SO, IT HAS BEGUN … THE LEGALISED THEFT OF PEOPLE’S HOMES TO ENABLE MORE DEVELOPMENT … Office of Strategic Lands …
Photos 3 & 4 current “Missing Middle Medium Density”… what most would call ugly development robbing communities of their amenity … with the New Housing Code medium-density from 6 July 2018 will include a row of ten terraces, townhouses or a Manor House block of 3 or 4 flats on a 600 M2 lot!
OBJECT! THIS IS NOT ON!
The ‘legalised theft’ of people’s homes to enable more development.
Doubtless developers are waiting to landgrab even more!
Apparently ‘economic development’ is now a public benefit …..
They will rent the land out “until it transfers land to end owners”
Funny values for Liberals – is this communism or fascism – unable to decide which?
The Chinese have better land rights than we have here.
Part 6 Planning Ministerial Corporation—property provisions
(2) Without limiting the generality of subclause (1), the Planning Ministerial
Corporation may acquire in any manner authorised by that subclause:
(a) any land to which an environmental planning instrument applies and which the
Minister considers should be made available in the public interest for any
Uniquely positioned due to Office of Strategic Land’s (OSL’s) legislative mandate it is uniquely positioned with:
• a purpose to deliver projects for public benefit;
• an ability to secure land for projects in the medium to long term rather than a short term focus;
• the ability to hold lands until it is needed by the ultimate owner; and
• some funds to acquire land for the Green Grid.
Pilot initiatives to increase housing supply
There is an opportunity for OSL to pilot new policy initiatives with DPE to support an increase in the availability of affordable housing. These could include Build to Rent and Rent to Buy models and land to build the winning design from the Missing Middle design competition.
It is anticipated OSL will provide existing land or acquire new land to develop and pilot policy initiatives with DPE.
Land amalgamation to enable development of key growth sites
Land fragmentation can inhibit development due to the complexity, cost and challenges of managing multiple parties to amalgamate land. OSL has the expertise to resolve land fragmentation to enable development by the market, including compulsory acquisition to complete a parcel if required.
OSL will focus on key sites in growth precincts where development is behind the provision of infrastructure. Where appropriate, OSL could consider creating inclusionary zoning for affordable housing which lowers the cost of land. Voluntary community approach There is an opportunity for OSL to develop a voluntary community approach to rezoning land for a specific purpose.
OSL could facilitate the rezoning of land for a group of land owners to achieve a targeted new use. OSL could also make relevant improvements, e.g. utilities. This would result in uplift shared by land owners and government and may unlock land for development for a more pressing requirement.
Catalyst projects in the regions
The Planning Minister’s powers can be used to acquire critical parcels of land for urban renewal or greenfield development to stimulate economic development, employment or other public benefits.
OSL will identify projects in collaboration with DPE, partners and local authorities, which will be incorporated into regional plans.
OSL will acquire and repurpose land and partner with UrbanGrowth NSW, Landcom or private developers to deliver the projects. Potential projects include:
• creation of town centres (replicating the successes of projects such as Rouse Hill and Mt Druitt in Sydney);
• reservation of land for health precincts nearby major hospitals; and
• acquisition and repurposing of major non-government sites.
Strategic approach OSL will pursue opportunities to:
• align activities across its portfolio of lands for different agencies;
• prioritise acquisitions to best meet the Government’s planning objectives;
• facilitate appropriate transition uses for the land until it transfers land to end owners, such as leases to enhance revenue;
• decide appropriate end use of green space consistent with DPE strategies, including bio banking or multi use;
• amalgamate land to enable development; and
• continue to build its toolkit of planning tools to secure and improve land, including a voluntary approach to rezoning land.