Clover Moore – Avoiding The Slums Of The Future Building apartments that are small and badly designed might be what some property developers want, but it is no good for the people who actually buy and live in them.
In the 1990s, apartment design in Sydney had become so bad the NSW Government had to step in to fix the problem and stop developers building the slums of the future.

So it’s hard to sympathise with the confected outrage from Chris Johnson and his developer lobby group Urban Taskforce. Complaints about councils creating ‘red tape’ on their developments is a classic case of putting dollars before sense.

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(An edited version of the article was published in the Daily Telegraph on Tuesday 27 August)