The page you are looking for is temporarily unavailable.
Please try again later

Money The parts of Sydney with the most development - and those with the least

03:56  21 may  2018
03:56  21 may  2018 Source:   smh.com.au

Phoenix legend Sigmund laments reported merger

  Phoenix legend Sigmund laments reported merger The deal may see the Wellington A-League club move to Sydney.Wellington Phoenix confirm merger talks for partnershipWellington Phoenix football legend Ben Sigmund is stunned by the suggestion his old outfit might be shifting across the ditch, as part of a proposed merger with South West Sydney FC.

He lives in Sydney ’s north shore, part of what Awais Piracha, associate professor of urban planning at Western Sydney University, calls “NIMBY land” and which is an area that has hosted less development than those in the west and south-west of Sydney .

Little of Sydney 's network of small streets and lanes within the study area remains today. bins; > Ensure that any planting and landscaping proposals affecting lanes comply with the Council's Street The eastern- most portion of the lane is part of the Northbourne Development and is privately owned.

Planning minister Anthony Roberts said he wants to leave Sydney in a better state for his children.© Dean Osland Planning minister Anthony Roberts said he wants to leave Sydney in a better state for his children.

Ron Gornall’s story of suburban woe should not surprise anyone living in Sydney.

His quiet, tree-lined street in Lane Cove has been turned into a noisy, traffic-choked rat run since two apartment buildings, each eight storeys high, were built opposite his home.

“It’s not only my street,” Gornall says. “It’s just getting harder and harder to go anywhere near the shopping centre because of the sheer number of cars.”

Yet Gornall may not know the half of it. He lives in Sydney’s north shore, part of what Awais Piracha, associate professor of urban planning at Western Sydney University, calls “NIMBY land” and which is an area that has hosted less development than those in the west and south-west of Sydney.

Time to take a breath: government hits brake on Sydney housing hotspot

  Time to take a breath: government hits brake on Sydney housing hotspot State government puts the brakes on new housing proposals in one area, conceding rapid growth in apartments is outpacing infrastructure in parts of the city. The government has also suspended the operation of new planning rules making it easier for homeowners to build terraces on their properties in the City of Ryde and the City of Canterbury Bankstown – delaying a policy it introduced only last month.“We've had a very buoyant property market,” said Planning Minister Anthony Roberts.

We would like to thank all those who have taken part in the development of this plan, from the Senior Executive Group to the thousands of staff, students, alumni and members of our * The University of Sydney 2011-15 Strategic Plan Performance Report, available through sydney .edu.au/strategy.

On average the population of Western Sydney is younger than that of Sydney more broadly, with more than 1 in 3 people (37.3%) in Western Sydney aged 24 years and under. © 2015. For information, contact Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited.

Ron Gornall says his Lane Cove street has been turned into a noisy, traffic-choked rat run.© Dominic Lorrimer Ron Gornall says his Lane Cove street has been turned into a noisy, traffic-choked rat run.

“Among the NSW planning apparatus, the community engagement philosophy for Sydney seems to be ‘NIMBY land’ is too hard,” says Professor Piracha. If you “dump” development elsewhere “they will not even notice it.”

This provocative analysis is rejected by NSW Planning Minister and member for Lane Cove Anthony Roberts. But in a sign of the growing sensitivity of the state government to perceptions that it has allowed over-development, Roberts this week announced a halt to new housing proposals in Ryde, and targeted delays to new planning rules that make it easier to subdivide land for medium-density housing.

“It's just enabling that infrastructure in certain areas to catch up, and also for us and councils to take a bit of a breath,” Roberts says of the Ryde decision.

Portia De Rossi says she has quit acting

  Portia De Rossi says she has quit acting However, she delayed her decision in order to film Arrested Development's fifth season.The former actress and model appeared alongside her wife Ellen DeGeneres on American television to make the shock announcement.

“On behalf of the family, I couldn’t be more delighted that the tapestry is finally coming ‘home’ to the Sydney Opera House, in keeping with our father’s original intention. My father greatly admired Le Corbusier and they engaged and collaborated deeply.

Sydney : The Rocks The Rocks, with Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background. © Corbis. These houses, with their balconies and decorative cast-iron railings, are now Sydney ’s most attractive heritage from the past. The first railway, from Sydney to Parramatta, began as early as 1855.

