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Urban Taskforce | Media Releases

Urban Taskforce | Media Releases

Apartment approvals dropping in NSW

Written by Administrator on Tuesday, 10 January 2017 00:54.

10 January 2017

The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that approvals for apartments have dropped by twenty percent since June, says the Urban Taskforce.

Planning reforms first step but bigger reforms needed to boost housing supply

Written by Administrator on Monday, 09 January 2017 05:02.

09 January 2017

The planning reforms announced by NSW Planning Minister Rob Stokes are a step in the right direction but much more reform is needed to boost Sydney’s housing supply, says the Urban Taskforce.

Sydney Housing Completions Up But Much More Needed

Written by Administrator on Thursday, 22 December 2016 00:13.

Thursday 22nd Decemebr 2016

While it is impressive that for the year to date housing completions in the Sydney Metropolitan Area have reached record levels they are still well below what is needed says the Urban Taskforce.

Chatswood and Randwick Council Plans Will Slow Housing And Jobs

Written by Administrator on Wednesday, 21 December 2016 04:50.

Wednesday 21st December 2016

 

 

The recently released plans by Randwick Council and Willoughby Council contain restrictions and levies that will slow development down says the Urban Taskforce.

Victorian Apartments Standards More Flexible Than NSW

Written by Administrator on Monday, 19 December 2016 02:56.

Monday 19th December 2016

 

The recently released Better Apartments Design Standards for Victoria have more flexibility than the NSW Apartment Design Guide and this helps with housing affordability says the Urban Taskforce.

Federal Government Report on Housing Calls for More Supply but Sydney’s Plans Not Helping This

Written by Administrator on Friday, 16 December 2016 04:22.

Friday 16 December 2016 

The Federal Government’s Report into Home Ownership by the House Economics Committee has called for a boost to supply but the Greater Sydney Commissions Draft District Plans will not help says the Urban Taskforce.

Infrastructure Australia Concerns Over Value Capture Are Correct

Written by Administrator on Thursday, 15 December 2016 02:11.

Thursday 15 December 2016 

 

The concerns raised by Infrastructure Australia in their advisory Paper ‘Capturing Value. Advice on making value capture work in Australia’ reflect concerns raised by the Urban Taskforce.

Only 53 per cent of Sydney Housing Approvals are Converting to Completions

Written by Administrator on Sunday, 11 December 2016 22:45.

Monday 12 December 2016 

 

The latest Housing Monitor results for Metropolitan Sydney indicate that housing completions have dropped to only 53 per cent of those that receive planning approval says the Urban Taskforce.

Federal Treasury Proposal for Affordable Housing Reinforces Urban Taskforce Market Approach

Written by Administrator on Thursday, 08 December 2016 00:55.

Monday 5 December 2016

The Federal Treasury report on approaches to improve the supply of affordable housing proposes a Bond Aggregator approach to encourage the market to be involved in the provision of affordable housing says the Urban Taskforce.



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