Event Archive



PAST EVENTS - 2012 to 2014

Launch of The Ashgate Research Companion to Planning and Culture by Professor Geoffrey Gallop. Thursday 20 November 2014  6-8pm
The Hearth, Level 2, Wilkinson Building, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
148 City Road, University of Sydney
RSVP required. More information and registration here
Speakers: Peter Phibbs, MC
(Professor and Head of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Sydney), Stephen Garton (Professor and Vice Chancellor) or John Redmond (Professor and Faculty Dean), Professor Geoff Gallop (Director, Graduate School of Government, University of Sydney), Greg Young (Adjunct Associate Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Sydney) and Deborah Stevenson (Professor of Sociology, UWS)

How Big For Sydney?
An important public meeeting for concerned Sydney residents
Saturday 8 November 2pm Glebe Town Hall
Guest Speakers: Jack Mundey, Tony Recsei, Jill Green and Willaim Bourke

Urban issues and planning lecture series (Sydney-based)- hosted by Shelter NSW -
Monday 3 November 2014 (3.45 pm to 6.00 pm), Halvard Dalheim, Director – State Strategy, Dept. Planning & Environment, on Engagement with government -  how citizens can impact on urban outcomes. Registrations now open on-line or by downloading the registration form 

NICRA (Newcastle Inner City Residents Alliance) invited to present to an Upper House Inquiry on Friday 7 November 2014
Public Hearing - Planning process in Newcastle and the broader Newcastle region.
Morrow 1 Room, Novotel Newcastle Beach, 5 King Street, Newcastle
Contact: Rhia Victorino Principal Council Officer Phone 9230 2641
[email protected]

Sydney Architecture Festival 2014
Growing a Greater Sydney
Friday 7 November 2014 9am - 5pm Riverside Theatre Parramatta
Lucy Turnbull AO - Committee for Sydney, Scott Lloyd – Mayor of Parramatta, Paul Donegan - Grattan Institute, Julian Frecklington - Urban Growth, David Borger - Sydney Business Chamber, Bob Meyer AM – COX, Peter Poulet - Government Architect, Rod Simpson – University of Sydney, Simpson+Wilson
Tony Jones
from ABC’s Q & A will host and chair the concluding panel discussion
For more information and to BOOK NOW www.sydneyarchitecturefestival.org 

Community Environment Day
Your chance to hear first hand from community leaders and elected representatives
Saturday 25 October 11 am - 1pm.
Beecroft Memorial Train Park  More information here
 Visit the BPN stall.

Walk 21 Sydney 2014
International conference on walking & liveable communities
Luna Park, Sydney NSW  21 - 23 October 2014.  Registration details on website walk21sydney.com

City Conversations

A Tale of Three Cities: A journey of transformation.

Wednesday 22 October 2014 (6.30 – 8.00pm) Lower Town Hall, Sydney Town Hall
More information here

Does Heritage Have a Future?
Australian Institute of Urban Studies NSW Division
Wednesday 22 October 2014 (4.30 - 7.00pm) Grace Hotel, 77 York Street Sydney
(Corner of Clarence, King and York Streets)
Speakers: Prof Lawrence Nield, Paul Rappoport and Jennifer Hill
More information and registration here

Earth laws and regional community environmentalism
Free half day seminar Byron Bay
Presented by EDO NSW, Southern Cross University & Australian Earth Laws Alliance
Thursday 23 October 2014 (1.30 - 5pm)
Byron Bay Community Centre (upstairs), 69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
A fascinating afternoon of presentations and conversations about Earth Laws
Further information and RSVP here

Festival of Urbanism (hosted by the University of Sydney)
Wednesday 15 October to 6 November 2014
More information here

Urban issues and planning lecture series (Sydney-based)- hosted by Shelter NSW

Monday 27 October 2014 (3.45 pm to 6.00 pm), A/Prof. Nicole Gurran, Urban and Regional Planning, Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney, on Affordable housing in the urban planning context

Monday 13 October 2014 (3.45 pm to 6.00 pm), Prof. Peter Phibbs, Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney, on How the planning system works

Monday 20 October 2014 (3.45 pm to 6.00 pm), Prof. Bill Randolph, City Futures Research Centre, University of NSW, on Geography of the city – implications for understanding equity issues

