New South Wales

NSW Government approves $182m concept plan for former Hoxton Park Aerodrome

The NSW Government has approved a $182 million concept plan for a 50 hectare employment site at the former Hoxton Park Aerodrome in Sydney's west.

The site has been identified for employment land by the NSW Government and Liverpool Council as it is near the M7 and has capacity to provide jobs close to where people live.

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NSW Govt proposes SEPP changes to promote retail competition

THE NSW Government has released a proposed state-wide planning policy which aims to promote competition between retail businesses. The new draft State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) was placed on public exhibition today.

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Parramatta promoted as Australia's next CBD

THE Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF) has recently released a report proposing Parramatta as Australia's next CBD. The report states that Parramatta will become increasingly important on a regional, state and national basis as Sydney's population is projected to increase to 7 million in the next 40 years.

The report states that the expansion of 'Greater Parramatta' will "require a co-ordinated planning, investment, marketing and governance strategies that drive the economic, social and environmental frameworks essential for a second CBD."

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NSW Govt outlines new 'GreenWay' as part of light rail extension

NSW Premier Kristina Keneally this week announced the new light rail extension between Lilyfield and Dulwich Hill will form a "GreenWay" – a mixed-use and integrated transport corridor.

"The new GreenWay is a first for Sydney – it will ensure the corridor has a 'mixed use' for families, commuters, cyclists, walkers and joggers," Ms Keneally said. "People will be able to walk or cycle from the Cooks River to Iron Cove, through Canterbury, Marrickville, Ashfield and Leichhardt Council areas," Ms Keneally said.

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Huntlee New Town project declared 'potentially state significant'

THE NSW Department of Planning this week confirmed that it has received a State Significant Site request for the Huntlee New Town site near Branxton in the State's Lower Hunter.

The request, lodged by JBA Urban Planning on behalf of Huntlee Pty Ltd, was for the Planning Minister to consider the rezoning of the Huntlee site by including it as a State Significant Site.

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NSW Govt. approves Wagga Wagga LEP

THE NSW Government has approved a new council-wide local environmental plan (LEP) for Wagga Wagga. The plan, prepared by the Wagga Wagga City Council Planning Panel, implements the Wagga Wagga Spatial Plan 2008 which forecasts housing demand of 350 new lots per year.

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$141m development concept plan approved for Bilambil Heights

THE NSW Government has approved a concept plan which proposes a $141 million residential, commercial and retail development at Bilambil Heights. The proposed development will include approximately 1,600 new dwellings.

Planning Minister Tony Kelly also said a separate residential subdivision has also been approved on a former quarry site within Bilambil Village, allowing for 48 residential lots and other community infrastructure and works. He said the two proposals would be important in achieving housing and employment targets in the Government's Far North Coast Regional Strategy.

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NSW Govt approves two new LEPs: Upper Lachlan Shire and Balranald Shire

MINISTER for Planning, Tony Kelly, last week announced the approval of two new local environmental plans (LEPs). The new LEPs, for Upper Lachlan Shire and Balranald Shire, are the latest of eighteen LEPs to be finalised since the introduction of the standard template in NSW, which aims to clarify and simplify state planning controls.

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NSW Government seeks to expand 10-day approval process

THE New South Wales Government has placed on public exhibition a proposal to expand the 10-day approval process that would allow certain buildings and works to be approved within 10 days by an accredited certifier, if they conform to a "strict" design code.

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NSW Government approves Gladesville Village Centre plan

THE NSW Government has approved a new Gladesville village centre plan proposed by Hunters Hill Council. The Hunters Hill Local Environmental Plan 2010 (Gladesville Village Centre) creates new planning controls for the Hunters Hill portion of the village centre and will reportedly support around 650 jobs and more than 440 additional dwellings.

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Tumbarumba Shire LEP approved

A NEW local environmental plan (LEP) has been approved for Tumbarumba Shire which will provide for 10 years of housing supply and support the Shire's horticultural industry into the future.

NSW Planning Minister, Tony Kelly, said the LEP would create opportunities for growth within existing townships and support the diversity of the Shire, which is located on the south western slopes of the Snowy Mountains and 504 kilometres south-west of Sydney.

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