That decision captures something of the vicious dilemmas inherent in NSW planning policy. Enable too many apartments, and you’ve let developers run the city. Allow too few, and you’ll cost jobs and push prices up. And if you find the right balance in one area, what about all the others?

Thousands of people and no public transport: People queue for buses at Wentworth Point.© Louise Kennerley Thousands of people and no public transport: People queue for buses at Wentworth Point.

Labor’s planning spokesman Michael Daley characterises the Ryde decision as a cynical ploy by  Roberts to save his ministerial colleague and Ryde MP Victor Dominello.

Meanwhile, the property industry warned the government’s decision will put jobs at risk and may drive up house prices.

And Anoulack Chanthivong, the Labor member for Macquarie Fields, points out that Sydney’s growing pains are not confined to the north shore or Ryde.

Development 'out of control'

Sydney's roads are struggling to cope with traffic.© Roger Stonehouse Sydney's roads are struggling to cope with traffic.

“If the government can slam the brakes on development in Ryde, then it can slam the brakes on development in the Macquarie Fields electorate too,” Chanthivong says. “This Liberal government is full of inconsistencies and hypocrisy – all to save its own skin.”

Boy George celebrates being 10 years sober

  Boy George celebrates being 10 years sober Boy George has revealed he is celebrating 10 years of sobriety!The Culture Club frontman rose to fame in the '80s, but as well as chart success, George quickly descended into addiction.

Yet by the end of the decade much of Sydney was sewered, had gas lighting and water, rail-ways, steam trams and omnibuses, and most urban services. Although these developments did form part of an inte-grated economic strategy where the estates were to be provided with regional shopping

The combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies provides you with the flexibility to design your own degree. Challenge yourself through advanced coursework and a major project, and make the most of the study, exchange, internship and student life opportunities available at Sydney .

Chanthivong says development in his electorate in south-western Sydney was “out of control”, and was shouldering the burden of accommodating the city’s population growth. He listed concerns such as overcrowded schools, inadequate transport and worsening congestion.

An analysis of the latest NSW Planning data by the Herald suggests Sydney’s west and south-west are at the epicentre of the development boom. The analysis found Canterbury-Bankstown and Liverpool together added 16,922 new homes between February 2013 and February 2018.

The north shore’s seven council areas allowed 13,471 new homes to be built in that period. In Mosman, a paltry nine new homes were built between February 2017 and February 2018, with approval granted for 14 others.

Chanthivong says areas represented by Liberal politicians in Sydney’s north shore and south were not expected to house the same increases in population or high-rise apartments.

“Where are the uncapped height limits for Wollstonecraft, Oatley, Revesby and Roseville?” he said. “All these Liberal-held seats are less than 30 minutes from the CBD but they have modest height limits.

Why does no-one want this man's $2.5m land gift?

  Why does no-one want this man's $2.5m land gift? Alan McIntosh wants to give away 12 hectares of land to the Government so it can build a hospital on it. Local real estate agents say the land outside Kingscliff in northern New South Wales is worth about $2.5 million but great-grandfather Alan says the price paid for recent resumptions indicate the land could be worth three times that.“It’s not about the money,” says Alan. © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Alan McIntosh wants to donate his land for the development of a hospital. “I want to give something back to the community which has supported me for fifty years.

The Character Development of Sydney Carton. "It is a far, far better thing that I do than I have ever done. Carton's past remains a mystery. The only noble part of his life is his love for Lucie and his affection for the rest of the Manette and Darnay household.

The development of major innovations, such as an intelligent robot that automates many farming experience as part of their studies, with scholarship funding available for at least half of this group. Depending on your home institution’s relationship with the University of Sydney , you can apply as a

“South-west Sydney is bearing the brunt of the government’s development agenda despite having some of the longest commutes in the city.”

Chanthivong says a worsening commuter car-parking crisis at Edmondson Park station was one symptom of the strain put on the area’s infrastructure by the growing population. “The car park is full to capacity around 7am,” he says. “Commuters have taken to parking on the footpath or parking in restricted areas and risking fines. A conga-line of cars is parked as far as the eye can see.”

A spokesman for Roberts says western Sydney would be lavished with “great housing communities, hundreds of thousands of new jobs and opportunities, great local place and open spaces and new education opportunities for locals”.

The spokesman says 29 per cent of housing over the next 20 years was destined for the “Western Parkland City” under the Greater Sydney Region Plan compared to 27 per cent for the "Central River City" and 44 per cent for the "Eastern Harbour City".

