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

These are draft plans, however, nothing has been done to limit land and property speculation – Developers are being given free reign by their friends in the Baird Government.

November 26, 2015

Planning & development

Jo Haylen, the Member for Summer Hill, today congratulated Marrickville Council on plans for a raised shared zone between Petersham and Marrickville Roads in Marrickville and to close the street once a month during daylight-savings hours to promote night-time dining and entertainment.

November 24, 2015

Planning & development

On Saturday 28 November, Jo Haylen will hold a public meeting with residents concerned about the proposed rezoning of the Chubb and Tyres 4 U sites on Milton Street, Ashbury. 

November 19, 2015

Planning & development

This bill will put an end to the abuse of sunset clauses by unscrupulous developers and it will help buyers and homeowners; but the Government can and must go further to change the culture that sacrifices our communities for greed and profit.

November 17, 2015

Planning & development

A one-size-fits-all plan for excessive high-rise development is not the right approach. We can and must do better.

October 29, 2015

Planning & development

Jo Haylen, the Member for Summer Hill, today called on the Government to extend the consultation timeline for the Sydenham to Bankstown urban renewal corridor and to ensure information about the proposed plans is available for the community.

October 21, 2015

Planning & development

If the Government wants to pit developers against residents in the fight for affordable housing, I will stand with the elderly, families and the most vulnerable in our community.

October 20, 2015

Planning & development

Jo Haylen, Member for Summer Hill made a speech in the NSW Parliament on 13 October 2015 about the heritage values of the suburb of Haberfield in her electorate and the impact of the Westconnex M4 East on Haberfield's heritage.

October 13, 2015

Planning & development

Jo Haylen MP, Member for Summer Hill, has demanded the Baird Government scrap plans to sell or lease land at TAFE campuses across the state, condemning the move as another example of selling public assets for short-term gain.

September 17, 2015

Planning & development

The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Westconnex, released today, is damning of the project’s impacts on the unique heritage value of Haberfield, Australia’s oldest garden suburb.

September 09, 2015