Monday 26 March 2018
The Greater Sydney Commission has released its long term plans for Sydney’s future. The Eastern City District covers the Sydney electorate and inner and eastern suburbs: HERE.
While the plan refers to the need for housing diversity and affordability and proposes 5-10 per cent affordable rental housing in new developments, this needs government legislation to happen. There is a clear gap between plans to increase green cover and the government’s current approach to remove trees and use parks for construction. Councils will have to review local planning controls and schemes against the District Plan.