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Sydney apartments to undergo planning overhaul

New apartment developments could be as small as 35 square metres with no parking provisions under proposed guidelines released by the NSW Government Planning Minister Pru Goward last week. The move has provoked a spate of criticism from residents in relatively high density yet suburban areas, where parking is already at a premium and transport […]

Uncertain future for Pyrmont Bridge compost garden

NSW Planning Minister Pru Goward has signalled she will back down on a controversial proposal to build a large sustainable garden on Pyrmont Bridge. The project, called AMAZE and championed by Ms Goward with the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA), proposed to build three sixty metre compost barges on the bridge. A development application for […]

Planning Minister announces new committee to govern Sydney harbour

Planning Minister Pru Goward has ended rumours surrounding the abolishment of the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority with the announcement of an alternative plan this week. Speculation surrounding the future of the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority arose last month when the Daily Telegraph printed that the NSW Cabinet would consider a proposal to abolish it entirely […]

News in brief

Controversy heightens over Pyrmont Bridge garden Plans by the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) to install a vertical garden on the Pyrmont Bridge have been criticised by Bicycle NSW. The AMAZE project aims to use the organic waste from surrounding amenities at Darling Harbour to fertilise the garden and showcase the benefits of sustainable composting. […]

Millers Point housing dispute heightens

By Christopher Harris Local politicians have joined the opposition to NSW Government’s plan to sell public housing in Millers Point to fund a Housing NSW property shortfall and maintenance backlog. The significance of the Millers Point housing was highlighted by Lord Mayor Clover Moore last Friday as she opened Sue Rawlinson’s exhibition that documents the […]

Backlash against Bays Precinct development unfolds

Resident groups and local politicians have criticised the NSW Government's Bays Precinct development announcement on the grounds it favours private development with little community input. On Thursday July 17th, two years since The Bays Precinct Taskforce released its Strategic Framework Report, NSW Premier Mike Baird and Planning Minister Pru Goward announced a 30-year strategy for […]

Big city’s big idea

A one-stop shop to modernise the way the New South Wales Government’s major infrastructure and urban planning priorities are delivered in Sydney is being developed. NSW Premier Mike Baird and Planning Minister Pru Goward announced plans to establish a “Greater Sydney Commission” which could be tasked with priorities such as implementing the Sydney Metropolitan Strategy, […]

Upton opposes Wellington St rezone

by Bernadette Anvia   It’s the redevelopment that’s had Bondi locals up in arms. Four years after Waverley council warded off attempts to rezone their last remaining tennis courts to make way for 30 units and a community centre, residents are gearing up for another fight to protect their local sporting facility. The Maccabi tennis […]

REVEALED: Bronte residents “ignored” in RSL redevelopment plans

Community activist Stephen Lightfoot has called on newly elected NSW Planning Minister Pru Goward to "take control" and stop redevelopment of the Bronte RSL, citing concerns the proposed six-storey site could bear significant ramifications for local amenity. A series of papers documenting discussions between the state government, developer Winston Langley Burlington (WLB) and other stakeholders […]

Revealed: the legacy of government neglect at Millers Point

By Edmund Kirkwood Successive state governments have failed to adequately maintain properties at Millers Point, public housing tenants say. Damning accounts of the neglect shown to these ageing properties call into question the legitimacy of the government’s claim that the houses have simply become too expensive to maintain. In an interview with City News, lifetime […]