LOOK No Further! Who's to Blame for CoronaVirus in Australia?

CAAN has found a letter which reveals that the Morrison Government had been notified by the CSIRO about the CoronaVirus as early as November 2019

THE CSIRO learnt of the emergence of the CoronaVirus in late November 2019 … they were alert to its likely consequences … but were hindered by China’s obsession with secrecy … was this ‘to save face’?

Following which the offices of the Health Minister and the Prime Minister were provided with the issues and specifics to safeguard Australia

DECEMBER 2019 Australian scientists were able to cultivate the CoronaVirus with the aim of developing a vaccine

MEANWHILE the CSIRO like many government agencies and departments has been pulled apart by Liberal Governments through both budget and job cuts, and their privatisation policy!

-many Scientists forced to leave Australia

Rather the Morrison Government refrained from acting and it appears this allowed the disease to develop unchecked.

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Was the Morrison Government preoccupied with its obsession of ensuring business interests over and above its Constituents?

Among the CSIRO’s proposals for the best course of action was to stop travellers and to stop the airlines!

-the Morrison Government prioritized the feasibility of the airlines

-along with the mining industry

AND dare we at CAAN say the Property Sector of developers, real estate gatekeepers, and their overseas money laundering clients?

The forecast is that it will be six months before it comes to an end!

THE RAMIFICATIONS FOR AUSTRALIA’s ECONOMY CONTINUE TO BE DIRE …

two Million Australians face unemployment; to hit 11% by June; the second Great Depression

-bank profits smashed; bad debts growing

-businesses forced to close; retail bust; hospitality bust

-scaling up social distancing; isolation; mental health issues etc, etc!

READ MORE!

‘Hunt and Morrison were Warned about CoronaVirus in Late November and did Nothing’

VIEW: https://medium.com/@narelleford/wednesday-post-da60561dfa40

In case this disappears … copies of the original letter to ‘The Bulletin’ have been made!

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Two Expert Reports dismantling the Myth that Population … Demographic Ageing is an economic timebomb

The Australian Population Research Institute, Research Report, March 2020 Demographic ageing: time-bomb or breakthrough?

Katharine Betts

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ALSO Report from Leith Van Onselen …

Population ageing is no economic time bomb

By Leith van Onselen in Australian EconomyImmigration

March 19, 2020 

Katherine Betts, Adjunct Associate Professor at Swinburne University, has published a new report for the Australian Population Research Institute (APRI) examining whether demographic ageing is the “demographic time-bomb” commonly claimed by economists, policy makers and population boosters.

Below is the executive summary, along with key charts and data:

Some commentators see demographic ageing as a problem, even a threat. For example Josh Frydenberg writes that ‘With the sixth highest life expectancy in the world’, ageing in Australia ‘will place new demands on our health, aged care and pension systems’. He focuses on the relative decline of people of conventional working age compared to those aged 65 and over, warning that ‘over the next four decades [the ratio will] fall to just 2.7 to 1’. For him this is ‘an economic time-bomb’.

He is not alone. For example, Bernard Salt calls the prospective maturity a ‘demography induced fiscal calamity’ and says that voters need to be scared. Those ‘who pretend there is no intergenerational fiscal sustainability risk are demographic deniers’.  …

Conclusion

Demographic ageing is the outcome of social progress, indeed of revolutionary social change. It proves that we have escaped from the Malthusian trap. And thanks to the longevity dividend, it can provide us with the resources to manage this change.

It is not a threat. The only danger lies in futile attempts to resist it with rapid population growth.

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Brilliant stuff. Full report here.

Leith Van Onselen

Leith van Onselen is Chief Economist at the MB Fund and MB Super. Leith has previously worked at the Australian Treasury, Victorian Treasury and Goldman Sachs.

Developer Spruiker touts for more immigration …

THE CONSEQUENCES for a Whole Cohort of Australians … as our Cities grow at a rapid rate from high Immigration and Visa Manipulation … are they are pushed out! Contrary to what developer spruikers tout …

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SEARCH CAAN WEBSITE to see where Dr Shane Geha is coming from …

URBAN PLANNER’S left-field idea to boost infrastructure: More IMMIGRATION

JULY 2019 SHANE GEHA

AND THE AWARD FOR AUSTRALIA’S WORST IMMIGRATION SPRUIKER GOES TO … SHANE GEHA

EXTRACT: ‘Virus shows we need more immigration’

by Frank Chung

8th Mar 2020

Dr Shane Geha, managing director of EG Urban Planning, worries the government’s current travel restrictions on visitors coming from China, South Korea and Iran could fuel broader anti-immigration sentiment.

“This hysteria is a little bit over the top, if not really over the top,” he told news.com.au. “That’s not to say we shouldn’t be careful with pandemics – public health is very important – but if you over-size a problem it’s as bad as under-sizing a problem.”

He said there were growing signs of xenophobia, including people choosing to avoid areas with large Asian populations.

“That is so ridiculous – statistically it’s highly improbable (you will be infected),” he said.

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In an opinion piece for news.com.au earlier this week, Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan said it was “disappointing” that Australia was one of the “chief culprits” of racism directed at Chinese people due to the coronavirus outbreak and called out the “growing threat from violent right-wing extremism”.

CAAN: On the contrary the Advice from the Australian Government Health Department:to exercise personal responsibility for social distancing measures

-wash your hands frequently with soap and water, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet

-cover your cough and sneeze, dispose of tissues, and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser

-if unwell, avoid contact with others (stay more than 1.5 metres from people)

exercise personal responsibility for social distancing measures

Dr Geha has previously advocated for a massive increase in Australia’s immigration intake to scale its cities and replace an ageing taxpayer demographic, even in the face of growing public debate fuelled by the likes of entrepreneur Dick Smith.

As of June 2019, Australia’s population stood at 25.36 million, with net overseas migration in the year of 238,300. Immigration sceptics have called for a return to more “sustainable” pre-Howard era numbers of 70,000 a year.

Dr Geha says as fears of a recession grow, Australia needs migrants “more now than ever before” to boost economic output and stem the damage to the hard-hit education, tourism and agriculture industries.

“We’ve got a precarious economy that needs itinerant workers, needs students and tourists,” he said. “

SEARCH CAAN WEBSITE to learn more … Australia’s UNEMPLOYMENT is in fact at 19.7% (including 1 Million Australians unable to find work!)

