Consistent with the NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian’s promise to make housing affordability the highest priority for the state, she recently announced the target of delivering 61,000 new homes every year through to 2020-21.
Since 2009 JBA has supported Frasers Property Australia in creating a new vibrant community at Putney Hill. The final stage of development, Absolute, will deliver 22 new luxurious homes and mark the completion of the transformative project.
On 16 May 2017 the Department of Planning and Environment (DP&E) released the draft North West Priority Growth Area Land Use and Infrastructure Implementation Plan, which is a ten-year plan to guide development and infrastructure delivery in the North West Growth Centre.
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JBA Founder, Julie Bindon was recently interviewed by Jane Nicholls for QBusiness Qantas Magazine to discuss the opportunities for shaping Australian cities.
The day marks the celebration of women around the world and provides us an opportunity to reflect on the contributions of women in the planning, design and urban development sector. #BeBoldForChange
The Minister for Planning has released a suite of documents which propose changes to the NSW Planning System. By way of the proposed changes, The Minister is seeking to build greater confidence in the planning system by 'enhancing community participation, strengthening upfront strategic planning and delivering greater probity and integrity in decision-making'. The draft amendments are on public exhibition until 10 March 2017.
UrbanGrowth NSW has released the Central to Eveleigh Urban Transformation Strategy which sets the framework for the future delivery of more homes and jobs alongside better public transport, new parks and community facilities. Urban Planner, Chris Patfield, provides an overview of the Strategy.
On Monday 21 November 2016 the Greater Sydney Commission unveiled the much anticipated draft District Plans for the Greater Sydney Metropolitan Region. The GSC also released ‘Towards Our Greater Sydney 2056’, a draft amendment to update A Plan for Growing Sydney. When finalised, the updated metropolitan plan and the District Plans will together guide the future growth of Sydney.
North Sydney Council has prepared a draft Capacity and Land Use Study for the North Sydney Centre, which makes recommendations to facilitate the future growth of the Centre while protecting sunlight to key public spaces. The Draft Study is now on public exhibition until Thursday 15 December 2016. JBA Associate Yvette Carr and Communications Coordinator Fay Edwards provide an overview of the key changes.
Economics has been driving the urbanisation of our world for centuries. Cities are the physical representation of trade, prosperity, opportunity and competition. Their growth, and the wellbeing of their residents, is the direct result of changing economic conditions and opportunities. The District Plans are the much anticipated ‘applied’ strategic planning tool for Greater Sydney. They provide the opportunity to sow the seeds for Sydney’s future economic success by applying regional economic development principals at a district scale. This article will explore some of the urban economic considerations shaping Sydney’s future growth.
On Friday 4 November 2016, JBA partnered with the University of New South Wales and the NSW Office of the Government Architect to host a Design Excellence Symposium which saw a meeting of academics and delegates of both the public and private sector development communities.
The District Plans are an opportunity to deliver positive long term change to Sydney. Over the next month JBA will release a series of articles about the challenges facing Sydney and how these could be addressed within the District Plans.
BIS Shrapnel’s much anticipated Strategic Employment Lands Review of Macquarie Park was recently released by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment. JBA’s Urban Economics Specialists provide an overview of the findings.
Future Parade was ranked as one of the top four participants in the Randwick City Council Kensington to Kingsford Urban Design Competition. Future Parade comprises a team of skilled professionals including JBA Urban Development Consultants, Stewart Hollenstein, Arcadia, Jess Scully and the Transport Planning Partnership.
JBA has assisted QIC in gaining approval from the Sydney West Joint Regional Planning Panel for the $900 million expansion of Castle Towers Shopping Centre.
As of the 1st September 2016 a new rezoning review process will operate in NSW. The new process seeks to increase independence and transparency, as well as reduce delays in the planning process. However, it includes a number of changes that will significantly affect the future consideration of planning proposals. Jennie Buchanan, Associate at JBA, provides an overview of the changes to the process.
