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Urban Taskforce | Media Releases

Urban Taskforce | Media Releases

Intergenerational report highlights the need to change urban structures in NSW

Written by Administrator on Tuesday, 31 May 2016 05:45.

26 May 2016

The Intergenerational Report released by the NSW Treasurer highlights major changes over the next 40 years that will affect our urban areas, says the Urban Taskforce. 

Foreign Investment in Housing helps with much needed supply

Written by Administrator on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 00:07.

23 May 2016

Proposals by the NSW government to make it harder for foreign investors to buy housing will only slow down housing supply, says the Urban Taskforce.

Stronger Councils Good for a Growing City and State

Written by Administrator on Thursday, 12 May 2016 02:59.

12 May 2016

 

The announcement by the NSW Government of 19 new councils through amalgamations should help with the management of growth across Sydney and the state says the Urban Taskforce.

Planning changes must work for investors as well as communities

Written by Administrator on Friday, 06 May 2016 03:58.

06 May 2016

Proposals by the NSW Minister for Planning to improve the planning system seem to be driven by getting communities involved before lodgement of plans but clear rules are a better way to ensure housing supply, says the Urban Taskforce.

Interest rate drop couldn’t have come at a better time for NSW home approvals

Written by Administrator on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 06:27.

03 May 2016

RBA’s decision today to drop interest rates to 1.75% couldn’t have come at a better time for NSW as home approvals start to fall, says the Urban Taskforce.

Make Western Sydney jobs precinct the First City Deal- From a 120 minute city to a 30 minute city

Written by Administrator on Friday, 29 April 2016 02:23.

29 April 2016

The Prime Minister’s announcement about a Smart Cities Plan based around City Deals should have its first deal in the Western Sydney Priority Growth Area, says the Urban Taskforce.

Western Sydney jobs slide needs planning action

Written by Administrator on Thursday, 28 April 2016 04:10.

28 April 2016

A recent report by Western Sydney University demonstrates that the gap between jobs and employed residents in Western Sydney has grown significantly over the last 13 years and this trend must be reversed, says the Urban Taskforce.

Government decision to confirm negative gearing is positive for the housing market

Written by Administrator on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 02:28.

26 April 2016

The decision by the Federal Government to make no changes to negative gearing or the assessment of Capital Gains Tax is positive for the housing market, says the Urban Taskforce.

Single state referral agency needed to help council planning approvals

Written by Administrator on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 04:25.

19 April 2016


Recent concerns raised by the Hills Shire Council about excessive delays in getting state government approvals for much needed new housing can be solved by introducing a One-Stop-Shop for referrals to state agencies, says the Urban Taskforce.



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