1.6 Million Visa Workers in Australia

-hence lowest wages growth for more than 60 years; insecure work on contract

-a whole Cohort of Australians locked out of home ownership; with competition from foreign Visa holders seeking ‘Permanent Residency’ with Medicare benefits; ‘hot money’ is awash in our Real Estate (real estate gatekeepers exempt from AML Laws; October 2018)

(These industries) are entirely reliant on migrant populations for work. They need these temporary workers, people who are ready to clean beds, pick cotton, pick fruit. There’s going to be a huge shortage of these people. They’re essential to our GDP.”

CAAN: Search CAAN WEBSITE for more reports concerning the vast range of jobs occupied by Visa holders including the professions of Information and Technology, Accountancy, Real Estate Agents, Engineers, Nursing, Healthcare, Pharmacy …. hospitality, nail bars, supermarkets … across the board and not confined as Dr Geha submits!

With 1.6 Million Visa Workers in Australia!

Australia needs migrants ‘more now than ever before’. Picture: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images
Australia needs migrants ‘more now than ever before’. Picture: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

As of Sunday morning Australia had 74 confirmed cases of the virus.

Three people have now died – a 78-year-old West Australian man who had been evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, a 95-year-old woman and an 82-year-old man, reportedly from the same NSW nursing home.

CAAN: A nursing home in Macquarie Park, Sydney; the epicentre of the CoronaVirus!

Macquarie Park houses the university with its large number of International Students; a complete demographic change at Macquarie Park; the Metro; and the bus service connecting Sydney.

Globally there are now more than 106,000 cases and nearly 3600 confirmed deaths, a fatality rate of around 3.4 per cent. The seasonal flu, by comparison, has a fatality rate of around 0.1 per cent.

Dr Geha argues the mortality rate of COVID-19 does not justify the extreme reaction, and that “you are more likely to win the lottery than die from coronavirus if you are under 50 years of age”.

“I’m the last person that would want to endanger people’s lives, but we’ve also got an economy to manage and we’ve got to do that delicately while we manage public health,” he said.

… Now, if I’m 91 and frail and I’ve got problems, I might have the tragedy of passing away.”

But Dr Geha says in order to pay for healthcare for that ageing demographic, more migrants are needed to replace the tax revenue “generated by the working majority aged between 20 and 60”.

CAAN: This raises the question concerning the access small businesses have to tax minimisation … e.g. the signs at eateries ‘cash only’ …

Prior to the Liberal Coalition sell-off of Public services … these were the source of much tax revenue from workers incomes …

‘The only option other than “importing them” is “breeding them”, he argues, and Australian households are only having 1.9 children on average, “not even replacing mum and dad”. “We have to import people, it’s our destiny,” he said. “The only other options are to increase taxes, go into austerity, reduce services.” ‘

CAAN: WHY are Australians only having 1.9 children on average? Could the number be even less with new ‘Permanent Residents’ having families?

Is this a consequence of the lowest wages growth, loss of housing affordability, high unemployment (19.7%)? Cough … cough …

“To have functional, world-class cities you need to be somewhere between eight and 10 million at least,” he said. Sydney’s population is currently around 5.23 million.

“The densities of some of the most beautiful cities in the world are multiples of Sydney. Sydney is 417 people per square kilometre. London is five times the density, Paris is four times, Tokyo is 10 or 11 times.”

Urban planning expert Dr Shane Geha.
Urban planning expert Dr Shane Geha.

Bigger, denser cities have more effective public transportation, the scale needed for “24/7 services” and also have safer streets, he argues, because density means there are “eyes and ears” everywhere.’

CAAN: Search for reports that counter this argument; that in fact smaller cities are more efficient!

Sydney is surrounded by ocean and/or mountains; expansion is limited.

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AUSTRALIAN FAMILIES PUSHED OUT TO SYDNEY’s FRINGE

Photo: Oran Park; ABC News: Kevin Nguyen

IT remains the Australian dream, but finding a family home in 2020 means moving to Sydney’s urban fringe and often a killer commute.

HOW did this come about? And just over a couple of decades!

IS it because developers lobbied our governments for an overseas buyer market, high immigration and gained the cooperation back in the late 1990s for Visa Manipulation … whereby Middle Class Chinese gained ‘Flexible Citizenship’ with investment in our Real Estate and Education … and an increasing range of Temporary Visas since facilitating migration through the backdoor with investment to gain a ‘Permanent Resident Visa’?

AND further Rezoning for higher density?

THE CONSEQUENCES of the very long commute and inadequate infrastructure … and the ramifications for these home owners and their families are borne out in this report …

BUT solutions are canvassed … investigated in this ‘Our Bursting Cities’ Report!

BECAUSE if things don’t change, we’re “sleepwalking” our way into a major economic disaster!

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.com/2020/03/13/our-bursting-cities-part-1-housing-solutions/?fbclid=IwAR1h1DQ0LukR4z3oIqBiZmsybPhhhzDnqyGl-odlnXAsnUNnvnsXBgV5WHw

VIDEO: https://abcmedia.akamaized.net/news/video/202003/20200312_OranParkDrone_high.mp4

VIDEO REPORT: Living on the edge

‘It remains the Australian dream, but finding a family home in 2020 means moving to Sydney’s urban fringe and often a killer commute.

Life in the Olsen household can be chaotic. Kahyla and Matt have six boys, all aged under 13.

Each day, the four who are at school walk home together, have a snack, and then it’s on — footy in the backyard, playing with pets, running amok.

It’s an idyllic life for the young family, who rent a newish, four-bedroom home in Oran Park, in Sydney’s south-west.

But it comes with a major sacrifice.

They’re almost 60km from the CBD, and even further from Matt’s office at Macquarie Park, in the Harbour City’s northern suburbs.’

In the face of huge population growth and a lack of affordable housing, Sydney, like other cities around the country, is spreading outwards.

By 2036, more than 1.5 million people are expected to live in outer south-west areas.’

-Oran Park is at the centre of the expansion; from a population of 200 in 2011 to 12,000 in 2020

-a medium-sized block in Oran Park is 450M2; costs $450,000

-a house and land package for a 4-bedroom home costs between $600,000 and more than $1M

-to live closer to the CBD means a smaller house or an apartment with no backyard; and unaffordable

-Western Sydney is more affordable but comes with a long commute and less opportunity

-Chantelle a hairdresser works from home; her husband a mortgage analyst spends 3 hours a day commuting to the city

-he has cut that back to 2 days a week and started a lawn mowing business to spend more time with his family

-Urbis market report two thirds of Oran Park residents are white-collar workers

-South West Sydney needs more corporate jobs to sustain the population growth

WILL the Western Sydney Airport deliver 200,000 jobs in Western Sydney by 2036? Many doubt it will with AI, robotics …

‘With Oran Park already established, the next housing frontier is 30 minutes further south, at Menangle Park.