SYDNEY LAUNCH of Planning for People: A Community Charter for Good Planning in NSW Thursday 18 September, 1pm, Tree of Knowledge, NSW Parliament (Domain side) 
More information here

AOS Architecture on show

  • Surry Hills - Architecture and Scale - Small is beautiful.
    Saturday 30 August (2:00 to 3:00pm)
  • Marrickville - Medium density housing in Marrickville.
    Wednesday 3 September (6:00 to 7:00pm)
  • North Sydney - In Conversation: Downsize with Style.
    Friday 5 September (6:30 to 8:30pm)
  • Parramatta - The Architect's Chair. Saturday 6 September (10:00 to 11:00am)
  • Randwick - Landscape and architecture. Thursday 11 September (6:00 to 7:30pm)
  • Newcastle - No ideas too big - No project too small.
    Wednesday 17 September (6:00 to 8:00pm)        

More information: http://www.architecture.com.au/events/state-territory/nsw-events-awards#ArchitectureonShow

E-planning Roadshow (hosted by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment)

  •   9 September – Tamworth
  • 11 September – Newcastle
  • 12 September – Wagga Wagga
  • 16 September – Parramatta
  • 18 September – Wollongong
  • 19 September – Dubbo
  • 23 September – Lismore
  • 25 September – Sydney

12.00 to 3.00pm – please feel welcome to drop in at a convenient time
(12.00 to 1.00pm – networking lunch       1.00 to 3.00pm - ePlanning Demonstration)

Registration: https://eplanningindustryroadshow.eventbrite.com.au (password is: eplanning).

Note: Registrations will close 3 business days prior to each event

City Briefing No.40: Planning, politics and community opposition to affordable housing development (hosted by the Urban Institute of Urban Studies) Wednesday 17 September, 5-6.15pm Grace Hotel, 77 York Street Sydney (corner of York, King and Clarence) More Information: http://www.aius-nsw.org/

NEWCASTLE LAUNCH of Planning for People: A Community Charter for Good Planning in NSW

Come along, join us and make Newcastle part of the NSW-wide community campaign for a Community Charter For Good Planning. Send a message to Macquarie Street. Thursday 11 September, 6.30pm, Wesley Hall, 150 Beaumont St, Hamilton More information here

Population Dynamics workshop- population growth and demographic change in inner Sydney (hosted by REDWatch) Thursday 4 September, 6-8pm The Factory Community Centre, 67 Raglan Street, Waterloo More Information: Geoff Turnbull 02 8004 1490 [email protected]    www.redwatch.org.au

The Hunter Deserves Better Rally (hosted by Newcastle community groups) Saturday 6 September, 10.30 -11.30am Civic Park, opposite the City Hall in Newcastle General Information: Gary 0438776103  David 0424517779

The Hills Shire: Infill development and125m2 blocks of land: find out what it means for you Community Meeting Thursday 28 August, 7pm for 7.30 start Glenhaven Community Centre, 76 Glenhaven Rd, Glenhaven

Sydney's Bay Precinct Urban Renewal project- Protect the Public Interest - Public Meeting (hosted by the Glebe Society) Monday 4 August 2014, 6pm Glebe Town Hall More information and RSVP here 

(Re) Thinking Urban Infrastructure - The 2014 Henry Halloran Trust Lecture Tuesday 5 August 2014, 6.30-8pm The Great Hall, University of Sydney RSVP: Kim Beecroft ([email protected] )

Workshop on Mining Economics (hosted by the Australia Institute) Monday 11 August, 6.30-8.30pm Sydney Mechanics School of the Arts Mitchell Theatre, Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney Tickets are $10, RSVP and book here. For further inquires contact Mark Ogge; [email protected]

Q&A: Urban Renewal in Newcastle (hosted by NICRA, Newcastle residents group) Friday 25 July, 7-8.30pm Hunter Room, Newcastle City Hall 290 King Street

Herring Rd, Macquarie Park, Urban Activation Precinct- Proposed Rezoning Community drop-in sessions (hosted by the Department of Planning and Environment)

