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Urban Taskforce | Media Releases

Urban Taskforce | Media Releases

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.”

Apartment approvals booming in NSW but national approvals slowing down

Written by Administrator on Wednesday, 02 November 2016 23:00.

02 November 2016

The latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows a dramatic jump in NSW apartment approvals but a slowing down of home approvals across the rest of Australia, says the Urban Taskforce.

Affordable housing solution for Sydney is contained in Planning Department Policies

Written by Administrator on Monday, 31 October 2016 02:39.

31 Ocotber 2016

The solution to Sydney’s affordable housing is contained in the current Department of Planning policies, says the Urban Taskforce.

Replacing Stamp Duty with Land Tax will help Housing Affordability

Written by Administrator on Wednesday, 26 October 2016 05:26.

26 October 2016

Minister Dominic Perrottet’s proposal to replace the transaction tax of stamp duty with a broad based land tax will help housing affordability, says the Urban Taskforce.

Property Developers proposal to provide up to 40,000 Affordable Homes over 10 years for Sydney

Written by Administrator on Monday, 24 October 2016 01:51.

24 October 2016

Australia’s top property developers represented by the industry association Urban Taskforce Australia have come together with a simple proposal to the NSW Government to deliver a new form of affordable housing which could produce 40,000 new affordable homes in Sydney over the next 10 years.

City Deal for Western Sydney will drive growth

Written by Administrator on Friday, 21 October 2016 02:47.

21 October 2016

The City Deal announced by the Federal and State Governments for Western Sydney will be an excellent governance structure to drive growth in the region, says the Urban Taskforce.

Three city centres for Sydney recognises growth but infrastructure needed

Written by Administrator on Thursday, 20 October 2016 05:47.

20 October 2016

The new vision for Sydney as being three city centres at the Sydney CBD, Parramatta and the Western Sydney airport is a good response to the Sydney’s growing population, but infrastructure must support the three city centres, says the Urban Taskforce.



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