16
Oct 18

10 top risks for local government

Author:Ash Natesh

The biggest risk for the local government is health and safety, infrastructure and financial sustainability. According to a new analysis by Aon, it shows that many of the Australian councils are failing to adequately prepare for this risk. The report suggested that more than 50 percent of councils are not paying heed to the overarching … Continue reading 10 top risks for local government

23
May 18

Managing inconsistency across local government regulation

Inconsistency surrounding the implementation and enforcement of regulation is a challenge that permeates across local government jurisdictions as well as between state and local governments. Common issues include a lack of guidance and resources from state government when implementing new regulations, as well as a lack of standardised enforcement approaches across local jurisdictions. The result … Continue reading Managing inconsistency across local government regulation

16
Apr 18

New planning code for the missing middle

The NSW government this week released a new draft code for low-rise medium-density housing in an effort to curb Sydney’s crippling housing affordability problems. The code will allow for one and two-storey dual occupancies, while also introducing manor housing and terrace dwellings as new terms meeting the definition of “medium density”. The new system will … Continue reading New planning code for the missing middle

09
Mar 18

Integrating missing middle housing – are communities ready?

The huge population growth in and around Australia’s major cities is common knowledge, along with an understanding of the benefits of creating cities where people live and work in close proximity. As a solution to housing supply, high density apartments are not broadly the right solution for Australians. They are expensive and often just too … Continue reading Integrating missing middle housing – are communities ready?