Tag Archives | Barangaroo

Environment and communities fall through the cracks as big developments fast tracked

Today’s budget announcement on planning will see communities and the environment bear the brunt of fast-tracked development under the Baird government’s plan to halve the assessment time for state significant development. The budget has allocated $16.9 million to halve the time that it takes to assess the largest and most controversial developments in NSW, with […]

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Barangaroo Development [Speech]

This speech was delivered on 02/07/2014 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the original contribution here Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [11.36 a.m.]: This Government will soon have the opportunity to prove that it is serious about cleaning up planning in New South Wales by making a crucial decision on James Packer’s casino. The question is: Will […]

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Court ruling over Barangaroo may put public works at risk

A government pledge that developers would fund $1 billion worth of public works at Barangaroo is in jeopardy after a Supreme Court ruling that could leave taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars out of pocket. The potential shortfall leaves the government with three options: curb public works at Barangaroo, including a much-touted headland park; find […]

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Barangaroo and Part 3A Update

If you haven’t seen it yet, yesterday brought the first victory for everyone who has protested for better planning laws in NSW, including a real voice for the community in the planning process. New planning Minister Brad Hazzard yesterday announced a review of the Barangaroo development, and also the return of a number of Part […]

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Petition – Part 3A Planning Laws & Barangaroo

Together with Australians for Sustainable Development and other groups who have campaigned against the Barangaroo development, we are gathering signatures on the following petition to ask for decisive action on the project. Part 3A Barangaroo Petition This petition is calling for a review into the manner in which the NSW planning system  has handled the development application for Barangaroo. […]

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