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Commonwealth ‘Agreement’ to National Settlement Strategy – an opportunity not to be missed
Urban Planning
Tuesday June 16 2020

Commonwealth ‘Agreement’ to National Settlement Strategy – an opportunity not to be missed

In responding to the recommendations of the Alexander Inquiry into the Commonwealth’s role in the development of cities, the Federal Government agreed ‘in principle’ to the...

NSW Lays Down Law on Major Project Assessment Timelines
Zoning
Thursday May 14 2020

NSW Lays Down Law on Major Project Assessment Timelines

Strict timeframes ranging from between five and twelve weeks will apply to major project assessment in New South Wales as the government in that state outlines...

Staying in your suburb: Planning for a world transformed by Covid-19
Urban Planning
Monday April 6 2020

Staying in your suburb: Planning for a world transformed by Covid-19

The rapid spread of Covid-19 is reshaping our world hour by hour.

Is NSW Sleepwalking into a Property Market Crisis?
Zoning
Wednesday March 25 2020

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
Business
Wednesday February 12 2020

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
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Saturday February 1 2020

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
Zoning
Thursday November 21 2019

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
Urban Planning
Friday March 22 2019

Innovative Design Bogged Down in Planning

“I’ve just been rejected in all my applications for new houses in this council.”

Environment
30 May, 2018
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.

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