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Minister for Planning stops plans for more red tape

Urban Taskforce CEO Tom Forrest welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Planning and Homes,…

Research Paper finds high rise is the most sustainable housing solution

The Urban Taskforce today released its latest Urban Ideas research paper entitled: “Standing Tall”. The…

NSW planning ground to a halt – time for a new broom – ABS data

Urban Taskforce CEO, Tom Forrest, today said that new ABS data shows that planning approvals…

Submissions

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Submission – Western Parkland City Blueprint and Economic Development Roadmap

Read the Urban Taskforce submission to Draft Western Parkland City Blueprint and Draft Economic Development…

Submission – Draft Design and Place SEPP

Read the Urban Taskforce submission to Draft Design and Place SEPP. Click here to read…

Submission – BASIX Higher Standards

Read the Urban Taskforce submission to BASIX Higher Standards. Click here to read the submission.

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Why Are Both Major Parties Ignoring Housing Supply? – Sourecable, 17 May 2022

The focus on housing affordability as the policy centerpiece of both Opposition and the Government is…

Morrison unveils major super reform to get into property market – Australian Property Journal, 16 May 2022

Forrest said the Coalition and Labor’s policies ignored the housing supply crisis and instead went…

Woollahra’s newest NIMBY idea: Don’t count parks or schools as land – Brisbane Times, 11 April 2022

Two Woollahra councillors have proposed a novel way to reduce the number of new homes…

Research Publications

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Urban Ideas – Standing Tall

Urban Ideas – January 2022 The latest Urban Ideas editions talks about Standing Tall High Rise…

Urban Ideas – Migration Matters

Urban Ideas – April 2021 The latest Urban Ideas editions talks about Immigration and the…

Mid-Rise Urban Living by Chris Johnson

See the webinar book launch of Mid-Rise Urban Living by Chris Johnson. Chris and guest…

Urban Ideas – Tax and Development

Urban Ideas – July 2020 The latest Urban Ideas editions talks about tax reform and…