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Urban Taskforce | Media Releases

Urban Taskforce | Media Releases

Sydney reaches 5 million people- on its way to 8 million

Written by Administrator on Thursday, 30 March 2017 05:08.

30 March 2017

Sydney having reached a population of 5 million can learn from cities of a similar size says, the Urban Taskforce.

Sydney’s housing crisis needs strong actions to maximise supply

Written by Administrator on Tuesday, 28 March 2017 03:50.

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

Written by Administrator on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 04:57.

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.

Sydney City Council affordable housing tax will threaten housing supply

Written by Administrator on Tuesday, 21 March 2017 00:29.

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.

Private sector innovation provides quality public outcomes for Martin Place Metro

Written by Administrator on Friday, 17 March 2017 03:40.

17 March 2017

The unsolicited proposal for the development of the Martin Place metro station demonstrates the innovation that can come from the private sector, says the Urban Taskforce.

NSW Labor Housing Proposals will slow supply

Written by Administrator on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 02:37.

14 March 2017

The announcement by NSW Labor that in government they would lift surcharges for foreign investors on residential homes will slow down the supply of new homes, says the Urban Taskforce.

Affordable housing bond aggregator should be accessible to private sector housing providers

Written by Administrator on Friday, 10 March 2017 02:29.

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.

Record housing completions is good news but the trend is downwards

Written by Administrator on Wednesday, 08 March 2017 04:14.

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.

NSW housing approval trend is bad for housing supply and affordability

Written by Administrator on Friday, 03 March 2017 03:34.

03 March 2017

The January 2017 NSW housing approval numbers from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) indicate a downward trend with a drop of 26.5% between July 2016 and January 2017, says the Urban Taskforce.



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