As our suburbs grow, we must fight to protect their unique heritage and character, as well as for the community infrastructure we rely on. Jo is fighting for a planning system that puts people before profit.

Planning & development

Jo Haylen, Member for Summer Hill, has welcomed NSW Labor’s announcement of a plan to protect heritage as a huge win for the irreplaceable conservation value of the Inner West.

April 19, 2017

Planning & development

We must endeavour to undertake coordinated and sustainable strategic planning and the District Plans provide a unique opportunity to action this goal. We have to get this planning right.

March 31, 2017

Planning & development

I would like to raise a number of objections to proposals for the exhaust stack depicted in the recently released Draft addendum to the M4 East Urban Design and Landscape Plan. 

March 22, 2017

Planning & development

Ashbury residents are frustrated with the existing community consultation process in planning, which left them excluded from consultation around the Chubb and Tyres 4 U site planning proposals.

February 23, 2017

Planning & development

The Government has sold of $650 million worth of social housing in NSW over the past two years, including $5.93 million of assets flogged off in the Inner West.

January 23, 2017

Planning & development

The best cities in the world are safe AND fun. Jo Haylen, Member for Summer Hill, and Darcy Byrne, former Mayor of Leichhardt, today welcomed NSW Labor's plan to save live music in Sydney. 

December 10, 2016

Planning & development

The proposed developments - known as the Victoria Road Precinct - go too far and asks too much of the surrounding community.

November 21, 2016

Planning & development

Jo Haylen, Member for Summer Hill, today raised concerns about the Greater Sydney Commission’s plans for the inner west.

The Commission released its draft plans for Sydney earlier today, indicating rapid increases in density across the South, West and Inner West of Sydney, with few details on community infrastructure including schools and open spaces.

The plans are open for community feedback until March 2017. 

November 21, 2016

Planning & development

The Baird Government's Biodiversity Bill shows that they do not care one iota about our environment. Baird's environmental vandalism will have lasting impacts on our state. 

November 16, 2016

Planning & development

The strategy relies on Westconnex taking cars off Parramatta Road but it’s only the Government that thinks Westconnex will work.

November 09, 2016