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Strict timeframes for approvalof local infrastructure contributions plansare a must

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 […]

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

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 […]

Tallawong Station Interim Activation Area and Placemaking

Tallawong Station Interim Activation Area and Placemaking

‘Interim activation’ or ‘meanwhile use’ is the temporary use of land until it is developed for its final purpose. GLN Planning was engaged by Landcom to obtain planning approval for a recreation area at Tallawong Station, Rouse Hill. The project aim was to provide a space for local amenity, early activation and community engagement opportunities […]

4 Ideas for a Simpler System

4 Ideas for a Simpler System

Introduction Simplicity – freedom from complexity, intricacy, or division into parts The NSW Government, through the NSW Productivity Commission, is undertaking a comprehensive review of the NSW infrastructure contributions system. Recently the Commission exhibited an issues paper, inviting industry and community feedback on the key issues facing the system. The Commission articulates four principles of […]