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Urban Taskforce | Media Releases

Urban Taskforce | Media Releases

Northern Beaches New Suburb Could Have More Height

Written by Administrator on Thursday, 08 December 2016 00:44.

Monday 5 December 2016

 

The proposed new suburb on the Northern Beaches will help provide additional housing supply, but lacks tall buildings, particularly in the town centre says the Urban Taskforce.

Apartment Approvals Slow in Sydney as More Costs are Imposed

Written by Administrator on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 04:50.

30 November 2016

 

The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for dwelling approvals show a slow down for NSW particularly for apartments and proposed extra costs could slow housing production even more says the Urban Taskforce.

Sydney should learn from Asian cities like Singapore and Shanghai

Written by Administrator on Monday, 28 November 2016 02:04.

28 November 2016

 

Greater Sydney should learn from positive aspects of urban development in Asian cities like Singapore and Shanghai, says the Urban Taskforce.

NSW Planning Minister shifts Housing Affordability Concerns to Federal Colleagues

Written by Administrator on Friday, 25 November 2016 04:59.

25 November 2016 

 

The statements by NSW Planning Minister, Rob Stokes, that housing affordability can be helped by adjusting negative gearing policy is an attempt to shift responsibility for housing affordability to federal politicians, but there are clear and simple actions that can be made by the state government, says the Urban Taskforce. 

Large states in a tie for Construction Work per capita

Written by Administrator on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 22:47.

23 November 2016

The latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics on construction work done over the September quarter indicates that the four big states are line ball on a per capita basis for non-residential development says the Urban Taskforce.

Proposed levies in Metro Sydney Plan could increase housing costs

Written by Administrator on Monday, 21 November 2016 04:15.

21 November 2016

The revised Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney along with the six District Plans contains a 10% levy proposal on new housing to fund affordable housing and this could increase the cost of all new housing, says the Urban Taskforce.

Metro West must activate development on private land as well as government land

Written by Administrator on Monday, 14 November 2016 01:59.

 14 November 2016

 The announcement by the NSW Government that a new underground Metro West railway will be the next major public transport project must open up new development opportunities on private land as well as on government owned land, says the Urban Taskforce.  

Parramatta Road housing reduction and proposed levy could slow down development

Written by Administrator on Wednesday, 09 November 2016 03:07.

09 November 2016

The announcement by the NSW Planning Minister Rob Stokes that the final strategy for the revitalisation of the Parramatta Road Corridor has reduced the number of homes and added a new levy could slow down development and negatively impact housing affordability throughout the area, says the Urban Taskforce.

NSW Planning Minister’s intervention into council manipulation of value capture welcomed

Written by Administrator on Sunday, 06 November 2016 22:51.

04 November 2016

The announcement by NSW Planning Minister, Rob Stokes, that the government is concerned about the development industry ‘being held to ransom’ by some councils over Voluntary Planning Agreements and has now issued a Practice Note on this is excellent news.”



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