Here, livestock still graze on rolling hills turned green by recent rain. It’s one of the last remaining areas in the region that feels like the country.

But it’s slated for a huge housing development.

*So far, Chinese-owned developer Dahua Group has sold only about 200 lots in its estate at Menangle Park, but it wants to build 4,000 homes.

SEARCH CAAN WEBSITE for more reports on DAHUA GROUP AND MENANGLE PARK

‘The area is 70km from the Sydney CBD, and about 60km from Wollongong.

Menangle Park will soon be home to a new housing estate. ABC News: Kathleen Calderwood

VIEW ‘LIVING ON THE EDGE’

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-15/these-sydney-families-love-their-life-but-it-comes-at-a-cost/12043044

WESTERN SYDNEY Bakes Under CONCRETE

AND add to The Mix … an INCINERATOR!

The Truth about Incineration and Zero Waste solutions!

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CAAN has highlighted what the People of Western Sydney are currently enduring let alone what the ‘Family of the Concrete Kings’, the GSC, NSW Planning, UrbanTaskforce, Property Council of Australia and their annointed one have in store!

Migrant-stuffed Western Sydney bakes under concrete

By Leith van Onselen in Australian EconomyImmigration

March 13, 2020

CoreLogic has released research showing that Sydney’s fast growing west is becoming increasingly hot, while the wealthy inner-east is enjoying stable temperatures:

Western Sydney is undergoing unprecedented development and transformation, reflecting the vast size and population growth of the region.

However, Western Sydney is also getting hotter.

*Data from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology shows the mean of maximum daily temperatures each month is rising.

The dataset below shows this across summer months from data collected at the Penrith Lakes weather station.

Of the 24 years covered in this back series, a majority of temperatures at the 95th percentile or higher are concentrated in the past 6 years.

Climate projections reported by the Australia institute projected that by 2030, Penrith could see 22 days of the year where temperatures surpass 35˚C.

Meanwhile, the eastern suburbs of Sydney are expected to remain relatively cool, with just 7 of these days projected in Coogee.

*Reducing thermal discomfort is an increasing focus for urban planners. Water technologies, tree canopy and the use of cool materials are demonstrably effective.

*But some of these heat management methods don’t mix well with the development in Western Sydney.

*The construction of the Western Sydney airport for example, will require some level of mitigation for bird and bat strike, including limiting the amount of trees within a certain radius of the airport.

These complexities increase the challenge that rising temperatures place on the ambitious developments for Western Sydney.

Part of the problem is that Western Sydney’s extreme population growth and development is causing a loss of green space, thus exacerbating the urban heat island effect. As reported in The ABC:

A woman and a young boy on playground equipment.

PHOTO: Sophie Coombs says finding shade while playing with son Asher is difficult in Penrith. (ABC News: Liv Casben)

Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) records show annual mean maximum temperatures in the western Sydney suburb have increased by approximately 1.1 degrees Celsius since 1980.

“In summer you can’t leave the house until about 5:00pm,” [mother Sophie Combs] said…

The 47-year-old said finding shade while playing outdoors with her young son, Asher, was getting harder.

“It’s just getting overdeveloped, so there’s less trees than there were,” she said…

A lack of new trees, along with the removal of established trees, has angered western Sydney residents.

Lisa Harrold, who has lived in the area for four decades, said the heat had become unbearable.

“Some days you literally cannot go outside,” she said.

“We find with the increased density of houses [and] road systems, it doesn’t cool down overnight”…

“They’re removing trees faster than they can potentially ever replace them and to exacerbate that issue, the green spaces are disappearing too under a mountain of concrete,” she said…

A woman and a man standing in front of a tree.

PHOTO: Western Sydney residents Lisa Harrold and Scott Bailey want mature trees to stay. (ABC News: Liv Casben)

Climate researchers noted similar:

Last weekend was no exception with temperatures in Penrith, in the city’s west, peaking at 47.3C while the area by the Harbour Bridge topped out more than five degrees cooler.

But far from this being simply a natural quirk of geography, human interference has actually exacerbated the boiling temperatures in our inland suburbs, experts say, by creating a “heat dome” blocking cooler air.

And often, it’s less affluent areas that feel the worst of the heat while richer enclaves enjoy an altogether more comfortable day…

*“There’s much more solar radiation absorbing materials in built-up areas, such as black asphalt and concrete, lots of anthropogenic heat from cars, airconditioning and industry and less greenery and water, and this increases the temperature and has a serious impact on energy consumption, productivity, health and morbidity,” [Mattheos Santamouris, a professor of high performance architecture at UNSW] said…

*“Especially in western Sydney, we were able to make the close association that high-density housing developments had cleared land and lacked tree cover, and dark roads were corridors where heat just couldn’t escape,” [Dr Brent Jacobs, research director at the Institute of Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney] said.

A study by the University of Western Australia and RMIT found areas in Sydney’s west have a significantly stronger urban heat island effect than in more affluent eastern areas of the city.

A study by the University of Western Australia and RMIT found areas in Sydney’s west have a significantly stronger urban heat island effect than in more affluent eastern areas of the city.Source:Supplied

According to the ABS’ projections, Sydney’s population is projected to nearly double to almost 10 million people over the next half century, with most of this growth occurring in Sydney’s West:

In addition to crush-loading infrastructure and services, the population flood is projected to see Sydney transform into a high-rise city, with the Urban Taskforce projecting that only one quarter of dwellings will be detached houses in 2057, down significantly from 55% currently:

This transformation will obviously also see reduced access to green space, according to Infrastructure Australia’s modelling (see last row below):

Not to worry. The head of the Greater Sydney Commission (GSC), Lucy Turnbull, sees an “exciting” future for Western Sydney as it is crush-loaded with another 1.2 million people:

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GSC’s chief commissioner Lucy Turnbull… said places such as Parramatta and Bankstown represented the “future of Sydney and Australia” with a youthful and diverse population making them “exciting” corners of the wider city…. “1.2 million people in western Sydney in the next 20 years is a reasonable forecast”

*In reality, the GSC is running a form of economic apartheid whereby Western Sydney shoulders the lion’s share of immigration and population growth to provide cheap foreign labour and inflated demand to the wealthy barons in the East.

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This model enables the Elites in the East to profit from the rentier services of over-priced ghetto apartments and postage stamp houses, inflated land banks, as well as higher volumes of mortgages and retail sales, while not having to share in the downsides of congestion and eroded amenity.

