New South Wales

Land for 11,000 dwellings released in Sydney's south-west

THE New South Wales Government has announced the release of land for an additional 11,000 dwellings at Leppington and East Leppington in Sydney's south-west.

Planning and Infrastructure Minister Brad Hazzard said on Saturday that the two precincts will allow for an additional 8000 and 3000 dwellings respectively, with a mix of affordable housing.

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Transport for NSW formally established

CALLING it a new era in transport planning and customer service, the New South Wales Government this week announced the formal establishment of Transport for NSW, the State's new integrated transport agency.

Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian and Roads and Ports Minister Duncan Gay said on Monday the occasion was a turning point for transport delivery in NSW.

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Development applications go online in NSW

NSW Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, Brad Hazzard this week launched a new online tool that aims to fast-track the housing approval process.

The Electronic Housing Code (EHC) is a pilot project providing an online system for the electronic lodgement of complying development applications under the NSW Housing Code for lots 200 square metres and above.

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NSW Planning System Review heading to Sydney

A TWO-month 'listening tour' across New South Wales, being held as part of the NSW Government's Planning System Review, will be heading to the Sydney metropolitan area in the week commencing Monday 7 November.

The Review, led by former NSW Environment Minister Tim Moore and former NSW Public Works Minister Ron Dyer, is examining reforms to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 as well as the broader planning system.

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New suburb near North West Rail Link approved

NEW South Wales Planning and Infrastructure Minister, Brad Hazzard, last week announced that the rezoning of land for 2,500 dwellings in Sydney's North West Growth Centre has been approved.

Known as Area 20, the land includes part of the proposed route for the North West Rail Link and is bordered by Riverstone East, Rouse Hill and The Ponds.

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Land rezoning at Lochinvar for up to 5,000 dwellings

AROUND 650 hectares of rural land at Lochinvar, near Maitland, has been rezoned to accommodate up to 5,000 new homes as well as commercial development and recreation uses.

The Department of Planning and Infrastructure yesterday announced it had approved the rezoning through an amendment to the Maitland local environmental plan (LEP).

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Public input sought for wind farm proposal near Orange

A PROPOSAL for a wind farm near Orange has been placed on extended exhibition by the New South Wales Department of Planning and Infrastructure.

The Department last week invited the public to comment on the proposed wind farm, 20 kilometres south of Orange in the state's central west.

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Contracts awarded for Sydney's South West Rail Link works

ALMOST $80 million worth of major construction tenders have been awarded for two projects associated with the South West Rail Link, NSW Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian announced this week.

Construction firm Arenco has been awarded a $12.9 million contract to deliver the new overhead concourse at Glenfield Station, a key interchange between the East Hills line and the new South West line.

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Feedback sought for Cronulla Sharks site redevelopment

THE New South Wales Government is calling for public comment on a proposed redevelopment of the Cronulla Sharks Club site at Woolooware for residential, retail, sporting and entertainment facilities.

The proposed concept plan for the site has been placed on public exhibition by the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure. It is being assessed by the Department as a major project.

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Barangaroo's Headland Park project goes out to tender

NEW South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell last week announced that five major construction companies have been invited to tender for Sydney's newest harbourside park at Barangaroo.

The Headland Park project will see the creation of a six hectare park inspired by Sydney Harbour's 1836 sandstone shoreline, construction of a car park and the planting of tens of thousands of plants, trees and shrubs.

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Scope widens for Sydney's new convention centre as government seeks EoI

SYDNEY will be home to a 12 hectare convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct in 2016, with the New South Wales Government last week calling for Expressions of Interest from the private sector to build and operate the facilities at Darling Harbour.

NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell said Sydney was reclaiming its position on centre stage for hosting world-class events with the creation of the Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment precinct.

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Sydney's new Darling Harbour precinct opens

NEW South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell last month unveiled Sydney's newest outdoor attraction, including the city's largest public playground.

Mr O'Farrell said he was delighted to officially open Darling Quarter as the CBD's newest community precinct and a tourist destination unlike any other in the city.

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New planning controls for Gundagai Shire

FOR the first time in its history, Gundagai Shire Council has its first set of comprehensive planning controls to guide future growth and development, with a new council-wide local environmental plan (LEP) approved by the Department of Planning and Infrastructure.

According to the NSW Government, Gundagai, in south-western NSW, has until now been the only local council in NSW to not have any local planning controls or zones.

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