4 September 2016
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Radical proposals for new development in the Sydney CBD, the most significant changes to the city’s planning regime in more than 40 years, have mostly gone un-remarked in a low-key election for the City Council and its Lord Mayor.
Tim Blythe, a director of planning at one of the nation’s largest planning and economic consultancies, Urbis, supported the City’s determination to take a long-term view but said the proposal, as a big change in a short time, would have implications.
“There are owners who will have started the planning process but could be disadvantaged,” he said.
Mr Blythe said the new controls would drive the evolution of a new style of mixed use tower, not yet seen in Australia, but quite common in Asia. One such tower, half hotel and half apartments, has recently been approved for the developer Ausbao.
There are owners who will have started the planning process but could be disadvantaged.