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Greater Sydney Commission: Draft district plans on exhibition

The Greater Sydney Commission’s draft district plans are on public exhibition until 31 March 2017. This district plans are of particular importance to your local area because when it is finalised every local council in the district will be required to amend their Local Environment Plan to be consistent with it. In other words whatever is in […]

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Packer’s blight on Sydney Harbour one step closer to development

Sydney is one step closer to having an iconic part of its foreshore sacrificed to a gambling tycoon with the Planning Assessment Commission giving James Packer’s Crown Casino project at Barangaroo the tick of approval. Reports are suggesting that the NSW Coalition government has also signed off on PAC’s recommendations, meaning the project will proceed […]

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Greater Sydney Commission – An unelected super-bureaucracy for Sydney

Sydney’s desperate need for accountable and sustainable regional planning will not be satisfied by the Baird government’s plan for an unelected Greater Sydney Commission. None of the State government’s 13 appointees to the Greater Sydney Commission will be elected or in any way accountable to the millions of residents whose suburbs, shopping strips and parks […]

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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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Greens condemn predawn riot police raid on Occupy Sydney

The Greens NSW have condemned heavy handed police action and called for restraint and respect for non-violent protest following riot police making a pre-dawn raid arresting participants and breaking up the peaceful Occupy Sydney protest this morning. Greens NSW MP David Shoebridge said: “This was a peaceful protest against corporate greed and growing inequality and […]

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Planning Minister fails affordable housing test

The Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey ranking Sydney as the second most unaffordable housing market in the world has highlighted what many in the city already know all too well: Sydney’s property market is failing its residents. Greens MP David Shoebridge said: “Housing in Sydney is becoming out of the reach of many, and can […]

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