New South Wales--Sydney

Journal article

3 Dec 2017

Crowdsourced data hold great potential in creating metrics which can support city planning.

Draft report

20 Oct 2017

This draft plan is built on a vision where the people of Greater Sydney live within thirty minutes of their jobs, education and health facilities, services and great places.

Discussion paper

11 Oct 2017

The City of Sydney has released this discussion paper, which proposes a long-term vision and details strategies for Sydney’s night time economy and cultural life.

Report

3 Oct 2017

This report argues that road congestion charges should be introduced in Sydney and Melbourne, as both cities face traffic gridlock in the future unless decisive action is taken to manage congestion.

Report

18 Sep 2017

This paper investigates the strategies used by the City of Sydney to increase affordable housing and whether they can be replicated in other council areas.

Research report

31 Aug 2017

This research looks at how water sensitive urban design (WSUD) has been adopted in modern statutory planning frameworks and whether current frameworks are sufficient to maximise the uptake of WSUD opportunities in Australia’s cities.

Journal article

30 Aug 2017

This research identified that, while solar households generate up to 40% of their total electricity consumption, they also have higher levels of electricity consumption relative to those with no PV. The research concludes that installation of solar PV (with feed-in tariff incentive) erodes up to...

Journal article

25 Aug 2017

Through a series of interviews with key stakeholders, this paper investigates the nature and extent of office to residential conversions in Sydney, as well as the political, economic, social, environmental and technological drivers and barriers to conversion.

Report

10 Aug 2017

This audit reviewed the performance of the NSW Office of Strategic Lands (OSL). It found that the OSL does not currently have a strategic focus to improve land planning outcomes and also needs to address significant financial risks by implementing a proper, long-term financial strategy....

Guide

3 Aug 2017

This document provides practical guidance for built environment professionals and regulatory agencies seeking to optimise development projects to moderate urban microclimates and mitigate urban heat island effects in major urban centres across a range of climates in Australia

Discussion paper

1 Aug 2017

Commissioned by The Committee for Sydney and authored by KPMG, this report examines achievements that have been made since 2014 and identifies areas that need to be addressed to enable Sydney (and Australia) to become a strong and prosperous fintech ecosystem.

Blog post

20 Jul 2017

Through its profitable exploitation of planning system loopholes on affordable housing obligations, Lendlease has achieved notoriety within UK affordable housing advocacy circles. And just how this came about is a tale with direct implications for Sydney.

Discussion paper

6 Jul 2017

This report aims to provide robust data to rate Sydney’s performance in comparison with 33 of peer cities. It identifies transport and population growth as key issues for Sydney.

Article

5 Jul 2017

Australia has the highest rate of population growth of all the medium and large OECD countries. But urban planning for this growth is often inadequate.

Audio program

2 Jul 2017

After decades of debate, deliberation and inaction Sydney is finally to have a second airport at Badgerys Creek. So what makes a good airport and what could Sydney learn from the best airports in the world?

Literature review

30 Jun 2017

This study is a comprehensive review of comparable national and international wayfinding practices, including reviews of fifty-four practices and plans and twenty-four comparable cases to City of Sydney.

Technical report

8 Jun 2017

NorthConnex is a nine-kilometre tolled motorway tunnel between the M1 Pacific motorway at Wahroonga and the M2 Hills motorway at West Pennant Hills. This audit found that the process used to determine the NorthConnex funding model did adequately consider value for money for taxpayers and...

Policy report

6 Jun 2017

The City of Sydney puts forward an alternative proposal for WestConnex, arguing that it will improve urban amenity, relieve congestion, service Port Botany and support access to Sydney Airport.

Working paper

1 Jun 2017

This study explores a new approach to community involvement in planning that responds to contemporary critiques of participatory planning.We conclude the report by providing an alternate pathway that might create more meaningful community participation in the planning and development of the city.

Policy report

22 May 2017

The former Reserve Bank Governor's report to the Premier on NSW housing affordability policies and proposals.