Urban Taskforce | National
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.
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.
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.
08 March 2017
The announcement by the Minister for Housing and Planning, Anthony Roberts, that housing completions have reached a record high is good news for housing supply but the approvals trend is downwards, says the Urban Taskforce.
24 June 2016
The Smart Cities Plan sets out the Australian Government's vision for Australia's cities, and is focused around three key areas - smart investment, smart policy and smart technology. The Urban Taskforce raised concerns regarding the use of 'value capture' to fund infrastructure and provided information regarding the future urban form of cities.
The Urban Taskforce reviewed the application and supporting documents for the proposed Crown Sydney Hotel Report, Barangaroo. UTF supports the proposal as the design and layout provides an excellent balance between the built form of the hotel and the natural environmental of the Barangaroo Reserve. The iconic location of the proposal requires a ‘landmark’ building and the design of the hotel should not be altered.
17 September 2014
The Urban Taskforce position is simple, and we have had the same position since 2004 – we advocate a complete national blanket ban on political donations from anyone—corporations or individuals. Such a ban would include developers, lawyers, doctors, trade unions, miners, tobacco companies or environmentalists.