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Urban Taskforce | Media Releases

Urban Taskforce | Media Releases

Macquarie Street activation will need some commerce

Written by Administrator on Friday, 14 October 2016 02:34.

14 October 2016

The proposals to rejuvenate Macquarie Street will need come private commerce to generate activity to balance the formal public buildings, says the Urban Taskforce.

Hunter Regional Plan can drive growth

Written by Administrator on Friday, 14 October 2016 02:31.

14 October 2016

The Hunter Regional Plan with its increased residential densities and focus on the Newcastle city centre can drive significant growth and development in the region, says the Urban Taskforce.

60 storey Star Casino tower should lead the way for more tall buildings on the Pyrmont Peninsula

Written by Administrator on Tuesday, 11 October 2016 03:40.

11 October 2016

The announcement of the three competing schemes for a 215 metre high six-star hotel and apartment building in Pyrmont opens up the potential for more towers on the peninsula, says Urban Taskforce.

Olympic towers signal the shape of Sydney’s future development

Written by Administrator on Tuesday, 11 October 2016 00:03.

10 October 2016

The plan for 45 storey towers at Sydney Olympic Park signals a lift in the aspirations for development across Sydney says the Urban Taskforce.

Sydney housing completions up but more needed

Written by Administrator on Tuesday, 04 October 2016 04:35.

04 October 2016

The announcement by the NSW Minister for Planning, Rob Stokes, that Sydney achieved 30,191 housing completions in the last financial year is good news but more is needed to meet population projections, says the Urban Taskforce.

NSW Architecture and Design policy needs to balance Innovation and Regulation

Written by Administrator on Tuesday, 04 October 2016 04:30.

04 October 2016

The announcement by NSW Minister for Planning, Rob Stokes, that an architecture and design policy will be developed to give a focus on design quality is positive, provided a balance between innovation and regulation is achieved, says the Urban Taskforce.

Balmain Tigers site needs resolution not Greens Party scaremongering

Written by Administrator on Thursday, 29 September 2016 00:10.

 28 September 2016

 The Land and Environment Court decision against the proposed development of two mid-rise towers on the site of the Balmain Tigers has been misused by the Greens Party to condemn urban development in inner city sites in Sydney says the Urban Taskforce.

New Rules for Certifiers Good for the Development Industry

Written by Administrator on Thursday, 22 September 2016 06:21.

22 September 2016,

The proposed new legislation on the process of certifying building projects in NSW is good for the development industry says the Urban Taskforce.

Value capture is not a magic pudding

Written by Administrator on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 01:10.

20 September 2016,

The growing interest in all levels of government in Australia in the concept of value capture has raised concerns in the property development industry. Value capture is not a magic pudding that will fund all infrastructure says the Urban Taskforce. 



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