LET’s DELVE INTO NSW’s MURKY DEVELOPER PAST UNDER THE LIBS FROM 2011 TO 2018 … SHARE!

 

 

THE DAILY TELE  predictably is launching a full blown muckraking attack … on the ALP and Daley on Overdevelopment …

BUT here CAAN provides you with links to a smattering of articles to update you on some of the LNP “real damage” of OVERDEVELOPMENT since 2011 …

Of course what the Community need is for ‘developers’ and/or lobbyists to have no access to our Governments,  our politicians, their advisors and staffers … a complete and utter ban on political donations in whatever inventive form they come up with!

Publicly funded elections would seem to be the solution with an equal amount allocated to all parties!

 

2012 … DEVELOPERS BUY ACCESS TO MINISTER ROBERTS

 

Auction … the minister, Anthony Roberts.

 

THE LUNCHES  took place at State Parliament in the months before Mr Roberts released a discussion paper in July on the upcoming overhaul of the HOME BUILDING ACT.  Its main recommendation was the winding back of ‘warranty insurance’ which currently protects home owners from shoddy builders.

DEVELOPERS each bid $2000 for access to him.  

Read more!

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.wordpress.com/2019/01/19/7251/

 

2013:  A Minister who later Resigned from NSW Parliament … following the Inquiry which recommended prosecution … it never happened … why was this so?  

View:

https://wordpress.com/post/caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.wordpress.com/1066

2014:  MPs accused of hiding Election Funding …  

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.wordpress.com/2018/08/21/icac-chris-hartcher-chris-spence-and-darren-webber-accused-of-hiding-election-funding/

 

Chris Hartcher has stepped down from the Liberal Party.

 

2014:  Anthony Roberts MP Architect of the Changes to the Strata Laws  

The big ticket item in the strata law changes, the government prefers to call this “collective sales” but it basically means that 75 per cent of owners can compel the other 25 to do something radical with a building that may or may not be well past its use-by date.

  1. Redevelopment: Just 75 per cent of owners can vote to sell the strata block to developers for demolition and replacement with something bigger, shinier, safer and more expensive.  Currently (to 2014) only one dissenting vote can stop this.

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.wordpress.com/2018/04/11/anthony-roberts-mp-architect-of-the-changes-to-the-strata-laws/

 

2014:  ICAC told of Energy Minister Anthony Roberts ‘Euphoria’ over trip on Developer’s luxury Yacht  2014:  

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.wordpress.com/2019/01/20/7282/

April 2014:  ICAC:  The Star Chamber that took down a Premier

WHAT happened to this?  Are the  apparatchiks in politics lower than a snake’s duodenum?  Cough … cough …

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.wordpress.com/2018/08/21/1083/

 

Barry O'Farrell (right) was brought before ICAC after he was mentioned by Nick Di Girolamo.

 

2014:  May 2014:  ICAC:  Gazals entertained NSW MPs on luxury yacht but deny paying bribes

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.wordpress.com/2018/08/21/may-2014-icac-gazals-entertained-nsw-mps-on-luxury-yacht-but-deny-paying-bribes/

 

2015:  ICAC-Accused as the Mastermind of a Slush Fund set to take up Lobbying job with Central Coast Developer

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.wordpress.com/2018/08/21/1095/

2016:  ICAC, Baird and Corruption Par Excellence

Evan Jones 31 August 2016

Dr Evan Jones analyses the NSW Baird Government’s performance to date and finds incompetence, corruption and prolific abuse of power culminating with the latest ICAC scandal.

NSW PREMIER Mike Baird is a criminal.

Never has a government plundered the public domain so voraciously.

And who built the public domain in yesteryear?

Hardly radicals. Some “progressives” but mostly far-sighted conservatives.

Lunching with an ex-student who works in the State bureaucracy, I referred to my accumulated evidence that there is now firmly embedded in the Australian banking sector a culture of corruption. And that that culture is perpetuated with impunity.

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.wordpress.com/2018/07/28/icac-baird-and-corruption-par-excellence/

 

 

STATE SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT …. SSD’s  introduced about 2013/14??

“Soulless Canyons” … More about what the NSW Premier & Planning Minister have gone Quiet about … 

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.wordpress.com/2018/10/15/2879/

SEE CAAN’s earlier article:  ‘Soulless Canyon’ Fears Premier Plans 7500 more Flats for Sydney’s North Shore and lots more!

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.wordpress.com/2018/10/14/2839/

So if Gladys is halving immigration – just who are all these thousands of eff-ing flats meant for ??

