15 February 2017
The Premier, Gladys Berejiklian’s reason for continuing with Sydney council mergers is to increase housing supply but approvals are dropping partly due to the confusion of the merger process, says the Urban Taskforce.
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.
02 February 2017
The NSW Government should consider a shared service model as an alternative to amalgamations of councils in the Sydney Metropolitan Area if there is to be a rethink of the mergers, says the Urban Taskforce.
30 March 2016
The Draft Strata Schemes Development Regulation 2015 and the Draft Strata Schemes Management Regulation 2015 are part of a range of reforms aimed at overhauling the NSW strata system. The Urban Taskforce submission raises concerns addressing the defect identification process, selection and qualifications of building inspectors and building inspection reports.
23 March 2016
The Department of Planning & Environment exhibited the Draft Hunter Regional Plan and the Draft Hunter City Plan which outlined directions and objectives for these areas till 2036. The Urban Taskforce submission raised concerns regarding the lack of clear timeframes and deliverables, possible changes to infrastructure funding and the need to consult with industry when making changes to planning policy and strategy.
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.