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Planning Reforms

Planning Reforms COVID 19 has certainly led to interesting times in the planning industry and has a huge effect on the way we currently live.  The planning reforms were on the cards for some time however with current pandemic and economic uncertainty there was a need to accelerate the introduction of the reforms to assist […]

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How can we make Town Planning cool again?

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/nov/10/-sp-cities-town-planning-cool-architects “Planning has become unpopular, disconnected from the public and increasingly beholden to the developer rather than the people it is meant to serve.” This is a great articles that talks about the demise of the Town Planners in the UK. There is certainly huge similarities here in WA. Currently there is a move to […]

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Consistency across Local Governments

  https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/24630359/minister-seeks-by-law-reform/ The above links talks about more consistency in Local Government by laws and policies. It was an article from 2014 and I don’t think much has been done about it since. I have spoken to many builders in my time and the one thing that has become a real issue is the inconsistency […]

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Sacrifice existing parks for more houses?

In an attempt to prevent urban spraw,l a report by Dr Julian Bolleter suggests that existing non urbanised land such as parks, golf courses, universities, schools, verges and home gardens can utilized for development and can create more than 900,000 new homes. For more on this story check out the following link. http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/special-features/in-depth/future-perth-900000-new-homes-without-the-urban-sprawl/news-story/981d87d85299615e6608fac7fb947d0d

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