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

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

Planning & development

Jo Haylen, Member for Summer Hill, welcomed news that the Inner West Council has moved to support the transformation of the Sydenham Station Precinct into a creative hub.

November 03, 2016

Planning & development

Jo Haylen, Member for Summer Hill, today expressed fears that hundreds of extra cars will be pumped onto local streets when lanes of traffic close on Parramatta Road this Sunday.

September 15, 2016

Planning & development

The Government is pumping density all through the inner west but there's no sign of planning for the community infrastructure we need.

September 07, 2016

Planning & development

Mike Baird’s nice-ification of Sydney is threatening our claim as Australia’s global city.

September 02, 2016