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24 May 2017

North West Priority Growth Area Land Use and Infrastructure Implementation Plan Released

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.read more

24 May 2017

Plans & Policies - 24 May 2017

All the major plans, policies and development applications on exhibition across Sydney and NSW this week.read more

17 May 2017

Plans & Policies - 17 May 2017

All the major plans, policies and development applications on exhibition across Sydney and NSW this week.read more

10 May 2017

Plans & Policies - 10 May 2017

All the major plans, policies and development applications on exhibition across Sydney and NSW this week.read more

09 May 2017

City of Sydney’s proposed changes to the Affordable Housing Policy

JBA Director, James Harrison reviews the City of Sydney’s proposed changes to the affordable housing policy. read more

05 May 2017

Georges River, Blue Mountains and North Sydney Council - Plans & Policies - 5 May 2017

All the major plans, policies and development applications on exhibition across Sydney and NSW this week.read more

02 May 2017

Looking Skywards for an Aerotropolis in Greater Western Sydney

Part 1: Introduction to the Aerotropolisread more

27 Apr 2017

Parramatta Council's draft Development Control Plan (DCP) and development application for Parramatta North Urban Transformation Precinct on public exhibition

City of Parramatta Council is exhibiting a draft development control plan (DCP) and development application relating to land known as Parramatta North Urban Transformation Precinct (PNUT). The draft DCP will form an amendment to Part 4 of the Parramatta DCP 2011read more

27 Apr 2017

Newcastle City Council proposes amendments to Development Control Plan (DCP) to provide guidelines for laneways

The proposed inclusion of a new Section 7.11 provides guidelines for development for adjoining laneways and standards for laneway construction that does not currently exist in the DCP. read more

27 Apr 2017

Cumberland Council Addresses Affordable Housing

A media release by Cumberland Council has stated Council’s intent to pursue inclusionary zoning in larger centres including Merrylands, Auburn, Lidcombe and Wentworthvilleread more

19 Apr 2017

Plans & Policies - 19 April 2017

All the major plans, policies and development applications on exhibition across Sydney and NSW this week.read more

18 Apr 2017

Julie Bindon, JBA Founding Director gives her perspective on city shaping for Qantas Business Magazine

JBA Founder, Julie Bindon was recently interviewed by Jane Nicholls for QBusiness Qantas Magazine to discuss the opportunities for shaping Australian cities. read more

12 Apr 2017

Plans & Policies - 4 April 2017

All the major plans, policies and development applications on exhibition across Sydney and NSW this week.read more

05 Apr 2017

JBA involved in the first rezoning under the City of Sydney’s ‘Employment Lands Investigation Area’

On 28th March the Department of Planning and Environment issued a Gateway Determination for the rezoning of 102-106 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery. read more

04 Apr 2017

HammondCare aged care home for older people experiencing homelessness

JBA was honoured to assist independent Christian charity, HammondCare, with obtaining approval from the City of Sydney Council for a 42 bed aged care facility for the homeless in Darlinghurst. read more

28 Mar 2017

Plans & Policies -28 March 2017

All the major plans, policies and development applications on exhibition across Sydney and NSW this week.read more

22 Mar 2017

Plans & Policies -22 March 2017

All the major plans, policies and development applications on exhibition across Sydney and NSW this week. read more

17 Mar 2017

The City of Sydney Council propose significant amendments to the affordable housing framework

Next Monday, Council's Planning and Development Committee will consider a proposal from Council staff to over time expand the current affordable housing program to all areas within the LGA (excluding Central Sydney).read more

14 Mar 2017

Plans & Policies - 14 March 2017

All the major plans, policies and development applications on exhibition across Sydney and NSW this week.read more

08 Mar 2017

International Women's Day - JBA celebrates women in Urban Development Services and discusses the Female-Friendly City

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. #BeBoldForChangeread more

01 Mar 2017

Plans & Policies - 28 February 2017

All the major plans, policies and development applications on exhibition across Sydney and NSW this week.read more

28 Feb 2017

Win for JBA at Greater Sydney Planning Awards

The Greater Sydney Planning Awards, held on 23 February, celebrate innovative, bold city making projects. read more

22 Feb 2017

Plans & Policies - 22 February 2017

All the major plans, policies and development applications on exhibition across Sydney and NSW this week.read more

16 Feb 2017

Plans & Policies - 16 February 2017

All the major plans, policies and development applications on exhibition across Sydney and NSW this week.read more

09 Feb 2017

Plans & Policies - 6 February 2017

All the major plans, policies and development applications on exhibition across Sydney and NSW this week.read more

01 Feb 2017

Plans & Policies - 1 February 2017

All the major plans, policies and development applications on exhibition across Sydney and NSW this week.read more

25 Jan 2017

Plans & Policies - 25 January 2017

All the major plans, policies and development applications on exhibition across Sydney and NSW this week.read more

18 Jan 2017

Plans & Policies - 18 January 2017

All the major plans, policies and development applications on exhibition across Sydney and NSW this week. read more

11 Jan 2017

Draft Amendments to Planning Legislation on Public Exhibition

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.read more

15 Dec 2016

Plans & Policies - 14 December 2016

All the major plans, policies and development applications on exhibition across Sydney and NSW this week. read more

07 Dec 2016

Plans & Policies - 7 December 2016

All the major plans, policies and development applications on exhibition across Sydney and NSW this week. read more

01 Dec 2016

Plans & Policies - 1 December 2016

All the major plans, policies and development applications on exhibition across Sydney and NSW this week. read more

29 Nov 2016

Central to Eveleigh Urban Transformation Strategy

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. read more

24 Nov 2016

Release of Draft District Plans for the Greater Sydney Metropolitan Region

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.read more

23 Nov 2016

Plans & Policies - 23 November 2016

All the major plans, policies and development applications on exhibition across Sydney and NSW this week. read more

18 Nov 2016

Draft North Sydney Centre Capacity and Land Use Study now on public exhibition

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. read more

17 Nov 2016

Plans & Policies - 16 November 2016

All the major plans, policies and development applications on exhibition across Sydney and NSW this week. read more

15 Nov 2016

Creating a 30 minute city

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.read more

11 Nov 2016

Design Excellence, Competitiveness and Global Sydney

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. read more

10 Nov 2016

Three companies united behind one vision – JBA merges with Planisphere and Buckley Vann

JBA announced a merger with two urban development consultancies, Planisphere, located in Melbourne and Buckley Vann, located in Brisbane. Together JBA, Planisphere and Buckley Vann will form one unified entity, offering urban development services across the Australian eastern seaboard. JBA’s CEO, Robert Simpson welcomed the announcement. read more