The NSW government has announced a further 19 state significant projects to be fast-tracked for assessment as part of the third tranche of its Planning System Acceleration Program.
The New South Wales and Victorian governments have each announced a raft of major building projects to be fast tracked through the planning assessment system to boost the economy.
City of Sydney has unveiled a new planning strategy for the city centre, which will allow for buildings of up to 330 metres to be built in new “clusters.”
Schools, a university campus and housing are among the first tranche of projects to be fast tracked by the NSW government to boost the economy during the COVID-19 crisis.
State governments around the country have amended their respective planning regulations in an effort to keep the construction industry ticking over during the COVID-19 crisis.
Four architects are currently members of the NSW Independent Planning Commission, but major reforms will see the commission move towards “a stronger focus on decision-making skills rather than technical expertise.”
The NSW government and the City of Sydney have laid the foundations for 330-metre skyscrapers in parts of the Sydney CBD.
City of Melbourne councillors have endorsed two documents aimed at improving design quality in private developments.
NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian has doubled-down on her assessment of Pyrmont as “open for business” following the release of the Greater Sydney Commission’s review into the area’s planning rules.
Architect Yvonne von Hartel, appointed to review a scathing report on the proposed FJMT tower, has delivered an even more damning rebuke of the design.
The Western Australian government has introduced a planning policy for the construction of houses on lots smaller than 100 square metres.
City of Melbourne councillors have voted to endorse a plan that will see Melbourne’s Elizabeth Street closed to cars over a number of years.
The Planning Institute of Australia held its 2019 National Awards for Planning Excellence Ceremony on the Gold Coast on 15 May 2019, awarding people and projects from around Australia for outstanding achievements in planning.
South Australia’s State Planning Commission is hoping to use several community guides to engage with “significant community concerns” around heritage and design in the state’s new planning regime.
Using Melbourne’s Footscray as a case study, Yvonne Meng argues that the humble footpath is overlooked, although it is an equally if not more important public space for urban social life.
The NSW government has released a metropolitan plan for Newcastle that is a first for both the city and for a non state capital.
The proportion of women to men in architecture and associated professions is low. Can cities not designed by women really meet their needs?
The Government Architect NSW, in partnership with CHROFI, Tyrrellstudio and HillDPA, have drafted plans for the revitalization of the centre of Gosford.
A North South Rail Link will be built ahead of the Sydney’s second airport, under a city deal signed by the federal and NSW governments.
An architect has been made the chair of one of Sydney’s planning panels as part of a series of appointments made by the NSW government.