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82 Wentworth Prk Road Media Release

Controversial Building Report

It argues the case for an alternative approach to increasing the supply of good public housing by renovating the existing building and adding additional housing on the site.

82 Wentworth Park Rd Glebe

8/12/2023
media release

Sydney community group Hands off Glebe, with the support of the Glebe Society, is launching its latest booklet, The Wentworth Report, at Sydney Town Hall on Tuesday 12 December at 6.30pm.

The booklet is part of the campaign to save the public housing complex at 82 Wentworth Park Road in Glebe from demolition. It argues the case for an alternative approach to increasing the supply of good public housing by renovating the existing building and adding additional housing on the site.

“Its advantages include retaining communities, reducing environmental impacts, and providing more housing at less cost. It also aims to prevent the transfer of highly valuable public land to private ownership.” co-author Dr Hannah Middleton from Hands off Glebe said.

“There is a wind of change blowing through architecture and planning but unfortunately it does not seem to have reached New South Wales yet,” she said.

Hector Abrahams, who designed the alternative plan for the disputed site, will speak at the launch of The Wentworth Report.

A widely respected architect, Mr Abrahams says “my interest is in understanding how old buildings work, the best ways to conserve and repair them, and how to adapt them to new uses.”

For more information, please contact Dr Middleton 0418 668 098 or Ian Stephenson (Glebe Society) on 0415 919 874.

Cover of the Wentworth Report