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450 Affordable and Diverse Housing Units in Sydney

450 Affordable and Diverse Housing Units in Sydney

The City of Sydney is working to deliver affordable housing to the city’s key workers, such as teachers, police, nurses, and cleaners. In particular, the city aims to produce 450 new housing units in Green Square and Redfern.  The housing will be built on the city’s own surplus land. If people on […]

New Rezoning Review to Replace Existing Pre-Gateway Review

New Rezoning Review to Replace Existing Pre-Gateway Review

  Delays and uncertainty in the rezoning process mean volatility for a property development, as it is difficult to respond quickly to changes in demand and the up front costs of a development involving a rezoning are high. In New South Wales the new Rezoning Review is intended be an […]

Land Releases and Rezonings for New Housing Injection

Land Releases and Rezonings for New Housing Injection

Planning Minister Rob Stokes announced land releases and rezonings near the Cudgegong Road Railway Station will be used to create suburbs with housing potential of 20,000 residents. The new housing will be supported by the necessary infrastructure, such as schools, community facilities and open space. Riverstone East will have a […]

Proposal for Redevelopment at The Rocks

Proposal for Redevelopment at The Rocks

The Department of Planning and Environment is asking for community feedback on a redevelopment proposal at the Rocks by Golden Age and Hanna The Rocks Pty Ltd. The proposal is seeking approval for new homes, shops and car parking spaces at 85 Harrington Street and 68-72 Gloucester Street, The Rocks. The works include: demolition […]

New Precinct Plan for Box Hill to Provide 9,600 New Homes

New Precinct Plan for Box Hill to Provide 9,600 New Homes

Changes have been made to the Box Hill and Box Hill Industrial Precinct Plan. The NSW Government has been working with local councils, agencies and communities to help provide 9,600 new homes in the north west of Sydney. “The new revitalised community at Box Hill & Box Hill Industrial will […]

Blockbrief Report: The Central Sydney Planning Strategy Planning Proposal

Blockbrief Report: The Central Sydney Planning Strategy Planning Proposal

This month the City of Sydney Council announced the Central Sydney Planning Strategy. Heralded as the most comprehensive urban planning strategy for the Sydney CBD in 45 years, the Council has identified opportunities to unlock up to 2.9 million square metres of additional floor space for retail, hotel, cultural and […]

Plans for New World’s Tallest Tower: The Tower Dubai

Plans for New World’s Tallest Tower: The Tower Dubai

  As of the year 2020, the Tower Dubai (part of the Dubai Creek Harbor development), may be the world’s tallest tower.  The Tower’s exact height has not yet been released, however it has been confirmed that it will be taller than Burj Khalifa.  Notably, whether the tower will be […]

NSW Planning System Amendments To Make The Planning System Better for Business

NSW Planning System Amendments To Make The Planning System Better for Business

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has amended the Standard Instrument for Local Environment Plans and two State Environmental Planning Policing to simplify the planning system and increase consistency state-wide.  These changes are intended to increase local economic activity, such as job growth and attracting investors, by creating more […]

Net Operating Income Indicates Value, but Know Your Property’s Zoning

Net Operating Income Indicates Value, but Know Your Property’s Zoning

This post was prepared by Sara Player, Blockbrief In-house Counsel Net Operating Income Net Operating Income (NOI) is used to analyze real estate investments that produce income.  It is the annual income generated by an income-producing property after taking into account all income collected from operations, and deducting expenses incurred […]

Zoning Changes 29 January 2016

Zoning Changes 29 January 2016

This post was prepared by Matthew Player, Blockbrief Founder Below is a selection of some of the most significant rezonings  around Australia adopted in week end 22 January 2016. NSW Rezoning at Anderson Road Glenning Valley Wyong Local Environmental Plan 2013 (Amendment No 18) (Adopted) The amendment rezones land currently […]