Willoughby Council killed Chatswood’s CBD – but there is time to revive it
Chatswood has gone from being the new CBD location of choice for new office towers in the early 1990s to a tumbleweed ghost town full of...
How Planning Will Boost Economic Recovery
Australia is the Lucky Country but sometimes even the fortunate have to deal with Bad Luck.
Planning in NSW and COVID-19 – What Next?
When COVID-19 hit the NSW economy in March this year, the Berejiklian Government turned to the private sector for opportunities for private sector investment and support.
City of Perth Greedy and Incompetent: Report
The City Council of Perth has been slammed as an explosive new report found that the city’s culture has been characterised, by dysfunction, self-interest, greed, incompetence,...
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...
The Cost of Climate Change
There has been an increasing number of natural disasters between 1900 and 2012 with a significant rise from 1960 onward. According to the International Disaster Database,...
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...
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.