26 April 2017
The Labor Party proposal for new rail links in Western Sydney highlights the need for a long term rail structure says the Urban Taskforce.
21 April 2017
The latest proposals by the Labor Party on housing affordability are likely to create problems for recent home owners and for renters, says the Urban Taskforce.
03 April 2017
The six district plans for Metropolitan Sydney must be amended to drive housing supply, says the Urban Taskforce.
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.
The Urban Taskforce submission raises concern regarding the length of time and delays in obtaining approvals from City of Sydney Council for hoardings around construction sites.
The Urban Taskforce submission on the draft Biodiversity Conservation Bill 2016 raised a number of issues including the introduction of a compulsory proposed new biodiversity offsets scheme, the definition of 'threshold', additional discretion for consent authorities and industry consultation.
The Urban Taskforce submissions acknowledges the work undertaken by the Greater Sydney Commission in development the draft Plans. The submission raises concerns regarding affordable housing targets, removal of housing and mixed uses from strategic centres, infrastructure funding and a move towards prioritising employment lands over housing provision.