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By Julia Moiso, Assistant Planner, David Lock Associates
Changes to NSW planning legislation are being presented by the State Government as a means to increase housing supply in Sydney. The proposed amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act (EP&A Act) will change the way that development applications are assessed.
Source: SGS Economics and Planning Rental Affordability Index
By Kirsty Smith, Associate, David Lock Associates
This week has seen the release of the national Rental Affordability Index created in Partnership by National Shelter, Community Sector Banking and SGS Economics and Planning. The index confirms that there are more and more people stuck in a cycle of paying ever-increasing rents, with housing costs exceeding 30% of low income households' gross income.
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NSW Premier Mike Baird and the Minister for Local Government Paul Toole announced 19 new councils in NSW which commenced 12 May 2016. The Minister has indicated his in principle support to create a further nine new councils, subject to the decision of the courts.
The ageing Waterloo social housing estate will be redeveloped into a world-class vibrant community with more social, affordable and private housing, following the NSW Government’s announcement of the new Waterloo Metro Station.
Our Sydney office is moving to a new location from Monday 9th March 2015.
Our new address is:
Studio 111, 50 Holt Street,
Surry Hills 2010
Our telephone number will remain the same 02 9699 2021.
Please update your records.
We look forward to welcoming you to our new space.
We’d like to wish all our clients, collaborators and partners a happy, peaceful and safe Christmas and New Year with friends and family.
The Premier of NSW, Mike Baird, has announced plans for a new planning body in Sydney to streamline the delivery of major government infrastructure and planning projects. The Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) will be charged with delivery on government priorities such as implementing the Sydney Metro Strategy, developing sub-regional plans and acting as a chief government advisor.
A change is as good as a holiday so they say and Senior Planner Holly Patrick certainly agrees with that since making the move from David Lock Associates’ Melbourne to Sydney offices in April.
Putting the needs of the new economy at the heart of future Employment Lands Planning.
David Lock Associates announces the appointment of Erin Saunders as Managing Principal in their Sydney operation.