  • Friday 25 July (morning), Community Centre, 1 Ivanhoe place, Macquarie Park.
  • Saturday 26 July, 10am to 1pm, Stamford Grand, North Ryde

No registration required, more information here

EcoNetwork-Port Stephens Annual General Meeting Friday 25 July 2014, 1:30-4pm Tomaree Community Centre, Salamander Way

Planning Reform without a New Planning Act? What are the options? (hosted by the Planning Research Centre, University of Sydney) Thursday 17 July 2014, 6.30-8pm New Law School Lecture Theatre 101 RSVP: Kim Beecroft ([email protected] ) More information here

Feeding the city - urban agriculture  (hosted by the Planning Institute of Australia NSW Chapter) Thursday 17 July 2014, 5.30-7.30pm, including light refreshments Bartier Perry, Level 10, 77 Castlereagh Street, Sydney More information and registration here

Sydney's second airport: cleared for take-off?  (hosted by the Australian Institute for Urban Studies) Wednesday 23 July 2014, 4.30-7pm, including network drinks Grace Hotel, 77 York Street , Sydney - corner of Clarence, King and York Members: $25, Non Members $50, Concession $25 Download a registration form here

City of Sydney Event - Architecture on Show: Architecture and Urbanity What is the potential for architecture to create lively, high density urban places? With a focus on Surry Hills, Philip Thalis, Principal of Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects, will explore this potential and highlight a number of projects his practice has completed locally. Saturday 28th June, 2-3pm Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown Street, Surry Hills 2010 Free

AIUS: Compulsory Acquisition - Private Right v Public Good Tuesday 24th June 2014, 5-6:15pm Norton Rose Fulbright Australia, Level 18, Grosvenor Place, 225 George Street Free, no RSVP required

Can You Create Liveable Cities Without Planning Controls? Lessons From Denver, Colorado Tuesday 24th June 2014, 6-7:30pm Law School Foyer, Level 2, Sydney Law School, Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney To register, click here

BYO Cinema Festival - The Human Scale Tuesday 24th June 2014, 7pm Central Park, Chippendale $10 entry

No WestCONnex - How Will Westconnex affect Annandale and Leichardt? Wednesday 25th June, 6:30-8:30pm Back room, Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, 79 Johnson Street, Annandale

Australian Population Association - Location, Location, Location: Where will Aussies Live? Monday 16th June 2014, 5-6:30pm ABS NSW Office, Level 10, 44 Market St, Sydney CBD Register at www.apansw.eventbrite.com.au

Information Session: Exempt and Complying Development Thursday 29th May 2014, 6:30-9pm The Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney RSVPs essential - [email protected]

North West Rail Link - Public Meeting Monday 5th May 2014, 7:30pm Cheltenham Recreation Club, The Crescent & Lyne Road, Cheltenham

The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute - The affordable housing industry: maximising opportunities Tuesday 13th May 2014, 8:45am - 12:30pm SMC Conference and Function Centre, 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney For more information, and to register, click here

Newcastle Institute - Redeveloping Newcastle: Why? What? How? Wednesday 14th May 2014, 7pm Newcastle City Hall, The Hunter Room For further details, click here

Newcastle Inner City Residents Alliance Community Forum Monday 14th April 2014, 7pm The Hunter Room, Newcastle Town Hall

APA Sydney Seminar - Global Connections: Perspectives on International Migration in Sydney and Australia Thursday 27th March 2014, 5-7pm ABS NSW Office, Level 10, 44 Market St, Sydney CBD For more information, and to register, click here

UNSW Built Environment - Colloquium: City Visions and Urban Design Friday 28th March 2014, 2-6pm For more information, and to register, click here

Housing Economics for Non-Economists Lecture Series (hosted by Shelter NSW) March 2014 Training room 1, Ground floor, Labor Council of NSW, 377–383 Sussex Street (near Goulburn Street), Sydney For more information, click here

Public Planning Forum - NSW Planning Reforms (hosted by the Hawkesbury Environment Network) Friday 21 March 2014, 7-9pm North Richmond Community Centre, 33 William St, North Richmond NSW 2754

Free EDO NSW Workshop in Kurri Kurri Monday 24 February 2014, 4-7pm Kurri Kurri Community Centre, 245-251 Lang St, Kurri Kurri For more information, and to register, click here

