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