18 December 2015
The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development exhibited the Western Sydney Airport Draft Environmental Impact Statement 2015 and Western Sydney Draft Airport Plan for public comment. The Urban Taskforce submission supported the development of the second airport but raised significant concerns regarding proposed noise contours, lack of rail link to the new airport and suggested more flexible employment zones be used to maximise use of this costly piece of infrastructure.
21 December 2013
We have been working with Government as a member of the Employment Lands Taskforce, haveextensively contributed to the development of planning principles for industrial lands and willcontinue to participate in the development of a structure plan for the broader Western SydneyEmployment Area. We look forward to working with the Council on this employment lands study.
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