FriendlyJordies unpacks property’s game of mates

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  1. Trying to make a living these days doing political parody would be impossible. The material one generated in the morning would be surpassed by reality before the end of the day.

  2. Much of his video is lacking on detailed knowledge of the process for rezoning in Sydney.

    Councillors since like 2016 have almost 0 voting ability or lobbing ability to rezone land in their Council.

    Areas identified for rezoning are captured via the following:

    Strategic Planning Statement – a mostly fluff document which highlights areas of interest for higher densities
    Strategic Housing Statement – explores those areas highlighted in the Planning Statement in further detail nominated areas/streets suitable for higher density
    Master Plan – This is detailed changes in zoning block by block.

    Councillors have the ability to vote if something goes on exhibition for public consultation. They then have the ability to vote to send it to the department of planning for endorsement. NSW Planning has the final say and can rewrite anything sent to them by the Council. Councillors have 0 say on the content of these reports. By the way these docs needs to go through a Local Planning Panel before they get to Councillors to vote. (BTW Councillors can excuse themselves if they have an interest).

    Jordies seems to presume/infer the Liberal Councillor is drawing the lines on the map which isn’t the case. Madirazza should declare any interests as he voted in favour of exhibiting the Campsie Master Plan back in the 27th April meeting. If Madirazza had any association or links to property in the area he should have left the chamber.

    Overall, it is actually very easy to front run any rezoning’s once an area is identified in the Strategic Planning Statement. The Council officers who draw the lines all use the same formula.

      • It doesn’t matter, the Strategic Plans have been our for 1 year+ now, all the good sites have been bought up or if they hit the auction market sell prior to big money.

    • I'll have anotherMEMBER

      I get the feeling you aren’t familiar with Sydney’s inner west councils and their councillors. They had an ACA series running on one of them for about 2 years at one point.

      You don’t even need to be familiar, just drive through Canterbury / Ashfield / Campsie etc. No way those dumpster fires got approved without corruption.

  3. I have a feeling that the guys he is talking about are pretty much at the bottom of the food chain when it comes to ‘the system’. The real money and real corruption is higher up…. in the black beating heart of the ‘system’… the banks…..