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Minister Scully announced the NSW Government will make changes to allow dual occupancies (duplexes) in R2 residential zones in NSW as well as permit more terraces and town houses near transport hubs and town centres in R2 zones.
“This is a great step forward in unlocking the development potential of low-density residential areas in Greater Sydney and across NSW. Allowing dual occupancy developments on land zoned R2 will support the delivery of more housing,” added Mr Bare.
“To achieve this, it is important that the changes to planning controls are consistent across all local government areas. Planning controls that facilitate these developments being undertaken as complying development are also vital. This will ensure the approval process is streamlined minimising delays and reducing costs for the families who can take advantage of the option to knock down their old home on a large block and replace it with two dwellings.
“HIA looks forward to the release of the draft proposals next week and continuing to work collaboratively with the NSW Government on these and other reforms to increase the supply of new housing of all types across NSW.”
Following on from the discovery of traces of bonded asbestos in garden mulch that has been distributed in Sydney, samples tested in Canberra by WorkSafe ACT have also proved positive for the substance.
On 20 January 2024 HIA made a submission to the Tasmanian Government on the Future of Local Government Final Report.
“The Housing Industry Association (HIA) is concerned about the impact the Federal Government’s fuel emissions standards will have on the cost of doing business for tradies,” said Simon Croft, HIA Chief Executive – Industry & Policy.
On 19 January 2024 HIA made a submission to the Tasmanian Government on proposed amendments to the Director's Determinations on bushfire hazard areas.