The old Housing Commission days of drab, look-alike homes are well and truly gone judging by new developments in St George and Sutherland.
Although built to a more economical budget, the new social housing projects could be indistinguishable from nearby privately owned properties to passers-by.
The developments have been funded by the state government’s controversial sale of properties at Millers Point, Dawes Point and The Rocks, on the edge of Sydney Harbour, which required the relocation of hundreds of tenants.
Under the reinvestment program, more than 700 homes had been built by the end of 2017, with a further 372 properties under construction.
Most involve the demolition of old single dwelling houses built by the Housing Commission and their replacement with multi-dwelling homes in a wide variety of designs.