The Camperdown Project was officially opened on 15 November 2011 and will provide housing for long term homeless people and people on low incomes in the inner-city of Sydney. It is based on the successful Common Ground model from New York, providing permanent homes and on-site support services to help people achieve health and stability.
The Project has been initiated as part of a coordinated government response to homelessness and a commitment to reduce the number of rough sleepers by 25% by the year 2013. Mission Australia Housing is the appointed asset and tenancy manager for the project, which has been jointly funded by the Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, and Housing NSW.
Built by Grocon, this innovative six-storey development has been designed and constructed to a 5-star green rating. The 104 unit
property consists of a range of accommodation options including 88 self-contained studios, with the remainder consisting of one and two bedroom apartments. Space for on-site support and tenancy services and a social enterprise is located on the ground floor. The project will have a 24-hour, 7 days a week concierge service in the secure access lobby.
The Camperdown Project – Common Ground Sydney - is located at 31 Pyrmont Bridge Road,
Camperdown, NSW 2050.
The project is in close proximity to a range of support services, including the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and education facilities.
It is well serviced by bus routes including 470, M10, 412, 436, 461, 483 and 440.