Free EDO NSW Workshop in Nelson Bay Tuesday 25 February 2014, 2-4pm Nelson Bay Bowling & Recreation Club, Stockton St, Nelson Bay For more information, and to register, click here

Free EDO NSW Workshop in Ourimbah Wednesday 26 February 2014, 5:30-7:30pm Staff Common Room, Science Offices, The University of Newcastle - Central Coast Campus, Chittaway Rd, Ourimbah For more information, and to register, click here

UNSW 2014 Semester 1 Built Environment Research Seminars - "A population distribution model for Sydney's metropolitan planning" Wednesday 26 February 2014, 12pm Room 4035, Level 4 Red Centre West Wing UNSW Sydney RSVP by Monday 24th Febrauary - Danielle Del Pizzo: [email protected]

Rudy Uytenhaak: Cities Full of Space Thursday 27 February 2014, 6:30-8pm LT101, New Law Building, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 Information & registration: http://rudyuytenhaak.eventbrite.com.au

Information Sessions - Amended Exempt and Complying Development SEPP (hosted by the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure) January - February 2014 For more information, and to register, click here

Mahla Pearlman Oration 2014 Thursday 6th March 2014, 5-7pm Sydney Law Courts, Federal Court 21A of the Law Courts Building, Queens Square, Sydney For more information, click here

City Briefing 38 - "The next ten years, getting more out of a smaller cloth" (hosted by the Autsralian Institute for Urban Studies) Wednesday 12 March 2014, 5-6:15pm Bartier Perry, Level 10, 77 Castlereagh St Free, no registration required

Public Rally - No WestConnex  (hosted by Westcon Community Action Groups) Sunday 9 February 2014, 3-5pm Ashfield Park For more information, click here

Forum on new NSW Planning Legislation  (hosted by the National Trust Vienna Committee and the Hunters Hill Trust) Sunday 16 February 2014, 2:30pm Hunters Hill RSL Hall, 38 Alexandra St Free Admission; enquiries to John Birch at [email protected]  

Social, Public & Affordable Housing NSW Inquiry Roundtable (hosted by REDWatch) Thursday 6 February 2014, 6pm The Factory Community Centre, 67 Raglan Street, Waterloo More information: [email protected]

Public Lecture: How can the design of our cities support human health and sustainability? Wednesday 4th December, 6:30 - 7:30pm The Barnet Long Room, Customs House Level One, 31 Alfred St, Circular Quay RSVP: Danielle Del Pizzo - [email protected]

2013 State of Australian Cities Conference 26-29th November 2013 For more information and to RSVP click here

Crowdshare Sydney: International Panel on Engaging the Bottom-Up-Opensource-Tactical City Thursday 14 November 2013, 6:30pm UTS School of Architecture Foyer, L5, 702-730 Harris St, Ultimo Free, register at http://crowdshareinternational.eventbrite.com/

New homelessness research (led by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute)  Thursday 14 November 2013, 1:30 - 4:00pm Rydges World Square, Ballroom 1, 389 Pitt Street, Sydney $45 excluding GST To register, go to http://www.cvent.com/d/64qj55 

The Inaugural Henry Halloran Lecture: 'Opportunity and Housing Markets in Sydney and Detroit: More Alike than Meets the Eye?' 21st November 2013, 6:30pm New Law School Lecture Theatre 101, University of Sydney RSVP Kim Beecroft: [email protected]

Nature in the Balance – The NSW Planning Bills (led by EcoNetwork – Port Stephens Inc.) Presentation by James Ryan, Cessnock City Councillor and Executive Member of the Nature Conservation Council Wednesday 27 November 2013, 6.30pm Tomaree Library – Boronia Room, Salamander Free, For further information, contact 0403 036 0070403 036 007  or 0423 024 8190403 036 007 

CROWDSHARE SYDNEY Public Panel Series on Participation in Sydney // Weekly August-November 2013 Coordinated and Chaired by Dr Joanne Jakovich, hosted by UTS School of Architecture Sponsored by NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure For more information, go to: http://crowdsharesydney.org/