In addition to the “PLANNED PRECINCTS” – NSW Planning Speak for Even More PRECINCTS, there are in fact 36 Priority Precincts listed at this link.

Note that some cover multiple suburbs via ‘corridors.’  i.e. Sydenham- Bankstown.

Anzac Parade is missing from the list – though it is another ‘corridor.’

http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Plans-for-your-area/Priority-Growth-Areas-and-Precincts

This is filed on CAAN Website named:  NSW Planning Take-Over of Local Communities

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There are also 7 “STATE SIGNIFICANT PRECINCTS”

‘State Significant’ is what was formerly known as Part 3A …  In 2017 after 6 years of grandfathering key provisions of the Part 3A approvals regime, the NSW Government committed to State significant development or State significant infrastructure as the planning approval pathways for State significant projects in NSW

State Significant, or what is the NSW Government’s “habitual abuse of State Significant development” provisions.

“Sydney will be unrecognisable now that the planners have gone.” Elizabeth Farrelly 25 June 2016

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/sydney-will-be-unrecognisable-now-that-the-planners-have-gone-20160525-gp3cwb.html

View:

http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Plans-for-your-area/State-Significant-Precincts

 

Filed on CAAN Website as State Significant Precincts

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.wordpress.com/2018/10/15/2875/

 

2017:  The Dark Lord and the Call of Cthulhu (or, The Crisis of PLANNING in NSW) Up to end 2017

PERHAPS the most powerful politician in NSW today …

 Political donations from developers are banned in NSW, though donations from associated entities, such as the Cormack Foundation, Parakeelia and the Free Enterprise Foundation are not!

In 2016 the NSW Electoral Commission found that the latter was merely a front to hide illegal developer donations

However, the Liberals have largely avoided public scrutiny as donations from developers to the federal party are not illegal …

 Read more!

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.wordpress.com/2019/01/24/7502/

December 2017:  The Greens Called for Political Donation Reform After a Look at Minister Roberts’ Diary!

NSW PLANNING MINISTER, Anthony Roberts met with 53 PROPERTY DEVELOPERS or property interest groups between January and September in 2017, but not a single ordinary resident!

BIG POLITICAL DONORS INCLUDE MERITON, THE PROPERTY COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA, TOGA GROUP AND THE WALKER CORPORATION

The developer ban is limited to businesses that regularly put in development applications …

SO that if a subsidiary puts in the DA the large-scale developer, builder or commercial contractor is not affected!

Read more!

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.wordpress.com/2019/01/19/december-2017-the-greens-called-for-donation-reform-after-a-look-at-minister-roberts-diary/

NSW ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING POLICY LINK … EXEMPT AND COMPLYING DEVELOPMENT CODES AMENDMENT RE GREENFIELD HOUSING CODE 2017

47 pages!

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.wordpress.com/2018/04/15/nsw-environmental-planning-policy-link-exempt-and-complying-development-codes-amendment-re-greenfield-housing-code-2017/

2018:  Complying Medium-Density Housing Code for “Tenements’ … Part 1

The complying codes begin on 6th July 2018, and DoPE have very kindly added “manor houses” as a permitted use in R2 zones in our LEP’s.. that’s four (4) flats on a 600M2 lot!

No consult with the residents of NSW– simply added.

They appear to have used the COWARDS CODE OF “REGULATION” to enact this – to bypass scrutiny; to bypass a vote of Parliament, and to bypass the consent of OUR communities.

Further, these “tenements” (including terraces) can be built in R2 zones if multi dwelling housing is permitted in that zone.

That is what has happened – we have learnt – in the Electorate of Ryde, and it would appear 13 other Electorates!

The R2 zoning came about in Ryde with LNP influence on Council at the time …

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.wordpress.com/2018/04/25/complying-medium-density-housing-code-for-tenements/

2018:  Complying Medium-Density Housing Code for ‘Tenements’ … Part 2

BECAUSE as we have seen the NSW LNP and their developer mates have “raised the stakes” and there is nothing to stop them doing so again and again EXCEPT the community … even if your Electorate is not included … in Part 1, will it remain safe?  How likely is that? Based on the “track record of the LNP?”

Further, the Low Rise Medium Density Design Guide (link):

http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Policy-and-Legislation/Housing/~/media/56B9F795CFD44E71812332AFD30799E1.ashx

Where is the protection for existing solar installations?

Page 76 – Solar Access for Tenements (terraces) copied:

2.3H Solar and Daylight Access

IN 2.3H-1 OBJECTIVE DESIGN CRITERIA

NOTE: the wording – “living room OR private open space”

To provide good access to daylight suited to the function of the room, minimise reliance on artificial lighting and improve amenity.

