The Urban Taskforce submission raises concern regarding the length of time and delays in obtaining approvals from City of Sydney Council for hoardings around construction sites.
The Urban Taskforce submission on the draft Biodiversity Conservation Bill 2016 raised a number of issues including the introduction of a compulsory proposed new biodiversity offsets scheme, the definition of 'threshold', additional discretion for consent authorities and industry consultation.
The Urban Taskforce submissions acknowledges the work undertaken by the Greater Sydney Commission in development the draft Plans. The submission raises concerns regarding affordable housing targets, removal of housing and mixed uses from strategic centres, infrastructure funding and a move towards prioritising employment lands over housing provision.
30 March 2016
The Draft Strata Schemes Development Regulation 2015 and the Draft Strata Schemes Management Regulation 2015 are part of a range of reforms aimed at overhauling the NSW strata system. The Urban Taskforce submission raises concerns addressing the defect identification process, selection and qualifications of building inspectors and building inspection reports.
23 March 2016
The Department of Planning & Environment exhibited the Draft Hunter Regional Plan and the Draft Hunter City Plan which outlined directions and objectives for these areas till 2036. The Urban Taskforce submission raised concerns regarding the lack of clear timeframes and deliverables, possible changes to infrastructure funding and the need to consult with industry when making changes to planning policy and strategy.
24 March 2016
The Department of Planning & Environment exhibited the Draft Central Coast Regional Plan, which set out a vision for the region and a series of actions and directions addressing housing, employment, environment and governance. The Urban Taskforce submission raised concerns regarding proposed changes to infrastructure contributions and governance and reporting arrangements to ensure the Plan is delivered in a reasonable timeframe.
11 March 2016
The City of Sydney Council exhibited the draft City of Sydney Developer Contributions Plan 2015, which included increasing contributions for certain areas, changing precinct boundaries and make minor changes to definitions. The Urban Taskforce submission raised concerns regarding the contribution requirements for open space, which could not be justified as councils open space plan is not complete or publicly available.
19 February 2016
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal produced a draft report of a review of the reporting and compliance burdens on local government. The Urban Taskforce submission addressed fees, data sharing, e-planning and suggested a one stop shop be adopted to streamline development processes.
04 February 2016
The Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy identifies opportunities for additional homes and jobs along the town centres of the Bankstown rail line. The Urban Taskforce submission addresses concerns regarding housing and job targets, potential introduction of value capture, timeframes for delivery and rezoning under-utilised land along the corridor.
19 December 2015
Urban Growth NSW exhibited the Draft Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy outlining the future. transport and land use plans for the Corridor. The Urban Taskforce submission raised concerns regarding infrastructure funding mechanisms, employment and housing targets, performance monitoring, rezoning of land and governance.