The latest proposal came before the City Planning Committee on 18 February. There have been many iterations over the years, none of them satisfactory. This one was assessed independently, and the number of dwellings reduced from 64 to 54, with a number of other changes that reduced the impact on neighbours. Councillors voted for a site inspection. There will probably be further improvements as a result.

However, the developer is still claiming it is affordable housing, which attracts a considerable density bonus. I pointed out to the Councillors at the meeting that all of the out-of-character, bulky buildings approved in the sixties for Glebe Point Rd had been supposed to be affordable, but all of them ended up commercial. There is still a question mark about affordable housing proposals for Glebe, and it is essential the City ensures they are indeed affordable.