Category Archives: Planning

The Strategic Week (no. 15, Friday 1 April 2016) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

Top of the Week NSW council mergers: mayors and councillors likely to be dismissed and made to apply for interim positions on merged councils … The NSW Minister for Local Government Paul Toole has revealed that merged councils are likely … Continue reading

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The Strategic Week (no. 13, Friday 18 March 2016) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

Top of the Week PM links innovation, a new cities agenda and Western Sydney plans… While the Prime Minister’s comments during the Lachlan Macquarie Lecture at the recent Out There summit on the possibility that a rail link to the … Continue reading

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The Strategic Week (no. 12, Friday 11 March 2016) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

This edition of The Strategic Week was delayed in part to incorporate some aspects of the Prime Minister’s media comments and address to a Western Sydney summit on Friday. This will be discussed in further detail in the next edition … Continue reading

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The Strategic Week (no. 10, Thursday 25 February 2016) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

Welcome to the tenth edition of The Strategic Week. With this edition the structure of TSW has been tweaked slightly; there is a new “Top of the Week” section which will contain one or two key news items. The Governance … Continue reading

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The Strategic Week (no. 9, Thursday 18 February 2016) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

Governance The new Federal ministry – a gain for Transport but is it a downgrade for Cities? The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced a major reshuffle of the Federal ministry on 14 February. Among the changes particularly relevant to cities, infrastructure … Continue reading

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The Strategic Week (no. 8, Thursday 11 February 2016) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

Governance Federal opposition calls for Cities Minister replacement Federal Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Cities and Tourism Anthony Albanese has called on the Prime Minister to appoint a new Minister for Cities to replace Jamie Briggs who resigned recently (see TSW4). Mr … Continue reading

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The Strategic Week (no. 7, Thursday 4 February 2016) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

Governance Accusations and money fly in NSW council merger fight … The consultation process for NSW local government amalgamations has been described as a “dog’s breakfast” and a “farce” by a number of local government leaders, according to media reports. … Continue reading

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The Strategic Week (no. 6, Friday 29 January 2016) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

Governance GSC embarks on Sydney’s “great new experiment” in planning – but will it survive the roads lobby? The Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) officially started work on 27 January 2016. The Sydney Morning Herald in an editorial described the GSC as a … Continue reading

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The Strategic Week (no. 5, Thursday 21 January 2016) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

Governance IPART seeks to reduce regulatory burden on NSW councils… The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is seeking feedback on 49 recommendations to reduce the regulatory burdens that the NSW Government imposes on local government contained in a just-released draft … Continue reading

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The Strategic Week (no. 4, Friday 15 January 2016) – the week in governance, planning, infrastructure and transport

Welcome to the first edition of The Strategic Week for 2016 – and apologies for the delay in this edition which was meant to appear last week. This edition also covers the period since the appearance of TSW 3 on … Continue reading

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