The city of Canterbury is a high density, low-income suburb in which 70% of households have children. My proposed site, the Canterbury racecourse, lies within this suburb. The racecourse is an inappropriate, anti-social development. It is intended for a specific demographic and it doesn't benefit the direct neighbourhood. After locating research indicating that the Canterbury racecourse is surplus in Sydney racing, my scheme aims to reclaim this privatised land for public and community use. By developing on the site, I intend to bridge the barrier like perimeter created by the racecourse. The site will no longer be one of isolation, but one that facilitates social integration and interaction. I intend to maintain similar densities as the existing neighbourhood in order to better integrate the new development into the community. I intend to develop with a housing typology that not only respects the existing urban grain but which makes good use of constrained land supply through densities. In that way, it is possible to establish a sense of community, which the site currently lacks, whilst recognising the need to develop for urban growth.