In October 2019 PLANNERS NORTH made a submission to the Draft Byron Shire Residential Strategy. We are big supporters of council proactively being involved in strategic planning and we made some suggestions to assist with the finalisation of the Residential… Read more
Recently we wrote to the Minister for Planning saying that we believe that the Department’s position that scenic protection is best assessed and managed at Development Application is a perversion of good town planning practice with respect to the protection of the scenic quality.
To… Read more
Recently Planners North took on the Northern Regional Planning Panel in the Land and Environment Court about whether the land identified as a ‘proximity area for coastal wetlands’ under the Coastal SEPP was ‘environmentally sensitive land‘ under the Seniors Housing… Read more
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