14 February 2011A new report publicly released last night, following the COAG meeting, has revealed that town planning systems are performing poorly across the country with late decisions on half of the bigger projects, according to the Urban Taskforce.
11 February 2011A report released by the COAG Reform Council today rings alarm bells about the progress of national development assessment reforms, according to the Urban Taskforce.
02 February 2011The City of Sydney has today placed on exhibition a massive 915 pages of new planning controls as part of their supposed effort to ˜simplify the urban development process, according to the Urban Taskforce. The Taskforces chief executive, Aaron Gadiel, said that highly prescriptive controls will deprive Sydney of innovative solutions to the citys needs.
27 January 2011
Today's decision to dramatically wind-back the National Rental Affordability Scheme (from a foreshadowed 100,000 homes to just 35,000 homes) and the halving of the Building Better Regional Cities Program leaves the Federal Government without a clear approach on more affordable housing, according to the Urban Taskforce. The Taskforce's chief executive, Aaron Gadiel, said that re-building flood-affected communities is clearly vital, but it shouldn't come at the expense of a coherent federal housing strategy.