09 January 2017
The planning reforms announced by NSW Planning Minister Rob Stokes are a step in the right direction but much more reform is needed to boost Sydney’s housing supply, says the Urban Taskforce.
21 November 2016
The revised Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney along with the six District Plans contains a 10% levy proposal on new housing to fund affordable housing and this could increase the cost of all new housing, says the Urban Taskforce.
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.
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.”
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.