Monday, 22 December 2014
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Written by Urbanalyst Staff    Tuesday, 16 December 2014 17:27    PDF Print
New Sydney planning strategy released: A Plan for Growing Sydney
In the News - New South Wales

NSW Planning Minister Pru Goward this week released a new metropolitan strategy for Sydney, titled 'A Plan for Growing Sydney', which she said aims to make the city an even better place to live and cement its status as one of the world's most exciting cities.

"The metropolitan strategy, A Plan for Growing Sydney, will reinvigorate key Sydney suburbs with more choice of homes linked to improved public transport and access to services like shops, restaurants and education and health facilities," Ms Goward said.

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Written by Urbanalyst Staff    Tuesday, 16 December 2014 17:25    PDF Print
Urban Taskforce calls for mid-rise apartment code in Sydney
In the News - New South Wales

A MID-RISE apartment code could lead to precincts of six to eight storey apartments that brought the character of Paris to Sydney, according to a proposal by development industry group, Urban Taskforce.

Urban Taskforce CEO Chris Johnson said that while the NSW Government has a housing code that encourages 2-storey houses through quick 10 day planning approvals, more must be done to encourage mid-rise apartments to form a major component of the city's new housing stock.

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Written by Urbanalyst Staff    Tuesday, 16 December 2014 17:24    PDF Print
Plans for new ferry hub at Barangaroo open for feedback
In the News - New South Wales

NSW Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian last week said that plans are progressing well for a new ferry hub at Barangaroo, with an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project now on public exhibition and open for community feedback.

Ms Berejiklian said the NSW Government was investing in the transport infrastructure needed to support over 23,000 office workers and over 33,000 people expected to travel to Barangaroo every day by the time the three commercial towers open.

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Written by Urbanalyst Staff    Tuesday, 16 December 2014 17:24    PDF Print
Planning progresses for M1 Motorway extension to Raymond Terrace
In the News - New South Wales

THE M1 Pacific Motorway extension to Raymond Terrace has taken a step forward with the tender for concept design and environmental assessment awarded to Jacobs Australia.

Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads Ray Williams said the NSW Government allocated $1 million this year to progress planning for the future extension of the Pacific Motorway to the Pacific Highway at Raymond Terrace, bypassing Heatherbrae and Hexham.

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Written by Urbanalyst Staff    Tuesday, 16 December 2014 17:23    PDF Print
NSW Government announces 24-hour retail trading for lead-up to Christmas
In the News - New South Wales

NSW Planning Minister Pru Goward and Small Business Minister John Barilaro said the NSW Government is taking some of the stress out of Christmas by extending shopping hours to help give local retailers a boost.

Ms Goward said Christmas has come early for retailers and busy families alike, as existing shops in business zones will be allowed to open 24-hours-a-day in the two weeks before Christmas, without requiring specific planning approval for additional trading hours.

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Written by Urbanalyst Staff    Tuesday, 16 December 2014 17:21    PDF Print
NSW Government releases climate change data
In the News - New South Wales

WORLD leading research funded by the NSW Government is now available to communities, with climate projections out to 2070 and down to the nearest 10 kilometres, allowing the community to base adaptation decisions on the best available science.

Environment Minister Rob Stokes last week said the new data had been developed following a research partnership between the NSW and ACT governments and climate modellers at the University of NSW Climate Change Research Centre.

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Written by Urbanalyst Staff    Tuesday, 16 December 2014 17:18    PDF Print
Final report of SA's Expert Panel calls for major overhaul of planning system
In the News - South Australia

THE South Australian Government last week welcomed the release of the final report from the Expert Panel on Planning Reform, which outlines 22 reforms that aim to support the development of an effective, efficient and enabling planning system.

Planning Minister John Rau thanked the Panel, headed by Brian Hayes, for their work and said he will carefully consider the report before seeking cabinet approval for taking legislative changes to the Parliament in the first quarter of the New Year.

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Written by Urbanalyst Staff    Tuesday, 16 December 2014 17:17    PDF Print
Brisbane Parking Taskforce hands down final report
In the News - Queensland

THE Brisbane Parking Taskforce, established by Lord Mayor Graham Quirk to conduct a comprehensive review of on-street parking, this month handed down its final report, with a key recommendation to introduce free short-term parking in the inner city.

Parking Taskforce Chairman, Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner, said the taskforce had made 55 recommendations in its report to improve parking across the city and suburbs.

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Written by Urbanalyst Staff    Tuesday, 16 December 2014 17:16    PDF Print
Taskforce to oversee the revitalisation of Caloundra's CBD
In the News - Queensland

SUNSHINE Coast Council, in conjunction with the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce, will establish a taskforce to begin the revitalisation process of Caloundra's Central Business District.

In a statement last week, divisional councillor Tim Dwyer said the council had considered a detailed report from national economic consulting firm, Pracsys, on opportunities to revitalise the commercial heart of Caloundra.

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Written by Urbanalyst Staff    Tuesday, 16 December 2014 17:14    PDF Print
Places Victoria submits application for Harbour Esplanade Master Plan
In the News - Victoria

PLACES Victoria last week announced that it has lodged a planning application with the City of Melbourne for a master plan to guide the future development of Harbour Esplanade in Docklands.

The plan, which was developed with input from the community, sees Harbour Esplanade becoming a place of increased national significance and one of the great post-industrial waterfronts anywhere in the world.

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Written by Urbanalyst Staff    Tuesday, 16 December 2014 17:13    PDF Print
Construction commences on Perth Stadium
In the News - Western Australia

THE West Australian Government last week announced that the construction of the new Perth Stadium is now officially under way, with the first of more than 2,000 piles for the 60,000 seat stadium driven into the Burswood Peninsula site.

Premier Colin Barnett said over the next 12 months, the piles will be driven about 35 metres into the ground to support the five-level structure, which is due to be completed in time for the 2018 AFL season.

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Victoria

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New South Wales

New Sydney planning strategy released: A Plan for Growing Sydney

NSW Planning Minister Pru Goward this week released a new metropolitan strategy for Sydney, titled...

Urban Taskforce calls for mid-rise apartment code in Sydney

A MID-RISE apartment code could lead to precincts of six to eight storey apartments that...

Plans for new ferry hub at Barangaroo open for feedback

NSW Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian last week said that plans are progressing well for a...

Planning progresses for M1 Motorway extension to Raymond Terrace

THE M1 Pacific Motorway extension to Raymond Terrace has taken a step forward with the...

NSW Government announces 24-hour retail trading for lead-up to Christmas

NSW Planning Minister Pru Goward and Small Business Minister John Barilaro said the NSW Government...

NSW Government releases climate change data

WORLD leading research funded by the NSW Government is now available to communities, with climate...

More in: New South Wales

Rest of Australia

Final report of SA's Expert Panel calls for major overhaul of planning system

THE South Australian Government last week welcomed the release of the final report from the...

Brisbane Parking Taskforce hands down final report

THE Brisbane Parking Taskforce, established by Lord Mayor Graham Quirk to conduct a comprehensive review...

Taskforce to oversee the revitalisation of Caloundra's CBD

SUNSHINE Coast Council, in conjunction with the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce, will establish a taskforce...

Construction commences on Perth Stadium

THE West Australian Government last week announced that the construction of the new Perth Stadium...

Perth's Elizabeth Quay precinct to open in spring 2015

THE way West Australians and visitors interact with the CBD will dramatically change from this...

WA Government rezones almost 200 hectares of land for industry at Hazelmere

MORE than 190 hectares of land has been freed up in the Hazelmere industrial area,...

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World

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