New South Wales

South Tralee residential land release to go on public exhibition

THE NSW Government this week gave authorisation to Queanbeyan City Council to publicly exhibit its plans to rezone land at South Tralee for residential development.

The proposed South Tralee land release will deliver up to 2,500 housing lots in the area, which the government says is consistent with the Sydney-Canberra Corridor Regional Strategy.

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Approval granted for warehouse and distribution centre at Eastern Creek

THE NSW government has approved the construction of a $31 million warehouse and distribution facility on nearly 11 hectares of land at Eastern Creek.

The project, developed by Australand, will be occupied by Kmart and consists of a 49,850 square metre warehouse with 1700 square metres of office space; a gatehouse; a storage area for large containers; and parking for 330 cars.

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First stage of Penrith LEP approved

The NSW Government has approved the first stage of a new Penrith local environmental plan (LEP) which sets out the vision for the St Marys town centre and updates existing plans.

Planning Minister Tony Kelly said the LEP replaces 12 different documents – the oldest of which dates back to 1968 – making it easier to understand Penrith's town planning framework.

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NSW government releases submission report for metropolitan strategies

FOLLOWING public input into the NSW government's metropolitan and transport strategies, the government has released a report of submissions, prepared by Urbis. It forms part of the development of an integrated Metropolitan Plan which includes land use and transport.

Earlier this year, the government sought public feedback on the Sydney Towards 2036 Discussion Paper (metropolitan strategy) and Connecting the City of Cities (metropolitan transport plan).

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Proposal to amend NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment (EP&A) Regulation on exhibition

THE NSW Government last week unveiled an updated Regulation that it says will streamline development application processing and save applicants hundreds of millions of dollars a year and speed up decision times by up to six weeks.

Planning Minister, Tony Kelly, said the draft updated Environmental Planning and Assessment (EP&A) Regulation had been placed on public exhibition until November 5 for public comment.

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NSW Government clears way for 400 homes at Tuncurry

PLANNING Minister Tony Kelly last week announced he had approved Great Lakes Council's proposed local environmental plan (LEP) on the western edge of Tuncurry. The proposal involved the rezoning of land to residential and will support the construction of 400 new dwellings on the NSW Mid-North Coast.

Sixty-six hectares of the site, next to Chapmans Road at West Tuncurry, has been zoned for residential purposes, allowing development applications for subdivision and building to be lodged.

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24 councils gain reprieve from NSW cap on development contributions

PLANNING Minister, Tony Kelly, yesterday announced which NSW councils are eligible to apply for infrastructure levies of up to $30,000 per lot. Thirty councils nominated areas to be considered under the new system and 24 were successful.

Mr Kelly said a total of 49 release (or greenfield) areas in a number of western Sydney and coastal and regional councils can now access the $30,000 per dwelling cap. A further 47 areas were able to continue using the existing contribution plans which exceeded the relevant cap ($20,000 in the case of infill development areas and $30,000 in the case of greenfield areas).

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Telopea urban renewal concept plan gets approval

THE $580 million Telopea Urban Renewal Project is set to proceed after final approval was given by Planning Minister Tony Kelly. Mr Kelly also approved stage one of the project, allowing for a $48 million, three block development of 152 public housing apartments.

Housing Minister Frank Terenzini and Member for Parramatta Tanya Gadiel yesterday announced the approval, with Mr Terenzini saying the redevelopment of the 11-hectare Housing NSW estate will provide a substantial new supply of public and private housing close to existing infrastructure and services.

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NSW Government and City of Sydney unveil transport action plan

NSW Premier Kristina Keneally and Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore this week announced they would form a partnership to transform the Sydney CBD, with 16 key transport actions to be implemented in Sydney's CBD.

The 2010-2015 Memorandum of Understanding between the NSW State Government and City of Sydney Council aims to create an integrated, attractive and connected city centre that supports economic growth and capitalises on its many assets as a global city.

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Village Roadshow selects Sydney for new Wet 'n' Wild theme park

VILLAGE Roadshow has chosen Sydney for a proposed $80 million new water theme park – Wet 'n' Wild Sydney. The NSW government last week said the proposed theme park "represents the biggest, newest and best attraction of its kind in Australia."

While subject to planning approval, Wet 'n' Wild Sydney would be built by Village Roadshow, with the company expected to lodge a Major Project Application with the Department of Planning.

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NSW government approves major development for the Tweed

THE NSW government last week announced it has approved a development that will create thousands of new dwellings on the far north coast of NSW. Planning Minister, Tony Kelly, highlighted population projections as a key reason for approving the project.

The $423 million project at the Kings Forest site, west of Casuarina, is expected to deliver a range of dwellings, accommodate up to 10,000 people over the next 20 years and improve housing affordability and choice.

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NSW Land and Housing Supply Taskforce members announced

NSW Planning Minister, Tony Kelly, yesterday announced the membership of the new Land and Housing Supply Taskforce established to examine the issue of land supply for housing and employment.

"This taskforce will play an important role in pushing ahead the Government's reforms to the development contributions system," Mr Kelly said, adding that "it is important that the Government continues to do all it can to ensure enough land is available to put downward pressure on housing prices."

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Residential rezoning approved for Bangalow

THE NSW Government has endorsed a rezoning proposed by Byron Shire Council that will allow for the construction of up to 110 dwellings at Bangalow.

Planning Minister Tony Kelly said give areas included in the rezoning have been identified as proposed future growth areas within the Far North Coast Regional Strategy, consisting of: Rankin and Granuaille Roads; Ballina Road (north and south); Thomas and Charlotte Streets; and Parrot Tree Place.

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