The Sydenham to Bankstown Priority precincts

The Sydenham to Bankstown Priority precincts

Between 100,000 – 200,000 new residents Not a single new school site identified Not a single new hospital site Not a single new park Not a single new community centre Download in PDF:  170731 Canterbury Overdevelopment Download in PowerPoint: 170731 Canterbury...
Sky high plans overshadow Chatswood community

Sky high plans overshadow Chatswood community

Willoughby council will tonight consider plans to let developers build buildings as tall and as large as they want in a recipe for disaster for Chatswood. News that Liberal dominated Willoughby Council is using its last few months in office to further a proposal to...
2017 so far: gun money talks and local democracy walks

2017 so far: gun money talks and local democracy walks

Dear friends, We’re a quarter of the way through 2017 and despite how busy things are it seems a good time to reflect a bit on what we’ve done so far. Building on our work on council amalgamations that has already saved a number of councils around the state, I...
Coalition’s planning reforms: another fail

Coalition’s planning reforms: another fail

The Coalition’s draft planning bill is out and our verdict? It’s a fail. The bill completely fails to mention climate change, climate preparedness or planning for a carbon constrained world, even though our planning system is the biggest contributor to...