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Urban Growth and Decline - Government Issues in the Australian Environment: Urban Processes.

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1 Urban Growth and Decline - Government Issues in the Australian Environment: Urban Processes

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5 Field Study Area Darling Harbour Barangaroo Millers PointWalsh Bay Circular Quay

6 Levels of Government involved in managing urban processes in the field study area

7 Where does the main responsibility lie? Federal – Customs, Immigration, Trade & industrial relations Day to day it’s with local government - but State Govt. is essential in overall development planning & regulation Local - Roads Maintenance, Garbage Collection, Building Regulations, Land Subdivisions, Public Health & Recreation State - Consumer Affairs, Health, Public Transport, Planning, Environment & Main Roads

8 Government Stakeholders NSW Maritime Planning NSW NSW Road Transit Authority (RTA) NSW Housing Federal Government NSW Government Local Government Sydney City Council NSW Dept of Environment Climate Change & Water Aust Dept of Immigration & Citizenship Aust Dept of Customs & Excise NSW Transport & Infrastructure

9 NSW Road Transit Authority RTA’s major stakes in the area are the Cross City Tunnel, the Western Distributor and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Its colour, cladding and architecture were determined in consultation with other Government Departments & stakeholders There is a cross city tunnel ventilation stack located in the Darling Harbour area near Druitt St. The city’s major north south traffic route.

10 Planning NSW – NSW Department of Planning Planning NSW’s three agencies have a major role in managing the areas NSW Heritage Council Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority Barangaroo Delivery Authority

11 Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority Manages a properties covering retail, leisure, heritage, transport, government and commerce on behalf of other organisations. Circular Quay wharves Managing retail tenancies & wharves for NSW Maritime Authority, liaises with various stakeholders such as Sydney Ferries. King Street Wharf promenade Managing promenade between Lime & King streets for NSW Maritime Authority - includes property maintenance, managing minor works, street furniture & assistance with events. Darling Harbour Managing 97 tenancies - waterfront cafes, restaurants and bars, shops, marina berths and many of Sydney's top attractions – includes cleaning, security and landscaping services.

12 NSW Government as Stakeholder NSW Government to sell Darling Harbour land The cash-strapped NSW Government will raise capital by selling public land and assets in Darling Harbour, including the Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Wildlife World and IMAX. The Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, which manages the assets, is calling for tenders for properties that include six major hotels, two of which are the Park Hyatt and the Shangri- La in the Rocks, plus the Harbourside Shopping Centre and Darling Walk at Cockle Bay. Opponents have accused the Government of sacrificing long- term revenue and the public interest for a quick return and said the sale would make the planning of events and development in the area much more difficult if private operators were involved. NSW Government to sell Darling Harbour land The cash-strapped NSW Government will raise capital by selling public land and assets in Darling Harbour, including the Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Wildlife World and IMAX. The Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, which manages the assets, is calling for tenders for properties that include six major hotels, two of which are the Park Hyatt and the Shangri- La in the Rocks, plus the Harbourside Shopping Centre and Darling Walk at Cockle Bay. Opponents have accused the Government of sacrificing long- term revenue and the public interest for a quick return and said the sale would make the planning of events and development in the area much more difficult if private operators were involved.

13 NSW Heritage Council Makes decisions about the care & protection of heritage places and items identified as significant to the people of NSW. Provides advice on heritage to the Minister for Planning, & recommends objects for listing on the State Heritage Register. The Council is an advisory body that includes members of the community, the government, the conservation profession and representatives of organisations such as the National Trust of Australia (NSW).

14 Barangaroo Delivery Authority The NSW Government’s is committed to the delivery of Barangaroo in a coordinated and financially responsible manner. Established under the Barangaroo Delivery Authority Act 2009 Barangaroo will extend from King St Wharf, along the eastern side of Darling Harbour to Millers Point and around to Walsh Bay. It’s a very large area of around 15 central city blocks but most is on the old Patricks Wharf site in Darling Harbour.

