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Urban Taskforce | Media Releases

Urban Taskforce | Media Releases

Premier needs to take a stronger role with housing supply during the transition to merged councils

Written by Administrator on Wednesday, 15 February 2017 04:07.

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.

Green claims of ‘massive overdevelopment’ misunderstand where people want to live

Written by Administrator on Tuesday, 07 February 2017 05:27.

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.

NSW Housing Minister must act as approvals dropping fast

Written by Administrator on Thursday, 02 February 2017 05:17.

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.

NSW Government should consider ‘shared service model’ if Sydney council mergers are to be rethought

Written by Administrator on Thursday, 02 February 2017 02:54.

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.

Minister Roberts must drive housing supply

Written by Administrator on Monday, 30 January 2017 02:55.

30 January 2017

Premier Berejiklian’s new ministry must drive housing supply and ensure NSW retains its position as Australia’s leading state, says the Urban Taskforce.

Gladys needs to drive planning system changes to resolve the housing affordability crisis

Written by Administrator on Tuesday, 24 January 2017 02:53.

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.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian can continue the strong economic growth of NSW

Written by Administrator on Monday, 23 January 2017 01:54.

23 January 2017

The election of Gladys Berejiklian as NSW Premier and of Dominic Perrottet as Deputy Leader of the NSW Liberal Party will give confidence to the property industry, says the Urban Taskforce.

Next Premier must continue to drive Sydney’s growth

Written by Administrator on Thursday, 19 January 2017 02:06.

19 January 2017

The Urban Taskforce acknowledges the incredible position that Mike Baird has achieved for the state of NSW. The next Premier for NSW must be someone who continues the drive for growth with infrastructure that has been the hallmark of Mike Baird’s term, says the Urban Taskforce.

Sydney Metro forging ahead but urban renewal lags behind

Written by Administrator on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 00:47.

11 January 2017

Planning approval of the Sydney Metro from Chatswood to Sydenham is great news, however there is a lack of certainty for development around the stations and areas around the rail corridor, says the Urban Taskforce.



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