But Chanthivong’s concerns are echoed by the Committee for Sydney, which questioned why the north shore had not been compelled to absorb a greater proportion of residential development.

Is the north shore pulling its weight?

A comparison of housing numbers and densities planned for the upper north shore compared to the Canterbury-Bankstown corridor was described as “somewhat surprising” in the Committee for Sydney’s A Tale of Three Cities report.

FFA set to permit loan moves between A-League clubs

  FFA set to permit loan moves between A-League clubs Loan moves for A-League players under the age of 23 could be allowed from next season.For the first time since the start of the A-League, clubs could be allowed to transfer players between one another after a proposal was put forward that will permit loan moves next season.

Australia is the fourth least densely settled country in the world. Moreover, it has a highly concentrated pattern of settlement with 83 per cent of the population The late 1980s and early 1990s has seen a further interesting development with Melbourne's overall population growth outpacing that of Sydney .

combined schedules-proposed-ea-041113.pdf. The University of Sydney Enterprise Agreement 2013 - 2017. targets: (a) maximising staff development along with the transfer of job skills and information in order to increase.

“It is difficult to understand why the housing numbers and densities in and around both corridors are not more closely aligned,” the report said. “And, why the North Shore communities with the best rail connectivity in the city, and better access to jobs are not being targeted for more homes and higher density linked to transit-oriented development.”

[The map below shows density (people per square kilometre) by suburb, based on the 2016 Census.]

The report by the independent think tank said housing targets should be increased in areas with better public transport and more job opportunities. “The Committee suggests there is scope to increase the housing targets for those areas that currently have the best connectivity and employment, and to modify the housing targets for some other areas further west, or at least to defer the period for building out those targeted homes towards the latter periods of the plan.”

Forecasts for new dwellings between 2017-18 and 2021-22 across the upper and lower north shore show the area contributing about 15,500 new homes. In the same period, Blacktown will add 17,600, Canterbury-Bankstown and Liverpool together will add 19,350 with Parramatta forecast to get 22,500.

The committee’s call for more development on the north shore may not be welcomed by some residents such as Gornall. “We used to have the sun shining through particularly in winter time, now it’s completely blocked out by the buildings from sunrise to midday,” he says.

Gornall says his street was often choked with parked cars and traffic. This is partly due to Lane Cove’s 2593 new homes built in the past five years.

How to watch Arrested Development Season 5 in Australia

  How to watch Arrested Development Season 5 in Australia Netflix Australia doesn't have first rights to the latest season.It turns out season five of Arrested Development will debut exclusively on The Comedy Channel on Wednesday, May 30 at as part of a special marathon event starting at 5 pm. Foxtel will air the first eight episodes back-to-back that evening, followed by week-by-week episodes on Mondays.

The land on the western side of the central business district was a key part of Sydney ’s history long before the city had even taken shape. Three more commercial towers will be 168m, 178m and 217m, with six lower buildings completing the design. Oh, and the development now has a casino.

While the wins are impressive, the losses show that Sydney could have done more to give the planet a sporting chance. Greenpeace is determined to ensure that the pursuit of environmental solutions does not end with the Sydney Olympic Games.

“There’s the constant sound of babies when people are at home and dogs barking on cold, lonely balconies when people aren’t there,” he says.

Is Sydney full?

Roberts, the Liberal member for Lane Cove, told ABC radio on Wednesday that he wanted to leave Sydney in a better shape for his children.

“I’ve got three boys under eight,” he said. “I want to leave a legacy that they actually have a city that has more trees and more open space in it than when their father was planning minister.”

Yet Roberts and his government face an uphill battle to convince communities across Sydney of the viability of this legacy, from seniors housing in Bayview and Oatley to apartment towers in St Leonards and Sydenham.

Common complaints include choked roads and a lack of parking, crowded buses and trains and public services such as schools and hospitals struggling to cope with Sydney’s burgeoning population, which could rise to 8 million by 2056 according to the Greater Sydney Commission.

The development has triggered a revival of old debates about the city’s population.

Bob Carr, the former NSW premier and Australian foreign affairs minister, famously declared Sydney was full and warned Australia had "third world-style" population growth rate. He suggested in February that the country should consider halving its immigration rate.

Former prime minister Tony Abbott also suggested cutting immigration to improve “stagnant wages, unaffordable housing and clogged infrastructure” in a speech to The Sydney Institute in February.

