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Yearly Archives: 2018

Sydney’s infrastructure lag: what can planning do about it?
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Sydney’s infrastructure lag: what can planning do about it?

It seems that every day there is a news story about Sydney’s clogged infrastructure—whether it’s roads, public transport, hospitals, or schools. Yet the congestion we are currently experiencing was predictable.   Notwithstanding the good intentions of our strategic plans, the people of Sydney are suffering the cumulative effects of many short-term decisions. Instead of keeping […]

A simpler and more coordinated contributions system is key to reducing development delays
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A simpler and more coordinated contributions system is key to reducing development delays

The notion time is money is a daily reality for the development industry amidst the balancing act of prudent planning, infrastructure provision, and budget management by government. Despite a sustained increase in housing approvals in Sydney, uncertainty and delays still plague the planning system, particularly in infrastructure contributions.   Greenfield developers will start to feel […]

Strict timeframes for approvalof local infrastructure contributions plansare a must
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Strict timeframes for approval
of local infrastructure contributions plans
are a must

The Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) recently invited submissions on improving the Secretary’s practice note that deals with the review of draft section 94 (now section 7.11) contributions plans by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART). DPE requested industry comments on both the assessment process for contributions plans and the contents of the […]