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Recently purchased from Sydney photographer Geoff Ambler are 107 digital images of public housing projects in Sydney. Taken in 2011, the photographer recorded new public housing developments mostly in Western Sydney. Construction of pubic housing increased during this period as a result of both State and Federal Government policies.
The images here show a redevelopment project on Balmain Road and Edward Street in Lilyfield. The 88 dwelling complex was the first multi-unit residential project in Australia to be awarded a 5 star Green Star rating and the first social housing scheme in Australia to attain a Green Star rating. The development features a solar photovoltaic (PV) system for lighting common areas and design features to maximise natural ventilation and light.
The collection is titled Photographs of public housing mostly in Western Sydney, 2011 / photographed by Geoff Ambler, call number a5707 Online.
Photographs courtesy of Geoff Ambler.
Megan Atkins, Pictures Section