Bypassing planning regulations is likely to have impacts on social inequity and wellbeing that could prove very costly for both governments and people.
The centralisation of planning power is exactly what Sydney doesn’t need. The commission broadened the focus across the whole city.
Councils are trying to balance competing priorities in urban development, with limited resources and stretched budgets.
Analysis of online listings on common online platforms shows even modest reductions in Airbnb listings increased supply of longer-term rentals. The result was lower local rents.
Economic development cannot be the sole or even the main consideration when judging the legitimacy of planning and development regulations, write Patrick Harris and Peter Sainsbury.