Is NSW Sleepwalking into a Property Market Crisis?
In October last year, the Urban Taskforce started to sound the alarm bells over a chronic slow down in the NSW planning processes. Since then, the...
NSW Overhauls Independent Planning Commission
The body responsible for assessing and approving projects of state significance in New South Wales will be transformed after the government in that state accepted all...
Petition power less in NSW planning revamp
Thousands of signatures on a petition may count as just one formal objection under a proposed overhaul of the NSW Independent Planning Commission.
Sydney Ritz-Carlton proposal rejected
Plans for a 66-storey five-star hotel in Sydney's Pyrmont have been rejected for a second time, this time by the NSW Independent Planning Commission.
Innovative Design Bogged Down in Planning
“I’ve just been rejected in all my applications for new houses in this council.”
Change Starts with Beliefs and Values
“Australia needs to make ‘a complete shift’ in the way it plans cities” outgoing Infrastructure Australia chief executive Philip Davies told the Australian Finance Review Weekend...
Crown Sues over New Sydney Hotel’s View
Crown Resorts has filed a lawsuit to stop the NSW government from approving developments that obstruct views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge from...
Sydney Planning: The Best or Nothing
Karl Benz once remarked that he built a great motor car with the axiom “Das Beste Oder Nichts” meaning “the best or nothing,” and it is...
Gold Coast Deputy Mayor Quits Planning Role
Gold Coast deputy mayor Donna Gates says the "clunkiness" of new local government laws is behind her decision to step down from the council's planning committee.