Submission to Minister of Planning and Public Spaces Local Strategic Planning Statements
The Urban Development Institute of Australia – NSW Division (UDIA) seeks to continue its collaborative relationship with the government as a trusted adviser on creating liveable, affordable and connected cities. We recognise and are broadly supportive of the shift toward more strategic planning.
UDIA has substantial concern about the draft LSPSs on exhibition, as they do not provide clear guidance on housing supply, lack transparency, and have been prepared absent of a clear Government position on infrastructure funding.
The concerns noted above are common across the LSPSs and therefore the UDIA recommends:
- Government or the Greater Sydney Commission set housing targets between 2021 to 2026 at the LGA level.
- Government provide greater clarity as to the current and future infrastructure funding policy.
UDIA NSW actively represents the industry’s interests so that urban development can be undertaken positively in NSW. We advocate for access to land for development, encourage the creation of a positive regulatory environment and an equitable system of taxation and charges on consumers, all with the aim of creating amazing urban environments. We believe in supporting our members and the government collaborating to create affordable, sustainable, and liveable communities ...