For the ordinary folk in Sydney’s West, the urban infill utopia of jamming millions more people into the existing urban footprint necessarily means chewing-up green space as backyards, trees and open space are removed to make way for high density living. And this will necessarily exacerbate the ‘heat island’ effect afflicting West, in turn eroding living standards and raising energy use (think air conditioners).

Leith Van OnselenLeith van Onselen is Chief Economist at the MB Fund and MB Super. Leith has previously worked at the Australian Treasury, Victorian Treasury and Goldman Sachs.

SOURCE: https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2020/03/migrant-stuffed-western-sydney-bakes-under-concrete/

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Our bursting cities part 1: housing solutions

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Our bursting cities part 1: housing solutions

By Hilary Harper on Life MattersShare

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As Australian cities grow at a rapid rate, the people who can no longer afford to live there, get pushed out.

Many of them are what economists call key workers — the teachers, nurses, police, health and emergency workers whose jobs are crucial for the running of our cities.

We know this is bad for the individuals who get pushed out, but researchers say it’s bad for everyone.

Actually, urban planner Professor Peter Phibbs says, if things don’t change, we’re “sleepwalking” our way into a major economic disaster.

So what can be done to turn things around?

Guests:

Dr Somwrita Sarkar, senior lecturer in design and computation, with an interest in city science research, University of Sydney

Professor Peter Phibbs, geographer, planner, social economist and director of the Henry Halloran Trust, University of SydneyDuration: 19min 32secBroadcast: Thu 27 Feb 2020, 9:06am

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Duration: 41 minutes 50 seconds41m

SUMMARY …

AUSTRALIA has one of five fastest growing cities in the World!

WHY is this so? 

When we are not China, India, Indonesia …

MELBOURNE

KEY WORKERS are being squeezed out, and that is bad for all of us!

Where you can afford to live and where you need to be are two very different

places …

HOW BIG are cities getting around the World?

By 2050 there will be 9 BILLION People on the planet with some 68 -70% living in

Cities.

-in 2008 we crossed the landmark with 55/60% of the World’s population living in cities

-Australia is one of the most highly urbanised countries

-a lot to do with changing economic patterns of jobs and services

-driving people inherently to where people conglomerate in large numbers

international migrant program is a significant proportion of our growth

-migrants are attracted to Sydney and Melbourne for employment

a large proportion are international students

-our migration program was ramped up in 2009 because of the GFC

-Melbourne’s growth double that of a lot of other global cities; playing catch up with

transport and infrastructure in Sydney and Melbourne

one of the key findings is that economic growth is not across the board; the extra wealth generated goes to the top income brackets; it is not trickling down!

-a key issue is housing because housing is a basic need, and an economic opportunity *

If you are thinking about housing as an economic opportunity and if you have a lot of people who have the wealth to purchase housing at higher and higher prices you have a situation where you are pushing a lot of people out of the Housing Market

-a moderate income earner whose salary is not good enough to buy a house in the city you want to live in

-the housing market is a huge generator of wealth inequalities

-very sharp reduction in interest rates; phenomenal impact with staggering price of housing

-low and moderate income earners cannot afford to save the deposit

.Australia’s rental properties on World standards are quite expensive

.now looking at 3% interest rates

.doubling the housing prices in the cities

-key workers are struggling to meet the deposit gap for homes close to the city

-teachers and nurses are moving a long way to buy more affordable housing

.with commutes of 2 hours each way to work

.hospitals are struggling to recruit staff because they can’t afford to live anywhere appropriate

.the consequence e.g. intensive care nurses end up working in nursing homes, in general nursing

.problems are emerging now unlike for nurses who bought homes in the early 1990s

-talking about the idea of Poly Centric Cities

.the nature of some jobs is to be concentrated, and the nature of some jobs to be dispersed

.Sydney a traditional city in which a large number commute to the single concentrated hub or a large number to the dispersed areas

.those living on the periphery travel longer to reach concentrated hubs

.if there were more hubs and mixed-use development providing access to a service is also someone else’s job

.a number of different CBDs and hubs rather than a single one; talking of a more efficient structure

.where no-one has to travel beyond 30 or 40 minutes each day to access their job or the service they require

-it comes down to coordination between local government, metropolitan and state level

.with the Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) at the metropolitan level

.the Department of Planning at the state level

.and local government with an incredibly important role concerning social and community infrastructure

LISTEN IN! 

Finally professionals are telling it as it is … not so bluntly as we at CAAN … it’s time obviously for a cut to Immigration and Visa Manipulation!

SOURCE: https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/our-bursting-cities-part-1:-housing-solutions/12002300

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How those Arriving By Plane can scam Australia’s visa system

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AND this is why our Cities are bursting!

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KEY POINTS on rorting Australia’s Visa System and now the CoronaVirus is here to boot! It would seem a better move would have been to stop the air traffic back when Australia was notified … and not now that we have confirmed locally transmitted cases …

asylum seekers who arrive by plane have access to a review by the AAT

-those who arrived by boat without authorisation can only access a form of review before the Immigration Assessment Authority (IAA)

-non-genuine plane arrivals have a strong incentive knowing they can gain a bridging visa and extend their stays in Australia for years while they await review, thereby allowing them to work

-rorting by non-genuine plane arrivals helps to explain the obscene blow-out in temporary bridging visas

migration and refugee cases ballooned by more than 250% between 2016 and 2019 at the AAT

-the influx of non-genuine asylum claims is costing Australian taxpayers; each migrant and refugee case reviewed by the AAT costing between $2137 amd $3036 to review

Malaysians and Chinese have automated access to Australia through online travel visas

Daniel Ghezelbash, Associate Professor at Macquarie University, has published research explaining how purported asylum seekers arriving in Australia via plane are using our over-loaded immigration appeals processes to extend their stays and/or attempt to gain permanent residency’

-data from a FOI request covered 18,196 cases of asylum seekers who arrived by plane between Jan 2015 – Dec 2019 with access to a review by the AAT

-contrast that with refugees and asylum seekers applying for protection visas; a lengthy arduous process before the Immigration Assessment Authority

-only 4% of unrepresented applicants were successful at the AAT

-28% successful at the AAT when the asylum seeker had legal representation

HOW is it fair that asylum seekers arriving by boat have so few options?

Peter Dutton looks forward with a serious facial expression.

PHOTO: Peter Dutton has been accused of allowing people smugglers to “run riot”. (ABC News: Jed Cooper)

As noted by former High Court justice, Ian Callinan:

[Ian Callinan] said “almost everyone” with migration law experience had told him there were applicants and representatives who “game the system, well knowing there is an automatic entitlement to a bridging visa”…

Former High Court justice Ian Callinan.

