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Urban Taskforce | Media Releases

Urban Taskforce | Media Releases

Sydney Lord Mayor candidates must promote state and local issues

Written by Administrator on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 23:24.

17 August 2016

The candidates for the position of Lord Mayor of Sydney must champion all of the city including state government projects, says the Urban Taskforce.

Parramatta working group to explore solar access issues to the city centre

Written by Administrator on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 03:57.

17 August 2016

The establishment of a working group to explore solar access issues for the centre of Parramatta and their impact on future development demonstrates positive support by all levels of government for private investment and is good news for Parramatta, says the Urban Taskforce.

Interest rate drop good for driving Sydney’s housing supply

Written by Administrator on Wednesday, 03 August 2016 05:59.

02 August 2016

The drop in the official interest rate by the Reserve Bank to 1.5 percent will act as a stimulus for more housing through investors and first home buyers as repayments on loans are reduced, says the Urban Taskforce.

Greater Macarthur Priority Growth Area plans important for Sydney’s growth

Written by Administrator on Monday, 01 August 2016 06:24.

01 August 2016

The announcement by NSW Planning Minister Rob Stokes that plans have been made for Wilton New Town and that the boundaries of the Greater Macarthur Priority Growth Area are to be extended is good news for managing Sydney’s growth, says the Urban Taskforce.

Sirius Building replacement must represent today not copy the past

Written by Administrator on Monday, 01 August 2016 06:21.

01 August 2016

The announcement by the NSW Government that the Sirius Building in the Rocks will not receive heritage listing opens the way for a sympathetic yet modern replacement, says the Urban Taskforce

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.



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