City West Housing was established in 1994 with a charter to provide Affordable Housing for rent in Ultimo/Pyrmont to people on very low to moderate incomes.

As a result of its initial success City West Housing was invited to expand its operations to the Green Square area of South Sydney and then in 2009 through changes to the local planning instruments undertook a further expansion of its boundaries to encompass the whole of the City of Sydney Local Government Area.

CWH is a not for profit, registered Tier 1 community housing provider under the National Regulatory System for Community Housing. 



City West Housing's vision is the continuous development, building and management of affordable housing. The provision of affordable housing requires dedication to purpose, understanding of community needs and a vision of how such dwellings integrate with the surrounding neighbourhood.

As we look to the future, we recognise that as an organisation we need to continue creating innovative developments that will meet the changing needs of our communities and reflect Sydney’s changing population.

Today, we provide over 725 affordable rental properties for people and families on very low to moderate household incomes.  Our current development projects will deliver another 511 affordable rental housing properties by the end of 2023.



City West Housing was established in 1994 with a portfolio of 20 units at Maryann Street / Bulwara Road. Our Objective was to deliver up to 600 units of affordable housing over a 30 year period.


Company expanded area of operation to City of Sydney LGA including Green Square


With 25 homes in 14a Quarry Master Drive the portfolio now totals 340 homes and accommodates over 700 people


Negotiated preferred developer status with City of Sydney for the South Sydney Hospital site affordable housing component. O’Dea Avenue development awarded the Urban Taskforce Australia Development Excellence Award for Affordable Housing


Portfolio now totals 547 properties. Awarded the tender for the North Eveleigh site for 88 units. Completed DA documentation for 104 units at Portman Avenue due for completion in 2014


Development is nearing completion on The Platform Apartments, Eveleigh. 88 homes will be available once it is finished


The Platform Apartments at Eveleigh, a $28 million development completed in a record timeframe (under 12.5months) and well under budget awarded Excellence in Affordable Development awards - 2015 UDIA NSW Awards for Excellence. It has also received a nomination for the UDIA National Awards. City West Housing acquired a property at Harold Park adjacent to the Mirvac development from the City of Sydney council. Early concept designs indicate a potential yield of 76 units on the site. 


The Exordium Apartments at Zetland is a $41m development opened in March 2016 comprising of 104 contemporary apartments specially designed to provide significantly needed affordable, high quality housing solutions to key workers within the City of Sydney. 

It will offer a mix of one, two and three bedroom units, catering for all the primary needs of key workers in Sydney, with approximately 15% of the accommodation being adaptable for elderly or disabled tenants.


Council approval was received for 99 homes at Wentworth St, Glebe and another 75 homes at Ross St, Forest Lodge (Harold Park). Tenders for a Head Contractor were issued with construction commencement due in 2018.