Crazy Murdoch: paving the path to demonise Councils... and eventually remove Councils from the face of the earth by a Liberal Government. When one reads the small print, one should be horrified:
First it's not ALL COUNCILS that require something that, by and large, makes sense. Most of the rabbits warrens that rabid developers call apartments are far too small and with ceilings that are far too low. "Up to" 30 square metres extra is responsible and reasonable planning for the future.
When looking at the figures from page two, it's mostly the South Sydney and inner west region where the "demands" by councils are "most noted" by the paper... These are areas where LABOR voters mostly live...
In other suburbs like Vaucluse (CONservative), people can afford three bedroom apartments the size of football fields, or in local parlance the size of polo grounds — with room for a swimming pool and a pony). A three bedroom apartment is 95 square metres according to "State regulations"... And because most of the new units are close to public transport in the South and West, they don't need a car park... I believe that according to the Liberals (CONservatives) the also don't need access to the NBN... According to Gus, all new apartments should be wired for the connection to the NBN. Eventually that would save on transport to a working station in the city...
Even in Hong Kong, some three bedroom apartments are around 3000 square feet or 275 square metres... the average seems to be 130 square metres, which is basically the size "SOME" councils demand.
One can smell the sulphur from Uncle Rupe trying to demonise Councils, paving the way for a rotten Charlie called Tony to wipe them out... Most councils are doing a FAR BETTER job at managing people in their local areas than holus bolus state governments which pander for political parties, first and foremost...