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High priority, high impact changes to planning systems could deliver up to $5.7 billion a year in economic value and 39,200 jobs, finds a new report prepared by Urbis for the Property Council of Australia While state and territory governments have been making some progress on planning reform, embedded inefficiencies and uncertainty in planning systems continues to stifle new investment and growth in residential housing supply and growth. Continue →
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The infrastructure industry has just gone through a blizzard of policy change, with five key bills landing in the final two weeks of the current parliamentary term The Government’s Urban Growth Agenda was designed to address the fundamentals of land supply, development capacity and enabling infrastructure. Continue →
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The Waimakariri District Council’s innovative approach to earthquake recovery planning has been declared world-leading, with the project taking top honours in the 2019 Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP) Awards The Council’s Draft Waimakariri Residential Red Recovery Plan was recently named overall winner for Outstanding Planning Achievement in the Commonwealth. Continue →
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Mandating strategic planning between local authorities, central government and industry is critical to the success of the government’s proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development, says Property Council Chief Executive Leonie Freeman The National Policy Statement (NPS), which proposes new rules for how councils should plan for urban growth and development, must be underpinned by clear strategic and collaborative planning processes, if we’re to avoid the mistakes of the past. Continue →