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The winning design by Wilkinson Eyre for the Crown Resort Hotel at Barangaroo captures the special character of Sydney as a harbour city, says the Urban Taskforce.
New research has listed the suburbs of Sydney with the highest percentage of older people who are likely to downsize to an apartment, says the Urban Taskforce.
The Victorian Government’s sweeping reforms to zoning understands the flexibility required to generate new jobs, says the Urban Taskforce.
Donations to political parties by developers has not been supported by the Urban Taskforce for many years.
The three short listed designs for an iconic tower for Crown Resorts demonstrate a new approach to the design of tall towers, says the Urban Taskforce.
The Urban Taskforce organised a presentation of the winning design for the Crown Sydney design completion to our members and to the Sydney media on 16 May 2013. The event attracted considerable media interest with half a dozen TV cameras and a large number of journalists. Urban Taskforce CEO Chris Johnson was the MC for the event which included presentations from Todd Nisbet, Executive Vice President Strategy & Development of Crown Resorts and Paul Baker, Design Architect from Wilkinson Eyre Architects. Chris Johnson organised a Q and A session with the speakers.
This submission summarises the position of Urban Taskforce Australia on the proposal by the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure and Transport to review AS2021.
The Urban Taskforce is supportive of planning policy that is evidence based and drafted to encourage the growth of urban environments. We are of of the view that the Lower Hunter Strategy Discussion Paper ("the discussion paper") is a good start to the preparation of a robust strategy for the Lower Hunter.
The Urban Taskforce has grave concerns with government processes that duplicate and overly complicate an already complex environmental assessment and approval process. We strongly advocate for reforms to the assessment and approval process that will deliver an improved, more efficient and transparent environmental assessment and approval system. We argue that the Commonwealth should implement improvements to the administrative processes associated with approvals pursuant to the EPBC Act particularly the development and implementation of a generic approval bilateral agreement relating to national and world heritage listed sites.