07 February 2017
The data analysis on Sydney council housing targets produced by the Greens spokesperson for Urban Growth and Renewal, Jamie Parker, confuses locations where people want to live with ‘overdevelopment’, says the Urban Taskforce.
02 February 2017
The latest ABS housing approval data for NSW indicates a big drop over 5 months giving the new Housing Minister a big challenge, says the Urban Taskforce.
24 January 2017
It is good news that the NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, has nominated housing affordability as one of her top priorities, 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.