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Urban Taskforce | Media Releases

Urban Taskforce | Media Releases

PACIFIC Bondi Beach wins Urban Taskforce ‘Development of the Year’ as apartments dominate awards

Written by Administrator on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 03:39.

27 July 2016

The renewal of the old Swiss Grand Hotel at Bondi into a mixed use development with some of the best apartments in Sydney has taken out the prestigious Urban Taskforce ‘Development of the Year’ at the Development Excellence Awards 2016.

Housing completion numbers highlight the top apartment suburbs in Sydney

Written by Administrator on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 05:28.

26 July 2016


The Housing Monitor for the Greater Sydney Region recently released by the NSW Government lists four of the top ten suburbs in housing completions as being dominated by apartments, says the Urban Taskforce.

Sydney CBD height increase good for growth but it comes at a cost

Written by Administrator on Thursday, 14 July 2016 06:22.

14 July 2016

The Central Sydney Planning Strategy released by the City of Sydney has significantly increased building heights but developers and ultimately the consumers will need to pay for the increase, says the Urban Taskforce.

Turnbull Government must drive jobs and housing affordability through city deals

Written by Administrator on Tuesday, 12 July 2016 05:44.

11 July 2016

The return of the Turnbull government gives the opportunity to refocus on Australian cities, jobs and housing affordability particularly in Western Sydney says the Urban Taskforce.

Shadow cast over future of Sydney’s second CBD

Written by Administrator on Tuesday, 12 July 2016 05:33.

08 July 2016

The recent rejection of a proposal for a tall tower at 48 Macquarie Street Parramatta sets a precedent for much of the Parramatta CBD to be constrained to buildings of only medium height that may not be economically viable says the Urban Taskforce.

Riverwood urban renewal demonstrates the value of private public partnerships

Written by Administrator on Wednesday, 06 July 2016 03:33.

06 July 2016


The announcement by the Minister for Social Housing Brad Hazzard that the Riverwood social housing estate will be renewed with a mix of private, social and affordable housing demonstrates the value of Private Public Partnerships, says the Urban Taskforce.

NSW population growth needs long term planning

Written by Administrator on Friday, 01 July 2016 03:20.

01 July 2016

The recent release of an update on population growth by the NSW Department of Planning & Environment demonstrates that NSW is now experiencing strong population growth and this will need long term planning says, the Urban Taskforce.

Council dabbling in value capture needs state guidance

Written by Administrator on Thursday, 30 June 2016 02:28.

29 June 2016

Now that a number of Sydney council’s have lost their elected councillors a wave of proposals for value capture levies on new housing are being proposed which contravene State Government guidelines, says the Urban Taskforce.

Barangaroo determination good for Sydney’s global city status

Written by Administrator on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 05:56.

28 June 2016

The determination by the Planning Assessment Commission in favour of the Crown Sydney Hotel Resort and the overall master plan is good news for Sydney’s global city status, says the Urban Taskforce.



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