Illawarra Regional Strategy Discussion Paper- Community Forums (led by the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure) Various dates in October starting from 15 October 2013 For more information and to register, click here

Grattan Institute - Renovating Housing Policy 7th November 2013, 6-7:30pm NSW Trade & Investment Centre Level 47, MLC Centre To RSVP, click here

NSW Heritage Network Inc. Community Guide Launch 10th November 2013, 11:30am Linnwood House, 25 Byron Road, Guildford Free, RSVP by 7th November to [email protected]

NSW Planning Law Seminar hosted by the Brothers and Sisters in Law (BASIL) 31st October 2013, 3pm Pitcher Partners, Level 12, MLC Center, 19 Martin Place Cost $70, RSVP [email protected]

AIUS 2013 Seminar Series - Planning Cultural Change 31st October 2013, 5-7pm Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney, 1st Floor To RSVP click here

Nature Conservation Council of NSW Annual Conference 19-20th October 2013 Program of keynote speakers, panel discussions and workshops on the NCC website. Note: the first day of the conference is open to the public and the second day will be an AGM for NCC members. RSVP is essential by 8th October, click here to register.

Coal Terminal Action Group People's Hearing 15th October 2013, 6pm Newcastle City Hall For further information and to RSVP click here or here

Public meeting (hosted by Correct Planning & Consultation for Mayfield Group) 12th October, 10 am to Noon. Mayfield East Public School Cnr Crebert & Ingall Sts, Mayfield Enquiries to:[email protected] Free, no RSVPs needed

Planning Banner Launch in Castlecrag Community groups at Castlecrag will launch a banner to draw attention to the 
draft NSW planning reforms that threaten communities’ rights. Friday 11 October 2013, 9.40am for 10.00am media launch Corner of Edinburgh Road and Eastern Valley Way, Castlecrag Free, no RSVP needed

Urban Taskforce EcoDenCity - Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Level 32 Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Pl, Sydney 9:30am-11am, Thursday 26 September 2013 Free, RSVP by 19 September - 02 9238 395502 9238 3955 

Minister Hazzard on NSW Planning Reforms - Webster Lecture Theatre, Veterinary Science Conference Centre, Regimental Crescent 6pm for 6:30 start, Thursday 26 September 2013 Free, RSVP by 25 September -  [email protected]

Nature Conservation Council of NSW Discussion on NSW Planning Laws The Commons, 150 Beaumont Street Hamilton 7pm, Monday 30 September 2013 Free, No RSVP needed

City Briefing 37: How is Sydney travelling? Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney, 1st Floor 5pm, Thursday 12 September 2013 Enquiries: Dr. Bob Solomon - [email protected]

Rally - "Blue Mountains - not a suburb of Sydney!" Faulconbridge railway station commuter carpark (enter from Railway Ave of Great Western Hwy) 2pm, Sunday 25 August 2013 Free, no RSVP needed

2013 NSW Local Government Planners' Network Forum - NEW directions: taking planning into the next generation Parklands Resort & Conference Centre, Mudgee Wednesday 28 - Friday 30 August 2013 For more info: www.planning.org.au/nsw

Festival of Environmental Ideas Turramurra Uniting Church Hall, 10 Turramurra Ave, Turramurra 12-6pm, Saturday 31 August 2013 Free, no RSVP needed https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1phj5J6584wQnlPdVBBTXc2OVk/edit?usp=sharing

Public Forum (hosted by the Ku-Ring-Gai Preservation Trust), including presentation by film-maker Dennis Grosvenor, Director of the widely acclaimed State of Siege Killara Uniting Church Hall (Cnr Arnold St & Karranga Ave)  8pm, Wednesday 21 August 2013 Free, no RSVP needed

City Briefing 36: Giving cities a cultural life Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney, 1st Floor 5pm, Wednesday 14 August 2013 Enquiries: Dr. Bob Solomon - [email protected]

Giovanni Cirillo Lecture Invitation - 'A critique of the culture of planning in NSW' ALT 1, Wilkinson Building, University of Sydney 6:30pm, Monday 12 August 2013

REDWatch Monthly Meeting: 'Density - Must it be high-rise?' The Factory Community Centre, 67 Raglan St Waterloo Thursday 1st August, 6-8pm More information - 8004 1490