Former High Court justice Ian Callinan.

‘The situation has been made worse by online travel visas available to Malaysians and Chinese, which give automated access to Australia. These two nations are helping to drive the strong growth in spurious claims for asylum:

Senator Kristina Keneally blasted Peter Dutton for allowing record numbers of asylum seekers to arrive by plane. AAP/James Ross

VIEW the full Report from Leith Van Onselen: ‘How plane arrivals rort Australia’s visa system’

https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2020/03/how-plane-arrivals-rort-australias-visa-system/

CAAN Analysis: 63-storey Meriton towers set to go up despite doubling existing zoning laws if passed

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CAAN Analysis: 63-storey Meriton towers set to go up despite doubling existing zoning laws if passed

‘The controversial 63-storey mega Meriton towers in Sydney’s northwest would more than double the current height restrictions of 27 storeys if new rezoning laws are to be passed.’

Residential apartments in the first-stage Meriton towers development at 112 Talavera Rd, Macquarie Park.
Residential apartments in the first-stage Meriton towers development at 112 Talavera Rd, Macquarie Park.

First-stage approval for controversial towers

Ryde Council rejects Meriton towers development proposal

‘The controversial 63-storey mega Meriton towers in Sydney’s northwest would more than double the current height restrictions of 27 storeys if new rezoning laws are to be passed.

And it has led some councillors concerned that it could set a precedent for future developments.’

CAAN: Will this give the green light to not only Meriton but Jean Nassif’s Toplace, Ralan Group, Mirvac, China’s Country Garden now known as Risland, Greenland and Aqualand? And other developers?

The controversial 63-storey mega Meriton towers in Sydney’s northwest would more than double the current height restrictions of 27 storeys if new rezoning laws are to be passed. (AAP IMAGE / Troy Snook)
The controversial 63-storey mega Meriton towers in Sydney’s northwest would more than double the current height restrictions of 27 storeys if new rezoning laws are to be passed. (AAP IMAGE / Troy Snook)

Currently the maximum height for new towers is 27 storeys but prior to the Liberal Coalition planning law changes the height limit was 10 storeys

Both the Ryde MP Dominello and Mayor Laxale opposed it in the lead-up to the March 2019 NSW Election yet Meriton pursued it through the L & E Court.

Why was it not stopped by the Berejiklian Government before this?

Will High-Rise Harry stop at one 63 storey tower or will he want more for Talavera Road?

The conclusion of the moratorium, a two-year state government freeze on new rezoning residential applications in Ryde was lifted on 28 February opening the way for high-rise projects in West Ryde and Gladesville to be considered for approval.

The Meriton towers proposal area in Macquarie Park, shaded in red.
The Meriton towers proposal area in Macquarie Park, shaded in red.

Ryde Mayor Jerome Laxale said he was now calling on Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes to step in and not allow the rezoning to go ahead.

“I am pleading on behalf of the community to the minister to refuse this planning proposal to refuse as we (Council) recommended in December 2018,” he said.

Cr Laxale said the “safest” and “best way” was not to change the zoning laws for the site.

Ryde state Liberal MP Victor Dominello said whether or not the zoning is changed he believes council should talk to Meriton to renegotiate an amended proposal.

The controversial 63-storey mega Meriton towers in Sydney’s northwest would more than double the current height restrictions of 27 storeys if new rezoning laws are to be passed. Pictured: the original plan
The controversial 63-storey mega Meriton towers in Sydney’s northwest would more than double the current height restrictions of 27 storeys if new rezoning laws are to be passed. Pictured: the original plan
Meriton's revised Macquarie Park proposal which included three 42-storey towers, down from the original plan of 63 storeys at 112 Talavera Road. Yet if the change in zoning is passed, Meriton will be able to lodge a DA with 63-storey towers
Meriton’s revised Macquarie Park proposal which included three 42-storey towers, down from the original plan of 63 storeys at 112 Talavera Road. Yet if the change in zoning is passed, Meriton will be able to lodge a DA with 63-storey towers

CAAN: Has the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) taken into consideration the impact of the rapidly changing demographics of Ryde as the CCP expand beyond their Chatswood through the Hong Kong MTR owned Metro throughout Sydney?

Why does it seem that the NSW Government is fulfilling the Xi Jinping Communist Party dream of its OBOR through this Trojan Horse?

FIND out more here from ‘A Geopolitical Strategist on the MK Hong Kong the US and Australia’

Forward to about 9.5 minutes in, and David Lee hones in on CHATSWOOD!

-15% of the entire GDP of Australia comes from Sydney to Chatswood

-Chatswood has been built by the Chinese Communist Party; built ostensibly with China’s money

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.com/2019/09/01/a-geopolitical-strategist-on-the-mk-hong-kong-the-u-s-and-australia/?fbclid=IwAR10lD12mz0OZPkHTJtR2qjV-9XsPZPg5c8M86-348dp5zLJy9aZZWoOdXQ

High immigration and visa manipulation has been largely to the benefit of the Chinese community as established Australian residents and commercial property have been displaced by this redevelopment process with new ‘Permanent Residents’ congregating throughout Macquarie Park. And largely gaining places at Macquarie University …

Harry Triguboff was reported in the Australian Financial Review when there was going to be a problem with house prices:

“I’ll simply bring in more migrants.” To increase the competition and hike up prices, of course!

Harry’s Meriton markets its residential apartment precincts to China, and this would seem to explain why!

“China has more than 1 billion people, and they love Australia. I think they love Australia as much as we love Australia. So there will always be enough of them that will buy.”

https://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/i-ll-buy-cheaper-australia-s-property-king-is-exploiting-the-slump-20190215-p50xyl.html

AND …

“The problem with Australians is they are very slow. They ask their lawyer, they ask their financial adviser, they ask their family, they ask everybody. The Chinese don’t ask anybody, they come off the plane, buy their unit and go.”

https://www.afr.com/property/sydney-apartment-market-suffering-poststamp-duty-hangover-harry-triguboff-says-20170711-gx8or7

DESPITE the negative ramifications for Our Society and the environment because high-rise residential developments use more power for lighting, heating, air-conditioning, to pump water up the towers, and to operate the lifts.

It doesn’t stop there with building materials of concrete, steel and glass emit CO2 not only in the manufacturing process, but in ongoing use … is it any wonder that China is the biggest emitter of CO2 with its urbanisation for 1.4 Billion people?

