Jacob Saulwick

Jacob Saulwick is City Editor at The Sydney Morning Herald.

Planning Minister Rob Stokes and Greater Sydney Commission chief Lucy Turnbull at a conference on urban planning in November

NSW planning laws overhauled to boost housing supply

Long-awaited changes to the state's planning laws will mean councils will determine fewer development applications, but will be responsible for more regularly and clearly devising planning controls for local areas.

Residents in the inner west protest in Pioneers Memorial Park, on Norton Street, Leichhardt. About 427 properties have ...

Property compensation higher after court hearing: analysis

Home owners who challenged the compulsory purchase of their property by government agencies in court tended to receive payments larger than what they were offered previously, according to an analysis by the NSW Parliamentary Research Service.