HAWKESBURY 'Threat to Rural Lifestyle' Community Forum Panthers North, Richmond Thursday 18th July 2013, 7:30pm More information - 4572 2349

STOP THE DESTRUCTION OF WINDSOR BRIDGE public rally and family event Thompson Square, Windsor Sunday 21 July, 12pm More information: www.cawb.weebly.com

PENRITH Community Consultation Forums on the draft Metro Strategy for Sydney (led by the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure Panthers Event Centre Saturday 13 July at 9:30am and 1pm To register, call 1300 305 6951300 305 695 

WILLOUGHBY Screening of Stage of Siege (hosted by the Willoughby Environmental Protection Association) State of Siege is a powerful film about power and influence in planning and development decisions. Come along to this free screening and hear what the film-maker has to say about his reasons for making the film and his experience of the power of developers in NSW. Glenaeon School Hall, 121 Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag Tuesday 16 July 2013, 8pm More information - www.wepa.org.au or call 9438 4073.

INNER CITY Roundtable Discussion: 'NIMBYs: The Good.. The Bad... The Ugly' (hosted by REDWatch) Factory Community Centre, 67 Raglan Street, Waterloo Thursday 4 July 2013, 6pm For more information, Geoffrey Turnbull:  02 8004 1490

PITTWATER BPN Community Forum on the NSW Planning Reforms (hosted by the People for Pittwater and the Clareville and Bilgola Beach Residents Association) Mona Vale Memorial Hall, Village Park, Mona Vale Tuesday 25 June 2013, 7pm Free, No RSVP needed

GOSFORD Community Forum on the NSW Planning Reforms St Marys (Blackett) Church, 3 Mann St, Gosford Friday 21 June 2013, 6:30pm Free, No RSVP needed

ASHFIELD Community Briefing Session: Have you heard about the proposed changes to Planning? (hosted by Ashfield Council) Community Room (Ground Floor), Ashfield Civic Centre, 260 Liverpool Rd Ashfield Tuesday 18 June 2013, 7pm Free, No RSVP needed 

WARRINGAH Community Workshop - NSW Planning White Paper (hosted by Warringah Council) Council Chambers, Civic Centre, Dee Why Wednesday 19 June 2013, 6-7:30pm RSVP 9942 2111

WILLOUGHBY Community Briefing Session - New Planning Laws That Will Affect You (hosted by Willoughby City Council) Willoughby City Council, 31 Victor St, Chatswood Wednesday 19 June, 7pm Free, reservation required: contact Willoughby Council on 9777 1000

RANDWICK Community Workshop - NSW Planning White Paper (hosted by Randwick City Council) Randwick Town Hall, 30 Frances Street, Randwick Thursday 20 June 2013, 6-8pm RSVP 9399 0992

Urban Conversations: Your Voice, Your City City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney Thursday 20 June 2013, 6pm Bookings needed: www.cityrecitalhall.com

CASTLECRAG Fair One of our affiliates has kindly offered for BPN to be part of their stall at the Castlecrag Fair, Castlecrag shops, Edinburgh Rd.  Drop in and see us. Sunday 16 June , 10am-3pm

CESSNOCK Public Meeting on White Paper (led by Cessnock City Council) Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, 198-202 Vincent St, Cessnock Thursday 13 June 2013, 6-8pm Free, RSVPs to: [email protected]

AIUS City Briefing 35 - Is the CBD an outmoded concept? Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney, 1st Floor Thursday 13 June 2013, 5pm No RSVP needed, free

UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY Public Meeting on the NSW Planning Reforms (hosted by the Sydney University Design Association) ALT2 (Lecture Theatre 2 on Level 2 of the Wilkinson Building) Friday 14 June 2013, 12-1pm Free, no RSVP needed

HAWKESBURY Meeting on the NSW Planning Reforms (led by Hawkesbury City Council) Tebbutt Room at the Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street, Windsor Wednesday 12 June 2013, 7:30pmNo RSVP needed, free 

Public Meeting on the NSW Planning Reforms (hosted by the Bellingen Environment Centre) Bellingen Uniting Church Tuesday 4 June 2013,10am Free, enquiries to Caroline on Ph: 0409 996 4230409 996 423 

