Tag Archives | Planning

Successful call for papers on Planning

On Wednesday 26 March 2014 we received support in the Parliament for a call for papers on the review of planning. This call for papers requires the Government to produce within 21 days documents relating to the review of planning, including their instructions for the drafting of the Planning Bill 2013. 1751.  Mr Shoebridge to […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Millers Point Public Housing Statement

The O’Farrell Government today announced the sale of 293 public housing properties in Millers Point and the Rocks with the move expected to displace more than 400 public housing tenants. This is despite the fact that they have to date failed to undertake a complete assessment of the housing stock in question and that they […]

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Bush fire dangers ignored for proposed aged care facility

A planned aged care facility at Sydney’s Middle Head, surrounded by National Park, represents a serious bush fire risk to any future residents, and would almost certainly be rejected if NSW bush fire safety requirements were applied.  However the real dangers of bush fire risk are not being properly considered on the site because it […]

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O’Farrell forced to effectively abandon unpopular Planning Bill

The Minister for Planning Brad Hazzard has today been forced to admit reality and effectively abandon the O’Farrell government’s deeply unpopular planning bill which had betrayed its promise to return planning powers to the community. Greens MP and Planning Spokesperson David Shoebridge said: “United opposition from hundreds of resident, environment and heritage groups, and thousands […]

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Saving Middle Head – Again

Once again the community is forced to campaign to protect Sydney’s natural and built heritage from a short term sell-off by a cash-hungry government.  This time it is the Abbott government that will make the call and it is right in the heart of the Prime Minister’s own seat. With the Environment Minister Greg Hunt […]

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Save Middle Head – 3rd Public Meeting

Save Middle Head – 3rd Public Meeting   6.30pm – 7.30pm Thursday 20 February 2014 Mosman Council Senior Citizen’s Centre Dear Community Member, Our 3rd public meeting will be held next Thursday 20 February, 6-7pm Mosman Senior Citizen’s Centre (next to Mosman Town Hall, Mosman Square, Spit Junction). We urge you to attend. AGENDA •David […]

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Development lobby chides opposition over planning – Sydney City News

Sydney City News this morning reported that developer lobby group Urban Taskforce has urged opposition parties to back the state government’s original planning bill and to oppose the government’s proposed amendments that are currently awaiting consideration by the Legislative Council.  The developer lobby group Urban Taskforce has urged opposition parties to back the state government’s original […]

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