Urban Taskforce | State
30 March 2017
Sydney having reached a population of 5 million can learn from cities of a similar size says, the Urban Taskforce.
28 March 2017
With indicators showing a slow-down in housing approvals in Sydney some strong actions are needed to boost supply and help with affordability, says the Urban Taskforce.
Faster Planning Approval Guide for NSW councils is positive but government agencies should be included
22 March 2017
The Development Assessment Best Practice Guide issued by NSW Planning Minister, Anthony Roberts, is a positive move to speed up housing approvals but it should also apply to government agencies, says the Urban Taskforce.
17 March 2017
The proposals by the City of Sydney Council to tax new housing up to 24% for affordable housing will have a negative impact on housing supply, says the Urban Taskforce.
17 March 2017
The unsolicited proposal for the development of the Martin Place metro station demonstrates the innovation that can come from the private sector, says the Urban Taskforce.
30 March 2016
The Draft Strata Schemes Development Regulation 2015 and the Draft Strata Schemes Management Regulation 2015 are part of a range of reforms aimed at overhauling the NSW strata system. The Urban Taskforce submission raises concerns addressing the defect identification process, selection and qualifications of building inspectors and building inspection reports.
23 March 2016
The Department of Planning & Environment exhibited the Draft Hunter Regional Plan and the Draft Hunter City Plan which outlined directions and objectives for these areas till 2036. The Urban Taskforce submission raised concerns regarding the lack of clear timeframes and deliverables, possible changes to infrastructure funding and the need to consult with industry when making changes to planning policy and strategy.
24 March 2016
The Department of Planning & Environment exhibited the Draft Central Coast Regional Plan, which set out a vision for the region and a series of actions and directions addressing housing, employment, environment and governance. The Urban Taskforce submission raised concerns regarding proposed changes to infrastructure contributions and governance and reporting arrangements to ensure the Plan is delivered in a reasonable timeframe.