Public Meeting - Is Hunter's Hill Under Threat? (hosted by Hunter's Hill Council) Hunter's Hill Town Hall Thursday 6 June 2013,7pm No RSVP needed, free 

Duttons Tavern - 'Gosford Politics in the Pub' 161 Mann St, Gosford Thursday 6 June 2013, 6pm No RSVP needed, free

Meeting: Koolewong Point Clare Tascott Progress Association Point Clare Community Hall (Opposite the Point Clare Train Station) Thursday 6 June 2013, 7:45pm Enquiries: Rendall Wagner: 0438 363 1080438 363 108 

Better Planning Network Community Planning Forum Co-hosted by the Hon. Brad Hazzard, MP, the Hon. Luke Foley, MLC, Mr David Shoebridge, MLC, Reverend the Hon. Fred Nile, MLC and Mr Alex Greenwich, MP Opening by the Hon. Brad Hazzard, MP, NSW Minister for Planning and Infrastructure Master of Ceremonies: Quentin Demspter NSW Parliament Theatrette Monday 20 May 2013, 10am-3pm

Public Meeting on the NSW Planning Reforms (hosted by the Stringybark Creek, Lane Cove North, Lane Cove West, Riverview and Northwood Resident Associations) Lane Cove Council, The Cove Room, 48 Longueville Rd, Lane Cove Thursday 30 May, 7-9pm No RSVP needed, free 

Public Meeting on the NSW Planning Reforms (hosted by the Greenwich Community Association Inc.) Greenwich Senior Citizens Centre, Rear of Greenwich Library, 46 Greenwich Rd, Greenwich Wednesday 29 May 2013, 7pm Free, RSVP to [email protected]  

Public Meeting on the NSW Planning Reforms and Metro Strategy for Sydney (co-hosted by REDWatch and Alexandria Residents Action Group) Redfern Town Hall, 73 Pitt St, Redfern Monday 27 May 2013, 6.30pm No RSVP needed, free

Public Meeting on the NSW Planning Reforms (co-hosted by the Glebe Society Inc, Pyrmont Action and Ultimo Village Voice) Glebe Town Hall, 160 St Johns Rd, Glebe Thursday 16 May 2013, 7pm No RSVP needed, free

Public Meeting on the White Paper (co-hosted by the Castlecrag Progress Association and the Willoughby Environmental Protection Association) The Marion Mahony Griffin Hall, Glenaeon School, 121 Edinburgh Road ,Castlecrag Tuesday 14 May 2013, 7.30 for 8pm start No RSVP needed, free

Chippendale/Darlington/Inner city FORUM- New Planning System and Metro Strategy Pine Street Creative Arts Centre 64 Pine Street, Chippendale Monday 13 May 2013, 7pm No RSVP needed, free 

BPN General Meeting Lane Cove Tennis Club, Blaxland Corner, Kenneth St and River Rd 7pm, Tuesday 7 May 2013

Public Meeting on Urban Activation Precincts (including BPN presentation) Truscott Public School, Truscott St, North Ryde 6-8pm, Wednesday 24 April 2013 Event details

West Pymble Chamber of Commerce Political Forum (including presentation by BPN) 10-12.30pm, Saturday 20 April West Pymble Shops, Phillip Mall, Kendall St, West Pymble

Hunters Hill Trust AGM (including presentation by BPN) 6:30 pm, Thursday 18 April RSL Hall, Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill

Friends of Ku-Rin-Gai Environment Public Meeting 20 March 2013, 8pm Event details

Western Sydney NSW Planning Community Forum Parramatta Town Hall 7 March 2013 Western Sydney community forum on the NSW Planning Review Event Details

Better Planning Network Community Participation Workshop Lane Cove Civic Centre Monday 19th November Event Details

Planning Changes: What it means to you! Tuesday 23rd October Redfern Town Hall Flyer

Lane Cove Sustainability Lane One of our Affiliates has kindly offered us their stall at Lane Cove Sustainability Lane. Drop in and see us. Sunday 14th October CallSend SMSAdd to SkypeYou'll need Skype CreditFree via Skype