Glebe Community Development Project



The Glebe Community Development Project was established in 2004 as a partnership between the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney and Housing NSW.

The Glebe Community Development Project aims to:

  • work in partnership with local residents and organisations to build community capacity and increase social cohesion in the Glebe and Camperdown communities.
  • identify, develop and evaluate strategies to enhance community development initiatives within the public housing communities of Glebe and Camperdown; and
  • generate knowledge about the opportunities, constraints and effective strategies to build strong communities in rapidly changing urban contexts including the roles of government, business, non-government sector organisations and the University of Sydney.

In achieving the above aim, the role of Glebe Community Development Project is to:

  • Facilitate mechanisms for more effective communication across stakeholders.
  • Support community groups to develop relationships and partnerships that can add value to the community.
  • Work with, and through existing groups to achieve change. Develop new initiatives based on community need.
  • Support residents to participate in decisions that affect their lives and their community.
  • Increase resident's participation in a range of community activities and decrease social isolation.
  • Provide a range of information to residents and services.
  • Conduct mutually beneficial research.