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MAKING IT EASIER TO BUILD TERRACE HOMES

  A new design guide will help make it easier to build well-designed low rise, medium density homes across NSW, following the release of a draft Medium Density Design Guide by the NSW Government. The majority of homes currently under construction in NSW are freestanding houses and apartments, however a third of homeowners surveyed by the Department of Planning said they would consider downsizing to terraces – preferences which are being driven by changing lifestyles and demographics. Planning Minister Rob Stokes said the draft policy is intended to encourage more and better designed terraces, townhouses and dual occupancies (two houses on one block) in response to demand for this versatile housing type. Continue reading

A NEW VISION FOR SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK

  Plans for the biggest revitalisation of Sydney Olympic Park in its history were released today with the precinct overhaul set to provide homes for 23,500 residents, businesses, new transport links, parklands and retail. Sports Minister Stuart Ayres and Planning Minister Rob Stokes today unveiled the Sydney Olympic Park Masterplan 2030 which combines the best of world class sporting and entertainment infrastructure with new homes, jobs and parklands. Continue reading

NSW DEBT FREE FOR FIRST TIME IN 20 YEARS

The NSW Government has wiped out the State’s net debt and delivered a cash positive result in 2015-16, Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian has announced. Ms Berejiklian today released the Total State Sector Accounts (TSSA) which showed a final surplus of $4.7 billion in 2015-16 – an improvement of $1.3 billion since the June 2016 Budget forecast. The improved surplus compared with the June 2016 Budget forecast was due largely to one-off items including higher realised distributions from investments and actuarial valuations in SICorp. Continue reading

NEW STRATEGY TO PROMOTE GOOD DESIGN

Around this time last year I gave notice of a Private Member’s Motion in support of the 2015 Sydney Architecture Festival. It was a good opportunity for all sides of politics to get involved in a considered debate about the role of architecture and design in our state more generally and it sparked interesting discussion about how we might want our city to look in the future. Continue reading