4 July 2012
The Urban Taskforce has reviewed the Draft NSW Urban Activation Precincts Guideline, June 2012
("the guideline")and associated material and we have identified a number of issues worthy of further
consideration. Our comments are generally outlined below for your consideration.
6 June 2012
The Urban Taskforce has reviewed the Auto Alley Urban Renewal Study Community Consultation material which outlines the results of the preliminary investigation into the Auto Alley precinct. We have identified a number of issues worthy of further consideration when more detailed investigations are undertaken for the preparation of the urban renewal plans for the Auto Alley precinct (the precinct).
5 October 2011
There needs to be an anti-NIMBY provision. Narrowing of state significant development categories is not appropriate. Rail corridor should be defined. There is an absence of transitional provisions for existing applications before the joint regional planning panels. There are problems with the provision related to staged development and joint regional planning panels.
26 September 2011
An appeal right for rezoning applicants is a key interim reform strongly sought by industry. An applicant should be entitled to make, and have determined, a development application (including a ˜concept staged development application) even if the development is prohibited by a statutory plan.
26 September 2011
A under the current policy settings, it seems more likely that the Standard Instrument will be used to entrench the micro-regulation of land use across NSW. This was never the original intention of the Standard Instrument process.
20 September 2011
The planning principles should be directed to employment lands generally, which should
include land uses associated with the largest share of employment in our economy - retail and
30 June 2011The proposed Centre Design Guidelines represent another 90 pages of controls with 396 new principles to further regulate urban development. They will be added to the existing 1,060 Department of Planning and Infrastructure policy documents regulating development in the state.
30 June 2011
Other than providing Department of Planning and Infrastructure endorsement of a select few architects and urban designers, we are cannot see any real value in the document as it stands.