includes social housing dwellings in the area bounded by Franklyn Street, Glebe Street, Bay Street and Greek Street, as shown on the map below.

The renewal would mean:

  • New and better social housing, mixed with private housing in new apartment buildings
  • New pedestrian-friendly streets
  • New public art and open spaces
  • Retail shops on Bay Street
  • A community space for residents.

Franklyn Street redevelopment boundary

Aerial map showing Franklyn Street Glebe redevelopment boundary

Planning process

Planning will take up to two years, so, if approved, there will be no relocation of residents before mid to late 2022 at the earliest and residents will receive at least six months’ notice before moving.

If the proposal is approved, residents will be supported through the relocation process and have the right to return. More information about the social housing relocations process is provided by the Department of Communities and Justice.

Over the next two years, we will work with the City of Sydney to seek feedback from residents and the local community at key stages throughout the planning process.

The first step is community engagement before we submit our planning proposal request with the City of Sydney in the coming months.


Franklyn Street Glebe planning process timeline

Community engagement

All local residents of the Franklyn Street social housing estate have been directly contacted and offered an opportunity to discuss the project with the project team.

The local community, local stakeholders, and local service providers have been directly invited to an online information session (webinar) or an online briefing so we can share our preliminary plans, gather feedback, and answer questions. The webinars are available to all people who register to participate.


Please select your preferred webinar and register via this link. The same information will be provided at each webinar, so you will only need to register to attend one webinar.

Webinar 1Webinar 2Webinar 3Webinar 4Webinar 5
Thursday 19 November
Tuesday 24 November
Tuesday 24 November
Thursday 26 November
Thursday 26 November

It is important to register. Only people who have registered and received confirmation of their attendance will be admitted into the webinar.

Attendance will be confirmed by email with details of how to join and participate in the webinar. If you can’t make it, you can find out more about the proposal, ask questions and provide your feedback by contacting us.

Social impact assessment interviews

A social impact assessment is being prepared for this proposal. Please follow this link or call 1800 738 718 to register for your preferred session. Only Franklyn Street social housing residents who have registered via the link or telephone will be admitted. Online bookings will be confirmed by email.

More information

Franklyn Street Glebe infographic

A community information pack has been prepared for local residents, businesses, community groups and interested community members to provide more information about the proposal.

Read the community information pack.


You can provide your feedback to the project team. Your feedback will be used to prepare a community engagement summary report to lodge with the Request to prepare a planning proposal with the City of Sydney.

For this stage of the process, all feedback must be received by 5:00pm on Friday 11 December 2020. There will be further opportunities to have your say in coming months.



Call: 1800 738 718, between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday