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10 Feb 2021

Franklyn Street Estate Rally

There is a desperate shortage of social housing in Sydney with over 50,000 people on the waiting list.

The NSW government is planning to demolish the homes of hundreds of people in Glebe and displace the residents, hand the land over to developers to build 425 apartments, with only 22 extra social housing apartments and a loss of open space.

What's more, in order to accommodate all the extra people, current height limits will be increased from 15 to 42 metres and the existing gardens will be removed and replaced with new roads. The area will be hugely dense -- the built area is 4.3 times the site area.

This will destroy lives and alter the character of Glebe.

Today I joined the people of Glebe to object to this proposal.