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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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