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Urban Taskforce | Media Releases

Urban Taskforce | Media Releases

New plan will help dampen spiralling Sydney rents

Written by Administrator on Monday, 13 August 2007 00:00.

13 August 2007

Kevin Rudds plan for a National Rental Affordability Scheme will help dampen Sydneys spiralling rents according to Aaron Gadiel, CEO of the NSW Urban Taskforce.

Housing fund = More homes for Sydney

Written by Administrator on Monday, 30 July 2007 00:00.

30 July 2007

Kevin Rudds commitment to a new $500 million Housing Affordability Fund means more homes for Sydney according to Aaron Gadiel, Chief Executive of the NSW Urban Taskforce. This fund will help fast-track the release of homes in Sydneys growth centres, Mr Gadiel said.

Home rents to soar until 2010: Action needed

Written by Administrator on Thursday, 26 July 2007 00:00.

26 July 2007

Sydneys rents will continue to soar until 2010 unless urgent action is taken by the Federal Government, according to Aaron Gadiel, CEO of the NSW Urban Taskforce. Research organisation BIS Shrapnels latest report Building in Australia 2007 to 2022 predicts that the construction of new homes in NSW will fall short of whats needed for the next three years.

North Shore Councils must lift their game

Written by Administrator on Thursday, 19 July 2007 00:00.

19 July 2007

It would be quicker to walk from Sydney to Perth than get a home extension approved by some North Shore councils, according to Aaron Gadiel, CEO of the NSW Urban Taskforce.

It's quicker for a baby to be born than to get an approval from one Sydney Council!

Written by Administrator on Tuesday, 17 July 2007 00:00.

17 July 2007

Its quicker to conceive and give birth to a baby, than to get a home extension approved by one Sydney council, according to Aaron Gadiel, CEO of the NSW Urban Taskforce.

Increase controls over Private Certifiers

Written by Administrator on Tuesday, 19 June 2007 00:00.

19 June 2007

The NSW Urban Taskforce, a development industry group representing Australia largest developers, has called on Frank Sartor, Minister for Planning to increase controls over private certifiers that issue construction and compliance certificates. Terry Barnes, Chief Executive Officer, said today that there is need to increase some of the powers of the Building Professional Board which is the arm of government that has responsibility for accrediting private certifiers.

NSW Planning System adds massive holding costs

Written by Administrator on Tuesday, 12 June 2007 00:00.

12 June 2007

The NSW Urban Taskforce, a development industry group representing Australia largest developers, has expressed its concerns at the extra holding costs being incurred caused by the delays in obtaining a development approval. Terry Barnes, Chief Executive Officer, said today we have called on Frank Sartor, Minister for Planning to urgently overhaul the NSW Planning system to get development moving and restore the States economy.

Urgent Overhaul of NSW Planning System required

Written by Administrator on Tuesday, 12 June 2007 00:00.

12 June 2007

The NSW Urban Taskforce, a development industry group representing Australia largest developers, has called on Frank Sartor, Minister for Planning to urgently overhaul the NSW Planning system to get development moving and restore the States economy. Terry Barnes, Chief Executive Officer, said today that the local development approvals process has become cumbersome and unnecessarily complex.



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