ITs Time to Call Out CHINAs BS

-all the infrastructure and buildings at a massive cost to the environment in China and across the globe (CO2 emissions)

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.com/2020/02/29/its-time-to-call-out-chinas-bs/

Read more: ‘2011 The Carbon Devil in the Detail on Urban Density’

https://caanhousinginequalitywithaussieslockedout.com/2019/05/21/2011-the-carbon-devil-in-the-detail-on-urban-density/

HOW can this be justified for Sydney and New South Wales?

‘The department confirmed it has been in consultation with Ryde Council and it is understood the amended local environment plan (LEP) is to be gazetted in coming days.

“The Department has consulted with Ryde City Council on the terms of the proposed new LEP, which is required under planning laws,” a DPIE spokesman told The Northern District Times.

The spokesman confirmed the department was the main authority on this LEP and had been delegated by Minister Stokes.

Local MP Victor Dominello wants to renegotiate a deal with Meriton. Picture: Monique Harmer
Local MP Victor Dominello wants to renegotiate a deal with Meriton. Picture: Monique Harmer
Cr Jerome Laxale said the “safest” and “best way” was not to change the zoning laws for the site. Picture: Julian Andrews
Cr Jerome Laxale said the “safest” and “best way” was not to change the zoning laws for the site. Picture: Julian Andrews

Council first discussed Meriton’s offer to enter a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) in relation to a planning proposal back in November 2017.’

-the recommendation moved by Crs Maggio and Moujalli that council submit a planning proposal to Gateway; which received a unanimous vote

-December 2017 council requested amendments to Ryde’s LEP which included increasing maximum building heights from 45m and 60m to 18.5m, 135m and 200m.

City of Ryde letter to Department of Planning and Environment requesting amend maximum height of buildings on 112 Talavera Road dated December 2017
City of Ryde letter to Department of Planning and Environment requesting amend maximum height of buildings on 112 Talavera Road dated December 2017

If the new zoning laws go through, Meriton will legally be allowed to build towers as high as 63 storeys which was part of their first development proposal in 2017, even though they revised their proposal with the tallest building being 42 storeys high.

That move followed community backlash after the Times first revealed the council’s deal with Meriton in April 2018.

In December 2018, Ryde Council backflipped and publicly came out recommending refusal of the amended Meriton proposal, yet it had already gone through the Gateway process which found it was fine to proceed.

When asked whether Cr Laxale thought the proposed Meriton Towers was initially a good idea, he claimed he couldn’t have made that decision back in 2017.

“I had to get feedback from the community,” he told The Northern District Times.

“Meriton lodged a planning proposal. It’s not unlawful. You can’t not allow someone to lodge documents.”

Residential apartments in the first-stage Meriton towers development at 112 Talavera Rd, Macquarie Park.
Residential apartments in the first-stage Meriton towers development at 112 Talavera Rd, Macquarie Park.

In a statement, Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes said: “Even if the land at Talavera Rd is rezoned, any subsequent development applications for the site will be a matter for council to consider.

“Council is now back in the driver’s seat and I urge them to act in the best interests of the Ryde community.” ‘

Ryde Liberal Cr Jordan Lane said he questioned why Meriton:

-could have a “special rezoning” and could this set a precedent for future developers if the laws were to be passed

-a special rezoning for this site is not right

-why are exceptions made for Meriton

One must question the alleged ‘$35M in community benefits’ including the nearby Christie Park first negotiated in the VPA … afterall with Macquarie Park largely populated by ‘new permanent residents’ how can this be of benefit to families beyond Macquarie Park?

-it is for the benefit of the new ‘permanent residents’ and their families in Macquarie Park

How can OVERDEVELOPMENT be described as the ‘right kind of development in the right place’?

Not only does the Ryde Community lose out with loss of amenity, schools, buses, trains, parks all full-up … and more blackouts … but apparently the City of Ryde is now to get nothing! With the NSW Government gaining another $12.5M in Value Captureas HT pockets even more

‘Meriton has not responded to multiple requests for comment.’

VIEW the full report ’63 Storey Meriton Towers set to go up despite Doubling Existing Zoning Laws If Passed’

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NorthWestern Sydney more cases of COVID 19

NORTH WESTERN SYDNEY suburbs of Epping, Macquarie Park, Ryde currently appear to be the epicentre of the CoronaVirus … with its high population growth, high-rise high density living, thousands of international student numbers it cannot come as a surprise … surely …

Aged care residents would be vulnerable with their care largely coming from a large workforce of foreign Visa workers flying in, and being more susceptible due to their age … and infants attending childcare are known as ‘spreaders’ of many infections!

Then we have the ‘Shocking Centres’ of Macquarie Park and Top Ryde, that have become community destination centres for new ‘Permanent Residents’ … to gather … to spend the day!

Macquarie Shopping Centre is opposite Macquarie University which has a very large number of international students especially from China. More high-rise precincts are underway including that of Harry Triguboff’s ‘Destination’ with the convenience of Meriton’s serviced apartments also in Talavera Road.

Already Macquarie Park is heavily populated with new residents in Herring Road, Waterloo Road, and soon Talavera Road … Top Ryde with its residential apartments … Meadowbank … and across the Parramatta River at Rhodes and Wentworth Point …

And nearby Epping, Eastwood, Chatswood, Carlingford … along the North Shore with Turramurra, Lindfield, Roseville …

Epping Boys High has been a lure for many Chinese visa holders and migrants for their children, so it would seem it was only a matter of time before the CoronaVirus hit!

Not unlike Xi Jinping’s model of driving his people out of their rural villages for urbanisation … the Australian developer lobby have lured predominantly Chinese people to buy our real estate … with millions of ‘new residents’ …

Has HT’s claim of ‘I will bring in more migrants’ in fact made Australia more vulnerable?

And the Howard Government introduced Visa workers in the late 1990s so that now we have some 1.6 Million Visa workers in Australia … many working in cafes, nursing homes, childcare, hospitals, retail ….

All flying in, and it would seem this has increased the possibility of Australians contracting this illness … has the Property Sector something to answer for? With the increased likelihood of innocent Australians succumbing to this Pandemic?

HOSPITAL HAZARD

In Sydney, dozens of staff at Ryde Hospital were put in self-isolation and 56 patients were identified as close or casual contacts of a confirmed COVID-19 case.

At Liverpool Hospital, in the Sydney’s west, 23 staff and five patients have been identified as potential close contacts of a confirmed case.

A health worker at Canterbury Hospital has been diagnosed with the virus after returning from Iran.

The diagnoses suggest Sydney’s coronavirus epicentre is in the city’s north-west.

