We’re transforming government land into vibrant, connected and resilient urban places to meet the needs of our growing population. This means being at the forefront of the latest thinking about what makes great cities and great places. The Living Cities page is where we collect the ideas and opinions, both of others and our own, that we think provide insights into world class urban transformation.

The role of renewal agencies in generating affordable & diverse housing

9th September, 2016

Author: Janet Chappell, Strategic Planning Advisor, UrbanGrowth NSW

UrbanGrowth NSW is mindful of the unmet demand in global cities like Sydney for housing that meets the needs of people’s varied lives and is within their budgets. Our ambition is to help deliver affordable and diverse housing across our projects, while also encouraging industry to innovate.

Density done well in Central to Eveleigh

31st May, 2016

Author: UrbanGrowth NSW

Australia’s population is growing, and demographic changes about how and where we want to live need to inform how we plan our cities.

As the NSW Government’s urban transformation agency, UrbanGrowth NSW provides expert advice about sustainable urban development on government-owned land. It is our job to anticipate the needs of future Sydney and work to help address them through how we plan and deliver our city shaping major urban transformation programs. 

Making Great Places: Density Done Well

14th September, 2016

The Committee for Sydney released the Discussion Paper Making Great Places: Density Done Well which aims to spark a conversation around how Sydney can densify well – and what elements, or commonalities make places people love. What gives places their character, community and vitality?

Sale drives innovation in digital era

26th April, 2016

Author: UrbanGrowth NSW 

The NSW Government has finalised the sale of Australian Technology Park (ATP) in a strategic move that will help catalyse innovation around a site that first embraced industries of the future more than 100 years ago.

ATP’s sale to a Mirvac-led consortium is a move that will fund and drive urban transformation in the inner city, and foster new industries that will underpin the digital revolution. 

Many minds make great cities

8th April, 2016

Author: UrbanGrowth NSW

Planning for the future of our cities is both an exciting opportunity, and a significant challenge. As the NSW Government’s urban transformation agency, it is our responsibility to ensure the delivery of the best possible outcomes across our portfolio of projects, and part of this means ensuring that we have access to the best minds and latest research.

Living Cities Newsletter

Read the latest edition of our quarterly newsletter Living Cities.

In this edition read about:

  • Oran Park wins masterplanned community award
  • 3XN to design new Sydney Fish Market
  • International conference comes to Newcastle
  • Sprout report released


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