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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 today 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

08 Nov 2016

Department of Planning and Environment compromises on apartment sizes in The Hills Shire

The NSW Department of Planning & Environment has agreed to a request from The Hills Shire Council to provide an exemption for Council from the Apartment Design Guide and SEPP 65 to enforce larger minimum apartment sizes, new unit mix provisions and higher parking standards within new rezoning precincts. JBA Principal Planner, Michael Oliver explains the new provisions and the implications of this decision. read more

01 Nov 2016

District Plans: An opportunity to deliver positive long term change to Sydney

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.read more

31 Oct 2016

Strategic Employment Lands Review: Macquarie Park

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. read more

24 Oct 2016

Future Parade ranked in the top four for the Randwick City Council K2K Urban Design Competition

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. read more

20 Oct 2016

Plans & Policies - 19 October 2016

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

12 Oct 2016

Plans & Policies - 12 October 2016

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

05 Oct 2016

Plans & Policies - 5 October 2016

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

05 Oct 2016

Approved! Castle Towers expansion to revitalise town centre

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. read more

28 Sep 2016

Plans & Policies - 28 September 2016

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

14 Sep 2016

Plans & Policies - 14 September 2016

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

07 Sep 2016

Plans & Policies - 7 September 2016

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

06 Sep 2016

Rezoning review process now in place

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. read more

06 Sep 2016

Promotions at JBA - September 2016

We are excited to announce the promotion of seven of our talented professionals. read more

31 Aug 2016

Plans & Policies - 31 August 2016

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

24 Aug 2016

Plans & Policies - 24 August 2016

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

17 Aug 2016

Plans & Policies - 17 August 2016

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

12 Aug 2016

Achieving design excellence in the City of Ryde

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. read more

11 Aug 2016

Sky’s the limit for Sydney's CBD … almost

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.read more

11 Aug 2016

City of Sydney LEP amendments

There are some noteworthy amendments to the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 that will be going to the Central Sydney Planning Committee today. Senior Planner, Brendan Hoskins provides us with all the details. read more

10 Aug 2016

Plans & Policies - 10 August 2016

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

04 Aug 2016

Value in the culture economy

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. read more

03 Aug 2016

Plans & Policies - 3 August 2016

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

28 Jul 2016

Plans & Policies - 27 July 2016

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

20 Jul 2016

Plans & Policies - 20 July 2016

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

14 Jul 2016

A review of the Central Sydney Planning Strategy

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.read more

13 Jul 2016

Plans & Policies - 13 July 2016

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

06 Jul 2016

Integrating Sydney's Transport and Land Use

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.read more

06 Jul 2016

Plans & Policies - 6 July 2016

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

29 Jun 2016

Plans & Policies - 29 June 2016

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

22 Jun 2016

Plans & Policies - 22 June 2016

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

15 Jun 2016

Plans & Policies - 15 June 2016

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