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'Shaping our Cities' (1998) was the NSW Government's plan to address economic and population growth in the Greater Metropolitan Region.
This public lecture discussed the draft Central Sydney Planning Strategy 2012-2036. The strategy revises previous planning controls and attempts to deliver on the City of Sydney’s Sustainable Sydney 2030 program. The Strategy is the product of the most detailed review of city centre planning controls...
This draft District Plan sets out aspirations and proposals for Greater Sydney’s West District, which includes the Blue Mountains, Penrith and Hawkesbury local government areas. It has been developed by the Greater Sydney Commission.
This draft District Plan sets out aspirations and proposals for Greater Sydney’s South District, which includes the local government areas of Canterbury-Bankstown, Georges River and Sutherland. It has been developed by the Greater Sydney Commission.
The aim of this project was to explore equitable and viable solutions to what has emerged as a fundamental issue facing Australian cities in coming decades: how to effectively, efficiently and inclusively redevelop older areas of privately owned multi‐unit strata titled housing to achieve the...
The NSW Government is using codification to encourage housing supply in Sydney. The codification is designed to override local housing design, volume and location controls, where these are perceived to obstruct higher residential density. The codification replaces local design rules with statewide standards, and merit...
There are three important economic goals that Australians aspire to. To have a job to support and care for your family, to be independent in your retirement and to own your own home.
As a Government we share and want to facilitate Australians being...
The papers presented at the 2015 State of Australian Cities National Conference (SOAC 7) were organised into seven broad themes but all shared, to varying degrees, a common focus on the ways in which high quality academic research can be used in the development and...
Across Australia, city planners are focusing on urban renewal as a major driver for change both to provide additional housing for growing urban populations and to implement widely accepted principles of sustainability. The dominant model involves renewal of existing urban areas along transport corridors and...
This report examines the experience of mortgage distress in Western Sydney and mortgage holders' coping strategies.
While not claiming to be a representative sample of mortgagors in distress, the report reveals much about the circumstances contributing to mortgage distress and its considerable impacts on...