Read more:

UPDATEThe number of Cases in NSW is now 28

Two more staff from an aged care facility in northern Sydney have been diagnosed with COVID-19, as the number of cases in NSW rises to 28.

A 24-year-old female worker and a 21-year-old male staff member from the Dorothy Henderson Lodge in Macquarie Park have been diagnosed with the virus.

Read more: https://www.smh.com.au/national/coronavirus-updates-live-sydney-school-closed-un-tells-world-to-pull-out-all-stops-20200306-p547e5.html

UPDATES FROM THE DAILY TELEGRAPH ON THE IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS IN THE NORTHERN DISTRICTS

Six more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed across Sydney on Wednesday night – including an elderly woman who died on Tuesday and a second Sydney hospital doctor – bringing the number of positive infections across NSW to 22. http://bit.ly/2TE6Mxc #coronavirusaustralia #COVID19

CHILDREN VISITED AGED CARE HOME

Children will be banned from visiting aged care facilities in the wake of three elderly residents and a worker from Dorothy Henderson Lodge at Macquarie Park being diagnosed with coronavirus.

It also comes after about 17 children from Banksia Childcare Centre visited the facility, which is now in lockdown, on February 24.

AGED CARE FACILITY IN LOCKDOWN

It was also revealed that the 70-year-old man from the aged care facility diagnosed with COVID-19 was not in the same area of the lodge as the other two infectees.

Mr Hazzard said it was “challenging” for NSW Health to understand that the man “appears to have no contact with the nursing staff in the lodge”.

… a 95-year-old woman at the Dorothy Henderson Lodge in Macquarie Park, Sydney, was confirmed to have died from the virus.

“There are now four people who have been diagnosed from that home, the aged care worker, the 95-year-old woman who has passed away and two other residents who are in hospital,” Mr Hunt said.

Dorothy Henderson Lodge in Macquarie Park, part of the Baptist Care Aged Care facility, is in lockdown after several diagnosis. Picture: Toby Zerna

Dorothy Henderson Lodge in Macquarie Park, part of the Baptist Care Aged Care facility, is in lockdown after several diagnosis. Picture: Toby Zerna

Residents in Dorothy Henderson Lodge are eating meals inside their rooms as the facility goes into lockdown.

Residents in Dorothy Henderson Lodge are eating meals inside their rooms as the facility goes into lockdown.

Sydney law firm Clayton Utz evacuated over virus fears

Employees at a Sydney law firm have been evacuated after being told a staffer in the building was linked to a fatal case of coronavirus. It comes as authorities search for 10 medical workers potentially exposed to infected doctors at a medical conference.

Read more: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/coronavirus-australia-number-of-confirmed-infections-across-sydney-and-nsw-grows/news-story/e346f070f09d7a88bb023ee811307ace?utm_source=DailyTelegraph&utm_content=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=EditorialSF&utm_medium=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR3ArvPxO__99fymSQ_ZLFRh-73QTIim_6aHbiFUjFAMeOxYn5Ong9qHShs

First northern beaches coronavirus case confirmed, woman in her 30s

A northern beaches woman in her 30s is one of six new confirmed cases of the coronavirus overnight.

Government bodies have suggested that you need to wash your hands for 20 seconds to prevent the spread of coronavirus. View Video.

Here’s what you should do if you think you may be infected.

NSW Health confirmed the woman was one of six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Sydney, bringing the total in NSW since the outbreak to 22.

For more details on what to do go to health.nsw.gov.au. 

Read more: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/manly-daily/first-northern-beaches-coronavirus-case-confirmed-woman-in-her-30s/news-story/6b9a2c35545d20e5f5a8469f479c426b?utm_content=SocialFlow&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=EditorialSF&utm_source=DailyTelegraph&fbclid=IwAR0brVUlG5dxi7eLDbegeyNTn2AogwBXR5VuFB523abvCo3zJDBi85Pgl2o

Employees unable to take sick leave may downplay Coronavirus symptoms to keep working

WILL I GET SICK PAY IF I GET CORONAVIRUS?

As the government forces people to self-isolate as a result of Coronavirus some of Australia employees won’t be able to afford to miss work.

People arriving and wearing mask at the airport. International Airport, Brisbane, 4th of March 2020. Picture: AAP Image/Attila Csaszar

People arriving and wearing mask at the airport. International Airport, Brisbane, 4th of March 2020. Picture: AAP Image/Attila Csaszar

Read more: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/business/work/employees-unable-to-take-sick-leave-may-downplay-coronavirus-symptoms-to-keep-working/news-story/1d9dfb26287bd6b4a8b6783b6f92533d?utm_source=DailyTelegraph&utm_campaign=EditorialSF&utm_content=SocialFlow&utm_medium=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR0zBAjbM7Jlbqo1tEQ04uAwZwlzXJsv5OTS1EpXcxnfdjyJxIiZ67RDGEA

Children tested for coronavirus after exposure concerns at childcare centre

Seventeen children from a Sydney childcare centre have been tested for coronavirus visiting an aged care home where there was a breakout.

Childcare Centre closed over virus fears …

A childcare centre has been closed in Sydney’s northern suburbs over fears people working at the centre have been infected with coronavirus.

Banksia Cottage has been closed down over fears staff have contracted coronavirus.

Banksia Cottage has been closed down over fears staff have contracted coronavirus.

BaptistCare Macquarie Park where cases of the coronavirus have been detected. Picture: John Appleyard

BaptistCare Macquarie Park where cases of the coronavirus have been detected. Picture: John Appleyard

Read more: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/lifestyle/health/childcare-centre-closed-over-fears-staff-contracted-coronavirus/news-story/512523d5f13a27786a727bd4913c838b?utm_medium=Facebook&utm_content=SocialFlow&utm_source=DailyTelegraph&utm_campaign=EditorialSF&fbclid=IwAR1vhGjbv_yd3W9qagHRwjyTDtP_GUMC9JqqomkgtmjMSj5E1yVu5FmQqBQ

Dorothy Henderson Lodge at Macquarie Park: Life inside aged-care home after lockdown

The son of a resident inside a coronavirus-affected aged care centre has spoken of his worry for his elderly mother who remains in isolation at the Sydney centre.

