At a time when natural disasters have affected so many across NSW, it was very disheartening to see new planning Minister Roberts not only revoke the nine planning principles of his predecessor, Minister Rob Stokes, but, as we feared, dump the whole Design and Place SEPP package. The fact that the announcement was made at an Urban Taskforce lunch speaks volumes. This was an extensive body of work by the Government Architect team which put good design at the heart of planning principles. Thank you to those members who contributed to our submission. We will continue to advocate for important work such as this to continue despite the decisions made by the current planning Minister. Read our Media Statement on the scrapping of the SEPP here.
Read more in the Sydney Morning Herald
- NSW Planning Minister scraps order to consider flood, fire risks before building
- An architect and cat called Bear escaped the flood. Unlike neighbours, their home survived
The Federal Budget was recently examined by our team of Policy and Advocacy Managers around the country, and a response was prepared. With the election around the corner, we have been working hard on our pre-election asks. Look out for the Media Statement coming soon.
To read our Budget Response, click here.
We are currently participating in roundtable discussions with regard to the Fair Trading review of the Home Building Act. Part of these discussions has focused on issues experienced with government contracts and procurement. We have heard from members there are concerns in the areas of damages and limitations of liability, set off clauses, clauses which remove provisions for reliance on information to name a few.
If you have experienced specific difficulties as the result of a government contract we would like to hear from you.
Please email email@example.com with your concerns or issues.
SAVE THE DATES
We have two exciting events coming soon. See the dates below. More information to come.
NSW Building Reforms 12 Month Update with David Chandler & Matt Press, Where are we now and what’s next?
Date: Thursday 9 June 2022
NSW Teachers Federation, Surry Hills
Affordable Housing Event. Luncheon with Minister Stokes, Shadow Minister Jackson & Shadow Minister Scully .
Date: Friday 5 August 2022
POLICY & ADVOCACY NSW