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Urban Taskforce | Media Releases

Urban Taskforce | Media Releases

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.

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. 



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