Wesley Mission has been part of the fabric of the Glebe community since 1974, when the RJ Williams property at 274 Glebe Point Road was purchased and adapted for use as an aged care facility. The facility operated for 35 years until its closure in 2010.
The Wesley RJ Williams property now presents a fantastic opportunity to provide a new generation of affordable living in the inner west.
There is a clear undersupply of affordable housing within the area and Wesley Mission has undertaken significant research in order to present an option for this property that is viable, of benefit to those in need of housing and a positive addition to the Glebe community.
Wesley Mission has lodged a development application (DA) to completely refurbish the RJ Williams property to provide 74 environmentally sustainable self-contained units of single and double bed studios plus four-bedroom units that can accommodate a group or family.
These proposed well-appointed private units will be complemented by shared spaces, including a rooftop garden, to suit tenants looking for quality and convenience as well as the chance to be part of this vibrant neighbourhood.
As part of the refurbishment works and community engagement program, Wesley Mission wishes to strengthen its position as a good neighbour and is fully committed to an open, respectful relationship based on mutual trust.
Wesley Mission will make it a priority to work with the community to minimise impacts wherever possible.
October: Community engagement and feedback
December 2019: DA lodgement