A worker outside the Dorothy Henderson Lodge at Macquarie Park. Picture: John Grainger

A worker outside the Dorothy Henderson Lodge at Macquarie Park. Picture: John Grainger

A masked courier leaves the Baptist Care Macquarie Park complex. Picture: John Appleyard

A masked courier leaves the Baptist Care Macquarie Park complex. Picture: John Appleyard

Staff inside the Dorothy Henderson Lodge at Macquarie Park where the COVID-19 virus has been found. Picture: John Grainger

Staff inside the Dorothy Henderson Lodge at Macquarie Park where the COVID-19 virus has been found. Picture: John Grainger

Read more: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/northern-district-times/family-of-agedcare-patients-in-coronavirus-lockdown-at-macquarie-park-speak-of-conditions-inside/news-story/202b6bf190cf2db47bbdf0be76035874?utm_source=DailyTelegraph&utm_content=SocialFlow&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=EditorialSF&fbclid=IwAR22KklBIXYfbK1xos9aR6-yYRbELBstfSreWnMY8r4yOST6wct2kg2lBIU

Live coronavirus coverage: Sixth case diagnosed at Sydney nursing home

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has warned the state has not seen the worst of the impacts of coronavirus yet. It comes after a sixth person contracted COVID-19 at a Sydney nursing home  in lockdown, bringing the state’s total infections to 26. 

The mother of the student diagnosed with coronavirus, forcing the closure of a Sydney school today, works at Ryde Hospital where a doctor also contracted the deadly disease. …

Parents have welcomed the closure of Epping Boys High School on Friday after health authorities shut the school as a precaution following news a Year 11 student had contracted the disease.

The school is working closely with health authorities and has contacted parents saying staff and students would be informed if they can resume school as normal on Monday or if a further quarantine period will be required. …

Premier Berejiklian said the decision to close Epping Boys High school was precautionary, to allay concerns of affected parents and students.

Read more: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/epping-boys-high-school-shuts-down-after-student-diagnosed-covid19/live-coverage/61c9e5b5ad22ddf5d38c5029cc9d2b87?utm_medium=Facebook&utm_source=DailyTelegraph&utm_content=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=EditorialSF&fbclid=IwAR3io3mRgw2ad9jlc6zf1nBTjtHeBwtZQDKKjxcCPmrAxLgLe1MvIyo-hRE

NSW Government spares wealthy east from migrant deluge

NSW Government spares wealthy east from migrant deluge

Planning Minister Stokes lives in the Northern Beaches … and of course the good northern beaches folk like their patrician in Mosman, Woollahra and Hunters Hill would have lobbied to ensure their numbers were cut … to add more to where we live …

LOBBY SYDNEY! That’s what the so-called Elites do! We have the numbers …

What was put to Stokes?

PROTEST SYDNEY!

NSW Government spares wealthy east from migrant deluge

By Leith van Onselen in Immigration

February 26, 2020 | 12 comments

The NSW Planning, Industry and Environment department has upgraded its housing targets, which have lumped more development on Sydney’s migrant-stuffed west while reducing the development load on the wealthy east and northern beaches:

DESPITE this …

9 News: Sydney Boom Suburbs suffer more than double rate of building defects; July 2019

Planning Minister Rob Stokes said development was taking place at different rates in response to planning, infrastructure and market activity

Areas earmarked for the most development over the next five years include Blacktown (18,700 new dwellings), Parramatta (17,800), City of Sydney (13,650), Cumberland (12,650), Liverpool (12,750), the Hills (12,700), Camden (10,900) and Bayside (10,000)…

The forecasts show 10 times as many homes are expected to be built at Blacktown over the next five years than the northern beaches.

The 1950 new dwellings predicted for the northern beaches represent a 26 per cent fall on the government’s target for the area in 2017.

In contrast, Liverpool in the south-west is forecast to have 12,750 dwellings built over the next five years, a 72 per cent rise on that predicted two years ago.

Western Sydney was already projected to receive the lion’s share future immigration-driven population growth – i.e. an additional 1.2 million people over the next 20 years, according to the Greater Sydney Commission:

Future Sydney residents are also projected to be squeezed into high-rise dog box apartments, according to projections from the Urban Development Institute of Australia:

Back in July 2019, the head of the Greater Sydney Commission (GSC), Lucy Turnbull, outlined an “exciting” future for Western Sydney, which involves being crush-loaded with another 1.2 million people:

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GSC’s chief commissioner Lucy Turnbull… said places such as Parramatta and Bankstown represented the “future of Sydney and Australia” with a youthful and diverse population making them “exciting” corners of the wider city…. “1.2 million people in western Sydney in the next 20 years is a reasonable forecast”…

And this proclamation by Lucy Turnbull came despite data showing that Western Sydney is already suffering from severe disadvantage:

Western Sydney can seem a world away from the wealthier, eastern side of the city… “As much as we are strong advocates of western Sydney, we need to be realistic that too many times we are on the wrong side of that line.

In terms of per capita lower incomes, below average NAPLAN results and school attendance, higher unemployment and higher rates of preventable disease and hospital admissions” [Christopher Brown, Chairman of the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue, said].

“Western Sydney is the diabetes capital of the country,” he said. “There are also higher rates of domestic violence which is the shameful secret of western Sydney”.

Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue chairman Christopher Brown has said the city’s west has far to go to become equitable with the rest of Sydney. Picture: Adam Taylor

Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue chairman Christopher Brown has said the city’s west has far to go to become equitable with the rest of Sydney. Picture: Adam TaylorSource:News Corp Australia

The wealthy elites living in the city’s east pull the government’s strings.

*As shown in the chart above, Lucy Turnbull’s wealthy enclave of Woollahra has the lowest projected population growth in Sydney, followed by Mosman. (Percentage increase 2011 – 2036)

So basically, the GSC is running a form of economic apartheid where Western Sydney shoulders the lion’s share of immigration and population growth to provide cheap foreign labour and inflated demand to the wealthy barons in the East.

This model enables the Elites in the East to profit from the rentier services of over-priced ghetto apartments and postage stamp houses, inflated land banks, as well as higher volumes of mortgages and retail sales, while not having to share in the downsides of congestion and eroded amenity.

The best way to stop the mass immigration scam is to force the likes of Lucy Turnbull living in Woollahra and Mosman to be swamped by ugly high-rise developments, alongside the associated congestion.

Sadly, the NSW Government has instead lightened their load.

Leith Van Onselen

Leith van Onselen is Chief Economist at the MB Fund and MB Super. Leith has previously worked at the Australian Treasury, Victorian Treasury and Goldman Sachs.

Parramatta, in the foreground, is attempting to re-centre Sydney away from the current CBD, behind.

Parramatta, in the foreground, is attempting to re-centre Sydney away from the current CBD, behind.Source:News Corp Australia

SOURCE: https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2020/02/nsw-government-spares-wealthy-east-from-migrant-deluge/#comments

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