Eamon Waterford, the director of policy at the Committee for Sydney, says slowing the city’s population growth through reducing immigration appeared to be a sensible solution.

But he also says: “Here’s the problem: it won’t work. Reducing immigration will have an impact on the population of Australia, but it’s highly unlikely to take pressure off Sydney or Melbourne.”

Jessica Walter: Tambor yelled at me on ‘Arrested Development'

  Jessica Walter: Tambor yelled at me on ‘Arrested Development' Jeffrey Tambor’s on-set misconduct allegedly reached out from “Transparent” to his hit show “Arrested Development” as well. Jessica Walter, who stars as his ex-wife, Lucille Bluth, on the show, claims that the actor verbally harassed her on set.“I have to let go of being angry at him. He never crossed the line on our show, with any, you know, sexual whatever,” the 77-year-old Brooklyn native told the New York Times during an interview that included Tambor and the rest of the “Arrested Development” cast.“Verbally, yes, he harassed me, but he did apologize. I have to let it go.

The views in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of Oxfam Australia or the University of Sydney . Mainstream dams or weirs in the mid and lower Mekong are therefore most unlikely to be part of any balanced development scenario that complies with the

Peter Phibbs, a professor of urban planning and policy at the University of Sydney, says a national strategy to examine how population was distributed is important.

“I also think we need to think how we manage immigration flows so we don’t pressure our housing markets when cities are under pressure,” he says. “The national immigration target could move up and down depending on the time of the housing cycle to take the pressure off housing markets.”

Professor Roberta Ryan, the director of the Institute for Public Policy and Governance at the University of Technology Sydney, says the discussion about immigration rates is “a diversion”.

“Communities expect governments to plan better,” she says. “The planning that does exist is fragmented across state jurisdictions and subject to the short-term capriciousness of the three- to four-year political cycle. “There is no national long-term plan for the future of Australia’s settlement patterns and investment in the right kind of infrastructure is urgent.”

The forecast for development

In the short term, the government plans for 196,750 new homes to be built between 2017-18 and 2021-22. But the distribution has been unevenly applied both in forecasts and recent construction.

The least number of dwellings built in the past five years were in Woollahra (131), Hunters Hill (233) and Mosman (287).

In the next five years, Woollahra is forecast to add just 200 dwellings. Mosman (250) and Hunters Hill (300) follow as the slowest growing areas in Sydney.

Associate Professor Piracha says the affluent residents of ‘NIMBY land’ on the north shore and eastern suburbs had higher incomes, more influence and better lobbying capacity against development than the inhabitants of places he says are treated as ‘Bogan land’.

“They understand how systems work and have capacity to influence them,” Professor Piracha says of the north shore and eastern suburbs. “They tend to know people in positions of power and influence as neighbours, class fellows, work colleagues, politicians, senior bureaucrats, journalists, and media personalities.”

In contrast, the people of western Sydney were less connected, had fewer resources to lobby against development and had less time to devote to local campaigns. “[They] have very little ability to oppose higher density and poorly designed developments,” he says. “It is simply a matter of residential development going to places of least resistance.”

Piracha cites recent campaigns on the north shore mounted against council mergers, which led the NSW government to back down from amalgamations in the east and on the north shore including Ku-ring-gai, Hornsby and Mosman, North Sydney, Willoughby.

Phibbs says the capacity of local communities to resist development has been reduced by independent planning panels reducing the role of councils. The government, however, views the independent panels as a block against council corruption.

“I think we should try to distribute new growth according to the capacity of the areas to manage growth depending on their level of infrastructure and the nature of the transport system,” Phibbs says.

“We have done some dumb things in the recent past like trying to put too many people in places like Wentworth Point that have significant transport constraints.”

Jessica Walter: Tambor yelled at me on ‘Arrested Development' .
Jeffrey Tambor’s on-set misconduct allegedly reached out from “Transparent” to his hit show “Arrested Development” as well. Jessica Walter, who stars as his ex-wife, Lucille Bluth, on the show, claims that the actor verbally harassed her on set.“I have to let go of being angry at him. He never crossed the line on our show, with any, you know, sexual whatever,” the 77-year-old Brooklyn native told the New York Times during an interview that included Tambor and the rest of the “Arrested Development” cast.“Verbally, yes, he harassed me, but he did apologize. I have to let it go.

Source: http://au.pressfrom.com/news/money/-64599-the-parts-of-sydney-with-the-most-development-and-those-with-the-least/

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!