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Planning & Development

Government preoccupation with development has left many residents vulnerable, our unique heritage under threat, and our environment unprotected. We need important reforms in our development, planning and environment laws to reverse the decline.

At the State level, I have led opposition to the continued erosion of our rights to be involved in major planning and development decisions, and the reduction of environmental and heritage safeguards. Decision making on key sites such as East Darling Harbour, Caritas and the Chippendale Brewery has effectively been taken out of the public arean, while the Redfern-Waterloo Authority removes a huge area from local planning control.

As Lord Mayor, one of my first decisions was to increase the certainty of existing planning controls, limiting the flexibility that enabled deals for overdevelopment by the former council. The City is now undertaking the massive review and consultation process needed to develop new, contemporary planning controls that will provide certainty for residents and developers.

I am committed to working for legally enforceable safeguards in areas that are zoned residential to protect the safety and amenity of inner Sydney residents.

I speak up for residents. I prepare submissions and advocate for residents affected by developments and construction.
My Independent Team of Councillors at the City determines development and shares my commitment. I work at all levels of Government to get the job done.

With sensitive and appropriate development, effective planning controls and efficient public transport, we can retain our area as exciting, vibrant and liveable.

"30 The Bond" on Hickson Road, named after the area's historic bond stores, is Australia’s first five star greenhouse office building.

  East Darling Harbour

  More Strata Reform Needed - Forum 28 July 2009

  Scottish Hospital Redevelopment Submission (17/12/2010)

  Strata Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 (3/12/2010)

  St Vincent's Research Precinct Preferred Project (27/04/2010)

  St Vincent's Research Precinct Submission (14/08/2009)

  Strata Reform Discussion Paper (28/07/2009)

  Nomination Form - Strata Reform Forum 28 July (14/07/2009)

  Discussion Paper titled “Improving the NSW Planning System” (8/02/2008)

  White City Development Control Plan (April 2007) (26/06/2007)


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