15 NSW Housing Manages publicly owned housing, mostly in Millers Point. Homes in Millers Point represent every decade of settlement from 1820 to it is the oldest existing European residential precinct in Australia Nearly 80 per cent of the properties in Millers Point are owned by the Government All of the Millers Point buildings are listed on the State Heritage Register for a range of reasons including their historic, social and architectural importance

16 Sale of Public Housing 72 Lower Fort St, Millers Point

17 Sale of Public Housing 72 Lower Fort St, Millers Point

18 NSW Maritime a State Government Authority responsible for: marine safety, regulation of commercial & recreational boating and oversight of port operations property management of submerged lands in Sydney removal of rubbish in the interests of the tourist industry, harbour-side local government, the recreational boating public, operators of commercial vessels, waterfront property holders and the public using Sydney Harbour.

19 NSW Dept of Environment Climate Change & Water DECCW oversees the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which regulates air, water and noise pollution DECCW oversees Sydney Water, a Statutory Corporation responsible for stormwater sewerage & drinking water DECCW is the main government department responsible for protecting and caring for our environment, managing water resources and developing and coordinating programs to address the impacts of climate change in NSW.

20 Storm Water Management Storm water draining into The study area moves through SQIDS that are managed by Sydney City Council. Sydney Water manages many SQIDS that discharge stormwater into other parts of Sydney Harbour

21 Storm Water Management in the Study Area Sydney Water works in conjunction with local councils to manage stormwater quality SQID Stormwater Quality Improvement Devices. Managed by Sydney City Council under the CBD SQID Stormwater Quality Improvement Devices. Managed by Sydney Water in Blackwattle Bay

22 NSW Transport & Infrastructure Sydney Ferries is a NSW Government agency operating regular ferry passenger services on Sydney Harbour and its tributaries Sydney Ferries

23 Departments of Customs and Excise Immigration & Citizenship The Darling Harbour Cruise Berth handles international cruise ships, requiring Customs and Immigration services

24 Departments of Customs and Excise Immigration & Citizenship The International Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay handles cruise ships, requiring Customs and Immigration services

25 Sydney City Council Buildings & Facilities Parks & Reserves Public Art Streets, Cycleways & Urban Spaces City Improvements

26 Sydney City Council City Improvements City Plan Development & Building Local Action Plans Controls & Conditions Urban development

27 Sydney City Council Heritage

28 Sydney City Council Child Care Community Venues Grants, Awards, Competitions Groups & Meetings Homelessness Services Over 55 Services Services & Programs Youth Services Community Services

29 Sydney City Council Energy & Emissions Air Quality Greenhouse gases Land Waste Water Environment

30 Sydney City Council Cars, trucks, buses Cycling Motorcycles & Scooters Parking Permits Pay Parking Traffic and Parking Management

31 Sydney City Council SYDNEY 2030 Go to the Sydney City Council’s 2030 Sustainable City Plan, for more detail.2030 Sustainable City Plan Go to the Sydney City Council’s 2030 Sustainable City Plan, for more detail.2030 Sustainable City Plan

32 1. A revitalised City Centre at the heart of Global Sydney: Lively People friendly Global business centre Reconnected to the Harbour

33 2. An integrated Inner Sydney transport network:. New sustainable transport Moving people quickly and easily into & around the City Reducing congestion Linked to an improved public transport system

34 3. A liveable green network: Attractive and useable tree-lined streets connecting City parks for pedestrians and cyclists to safely experience and explore the City and its villages.

35 4. Activity Hubs as a focus for the City’s village communities and transport: Community hubs where shops, cafes, markets, libraries, government services and employment are centrally located within walking distance of every City resident.

36 5. Transformative development and sustainable renewal: Initiatives to make the City energy and water efficient, with affordable housing, high quality public space and design, and better access to essential transport choices.


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