The winner of the Design Our Ryde International Design Ideas Competition has been announced with the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design selected as the winner for their striking and well resolved design for the Ryde Civic Hub Precinct. The eight-month design competition, facilitated by JBA has produced a winning concept that encapsulates and respects the character and aspirations of Ryde, while creating a unique and distinctive civic precinct. JBA’s Brendan Hoskins provides us with key insights from the design competition process.
Tradable floor space for super towers in Sydney’s CBD. JBA’s Samantha Miller explores the opportunity of new high density zones and strategic floor space in the Central Sydney Planning Strategy.
A valued public space is the universal goal for any urban designer, and a clever designer understands that valued public spaces require a multidisciplinary approach. JBA’s Urban Designer, Emily Hatfield, reflects on the concept of value in the urban realm.
After much anticipation, speculation, hypothesising, and crystal ball gazing, it has finally landed. The City of Sydney Council has released its Central Sydney Planning Strategy. JBA’s Alexis Cella provides us with a high level overview of the Strategy.
The relationship between transport and land use is essential in delivering a high quality planning outcome. JBA’s Daniel Howard looks at the current opportunities for land use integration in Sydney, and gives thought to future relations between urban form and transport.
The Greater Sydney Commission has given an insight into the future West Central District Plan through the release of the Parramatta Strategic Framework. Matthew Norman provides us with a complete overview of the Framework.
We have seen some key movements in the NSW planning system over the past month. Alexis Cella provides us with some key take home points in the brave new world of larger councils and under the Greater Sydney Commission.
The Baird government has created nineteen new councils across Sydney and NSW. JBA have summarised the information that has been released by the NSW government.
In order for Sydney to be considered a Global City, we need councils to share that vision and help pave the way. James Harrison shares his view on why Sydney should welcome Council Amalgamations.
NSW Planning Minister Rob Stokes has announced proposed amendments to the NSW planning system to be implemented by the end of 2016. These amendments include mandatory pre-DA consultation with neighbours. JBA’s Yvette Carr, Associate and Ross Hornsey, Director – Communications take us through the proposed amendments and share their views.
Housing affordability and cultural reform are often hot topics in planning, however ‘clause 4.6’ never gets a mention despite being one the key pieces of delegated legislation that is so often critical in planning decisions in NSW. Michael Rowe explains why it needs to be added to the reform agenda and his views on how to fix it.
JBA’s Harry Quartermain provides us with an overview of The Smart Cities Plan which was recently released by the Australian Government.
JBA has assisted Urbanest in gaining approval for new premium student accommodation in the heart of Darling Square.
By 2031, more than 30 million people will call Australia home. The Australian Infrastructure Plan released in February provides a roadmap on how we can address the infrastructure challenges of today, so that we are set up to meet the challenges of tomorrow. JBA’s Tim Ward provides his initial thoughts on The Plan.
New generation boarding houses provide an affordable form of accommodation, and are also a feasible development option. JBA’s Kim Shmuel discusses the current limitations around boarding houses, and how we can overcome them.
JBA has assisted Mirvac in gaining approval from the Department of Planning and Environment for the development of a contemporary industrial estate at Eastern Creek.
JBA has assisted Western Sydney Parklands in gaining approval from the Department of Planning and Environment for the Bringelly Road Business Hub in Leppington.
The Greater Sydney Commission has officially come into effect, and is already taking shape. JBA’s Yvette Carr shares her view on the changes so far.
The Department of Planning and Environment is currently reviewing its Community Consultative Committee Guidelines in relation to State Significant Development (SSD) Applications. JBA's Communications Coordinator, Alyse Phillips tells us what we need to know about the proposed changes to these Guidelines.
City of Sydney Council is currently exhibiting Planning Proposal: Heritage Floor Space amendments to Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012. JBA's senior planner, Harry Quartermain tells us what we need to know about the proposal.
The City of Sydney Council has released for exhibition its Draft s94 Development Contributions Plan 2015. JBA’s Alexis Cella gives us a snapshot of the key changes.
JBA assisted Investa Office and Gwynvill Group to gain approval for a 33 storey commercial tower at 60 Martin Place.