Archive for category: Planning

Shaping Sydney For Next 20 Years

Sydneysiders are being asked to have their say about what sort of city they want Sydney to develop into over the next 20 years. Yes it’s that time again. The NSW Government is preparing a new Metropolitan strategy and like all the others before, the aim of the document is […]

New Strategic Land Use Plans to Have Consequences for Property Development

New Strategic Land Use Plans to Have Consequences for Property Development

The NSW Government has released the draft strategic regional land use plans for the Upper Hunter and New England North West regions, which will be on public exhibition for eight weeks until Thursday 3 May 2012. The plans were released today as part of a package of strategic regional land […]

PIA & BARTIER PERRY COMBINE FOR SYDNEY PLANNING SEMINARS

PIA & BARTIER PERRY COMBINE FOR SYDNEY PLANNING SEMINARS

The Planning Institute of Australia (PIA @pia_planning) has brought legal firm Bartier Perry on board as part of its on going ‘2012 Toolbox Series’. The informative lectures bring together well recognised professionals with expertise is various parts of the NSW Planning system. PIA stipulates that “The Toolbox Series aims to […]

Have your say on Joint Regional Planning Panels

The public is being invited to comment on proposed changes to the operations of Joint Regional Planning Panels. The amended operational procedures, code of conduct and a complaints handling policy are on exhibition until Friday 9 March, enabling the public to comment on the determination process adopted by panels, meeting […]

Electronic Housing Code Pilot Project Expanded

The Electronic Housing Code (EHC) will be expanded to include an additional 11 local councils over the next two years, doubling the number involved.  The EHC allows builders, homeowners and renovators to prepare, lodge and monitor complying development applications online, receiving fast-tracked approvals in as little as 10 days. The […]

Calls To Extend Rezoning Blitz To Brownfield Sites

Calls To Extend Rezoning Blitz To Brownfield Sites

The NSW State Governments move to bypass councils and rezone sites nominated by developers as being potentially suitable for the construction of residential dwellings has received conflicting appraisals from stakeholders involved after the Sydney Morning Herald released its article yesterday ‘Rezoning blitz in push for new housing’. As reported today […]

Planning Minister: At The End Of The Day We Have Capacity To Rezone Without Them

Planning Minister: At The End Of The Day We Have Capacity To Rezone Without Them

  Reports serviced yesterday on the NSW Governments so-called plan to “bypass” councils and rezone sites nominated by developers for thousands of new lots to provide the housing that Sydney is desperate for. Blockbrief has the  all the details. Last November the government invited developers with land over 100 hectares […]

Property Council: Homeowners Want Major Development Out Of The Reach Of Councils

Property Council: Homeowners Want Major Development Out Of The Reach Of Councils

Research from the Property Council  of Australia, a strong developer lobby group, finds that more than three-quarters of NSW homeowners believe that major developments should be out of the hands of local councils an be determined by an appointed planning panel of experts. A survey of 1000 NSW homeowners conducted by Auspoll […]

Top Tips For Negotiating The Development Assessment Process

Top Tips For Negotiating The Development Assessment Process

Lodging a development application with your local council can often be a stressful, nervous and anxious experience. Particularly for those who may be doing it for the first time and are unsure about how to go about communicating and liaising with the Council. To provide assistance in this regard, Blockbrief […]

Obtaining Planning Permission for  a Granny Flat

Obtaining Planning Permission for a Granny Flat

The construction of a granny flat on your block has great potential to substantially increase your rental yield. Jo Chivers for Property Observer provides a great breakdown of the profitability of granny flats in her recent article A granny flat is a good way to maximise your NSW investment. Jo […]