Urban planning community

+ Reply to thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: open space planning

  1. #1
    Member
    Registered
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    4

    open space planning

    I'm a brand new user from Oz - the great southern land. Town planner / landscape architect / rapidly ageing surf fanatic (the wet stuff not the ether).

    I'm currently responding to a brief from DIPNR (our esteemed planning authority in the state of New South Wales) for strategic planning for a significant open space corridor in the outer suburbs of Sydney. One of the requisite areas of assessment listed in the brief is "High level knowledge of current trends in open space development and management." Now my level of knowledge in this area is as high as the next man's but can any body help me with sites that are at the cutting edge?

    Would much appreciate any leads.

  2. #2
    Cyburbian michaelskis's avatar
    Registered
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Someplace between yesterday and tomorrow.
    Posts
    12,444
    Some places have zoning requirements and uses that preserve open space (such as farming, preserve, or natural recreation). Having an understanding of how the text can be used to prevent further development, as well as the skills necessary to convince local governments, commissions, boards, citizens, and developers that this is a good thing.
    Last edited by michaelskis; 12 Mar 2004 at 10:48 AM.
    Not my monkey, not my circus. - Old Polish Proverb

  3. #3
    Cyburbian The One's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Where Valley Fever Lives
    Posts
    7,221

    Conservation Easements Are In

    Hello OZ,

    Conservation easements are in, certainly one's that allow tax credits or write off's. I don't know how your system of tax collections works, but this is a hot topic here in the states. Many states now have tax credits in the form of property tax credits or discounts. In Loudon County Virginia, you can sign a 5,7 or 10 year easement agreement on your land in exchange for discounted tax bills every year. If you build on the land before the end of the easement obligation, you then pay back taxes with interest as a penalty....

    In Colorado tax credits are recent and used with conservation easements that allow large areas to be protected in exchange for tax relief of some kind....depends on value of land....Good Luck...

  4. #4
    Member
    Registered
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    4

    open space Q from OZ

    thanks for the tips.

+ Reply to thread

More at Cyburbia

  1. Non-permanent open space
    Land Use and Zoning
    Replies: 12
    Last post: 15 Apr 2010, 12:42 PM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last post: 25 Sep 2008, 8:09 AM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last post: 23 Nov 2005, 12:26 PM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last post: 16 Jun 2005, 5:09 AM
  5. Open Space Dispute
    Friday Afternoon Club
    Replies: 6
    Last post: 18 Nov 2003, 1:57 PM