Urban consolidation and the inadequacy of local open space provision in Sydney

Searle, Glen (2011) Urban consolidation and the inadequacy of local open space provision in Sydney. Urban Policy and Research, 29 2: 201-208. doi:10.1080/08111146.2011.576650

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Author Searle, Glen
Title Urban consolidation and the inadequacy of local open space provision in Sydney
Journal name Urban Policy and Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0811-1146
Publication date 2011-06-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/08111146.2011.576650
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 29
Issue 2
Start page 201
End page 208
Total pages 8
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract This article analyses the recent provision of local open space in urban consolidation developments in Sydney. In particular, it looks at the extent to which local open space areas required to meet new residents' needs under the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act are not being provided in such developments, and the reasons for this. Under-provision is shown to be greatest in existing higher density areas where the state government has targeted significantly increased urban consolidation. Reasons for under-provision include reluctance to pass on the cost to developers of funding the required open space given existing housing market prices, local council plans allowing developers' contributions to be diverted to embellishing existing open space, and the lack of local government revenue to maintain new open space. The result is intensified pressure on existing open space.
Keyword Urban consolidation
Local open space
Developer contributions
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes "Practice Review"

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Created: Wed, 21 Sep 2011, 00:54:35 EST by Associate Professor Glen Searle on behalf of School of Geography, Planning & Env Management