UDIA NSW Submission on the Discussion Paper: A new approach to rezoning
UDIA supports the intent of the reforms to introduce a more consistent, timely and transparent rezoning process. Any improvements to the process which will make NSW more competitive
and ensure the efficient delivery of land for housing and employment is supported.
However, the Discussion Paper fails to deal with the fundamental issue facing the rezoning process in NSW, the lack of coordination of stakeholders, in particular state agencies, and the facilitation of negotiated outcomes in a timely manner. Given the priority that the Government as a whole has placed on housing supply, now is the time for conversations across Ministers and responsible agencies to determine how best to tackle this fundamental and intrenched issue and to improve the rezoning process.