The strip of shoreline along the north of Botany Bay should be transformed into Sydney's equivalent of the French Riviera, according to Australia's peak body for the property development sector.

The Urban Taskforce is pushing for the conversion of Brighton-Le-Sands into a fashionable resort-style residential hub, restoring to life the original vision for the area touted by Sydney’s urban planners at the end of the 19th century. “When Brighton-Le-Sands was originally developed in the 1880s it was seen as a resort destination rivalling England’s…