Sydney Today, April 4th, Australian Eastern Time, the NSW government has drawn up a list of potential development areas, which can help people quickly check the state's housing supply, but local landowners are worried if their proposal is adopted. , They will pay more for the new infrastructure.
After it called on landowners to suggest places that could be rezoned without taxpayers paying additional fees, the NSW State Union government rejected 43 of the 12 districts that submitted applications last year. Some areas owned by Walker Corporation, Bradcorp and other developers are still to be considered, but applicants want to see them before the infrastructure construction cost plan is submitted to the Cabinet for approval.
Bradcorp's general manager Peter Brennan said: "After we submitted the proposal, we got no news." Bradcorp submitted a 627-hectare site in Wilton West, southwest of Sydney. Brennan said: "We were told that we won't get any news until our application and some other materials are considered by the Cabinet. It is really anxious for government departments to conduct all evaluations without discussing them."
Steve Albin, the chief executive of the New South Wales branch of the Australian suburban development company, called on the state government to hire an independent appraisal agency for cost accounting or to discuss with the developer before making a decision. But the Aboriginal Land Council of Gandangara wanted to develop a 776 hectares of land in Menai, southwest of Sydney, and they said they were satisfied with the process. Its chief executive Jack Johnson said: "Gandangara found that the planning and infrastructure staff in New South Wales are professional and the process is transparent."
The unsuccessful applicants included the open business Capital Corporation and Goodman Group. Most of the applications were rejected because the area was less than 100 hectares, but two large areas were rejected because they were not mainly used for residential development.
A spokesperson for the department's planning pointed out: They will screen based on the independent development capabilities of the developers. This process includes evaluating the ability and willingness of landowners to fund infrastructure construction. Brad Hazzard, the Minister of Planning for New South Wales, declined to comment. (Wendy)
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