Repairing, restoring and reshaping existing accessibility systems should not be overlooked in efforts to deliver a 30-minute city, a University of Sydney traffic engineer says.
“Planners, engineers, and – especially – politicians like to focus on building new things rather… Read more
Sidewalk Labs has developed a generative design to assist in generating billions of comprehensive planning scenarios.
Using machine learning and computational design, the design tool can also evaluate “all kinds of impacts these different scenarios can have on key quality-of-life… Read more
For some development consents
granted on 1 December 2019 a ‘Subdivisions Works Certificate’ (SWC) will need
to be obtained instead of and/or in addition to a Construction Certificate (CC).
Currently a CC is utilised for
both building work and subdivision… Read more
At present, a Construction Certificate (CC) can
only be issued if it is ‘not inconsistent’ with the relevant development
consent. This means the development consent taken as whole, as the
conditions of a development consent sometimes modify the approved drawings.… Read more
The term ‘interim’ Occupation Certificate
(OC) will be abolished under the new regime proposed to commence on 1 December
Despite this, it will still be possible to obtain an OC for part of a new building. There is a… Read more
Airbnb is part of the “sharing economy” and is doing a great job disrupting the hotel industry and providing an occasional income source to many home owners. However, some people are concerned that the majority of Airbnb listings in most… Read more
We are sometimes asked “what effect does an old Local Government Act approval have under a modern Local Environmental Plan”. This post outlines the general planning law mumbo jumbo, as we understand it, applicable to this situation.Historic building approvals establish… Read more
In June 2016 the Department of Planning exhibited its Draft North Coast Regional Pan. The goals of the plan included the protection of the environment and to provide places for vibrant communities meeting the changing demographic needs of the north… Read more
In May 2016 Byron Shire Council Exhibited its Draft Rural Land Use Strategy. The Draft Strategy proposed a 20 year strategic framework to guide future land zoning protection and development. The Strategy contained a vision, policy directions and corresponding set… Read more
In early 2016 Ballina Shire Council adopted its Ballina 2035 aspirational blueprint to advance and consolidate Ballina as a major regional centre on the NSW North Coast. In association with the finalisation of the Strategy, Council established an Industry Peer… Read more