Urban Taskforce | Housing
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.
10 March 2017
The Federal Government’s proposed affordable housing bond aggregator should be accessible to private sector housing providers as well as not for profit community housing providers, says the Urban Taskforce.
18 March 2016
The Council on Federal Financial Relations has formed an Affordable Housing Working Group to examine innovative ways to fund affordable housing. The Urban Taskforce submission suggested that a model similar to the National Rental Affordability Scheme could be developed that would attract institutional investment.
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.
19 February 2016
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal produced a draft report of a review of the reporting and compliance burdens on local government. The Urban Taskforce submission addressed fees, data sharing, e-planning and suggested a one stop shop be adopted to streamline development processes.