Wesley Mission to refurbish Glebe property for affordable housing

Sydney’s Wesley Mission is lodging a development application (DA) to completely refurbish the RJ Williams property in Glebe Point Road 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 private units will also have shared spaces, including a rooftop garden, to suit tenants looking for quality and convenience.

Formerly the mission’s RJ Williams aged care facility, the building began life as a motel in the 1960s before Wesley Mission bought it in 1975.

Lisa Ellis, operations manager for Wesley Community Housing, says the plans for the refurbished building have been drawn after extensive community consultation.

Ms Ellis – who is also a director of Churches Housing – says the units will “meet the growing demand for affordable living in a vibrant Sydney neighbourhood”.