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Urban Taskforce | Media Releases

Urban Taskforce | Media Releases

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.

Housing delivery positions a good beginning for Sydney’s housing crisis

Written by Administrator on Monday, 27 February 2017 05:11.

27 February 2017

The advertising of seven new positions to drive housing delivery by the Department of Planning and Environment is a good first step to help Sydney’s housing crisis, says the Urban Taskforce.

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.



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