As opposed to being regimented, conservative and unimaginative for the sake of being regimented, conservative and unimaginative?
With all due respect, what I find unproductive and bordering on self-serving is the obsession with residents who have the privilege/luck of living so close to the job-rich regions of this city, attempting to tell the rest of us that fitting in more houses closer to where people work is bi-polar.Sydney needs its less dense areas to lift their fair share of the population growth. That is, suburbs within 10km of Sydney CBD where density is currently low have to allow more mid rise development, and become more dense. Our current approach of very low density boomer enclaves so close to the city, compensated for by pockets of very high density is bipolar and unproductive.
Yes there is one problem with the COS they take forever to do things and over consult with the public.As a local resident I have to say I find this really disappointing - I was looking forward to increased facilities and an activated, busy, urban neighbourhood, with late-night options for food and entertainment (sorely lacking in this area) but with CoS in charge I'm expecting years of public consultation and planning reviews to ultimately deliver a disappointing mish-mash of generic buildings to a much later time frame, and a sleepy, suburban atmosphere where everything is dead by 9pm.
Dead centre between the 2 towers CoS wants to keep for its mediocre version of the Waterloo Estate, is the sloping roof of Dangrove Art Storage Centre on Mandible Street, Alexandria, which has just won 2 awards in the National Architecture Awards 2019:today 1pm