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Using technology for your next development site search

Using technology for your next development site search

At Blockbrief we spend our working days focused on knocking down the barriers that once made real estate information – as critical as what can be developed on a property – inaccessible. ePlanning is the provision of online planning information and services. I don’t like the term or the need […]

Property Development In Smart Cities

Property Development In Smart Cities

Technology is critical in a modern city. Not simply because tech brings investment and employment, but because successful cities have always thrived on the disruption new technology brings. A “smart city” is one that utilises the advances of modern technology to transform its infrastructure and make better use of energy, […]

Greater Sydney Commission Unveils Plans for 792000 homes in the Next 20 Years

Greater Sydney Commission Unveils Plans for 792000 homes in the Next 20 Years

The Greater Sydney Commission has released their draft District Plans for six districts in the Greater Sydney area. They also released a draft amendment to the Greater Sydney Region Plan entitled “Towards our Greater Sydney 2056”, which is a 40-year plan to grow Greater Sydney. The GSC released the potentially landmark draft reform […]

Sustainable Development of Sydney Olympic Park

Sustainable Development of Sydney Olympic Park

In 2010, the Sydney Olympic Park Master Plan 2030 was approved, which sets the blueprint for its sustainable development as a vibrant suburb.  The purpose of the Master Plan is to: provide a comprehensive approach to the land’s long term development ensure the Park continues to evolve into an active and […]

Middleton Grange Mixed Use Rezoning Proposal

Middleton Grange Mixed Use Rezoning Proposal

*Blockbrief members were notified immediately in August of the rezoning information provided below.   The proposal seeks to rezone a 7.9 hectare parcel of land at 60 to 80 Southern Cross Avenue and 45 to 65 Hall Circuit Middleton Grange. The proposal is anticipated to yield 840 dwellings and 1,000 jobs.  The redevelopment […]

Approved Planning Proposal to Inject $291 Million in Western Sydney

Approved Planning Proposal to Inject $291 Million in Western Sydney

A planning proposal in Western Sydney has been approved to build a 43-storey building at the corner of 116 Macquarie Street and 7 Charles Street in Parramatta.  It will be one of Parramatta’s tallest buildings and will include apartments, offices and shops. In addition to injecting $291M into the local economy, this […]

Hillarys Mixed Use Rezoning to Yield 704 Dwellings and 2,448 Jobs

Hillarys Mixed Use Rezoning to Yield 704 Dwellings and 2,448 Jobs

*Blockbrief members were notified immediately in August of the rezoning information provided below.   The Whiteford City Shopping Centre rezoning amends the Town Planning Scheme by zoning and rezoning 13 lots that constitute the Whitford Activity Centre to Centre and removing the residential density code of R20 from the lots. The rezoning […]

Rezoning Proposal to Yield 840 Dwellings & 1,000 Jobs

Rezoning Proposal to Yield 840 Dwellings & 1,000 Jobs

*Blockbrief members were notified immediately in August of the rezoning information provided below.   The mixed use rezoning proposal in Middleton Grange if adopted can yield 840 dwellings and 1,000 jobs.  The proposal seeks to rezone a 7.9 hectare parcel of land at 60 to 80 Southern Cross Avenue and 45 to […]

Five Dock Mixed Use Rezoning Adopted

Five Dock Mixed Use Rezoning Adopted

*Blockbrief members were notified immediately in August of the rezoning information provided below.   The Canada Bay LEP 2013 Amendment No 9 applies to three properties. For 355 Lyons Road it rezones the property from R2 Low Density Residential to B4 Mixed Use and increase FSR from 0.5:1 to 1.3:1 and increase […]

Ahead of Schedule for Sydney’s Home Sites Program

Ahead of Schedule for Sydney’s Home Sites Program

In 2015, the New South Wales government launched the Home Sites Program, in which 10,000 new home sites in Sydney will be released by the government over the next four years.  The program was launched in order to provide a more affordable housing supply that will support the booming city’s […]