Chris Johnson: the case for mixed use with employment land

OPINION: The debate about industrial and urban services land continues with the head of property development industry organisation Urban Taskforce Chris Johnson challenging the Greater Sydney Commission “troika” and arguing for a “new Sydney” that embraces mixed-used precincts.

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Waterloo, the chance for a fresh start

OPINION: The state election last weekend returned the Liberal/National government in NSW, so we can expect little change in the way planning and development is done. A close outcome may…

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On different ways to meet our gladiator complex

 The thing about the Allianz Stadium in Sydney is that tearing it down is a massive waste of resources. In an era when the “buy nothing new” campaign threatens (or promises) to morph into a “build nothing new”, that’s a serious thing.

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Australians want a say in their communities

Australians cherish their neighbourhoods and want a say in how their communities evolve. Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Cities Anthony Albanese believes he has a way to make that happen.

Private property owners lose epic Byron Bay seawall case

Private property owners lose epic Byron Bay seawall case

In a win for Byron Bay beachgoers, the NSW Land and Environment Court has rejected an appeal from three coastal property owners to repair failing seawalls on Belongil Beach with 900 tonnes of rock on the grounds that the finished product would restrict public access and use of the beach.

Demand for planners hits a speed bump

Demand for planners hits a speed bump

MARKET PULSE: Over the last few years, a shortage of planning talent in Sydney and Melbourne has put the pressure on employers to hike salaries and introduce incentives to attract and retain employees.