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Housing SEPP GFA Definition Change - More Floor Space for Seniors Housing!
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August 18, 2023

Housing SEPP GFA Definition Change - More Floor Space for Seniors Housing!

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.

Planning and Infrastructure pricing - will Western Sydney benefit?
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June 26, 2023

Planning and Infrastructure pricing - will Western Sydney benefit?

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.

Artificial intelligence and trust in planning
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June 16, 2023

Artificial intelligence and trust in planning

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.

Women sleeping rough: determining solutions to homelessness with a gendered lens
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March 16, 2023

Women sleeping rough: determining solutions to homelessness with a gendered lens

Whilst homelessness can affect any gender, women in Australia are increasingly struggling to find access to affordable and safe housing. 

2032 Brisbane Olympics: A chance to fix the scars and fill the gaps
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June 10, 2022

2032 Brisbane Olympics: A chance to fix the scars and fill the gaps

With 20 years delivering social sustainable outcomes for government, communities, and enterprise, Ethos Urban is proud to announce its appointment of Liesl Codrington as its new Director, Social Strategy and Engagement.

Planning for the Future of Housing
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March 10, 2022

Planning for the Future of Housing

Two years of COVID-19 has exposed serious gaps in Australia’s approach to social, affordable and low(er) cost housing. Most state governments are now motivated to fix the flaws made obvious when whole sectors of society experienced job losses, social isolation and financial dependency on government.

Impact investment potential to solve Aerotropolis social infrastructure funding conundrum
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December 22, 2021

Impact investment potential to solve Aerotropolis social infrastructure funding conundrum

Social infrastructure investment plans and funding streams for the Aerotropolis need to be urgently clarified to deliver on the promise of the new city becoming a globally, leading high-amenity city that will attract significant business investment.

The Rise of The Regions
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December 2, 2021

The Rise of The Regions

The 1908 edition of the Australian Year Book records that Melbourne’s population in 1906 was 526,400 persons. In the same year, the Victorian regional city of Ballarat recorded a population of 48,565 persons, making it Victoria’s ...

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