A new updated definition of Gross Floor Area (GFA) for seniors housing within Part 5 of State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing) 2021 (Housing SEPP) commenced yesterday and can be found here. This update provides much needed certainty and is a positive step for the industry's growth. It is planning reform that Ethos Urban is proud to have led in directly advocating for an emergency housekeeping amendment and then advising the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) on the best approach.
The NSW Government has made housing affordability and suitability a key focus since coming to power. The ‘housing crisis’ has seen supply slow and prices rise dramatically, fuelled by a drop in new home construction, materials supply and pricing issues, and workforce constraints.
In late 2022, artificial intelligence (AI) interface ChatGPT sent shockwaves through society as people, for the first time, meaningfully considered what a post-AI society might look like.
Questions were raised around what these technologies would mean for a wide range of professions, and planning was no exception.
This will help maximise the use of existing employment precincts and in turn positively drive job growth and improve employment diversity across the Sydney metropolitan area.
Why Ethos Urban?
We assist our clients with identifying project risks, overcoming challenges, and in navigating a clear pathway to achieve their project objectives. Our in-depth sector knowledge, underpinned by 30 years' experience, provides the support to drive innovative urban experiences.
People are our ethos. Our reputation as a market leading planning, design, engagement, economics, social strategy and project advisory & management firm is the result of having valued and passionate people who want to make a difference to everyone’s experience of urban living.