11 January 2017
Planning approval of the Sydney Metro from Chatswood to Sydenham is great news, however there is a lack of certainty for development around the stations and areas around the rail corridor, says the Urban Taskforce.
21 November 2016
The revised Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney along with the six District Plans contains a 10% levy proposal on new housing to fund affordable housing and this could increase the cost of all new housing, says the Urban Taskforce.
20 October 2016
The new vision for Sydney as being three city centres at the Sydney CBD, Parramatta and the Western Sydney airport is a good response to the Sydney’s growing population, but infrastructure must support the three city centres, says the Urban Taskforce.
14 October 2016
The proposals to rejuvenate Macquarie Street will need come private commerce to generate activity to balance the formal public buildings, says the Urban Taskforce.
29 February 2016
The Urban Taskforce submission highlights the need for an equitable and transparent approach to value capture associated with the provision of new transport infrastructure and outlines a range of options to fund transport infrastructure.
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.
11 March 2016
The City of Sydney Council exhibited the draft City of Sydney Developer Contributions Plan 2015, which included increasing contributions for certain areas, changing precinct boundaries and make minor changes to definitions. The Urban Taskforce submission raised concerns regarding the contribution requirements for open space, which could not be justified as councils open space plan is not complete or publicly available.