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NCOSS produces numerous submissions and reports on social policy, conference papers and other documents. This section allows you to access and download our online documents. Content spans from 1997 to present, most items older than 3 years will be found under the Resource Archive .

Planning and Infrastructure

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NCOSS has prepared this submission in response to the Rebuilding NSW Discussion Paper, which outlines the NSW Government‟s intention to part-lease the NSW electricity networks. If the part-lease proceeds, the NSW Government estimates that approximately $20 billion in capital funding will become available, and proposes investing this money in productive infrastructure through the vehicle of Restart NSW. The first part of the NCOSS submission focuses on priorities for infrastructure investment in NSW. The second part of the NCOSS proposal addresses the need to ensure the long-term interests of electricity customers are not compromised as a result of this sale.
NCOSS Submission: NCOSS has recommended that the site of the Ivanhoe public housing estate be removed from this Urban Activation Precinct as the public housing properties are in good condition and do not need to be redeveloped. We further recommend that developers of higher density housing in the precinct be required to contribute to an affordable housing plan for the area.
NCOSS Submission: NCOSS submits that the current proposal for the Carter St Lidcombe Urban Activation Precinct should not proceed until the completion of a comprehensive planning strategy for the wider Sydney Olympic Park area.
NCOSS Submission: NCOSS supports the proposal to increase the BASIX targets and suggests that they should apply 6 months after any formal Government announcement to allow industry professionals time to adjust their current practices and procedures.
NCOSS Submission: NCOSS considers that social and affordable housing is a vital form of social infrastructure and should be considered as part of the Inquiry.
NCOSS Submission: NCOSS comments on the rezoning proposal for the Wentworth Point Urban Activation Precinct.
NCOSS Submission: Response to Future Directions for NSW Local Government: Twenty Essential Steps.
NCOSS Submission: NCOSS response to the Draft Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney to 2031.
NCOSS Submission: NCOSS notes that the North West Rail Corridor has been identified as a key city shaper in the draft Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney. NCOSS recommends that the finalized Strategy contain an explicit target for additional affordable rental housing as part of the announced target of 27,400 new dwellings. This target should be at least 5%.
NCOSS submission: Department of Planning and Infrastructure Metropolitan Strategy Review: Sydney over the next 20 years. NCOSS notes that the 2005 Strategy was the subject of an extensive review in 2010. We believe that the key directions of the resulting Metropolitan Plan enjoyed strong support from key interest groups and are not in need of fundamental review. NCOSS is, however, strongly supportive of the current Government's desire to work towards a greater integration of long term plans for land use planning, infrastructure and transport within the overall framework of NSW 2021.
NCOSS Submission: Response to the NSW Planning System Review Issues Paper The Way Ahead for Planning in NSW? The NCOSS submission focuses on the key concerns for the NSW community sector.