Tag Archives: Planning for people

Death of the Aussie backyard?

Backyards have dramatically shrunk in size and hard surfaces have replaced greenery.  What are the consequences for all of us? This aerial view of two housing schemes on opposite sides of a main road in Brisbane illustrates the magnitude of the change in the size of the backyards over a short period of time.   This […]
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Rampant development for historic Sydney: where will it end?

What ever happened to the plans for an Arts and Heritage precinct in Parramatta? The North Parramatta Government precinct covers 32 hectares of public land.  It includes buildings of immense cultural and historic significance such as the convict built Female Factory designed by Francis Greenway in 1818, fine examples of Federation and Arts and Crafts style buildings designed […]
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Planning disaster unfolding

In a letter to the Sydney Morning Herald on December 2, Jennifer Crone of Bondi described the nightmare of six days a week building happening opposite her apartment.  She is faced with the prospect of 60 trucks a day emitting diesel exhaust fumes and intense noise into her apartment from breakfast to dusk for the […]
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Launch: the Community Charter for Good Planning

The Hunters Hill Trust joins key community organisations, parliamentarians and individuals to endorse the Community Charter for Good Planning, which sets out principles to achieve a better, fairer and more accountable planning system in NSW.  If you want to endorse the Charter too, then click here Come to the launch of the Community Charter 7pm Thursday March […]
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Planning for People: the community charter

Come to the launch of the Community Charter and hear what the local candidates for the state seat of Lane Cove have to say about how planning and development will be conducted in NSW in future. THURSDAY MARCH 5TH 2015, 7PM St Andrews Uniting Church, 47A Kenneth Street, Longueville Light supper will be served, donation at […]
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Massive developments for Sydney

It is hard to comprehend the scale – and the social impact of 50,000 new dwellings in high rise buildings along Parramatta Road Granville to be as dense as Ultimo? Homebush to be like St Leonards? Camperdown to be as dense as Harold Park? Kings Bay to be like Crows Nest? Taverners Hill like Breakfast Point? […]
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Freeways that would mortgage NSW for decades to come

Why would we want to build the world’s largest underground tollway system based on out-of-date, discredited ideas? People of NSW want regular, reliable public transport systems. See more from SMH:   Ramming through a discredited freeway
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