* Page 99

“DESIRED FUTURE CHARACTER” through consultation with the community.

How does this work when development is ‘complying’ and is not subject to ‘consultation?’

It is decided by a certifier!  Whole areas could be subject to change without community input.

So, will developers and/or certifiers decide on these ‘site considerations’???????

Page 151

4.1 Site Considerations

Allow for housing diversity When working in both existing and new greenfield areas, it is important that dwelling types are not grouped together in one location but ‘salt and peppered’ in a variety of locations. The term ‘salt and pepper’ refers to development which incorporates a number of housing types and sizes. It will provide a better outcome for housing diversity, provides interest and variety in housing forms and can respond to existing subdivision patterns.

CAAN: SO they say! As our estates are proposed to be redeveloped with that which is totally out of character, having a massive impact; over-sized … with the loss of urban bushlands, gardens … shade …

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.wordpress.com/2018/04/25/complying-medium-density-housing-code-for-tenements-part-2/

2018:  NSW Planning Minister launched Pro-Developer Group headed by his Friend

At a time when the NSW government is under fire on the issue of “over­development”, NSW Planning Minister Anthony Roberts launched a new pro-developers group headed by his friend and former campaign manager Bill Pickering, featuring developers set to benefit from the government’s new “priority precincts”.

Read more!

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.wordpress.com/2019/01/21/7323/

2018:  So, It has Begun … The Legalised Theft of People’s Homes to enable More Development … Office of Strategic Lands …

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

VIEW for more:

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.wordpress.com/2018/05/07/so-it-has-begun-the-legalised-theft-of-peoples-homes-to-enable-more-development-office-of-strategic-lands/

2018:  Transport Administration Amendment (Sydney Metro) Bill 2018

TRANSPORT ADMINISTRATION AMENDMENT (Sydney Metro) BILL 2018

PART 2

Under this Bill Sydney Metro can acquire and develop land for residential, retail and commercial purposes on land in the locality of an actual or proposed Metro station, depot or stabling yard. …

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.wordpress.com/2018/05/07/transport-administration-amendment-sydney-metro-bill-2018-2/

2018:  More About the ‘Planning Ministerial Corporation’

IT would appear … in our humble opinion … the Minister has too much power, and it would seem that the meaning of ‘public interest’ has been broadened … perhaps it should read ‘developer interest’?

PEOPLE … you need to be more aware of the Government agenda – where the profit (to developers) and economic growth appear to be more important than the environment and our communities.

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.wordpress.com/2018/05/07/more-about-the-planning-ministerial-corporation/

2018:  NSW Planning Minister Anthony Roberts & the Introduction of IHAPS … Independent Hearing Assessment Panels

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.wordpress.com/2018/05/01/nsw-planning-minister-anthony-roberts-the-introduction-of-ihaps-independent-hearing-assessment-panels/

2018:  Chinese Property Developers turn to Liberal Lobbyists amid ICAC Storm

DESPITE the NSW LNP having passed the Lobbying of Government Officials Act in 2011 never before has Sydney seen so much overdevelopment …in fact with the Planning Law changes from 2012/13 to date throughout the terms of the O’Farrell, Baird and Berejiklian Governments Sydney has been trashed beginning with the NSW LNP experiment … its first Precinct, the blight of the North Ryde Station Precinct with Country Garden’s “Ryde Garden” dominating the site …

It would seem that an independent investigation should extend beyond Mr Maguire’s dealings with property developers … to delve into that of other NSW LNP MPs, their politicised bureaucrats and all lobbyists during the terms of the LNP since 2011

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.wordpress.com/2018/08/04/chinese-property-developers-turn-to-liberal-lobbyists-amid-icac-storm/

2018:  Transport Administration Amendment (Sydney Metro) Bill 2018 … 2nd Reading Debate …  Minister seeking Privatisation of all NSW Public Transport

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.wordpress.com/2018/05/28/transport-administration-amendment-sydney-metro-bill-2018-2nd-reading-debate-minister-seeking-privatisation-of-all-nsw-public-transport/

TO FIND OUT MORE … either search these Website Categories or narrow your search:

-Complying Development

-Compulsory Acquisition & Land Amalgamation

-Corruption, Misconduct and Political Donations

-New Housing Code = Medium Density and Greenfields

-Planning Law Changes

-Political Lobbyists

-Sydney 3 Cities A Plan for Sydney;   Greater Sydney Commission

-Sydney Metro to Emerge as a New Developer

-Sydney Rail Privatised for Metro

-Value Capture

and much more!

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