The 10th Making Cities Liveable Conference will be held at Hotel Grand Chancellor in Brisbane on Monday 10th – Tuesday 11th July 2017.
Mr Peter Fryar, Director of Key Urban Planning will be attending this year’s conference, discussing “Greater Sydney Commission – Draft North District Plan (Hornsby Region – Case Study)”.
The NSW Government recently released its vision for the future growth and direction of the Sydney Metropolitan Area in a document titled ‘A Plan for Growing Sydney: Forming Part of the Greater Sydney Regional Plan’.
The NSW Government has established The Greater Sydney Commission and has placed on public exhibition the first ever 20 year draft District Plans one for each of Greater Sydney’s six districts.
The presenter has almost 30 years experience as a Manager in Local Government Planning working for a number of NSW Councils including Byron Shire, Wyong Shire, Hornsby Shire and Auburn Council. He now operates a Planning Consultancy based in Hornsby on the northern fringe of the Sydney Metropolitan Area for the past 4 years.
Sydney as a city is suffering a housing crisis particularly for affordable housing. The presenter has been involved in a Planning Proposal for significant lands just south of the Hornsby CBD as well as working on a Development Application for a 27 storey shop top housing development within the Hornsby Town Centre that ultimately went to Appeal in the NSW Land and Environment Court.
Achieving the ultimate objectives for future growth of Sydney is challenging as a Planner now working in private practice and having to deal with a complex Planning system in NSW, difficult Local Government situation undergoing Council amalgamations and a Planning Profession that can at times be obstructive to achieving development outcomes.
The purpose of the presentation is to give a challenging insight from the perspective of an experienced Town Planner.
The 10th Making Cities Liveable Conference is a platform for government, academic and industry professionals to discuss public health, sustainability, natural resource management, transport, climate change, urban design, biosecurity and more.